A Wreath Of Sympathy

When I saw the TGIF challenge this morning, I couldn’t wait to use the color combination! The soft pink and green looked startlingly beautiful against black, and I had the perfect Wreath Builder Dies  to make a wreath. You can see the inspiration below my instructions for today’s card.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details; Featuring: Wreath Builder Dies, Lasting Elegance Dies, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set; #heatembossing #sympathycards #wreaths #wreathsoncards #wreathbuilderdies #peacefulmoments #lastingelegance #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #cardchallenges #inspiration

Sympathy Wreath

 

The first thing I did was use two Wreath Builder Dies to cut the wreath from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and Blushing Bride Cardstock.

I positioned the wreath in the middle of Basic Black Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″) and stared at it for a long time, while thinking about a sentiment to place at the top. The card spoke “sympathy” to me, so I found “With Deepest Sympathy” in the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. The sentiment was awkward above the wreath, but luckily, it fit perfectly in the center.

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark on the black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Powder, and set it with the heat tool. As I glued the wreath in place, I took care in turning it, so the leaves weren’t covering the letters.

 

Before gluing the black layer to the Thick Whisper White card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), I added a detailed edge with a Lasting Elegance Die. I love how this makes my card look complete. 

 

Well, almost complete, because I added three white flowers to the wreath with tiny pearls at the centers. The Wreath Builder Die Set has three little dies, so they can be cut at the same time. 

 

Here is the TGIF challenge that inspired my card today. Be sure to look at Tami Hewlett’s gorgeous card, when you click here.

 

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Coop’s Santa Hat

When a black lab, named “Coop,” needs to be featured on a  A Christmas card, this happens: 

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dog Punch, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Little Treats Bundle, Plaid Tidings Paper, Playful Pets Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #dogs #blacklabs #dogsoncards #dogpunch #littletreats #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020 #playfulpets #santahats

Coop

 

I began today’s card by using the Dog Punch to cut Coop from Basic Black Cardstock. His fur was made by rolling him through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.  He loves the way his fur turned out, and didn’t seem to mind.

 

Coop’s Santa hat is from the Little Treats Bundle. The main part of this bundle is an adorable box that can be created from a 6X6 piece of cardstock from one die-cut, but it has lots of fun “extras” too. You can see the bundle by clicking on the picture in my Product List below. You’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundle, but the stamp set and die set can be purchased separately.

Back to the hat, which I stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with its die. I used an X-ACTO knife to make the slit in the hat, so Coop could wear it comfortably, with a tiny bit of glue to secure it. I punched a second dog to give him thickness, and placed him on Dimensionals. 

 

For his background, the card base is Real Red Cardstock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), and topped with Playful Pets Designer Paper (4″ X 5 1/4″). Coop liked the idea of paw prints and red hearts.

The red and white stripe (1 1/2″ X4 1/4″) is also Playful Pets Designer Paper. The black and white (1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″) is Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, and the Whisper White Cardstock is 1 1/2″ X 1 3/4″.

Coop wanted to say, Thinking of you at Christmas,” which we found in the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, and stamped it in Real Red Ink on the white square.

I thought the card was complete, but Coop wanted a red bow, so we cut from Real Red Cardstock with a Happy Die. 

 

The layout was inspired by TGIF.

 

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! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

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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Dandelion Wishes with “Ink to Embossing Folder” Technique

Everyone knows that blowing on a dandelion makes wishes come true, right?

This is the first time I’ve inked up the Dandelions Embossing Folder, and I mean that literally. Let’s call this the “ink to embossing folder” technique, because that’s exactly how I created today’s card.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dandelions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Write Markers, Well Written Dies, Foam Adhesive Sheets; #dandelions #dandelionwishes #birthdaycards #cardtechniques #inktoembossingfolder #embossingfoldertechniques #cardchallenges #colorcombos #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Dandelion Wishes

 

I used two Stampin’ Write Markers, Soft Suede and Granny Apple Green, and colored the indented side of the embossing folder. I used the brush side of the markers, and was careful not to go beyond the debossed image. 

 

Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, and laid it on the non-inked side of the embossing folder. Then, I carefully closed the folder, and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I repeated with a second piece of cardstock (because I was experimenting), and I like this “stamped off,” lighter version better.

To clean the embossing folder, you simply let cold water run over it, and dry it with a towel. 

 

The sentiment, “wishes,” was cut with a Well Written Die and Blushing Bride Cardstock, that I placed on a Foam Adhesive Sheet. I matched the word to the Blushing Bride card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

 

I was inspired by the colors at TGIF. 

