Mr. Moose and November Winner Announcement

Mr. Moose said it was time to create another Christmas card, and the first day of December seemed like a good day.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fusion; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Moose Punch,Winter Snow embossing, Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Special Day Dies, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, Ornate Border Dies; #christmascards #moose #moosepunch #mooseoncards #holidaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstructions #fancyfolds #hohoho #cardchallenges #cardsketches #cardthemes

Mr. Moose says “Ho Ho Ho”

 

Before seeing the details of his requests, I want to congratulate the winner of my November Drawing…..Yay, Sheila G! You will receive the Stampin’ Up! Notebook and the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, plus the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. All of my customers who ordered a minimum of $50.00 will receive the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, plus one of my handmade cards, as soon as I receive my order from Stampin’ Up!

You can see my December gift offering below Mr. Moose and his card.

 

Now for Mr. Moose, who was cut with the Moose Punch from Early Espresso Cardstock. He wanted to be placed on Dimensionals, so I gave him three layers of cardstock for sturdiness. Do you see the cute, Real Red Cardstock, bow, tied on his antler? We found it in the Special Day Dies, along with the bubble to show that he was speaking.

Mr. Moose felt that “Ho Ho Ho” would be easy for him to say, and appropriate for the season. We found it in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, and stamped it in Early Espresso Ink.

 

Things were going quite well, up to this point. Then, Mr. Moose decided he wanted a “fancy fold” card, and told me to chop an inch off the front of the Thick Whisper White card base that was 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I wasn’t sure what he had in mind, but this was his card, so I proceeded. 

First, he wanted to walk on Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, 3 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. I liked this idea, so my customers could see how pretty the snowflakes were on the embossing folder they’d be receiving.

Next, Mr. Moose wanted red to match his bow, so I cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock, 3 1/4″ X 5″, and topped it with Heartwarming Hugs gingham paper, 3 1/4″ X 4 3/4″. But, that wasn’t sufficient, because he wanted a detailed edge, and found an Ornate Border Die for the top and bottom of the red layer.

 

 

We used that same die for the inside, Whisper White Cardstock layer, 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″, and lined it up with the snowflake piece on the card front.

To complete the inside, he said Santa Claus always says, “Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas,” so we wrote “Merry Christmas” using Real Red Cardstock and two Word Wishes Dies.

 

Mr. Moose is proud of his card, and wanted to enter it in two challenges:

Fusion, for the sketch and “ho ho ho.”

TGIF, because Mr. Moose says his card is a magical Christmas card, and hopes you agree.

 

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:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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Stitched Leaves In Stitched Circles

I began today’s “thanks” or “Thanksgiving” card with a Mossy Meadow card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, layered with Whisper White Cardstock. The layer was cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate layers Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Stitched Shapes Dies, Copper Foil, Word Wishes Dies, Ladybug Trinkets, Blending Brushes; #thankyoucards #thanksgivingcards #stitchedleaves #leaves #leavesoncards #cardsketches #cardthemes #cardinspiration #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #blendingbrushes

Stitched Leaves

 

Now, for the leaves. Oh my goodness! The new Blending Brushes are a-m-a-a-a-a-zing! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I was expecting something more like a sponge, not these incredibly soft brushes. The brushes are coming soon, #153611, available Jan. 3, 2021, so put them on your list.

Once I stopped feeling the bristles, I added Garden Green Ink, and Mossy Meadow Ink, and smoothed it over Whisper White Cardstock.

 

Next, I used two Stitched Leaves Dies to cut the leaves from my newly, green colored, cardstock, while using  their embossing dies for interior stitching. (See the first photo).

To back the leaves, I used Stitched Shapes Dies to cut circles from Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Cardstock. For the outline stitching on the circles, I used the Stitched Leaves Dies a second time. Then, I glued these cut circles to a second set of complete circles, and inlaid the leaves. 

The smallest, gingham, circle was cut from Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, and glued flat. Then, I attached the two larger circles with Dimensionals.

 

The sentiment was cut from Copper Foil with a Word Wishes Die, placed on a Foam Adhesive Sheet. It was easy to snip “giving” from “Thanksgiving” to simply say “Thanks.” The more difficult part was removing all the tiny parts from the letters.

While I was photographing my card, a little ladybug flew onto a leaf. I decided to let her stay, and she is secured in place with a Mini Glue Dot. If you’re wondering, she is a Ladybug Trinket, #154299, part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

 

 

I was inspired by Fusion; the sketch, colors, and theme.

I’m also sharing with TGIF, whose theme is “thankful.”

BIG NEWS!!!
We all know what happens the day after Thanksgiving, but Stampin’ Up! isn’t waiting for Black Friday to have a sale. It’s happening on Tuesday, November 24th, and is a one day sale. Almost everything in the 2020-2021Annual Catalog (over 600 items) is 10% off.  Click on the link below to see the exclusions. If you haven’t ordered this month, this is great news!  And, even if you have, there’s always something on your wish list, right?
 
This is the busy, holiday, shipping time, so you may experience delays.

 

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:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!


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Nothing’s Better Than Coffee

I’m excited to say I’ll be attending Stampin’ Up’s Virtual On Stage, beginning today at 4:30, and ending Saturday at 2:30. Therefore, I won’t be posting cards Friday or Saturday.

For today, enjoy a cup of coffee!

 

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set, I love You More Than Dies, In Good Taste Designer Paper, Ornate layers Dies, Layering Ovals Dies; "nothingsbetterthan #loveyoumorethan #coffee #coffeeoncards #warmdrinks #ingoodtaste #woodtexture #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #card sketches

Loving Coffee

 

I began with a Gray Granite card base, layered with REAL wood. Not really, but doesn’t it look real? It’s In Good Taste Designer Paper, and the texture it adds is amazing!

