Pine Woods and Plaid Christmas Cards

When you have the right dies, like Pine Woods, Christmas cards can be made in a jiffy. I used this design a few weeks ago, in pastel colors. Today, I used Plaid Tidings Designer Paper and green (Shaded Spruce) for the tree. 

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pine Woods Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Plaid Tidings Designer Paper; #christmascards #holidaycards #christmastrees #treesoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #closeoutsale #yearendsale #pinewoodsdies #plaidpaper #quick&easycards #stampinupsale

Pine Tree & Plaid

 

I just found out that the Pine Woods Dies are 30% off in Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout that begins December 8th! The sale lasts through January 4th, but order early, so you won’t be disappointed. When things sell out, they’ll be gone forever. Click here to see the looooong list:

 

 

Now, back to my card. The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with a layer of Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, 4″ X 5 1/4″.

I used a Nature’s Thoughts Die to cut the detailed rectangle from Whisper White Cardstock, which is approximately 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″. 

Next, I used a Pine Woods Die to cut the Christmas tree from the rectangle, and backed it with Shaded Spruce Cardstock, 1/8″ smaller than the white rectangle. The tree die is in the picture above, and all the supplies can be seen in my Product List below.

 

Prior to gluing the tree to the plaid card front, I stamped the rectangle with “lots of love at Christmas.” This fun, curvy, sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink. And, that’s all there was to it.

 

This card was so “quick & easy” I made three, using three plaids that all had some Shaded Spruce to coordinate with the tree.

 

Here they are in pastel colors:

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pine Woods Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, In Good Taste Designer Paper, Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, Winter Snow embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #hoilday2020 #stampinup #christmastrees #treesoncards #quick&easycards #cardinstruction #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Pastel Christmas Trees

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
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My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

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Art Gallery Sneak Peek in Gold & White

I couldn’t wait to play with the Art Gallery Bundle, so I’m giving you a sneak peek. Since I’m missing some items from the suite, this is an experiment with heat embossed gold on white. Everything will be available January 5, 2021, and you’ll find the current items in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Art Gallery Stamp Set, Floral Gallery Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Ornate Floral embossing; #birthdaycards #flowersoncards #flowers #cardtechniques #heatembossing #whiteandgoldcards #artgallery #floralgallery floralcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardsketches #stampinup #2021catalog

Art Gallery Gold

 

I began by stamping the flower from the new Art Gallery Stamp Set in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. This is the perfect flower stamp for this technique, because it’s more than an outline, but not completely filled in.

 

I used the same heat embossing technique for the stem and leaves, and used the Floral Gallery Dies for cutting.

 

The square behind the flower was created with Layering Squares Dies. The white square has a plain edge, and the slightly larger, scalloped, square was cut from Brushed Metallic Paper.

 

I used the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder to emboss the background layer of Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, and this was glued to a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

I repeated the heat embossed technique for the sentiment, “Happy Birthday,”  one of the many useful sentiments from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. It was cut with a Floral Gallery Die, and attached with Mini Dimensionals. Don’t you love it? 

The paper wanted to curl, so I went with it, gluing the stem and base of the leaves, leaving the ends free. I attached the flower with a small piece of Tear & Tape, so it’s secure, but lifted.

You’ll be seeing many more samples from the Art Gallery Bundle, because the possibilities are endless.

 

As I created my card, I had Freshly Made Sketches in mind.

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

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Simply Succulents Sneak Peek

Living in San Diego, succulents are easy to grow, so I fell in love with the Simply Succulents Bundle in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The new products will be in my store, and available for ordering January 5, but the current supplies I used for today’s card are in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Simply Succulents Bundle, Simply Succulents Stamp Set, Potted Succulents Dies, Stampin' Blends, Ornate layers Dies, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper; #succulents #plantsoncards #pottedplants #simplysucculents #sneakpeeks #Jan-June2021minicatalog #2021catalog #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #coloring

Succulent Thanks

 

 

First, I stamped the large group of succulents in Old Olive Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used its Potted Succulents Die for cutting.

It was easy to color with Stampin’ Blends in five colors: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, and Calypso Coral. Can you see how I touched the tips with shades of pink?

 

 

Next, I stamped the pot in Terracotta Tile Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used its die for cutting. It was colored with Light and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends, and glued to the bottom of the succulents.

The background was kept very simple, making up for the time I spent coloring. The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut a piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper that was glued next to the pot of succulents.

 

The Potted Succulents Dies include wonderful frames for the sentiments. Don’t you love this stitched, framed “thanks?”

 

I attached the sentiment and potted succulents with Dimensionals, and my “sneak peek” card was complete.

