Fine Art Floral Takes Center Stage

For today’s card, I’m letting the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper take center stage.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Fine Art Floral Designer Paper, Art Gallery Stamp Set,Floral Gallery Dies, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon,Stitched Rectangles Die, Old World Paper embossing; #thinkingofyoucards #fineartfloral #artgallery #floralgallery #oldworldpaper #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #stampinup #stampinup2021 #jan-june2021minicatalog #sab2021 #sumohr #aromasandart.com

Fine Art Floral

 

The Fine Art Floral Designer Paper is very unique, yet easy to create a card using it as the focal point. Isn’t the photography of this hand-painted paper amazing?

I cut two rectangles, the floral and its blue (Pool Party), reverse side, with a 4″ X 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangles Die. Then, I backed both with cardstock for thickness.

 

Beneath the two rectangles is a layer of Smoky Slate Cardstock, cut with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die, and embossed with the Old World Paper Embossing Folder.

The three layers are glued to a Smoky Slate card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

Prior to gluing the layers to the card base, I tied the floral layer with Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Now I’m laughing, seeing how it matches the embossed background.

The last step was adding the sentiment, Thinking of you,” from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. I stamped it in Basic Gray Ink on Thick Basic White Cardstock, cut with a Floral Gallery Die, and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. I love the perforated edge of this label!

 

 

My layout is from Fab Friday.

 

My January Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( 9YBJS4NM ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of January, and I will send the Whale Of A Time Sequins to you in February.

You will love the colors, plus there are little shells that will go perfectly with the Sand & Sea Suite, pages 40-42 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

 

My January Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a $20.00 or less, Stampin’ Up! item of your choice. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in January.  I’ll announce the winner February 1st.

$20.00

 

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During this time (January & February), you can choose your $125 Starter Kit for only $99. Plus, you’ll get a FREE exclusive BONUS gift from the upcoming catalog — an assortment of 6″X 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper, 200 sheets!
Did you know that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not pursuing the business? They appreciate Stampin’ Up! products, like you do, and enjoy the 20% discount. The addition of the stacks of  6X6 Designer Paper during Sale-A-Bration is an added incentive, giving the kit a $182.50 value. 
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You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a delightful day!

 

Please note: Stampin’ Up’s white cardstock is no longer Whisper White. It is now Basic White, and there are new numbers for ordering.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

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True Love Color Challenge

Stampin’ Blends can provide hours of coloring fun, and that’s what happened with today’s card. It took about an hour to color our soon-to-be-released, black and white, True Love Designer Paper. It’s a wonderful experience, if you love coloring, but not recommended if you aren’t so inclined.

This designer paper is on page 11 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, and can be ordered January 5, 2021. The paper I used for photographing is True Love Designer Paper also.

By Su Mohr for FF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: True Love Designer Paper, Stampin' Blends, Ornate Frames Dies; #thankyoucards #coloring #adultcoloring #flowers #flowersoncards #Truelovepaper #blackandwhitepaper #stampinup #jan-june2021 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

True Love Color

 

My colors were determined by the color challenge at Fab Friday. I substituted Flirty Flamingo for Blushing Bride, and Old Olive for Pear Pizzazz, since I didn’t have the exact colors in Stampin’ Blends.

 

 

After cutting a 4″ X 5 1/4″ section of True Love Designer Paper, I used Light Seaside Spray to color the area around all of the flowers. I tried to keep an even movement without going over what I colored, because it gets darker the second time it’s colored.

Next, I colored the leaves; first with Light Old Olive, then the base of the leaves and some veining with Light Shaded Spruce, and a second time with Light Old Olive. 

The flowers vary with shades of Light and Dark Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo, but always with the lighter shade first, followed by the darker shade, and ending with the lighter shade. I colored one flower at a time for easier blending. The centers of the flowers are Light Old Olive.

 

I glued my colored, True Love Designer Paper, to a Seaside Spray card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″) blending with the background of the flowers.

Since I  always need thank you cards, I decided on this sentiment from the Someone Special Stamp Set. It was stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, cut with an Ornate Frames Die from Whisper White Cardstock, and attached with Dimensionals.

