Anniversary for the Kre8tors Blog Hop

 

This month’s theme for the Kre8tor’s Blog Hop is “anniversary.” I thought it would be fun to use Stampin’ Up’s! Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set to create my anniversary card. Most husbands would consider being loved more than chocolate a huge compliment. Don’t you think? You can follow along for instructions, and find my supplies in the Product List below.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set, Love You More Than Dies, Be Mine Stitched Dies; #anniversarycards #chocolate #loveyoumorethanchocolate #hearts #heartsoncards #nothing'sbetterthan #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #bloghops

More Than Chocolate

 

Instructions

Cut Crumb Cake Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, and fold at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Use the second largest, Stitched Rectangles Die, to cut a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, and glue it to the middle of the card base.

 

Use the “Love You More Than” die to cut the words from Early Espresso Cardstock.  If you want to emphasize the “you,” cut the words a second time from Real Red Cardstock. The die cuts the four words together, but they are not attached.

Cut a section from the Foam Adhesive Sheet, 1″ X 3″, and adhere a piece of 1″ X 3″ Early Espresso Cardstock to one side. Place the “chocolate” on top, and run it through your die cutting machine. Turn it over, and run it through a second time to get a good cut.

 

Use the candy outline stamp, from the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set, and stamp it in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp it in rows, enough to fill the heart. The cardstock should be 3″ X 4″ to accommodate the heart, or you can cut the heart first, and then stamp on it. Use the solid stamp to fill in the candy with Early Espresso Ink and Soft Suede Ink, both “stamped off” to be a shade lighter.

I used the heart from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set for cutting, but you could use a different heart, that’s approximately the same size.

Once your heart is glued in place, you can glue the words “Love you more than,” and attach “chocolate.”

Your anniversary card is sure to bring a smile, especially if he gives YOU chocolate!

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

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

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 September 1st.

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

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

Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!

 

For more anniversary card inspiration, the Kre8tors are anxious to share their creations with you. Next is Tricia, just click the button.

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr        ***YOU ARE HERE***

Tricia Butts

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jo Blackman

Jan Musselman – USA

Susan Simpson

Anastasia Radloff

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis Canada

Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball – Canada

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Annette Elias – De Kijkkast – NL

Sue Allen – Australia

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

 


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Tropical Nights for the Kre8tors Blog Hop

 

It’s happiness in the tropics! My favorite vacations have been in the tropics; Hawaii and the Bahamas. This card makes me think of the gorgeous sunsets. Keep scrolling to see my instructions, as well as my supplies in the Product List below.

By Su Mohr for the Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Friendly Silhouettes Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Rainbow Glimmer Paper; #palmtrees #tropical #tropicalvacations #colorcombinations #birthdaycards #tropicalcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting# cardmaking #bloghops #stampinup #friendlysilhouettes #silhouettesoncards #handcrafted

In the Tropics

 

Today’s Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut Basic Gray Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Use the largest Ornate Layers Die to cut a layer from regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock, and adhere to the card base.

Cut the next layer from Rainbow Glimmer Paper (a section of yellow and pink), using a smaller Ornate layers Die.

 

Use the same, fancy edged, Ornate Frames Die, to cut the top layer from Basic Black Cardstock.

With scissors, cut away the fancy edge along the dots.

Place the Friendly Silhouettes, palm tree die, toward the bottom of the black layer, and cut. Glue the two pieces to fit within the Rainbow Glimmer Paper frame, as shown.

 

The sentiment, “happy day” is from from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. Stamp it in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with the wavy, Ornate Frames Die. 

Tack the right side to the edge with glue, and a black dot, and lift the end on Mini-Dimensionals to make it blow in the gentle tropical breeze.

 

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you see how a photograph can be inspiring for your card making.

 

For more tropical inspiration, click the “next” button to go to Annette’s blog post.

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Tricia Butts

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Nicole Mahler

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Jo Blackman

Su Mohr    ***YOU ARE HERE***

Annette Elias – De kijkkast – NL

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Susan Simpson

Annette Ball – Canada

Ximena Morales

Cheryl Taylor(UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Michelle Bryant

Janey Backer (USA)

Sharon Dalton

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Ann Krucek – USA

Anastasia Radloff

My July Offers: 

Just add my Host Code (MT2P9EV6) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of July, and I will send the Square Vellum Doilies to you in August.

Sweet Square Vellum Doilies add poise and elegance to your handmade cards and other paper crafts. Use doilies whole or cut into smaller designs to create a variety of looks with these classic accents. * 24 vellum doilies, 3″.

This month’s drawing will be for one of my favorites in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, the Prized Peony Bundle!!! The bundle includes the stamp set and the dies. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in July.  

Just click my shop button below to start filling your shopping bag! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will also take you to my store. I’ll announce the winner August 1st.

The Prized Peony Bundle includes the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies.

PRIZED PEONY CLING STAMP SET
Give your projects a graceful touch with the Prized Peony Stamp Set. The friendship-based greetings will convey your warm wishes.
*10 cling stamps

PEONY DIES
Create custom die-cut peonies using the Peony Dies. Pair with the coordinating Prized Peony Stamp set to quickly cut out stamped images.
*17 dies
*Largest die: 3-1/4″ x 3-11/16″ (8.3 x 9.4 cm)

More Good News:

It’s time for us to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend  1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. More $ to buy the things we love! How exciting!

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

Click on my picture to see a video of products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. It has 83 pages, so not very “mini.”