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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Mr. Moose and November Winner Announcement

Mr. Moose said it was time to create another Christmas card, and the first day of December seemed like a good day.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fusion; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Moose Punch,Winter Snow embossing, Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Special Day Dies, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, Ornate Border Dies; #christmascards #moose #moosepunch #mooseoncards #holidaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstructions #fancyfolds #hohoho #cardchallenges #cardsketches #cardthemes

Mr. Moose says “Ho Ho Ho”

 

Before seeing the details of his requests, I want to congratulate the winner of my November Drawing…..Yay, Sheila G! You will receive the Stampin’ Up! Notebook and the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, plus the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. All of my customers who ordered a minimum of $50.00 will receive the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, plus one of my handmade cards, as soon as I receive my order from Stampin’ Up!

You can see my December gift offering below Mr. Moose and his card.

 

Now for Mr. Moose, who was cut with the Moose Punch from Early Espresso Cardstock. He wanted to be placed on Dimensionals, so I gave him three layers of cardstock for sturdiness. Do you see the cute, Real Red Cardstock, bow, tied on his antler? We found it in the Special Day Dies, along with the bubble to show that he was speaking.

Mr. Moose felt that “Ho Ho Ho” would be easy for him to say, and appropriate for the season. We found it in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, and stamped it in Early Espresso Ink.

 

Things were going quite well, up to this point. Then, Mr. Moose decided he wanted a “fancy fold” card, and told me to chop an inch off the front of the Thick Whisper White card base that was 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I wasn’t sure what he had in mind, but this was his card, so I proceeded. 

First, he wanted to walk on Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, 3 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. I liked this idea, so my customers could see how pretty the snowflakes were on the embossing folder they’d be receiving.

Next, Mr. Moose wanted red to match his bow, so I cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock, 3 1/4″ X 5″, and topped it with Heartwarming Hugs gingham paper, 3 1/4″ X 4 3/4″. But, that wasn’t sufficient, because he wanted a detailed edge, and found an Ornate Border Die for the top and bottom of the red layer.

 

 

We used that same die for the inside, Whisper White Cardstock layer, 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″, and lined it up with the snowflake piece on the card front.

To complete the inside, he said Santa Claus always says, “Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas,” so we wrote “Merry Christmas” using Real Red Cardstock and two Word Wishes Dies.

 

Mr. Moose is proud of his card, and wanted to enter it in two challenges:

Fusion, for the sketch and “ho ho ho.”

TGIF, because Mr. Moose says his card is a magical Christmas card, and hopes you agree.

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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Beautiful Boughs for GDP269

Today’s Global Design Project began with a stenciled circle of Just Jade Ink.

I made a stencil by using the largest Layering Circles Die to cut a hole in Whisper White Cardstock.

By Su Mohr for GDP269; Click aromasandart.com for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Winter Snow embossing, Cherish The Season Stamp Set; #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2020 #beautifulboughs #layeringcircles #blendingbrushes #wintersnowembossing #cherishtheseason #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #colorcombos

Beautiful Bough

 

The new Blending Brush was wonderful for applying a smooth circle of ink on Whisper White Cardstock (3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″) inside the stencil. I framed this with Garden Green Cardstock, 1/16” larger.

 

Once I had the background, I used the largest Beautiful Boughs Die to cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and colored it with a Sponge Dauber and Garden Green Ink. For a little embellishment, a few Woven Threads Sequins make it sparkle.

 

”Merry Christmas” is from Cherish The Season, stamped in Real Red Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (3″ X 1″), and framed in Garden Green Cardstock, 1/16” larger.

After embossing the Thick Whisper White card base with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, I attached the bough and sentiment with Dimensionals.

 

Click here to see more designs using this red and green color combination. Then, create your own, and hang it in our gallery.

 

I’m also participating in the Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, using “Coloring Tool, Embellishment, Green.”

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!


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Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I love the elegance of white and gold cards, and today’s card has a uniquely stamped, gold embossed, sentiment.

By Su Mohr for cts; Pine Woods Dies,Ornate Layers Dies, Brushed Metallics Cardstock,Festive Corners Stamp Set; Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder; #pinewoods #ornatelayers #whiteandgoldcards #christmascards #holidaycards #evergreenforest #embossedcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #festivecorners #stamparatus #cardtechniques #cardsketches

Pine Woods Time of the Year

 

First, I used a Pine Woods Die to cut a tree from Brushed Metallic Cardstock, and backed it with a second tree for thickness.

Then, I used a plain Layering Squares Die to cut a square from Whisper White Cardstock, and a scalloped Layering Squares Die to frame it in Brushed Metallic Cardstock.

 

Next, I placed the square on my Stamparatus, then bent the sentiment from the Festive Corners Stamp Set to fit around the Pine Woods tree die. Once positioned, I stamped VersaMark on the sentiment, and pressed it to the square. After lifting the square from the Stamparatus, I sprinkled the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder, set it with the Heat Tool, and glued the tree in place.

 

Behind the square is another shade of Brushed Metallic Cardstock, cut with an Ornate layers Die.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder. This layer is glued to a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2” X 5 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4”.

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 


My November Host Code Gift  

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by! Blessings on your day!


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