In The Pines for Global Design Project 258

For those who love traditional, red & green Christmas cards, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper is for you! Today’s card combines it with the In The Pines Stamp Set. I began with a Mossy Meadow card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″) topped with one of the twelve designs of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper (5 1/4″ X 4″). I added a second layer of tiny dots to frame the pine trees (4 1/4″ X 3″).

By Su Mohr for #GDP258; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Heartwarming Hugs Paper, In The Pines Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #treesoncards #Christmastrees #gdp258 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #traditionalchristmascards

Trio of Trees

 

Next, I stamped three trees from In The Pines on Whisper White Cardstock. I used Garden Green Ink, but I wasn’t thinking, and should have used Mossy Meadow Ink, because it coordinates with the designer paper. But, you probably can’t tell the difference, so no biggie, right?

The trees have a stamp that colors them, which I stamped using Pear Pizzazz Ink. You can view the complete stamp set in my Product List to better understand what I mean.

Then, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die (1″ X 2 1/4″) to cut the three trees, and I placed them in the middle of the dotted paper. I glued the middle tree first, which helped make the borders even, and the dots can be used to keep the rectangles straight.

 

The sentiment, “Christmas Cheer” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped it in Real Red Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, used the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting, and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. If you have the supplies in my Product List, this would be a “quick & easy” card.

 

Now it’s your turn to be inspired by this weeks Global Design Project sketch. Come play along by hanging your card in our gallery.

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Snow Wonder for GDP257

Some people love snowmen, and I’m one of them! They come alive at Christmas time, and Stampin’ Up’s! Snow Wonder Bundle is perfect for creating your handcrafted Christmas cards.

Today’s card combines our Snow Wonder snowman (or snowwoman) with Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, and “her” name is Frosty. 

By Su Mohr for GDP 257; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Snow Wonder Bundle, Feeld Like FRost DSO, Metallic Mesh Ribbon; #christmascards #holidaycards #snowman #snowmen # snowmenoncards #Feelslikefrost #frosty #frostythesnowman#handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020

Frosty

 

The first thing I did was trim a piece of the 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Next, I stamped Frosty in Misty Moonlight Ink, and “Happy Christmas” in Balmy Blue Ink.

 

 

Then, I used the snowman die, and label die, from the Snow Time Die Set, to cut them from the Feels Like Frost Designer Paper. I glued the designer paper to a Highland Heather card base, and thought you’d like to see the holes that were created, before completing the card. This is referred to as the “eclipse technique,” and one that’s really fun to use.

 

I backed Frosty and the sentiment with Highland Heather Cardstock and attached them with Dimensionals. Before attaching, I colored Frosty’s scarf and hat with Stampin’ Blends, using Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, and Old Olive. This only took a second. Next, I cut a 4″ piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon to place beneath the sentiment, which is held in place by the Dimensionals. Do you like the way it makes the snow glisten? Frosty does!

 

I hope the colors are inspiring for you. We’d love for you to create a card, and hang it in our gallery.

 

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!

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.

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Forever Fern for GDP 256

It’s Monday morning, and time for a new challenge at Global Design Project. This week we are casing Kayla McCreadie.

 

I was immediately attracted to the background, and wanted to give it a try. To mimic Kayla’s use of the globe, I used a circular, Painted Labels Die.

By Su Mohr for GDP256; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Forever Fern Bundle, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set,Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Linen Thread; #gdp256 #foreverfern #plantsoncards #die-cutbackground #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #papercrafting #peacefulmoments #paintedlabelsdies #backgroundtechniques #cardtechniques #thankyoucards #cardinstruction

Die-cut background

 

First, I cut nine of the fancy circles from Whisper White Cardstock, and positioned them on Whisper White Cardstock, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. I wanted this layer to be the same size as the card base, so I could cut it down with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. You could trim the edge by hand with scissors, but this is a quick way to give a nice, even border. It was a little tight going through the die cutting machine, because of the double layer of cardstock.

The circles were glued in the solid center, and are secure without glue on the intricate edge.

 

Before gluing my die-cut layer to the Crumb Cake card base, I tied Linen Thread around it, and added a knot.

 

My foliage was created with the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies. They can be purchased separately, but you’ll get a 10% discount by purchasing them in a bundle. I stamped three of the plants in three colors of ink: Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, and Garden Green, and used their matching dies for cutting. You can see just a bit of the fourth branch that wasn’t stamped, but simply cut from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. It’s the die at the top of the photo.

I glued the Soft Sea Foam branch to the card front, and attached the others with Dimensionals. They have nice, little stems for gathering behind the sentiment label.

