Tropical Adventure Greeting Card

I know we’re all feeling a bit homebound these days, so let’s use our imaginations, and go on a tropical vacation. 

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Seize the B'day; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tropical Oasis DSP, Coastal Weave embossing, Friendly Silhouettes Dies, Sweet Silhouettes Dies; #tropicalcards #tropicaloasis #adventure #travel #hawaii #classiccars #tropicalcards #traveloncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #friendlysilhouettes #sweetsilhouettes #stampinup

Tropical adventure

 

The “adventure” began with a Sweet Silhouettes Die, which I used to cut from a blue piece of Topical Oasis Designer Paper. (It’s the DSP I’m using for photography).

TIP: I backed the word with a retired piece of foil paper to give it thickness and extra strength to raise the curled “t.” 

 

Next, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the classic woody car from another sheet of Tropical Oasis DSP. Isn’t it great?

 

To create the background, I used a Friendly Silhouettes Die to cut the palms and curved line from Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used brown, Tropical Oasis DSP to cut the shape a second time, and glued the two together on a green piece of Tropical Oasis DSP.

Afterwards, I ran this through the embossing machine with the Coastal Weave embossing folder, and layered it on a card base of Old Olive. 

 

The Tropical Oasis DSP and the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder are Last-Chance products, so please check to see if they are still available. You’ll find the link to the entire list of Last-Chance products at the bottom of this post. 

 

Today’s card was inspired by the “travel” theme at TGIF,

and, the “tropical” theme at Seize the Birthday. Yes, this will be a birthday card, and suitable for a guy!

 

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. 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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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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Pressed Petals Birthday Card

I began today’s birthday card with some of my favorite, retiring, designer paper, Pressed Petals. This paper blends beautifully with Very Vanilla, so that’s what I chose for the card base.

Incidentally, the music paper I used for photographing is one of the Pressed Petals designs.

By su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pressed Petals DSP, Layering Square Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Ornate Frames Dies Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Floral embossing; #birthdaycards #femininecards #femininebirthdaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #pressedpetals #ornateframes #ornatelayers #ornatefloral #hostcodegifts #burlaponcards #retiringproducts #lastchance

Pressed Petals on Burlap

 

I layered the Thick Very Vanilla card base with paper that looks just like burlap, cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

If you love this paper as much as I do, order it now while it’s still available. You can click on the picture in my Product List below to see all of the designs in the pack. It has 24 sheets, twice as many as the regular amount of 12.

Next, I used a Layering Squares Die to cut a square of Very Vanilla Cardstock, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder is my Host Code gift for the month of May. Read below to see how you can make it yours.

 

To add a”lacey” feel to the square, I used an Ornate Frames Die, cut from Mossy Meadow Cardstock. Then, I cut the shape in half, and glued the halves to the top and bottom of the square.

For additional “real” lace, I used Scalloped Lace Trim, which is attached with tiny dots of Liquid Glue.

 

I layered the square with a rectangle of Pressed Petals DSP, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

The sentiment, “Happy Birthday,” is from the Special Someone Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.

 

My layout was inspired by TGIF.

 

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 that I used on today’s card. 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. Just click my “shop” button below to get started.

 

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.

 I gifted myself with a Stampin’ Up! pre-order on Tuesday, and I’m so excited to receive it! Demonstrators are able to order from the new catalog a month early. It’s easy to become a Demonstrator, and there’s no obligation to sell. You can just enjoy your 20% discount! Send me an email if this sounds like something you’d like to do.

You can also click “JOIN” if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re a winner!

 


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Ornate Frames and Flowers

Don’t these flowers look like they were watercolored? They were simply stamped, using a stamp from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set!

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, Ornate Frames Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Leaf Punch, Painted Harvest Stamp Set; #ornateframes #ornatelayers #butterflywishes #friendshipcards #watercoloroncards #watercoloring #flowersoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #colorcombos #cardchallenges

Ornate Frames & Flowers

 

I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with Whisper White Cardstock that I cut with an Ornate Layers Die. 

 

The flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Inks. My flowers needed some foliage, so I remembered leaves from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set that had the same watercolored appearance. I stamped the leaves in Coastal Cabana Ink, and cut them with their matching Leaf Punch.

I also added some Baby’s Breath, cut with a Frosted Bouquet Die from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. The First Frost Stamp Set and Frosted Bouquet Dies have been a favorite of mine. They are retiring, so get them now, while you can.

 

The sentiment, “Hugs Prayers Love,” is from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, stamped in Coastal Cabana Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. I glued the leaves to the back of the sentiment, before adhering it with Dimensionals.

TIP: Each leaf is on a Mini-Dimensional for support.

 

I was inspired by the colors at TGIF.

 

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.

Note: the last three items in my Product list are “Last-Chance” items.

 

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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Happy B*Day Card

Every day is someone’s birthday, and who doesn’t love receiving a handmade birthday card?

Since my birthday is in May, I edited the bottom of this post to include my exciting news for the month of May.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Woven Threads Sequins; #birthdaycards #handlettered #paperwords #happyb.day ##handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #lastchance #retiringproducts #stampinup #cardchallenges #colorcombos #cardthemes

Happy b*day

 

Using die-cut letters is so much fun, and these have been a favorite from the Hand-Lettered Prose die set. The “dot” is a Bouquet Bunches Die. Both sets are two of my favorite “Last-Chance” products, so order soon if you HAVE to have them! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will take you to them.

I cut the letters from scraps of Designer Paper, and double layered them for thickness. I used matching colors of cardstock for layering, and you’ll find the four colors named in my Product List. Aren’t they pretty together?

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with an Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

 

“Happy” is from the Well Said Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die.

Finally, I HAD to add some sequins, and the Woven Threads Sequins matched the colors perfectly!

 

Today’s theme was inspired by TGIF.

And, the colors are from Fab Friday.

 

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 51) 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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Happy Birthday Bubbles

The So Very Vellum is so very pretty, and fun to use. It looks like bubbles on this birthday card, don’t you think?

By Su Mohr for TGIG; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: So Very Vellum DSP, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Timeless Tulip Stamp Set, Corrugated embossing; #birthdaycards #vellumoncards #corrugatedembossing #pastelcolors #colorcombos #bubbles #stampinup #2020stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Birthday Bubbles

 

I first cut the three colors of vellum with two Layering Circles Dies. Then, I cut an equal amount of Whisper White Cardstock for backing.

TIP: I discovered, if you put tiny dots of glue behind the dots, it doesn’t show at all.

 

I had fun embossing (Corrugated Embossing Folder) and distressing (used my fingernail) the background, which I glued to a Thick Whisper White card base.

I placed the bubbles and sentiment on Stampin’ Dimensionals, which enhanced the embossed dimension. This card just might fly away!

“Happy Birthday” is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Dies. 

 

 

 

No worries, if you don’t have the So Very Vellum DSP. I bet you can come up with equally stunning paper for this design.

I was inspired by TGIF.

I’m also sharing with Seize the Birthday’s Spring Fling.

 

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 visiting today. Just click on the pictures in my Product List to start filling your shopping bag. I appreciate your support!


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