 

Here is another card using True Love Designer Paper that I posted a few days ago. You can click on it for the details.

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.co to go to my blog for details! Featuring: True Love Designer Paper, Stampin' Blends, Ornate Layers Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set; #truelove #hearts #heartsoncards #coloring #black&white #valentines #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup #SAB2021 #jan-june2021 #stampinup2021

Colored Heart

 

You can click here to see the list of retiring items from the Year-End Closeout, December 8th – January 4th. Order early, before things sell out. The list is long, but to make it easier, it’s in order by page number (August-December 2020 Mini Catalog).

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

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Click here to see the Refreshed Clearance (under Sales & Specials)

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 


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Art Gallery Sneak Peek and Giant Year-End Closeout

Before seeing today’s card, I don’t want you to miss the Giant Year-End Closeout.

You can click here to see the list of retiring items. The Year-End Closeout begins TODAY December 8th, ending January 4th. Order early, before things sell out. The list is long, but to make it easier, it’s in order by page number (August-December 2020 Mini Catalog).

 

Now, for today’s sneak peek of exciting, new products! When you live in a card-making world, you find inspiration everywhere! For instance, I was admiring my daughter’s blouse, and the new Art Gallery Bundle came to mind. This bundle is on the front cover of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, and sure to be a favorite. I combined it with a sketch, and this card developed.

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop and FF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Heartwarming Hugs paper, Art Gallery Stamp Set, Floral Gallery Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Subtle Texture embossing; #inspiration #artgallery #floralgallery #jan-junemini2021catalog #2021catalog #2021stampinup #cardtechniques #cardinstruction #bloghops #flowersoncards #ideasforcards #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting

“thinking of you”

 

Balmy Blue Ink was my color choice to design background paper with an Art Gallery stamp. It was easy to stamp six rows of this beautiful image on Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, and glue the layer to a Balmy Blue card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

Then, I used the largest, straight edge, Layering Squares Die to cut Balmy Blue Cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

 

Next, I used the second largest, straight edge, Layering Circles Die to cut Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper in the red stripe, just like my daughter’s blouse. 

 

The flower on top of the circle was created with two stamps from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, Balmy Blue Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, and a Floral Gallery Die. The die, pictured in the first photo, made the flower very easy to cut, and attach with Dimensionals.

 

I hadn’t forgotten Poppy Moments Dies, a current Annual Catalog favorite, and I used one of the dies to cut the stamen from Night Of Navy Cardstock.

The sentiment, “I’m thinking of you,” is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, stamped in Night Of Navy Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a Floral Gallery Die. I backed it with Night Of Navy Cardstock, 2 3/4″ X 1/2″, so the detailed edge would stand out, as well as match the stamen. You can see the current supplies in my Product List below.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek of the Art Gallery Bundle, which will be available January 5, 2021. This is just part of the gorgeous Fine Art Floral Suite on pages 32-34 in the upcoming catalog.

 

Thank you for the inspiration!

 

Here is the sketch:

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

I just learned, there is also a Clearance Rack refresh with lots of new items added. Click my shop button, then look for “clearance.”

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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Quick & Easy Dragonfly Garden #onstageathome

I’m having more fun with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and Dandy Garden Designer Paper. Both will be available to Demonstrators December 1, 2020, and customers January 5, 2021. If you’d like to join Strampin’ Up!, and order early from the 2021 January-June, Mini Catalog, I’d love for you to be a part of my Dream Makers Team. Just click on the button below.

By Su Mohr for Fab Friday; Dragonfly Garden, Dragonflies Punch, Dandy Garden Designer Paper, Ornate Layers Dies; #quick&easycards #cardtechniques #colorcombos #dandygarden #dragonflygarden #dragonfliespunch #dandygarden #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #onstageathome #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #inktostamp

“Ink to stamp” Dragonfly

 

Today’s card is great for beginners, because it’s quick and easy, especially if you eliminated the die-cut border. But, since I have the Ornate Layers Dies, I used the largest one for cutting a piece of Dandy Garden Designer Paper. Isn’t the paper wonderful, with all the tiny, Bumblebee colored, dandelions?

 

Next, I stamped the foliage, and sentiment, from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set, in Cinnamon Cider Ink.

