Snowman Says Merry Christmas

Snowmen are wonderful, and I love them as the theme on Christmas cards.

By Su Mohr for the Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Snowman Season Stamp Set, Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Eyelet Lace embossingSnowflake Sequins; #christmascards #holidaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #snowmanseason #eyeletlace Snowmenoncards #snowman

Christmas Snowman

 

This snowman is from the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. There’s a touch of shading with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend, and Dark Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose.

I kept his Whisper White background simple, with a layer of Wrapped In Plaid DSP, cut with Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

The Thick Whisper White card base has a layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.

 

“Merry Christmas” is from the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and fussy cut. Do you think this snowman will melt in sunny San Diego? Nope, he has those Snowflake Sequins to keep him chilled.

 

The bow is from last year’s 2018 Holiday catalog, adding a touch of red. I used Tear & Tape to attach it securely.

 

The Paper Players Design Team is excited to share their “Frosty the Snowman” projects with you, so just click on the names below.

 

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If you want some of this retired ribbon, email me, and I’ll send you some.

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Sneak Peek-Golf Club Birthday Card

My husband drove to Las Vegas with me for the Stampin’ Up! Convention, because he loves to golf. Here we are at a beautiful course in Las Vegas, Bear’s Best, the day before OnStage.

 

Can you imagine my delight at discovering a new stamp set, dies and DSP were all about golf!?

Everyone received the Designer Paper, Country Club, as a gift at OnStage, and I ordered the stamp set and dies immediately. They arrived today, and I couldn’t wait to share my first card with you.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Golf Club Dies, Friendly Silhouette Dies Subtle Textured embossing, Well Written Dies; #masculinecards #birthdaycards #golf #golfclubs #golfoncards #birthdaycards #sportsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Golf Club

 

The first thing I did was cut out the golf ball from Whisper White Cardstock. It has dimples, just like a real golf ball. I accentuated them by partially brushing the ball with Smoky Slate Ink.

And how about those golf clubs! Are they cute, or what??? They cut perfectly from a Silver Foil Sheet.

 

My golf ball is sitting on the fairway made of Garden Green Cardstock, cut with a Friendly Silhouettes Die. The Golf Club Die Set has a great tuft of grass, but I needed a strip of grass for the Paper Player’s sketch.

TIP: I trimmed some of the blades, so the grass wouldn’t have a perfectly straight edge.

 

The background is a layer of Seaside Spray Cardstock, with Subtle Textured embossing, on a card base of the same color. I took photos on three different designs of the DSP, so you could take a peek at them. 

 

“Happy Birthday” is written in the sky by using the Well Written Die set, and with the same Seaside Spray to keep it subtle.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. The Clubhouse Bundle will be available Dec. 3 for Demonstrators, and Jan. 3 for customers. The other supplies are in my Product List today, but you’ll need to come back to find the new sets in my store. Put the numbers on your “want list.” Have a great day!

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I used the Paper Player’s sketch for today’s card. We’d love to see your creations in our gallery, so come play along!

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Sugar-Sprinkled Bouquet

Happy Sunday! It’s time for a Paper Player’s challenge, and this week will take us to the North Pole.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or Visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Feels Like Frost DSP, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #northpole #sugar-sprinkled #bouquets #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #feelslikefrost #stampinup #holiday2019

Sugar-sprinkled Bouquet

 

When seeing the photo, my thoughts turned to blue, and the Feels Like Frost Designer Paper.

 

A blue, Seaside Spray card base, would blend beautifully with a piece of the Feels Like Frost DSP. I used a Stitched Rectangles Die to cut a 3/4″ frame, which I glued to the card base.

For the focal point, I used a Sweet Silhouettes Die to make a bouquet from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  

 

I tied the frosty bouquet together with a Seaside Spay Metallic bow, attached with Tear & Tape.

 

The sentiment, “Have a Sugar-Sprinkled Season” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas, cut with an Ornate Frames Die. It added some warmth to my bouquet, by turning the frost into sparkling sugar. I like it this way! Don’t you?

 

Get more “North Pole” inspiration from the Paper Players Design Team, listed below.

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Thanks for stopping by! “Have a sugar-sprinkle season!”

 


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“Bright” Christmas Tree Card

Sometimes I enjoy making Christmas cards with non-traditional colors; such as these from Stampin’ Up’s “brights” collection.

