Ornate Garden Gnomes

I caught a glimpse of these gnomes in my garden today. It’s nice to know they are guarding the earth’s treasures. 

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Floral embossing, Ornate Garden DSP, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set,Leaf Punch, Balloon Punch; #gnomes #gnomesoncards #ornategarden #ornatefloral #punchart #cardchallenges #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #2020stampingup

Garden Gnomes

 

The three gnome’s creation began with hats from Ornate Garden Designer Paper, cut with a Paisley Die. The Paisley Die Set has retired, but you can see it in my Product List. I know some of you Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators save everything, so you will have it. The gnome’s nose is a Paisley Die also.

Next, was the beard, which is Whisper White Cardstock cut with a Nature’s Roots (leaf) Die. I glued the hat, the nose, and the beard together, and placed them on Dimensionals. If you turn their heads a bit, they can talk to each other.

 

The gnome’s body was made with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, and In Color 6X6 DSP in Terracotta Tile gingham.

 

The shoes were made with the Leaf Punch, and easily attached by just snipping one leaf from the middle. I decided to make their shoes Old Olive, after taking the picture.

 

Their background is a Thick Whisper White card base, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. I added a large circle, using a retired die, because of the Fusion challenge sketch.

 

“You made my day!” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Old Olive Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you see some gnomes running around on your crafting table! 

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.


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Ornate Layers and Bird Ballad

It’s exciting to use new products, and the “early release” Ornate Layers Dies worked perfectly for today’s layout. I had fun combining the new die-cuts with Annual Catalog Bird Ballad Designer Paper.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Layers Dies, Bird Ballad DSP, Layering Squares Dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Seam Binding Ribbon; #ornatelayers #ornategarden #birdballad #birdsoncards #friendshipcards #cardsketches #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy#cardmaking #papercrafting

Ornate Layers

 

I began with the long, narrow, Ornate Layers Die, and a Petal Pink print of Bird Ballad Designer Paper. Doesn’t this pattern look like dotted Swiss fabric.  When I was in my teens, one of my favorite dresses was made of Dotted Swiss, and I love this feminine paper.

A second Ornate Layers Die was used to cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped “hello,” from the Country Home Stamp Set, in Mossy Meadow Ink.

 

Next, I used a Layering Squares Die to cut a sweet bird from the Bird Ballad DSP for my focal point. I framed the bird with a scrap of Mossy Meadow Cardstock, cut with a scalloped Layering Squares Die. This itty, bitty edge really makes a difference.

I wanted to keep the background simple, and used Whisper White Cardstock with Subtle Textured embossing on a Thick Whisper White card base.

 

The design was completed with a bow of Seam Binding Ribbon, and three little pearls.

 

My layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.

 

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

 

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Little Ladybug First Design

You’ll have to admit that ladybugs are cute! Don’t you believe that if one lands on you, it brings good luck?

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Ladybug Stamp Set, Ladybugs Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle Textured embossing Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stampin' Blends; #littleladybug #ladybugdies #ladybugs #ladybugsoncards #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #bugsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #friendshipcards #cardsketches

“Hey, Lady!”

 

This is my first design using the Little Ladybug Stamp Set and Ladybugs Dies. I adapted it to fit this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

 

I kept it clean and simple with a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with a Subtle Textured layer of Whisper White Cardstock. The vertical piece on the right was cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

 

The ladybug and flower were stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with their dies. Then, I colored them with Stampin’ Blends  shown in my Product List.

 

There’s a number of great sentiments in the stamp set, but “Hey, Lady!” is my favorite. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink, and used a Stitched So Sweetly Die for cutting.

 

Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you a lucky day!

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

 


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Tropical Oasis Pineapple

Aloha! I hope this pineapple brings you some cheer! This Tropical Oasis Designer Paper gives me a warm, happy feeling, and today I’m choosing to be happy, in spite of the quarantines surrounding us.

By Su Mohr for GDP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: In The Tropics Dies, Tropical Oasis DSP, Coastal Weave embossing, Banner Triple Punch; #aloha #pineapples #pinapplesoncards #tropicalcards #inthetropics #tropicaloasis #tropicalfruit #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardsketches #friendshipcards #fruitoncards

Aloha Pineapple

 

First, I layered the tropical fruit DSP on a Thick Whisper White card base. Next, I used my Paper Trimmer and Banner Triple Punch to make a Whisper White, banner, 2″ wide. This punch is great for making three sizes of banners with perfectly cut ends. Click on it in my Product List for more details.