After adding a bit of color to the flowers with a Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker, I glued the layer to a Mint Macaron card base, 8 1/2” X 5 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4”.

 

The dragonfly was colored using the “ink to stamp” technique on the Stamparatus. I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cinnamon Cider (body) and Mint Macron (wings). The dragonfly was cut using the Dragonflies Punch, attached with Dimensionals, and my card was complete.

 

I was inspired by the colors at Fab Friday.

 

My November Host Code Gift  

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:


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1. Dragonfly Garden #onstageathome

It was so much fun attending Stampin’ Up’s Virtual On Stage, November 5-7. Attendees were able to purchase the Dragonfly Garden Bundle ahead of time, so we could make cards together, as if we were “in person.”

This is one of the new bundles that is in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog, being released to customers January 5, 2021. It won’t be in my store until then, however, the additional supplies are in my Product List below.

For a different look, I created today’s card using a die-cut sentiment and some embossing, along with the Dragonfly Garden items used at On Stage.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and #onstageathome; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dragonfly Garden Bundle, Dragonflies Punch, Dandy Garden Designer Paper, Well Written Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing; #dragonflygarden #dandygarden #dragonflies #dragonfliesoncards #dragonflypunch #onstageathome #thankyoucards #wellwrittendies #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #cardsketches #alternativecards

1. Dragonfly Garden Alternative

 

I began today’s card with a Blackberry Bliss card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I remember when I first joined Stampin’ Up!, five years ago, Blackberry Bliss had been discontinued, and everyone was wishing it would return. Well, it did, and I’m happy it’s one of the featured colors in this Dandy Garden Suite.

The next layer is Mossy Meadow, 3 3/4″ X 5″, which I embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

 

The colorful print and stripe are Dandy Garden Designer Paper. The print is 2 1/2″ X 4″, and the stripe is 1″ X 3″, which I glued together before gluing to the Mossy Meadow layer.

The dragonfly is also from Dandy Garden Designer Paper, which I cut using the Dragonflies Punch. I love it when Stampin’ Up! matches the paper to the punch.

 

The sentiment, “thanks” was cut from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, cut with a Well Written Die. The dragonfly was layered for thickness, and attached with Dimensionals; “thanks” was layered, but glued flat.

It’s so much fun working with new products. I’ll be sharing more alternative cards with this bundle, already scheduled for Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.

 

The sketch from Fab Friday was used for today’s card.

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the new products, join my Dream Makers Team, so you can order December 1!

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Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!


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The Spider’s Halloween Card

I saw this on Facebook, and thought it was so funny, I wanted to share it with you. 

 

But, in the spirit of Halloween, I needed to make one last Halloween card, or I should say, the spiders did!

The three, very, scary, spiders crawled out of the Little Treat Box Die Set (cut from Basic Black Cardstock). They began weaving a web and a sentiment from the Festive Corners Stamp Set, using Memento Black Ink and lots of ingenuity. Don’t you love the way “trick or treat-happy halloween” goes around the corner? They even figured out how to use the Stamparatus for perfect placement.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Treat Box Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Festive Corners Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #halloween #halloweencards #spiders #spidersoncards #boooncards #festivecorners #littletreatbox #playfulalphabet #trickortreat #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020

Spider’s Halloween Card

 

The spiders chose Highland Heather Cardstock, using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting. This was layered on a Granny Apple Green card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), and the top layer, Garden Green Cardstock, was cut with a smaller Stitched Rectangles Die (3 1/2″ X 2 1/4″).

 

Knowing that “BOO!” was a favorite Halloween word, they used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut the word from Regals 6 X 6 Designer Paper (because it had Pumpkin Pie dotted paper). And, they cleverly used Foam Adhesive Sheets, to give the letters, and exclamation point, dimension. 

 

I think the spiders did an impressive job, but they did lose an “o” from the Playful Alphabet Set. It’s a good thing many of the letters in the set are duplicated, because it’s one of my favorite sets for card making.

 

I was inspired by the theme at TGIF.

And, the colors at Fab Friday.

 

My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.

 

My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner November 1st.

 

Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!

 

 

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Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


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