Happy “bird” day

I couldn’t resist joining in the fun with The Paper Player’s theme challenge this week; birds. I especially liked the play on words, Happy “bird” day.

 

In this situation, alphabet lettering comes in handy, because it allows you to say exactly what you need to say. I put the Alphabest Bundle to work by stamping and punching the letters. First, I stamped twelve outlines, and one leaf pattern, in Balmy Blue Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Second, I cut the labels with the Best Label Punch. Third, I stamped h-a-p-p-y-b-i-r-d-d-a-y in Memento Black Ink within the outlines, and placed each letter on two Mini Dimensionals.

“Bird-day” was a tight fit, but by having the letters touch, it helped keep the word straight.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Alphabest Bundle, Pretty Birds Stamp Set, Into The Clouds Embossing Folder, Dainty Delight Dies, Heart Punch Pack; #prettybirds #heartpunch #alphabest #alphabetletters #birdsoncards #birthdaycards #humorousbirthdaycards

Happy “bird” day

 

The birds, from the Pretty Birds Stamp Set, were stamped in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock. They were colored with Parakeet Party Ink with a “two-step” stamp from the stamp set, which I lined up with my Stamparatus. Then, I colored their beaks with a Mango Melody Marker, and the branch with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. After coloring, I used the Heart Punch Pack for cutting the birds, and the Balmy Blue, scalloped heart.

 

For the background, I embossed Basic White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, with the Into The Clouds Embossing Folder. This was glued to a Balmy Blue card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

Before attaching the birds, I glued Old Olive foliage, cut with a Dainty Delight Die. Then, I added three Parakeet Party Dots as a final touch.

Warning: the Alphabest Bundle was recently moved to the “low inventory” list, so don’t delay ordering it.

 

My January Host Code Gift

Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Faux Sea Glass Shapes in February, (150 adhesive-backed frosted shapes* 75 each size: 3 mm, 5 mm).

Clicking this shop button will take you to my store and automatically add my Host Code for January 2023.

 

 Enjoy shopping the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, and Free Sale-a-bration items! Click on the covers to see digital copies:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

 

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Ginkgo Branch for a Color Challenge

The Ginkgo Branch Bundle is a favorite, and would look good in any color combination. The fun combination on today’s card is: Orchid Oasis. Parakeet Party, and Highland Heather.

By Su Mohr for The Paper Players; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Ginkgo Branch Bundle, In Color Shimmer Paper, Deckled Rectangles Dies; #ginkgoleaves #ginkgobranch #colorcombos #colorchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #stamping #sumohr

Sparkling Ginkgo Branch

 

I began today’s card with an Orchid Oasis card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.  This was topped with Basic White Cardstock, cut with the largest Deckled Rectangles Die. Prior to gluing it to the card base, I stamped the Ginkgo Branch, from the Ginkgo Branch Stamp Set, in Highland Heather Ink. Then, I sprayed the card front with Orchid Oasis Ink, by flicking the brush end of the Stampin’ Blend against the lid.

 

Next, I used the large, Ginkgo Branch Die to cut 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper in Parakeet Party. This Glimmer Paper gives the colors a beautiful sparkle!

 

The last step was choosing a sentiment from the Ginkgo Branch Stamp Set. I stamped “thinking of you” in Orchid Oasis Ink on Thick Basic White Cardstock, used a Ginkgo Branch Die for cutting, and attached it with Dimensionals. Then, I added three 2022-2024 In Color Matt Dots.

Also, I decided to decorate the envelope flap with Sun Prints Designer Paper, which is shown in the first photo. It’s easy to glue designer paper, 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″ to the flap, and trim the excess with Paper Snips.

 

I was inspired by The Paper Players.

 

My January Host Code Gift

Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Faux Sea Glass Shapes in February, (150 adhesive-backed frosted shapes* 75 each size: 3 mm, 5 mm).

Clicking this shop button will take you to my store and automatically add my Host Code for January 2023.

