Dino Days for Paper Players Design Team

Dino Days has become my favorite set for kids; kids of all ages. When I saw the Paper Players challenge was a “clean & simple, card for kids,” I reached for my Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dino Days stamp set, Dino Dies, Tropical Dies Stitched Rectangle die, In Color 6X6 DSP; #cardsforkids #dinosaurs #dinodays #dinodies #tropical #dinosaursoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #stampinup

Gingham Dino


I began by using a Dino Die to cut Dino from Purple Posy, gingham, In Color 6X6 Designer Paper. It was tempting to cut more dinosaurs, but I kept in mind that this needed to be a CAS (clean & simple) card. So, instead of a friend, he just got some palm branches (Tropical Dies) for sustenance. One was cut from Granny Apple Green Cardstock, and one from a scrap of DSP.


Still thinking of CAS, I stamped “You’re RAWRsome!” right on the Whisper White background, rather than a separate piece of paper that would get placed  on Dimensionals.

The white background was cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, layered on Granny Apple Green, which was cut with the next size, and layered on a Gorgeous Grape card base. It’s so easy to layer this way, with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.


Trying to keep this CAS, I intended to glue Dino on top of the palms. However, Dino felt he deserved to be raised (imagine that!) on Dimensionals, so I complied. He was very persuasive in his cute, gingham suit. 


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Thank you for stopping by. You can see Dino’s friends by clicking on the picture in my Products List below.

Dino hopes he inspired you, and he wants me to read all of your comments to him.

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Playful Penguin for the Paper Players Color Challenge

What’s black and white and red all over? No it’s not a newspaper; it’s a penguin in a scarf!

By Su mohr for Paper Players and FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Penguins Stamp Set, Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set, Eyelet Lace embossing, Subtle Texture embossing, Stitched Shapes Dies; #penguins #playfulpenguins #holidaycards #christmascards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking $holiday2019 #cardchallenges

Penguin Greeting


Thinking about the Paper Players “black and white” challenge, the penguins from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be a fun choice, so I was really glad my Holiday Catalog pre-order arrived in time. Cherry Cobbler would be my “one other color.”


In addition to using the Paper Player’s colors, I used the layout from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.


I couldn’t wait to ink up an adorable penguin from the Playful Penguins Stamp Set. I stamped him in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, which I cut with a Stitched Shapes Square Die.

The same die was used to cut a second square, which I embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.


Next, I stamped his scarf in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and fussy cut it for a perfect fit. The scarf matched his Cherry Cobbler card base, as well as the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set.

I gave the Whisper White layer on the card base some texture with the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder.

A die from the Magnolia Memory Die Set made a nice snowdrift for my penguin. After stamping the sentiment, I brushed the top edge with Memento Black Ink, and raised it on Dimensionals.



To complete my card, I added a bow of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and three Epoxy Droplets.


I’m also sharing Playful Penguins, in a color challenge, for the Kre8tors August Blog Hop. Clicking on the card will take you to the details.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Penguins Stamp Set, Feels Like Frost DSP; #christmascards #holidaycards #2019holiday #playfulpenguins #feelslikefrost #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Penguin Wishes


My supplies are in the Product List below. If you have ordered from me, I will be sending you the 2019 Holiday Catalog in August, as soon as it’s available. Demonstrators can order from the catalog now, and customers can order September 4th.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and shopping at my store! Have a wonderful day!


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Thank You, Teacher

Welcome to the Paper Player’s first challenge in August, where the theme is “Back to School.”  Since teachers are hard at work, weeks before students arrive, I’m sure they would appreciate a Thank You card.

By Su Mohr for the Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIOT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Crafting Forever stamp set, Thank You Die, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Perennial Essence DSP, Stampin' Blends; #backtoschool #backtoschoolcards #thankyouteacher #teachercards #craftingforever #pens #thankyoucards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #alcoholmarkers #coloring

Thank You, Teacher


The “Thank You” Die is the first thing I used to create this card. The words are cut from a piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, which gives a pretty, variation in color.

After doubling it for thickness, I glued it to a piece of 6X6 Designer Series Paper in Balmy Blue. This stripe is from a previous catalog, but there are four, new patterns in every Stampin’ Up! color, available now.

Beneath the striped DSP is a rectangle of the same Perennial Essence DSP that I used for the “thank you.” And, beneath that, is a rectangle of Whisper White Cardstock, which I layered on a Balmy Blue card base.

TIP: All of the layers are cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, so no need for measuring.


The pen is from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set, stamped in Black Memento Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I fussy cut the pen, then colored it with Stampin’ Blends in the colors listed in my Product List.

