Birds & Branches

If you like birds, you’ll LOVE the Birds & Branches Bundle! I have the bundle pictured in my Product List below, and I’m not even showing the stamp set and die set separately, because you really need both. Plus, the bundle gives you a 10% savings.

Today’s card is monochromatic, with the exception of the flowers.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Birds & Branches Stamp Set, Birds & More Dies, Bird & More Bundle; In Good Taste Designer Paper; #thankyoucards #birds&more #birds&branches #freeasabird #birdsoncards #triangles #trianglesoncards #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #cardchallenges

Birds & Triangles

 

 

Instructions

Cut Gray Granite Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″, making your card base.

Creating the triangles is a bit tricky. Cut a piece of In Good Taste Designer Paper a “smidge” smaller than the card front, so, 1/16th” smaller than 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. Using your Paper Trimmer, line up the points with the track, and slice it from corner to corner.

Turn the paper, holding the halves together, line up the points, and make a second cut. It should look like this.

Glue the top and bottom triangles to the card front. Save the other two pieces for another card. Pretty cool, huh?

Stamp the two birds from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set in Gray Granite Ink, and cut with the Birds & More Dies. Also, stamp the feet for the bottom bird, cut with the die, and glue to his backside.

Place two Dimensionals on each bird.

 

Use the Birds & More Die to cut the branch from Gray Granite Cardstock. Before gluing the branch to the card front, glue the top bird to that one leaf, then remove the Dimensional backings, and attach the branch and one bird. Then, you can attach the bottom bird.

 

The pretty flower is also from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set. Stamp three flowers in Rococo  Rose (I “stamped off” for a lighter shade) on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a Birds & More Die. Attach with Dimensionals, and add Woven Threads Sequins to the centers.

The sentiment is from our other great bird set, Free As A Bird. Stamp “thank you” in Gray Granite Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.

 

My inspiration was Freshly Made Sketches.

 

My July Offers: 

Just add my Host Code (MT2P9EV6) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of July, and I will send the Square Vellum Doilies to you in August.

Sweet Square Vellum Doilies add poise and elegance to your handmade cards and other paper crafts. Use doilies whole or cut into smaller designs to create a variety of looks with these classic accents. * 24 vellum doilies, 3″.

This month’s drawing will be for one of my favorites in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, the Prized Peony Bundle!!! The bundle includes the stamp set and the dies. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in July.  

Just click my shop button below to start filling your shopping bag! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will also take you to my store. I’ll announce the winner August 1st.

The Prized Peony Bundle includes the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies.

PRIZED PEONY CLING STAMP SET
Give your projects a graceful touch with the Prized Peony Stamp Set. The friendship-based greetings will convey your warm wishes.
*10 cling stamps

PEONY DIES
Create custom die-cut peonies using the Peony Dies. Pair with the coordinating Prized Peony Stamp set to quickly cut out stamped images.
*17 dies
*Largest die: 3-1/4″ x 3-11/16″ (8.3 x 9.4 cm)

More Good News:

It’s time for us to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend  1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. More $ to buy the things we love! How exciting!

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



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A Trio Of Poppies

How do you like my trio of poppies? When designing cards, I usually pick a favorite color combo to post. But, I was indecisive today, so you get instructions for all three.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Timeless Tulip Stamp Set, Tasteful Textile embossing, Greenery embossing; #poppymoments #tastefultextile #greeneryembossing #poppies #poppiesoncards #flowersoncards #cardsketches #cardchallenges #colorcombinations #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #friendshipcards

Poppy Trio

 

Instructions:

The card bases are Sahara Sand, Soft Sea Foam, and Thick Whisper White.

Cut the Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, and fold in the middle at 4 1/4″, making three card bases.

Cut layers of the same colors to 4″ X 5 1/4″, and emboss with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Place it so there is a 1 1/4″ border on the right side.

 

Using a Poppy Moments Die, cut three flowers, and three stamens, in the same card base colors.

Save the petals from the Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam, and cut an additional flower from Petal Pink Cardstock.

Emboss the petals with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (6 petals for each flower).

 

Glue the flower frames to the embossed layers, and the petals, like a jigsaw puzzle. Glue the stamens on top, in the colors as shown.

 

The sentiment, “hello” is from the Timeless Tulip Stamp Set. Stamp it in Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White and Sea Foam Cardstock, and Crumb Cake Ink on Sahara Sand Cardstock.

Use the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die for cutting, and attach the sentiments to the card fronts with a Dimensional.

Now you have three cards to brighten someone’s day!

 

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

Read about my June gifts:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

 

Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released June 3rd. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight.