 

 Enjoy shopping the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, and Free Sale-a-bration items! Click on the covers to see digital copies:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

 

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Tag a Card with Something Fancy

The Something Fancy Bundle has much to offer, and a favorite from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. It has ten wonderful sentiments with twelve dies that not only layer, but can be converted to tags. It’s pictured in the catalog on pages 14 -17, as part of the Fancy Flora Suite. The Fancy Flora Designer Paper is fabulous, and you can see all of the patterns in my Product List below.

 

For today’s card, I cut a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Fancy Flora Designer Paper in natural tones. This was glued to a Soft Suede card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. 

The focal point is a layered tag, tied at the top with Burlap Ribbon. Don’t you love the stitching? The ribbon is the color of burlap, but it’s actually very soft, and comes in a combo pack with red ribbon.

The larger tag was cut from Soft Succulent Cardstock, and the smaller tag was cut from a white portion of the Fancy Flora Designer Paper. Prior to tying them together I stamped The sentiment in Evening Evergreen Ink. “Thank you” is from the Something Fancy Stamp Set.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Something Fancy Stamp Set, Something Fancy Dies, Fancy Flora DSP, Burlap Ribbon, Timeworn Type Embossing Folder; #somethingfancy #fancyflora #timeworntype #burlapribbon #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #butterflies #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #stampinup #thankyoucards #sumohr #tags

Something Fancy Tagged

 

After stamping, I gave the tag texture with the Timeworn Type embossing Folder, and attached the double tag with Dimensionals.

 

As a final touch, I added three Brushed Brass Butterflies.

 

I was inspired by The Paper Players.

 

My January Host Code Gift

Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Faux Sea Glass Shapes in February, (150 adhesive-backed frosted shapes* 75 each size: 3 mm, 5 mm).

Clicking this shop button will take you to my store and automatically add my Host Code for January 2023.

 

 Enjoy shopping the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, and Free Sale-a-bration items! Click on the covers to see digital copies:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

 

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Cottage Wreaths Bundle & FREE SHIPPING DAY

Before I share today’s design, I have to shout, this is FREE SHIPPING DAY, today, Thursday, December 15…one day only! It’s a savings you don’t want to miss! Your order can include clearance, which is listed below, and don’t forget about the Last Chance items.

 

I thought I had finished making Christmas cards for the year, but there is always “just one more.” For today’s card, I used the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set and Dies, and I’m happy to say they will be carrying over to a future catalog. I suggest ordering them now, as a bundle, so you can save 10%. You can click on the picture in my Product List below.

The top layer of the wreath was cut from Very Vanilla Cardstock, and bottom was first stamped in Evening Evergreen, before cutting. After gluing the layers together, I placed the wreath on Dimensionals.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Cottage Wreaths Bundle, Brightest Glow Stamp Set, Merry Melody embossing, Fabulous Frames Dies; #cottagewreaths #wreaths #wreathsoncards #fabulousfram,es #merrymelody #joytotheworld #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #christmascards #holidaycards #sumohr #stamping #stampinup

Framed Wreath

 

The wreath was bordered with a frame, cut from Brushed Metallic Cardstock with the largest, Fabulous Frames Die. I glued it to Very Vanilla Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, which I glued to a Thick Very Vanilla card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

Next, I cut a second frame from Very Vanilla Cardstock, and used the center to emboss with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder. Then, I glued this inside the gold frame.

 

Since the music is “Joy to the World, I stamped “joy” in Evening Evergreen Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, used my Paper Snips to fussy cut, and glued it in place. “Joy” is from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set.

Don’t you love the bow? It was cut with a die from the Cottage Wreaths Die Set from Regals 6″X6″ Designer Paper in a Cherry Cobbler plaid.

 

I was inspired by The Paper Players.

 

My December 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 Raindrops Embossing Folder in January. This is from the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

 

In honor of Mama, who always made sure a turkey picture was taken.