 

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.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Starter Kit:

 

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Bigger Than The Ocean

If you haven’t seen the Whale of a Time Designer Paper, you need to check it out in my Product List below. It really is amazing!

It’s a warm (some would say hot) day in San Diego, so an ocean themed card was a natural.

The first thing I did was cut a heart from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, using a Be Mine Stitched Die. It’s the one where the widest part is 2 1/2″. Then, I stamped the sentiment, “My love for you is bigger than the ocean,” in Pretty Peacock Ink.

 

The heart called for some texture, so I embossed it with the Seabed Embossing Folder, which was perfect for my ocean theme. I love how you can emboss over a sentiment, and it’s still legible.

 

For the background, I cut a piece of Whale of a Time Designer Paper with the largest Layering Frames Die. The seahorses are in an ocean, with a matching, Balmy Blue card base.

Next, I fussy cut the whale and turtle, also from Whale of a Time Designer Paper, and glued their “faces” to the heart. Before attaching the three to the card front, I gave the ocean some sparkle with a 4 1/2″ piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon. Fun stuff!

The last detail was adding three sequin bubbles coming from the whale’s blowhole.

 

 

I was inspired by TGIF.

 

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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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Huge “HAPPY” Birthday Card

We always need more birthday cards. Right? Today’s birthday card is pink, but you could recreate it in YOUR favorite color.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Happy Dies, Special Someone Stamp Set, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Well Said Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #birthdaycards #balloons #balloonsoncards #happydies #wellsaid #cardchallenges #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup

Huge “Happy”

 

Today’s birthday card has a Magenta Madness card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″) and a layer of Basic Black Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″).

There’s a cute, little balloon in the Special Someone Stamp Set that I thought would be a good size for my huge “HAPPY.”  I began by stamping the balloon’s outline in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (1/8″ smaller than the Basic Black Layer), letting some of the balloons float off the card. After stamping the strings, I used the solid balloon stamp to fill in “stamped off” ink shades of Magenta Madness and Melon Mambo.

I wanted “HAPPY,” from the Happy Dies set, to have dimension, so used a Foam Adhesive Sheet (4″ X 1 1/2″), and Magenta Madness Cardstock, cut the same size. I placed the die on top, ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, peeled off the backing, and attached it to the card front. It was so much easier than attaching with tiny pieces of Dimensionals!

 

To complete the sentiment, I stamped “birthday,” from the Well Written Stamp Set, in Memento Black Ink,  and used the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting.

 

My layout was inspired by TGIF. Actually, the colors and theme too!

 

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 Thank You Card

Who said sunflowers can’t be pink and purple? I had fun with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and my Water Painters! You can follow along for instructions, and see my supplies in the Product List below. The stamp set and dies can be purchased separately, but you’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundle.

By bSu Mohr for TGIF and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Sunflowers Dies, Water Painters; #sunflowers #sunflowersoncards #celebratesunflowers #sunflowersdies #watercoloring #waterpainters #cardsketches #cardchallenges #colorcombos #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup

Colorful Sunflowers

 

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″.

The sentiment, “Thanks A Bunch,”  is from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink. You will stamp it in the middle of the layer, but wait until you complete the flowers to make sure it isn’t hidden by their petals.

 

Stamp one sunflower in Magenta Madness Ink, and one in Gorgeous Grape Ink, on Shimmery White Cardstock. Use the Water Painter tool (medium brush) to watercolor the flowers.

How? Dip the brush on the ink pad, then squeeze the water painter over scratch paper until water fills the brush. Swipe it across the scratch paper to see the color you will get, paint away, and repeat.

I fussy cut the flowers to eliminate the white border, but there is a die for cutting, if you prefer. Plus, you could paint beyond the outline, so the border would be colored. Or, you could cut first, then paint. Lots of options.

Use the outline die (in the first photo) to cut two sunflowers from Whisper White Cardstock. Attach them to the watercolored flowers with glue, just around the circular portion, leaving the petals free.

Glue the flowers in each corner of the layer, and trim the overhang with Paper Snips. I applied glue (on the back of the flowers) along the corner to the end of the circle, leaving the petals free, so they could be lifted.

 

Stamp the three leaves in Bermuda Bay Ink, cut with their die, and attach. I glued two flat, and raised one on Dimensionals.

 

I was inspired by two challenges. My colors are from TGIF.

And, my layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.

 

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:

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

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


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