Ornate Garden Gnomes

I caught a glimpse of these gnomes in my garden today. It’s nice to know they are guarding the earth’s treasures. 

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Floral embossing, Ornate Garden DSP, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set,Leaf Punch, Balloon Punch; #gnomes #gnomesoncards #ornategarden #ornatefloral #punchart #cardchallenges #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #2020stampingup

Garden Gnomes

 

The three gnome’s creation began with hats from Ornate Garden Designer Paper, cut with a Paisley Die. The Paisley Die Set has retired, but you can see it in my Product List. I know some of you Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators save everything, so you will have it. The gnome’s nose is a Paisley Die also.

Next, was the beard, which is Whisper White Cardstock cut with a Nature’s Roots (leaf) Die. I glued the hat, the nose, and the beard together, and placed them on Dimensionals. If you turn their heads a bit, they can talk to each other.

 

The gnome’s body was made with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, and In Color 6X6 DSP in Terracotta Tile gingham.

 

The shoes were made with the Leaf Punch, and easily attached by just snipping one leaf from the middle. I decided to make their shoes Old Olive, after taking the picture.

 

Their background is a Thick Whisper White card base, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. I added a large circle, using a retired die, because of the Fusion challenge sketch.

 

“You made my day!” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Old Olive Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you see some gnomes running around on your crafting table! 

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Third Release Sale-A-Bration Products and Birthday Cake

Click on this Sale-A-Bration picture below to see the added products. 

 

Today’s card features a delicious, paper, cake that has my mouth watering! I will admit, here and now, that I have a sweet tooth. And, if cake is available, I will eat it. 

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set, Birthday Dies, Layered Leaves Embossing, Gold Foil, Stampin' Blends; #happy birthdaytoyou #birthdaydies #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #goldfoill #layeredleavesembossing #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardthemes #cardchallenges

Blue Floral Cake

 

First, I stamped the cake from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used five Stampin’ Blends, in the colors listed in my Product List, for coloring.

 

Next, I used the Birthday Dies to cut the cake, and its beautiful, Gold Foil cake stand. I glued them together, rounded both with my fingers, and placed them on Foam Adhesive Strips for the 3D effect.

 

The pattern on the left side of the card front was created with Whisper White Cardstock, and the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. This design was inspired by the Fusion card challenge. You can see why I wanted to color the flowers blue.

 

I glued the four pieces to a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, atop a Thick Whisper White card base.

“It’s your day!” is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, a very versatile sentiment, which is great for weddings, as well as a birthdays. It fit nicely in the smallest, Stitched Shapes, oval die.

 

First, the bad news: the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set and coordinating dies are no longer available. May my card be an inspiration to those who have the set in their stash, and a reminder to order early, the things you love, because they are only available as long as supplies last.

The good news: if you haven’t taken advantage of Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up! has just released its third, and final, FREE products.

Many of the First and Second Release products are still available, so click on my shop button, and do some “quarantine shopping.”  Thank you! I appreciate you!

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Art Gallery Painting

Today’s card made me feel like I was hanging a painting in an art gallery.

I am definitely a fan of Stampin’ Up’s Designer Paper. Each new catalog brings a wonderful selection of DSP with coordinating products.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Lily Impressions DSP, Stitched Rectangle Does, Well Written Dies; #lilyimpressions #DSP #wellwritten #cardchallenges #cardsketches #2020stampinup #2020minicatalog #sale-a-bration #thankyoucards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #lilypads #lilypadsoncards

Art Gallery

 

This thank you card is featuring the gorgeous, Lily Impressions Designer Paper, the front side, and the back side, of the DSP.

First, I cut two pieces from the back side; Bermuda Bay and Garden Green. Second, I glued the two pieces to Whisper White Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″), having them meet in the middle. Next, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting, which insured an even border, and then glued this to a Thick Whisper White card base.

 

My “painting” is a favorite design from a front side, which I cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, framed with Whisper White Cardstock, and “hung” with Dimensionals.

 

“Thanks” was made with a Well Written Die and Thick Whisper White Cardstock.

So, there you have a clean and simple card, using very few supplies. You can see them in my Product List below. You’ll notice that the price of the Lily Impressions DSP is $0.00. That’s because it is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items! WooHoo!

