Mr. Moose and November Winner Announcement

Mr. Moose said it was time to create another Christmas card, and the first day of December seemed like a good day.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fusion; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Moose Punch,Winter Snow embossing, Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Special Day Dies, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, Ornate Border Dies; #christmascards #moose #moosepunch #mooseoncards #holidaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstructions #fancyfolds #hohoho #cardchallenges #cardsketches #cardthemes

Mr. Moose says “Ho Ho Ho”

 

Before seeing the details of his requests, I want to congratulate the winner of my November Drawing…..Yay, Sheila G! You will receive the Stampin’ Up! Notebook and the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, plus the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. All of my customers who ordered a minimum of $50.00 will receive the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, plus one of my handmade cards, as soon as I receive my order from Stampin’ Up!

You can see my December gift offering below Mr. Moose and his card.

 

Now for Mr. Moose, who was cut with the Moose Punch from Early Espresso Cardstock. He wanted to be placed on Dimensionals, so I gave him three layers of cardstock for sturdiness. Do you see the cute, Real Red Cardstock, bow, tied on his antler? We found it in the Special Day Dies, along with the bubble to show that he was speaking.

Mr. Moose felt that “Ho Ho Ho” would be easy for him to say, and appropriate for the season. We found it in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, and stamped it in Early Espresso Ink.

 

Things were going quite well, up to this point. Then, Mr. Moose decided he wanted a “fancy fold” card, and told me to chop an inch off the front of the Thick Whisper White card base that was 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I wasn’t sure what he had in mind, but this was his card, so I proceeded. 

First, he wanted to walk on Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, 3 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. I liked this idea, so my customers could see how pretty the snowflakes were on the embossing folder they’d be receiving.

Next, Mr. Moose wanted red to match his bow, so I cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock, 3 1/4″ X 5″, and topped it with Heartwarming Hugs gingham paper, 3 1/4″ X 4 3/4″. But, that wasn’t sufficient, because he wanted a detailed edge, and found an Ornate Border Die for the top and bottom of the red layer.

 

 

We used that same die for the inside, Whisper White Cardstock layer, 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″, and lined it up with the snowflake piece on the card front.

To complete the inside, he said Santa Claus always says, “Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas,” so we wrote “Merry Christmas” using Real Red Cardstock and two Word Wishes Dies.

 

Mr. Moose is proud of his card, and wanted to enter it in two challenges:

Fusion, for the sketch and “ho ho ho.”

TGIF, because Mr. Moose says his card is a magical Christmas card, and hopes you agree.

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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Stitched Leaves In Stitched Circles

I began today’s “thanks” or “Thanksgiving” card with a Mossy Meadow card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, layered with Whisper White Cardstock. The layer was cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate layers Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Stitched Shapes Dies, Copper Foil, Word Wishes Dies, Ladybug Trinkets, Blending Brushes; #thankyoucards #thanksgivingcards #stitchedleaves #leaves #leavesoncards #cardsketches #cardthemes #cardinspiration #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #blendingbrushes

Stitched Leaves

 

Now, for the leaves. Oh my goodness! The new Blending Brushes are a-m-a-a-a-a-zing! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I was expecting something more like a sponge, not these incredibly soft brushes. The brushes are coming soon, #153611, available Jan. 3, 2021, so put them on your list.

Once I stopped feeling the bristles, I added Garden Green Ink, and Mossy Meadow Ink, and smoothed it over Whisper White Cardstock.

 

Next, I used two Stitched Leaves Dies to cut the leaves from my newly, green colored, cardstock, while using  their embossing dies for interior stitching. (See the first photo).

To back the leaves, I used Stitched Shapes Dies to cut circles from Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Cardstock. For the outline stitching on the circles, I used the Stitched Leaves Dies a second time. Then, I glued these cut circles to a second set of complete circles, and inlaid the leaves. 

The smallest, gingham, circle was cut from Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, and glued flat. Then, I attached the two larger circles with Dimensionals.

