Sweet Silhouettes Tree of Thanks

Once again, I find myself using the fabulous tree from the Sweet Silhouettes die set.

By Su Mohr for tgif; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Well Written Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies; #thankyoucards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #sweetsilhouettes #wellwritten #bouquetbunch #pressedpetals #cardchallenges

Tree of thanks


Today’s card was inspired by TGIF’s challenge, “all on black.”


The challenge determined the Basic Black Cardstock background, which I layered on a Soft Suede card base. There is wood textured paper in the Pressed Petals Designer Paper collection that I thought would make a good tree, and I used the Sweet Silhouettes die for cutting.


To add some color, I made blossoms with a Bouquet Bunch die, and another piece of the Pressed Petals DSP. Using the DSP this way, gives the blossoms a nice variation of color.


All that remained was the sentiment, which I found in the Well Written die set. I cut “thanks” from another piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, and my “all on black” card was complete.


Thank you for stopping by to check out my “tree of thanks.” Keep scrolling to see my short, “ink-free” Product List. 

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Feels Like Frost Sneak Peek

Feels Like Frost Designer Paper is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m excited to share it with you. I love the photographed images of this 6″ X 6″ DSP from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Feels Like Frost DSP, Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set; #feelslikefrost #sneakpeeks #2019holidaycatalog #stitchednested label dies #sweetsilhouettes #dandelions #handmadecards #handcrafted #holidaycards #christmascards

Frosty Dandelion


I began with a Seaside Spray card base, and trimmed a piece the 6″ X 6″ DSP to 4″ X 5 1/4″. To add dimension, I used a Stitched Nested Label Die to cut a section from the top of the DSP. Then, I layered it for thickness, and placed it on dimensionals.


To hold the sentiment, I used a smaller Stitched Nested Label Die to cut a piece of the “left-over” DSP for the sentiment. “Tis the Season” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy Ink.


The “frosty” dandelion is from the Sweet Silhouettes die set, cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I’m not sure what the plant is in the photo, but they look similar, don’t they?


My layout was inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge. So, I HAD to sprinkle on some Woven Threads Sequins. 


I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. If you liked it, you can get a glimpse of the entire pack of Feels Like Frost DSP by clicking on the picture in my Product List.

Have a wonderful day!

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#simplestamping Swinging Girl

Welcome! Do you wish you were this swinging girl, enjoying her day?

By Su Mohr for tgif; Click READ or VISIIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Laser-Cut Paper, stencil technique, Silhouette Scenes, Butterfly Wishes, Good Morning Magnolia; #simplestamping #silhouettes #silhouettescenes #silhouettesoncards #butterflywishes #colorchallenges #colorcombinations #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy



A single layer of Whisper White Cardstock on a Coastal Cabana card base, along with just three colors of ink, makes this #simplestamping in my mind.


The three colors are: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape, inspired by TGIF’s color challenge.


First, I used an oval from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Paper as a stencil, sponge daubing Coastal Cabana Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. My Sponge Dauber must have had another color in it, but I like the accidental two-tone effect.


Then, using Gorgeous grape Ink, I stamped the swinging girl from Silhouettte Scenes inside the oval.

For the third color, I stamped the tree branch from Butterfly Wishes in Melon Mambo Ink. Doesn’t this give the impression the girl is swinging from a tree?


To keep things simple, I stamped “Enjoy Today” right across the oval. I just had to add that little Melon Mambo Enamel Heart!


Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy today!

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Wood Carved Magnolia Flower

I’ve been thinking about making a wood carved magnolia with Magnolia Memory Dies, and today is the day.

By Su Mohr for tgif; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Magnolia Memory Dies, Piece of Cake stamp set, Pressed Petals Designer Paper, Rectangle Stitched Dies; #masculinecards #birthdaycards #pressedpetals #woodcarved #woodflower #magnolias #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #stampinup

Wood Magnolia


This piece of wood is from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, and I used a Magnolia Memory Die to cut two sets of petals. Two additional sets of petals were cut from Soft Suede Cardstock, for layering, to give the flower a thick, wood look and feel. The burlap leaves (Pressed Petals DSP) were also cut with Magnolia Memory Dies.


The background is another piece of Pressed Petals DSP, layered on a Mossy Meadow card base, and you can see I used the DSP for photographing also. Guess I like this paper!


Whenever I use wood, I feel it’s suitable for a man, and I’m always needing masculine birthday cards. “Happy Birthday” is from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set. It’s stamped in Early Espresso Ink on burlap DSP and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die.



I wanted to use this shape, because of the TGIF challenge.


Thank you for stopping by. I hope this gives you some ideas for masculine cards.

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How to Make A Die-Cut Card of a Silhouette, Rectangles & Thanks

The Friendly Silhouettes Die set has this fabulous, floral, landscape die. I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for cutting, which matches the card base.

By Su Mohr for cts and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Friendly Silhouettes Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Well Written Dies, In Colors Designer Paper; #friendlysilhouettes #wellwritten #rectanglestitcheddies #in-colors #cardchallenges #cardsketches #2019-2021 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #stampinup

Silhouette Thanks


Next, I used three Rectangles Stitched Dies to cut the shapes for my composition. The largest rectangle is from the In-Colors 6X6 Designer Paper in Seaside Spray. The medium rectangle is from the same pack of DSP in Purple Posy, and the smallest rectangle is Whisper White Cardstock. 


“Thanks” is from the Well Written Die Set, and cut from a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper in Rococo Rose. All three colors have a script pattern, which keeps things coordinated. Although, you can’t really see it in “thanks.”

Tying the elements together is a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.



Today’s project was inspired by the TGIF colors.

And, CAS(E) this sketch.


“Thanks” for visiting! Life is much more fun with die-cuts! You can shop for them in my store!

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Sweet Silhouettes Dandelion Sympathy Card

Today’s sympathy card is featuring two, Sweet Silhouettes, dandelions.

By Su Mohr for GDP and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Well Written Dies, Subtle Texture embossing, Rectangles Stitched Dies, Well Said Stamp set; #sympathycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #sweetsilhouettes #wellwritten #wellsaid #cardchallenges

Dandelion Sympathy


The dandelions were cut from Vellum Cardstock with a Sweet Silhouettes Die, and lightly glued to a Basic Gray Cardstock background. I wanted the dandelions to have an “airy” feel, and the Vellum was perfect for the task. It’s surprising how strong Vellum is!

The teardrops are from a retired pack of epoxy drops, and the shape is so perfect, I had to use them.  I’ve listed the new pack of Epoxy Droplets in my Product List.


The Basic Gray background is embossed with Subtle Texture, glued to the Smoky Slate card base, and framed with a piece of 6X6 Seaside Spray Designer Series Paper. The frame and background were made with Stitched Rectangles Dies.


The word,”sympathy,” is from the Well Written Die Set, cut from Smoky Slate Cardstock, and doubled for thickness. The sentiment is continued on the inside with words from the Well Said Stamp Set, “Know that love, prayers, and caring surround you today.”

I completed the envelope by embossing the flap with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, so it’s ready to send.


Two challenges were on my mind as I made today’s card.


I appreciate you stopping by, and thank you for shopping at my store!

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