 

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A Simple Valentine For You

I love making valentines, and this one is “for you.” It takes few supplies, and is really very simple.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Painted Poppies Stamp Set, Peaceful Poppies DSP, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Be Mine Stitched Dies; #valentines #valentinecards #simplecards #paintedpoppies #peacefulpoppies #frames #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #simplecards heartsoncards #poppies #flowersoncards #cardchallenges

Valentine For You

 

I began with a favorite Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper for the frame. Using the largest, and third largest, Stitched Rectangles Dies, I cut the frame, which is layered for thickness.

TIP: Glue the DSP and Cardstock together before cutting with the dies. Make your cut at the same time, eyeballing to make sure the borders are even. And, use 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 to give room for the largest die to fit.

Next, I used the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut Whisper White Cardstock, which I glued to the back of the frame. Then, I glued this to a Rich Razzleberry card base.

 

The flowers are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink on the Whisper White Cardstock. If I had thought about it ahead of time, I would have stamped the flowers before gluing everything together. But, I used the Stamparatus, and it turned out fine. Whew!

 

The large heart was made with Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper and a Be Mine Stitched Die, and, again, layered for thickness. 

The small sentiment, “for you,” is from the Perfectly Framed Stamp Set. It was tempting to “frame” it, but I decided on a simple stamping in Rich Razzleberry Ink. I found a cute, little, Enamel Heart in my stash.

 

I’m playing along with the “valentine” challenge at Fusion.

 

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Special Someone Squirrel Says “Nuts For You”

Today’s card is combing a favorite stamp set (Painted Harvest) and punch (Leaf Punch) from the Annual Catalog, with new stamp sets and dies from the 2020 Mini Catalog.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click Read or Visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Special Someone Stamp Set, Painted harvest Stamp Sety, So Sentimental Stamp Set, Special Day Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Leaf Punch, Country Club DSP; #specialsomeone #specialdaydies #squirrels #squirrelsoncards #critters #crittersoncards #acorns #paintedharvest #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Squirrel’s gift

 

My idea began with the Fusion challenge; using a critter with the colors of brown, green and yellow.

 

For my critter, I chose Squirrel from the Special Someone Stamp Set, because I knew he would love the wonderful acorn in the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. First, I stamped Squirrel in Early Espresso Ink and Sahara Sand Ink, and used his Special Day Die for cutting. Then, I stamped several acorns in shades of brown that are named in my Product List below, and fussy cut them.

Next, I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly Die to cut a rectangle from Whisper White Cardstock, and stamped a pile of acorns. I figured Squirrel would be very happy standing on a pile of acorns.

 

Squirrel’s generosity warmed my heart, when he chose the sentiment, “for you,” from the So Sentimental Stamp Set. This small sentiment fit perfectly in the “bubble” that I cut with a die from the Special Someone Stamp Set. Doesn’t Squirrel look cute holding the acorn?

So far, everything was brown and white, so I used a Garden Green card base, topped with a great plaid from Country Club Designer Paper. The leaves are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink, and cut with the Leaf Punch. If you haven’t seen this punch before, you can check it out in my Product List.

Last, but not least, I used a Special Day Die to cut some yellow flowers, a very brilliant yellow named Pineapple Punch.

 

Squirrel is excited to share his acorns. What a nice, little squirrel he is! “Nuts for you” could even be a Valentine!

Squirrel and I thank you for stopping by. He wants you to know that his stamp set is available now, and his coordinating dies are available Feb. 4th. Plus, he is proud to say, his stamp set and dies will be in the future 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

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Masculine Winter Birthday Card

Today’s project is a winter time, masculine, birthday card. 

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Majestic Mountain Dies, Pressed Petals DSP, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Clubhouse Stamp Set, Copper Foil; #masculinecards #masculinebirthdaycards #majesticmountain #trees #treesoncards #birthdaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardchallenges #cardsketches

Winter Birthday

 

It developed because of the parameters set by the Fusion challenge, where I used the theme, photo, and the sketch. 

 

The first thing I did was use the Majestic Mountain Die to cut the tree from Copper Foil. After seeing the photo, how could I not use this tree?

 

Next, using the largest Layering Circles Die, I cut a circle from Basic Black Cardstock, keeping one edge straight, as it is in the sketch.

The background is the wonderful, burlap, Pressed Petals Designer Paper, which I glued to a Basic Black card base.

 

“Happy Birthday” is from the Clubhouse Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on the burlap DSP, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die. I layered the sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock for thickness, and placed it on Mini-Dimensionals.

Adding five, black, sequin, stars was the final touch.

 

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope I’ve inspired you with this masculine card. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will take you to my store for shopping. Thanks!


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