Ornate Garden Rainbow With Retiring Colors

Everyone loves rainbows, and Stampin’ Up’s, retiring, 2018-2020 In Colors, provided the perfect color pallete.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: 2018-2020 In Colors, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Borders Dies, Well Written Dies, Sponge Daubers, Black Foil; #rainbows #rainbowsoncards #ornategarden #ornatelayers #ornateborders #wellwritten #spongedaubers #incolors #hanmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardchallenges

Retiring Rainbow


I turned the Whisper White Cardstock into a rainbow using Sponge Daubers with the five, retiring, In Colors of Ink. From Left to right: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. 


Once my rainbow was created, I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut the frame. Isn’t it pretty? Then, I layered this on a Thick Whisper White card base.


Next, I used a floral, Ornate Borders Die to cut the diagonal strip from Whisper White Cardstock. And, I added three flowers, cut with dies that also come in the set.

The sentiment, “thanks,” is from Well Written Dies, cut from Black Foil. The shiny, black, sentiment really makes the colors pop, don’t you think?


My rainbow inspiration was from TGIF.


The official retirement date for the In Colors is June 3, 2020, but they typically sell out sooner. Stock up on these colors now, before it’s too late.

Clicking on the pictures in my Product List takes you to my store, where you can put the items in your shopping cart. How handy is that!

Thanks so much for visiting me today! The Cardstock in these colors will be retiring also, so if you’d like to see my design using these colors, come back tomorrow.

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.

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Ornate Garden Gold Dipped Butterfly

Isn’t this gold butterfly beautiful? I’m excited to report that the Butterfly Duet Punch I used for cutting is a recently added Sale-A-Bration item! 

By Su Mohr for TGIF: Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Butterfly Duet Punch, Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Garden DSP, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, Gold embossing; #heatembossing #embossingtechnique #butterflies #butterfliesoncards #butterflypunch #2020saleabration #ornategarden #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Gold Dipped


The butterfly is from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set, stamped in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock, sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool. I still get a kick out of watching the powder shine as it dries.


I used the same heat embossing method with a branch from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, and then cut a frame with an Ornate Layers Die. The detail is so pretty!

I saved the sentiment for last, and held my breath while I stamped “Welcome,” because I didn’t want to mess up at this point. It’s from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set, stamped in Old Olive Ink, and it turned out okay. Whew!


The background is beautiful, Old Olive and gold, Ornate Garden Designer Paper, layered on a Thick Whisper White card base. The Ornate Garden items will be available April 1. The Butterfly Duet Punch is FREE today-March 31 with a $100 order, while supplies last.


I was inspired by TGIF’s “gold dipped” challenge.


Only a few more days of Sale-A-Bration, so take advantage while you can.


Plus, if you order a minimum of $50.00, and use my March Host Code  JTDHJ36F, I will send you Pearls (140) in April!


Let me know if you’d like to become a Demonstrator for the discount, and the ability to pre-order, without business required. It’s fun being a “hobby” Demonstrator!

This is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! Click here to join now. Don’t delay, there’s only a few more days!


Thanks for stopping by, and have fun shopping!

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Best Dressed Handbags

The Best Dressed Designer Paper is the star of the show on today’s card. This DSP really speaks to me, because in the early 80s, I was a handbag buyer for Nordstom. 

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Best Dressed Designer Paper, Layering Squares Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies; #bestdressed #handbags #purses #handbagsoncards #Ittybittygreetings #saleabration #stampinup #2020mincatalog #cardthemes #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #girlfriendcards

Handbags for You


I began by cutting the DSP with a brand new, Ornate Layers Die, available to customers April 1. See the pretty border? These dies are amazing, and I’m warning you, you will want them! They are pictured in my Product List.

Next, I used a scallop edged, Layering Squares Die, to crop a square from the top half. I backed this with a 1/16″ border of Basic Black Cardstock for definition.


I decorated my “eclipsed” square with a fussy cut handbag, which I stamped with “you!” from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set. After adding a scrap of black & white, striped, DSP, I raised the square on Dimensionals.


To complete the sentiment, I stamped “fabulous at any age,” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, on another Best Dressed DSP print. Then, I bordered it with basic Black Cardstock, and added three little pearls.


I do love pearls, and they are my Host Code gift for the month of March. When you’re placing your order, (50.00 minimum) type this Host Code in the box provided, and I’ll send you pearls in April.

I was inspired by the theme at TGIF.

And, the sketch at Fab Friday.


As a Demonstrator, I pre-ordered the Mini-Paper Trimmer and the 6X6 Designer Series Paper Sampler, and was delighted this handbag pattern was in the selection. You have until March 31 to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration, when you can receive these items for FREE!



Thank you for stopping by. Have fun shopping!

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Sneak Peek Ornate Garden Suite

I intended to begin sharing Stampin’ Up’s “early release” Ornate Garden Suite next week, but I could wait no longer!

