Christmas Poinsettias and Pine Boughs

The Boughs Of Holly Designer Paper has beautiful poinsettias, which are fun to cut, once you get the hang of it. Stampin’ Up’s Paper Snips are the perfect tool for the job, and remember to move the paper, not the scissors.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Christmas Pinecone Dies, Boughs Of Holly DSP, Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set,Potted Succulent Dies, Paper Snips; #christmaspineconedies #boughsofholly #poinsettias #cottagewreaths #christmascards #holiday2022 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup

Poinsettia Pines

 

The background for the poinsettias was created with two, large, Christmas Pinecone Dies. The bottom, thicker, layer was cut from Garden Green Cardstock, and the top, delicate, layer was cut from Boughs Of Holly Designer Paper in darker green. After cutting, I glued the pine layers to a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

Next, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red Ink, used a Potted Succulents Die for cutting, and placed it on Dimensionals.  “Merry Christmas” is from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set, and I love the small size and font.

After positioning the poinsettias, I attached them with Dimensionals, making sure they covered the sentiment label just a bit.

 

I’m entering TGIF’s challenge this week, “cut it out!”

 

My September Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you a “Mystery Envelope” in October. It will contain unused, Stampin’ Up! Products, with a value of at least $50.00, in a Priority Mail Envelope, and I pay the shipping! 

 

 

World Card Making Day is October 1st. Click here to read about the fun stamping event, and register to join in the fun!

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering six new die sets to coordinate with current stamp sets for the month of September. The promotion is aptly named Perfect Partners, and the dies are available in a bundle with the stamp set, or separately.

 

Stampin’ Up! has another exciting promotion the month of September! Every Wednesday, (9/8, 9/15, 9/22) there will be weekly deals announced; click here to go to my store, where you will find them. You can click on the revolving banner, or “specials” at the top/left of the page, then September Weekly Deals.

 

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit:  Contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. Also, it coordinates with the upcoming November Paper Pumpkin Kit and North Pole Sacks Add-On!

We’re getting ready to go to the Rady Shell. It’s Disco Inferno night with the San Diego Symphony.

I always appreciate you visiting, and hope you’ve had a great summer!

 

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A Pheasant’s “Pleasant Little Note”

My second Painted Pheasant card is showing off colors that I found in a photo: Soft Suede, Mango Melody, Early Espresso, Orchid Oasis, Cinnamon Cider, plus, a Real Red Stampin’ Blend. The markers come in color collections that you can see in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Painted Pheasant, Potted Succulents Dies, Playful Piggy Dies; #paintedpheasant #pheasants #birds #birdsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardtechniques #inktostamp #sumohr #stamping #stampinup

“A pleasant little note”

 

Isn’t he pretty?

 

To color the pheasant, I used the same “ink to stamp” technique as the first card, which is painting the stamp with the Stampin’ Write Markers, using the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus holds the Basic White Cardstock in place, while coloring the stamp on the lid of the Stamparatus, and lowering it to stamp the paper, one color at a time.  

The Basic White Cardstock is 5 1/4″ X 4″, which I glued to a Crumb Cake card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.  Prior to gluing, I stamped the pheasant’s habitat in Crumb Cake Ink with an image from the Painted Pheasant Stamp Set. I also cut a strip of grass from Crumb Cake Cardstock, using a Playful Piggy Die, and glued it along the bottom.

 

If you like “play on words,” you’ll enjoy this sentiment, “A pleasant little note.” Cute, huh? I stamped it in Early Espresso Ink, and used a Potted Succulents Die for cutting.

After attaching the sentiment with Dimensionals, I added a bow of Linen Thread on a Glue Dot.

 

I was inspired by TGIF.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you a “Mystery Envelope” in October. It will contain unused, Stampin’ Up! Products, with a value of at least $50.00, in a Priority Mail Envelope, and I pay the shipping! 

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering six new die sets to coordinate with current stamp sets for the month of September. The promotion is aptly named Perfect Partners, and the dies are available in a bundle with the stamp set, or separately.

 

Stampin’ Up! has another exciting promotion the month of September! Every Wednesday, (9/8, 9/15, 9/22) there will be weekly deals announced; click here to go to my store, where you will find them. You can click on the revolving banner, or “specials” at the top/left of the page, then September Weekly Deals.

 

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit:  Contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. Also, it coordinates with the upcoming November Paper Pumpkin Kit and North Pole Sacks Add-On!

We’re getting ready to go to the Rady Shell. It’s Disco Inferno night with the San Diego Symphony.

I always appreciate you visiting, and hope you’ve had a great summer!

 

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Splendid Thoughts with Dots & Spots

The Splendid Thoughts Bundle has been a favorite, since its early release. I combined it with the Spots & Dots Die for today’s card.