 

The sentiment was cut from Copper Foil with a Word Wishes Die, placed on a Foam Adhesive Sheet. It was easy to snip “giving” from “Thanksgiving” to simply say “Thanks.” The more difficult part was removing all the tiny parts from the letters.

While I was photographing my card, a little ladybug flew onto a leaf. I decided to let her stay, and she is secured in place with a Mini Glue Dot. If you’re wondering, she is a Ladybug Trinket, #154299, part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

 

 

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

I’m also sharing with TGIF, whose theme is “thankful.”

BIG NEWS!!!
We all know what happens the day after Thanksgiving, but Stampin’ Up! isn’t waiting for Black Friday to have a sale. It’s happening on Tuesday, November 24th, and is a one day sale. Almost everything in the 2020-2021Annual Catalog (over 600 items) is 10% off.  Click on the link below to see the exclusions. If you haven’t ordered this month, this is great news!  And, even if you have, there’s always something on your wish list, right?
 
This is the busy, holiday, shipping time, so you may experience delays.

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!


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Pine Woods Christmas Card

Feels Like Frost Designer Paper is so pretty, and I love this print in shades of purple and green. 

The first thing I did was select the card base in Highland Heather, to blend with the colors in the designer paper. Then, I glued the designer paper (4″ X 5 1/4″) to the card front.

By Su Mohr for PP and TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, Layering Ovals Dies, Pine Woods Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set; #christmascards #holidaycards #treesoncards #christmastrees #feelslikefrost #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #holiday2020 #stampinup #cardsketches #cardthemes

Christmas Tree

 

Next, I used two Layering Ovals Dies to cut a scalloped oval from Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, and a plain oval from Highland Heather Cardstock.

The tree was made with a Pine Woods Die, cut from Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, and layered on cardstock for thickness.

I glued the ovals and tree together, and attached to the card front with Dimensionals.

 

This is how I used a second piece of designer paper for the three die cuts. The scalloped oval was cut to match, the tree was from the green corner, and the sentiment was from the lightest section, so the words would show. 

 

One of my favorite sentiments, “Blessed Christmas Wishes,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die. I placed it on Dimensionals, and my card was complete.

This exact card isn’t one for quantity, but the design could be adapted to a multitude of papers.

 

 

I was inspired by TGIF, and didn’t realize until I finished that I used the same paper as Tami!

I’m also sharing with the Paper Player’s holiday theme.

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!


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Frosty Says Let It Snow

Frosty has been waiting patiently to be the focal point of a Christmas card, and today was his day. When he found out I needed circles for a card challenge, he said he was nothing but circles!

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Snowman Season Stamp Set, Snowman Builder Punch, Winter Snow embossing, Ornate Layers Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon; #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2020 #snoman #snowmenoncards #snowmanseason #snowmanpunch #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #frosty #frostythesnowman #snowoncards #circlesoncards #cardthemes #cardchallenges

Frosty and Circles

 

I stamped Frosty, from the Snowman Season Stamp Set, in Smoky Slate Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, he giggled with delight as I used the Snowman Builder Punch for cutting. The punch even made his stick arms. There’s also a hat that can be punched, but he chose not to wear it, wanting to emphasize his circular head. To look his best, he asked that I add a bit of color with Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie (carrot nose) Basic Black (charcoal eyes, mouth and buttons) Smoky Slate (shadowing).

 

Frosty chose Seaside Spray for his background, feeling it was his most flattering color. I used the largest Ornate Layers Die for cutting the Seaside Spray layer, which I glued to the Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

Prior to gluing the layer, I embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, because Frosty wanted as much snow as possible. And, he wanted me to add some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, because it looked like snowballs. It does, doesn’t it?

 

Next, I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut two circles of Seaside Spray Cardstock, and two scalloped circles of Whisper White Cardstock for layering. The larger circle was glued flat, and Frosty was attached with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on the smaller circle, and attached it with Dimensionals. “Let it snow” is from the Snowman Season Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink.