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, plus FREE SHIPPING, plus SPECIAL JUNE BONUS of FREE BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



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Back On Your Feet Turtle

I’m having more fun with the Back On Your Feet Stamp Set! This turtle is so cute, and the sentiment fits perfectly, “Hope you’re back on your feet soon.” I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut it with an Ornate Frames Die.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Back On Your Feet Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Absolutely Argyle embossing, Braided Linen Trim; #getwellcards #turtles #turtlesoncards #humorouscards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardchallenges

Uh oh!

 

I began by stamping the turtle in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and coloring him with Stampin’ Blends in two colors: Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. They come in combo packs, which you can see in my Product List, and I used the light and dark of both colors for blending.

 

A Layering Squares Die was used for cutting the turtle. And, I used the same die to cut a square from Forever Greenery Designer Paper to place behind the turtle. 

 

My idea for the squares was from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die, and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder.

After taping a strand of Braided Linen Trim to the back of the embossed layer, I glued it to a Mossy Meadow card base.

 

Read about my June gifts:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

 

Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released June 3rd. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight.

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, plus FREE SHIPPING, plus SPECIAL JUNE BONUS of FREE BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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Forever Greenery & Gold

This card was so “quick & easy,” I added a tiny embellishment to spend more time with it! Can you see it? 

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Forever Greenery DSP, Forever Gold Laser-cut DSP, Country Home STamp SEt, Tasteful Textile embossing; #friendshipcard #foreverygreenery #forevergoldlaser-cutpaper #laser-cutpaper #countryhome #tastefultextile #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #goldoncards #cardchallenges #cardsketches #2020-2021

Gold on Green

 

I must confess, that tiny embellishment is also to cover up a missing “stitch.” This happened when I used a second Stitched Rectangles Die to make the white rectangle fit within the gold. It seemed to really show up against the gold, so I added some Faceted Dots and a Pearl. My tiny flower adds character, don’t you think?

The sentiment is from the Country Home Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and glued to one of the fabulous shapes of Forever Gold Laser-cut DSP.

 

The card base is Shaded Spruce, topped with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock with a 2″ strip of Forever Greenery Designer Paper on the left side. I embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder for added interest.

 

My inspiration was from Freshly Made Sketches:

 

Read about my gifts for June:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

 

Tomorrow, I’ll be showing more of the Forever Greenery and Forever Gold in a video. Yes, you’ll actually see me making a card in a video. I’m committing to doing one a month, so maybe they’ll be happening more frequently.

Thank you for visiting me today! Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released yesterday. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight.



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Waterfront Shapes #simplestamping

Today’s card is #simplestamping;  just paper, ink and stamps. 

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Waterfront Stamp Set, retiring 2018-2020 In Colors, #simplestamping; #simplestamping #2018-2020incolors; #covidcard #covid #cardforpandemic #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #quick&easy #clean&simple

During the pandemic

 

The three “shape” stamps I chose are from the Waterfront Stamp Set, stamped in the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors: (left to right) Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel.

It’s a bit sad bidding adieu to my colorful friends. (colors, not people). There’s a link to the Last-Chance products below, if you want to keep these colors in your collection, available while supplies last.

 

I arranged the shapes this way,  because of the inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

The sentiment is also from the Waterfront Stamp Set, and perfect for these pandemic times, don’t you think?

I stamped “Friends make the good times better…….& the hard times easier” in Memento Black Ink, and adhered my Whisper White card front to a Basic Black card base.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

 

Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The last batch went in the mail today!

The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!


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In Good Taste Masculine Card

You NEED this designer paper! I was having fun with the sunlight this morning, and couldn’t resist showing you how it plays on this realistic wood. This is just one of many designs of the new, In Good Taste DSP. If you click on the question mark in my Product List below, you can see all of the designs.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: In Good Taste DSP, Forever Flourishing Dies, Ornate Thanks, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Braided Linen Trim; #ingoodtaste #woodoncards#masculinecards #fromallofus #birthdaycards #masculinebirthday #foreverflourishing #ornatethanks #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #

Sunlight on wood

 

I began by using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the first layer from the DSP, followed by cutting a second, smaller piece from the middle.

The middle piece was layered with cardstock for thickness, and placed on Foam Adhesive Strips. These are twice the height of Dimensionals, and I wanted the added dimension.

Before attaching the middle, I tied a piece of Braided Linen Trim around it, finished with a knot. It’s more masculine than a bow, right?

TIP: It’s held in place with tape on the back, and Mini Dots on the front.

 

For some color, I used a Forever Flourishing Die to cut a sprig from Garden Green cardstock. 

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: In Good Taste DSP, Forever Flourishing Dies, Ornate Thanks, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Braided Linen Trim; #ingoodtaste #woodoncards#masculinecards #fromallofus #birthdaycards #masculinebirthday #foreverflourishing #ornatethanks #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #

 

This is a birthday card from a group of people, so I chose the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, “from all of us.” It fit perfectly within the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die. I layered it for thickness, so it would be sturdy, hanging over the edge.

 

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

 


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