I began with Splendid Day Designer Paper (3 1/4″ X 3 1/2″) cut with the Dots & Spots Die. Then, I used the Stitched Greenery Die with Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 4″. Next, I cut Pool Party cardstock, 1 3/4″ X 4″, and glued the three pieces to a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set, Splendid Stems Dies, Splendid Day DSP, Dots & Spots Die, Stitched Greenery Die, Stylish Shapes Dies; #splendidthoughts #splendidday #stitchedgreenery #spotsanddots #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stampinup #stamping

Splendid Thoughts with Dots

 

 

Prior to gluing the Spot & Dots, I cut plants with the Splendid Stems Dies, and let them grow through the holes. For the plants, I used the foil side of Splendid Day Designer Paper, Pool Party Cardstock, and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock.

 

The sentiment, “Today is a day to remember,” is from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set. I stamped it in VersaMark on Basic White Cardstock, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, set it with the Heat Tool, and used a Stylish Shapes Die for cutting.

 

For a touch more gold, I added a few tiny, gold, For Everything Fancy Sequins.

 

I was inspired by TGIF.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you a “Mystery Envelope” in October. It will contain unused, Stampin’ Up! Products, with a value of at least $50.00, in a Priority Mail Envelope, and I pay the shipping! 

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering six new die sets to coordinate with current stamp sets for the month of September. The promotion is aptly named Perfect Partners, and the dies are available in a bundle with the stamp set, or separately.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! has another exciting promotion the month of September! Every Wednesday,  (9/8, 9/15, 9/22) there will be weekly deals announced. I can’t wait to find out what they are! Click here to go to my store, where you will find rotating banners; then click on “Weekly Deals.”

 

We’re getting ready to go to the Rady Shell. It’s Disco Inferno night with the San Diego Symphony.

I always appreciate you visiting, and hope you’ve had a great summer!

 

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Hello Harvest Stamp Set, Rustic Pumpkin Dies, Gingham Cottage DSP, Slimline Envelopes; #thanksgivingcards #helloharvest #rusticpumpkin #pumpkins #slimlinecards #ginghamcottage #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup

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Little Red Wagon Birthday Card

I began today’s card with the idea of using all five of the 2022-2024 In Colors with the  exclusive Playful Piggy Dies. Even if you don’t love pigs, you’ll love these dies! 

The Playful Piggy Dies are part of the Perfect Partners Promotion, exclusive dies not shown in the catalogs, that coordinate with current stamp sets. They are all listed below, with links to my store for ordering.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Playful Piggy Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Dots & Spots Die; #playfulpiggydies #thisbirthdaypiggy #dotsandspots #wagonsoncards #birthdaycards #2022-2024incolors #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #stampinup #birdsoncards

Little Red Wagon

 

To begin, I used Playful Piggy Dies to cut the wagon from Sweet Sorbet Cardstock, the grass from Parakeet Party Cardstock, the flags from Basic White Cardstock, and the birds from Tahitian Tide Cardstock, Starry Sky Cardstock, and Orchid Oasis Cardstock.

No matter what colors you use, they all seem to look good against white. So, I used a card base of Thick Basic White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with Basic White Cardstock, 5 1/4″ X 4″. Prior to gluing the layer to the card base, I used the Dots & Spots Die to give it a fun texture.

 

Next, I glued the grass to Basic White Cardstock that was cut with a Deckled Rectangles Die, 4 1/4″ X 3″. Then, I attached the Sweet Sorbet wagon with Dimensionals, and glued the Basic White Cardstock cloud, that was cut with a Waves Die.

 

“It’s your birthday” is from This Birthday Piggy Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Playful Piggy Die. After attaching the sentiment and flags with Dimensionals, and gluing the birds, I attached the Deckled Rectangle with Dimensionals in the middle of the card front.

 

I was inspired by TGIF.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you a “Mystery Envelope” in October. It will contain unused, Stampin’ Up! Products, with a value of at least $50.00, in a Priority Mail Envelope, and I pay the shipping! 

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering six new die sets to coordinate with current stamp sets for the month of September. The promotion is aptly named Perfect Partners, and the dies are available in a bundle with the stamp set, or separately.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! has another exciting promotion the month of September! Every Thursday, (9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22) there will be weekly deals announced, which I will post ASAP. I can’t wait to find out what they are! Click here to go to my store, where you will find rotating banners; then click on “Weekly Deals.”

 

The Weekly Deals for September 1-7. Clicking on the item will take you to my store where you’ll see details of the item, along with the reduced price.

 

We’re getting ready to go to the Rady Shell. It’s Disco Inferno night with the San Diego Symphony.

I always appreciate you visiting, and hope you’ve had a great summer!

 

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Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #3 and #4 August 2022

This month’s Paper Pumpkin, Sweet Sunflowers, is beautiful, and as promised, here are two more alternatives:

By Su Mohr for Paper Pumpkin and TGIF; Click aromasandart.com for details! Featuring: August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Amazing Thanks Dies, Scalloped Contours Dies; #paperpumpkinalternatives #august2022paperpumpkin #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #stamping #paperpumpkin cardkits #sumohr #sunflowers

Sweet Sunflowers alternatives

 

Card #3 uses a Fresh Freesia card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.  See how it brings out the color in the card front? 

