Little Red Christmas Bird

Before I tell you about the little, red, Christmas bird, I want to make sure you know about Paper Pumpkin.

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Now, for today’s Christmas card. The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with wood textured, In Good Taste Designer Paper. I cut the circular, leafy hole with a Birds & More Die. This is a wonderful die set that comes in a bundle with the Birds & Branches Stamp Set. You can see the complete Bundle in my Product List Below.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Bird & More Dies, Birds & Branches Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Wreath Builder Dies, In Good Taste Paper, Heartwarming Hugs Paper; #christmascards #holidaycards #birds #birdsoncards #bird&branches #ingoodtaste #paperpumpkin #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #papercrafting

Christmas Bird

 

 

Next, I stamped the sweet  bird in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used her Birds & More Die for cutting. Do you see her little feet? I stamped them in Early Espresso Ink, cut with their die, and glued them in place.

 

The sentiment, “believe” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die. I “tied” it to the top of the circle with a bow created with Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, and a Wreath Builders Die. I just love this paper bow!

 

I can’t “believe” I forgot to put the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper in my Product List. Here it is, and you can click on it for details.

 

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

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Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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Stitched Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Today’s Thanksgiving card began with the idea of using the Love of Leaves Bundle, and what followed was determined by two challenges.

By Su Mohr for PP and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love of Leaves Bundle, Love of Leaves Stamp Set, Stitched Leaves Dies, Country Home Stamp Set; #thanksgivingcards #loveofleaves #stitchedleaves #card sketches #cardchallenges #colorcombos #stampinup #leaves #leavesoncards #fallcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Stitched Leaves

 

The card base is Pretty Peacock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), layered with Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (5 1/4″ X 4 “), and a final layer of Whisper White Cardstock (5 ” X 3 3/4″). Layering this way gives you nice, 1/8″ borders.

Before gluing the layers together, I used the unusual, Stitched Leaves Die, for the background.

 

Next, I stamped the leaves, from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set, in three ink colors: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Blackberry Bliss. I used their dies for cutting, as well and adding the stitching. This is really fun to do, and makes this set unique!

 

The one, longer leaf, is used as a resting place for the sentiment from the Country Home Stamp Set, which I stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink. After fussy cutting (hand cutting) “Happy harvest blessings,” I glued it to the top of the leaf. 

When all of the leaves were attached with Dimensionals, I added three sequins for some “glitter.” It’s amazing how the colors of the Woven Threads Sequins blend!

 

Here are the two challenges:

The sketch from Fab Friday.

And, the colors from the Paper Players.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

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Coop’s Santa Hat

When a black lab, named “Coop,” needs to be featured on a  A Christmas card, this happens: 

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dog Punch, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Little Treats Bundle, Plaid Tidings Paper, Playful Pets Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #dogs #blacklabs #dogsoncards #dogpunch #littletreats #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020 #playfulpets #santahats

Coop

 

I began today’s card by using the Dog Punch to cut Coop from Basic Black Cardstock. His fur was made by rolling him through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.  He loves the way his fur turned out, and didn’t seem to mind.

 

Coop’s Santa hat is from the Little Treats Bundle. The main part of this bundle is an adorable box that can be created from a 6X6 piece of cardstock from one die-cut, but it has lots of fun “extras” too. You can see the bundle by clicking on the picture in my Product List below. You’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundle, but the stamp set and die set can be purchased separately.

Back to the hat, which I stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with its die. I used an X-ACTO knife to make the slit in the hat, so Coop could wear it comfortably, with a tiny bit of glue to secure it. I punched a second dog to give him thickness, and placed him on Dimensionals. 

 

For his background, the card base is Real Red Cardstock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), and topped with Playful Pets Designer Paper (4″ X 5 1/4″). Coop liked the idea of paw prints and red hearts.

The red and white stripe (1 1/2″ X4 1/4″) is also Playful Pets Designer Paper. The black and white (1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″) is Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, and the Whisper White Cardstock is 1 1/2″ X 1 3/4″.

Coop wanted to say, Thinking of you at Christmas,” which we found in the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, and stamped it in Real Red Ink on the white square.

I thought the card was complete, but Coop wanted a red bow, so we cut from Real Red Cardstock with a Happy Die. 

 

The layout was inspired by TGIF.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

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In The Pines for Global Design Project 258

For those who love traditional, red & green Christmas cards, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper is for you! Today’s card combines it with the In The Pines Stamp Set. I began with a Mossy Meadow card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″) topped with one of the twelve designs of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper (5 1/4″ X 4″). I added a second layer of tiny dots to frame the pine trees (4 1/4″ X 3″).

By Su Mohr for #GDP258; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Heartwarming Hugs Paper, In The Pines Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #treesoncards #Christmastrees #gdp258 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #traditionalchristmascards

Trio of Trees

 

Next, I stamped three trees from In The Pines on Whisper White Cardstock. I used Garden Green Ink, but I wasn’t thinking, and should have used Mossy Meadow Ink, because it coordinates with the designer paper. But, you probably can’t tell the difference, so no biggie, right?