The cozy fabric is also In Good Taste Designer Paper, cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

 

Now for the coffee! The coffee cup is from the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink (perfect, huh?) on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with its Love You More Than Die. I added a bit of color with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.

“Coffee” was cut from Early Espresso Cardstock, and doubled for thickness, so it would be sturdy to hang over the edge of the oval. You can see the dies in the first photo; plus the complete bundle can be seen in my Product List below.

 

The sentiment, “Today’s plan: consume”  is from the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, and cut with a Layering Ovals Die. I used a scalloped Layering Ovals Die to give the plain oval a wood textured border, and attached it with Dimensionals.

Before attaching the coffee cup with a Dimensional, I stamped steam, from the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set, on the cozy fabric. And, your card is ready for a coffee loving friend.

 

I was inspired by Fusion.

 

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:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!

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Mr. Moose Sends Encouragement

Mr. Moose knows that we all face “uphill battles.” He’s offering the recipient encouragement by saying, “you can do this.” I was searching for this sentiment, when he found it in the Forever Fern Stamp Set. He’s a very determined moose!

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Moose Punch,Stitched Rectangles Dies, Forever Fern Stamp Set, Brights 6X6 Designer Paper ; #moose #moosepunch #uphillbattle #encouragementcards #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020 #youcandothis

Encouragement

 

First, we used the Moose Punch to cut Mr. Moose from Basic Black Cardstock, two times, layering him for thickness. He wanted to be extra strong, atop Dimensionals, for climbing the steep hill.

 

Mr. Moose told me his favorite color (this week) was purple, so we began with a Highland Heather card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. He chose Whisper White Cardstock for the layer, because he thought it was the best background for his beautiful, black fur. I agreed, the contrast is nice.

 

 

Next, came the tricky part of building his hill. I cut two strips from two patterns of Brights 6X6 Designer Paper, 1/2″ X 5 1/4″. The angled piece is 1″ X 5 1/4, cut diagonally from corner to corner. When I glued the three strips to the layer, and the angled piece was uneven on the bottom. Uh Oh! I could have simply trimmed it, but decided to use the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die to give a nice, finished edge, to the layer.

Mr. Moose hopped on, ready to make the climb.

 

 

I was inspired by Fusion. Can you see how I turned the sketch on its side?

 

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!

 

 

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

 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

 


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Nanny the Goat Makes A Card

The theme of the day is “farm animals,” so Nanny, the goat, had to get in on the action. She wanted to make a card “for a very special someone.”

 

Nanny said I would find her in the Way To Goat Stamp Set, and I would recognize her because she was dancing. Sure enough, there she was, ready to be stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

She told me that Crumb Cake was her most flattering color, so I used my Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends for coloring. Next, I used Paper Snips to cut her free from the paper. She complained it tickled, and took too long, but was happy when I added grass and handed her the flower.

The flower is from the Special Someone Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink, and cut with a Special Day Die. A Special Day Die was also used for the grass, cut from Garden Green Cardstock.

 

For her background, we started with a Crumb Cake card base to match her fur. Then, we used the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut a selection of Plaid Tidings Designer Paper. Nanny wanted to stand out, so our solution was to cut a hole in the middle of the plaid, and place white behind it. The hole was cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, 1 3/4″ X 3 1/4″, and the Whisper White cardstock was 2 1/2″ X 4. We glued the white to the middle of the card base, but rather than leaving the plaid flat, Nanny wanted to raise it on strips of a Foam Adhesive Sheet. That meant she needed to be raised on foam pieces also, but we both liked the dimension this created, and felt it was worth it.

 

Last, but not least, Nanny wanted to use a bubble for her sentiment from the Special Someone Stamp Set, so the recipient would know she was the one speaking. I stamped, “for a very special someone,” in Early Espresso Ink, and used A Special Day Die for cutting.

At the last minute, we dotted the center of the flower with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.

 

There’s nothing like having a happy, dancing, card making, goat in your craft room!

I was inspired by the theme at Fusion, farm animals.

 

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!

 

 

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

 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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School of Birthday Fishes

Today’s card developed from something I took out of the trash. Yes, it’s true. “School” was left-over from the letters I cut for a card I am posting on my blog tomorrow. But, I made use of the “waste,” having fun with an additional definition of the word, “school”…of fish.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring:Whale Done STamp Set, Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, Playful Alphabet Dies; #schooloffish #school #alphabet #playfulalphabet #whaledone #whaleofatime #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #cardchallenges #cardsketches #fish #fish on cards #turtles #turtlesoncards

School of Fish

 

The predominate piece of the card, “SCHOOL,” is what was left-over after cutting the letters for their intended purpose. It’s a 4 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

 

I had no trouble finding my school of fish in the Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, and cut a square, 4″ X 4″. The seaweed on the right side is 1″ X 4″. Both were glued to a Pretty Peacock card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

The sentiment is from from the Whale Done Stamp Set, and perfect for my card, “hoping all your birthday fishes come true.” It was just the right size to fit within a Stitched So Sweetly Die. I stamped it in Pretty Peacock Ink on another piece of the Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, and attached it with Dimensionals.

 

Mr. Turtle didn’t want to be left out of the birthday card, so I cut him from the same paper.  He’s quite happy, swimming with the fish.

 

Come back tomorrow to see how I used the letters “S-C-H-O-O-L.”

 

I used Fusion’s sketch for today’s card.

 

 

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.

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

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.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Ultimate Starter Kit:

 

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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