Splotch and Dot H-A-P-P-Y Birthday Card

This colorful birthday card was fun to create, using the “splotch” from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Playful Alphabet Dies.

By Su Mohr for FMS: Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Alphabet Dies, Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Brights 6X6 Designer Paper; #birthdaycards #playfulalphabet #colorfulcards #paperletters #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #gearedupgarage #splotches #cardsketches #cardinspiration

Splotch & Dot H-A-P-P-Y

 

First, I stamped the splotch in five colors of ink; Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape, across Whisper White Cardstock that was cut with A Stitched Rectangles Die (4 1/4″ X 3″).

I backed this with Basic Black Cardstock, giving it a 1/16″ border, and glued it to a Thick Whisper White card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

 

Next, I used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut H-A-P-P-Y from cardstock, the same, bright, colors as the splotches. Then, I cut the letters from matching, dotted, Brights 6X6 Designer Paper, and glued the two together. This adds some dimension without using Foam Adhesive Sheets, and they were easily glued on top of the splotches.

 

To complete my birthday card, I stamped “Birthday,” from the Well Said Stamp Set, in Memento Black Ink, cut it with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die, and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. 

 

Incidentally, I used this splotch on one of my most popular cards on Pinterest. So, you could say, I “cased” myself.

Rainbow Birds #simplestamping

 

 

Today’s card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

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Whale Done Clean & Simple

The fabulous, Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, really simplifies card making, and very few supplies are required. You can check them out in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Whale Done Stamp Set, Whale of a Time Designer Paper, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Ornate Layers Dies; #whaledone #whaleofatime #whales #whalesoncards #sealife #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #clean&simple #cardsforkids #oceancards #cardsketches #cardinspiration

Dale the whale

 

First, I cut a piece of Whale Of A Time, ocean waves, using an Ornate Layers Die. I love the detailed edge on this die, don’t you?

 

Next, I fussy cut (cut by hand) the adorable whale from the Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, and placed him on Dimensionals. I love names that rhyme, so his name is Dale. He’s blowing bubbles with a stamp I used from the Whale Done Stamp Set.

This picture also shows the Ornate Layers Die I used to cut Balmy Blue Cardstock for the sentiment. I stamped “Whale Done!,” and the fish, from the Whale Done Stamp Set, in Night Of Navy Ink.

 

The background is Balmy Blue Cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die ( 3″ X 4 1/4″ ), layered on a Night Of Navy card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

And, that’s it for my “clean & simple” card, otherwise known as “CAS.” 

 

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

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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Cherish The Season Christmas Bells

“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way….” You have to love the Sounds Of The Season Dies! The bells coordinate with the Cherish The Season Stamp Set, and you save 10% when ordering the stamps and dies together in the Bundle. You can see the entire bundle in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Cherish The Season Bundle, Brushed Metallic paper, Ornate Garden Designer paper, Ornate layers Dies; #chrictmascards #holidaycards #bells #bellsoncards #christmasbells #metallicbells #cherishtheseason #soundsoftheseason #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020

Christmas Bells

 

I couldn’t wait to cut the bells from Brushed Metallic Cardstock! Aren’t they beautiful? The bits of pine are also in the Sounds Of The Season Die Set, which I cut from Shaded Spruce Cardstock.

 

For the background, I found some Ornate Garden Designer Paper in Mint Macaron with a touch of gold to go with the bells. An Ornate Layers Die was used for cutting, and I glued this to a Thick Whisper White card base 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

“Merry Christmas” is from the Cherish The Season Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, 5 1/2″ X 1″. After embossing it with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, I tucked it under the bottom of the Ornate Layer.

The last step was attaching the bells with Dimensionals. The leaves on the largest bell will remain intact, because I placed Dimensionals behind them. Otherwise, they would come out, like the bell in the middle.

 

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

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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A “Very Merry” Square Christmas Card

It’s time to make a square card, don’t you think? And, I’m in Christmas card mode, so here we go!