 

The sentiment, “Thank You,” is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. I gave it some texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, and layered it for sturdiness. There is an Adhesive Foam Strip along the bottom edge of the label to make it the same height as the foliage, and a small amount of glue at the top of the label where it touches the foliage. In case you didn’t know, the Adhesive Foam Strips are twice the thickness of regular Dimensionals.

 

Creating this die-cut background was a fun challenge. Why don’t you join us by casing Kayla, and sharing your cards in our gallery?

 

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

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In The Pines for GDP 255

“Trees – Leaves” is the theme for this week’s Global Design Project. This inspired me to design my first Christmas card for 2020, using the In The Pines bundle.

By Su Mohr for #GDP255; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: In The Pines Stamp Set, Pinewoods Dies, Festive Corners Stamp Set, Tasteful Textile embossing, Winter Snow embossing, Stitched Triangles, Regals 6X6 Paper; #christmascards #holiday2020 #christmastrees #treesoncards #stitchedtriangles #inthepines #gdp255 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup

Pine tree time

 

The first thing I did was grab my Pinewoods Dies, and cut two trees from Regals 6X6 Designer Paper in Shaded Spruce. Doesn’t it look like snow on the trees?

 

To add snow to the background, I embossed the 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White layer with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. Then, for some woodsy contrast, I glued the layer to a Crumb Cake card base.

 

To use the traditional colors of red and green, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  “Most wonderful time of the year” is from the Festive Corners Stamp Set, and don’t you love the way it fits the corner? I also discovered it fits within one of the Stitched Triangles Dies. This is the largest triangle; the one with the right angle.

I cut a second, matching, Stitched Triangle, and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, for some texture on the ground.

After gluing the triangles and trees to the Winter Snow background, my first Christmas card was complete.

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

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

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 September 1st.

 

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. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

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Celebrate Sunflowers for Global Design Project 254

It’s Monday, and time for the Global Design Project’s team to inspire you!

I love this dotted 6X6 Designer Paper, and it comes in all the Stampin’ Up! colors. You get two sheets each, of 4 designs, in every color collection. This is Soft Suede from the Neutrals Collection. You can take a closer look at the papers in my Product List below. I used a Stitched Rectangles Die (4 1/4″ X 3″) for cutting, backed it for thickness, and placed it on Dimensionals. 

Next, I attached the dotted layer to a Thick Whisper White card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), which I embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

By Su Mohr for #gdp254; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, Neutrals 6X6 Paper, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Stampin' Blends; #sunflowers #sunflowersoncards #celebratesunflowers #daisylane #flowers #flowersoncards #friendshipcards #alcoholmarkers #cardsketches #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Sunflower for a friend

 

But, now, let’s talk about the sunflower. It’s from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, which I stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

Then, I colored it with Stampin’ Blends in these colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Old Olive and Bronze. I stamped, and colored, the leaves the same way, and cut all three with their Sunflowers Dies.

 

“Friend” is from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die (2 1/2″ X 1″).

I taped Linen Thread to the back of the sentiment, before attaching it with Dimensionals, and tied a knot on the front.

 

We hope you find our designs inspirational. Use the Global Design Project sketch, then post your creations in our gallery. 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

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

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 September 1st.

 

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. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

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Poppy Moments for Global Design Project 253

The Poppy Moments Dies are a favorite of mine. See how the “peek-a-boo” poppies allow the impression from the Stitched Leaves Die to show? Keep reading for instructions.

By Su Mohr for GDP253; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Poppy Moments Dies, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, Textured Essentials Stamp Set,Stitched Leaves Dies;

 

Today’s Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Cut regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Place the Stitched Leaves Die (pictured above) on the left side of the layer, and run it through the die cutting machine as you would a regular die. It will leave this debossed  impression. Cool, huh?

The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. Stamp “Hugs Prayers Love” in Memento Black Ink, and glue the layer to the card base.

 

Now, for my favorite Poppy Moments flowers. 

 

Color a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Sponge Daubers and three colors of ink: Calypso Coral, Bumblebee, and Granny Apple Green. Then, use the die (pictured above) to cut two flowers, and attach with Dimensionals.

 

I used a stamp from Textured Essentials for the center of the flowers. Stamp it in Memento Black Ink and use the larger, stamen, Poppy Moments Die for cutting.

Use the smaller, stamen die to cut from Basic Black Cardstock, glue the two together, and glue to the center of the flowers.

Complete the card with a few sequins.

 

Now that your creative juices are flowing, come join us at Global Design Project, using this weeks colors. We’d love to see your entries on our gallery wall!

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

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

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 September 1st.

 

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. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

 

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

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Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!


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