Thanksgiving for the Paper Players Color Challenge

Welcome to the Paper Players color challenge!

By Su Mohr for the Paper Players; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Brick & Mortar embossing, See A Silhouette DSP, Country Home Stamp Set, Rectangle Stitched Dies; #thanksgivingcards #seeasilhouette #countryhome #bricks #bricksoncards #flowers #flowersoncards #fallcolors #colorchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Flowers & Bricks

 

The colors are black, gray, orange and purple. Halloween first came to mind, but I decided to make a Thanksgiving card, because I send more of those.

 

I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, and embossed the right side with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I brushed across the bricks with Smoky Slate Ink.

My orange and purple flowers are from See A Silhouette Designer Paper. They were easy to fussy cut with my Paper Snips, because of the thick, white lines surrounding them.

 

I placed the orange flower’s straight edge against the bricks, and raised the purple flower on Dimensionals with the sentiment.

TIP: I glued the bottom of the purple flower to the sentiment, before placing the two on Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Country Home Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

 

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Beautiful Boughs Thanksgiving Card

Today’s card is in neutral tones for Thanksgiving.

By Su Mohr for the Paper Players Design Team and FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs Dies, Pressed Petals DSP, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Golden Glitz Delicata Ink; #thanksgivingcards #cardsofthanks #thankfulforyou #paintedharvest #beautifulboughs #delicataink #goldink #pressedpetals #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Thanksgiving Boughs

 

I took my cue from the Paper Players theme challenge.

 

I was also inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

I began by deciding what to use for my small, medium and large squares that would work for a Thanksgiving card. Since it could be any shape, I chose a Beautiful Boughs Die, which I cut from burlap (Pressed Petals Designer Paper). I cut two boughs, leaving one whole for the largest square, and snipping a branch from the other for the top and middle squares.

 

The card base is Soft Suede Cardstock, topped with Whisper White Cardstock, which provided a nice contrast to the boughs. Before gluing the boughs, I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede Ink. “I am thankful for you” is from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

This stamp set also provided the little dots that I stamped in our new Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.

 

For a finishing touch, I decorated the envelope flap with retired Designer Paper, which shows in my first photo.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you check out my Product List, you’ll see that few supplies are needed for this “quick & easy” card. I always appreciate you shopping at my store!

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Pressed Petals Corner Fold Technique

Happy Sunday! Welcome to my blog with a Corner Fold Technique card.

By Su Mohr for the Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: corner fold technique, Pressed Petals DSP, Medium Daisy Punch, Well Written Dies, Subtle Texture embossing; #cornerfoldtechnique #fancyfolds #cardtechniques #pressedpetals #daisies #daisiesoncards #daisylane #thankyoucards #wellwritten #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #howto

Daisy Corner Fold

 

I came up with the elements by using our Paper Player’s Tic Tac Toe challenge, choosing the diagonal row: patterned paper, die-cut, leaves.

 

The Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper is a patterned paper with leaves, which I chose for my card front, cut the same size as the card base, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.

The card base is Crumb Cake, coordinating with the burlap background in the print. 

 

I embossed the card base with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, because it would be exposed by the Corner Fold Technique.

This technique works well when you like both side of the DSP, as you see with this pretty, script design in Rococo Rose.

You simply fold down the corner of the DSP, and glue all but the corner to the card base.

 

The corner is fastened with a daisy, which was made with burlap DSP from the same Pressed Petals paper pack, and a Mossy Meadow center.

I used the Medium Daisy Punch, the 1/2″ Circle Punch, and Dimensionals for my daisy. The petals were layered for thickness, and the center was embossed and rounded with a stylus.

“Thanks” was cut from the same burlap DSP with a die from the Well Written die set, and layered for thickness.

 

 I hope I inspired you to try this Corner Fold Technique. My supplies are in my Product List below, and I appreciate you shopping at my store. Thank you!

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Juggling Snowman Christmas Card

Have you ever seen a juggling snowman? Well, look no further!