TIP: Coloring the tiny flowers is easier than you might think. I use the brush end of a Stampin’ Blend, and touch the paper lightly. Think pin dots.


After placing the pen on Mini-Dimensionals, my Thank You card is complete.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and shopping at my store!

For more Back to School ideas, pay a visit to the Paper Players blogs, then play along!



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Bird Ballad Paper and Rectangles for Paper Players Design Team

Happy Sunday, everyone! It’s that time again for another Paper Players Design Team project. Today’s card has several rectangles, and lots of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my  blog for details! Featuring:  Bird Ballad DSP, Layered Leaves embossing, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings; #birdballad #ittybittygreetings #layeredleaves #birdsoncards #birthdaycards #handmadecards #diy #handcrafted #organdyribbon  #cardsketches #freeasabird


Here’s the sketch:


The first thing was deciding on my focal point, which would be one of the beautiful birds, fussy cut from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Next, I layered a floral print from the same DSP on a Petal Pink card base and topped that with Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a Rectangles Stitched Die. For added texture, the white layer was embossed with Layered Leaves.


The vertical rectangle was made with dotted Bird Ballad DSP, embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, and given scalloped ends with a Be Mine Stitched Die.

My fussy cut bird is perched on a frame, made with two Stitched Rectangle Dies and Petal Pink Cardstock.

TIP: Place one die inside the other, and cut at the same time.


The sentiment, “fabulous at any age,” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set, which I cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.

TIP: Turn the die around for a second cut to make a shorter label.

Last, but not least, embellishment! I knotted a small piece of the beautiful, Petal Pink, Organdy Ribbon, attaching it with a Glue Dot. And, a Petal Pink, Frosted Flower draws your eye to the sentiment.



Get more inspiration from our Design Team, then join us with your creations! See you soon!

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Masculine Unicorn Thank You Card

You might not normally think of unicorns as subject matter for masculine cards, but here it is:

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Leave A Little Sparkle Stamp Set; Thank You Die, Pressed Petals Designer Paper; Rectangle Stitched Die Set; #unicorns #masculinecards #thankyoucards #leavealittlesparkle #pressedpetals #burlap #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #unicornsoncards # #pressedpetals #stampinup

Masculine Unicorn


It’s just in time for Ann’s masculine theme at the Paper Players.


This card was a special request by my son-in-law for thanking a friend who happens to like, you guessed it, unicorns. He may even like rainbow unicorns, but I decided to play it safe by keeping it in the brown tones.

How do you like the burlap? It’s a fabulous new paper in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper pack, and I LOVE it! As you can see, I used it as a layer on top of the Early Espresso card base, as well as the die-cut “Thank You.” 


The unicorn, from the Leave A Little Sparkle Stamp Set, was stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, cut with a Rectangles Stitched Die. I gave it some “burlap like” texture with the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder.


The curve of the “u” called for a tiny touch of sparkle, and I used some retired, Glitter Epoxy Shapes.


Thank you for checking out my masculine, unicorn card. I hope my son-in-law’s friend likes it. 

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And, be sure to pay the Paper Players Team a visit for more masculine card ideas.


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Dino Days for the Paper Players Design Team

If Dinosaurs Came to Town was one of my daughter’s favorite books. I recognized the Pteranodon (Ter-AN-oh-don) in the Dino Days stamp set, because of this book. See it in the upper, right corner?

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Designers Team; Click READ or VISIT two go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dino Days Bundle, Perennial Essence DSP, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings, Stitched Nested Label Dies; #dinodays #dinosaurs #ifdinosaurscametotown #pteranodon #dinosaursoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #stampinup #cardsforkids



Of course, I had to get Stampin’ Up’s! new Dino Days Bundle! And, the pteranodons asked to be on this card, because they thought they’d look really nice in the Paper Player’s colors.


So, I agreed, and used their stamp from the Dino Days Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, and Granny Apple Green Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I cut them with their Dino Days Die. Don’t they look happy?


The Pteranodon’s background is made of layers:

1. Blueberry Bushel card base  2. Whisper White Cardstock  3. Blueberry Bushel Cardstock (cut with Rectangles Stitched Die) 4. Whisper White Cardstock 5. Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (cut with Rectangles Stitched Die).


The Pteranodons wanted to say, “from all of us,” so I found this sentiment in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It fit perfectly in a Stitched Nested Label Die. After adding Dimensionals, my Dino Days card was complete. 


Thank you for sharing in sweet memories of my daughter’s childhood, and bedtime story time. 

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And, more inspiration from the design team using this beautiful color combination:

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