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Garden Suite, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, Ornate Borders Dies, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, Ornate Garden DSP, Pearl Basic Jewels; #thankyoucards #ornatefloralgarden ##ornatefloralembossingfolder #ornatethanks #handmadecards #stampinupearlyrelease #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardsketches #cardchallenges

Ornate Floral Thanks


Embossing folders add such wonderful texture, and I LOVE the new Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. I used it on this entire Thick Whisper White card front. It makes a pretty impression on the inside too!



Next, I cut a 3 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ piece of the beautiful, Ornate Garden DSP, and used an Ornate Borders die to trim the edge. Then, I gave it texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, and glued it atop the card front.



“Thanks” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, cut with an Ornate Frames Die, and given texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. I added Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the back of the sentiment with Dimensionals, and Pearls to the front.



The TGIF challenge sketch is the reason I couldn’t wait to use this early release suite. I HAD to use one of the fabulous Ornate Borders Dies.


My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls).  If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April. YAY! Plus, a $50.00 order will earn you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!


Thank you for visiting today. If you’d like a closer look at everything in the Ornate Garden Suite, click this link.

The suite is available to Demonstrators now, and customers April 1.

If you’d like to become a Demonstrator, so you can order the Ornate Garden Suite today, it can be in your Starter Kit!


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Art Gallery Painting

Today’s card made me feel like I was hanging a painting in an art gallery.

I am definitely a fan of Stampin’ Up’s Designer Paper. Each new catalog brings a wonderful selection of DSP with coordinating products.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Lily Impressions DSP, Stitched Rectangle Does, Well Written Dies; #lilyimpressions #DSP #wellwritten #cardchallenges #cardsketches #2020stampinup #2020minicatalog #sale-a-bration #thankyoucards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #lilypads #lilypadsoncards

Art Gallery


This thank you card is featuring the gorgeous, Lily Impressions Designer Paper, the front side, and the back side, of the DSP.

First, I cut two pieces from the back side; Bermuda Bay and Garden Green. Second, I glued the two pieces to Whisper White Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″), having them meet in the middle. Next, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting, which insured an even border, and then glued this to a Thick Whisper White card base.


My “painting” is a favorite design from a front side, which I cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, framed with Whisper White Cardstock, and “hung” with Dimensionals.


“Thanks” was made with a Well Written Die and Thick Whisper White Cardstock.

So, there you have a clean and simple card, using very few supplies. You can see them in my Product List below. You’ll notice that the price of the Lily Impressions DSP is $0.00. That’s because it is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items! WooHoo!


I’m entering my card in two challenges:


Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate you being a “follower!” Please enjoy shopping at my store by clicking on my “shop” button, or the pictures in my Product List below. It’s Sale-A-Bration time, so earn FREE products with qualifying orders of $50.00 or $100.00.

PLUS, if you use my February Host Code (U463KNM3) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March. There’s only a few more days; don’t miss out!

#hostcode #U463KNM3 #februarygift #customerrewards #eyeletlace #embossingfolders

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Classic Woody Car In The Tropics

The Tropical Oasis Designer Paper provides the focal point for today’s masculine birthday card.

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, Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, Painted Labels Dies, Geared Up Garage, Clubhouse Stamp Set, Golf Club Dies; #masculinebirthdaycards #birthdaycards #woody #cards #tropicalcards #beach #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Classic Woody


Do you remember these classic Woody cars? My brother paid $50.00 for one back in the 60s. What a deal! Problem was, it didn’t run. But, my mother loved anything old, and my father loved anything with wood, so they agreed to let it sit behind our house. I think it was still there when we moved.


Today’s card looks simple, and it is. However, you wouldn’t believe how long it took to complete. It’s unusual for me to tear up a card, but its predecessor is in the trash. I think I had too many goals in mind, because I was making it for a specific person’s birthday, plus two card challenges, but I persevered.

The first thing I did, for both cards, was to crop the Woody from the Tropical Oasis Designer Paper. To give it a nice shape, I used a Painted Labels Die.

TIP: Take your time figuring out which cars to crop. Some cars have more space surrounding them than others.


Next, I stamped the palm trees, from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, in Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I layered this on a Soft Sea Foam card base.

I used “Happy Birthday” from the Clubhouse Stamp Set, because it was the right size, and had its die from the Golf Club Die Set for cutting.


Since this card is for a certain person, I stamped “You’re a classic” inside, and decorated the envelope flap.

TIP: Cut a piece of DSP 5 3/4″ by 2 1/4″, add a thin line of Liquid Glue around the edge of the flap, attach the DSP, and trim the excess using the flap as a template.


The two challenges are:


I appreciate you visiting today. If you’re in the mood to go shopping, just click my “shop” button. Keep in mind, if you use my February Host Code (U463KNM3) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March.

#hostcode #U463KNM3 #februarygift #customerrewards #eyeletlace #embossingfolders

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Thank you, and have a great day!

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