Before gluing the banner to the card front, I embossed it with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder happens to be my Host Code gift to you for the month of April! See details below.

 

I created the pineapple with In The Tropics Dies, and Tropical Oasis Designer Paper. Isn’t it sweet?

 

A third die from the same set was used to cut “aloha,” and I tied it to the pineapple with Linen Thread. I layered all three die-cuts for thickness; the pineapple with Whisper White, and “aloha” with Soft Suede.

 

My inspiration was from the Global Design Project challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this adds a little cheer to your day.

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.


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Ornate Garden Available Today!

It’s April 1st, and Stampin’ Up’s “early release” Ornate Garden Suite is available today, and this is not an April Fool’s joke! I have the Ornate Garden items in my Product List below, where you can click and shop.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Garden Suite, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Garden DSP, Ornate Thanks, Good Morning Magnolia, Rooted In Nature, Paper Trimmer, Ornate Floral embossing; #ornategardensuite #ornategarden #earlyrelease #stampinup #cardsketches #cardchallenges #ornatelayersdies #ornategardendsp #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #aprilfoolsday

Diagonal Design

 

Instructions for cutting this design with the Paper Trimmer:

First I cut three pieces of paper: one Whisper White Cardstock, and two Ornate Garden prints 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. Carefully holding them together, so they would be exactly even, I cut them down to 4″ X 5  1/4″. Then, I made two more cuts, through the three papers at an angle, making sure the blade cut the tiny point on the middle piece correctly.

I was impressed by how easily the Paper Trimmer cut through the three pieces at the same time.

Before piecing the papers together on three, Thick Whisper White card bases, I embossed the white piece with the Ornate Garden Embossing Folder.

 

After gluing the pieces to the card bases, I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut Whisper White Cardstock for stamping the three sentiments. 

 

“You Are Wonderful” is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite design, because I Iike the white between the prints.

 

“Thanks” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink.

 

“The Journey of life is best shared with a friend. We’ll get through this together.” is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite sentiment, because it is so apropos. I deleted the daisy section, so it would have a cleaner look.

 

Can you see how CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration? 

I’m also sharing with Fab Friday.

 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope my instructions are helpful to you. This is a fun way to make three cards from one idea, and you should give it a try. 

My Host Code gift for the month of April is the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. I LOVE it!!! Just type my Host Code in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in April, and I’ll send it to you in May.

 


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Ornate Garden Paper Pieced Rain Boots

The rain boots from Under My Umbrella were begging for a pattern, or two, or five. After experimenting a bit, I knew that the paper piecing technique could work perfectly.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Ornate Garden DSP, Onate Floral embossing, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, Well Said Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #birthdaycards #rainboots #cardsfromallofus #ornategardens #ornatethanks #stamparatus #paperpiecing #cardtechniques #undermyumbrella #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #

Patterned Rain Boots

 

First, I stamped the boots in Memento Black Ink on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock, 5 1/4″ X 1 1/2″. 

TIP: I used the Stamparatus, leaving the boot stamp on the lid, moving the lid down on the hinges, which gives a straight line with perfect spacing. Also, I trimmed the cardstock to 1 1/2″ after stamping, leaving it wider to accommodate the magnet needed to hold it in place.

Once I had my strip of stamped rain boots, I stamped them again on each of the five patterns of Ornate Garden Designer Paper. Then, using my Paper Snips, I cut along the black lines of the rain boots. This is called paper piecing, and it was so much fun gluing the patterned paper to the white boots! Don’t you love the Ornate Garden DSP?

 

After completing my rain boots, I backed them with a 1/16th” border of Daffodil Delight Cardstock. The background is a Thick Whisper White card base, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from two stamps sets, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die.

 

“From all of us” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, and “Happy Birthday” is from the Well Said Stamp Set. The font is wonderful; I wish my handwriting was like that!

I just had to add three Daffodil Delight Enamel Dots, even though they are retired. If you are a customer, contact me, and I’ll send you some.

 

I am playing along with the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge: patterned paper-birthday-flowers.

 

The Ornate Garden items are from Stampin’ Up’s 2020-2021 “early release” suite, which are available as of April 1.

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have fun shopping!



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