By Su Mohr for paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pine Tree Punch, Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Eyelet Lace embossing, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #pinetreepunch #perfectlyplaid #colorcombos #cardsketches #handmadecards #diy #handcrafted #cardmaking #cardembossing #stampinup

“Bright” Christmas

 

My incentive for using these colors was this week’s Paper Players challenge.

 

The first thing I decided was the focal point; a Christmas tree in a circle. I used the largest Stitched Shapes Die to cut the circle from Whisper White Cardstock, and the largest Layering Circles Die to cut the scalloped border from Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

The white circle wasn’t white long, because I used Sponge Daubers to cover it with Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Ink.

My Christmas tree was easily created by using the Pine Tree Punch to cut the tree from the middle of the sponged circle. This allowed the Bermuda Bay scalloped circle to show through.

 

The background is a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, and a top layer of regular Whisper White Cardstock. The two layers were cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and the top layer was embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. 

 

I found “Merry Christmas” in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, which I stamped in Gorgeous Grape Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. It fit perfectly within one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

For a little shine, I added a few Woven Threads Sequins.

 

Get more inspiration, using these pretty colors, from the Paper Players Design Team.

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Christmas In The Woods

The Paper Players have a fun theme challenge this week, “Into the Woods.”

 

My first thought was of the Winter Woods Stamp Set, and the neat row of trees.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Winter Woods Stamp Set, Into The Woods Dies, Magnolia Memory Dies, Pressed Petals DSP; #christmascards #holidaycards #winterwoods #intothewoods #inthewoods #pressedpetals #woodtexture #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #cardtechniques #diy #stampinup #cardthemes

Christmas Woods

 

I remembered a card I made a while ago, with a leaf, die-cut, window for viewing the trees. Clicking on the picture will take you to the details.

These products are retired now, so I needed to improvise.

 

The large, Magnolia Memory die was used for cutting my “leaf” window. First, I glued the wood textured paper from Pressed Petals DSP to Crumb Cake Cardstock. It needed to be durable, because it would be raised on Dimensionals.

Next, I stamped the row of trees, from In The Woods, in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I attached the wood textured, die-cut piece, on top with Dimensionals, and glued both to a Crumb Cake card base.

 

The Christmas tree, from the Winter Woods Stamp Set, was stamped in Garden Green Ink with Mint Macaron highlights on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I used its die from In The Woods for cutting, and positioned it, with its right side on an Adhesive Foam Strip.

 

The sentiment, Thinking of you at Christmas, ” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I used VersaMark and White Embossing Powder for stamping on the wood textured DSP. Then, I used the smallest Stitched Shapes square die for cutting.

The last detail was the little cardinal, made with a Botanical Tags Die, and a scrap of Real Red cardstock.

 

Get more “woodsy” inspiration from the Paper Players Design Team.

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New Wonders Birthday Fairy

Welcome to the Paper Players challenge, with a sketch that is sure to inspire you!

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team;  Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: New Wonders Stamp Set, Pressed Petals Designer Paper, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stampin' Blends; #birthdaycards #fairies #fairiesoncards #newwonders #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #pressedpetals #handmadecards #diy #handcrafted #cardmaking #hostsets #hostesssets #stampinup

Birthday Fairy

 

If you follow my blog, you know that the Pressed Petals Designer Paper is among my favorites.

I used the largest, square, Stitched Shapes Die to cut the beautiful floral print, and beneath the square is a 4″X 2″ piece of the burlap paper. I glued the burlap paper to a layer of 4″X 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla Cardstock, which is glued to a Thick Very Vanilla card base. The Pressed Petals, floral print, is layered for thickness, and raised on Dimensionals.

 

Now for the cute, New Wonders fairy, my focal point! First, I stamped her in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, and used my Paper Snips for fussy cutting.

I colored the fairy with Light Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede (hair) Ivory (skin) Cherry Cobbler (dress) Old Olive and Smoky Slate (pen).

TIP: Use tiny dots with the brush end, so it doesn’t bleed over the lines. Take your time, and reading glasses help a lot!

 

I raised the fairy on Dimensionals, so she could write “Happy Birthday” (from her New Wonders Stamp Set) in Early Espresso Ink. 

 

If you think this fairy is as cute as I do, and you’d like to order the stamp set, clicking on this picture will explain how to order it. Plus, all of today’s supplies are in my Product List below.

 

I can’t wait to see what you do with this sketch!

 

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