Thanks for stopping by. Have fun shopping the Last Chance Items and Clearance!

 

 Last Chance Sale Items, Discounted up to 60%   

Plus, for more savings, there is a Clearance Refresh!   

 

 

Sneak Peek of Alphabet Dies with Santa

I’m winding down on making Christmas cards, but I wanted to play along with this week’s Paper Players’ challenge. I also wanted to try using Foam Adhesive Sheets with the new Alphabet Dies in the January-April 2023 Catalog. I’m happy to report, they worked perfectly!

I began by cutting Evening Evergreen Cardstock, 1 3/4″ X 1 1/4″, and the same size Foam Adhesive Sheet, to accommodate the two letters, “H” and “O”. After sticking the cardstock to one side of the Foam Adhesive Sheet, I placed the dies on top of the cardstock, and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Then, I ran it through a second time, upside down, to make sure it was a clean cut.

Next, I carefully removed the letters, keeping the backing intact, until it was time to stick them to the card front. The Foam Adhesive Sheets give the letters dimension, and they stick without adding glue!

By Su Mohr for PP; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring Alphabet Dies, Gnomes Dies, Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder; #alphabetdies #gnomesdies #whimsicalwoodland #clearance #gnomes #gnomesoncards #santa #santaoncards #hohoho #christmascards #holidaycards #jan-april2023 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup #

“Ho Ho Ho”

 

Now, all I needed was someone to say, “HO HO HO.” I thought the Gnomes Dies would make a cute Santa, so I cut his beard and nose from Basic White Cardstock, and his hat from Regals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in Real Red. Then, I colored his nose with an Ivory Stampin’ Blend, glued his hat and nose to his beard, and attached him with Dimensionals.

 

The background is Basic White Cardstock, embossed with the Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder. This layer is glued to a Real Red card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. The Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder is a “last chance” item, on sale for $4.00. You can see all of the “last chance” items below.

The Gnomes Dies are carrying over, and are available now. The Alphabet Dies will be available January 5, 2023, along with all of the new products in the January-April 2023 catalog.

 

I was inspired by The Paper Players.

 

My December 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 Raindrops Embossing Folder in January. This is from the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

 

In honor of Mama, who always made sure a turkey picture was taken.

Thanks for stopping by. Have fun shopping the Last Chance Items and Clearance!

 

 

 Last Chance Sale Items, Discounted up to 60%   

(sale price will show when you click on the picture)

Plus, for more savings, there is a Clearance Refresh!   

Click “shop” then go to “specials,” where you’ll find “clearance.”

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Perfect Christmas Trees

For the last day in November, my design is a cluster of perfect Christmas trees, cut with a Reindeer Die. I began by cutting three trees from Basic White Cardstock, and placing two of the “cut-outs” between the three trees. This tree die is unique, because it has cuts enabling you to lift the branches for a nice 3D effect.

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Reindeer Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Ringed With Nature Stamp Set, Boughs Of Holly DSP; #christmastrees #treesoncards #reindeerdies #ringedwithnature #boughsofholly #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #stampinup #sumohr #christmascards

Perfect Christmas Trees

 

Before gluing the white trees in place, I used the largest Deckled Rectangles Die for cutting the layer, and backed it with Boughs Of Holly Designer Paper. You can see the tree patterned paper peeking through the tree holes.

Next, I flicked the brush end of a Stampin’ Blend against the lid to make stars in the sky. Then, I glued the layer to a Soft Succulent card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

 “Merry Christmas” is from the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Evening Evergreen Ink. And, last but not least, the Christmas Star was cut from Silver Foil with a Reindeer Die.

I’m happy to say that Ringed With Nature and Regal Reindeer are two sets that will carry-over. YAY!

 

I’m sharing my design with The Paper Players.

 

My November 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 Into The Clouds Embossing Folder in December.

 

Thank you for visiting, and Happy Holidays!

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