The trees have a stamp that colors them, which I stamped using Pear Pizzazz Ink. You can view the complete stamp set in my Product List to better understand what I mean.

Then, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die (1″ X 2 1/4″) to cut the three trees, and I placed them in the middle of the dotted paper. I glued the middle tree first, which helped make the borders even, and the dots can be used to keep the rectangles straight.

 

The sentiment, “Christmas Cheer” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped it in Real Red Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, used the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting, and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. If you have the supplies in my Product List, this would be a “quick & easy” card.

 

Now it’s your turn to be inspired by this weeks Global Design Project sketch. Come play along by hanging your card in our gallery.

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Ultimate Starter Kit:

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!

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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Texture Time

 

I’m happy to say I was invited to join Sara Levin’s Stamping Sunday Blog Hop, which happens the second Sunday of every month. For today’s hop I’m sharing the Snow Wonder Stamp Set with the adorable snowman, and ways it can be enhanced with texture. I also want to show how the stamp set can be enjoyed by three types of stampers: beginner, casual and avid.

The supplies for all three cards are in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for Stamping Sunday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Snow Wonder Stamp Set, Winter Snow embossing,Plaid Tidings Paper,Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pine Woods Dies, Snow Time Dies, Festive Corners, Old World Paper embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #snowman #snowmenoncards #embossingoncards #stampingsundaybloghop #beginnercasualavid #cardsforbeginners #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking

Beginner, Casual, Avid

 

Let’s begin with the “beginner’s”  card on the left, using only six products. First, I stamped the Snow Wonder snowman in Misty Moonlight Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″. The sentiment, also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set, was stamped beneath the snowman in the same color ink.

 

Next, the really fun part of adding texture with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I remember when I was a beginner, it was so much fun, I wanted to emboss everything. I still do! And, you can see, it didn’t distort the sentiment. 

I glued my snowman layer to Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, 4″ X 5 1/4″, which I glued to the Seaside Spray card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. Wasn’t this “quick and easy?”

 

The card on the right is for a casual stamper, using ten products. This time, I began with the Sahara Sand card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with a layer of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock that I cut with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. I used the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut a layer from Plaid Tidings Designer Paper.

 

Next, I stamped the snowman in Early Espresso Ink, and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink on the plaid paper. I used Cherry Cobbler and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to color the holly on the snowman’s hat. Just this bit of color adds a lot, don’t you think?

After gluing the layers together, I added some texture by tying some Linen Thread around the card front. This card wasn’t difficult either, but required a few more products.

 

The middle card, for avid stampers, required fifteen products, including Dimensionals. I began with a Crumb Cake card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with a layer of Whisper White cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″. Before gluing the white layer to the card base, I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink, and embossed the layer with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. 

“Most wonderful time of the year” is from the Festive Corners Stamp Set. Don’t you love the way it goes around the corner?

 

Since this is a card for avid stampers, I couldn’t wait to put my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to use with some die cuts. First, I stamped the snowman in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used his Snow Time Die for cutting. A touch of color was added to the snowman’s scarf and hat with Stampin’ Blends. Then, I stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce Ink, and used their die for cutting.

I created the snow drift with a die from the Pine Woods die set, and used the Old World Paper Embossing Folder for texture. The snowman, trees, and snow drift were placed on Dimensionals, and my card was complete.

 

For more inspiration, the Stamping Sunday designers are excited to share their ideas with you. Clicking on their names will take you to their blogs.


 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your  ULTIMATE STARTER  KIT:

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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Charlotte’s Spooky Halloween Card

How do you like Charlotte’s spooky Halloween card? I hope you do, because she worked hard convincing me to help her make it.

Charlotte came to life from the Little Treat Box Die Set and Basic Black Cardstock. I must say, she is the cutest paper spider I have ever seen!

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Treats Stamp Set, Little Treat Box Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Festive Corners Stamp Set, In Good Taste Designer Paper; #halloweencards #spiders #spidersoncards #charlottesweb #spiderwebs #littletreats #littletreatboxdies #spooky #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting ##metallicmeshribbon #holiday2020 #stampinup

Charlotte’s Card

 

We began with a Basic Black card base to match Charlotte, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. Next, I cut a scary, gray piece of In Good Taste Designer Paper, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, and glued this to the same size piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I cut the tile wall, which is the backside of the scary gray paper, 4 1/4″ X 3″, and glued this, as shown.

This is when Charlotte scurried away, because she was afraid of getting smashed in the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, saying once was enough. So, I proceeded, alone, cutting the designer paper with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die.

But, she quickly reappeared to make certain I didn’t forget the Metallic Mesh Ribbon, saying, “everyone knows Charlotte needs a web!” We taped it to the back of the designer paper, before attaching it to the card base, and Charlotte hopped on to do what spiders do best.

 

Charlotte wanted to write the sentiment in orange to make sure everyone knew this was a Halloween card, and I agreed. “Spooky” is from the Festive Corners Stamp Set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

Surprisingly, a friend from the Little Treats Stamp Set appeared, just as we were attaching the sentiment with Dimensionals, and Charlotte’s card was complete. 

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

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My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Ultimate Starter Kit:

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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