Frosty is confident he will make the recipient smile. 

 

I was inspired by TGIF, “Going in Circles.”

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


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The Spider’s Halloween Card

I saw this on Facebook, and thought it was so funny, I wanted to share it with you. 

 

But, in the spirit of Halloween, I needed to make one last Halloween card, or I should say, the spiders did!

The three, very, scary, spiders crawled out of the Little Treat Box Die Set (cut from Basic Black Cardstock). They began weaving a web and a sentiment from the Festive Corners Stamp Set, using Memento Black Ink and lots of ingenuity. Don’t you love the way “trick or treat-happy halloween” goes around the corner? They even figured out how to use the Stamparatus for perfect placement.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Treat Box Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Festive Corners Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #halloween #halloweencards #spiders #spidersoncards #boooncards #festivecorners #littletreatbox #playfulalphabet #trickortreat #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020

Spider’s Halloween Card

 

The spiders chose Highland Heather Cardstock, using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting. This was layered on a Granny Apple Green card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), and the top layer, Garden Green Cardstock, was cut with a smaller Stitched Rectangles Die (3 1/2″ X 2 1/4″).

 

Knowing that “BOO!” was a favorite Halloween word, they used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut the word from Regals 6 X 6 Designer Paper (because it had Pumpkin Pie dotted paper). And, they cleverly used Foam Adhesive Sheets, to give the letters, and exclamation point, dimension. 

 

I think the spiders did an impressive job, but they did lose an “o” from the Playful Alphabet Set. It’s a good thing many of the letters in the set are duplicated, because it’s one of my favorite sets for card making.

 

I was inspired by the theme at TGIF.

And, the colors at Fab Friday.

 

My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.

 

My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

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 November 1st.

 

Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!

 

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


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Dino Days Paper Hugs

Are you missing hugs as much as I am? I know many of you are, so I wanted to create a card to send “paper hugs.” I immediately heard a voice coming from one of my stamp sets, “me, me, I give the best hugs of all.” It didn’t take long to discover it was that adorable Rex from the Dino Days Stamp Set. His arms are short, but I have to admit, he gives great hugs.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dino Days Stamp Set, Dino Dies, Playful Alphabet, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, In Good Taste Designer Paper; #dinodays #dinodies #playfulalphabet #alphabet #lettersforcards #dinosaursoncards #paperhugs #heartwarminghugs #designerpaper #papersale #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardinstruction #papercrafting #stampinup #cardideas

Paper Hugs

 

First, I stamped Rex, and his spiny back, in Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used the Dino Dies for cutting. He said I should glue the spines to his back, because it added character, and he promised not to hurt anyone. 

 

Rex thought wood texture would be a good background, so we chose my favorite from In Good Taste Designer Paper, cutting it to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Plus, we cut a circle from the center, using a Layering Circles Die. We also cut a scalloped circle from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, glued the two together, and placed it on Dimensionals. Rex planned on being featured in the circle, and said the white scalloped edge brought out the color in his eyes. I tried not to laugh, as I layered the wood texture on a Gray Granite card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

Now for the Playful Alphabet letters. We explored several options of designer paper, but the number one favorite was the tiny gingham from Heartwarming Hugs. I cut a 1″ strip of the designer paper, and attached it to a 1″ strip of a Foam Adhesive Sheet. After placing the letter dies on the strip, I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, one time the normal way, and one time upside down. This insures a good cut, so the letters are easy to remove. I took off the backing, placing “paper” on the top of the circle, and “hugs” on the bottom.

Rex likes his card so much, he said he wanted me to keep it. I’ll have to think about that.

By the way, both designer papers I used, Heartwarming Hugs, and In Good Taste, are on sale for the month of October. You can see all of the sale papers and details below. Clicking on the pictures will take you to my store for easy ordering.

 

I was inspired by TGIF.

 

My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.

 

My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

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 November 1st.

 

Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!

 

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


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