To make the card unique, I used the largest  Deckled Rectangles Die to cut the Paper Pumpkin card front. Then, I used the fourth largest Deckled Rectangles Die to cut the center from the card front. After gluing the larger cut to the card base, I raised the middle cut on Dimensionals.

 

Next, I stamped the sunflower in Crushed Curry Ink on a punched flower from the kit, and stamped the center in Mossy Meadow Ink. Then, I attached the flower with Dimensionals, along with the bees and vellum honeycomb from the kit.

“Thank you” is from the Sweet Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink on a label from the kit, and attached with Dimensionals. 

 

Card #4 has a card base of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I used the largest Scalloped Contours Die to cut another Paper Pumpkin card front.

 

This time I used an Amazing Thanks Die, cutting a “bubble” from the card front, and layered it with the word “thanks,” which I cut from a green card base in the Paper Pumpkin kit. After gluing the card front to the card base, I placed “thanks” in the hole, raising it on Dimensionals.

 

The Sweet Sunflowers Stamp Set, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Crushed Curry Ink, Soft Suede Ink, Honeycomb Sheets, sentiment labels, punch-outs (bees and flowers), 9 decorative envelopes, 9 card bases, and directions, are included in the kit. Everything not included in the kit is in my Product List below.

One more alternative idea will be on Tuesday. I saved my favorite for last!

 

I’m sharing my cards with TGIF, because it’s a rarity that Basic White Cardstock wasn’t used!

 

My August Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack in September.

One pack, two ribbons! The Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ (1 cm) Ribbon Combo Pack has two spools of craft ribbon in traditional Christmas colors. Add it to cards, tie it through tags, wrap it around packages. You’ll want to have this on hand for your Christmas crafting!

 

July-December 2022 Mini Catalog (click to open)

 

Sale-a-bration 1 July – 31 August 2022 (click to open)

Additional Sale-a-bration items:

 

Sale-a-bration $99.00 Starter Kit promotion.

Kick off the Holiday Mini catalog with the BEST SAVINGS of all! You get up to $125.00 in products of YOUR choice (that’s $26 in FREE Product) for $99, PLUS the Making Plans Collection (a $45 value) can be added to your Starter Kit FREE. The kit ships FREE (another 11% savings). Click HERE to join my Dream Makers Team; I welcome Hobby Stampers.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to take advantage of the freebies during Sale-a-bration for the month of August!

 

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Framed Beach Scene

For those who relish the warm days of summer, the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set, and Waves Dies, are perfect for creating beach scenes. The Waves Dies are amazing, and I had fun using the “paper piecing” technique on today’s card.

After cutting the wave from Basic White Cardstock, I colored the “cut out” pieces with a Sponge Dauber and ink (Pool Party, Balmy Blue and a mystery color), and replaced them in the holes. The mystery color was in a Sponge Dauber that I thought had been rinsed clean; an accident that improved the look. LOL

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featiring: Waves Of Inspiration Stamp Set, Waves Dies, Sending Dies, Fabulous Frames Dies; #waves #beach #beachscenes #fabulousframes #wavesofinspiration #birthdaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup

Beach Scene

 

For the background, I used a Blending Brush and Petal Pink Ink to lightly color Basic White Cardstock, 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. Then, I cut clouds, using Wave Dies, from Basic White Cardstock I had colored with a Blending Brush and two inks: Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.

 

Next, I decided to use a Fabulous Frames Die to cut a Gray Granite frame for my scene, and attached the framed scene to a Gray Granite card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

The last step was adding detail to the frame with a sentiment and a Pelican, both from the Waves Of Inspiration Stamp Set, and attached with Dimensionals. I stamped the Pelican and “happy birthday” in Gray Granite Ink, and used  a Waves Die to cut the Pelican, and a Sending Die for the sentiment.

 

 

I was inspired by TGIF.

 

My August Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack in September.

One pack, two ribbons! The Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ (1 cm) Ribbon Combo Pack has two spools of craft ribbon in traditional Christmas colors. Add it to cards, tie it through tags, wrap it around packages. You’ll want to have this on hand for your Christmas crafting!

 

July-December 2022 Mini Catalog (click to open)

 

Sale-a-bration 1 July – 31 August 2022 (click to open)

Additional Sale-a-bration items:

 

Sale-a-bration $99.00 Starter Kit promotion.

Kick off the Holiday Mini catalog with the BEST SAVINGS of all! You get up to $125.00 in products of YOUR choice (that’s $26 in FREE Product) for $99, PLUS the Making Plans Collection (a $45 value) can be added to your Starter Kit FREE. The kit ships FREE (another 11% savings). Click HERE to join my Dream Makers Team; I welcome Hobby Stampers.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to take advantage of the freebies during Sale-a-bration for the month of August!

 

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