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: In Good Taste Designer Paper, Pine Woods Dies, Linen Thread, Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Foam Adhesive Sheets; #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2020 #woodtexture #christmastrees #treesoncards #pinetrees #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #squarecards

Very Merry Square Card

 

I began by cutting Gray Granite Cardstock at 4 1/4″ on the 11″ side of the 8 1/2″ X 11″ paper. Then, folded in half, which is 4 1/4″, making my square card base.

Gray Granite Cardstock blends beautifully with the wood texture, In Good Taste Designer Paper. This paper is fabulous, and the really good news is that it is one of the papers on sale for the month of October. The regular price is $21.00, more than the others, because you get 24 sheets, 12″ X 12″. But, this month, it can be yours for $17.85. 

 

You can see the entire selection of papers below, and clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for purchasing.

Next, I cut two pieces of the wood texture paper: 1 1/4″ X 4″ and 2 1/2″ X 4″. I layered these on Real Red Cardstock 1/8″ larger, to give a 1/16th” border. I wrapped the right side in LinenThread, and glued the layers to the card base, leaving a separation between them.

The tree was made with a Pine Woods Die, Shaded Spruce Cardstock, and a Foam Adhesive Sheet, cut to 2 1/4″ X 3 1/4″. I really like Foam Adhesive Sheets, and the results. BUT, it was difficult removing all the tiny, sticky, pieces between the branches, and I won’t attempt it again with this tree.

 

The sentiment, “very merry,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Gray Granite Cardstock. I used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting, attached it with Dimensionals, and my square, “very merry,” card was complete.

 

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

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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Love Of Leaves Thanksgiving Card

The Love Of Leaves Stamp Set has wonderful leaves for Thanksgiving cards. The leaves look like they have been watercolored, but they were simply stamped. 

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love Of Leaves Stamp Set, Word Wishes Dies, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing; #thanksgivingcards #fallcards #leaves #leavesoncards #loveofleaves ##wordwishes #thanksgiving #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Thanksgiving Leaves

 

First, I stamped the largest leaf from the Love Of Leaves Stamp Set on Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, in three colors of ink: Bumblebee, Mango Melody and Real Red.  After stamping, I used the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting.

Before gluing the leaf art piece to my Crumb Cake card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), I gave it texture with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

 

Next, I used a Word Wishes Die to cut “Thanksgiving” from Rainbow Glimmer Paper. I chose a section of it that coordinated with the leaves, and glued it to Vellum Cardstock, 4″ X 1″. I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut the Vellum, giving it a nice, stitched edge, to match the leaf layer.

 

The Vellum is held in place by glue, which is hidden beneath the letters in “Thanksgiving.” I was careful not to loose the tiny “i” dots.

For a final touch I added three, In Color Enamel Dots, in Bumblebee.

 

I recently sent these Enamel Dots to my Dream Makers team members, and I have an extra pack. I’ll send it to the next person who joins our team. We’d love to have you! Just click on the “Get and Go Starter Kit” below. September is a great month to join!

 

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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 October 1st.

 

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In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

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Little Red Christmas Bird

Before I tell you about the little, red, Christmas bird, I want to make sure you know about Paper Pumpkin.

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Now, for today’s Christmas card. The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with wood textured, In Good Taste Designer Paper. I cut the circular, leafy hole with a Birds & More Die. This is a wonderful die set that comes in a bundle with the Birds & Branches Stamp Set. You can see the complete Bundle in my Product List Below.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Bird & More Dies, Birds & Branches Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Wreath Builder Dies, In Good Taste Paper, Heartwarming Hugs Paper; #christmascards #holidaycards #birds #birdsoncards #bird&branches #ingoodtaste #paperpumpkin #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #papercrafting

Christmas Bird

 

 

Next, I stamped the sweet  bird in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used her Birds & More Die for cutting. Do you see her little feet? I stamped them in Early Espresso Ink, cut with their die, and glued them in place.

 

The sentiment, “believe” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die. I “tied” it to the top of the circle with a bow created with Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, and a Wreath Builders Die. I just love this paper bow!

 

I can’t “believe” I forgot to put the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper in my Product List. Here it is, and you can click on it for details.

 

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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 October 1st.

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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