Stitched Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Today’s Thanksgiving card began with the idea of using the Love of Leaves Bundle, and what followed was determined by two challenges.

By Su Mohr for PP and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love of Leaves Bundle, Love of Leaves Stamp Set, Stitched Leaves Dies, Country Home Stamp Set; #thanksgivingcards #loveofleaves #stitchedleaves #card sketches #cardchallenges #colorcombos #stampinup #leaves #leavesoncards #fallcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Stitched Leaves

 

The card base is Pretty Peacock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), layered with Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (5 1/4″ X 4 “), and a final layer of Whisper White Cardstock (5 ” X 3 3/4″). Layering this way gives you nice, 1/8″ borders.

Before gluing the layers together, I used the unusual, Stitched Leaves Die, for the background.

 

Next, I stamped the leaves, from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set, in three ink colors: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Blackberry Bliss. I used their dies for cutting, as well and adding the stitching. This is really fun to do, and makes this set unique!

 

The one, longer leaf, is used as a resting place for the sentiment from the Country Home Stamp Set, which I stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink. After fussy cutting (hand cutting) “Happy harvest blessings,” I glued it to the top of the leaf. 

When all of the leaves were attached with Dimensionals, I added three sequins for some “glitter.” It’s amazing how the colors of the Woven Threads Sequins blend!

 

Here are the two challenges:

The sketch from Fab Friday.

And, the colors from the Paper Players.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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 October 1st.

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

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Rainbow Happy Birthday Card

I was having fun with the “ink to stamp” technique a few days ago, and decided to use it on today’s masculine birthday card, yes masculine. My daughter said she would never send this card to a guy, because of the light purple, Highland Heather. But, my father loved all shades of purple, so I’m sticking with it for the Paper Player’s challenge.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Word Wishes Dies, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Write Markers, Absolutely Argyle embossing, Well Said Stamp Set, Textured Essentials Stamp Set; #birthdaycards #masculinebirthday #cardtechniques #inktostamp #texturedessentials #rainbowcoloring #rainbowsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Rainbow Birthday

 

I began with Whisper White Cardstock (3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″), a Textured Essentials stamp, and six Stampin’ Write Markers. I used the Stamparatus and the “ink to stamp” technique that I described in coloring “so grateful.” Clicking this card will take you to my blog post:

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for detaisl! Featuring: Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Neutrals 6X6 Paper, Ornate Floral embossing, Painted Labels Dies, Stampin' Write Markers; #thanksgivingcards #Ornatethanks #ornatelayers #paintedlabels #ornatefloralembossing #tastefultextileembossing #cardtechniques #inktostamp #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Rainbow Grateful

 

There’s nothing like black to make bright colors pop, so I gave the white layer a border of 1/16″ Basic Black Cardstock.

The background is the aforementioned, Highland Heather Cardstock, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder, and adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.

 

“Happy” is a Word Wishes Die, cut from Rainbow Glimmer Paper, and given dimension by using a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

“Birthday” is from the Well Said Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a retired die from the Merry Christmas set. Sorry, but I HAD to use it; it fit the word so perfectly. All the other supplies are in my Product List below.

 

The Paper Player’s challenge was my inspiration.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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 October 1st.

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Starter Kit:

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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Brushed Metallic and Dots Sunflower

Warm sunny days and sunflowers go together, don’t you think? The Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle has wonderful stamps and dies to keep your card making mojo going strong! You can see the complete bundle by clicking on the photo in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring:Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, Brushed Metallic Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing, In Color 6X6 Designer Paper; #thankyoucards #celebratesunflowers #sunflowers #sunflowersoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #flowersoncards #tictactoe #cardchallenges

Sunflower Thanks

 

I began with a So Saffron card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″). This Subtle yellow is a shade lighter than the yellow I planned to use for the sunflower

The sunflower was created with two Sunflowers Dies. The outline die was used to cut the 2020-2022 In Color 6X6 Designer Paper, in dotted Bumblebee. And, the detailed die was used to cut Brushed Metallic Paper, which I placed on top of the dots. I turned the Brushed Metallic petals until they matched the dotted paper, and glued just the circular portion, leaving the petals free.

The three leaves were cut from Whisper White Cardstock, matching the Whisper White layer (4″ X 5 1/4″), that I embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

I glued the leaves flat, except for the tips, and attached the sunflower with Dimensionals.

 

“Thanks a bunch” is in the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die (3″ X 1″). I was happy the sentiment fit so perfectly, and attached it with Dimensionals. Three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots were added to complete my “thank you” card.

This picture gives you a better idea of the beauty of the Brushed Metallic Paper.

 

I was inspired by the Paper Players, and ended up completing all but two of the squares!

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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 October 1st.

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

 

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Starter Kit:

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Click here to see our REFRESHED Clearance Rack.

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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Whale Of A Time Birthday Fishes

The Whale Of A Time Designer Paper is so pretty, it’s easy to make a great card with very few supplies. I used two plain patterns for today’s card, but you should check out all the designs by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.

The “play on words” makes this card especially fun, and suitable for a guy, especially if he likes to fish!

By Su Mohr for PP & FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, Whale Done Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Frames Dies; #fish #fishoncards #birthdayfishes #birthdaycards #masculinecards #cardsforkids #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardnaking #papercrafting #colorcombos #cardsketches

Birthday fishes

 

I began by cutting a strip of Whale Of A Time Designer Paper 4 1/2″ X 2″,  in the Pool Party color. Then, to make it even narrower, I used an Ornate Layers Die for cutting the top and bottom. It’s hard to explain, so I took a picture.

