Country Floral Lane Bicycle for Valentine’s Day

The Country Floral Lane Designer Paper has the sweetest pattern of bicycles, and today’s card has one featured on a layered, Valentine’s Day card. The first thing I did was cut a blue bicycle from a row, using a Deckled Rectangles Die to trim it to size.

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Country Floral Lane DSP, Love For You Stamp Set, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Sending Dies; #countryflorallane #loveforyou #deckledrectangles #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #bicycles #bicyclesoncards #valentines #stamping #stampinup #sumohr

Bicycle Valentine

 

Next, I used Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut layers of Basic White Cardstock and Country Floral Lane Designer Paper in a Balmy Blue pattern. The card base is Balmy Blue Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I used the largest and fourth largest Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut Basic White Cardstock, and the second largest and sixth largest to cut the Balmy Blue designer paper.

Once the layers were cut, I alternated colors, beginning with the largest white layer. The white layers were glued flat, and the blue layers were raised on Dimensionals, topped with the bicycle. I love using layering die sets, because no measuring is required, making it very easy to do!

 

The last step was adding the sentiment, which needed to be narrow. I found “Happy Valentine’s Day” in the Love for You Stamp Set, and stamped it in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock.  A Sending Die was used for cutting, which fit perfectly, and I glued it in place.

 

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Adorable Owls Clean & Simple

The Adorable Owls Stamp Set is one of the Free Sale-a-bration items for a qualifying, $50 order, and has been very popular.  This owl is flying through the air, on a clean & simple card, announcing “It’s your day!”

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Adorable Flying Owl

 

I began by stamping the flying owl in Early Espresso Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and fussy cutting with Paper Snips. Then, I colored the owl with Stampin’ Blends in three colors: Crumb Cake, Bronze, and Balmy Blue.

 

For the background, I used a Small Blending Brush and Balmy Blue Ink to color the top of Basic White Cardstock, 4 ” X 5 1/4″. Scratch paper was held over the bottom to make a straight line. The Small Blending Brushes are a new item, along with Blending Brushes Storage, which are in my Product List below.

The clouds were added by using  Waves Dies to cut Basic White Cardstock, and then attached with Dimensionals.

“It’s your day!” is from the Adorable Owls Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink. Isn’t that simple?

 

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

 

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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.

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Artistically Inked Birthday Paper Hug Card

I fell in love with TGIF’s inspirational photo, so I had to CASE (copy and selectively edit) it. 

 

I began with a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, which I embossed with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder. 

Next, I cut a square of Basic White Cardstock, 3″ X 3″, and stamped the sentiment in Stazon Black Ink. “Happy Birthday” is from the Artistically Ink Stamp Set, and “sending you this paper hug” is from Through It Together. Then, I cut a square of Basic Black Cardstock 1/8″ larger, giving it a 1/16″ border.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click aromasandart.com to go to my website for details! Featuring: Artistically Inked Stamp Set, Artistic Dies, Through It Together Stamp Set, Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Dainty Delight Dies, Iridescent Pearls; #artisticallyinked #artisticdies #throughittogether #timeworntype #daintydelightdies #birthdaycards #case #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup #cardchallenges #cardthemes

Birthday Hugs

 

The corner, focal point, was stamped with the Artistically Inked stamps and cut with coordinating Artistic Dies. I stamped the larger flower in Polished Pink, the smaller flower in Daffodil Delight, and the leaves in Gray Granite. The purple was cut with a Dainty Delight Die from Highland Heather Cardstock. 

 

After gluing, and attaching the flowers, I added three Iridescent Pearls, and my CASE was complete. 

 

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By The Bay “Love” for Global Design Project 378

Welcome to this week’s Global Design Project, a sketch challenge. Since love is in the air with the making of Valentines, I decided to use some of my favorite By The Bay Designer Paper with the word, “LOVE.”

 

I began with a Sahara Sand card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, and embossed it with the Seashells Embossing Folder.

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Next, I used the third largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut By The Bay Designer Paper, careful to choose one with a vertical line to mimic the sketch.

 

After gluing the designer paper in the middle of my card front, I created the letters for “LOVE.” Before running the Alphabet Dies and By The Bay Designer Paper through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I attached a Foam Adhesive Sheet (1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″) to give the letters dimension. For added fun, I fussy cut a round shell to take the place of “O.”

 

“Love you to the beach & back,” is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set, stamped in Starry Sky Ink on By The Bay Designer Paper, and cut with a Deckled Rectangles Die. I used two cuts to make it the desired size.

After adding a Flat Adhesive Backed Pearl to the sentiment, something was still missing. I had no idea what would happen when I started pulling on the Night Of Navy Bordered Ribbon, but it became a delightful surprise! Doesn’t it look like sea anemones? I glued the two pieces in place, and my beach, love, card was complete.

 

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Book Binding Technique with Sweet Citrus

The “book binding” card design is an easy technique, making a standard card opening, slightly different. 

I began by cutting  8 1/2″ X 11″ Thick Basic White Cardstock in half at 4 1/4″, which will make two cards. Score the 11″ X 4 1/4″ cardstock half at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Then, fold, burnish, and glue the 1″ section to the 5 1/2″ section. My fourth photo lets you see how it opens.

To decorate the “book”, I used the front and back of one sheet of Dandy Designs Designer Paper for the “binding” and “cover.” The stripe is 7/8″ X 4 1/8″, and the dot is 4 3/8″ X 4 1/8″. I used the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder to give texture to the dotted paper.

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Book Binding Technique

 

Now, for the really fun part! I stamped limes (the insides), from the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set in Parakeet Party Ink on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Then, I stamped the rinds in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I used my Stamparatus for placement, and stamping more than once for darker color. After stamping, I used the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder for the wonderful texture you see, followed by the Sweet Citrus Die for cutting. The die is in one piece, but it cuts out separate pieces.

 

After attaching the fruit with Dimensionals, I stamped “Happy Birthday,” from the Something Fancy Stamp Set, in Bermuda Bay Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Then, I used its Something Fancy Die for cutting, and attached it with Dimensionals.

 

Because this card is mimicking a book, I had to open the cover to let you see inside, right?

“Sending you a big squeeze” is from the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink on Basic White Cardstock. I used two of the Something Fancy Dies for cutting and layering the sentiment. 

 

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