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, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Pine Tree Punch, Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Seasonal Layers Dies, 12X12" Whisper White Cardstock; #christmascards #holidaycards #tall&skinnycards #snowmen #snowmenoncards #snow #juggling #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Juggling Snowman

 

This adorable snowman is from the Snowman Season Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. I stamped him in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used my Paper Snips for fussy cutting (cutting by hand). A little color was added with two Stampin’ Blends: Dark Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose, and Light Smoky Slate for definition.

He wanted to stand by a Christmas tree, so I punched one out from the 6X6 Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper, using the Pine Tree Punch. Evidently, the snowman loved the tree, and got so excited, he started juggling snowballs made of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

 

TIP: I first tried making the snowballs with the 1/2″ Handheld Punch, but the snowman complained they were too big and heavy. Fortunately, there’s a small, round die in the Seasonal Layers Die Set, just the right size.

“Let It Snow” is one of the sentiments in the Snowman Season Stamp Set, which seemed perfect for this scene. I stamped it in Shaded Spruce Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and the snowman wanted to watch me fussy cut it, so I did.

The three large snowflakes are cut with a Seasonal Layers Die from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

 

The background is a stripe from 6X6 Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper. I chose this vertical stripe to emphasize the “tall & skinny” shape of this card.

I cut a second piece of Wrapped in Plaid DSP to decorate the inside, and added “Merry Christmas” from the Snowman Season Stamp Set. It was stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.  I made it large enough for a personal note.

 

It’s hard to believe this is my first 3 1/2″ X6″ card, but the Paper Players challenge this week was my incentive. I discovered it was easy, because I had 12X12″ Whisper White Cardstock, from which I cut a 3 1/2″ strip,  and scored at 6″.

 

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Gold Foil Plus Plaid = Merry Christmas Card

When I learned that the Paper Players challenge was a “metallics/foil” theme, I grabbed my new Pine Tree Punch and a Gold Foil Sheet, and voila!

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Gold Foil, Eyelet lace embossing, Merry Christmas To All stamp set, Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Merry Christmas Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #cardswithfoil #eyeletlace #pinetreepunch #christmastrees #plaid #handmadecards #holiday2019

Gold Foil Christmas

 

There are lines of gold running through some of the Wrapped In Plaid 6X6 Designer Paper, so it was a perfect choice to combine with my Gold Foil pine tree.

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die for cutting, and glued it to Whisper White Cardstock that was embossed with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder. Even though this is a “clean & simple” challenge, I embossed. I can’t help myself! The card base is Thick Whisper White.

 

There’s more Gold Foil for the sentiment, cutting “Merry,” with a die from the Merry Christmas die set. To complete the sentiment, I stamped “Christmas,” from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. It fit nicely within the smallest Stitched Rectangle die-cut.

A few, shiny, gold sequins, completed my project. Thanks so much for checking out my Christmas card. You can see today’s supplies in my Product List below.

 

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Beautiful Boughs for the Paper Players Design Team

Welcome to this week’s Paper Players color challenge.

By Su mohr for Paper Players Design Team and Freshly Made Sketches; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Swirly Frames stamp set, Noble Peacock Foil; #christmascards #holiday2019 #cardchallenges #colorcombinations #beautifulboughs #pinecones #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Foil Boughs

 

The colors are Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and a neutral. I chose white.

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

First, I captured the color, Merry Merlot, in the card base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.

Next, I stamped the circle in Merry Merlot ink, using the stamp from the swirly Frames stamp set. I usually stamp before embossing, but this worked.

 

The boughs and pinecones were cut with dies from the Beautiful Boughs die set. A piece of Noble Peacock Foil was used for the boughs, and Cajun Craze Cardstock was used for the pinecones.

TIP: I positioned the pinecones under the boughs before gluing them on the circle.

The sentiment, “Merry Christmas,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, and it fit “perfectly” in the label die from the Beautiful Boughs die set.

The last detail was adding a few Merry Merlot dots, cut with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch.

 

Here’s a second card using these colors. Click on it for details.

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