 

Prior to cutting the strip, I stamped a bunch of little fish, from the Whale Done Stamp Set, in Mango Melody Ink. After cutting, I glued the strip to the dark, blue, ocean (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″). The ends hang over a bit, which allows you to cut the entire piece with the largest Ornate Layers Die, shown in the first picture.

 

Now, the ocean is ready to glue to the Pool Party card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

 

The sentiment is from the Whale Done Stamp Set, stamped in Melon Mambo Ink on the same Pool Party designer paper, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. The fish are very clever, because they can swim in either direction, but they wanted to go this way. I used an Ornate Frames Die to cut the sentiment’s frame was from Pool Party Cardstock, glued the two together, and attached to the card front with Dimensionals.

 

My inspiration was from two challenges: the colors are from the Paper Players…

 

…and, the layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.  

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 September 1st.

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

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Last A Lifetime Wedding Card

The Last A Lifetime Bundle was designed for making wedding cards. You can see the complete stamp set and dies in my Product List below. They can be ordered separately, but the bundle gives you a 10% savings. Keep scrolling to see how I made today’s card.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Last A LIfetime Stamp Set, Lasting Elegance Dies, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon; #weddingcards #lastalifetime #lastingelegance #crinkledseambindingribbon #ribbononcards #weddings #weddingideas #cardinstructions #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup

Last A Lifetime

 

Instructions

Cut Sahara Sand Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, and fold at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Cut a layer of Subtles 6X6 Designer Paper in Soft Sea Foam, 3 3/4″ X 5″.

Stamp the sentiment, “May the memories of today last a lifetime,” in Sahara Sand Ink on the Soft Sea Foam Layer. I used the Stamparatus for placement and ink coverage.

 

 

Use the Lasting Elegance Die corner die, and matching edge die, to cut from Whisper White Cardstock. When cutting, have the edge die touching the corner die, and cut at the same time.

Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, trim the border to fit the Soft Sea Foam layer, and use tiny, tiny, tiny dots of glue to attach.

 

I love this Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, which was my Host Code gift in June. Remember me telling you how you can make it any color you wish? After snipping the length I wanted for the long tails, I simply colored it with a Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend. Because these are alcohol markers, it dries quickly, and doesn’t rub off.

The ribbon is held securely by a dot of Tombow Glue beneath the knot.

For extra embellishment, I added five little pearls.

 

I was inspired by the Paper Players.

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.  

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 September 1st.

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!


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*Sneak Peek* Love Of Leaves

Beginning August 4th, customers can order from the new August -December 2020 Mini Catalog. It has 83 pages, so not really “mini.” You can see me talk about my favorites in the video below, and today’s card is a sneak peek of the Love Of Leaves Bundle.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love Of Leaves Bundle, Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Forever Greenery Paper; #loveofleaves #leaves #leavesoncards #forevergreenery #stitchedleaves #handmadecards #sneakpeeks #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #2020minicatalog

Stitched Leaf

 

Instructions

Cut Soft Sea Foam Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″, making your card base.

Using an Ornate Layers Die, cut a piece of striped, Forever Greenery Designer Paper.

 

Glue it to Whisper White Cardstock, the size of the card front, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″. 

This gives you room to cut it with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. Place scratch paper on your cutting plate to avoid getting (possible) glue there.

 

Use the fourth largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock.

NOW, for the new stuff! Cut a leaf from the middle of the Soft Sea Foam rectangle, using a Stitched Leaf Die. Make a stitched impression on the leaf, using its matching die. You run this through the die cutting machine the same way, but it embosses rather than cuts.

 

“Thank you” is from the Love Of Leaves Stamp Set. Stamp it in Garden Green Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die. I shortened the label  by using a larger Stitched Rectangles Die on one end. Find something pretty to dot the “thank you.” I used a retired Glimmer Dot.

 

I was inspired by the Paper Players.

 

I hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek of Love Of Leaves. I love all the stitching! You can see the entire Bundle in my Product List below. 

 

My July Host Code Gift: 

Just add my Host Code (MT2P9EV6) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of July, and I will send the Square Vellum Doilies to you in August.

Sweet Square Vellum Doilies add poise and elegance to your handmade cards and other paper crafts. Use doilies whole or cut into smaller designs to create a variety of looks with these classic accents. * 24 vellum doilies, 3″.

 

July Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be for one of my favorites in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, the Prized Peony Bundle!!! The bundle includes the stamp set and the dies. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in July.  

Just click my shop button below to start filling your shopping bag! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will also take you to my store. I’ll announce the winner August 1st.

The Prized Peony Bundle includes the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies.

PRIZED PEONY CLING STAMP SET
Give your projects a graceful touch with the Prized Peony Stamp Set. The friendship-based greetings will convey your warm wishes.
*10 cling stamps

PEONY DIES
Create custom die-cut peonies using the Peony Dies. Pair with the coordinating Prized Peony Stamp set to quickly cut out stamped images.
*17 dies
*Largest die: 3-1/4″ x 3-11/16″ (8.3 x 9.4 cm)

More Good News:

It’s time for us to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend  1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. More $ to buy the things we love! How exciting!

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

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