Butterflies In Blue

Brighten someone’s day by sending them “a little note” card. Keep scrolling to see how you can make this card, using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, Butterfly Duet Punch, Ornate Birders Dies, Scripty embossing; #friendshipcards #butterflygala #butterflypunch #scripty #alittlenote #butterflies #butterfliesoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardthemes #cardchallenges

Blue Butterflies

 

Step by Step Instructions:

Cut Balmy Blue Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, and fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Make the next layer with regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″. The sentiment, “a little note,” is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Stamp it in Night of Navy Ink in the lower right corner.

Emboss the layer with the Scripty Embossing Folder, and glue it to the card base.

 

Stamp three butterfly outlines (Butterfly Gala Stamp Set) in Night of Navy Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Use the solid stamp to “stamp off” on top of the outlines in Balmy Blue Ink. “Stamping off” is stamping on scratch paper once, before stamping on the butterfly, creating a lighter shade.

Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to cut the butterflies, and place them on Mini Dimensionals.

 

Cut a strip of Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 1 1/2″. Use an Ornate Borders Die to cut the pattern on the bottom.

Cut a piece of Subtles 6X6 DSP, 4″ X 1 1/4″, and glue to the back of the white strip. I used a retired DSP, but four new patterns are in my Product List.

 

 

Use a Forever Flourishing Die to cut the branch. Snip the top three branches, and glue in the corner. 

See how easy it was? You could easily substitute colors and images to create a different card, using this basic design. Fun, fun, fun!

 

 

I was inspired by Fusion.

 

 

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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A Day At The Beach

I feel like relaxing just looking at this scene, don’t you?

By Su Mohr for Fusion and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tasteful Textile embossing, Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, Friendly Silhouettes Dies; #tropicalcards #beachscenes #beachcards #friendlysilhouettes #rest&relax #tastefultextile #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #CAS #clean&simple #cardchallenges #cardsketches

Beach Scene

 

It looks simple to make, and it was! The card base is Balmy Blue Cardstock with a layer of Granny Apple Green Cardstock, and a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock. I cut the white layer with a Friendly Silhouettes Die, allowing the green to show through the trees.

 

Before embossing the white layer with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink. This color looks like sand, where you can hunt for seashells during your relaxing day at the beach. The seashells are Woven Threads Sequins. Aren’t they pretty?

Today’s card was inspired by two challenges: Fusion

And, CAS(E) this sketch

By Su Mohr for Fusion and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tasteful Textile embossing, Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, Friendly Silhouettes Dies; #tropicalcards #beachscenes #beachcards #friendlysilhouettes #rest&relax #tastefultextile #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #CAS #clean&simple #cardchallenges #cardsketches

 

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. You should receive them within the next few days.

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


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Watercolor Inspiration

I was excited to get started on today’s card with two challenges in mind.

By Su Mohr for Fusion and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set, Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Watercolor Paper; #silhouettescenes #sweetsilhouettes #watercolor #watercoloring #cardchallenges #colorcombos #inspiration #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy#cardmaking #papercrafting #

You inspire me

 

The first thing I did was cut a 4″ X 1 1/2″ piece of Watercolor Paper. Then, I used three ink colors (Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, and Flirty Flamingo) with my Aqua Painter to paint the paper.

TIP: I started on the left side and painted across, cleaning my brush between colors, so I wouldn’t contaminate my ink pads.

 

I cut the Watercolor Paper larger than I needed, and glued it to a 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White layer. I did this so the Stitched Rectangles Die would give a nice, even border. This is the second to largest die.

 

Next, I cut a Sweet Silhouettes tree branch from Watercolor Paper, and used the same painting method as the strip. TIP: I made sure the cut was straight, so the tree would be flush to the strip.

 

The sentiment, “You inspire me” is from the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.

Notice how the colors match the Woven Threads Sequins perfectly. These things make me very happy!

 

I was inspired by two challenges: Fusion (sketch and photo)

And, TGIF (watercolor)

 

Now for exciting news!

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 sometime in May, 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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Music From The Heart Note Of Thanks

Wow! It’s already May, and I’m excited to announce the winner of last month’s drawing for the Little Ladybug Stamp Set! Congratulations Gretchen! I’ll be sending you an email.

There’s more exciting news you won’t want to miss, so keep scrolling after today’s card instructions.

The Music From The Heart Stamp Set is retiring, and it’s included in the Last-Chance Product List you’ll find  at the bottom of this post. If you love the artwork and sentiments as much as I do, order it now while it’s still available. 

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Music From The Heart Stamp Set, Layering Circles Dies, Lasting Elegance Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies; #musicfromtheheart #lastingelegance #stitchedsosweetly #musiconcards #cardsketches #last-chanceproducts #thankyoucards #pianokeys #pianos #notecards #music #cardsketches #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup

Musical Thanks

 

Today’s card began by stamping the curvy keyboard in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped five times, in a row, and used a Layering Circles Die for cutting. Next, I layered the keyboards on a circle of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, cut with a scalloped Layering Circles Die, a spec larger.

TIP: Because the keyboard stamp is photopolymer, I was able to see through it to “eyeball” the placement.

 

Besides being see-through, photopolymer stamps have other good qualities. For instance, I was able to bend the stamp to conform to the shape of the circle. Before attaching the circle of keys, I stamped “just a note” in Call Me Clover Ink.

 

I completed the sentiment with “of thanks,” stamped in Call Me Clover Ink, and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die. This is a great die set that has been out of stock, but it is available now. YAY! You can see the entire set in my Product List.

 

For the background, I stamped the staff in Memento Black Ink, and used a Lasting Elegance Die to cut the border. I just love this border, don’t you? It lets the Call Me Clover card base peek through.

 

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

 

Now for exciting news!

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 sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!
Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick are two of the five retiring colors, so order now while supplies last.

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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COVID-19 Thank You Card

During these trying times of COVID-19, I am especially thankful to those making sacrifices for the good of all.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Peaceful Poppies DSP, Itty Bitty Greetings, Ornate Borders Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies; #thankyoucards #manythanks ##ornatelayers #ornateborders #covid19 #poppies#peacefulpoppies #heatembossing #handmadecards #cardmaking #diy #handcrafted #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardchallenges

Many Thanks

 

Today’s “many thanks” card was inspired by the Fusion challenge.  You can see where I found my idea from the photo and sketch.

 

First, I used an Ornate Layers Die to give detail to Basic Black Cardstock, which I layered on the card base. Then, I cut a Basic Black, floral strip, using an Ornate Borders Die.

TIP: I snipped an end to make it fit nicely across the card front. 

 

Next, I used a Stitched Shapes Circle Die to cut a circle in the layer. Using the same circle die, I cut a circle from Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper to inlay.

TIP: I spent some time finding the right poppy.

 

“Many Thanks” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, and made a bit shorter to fit properly. I used the heat embossing technique;  stamping the sentiment in VersaMark, sprinkling with White Powder, and setting with the Heat Tool.

 

I’m also sharing with Seize the Heroes.

 

Thank you for visiting today. Stay safe, stay well, and have a thankful heart! My supplies for today’s card are in the Product List below.

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

Thank you for shopping at my store!


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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! 

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.


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