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Masculine Theme for the Kre8tors Blog Hop

 

The theme for this month’s Kre8tors Blog Hop is “masculine.”  Are sloths good subject matter for masculine cards? You betcha! This card was designed especially for my husband, because he had shoulder replacement surgery last Wednesday. 

By Su Mohr for the Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Back On Your Feet Stamps Set, Forever Greenery DSP, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Stampin' Blends; #sloths #slothsoncards #getwellcards #backonyourfeet #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #bloghops #humorouscards

Get Well Sloth

 

Sloths really are cute, aren’t they?

 

I began with the sloth’s card base of Crumb Cake, embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. I added leaves to the scene with a piece of Forever Greenery Designer Paper, cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

 

Now for the sloth from the Back On Your Feet Stamp Set. I stamped him in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and colored him with Stampin’ Blends, and one Stampin’ Write Marker for the leaves. The colors are listed in my Product List below.

I used a Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting, and then trimmed one end with a larger die to make the rectangle a little shorter. Sometimes you lose a stitch on the end, oops.

 

Here’s a picture, so you can understand how I did it.

 

“Sigh..” is also from Back On You Feet, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. The die has a small frame that cuts at the same time, which I didn’t use. You can see the die set in my Product List.

 

The sentiment is continued on the inside, “Sometimes that’s all there is to say-and that I’m here for you.” The leaves were cut from the Forever Greenery DSP with a Forever Flourishing Die. How handy is that! I love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything!

 

Click the next button to continue on the hop for more masculine inspiration. Ann is next, and the complete list is below.

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Jo Blackman (UK)

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Sue Allen – Australia

Kristie Wilson

Susan Simpson

Kirsteen Gill (USA)

            Su Mohr   (USA)   *YOU ARE HERE*

Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Cheryl Hamilton

Dana Sullivan

Nicole Mahler

Jan Musselman – USA

Angie McKenzie – USA

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

 

Read about my June gifts:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

 

Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released June 3rd. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight.

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, plus FREE SHIPPING, plus SPECIAL JUNE BONUS of FREE BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



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Flowers Are Blooming at the Kre8tor’s Blog Hop

 

The theme for this month’s Kre8tor’s Blog Hop is flowers, and eliminating my choices was the hard part. I decided to experiment with Ornate Garden Designer Paper using my Paper Snips.

Fussy cutting two large, and three small, flowers from the beautiful gold & white DSP was easier than anticipated. Then, I colored the two large flowers with Stampin’ Blends in Light Rococo Rose and Light Flirty Flamingo. The centers of all five flowers were colored with a Bronze Stampin’ Blend.

You can see all of my supplies in the Product List at the bottom of my post.

TIP: It’s fun, and easy, coloring the flowers, because the gold lines resist the ink.

By Su Mohr for the Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Garden DSP, Well Written Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Gold Foil, Stampin' Blends; #ornategarden #wellwritten #ornatelayers #naturesthoughts #goldfoil #fussycutting #thankyoucards #bloghops #flowersoncards #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #coloring #alcoholmarkers #stampinblends

Flowers of Gold

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a rectangular Nature’s Thoughts Die. This is on a layer of Ornate Garden DSP, cut with an Ornate Layers Die, and adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base. I love the detailed edges.

TIP: I’m a tidy person, and I don’t like the tiny dots to go all over the place; okay I’m obsessive compulsive. Anyway, I simply hold the die over my waste basket and use the Die Brush to remove the dots.

 

The sprigs were cut with a Nature’s Thoughts Die from Gold Foil. Matching the sprigs in Gold Foil is “thanks,” cut with a Well Written Die. Before attaching “thanks,” I wrapped a piece of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the white rectangle, tied a knot, and frayed the ends.

 

By the way, this is my Mother’s Day card from my husband. He selects his favorite cards from my stash, and gives them to me. He knows I’d freak out if he bought a Hallmark card, so he solved the problem. LOL!  

My layout was inspired by Fab Friday.

 

More floral inspiration awaits! Clicking the next button takes you to Laura Mackie in the United Kingdom

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Su Mohr ***YOU ARE HERE***

Laura Mackie (UK)

Tricia Butts

Jan Musselman – USA

Jo Blackman (UK)

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Margriet Siekman

Kirsteen Gill – USA

Deb Naylor US

Nicole Mahler

Sharon Dalton

Ximena Morales

Ann Krucek

Sue McDonald

Annette Ball-Canada

Cheryl Hamilton

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL

Angie McKenzie

Janey Backer (USA)

Michelle Bryant

Susan Simpson (UK)

Dana Sullivan

Alexandra Rauf

Sue Allen -Australia

 

Read about my May gifts:

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by! My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me.

 I gifted myself with a Stampin’ Up! pre-order yesterday, and I’m so excited to receive it! Demonstrators are able to order from the new catalog a month early. It’s easy to become a Demonstrator, and there’s no obligation to sell. You can just enjoy your 20% discount! Send me an email if this sounds like something you’d like to do.

You can also click “JOIN” if you’d like to learn more.

 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


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Ornate Garden Easter Card for the Kre8tors

 

Today is Easter, and this card has already been mailed, and received. I chose “Easter Blessings” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, but many sentiments would be appropriate for this “Spring” design. 

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Frames Dies, Ornate Borders Dies, So Very Vellum, Itty Bitty Greetings, Pearls; #eastercards #ornategardensuite #ornatebordersdies #ornateframesdies #pearls #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #vellumtechniques #flowersoncards

Vellum Easter Flowers

 

I just love this border, made with a die from the new, Ornate Borders Dies, part of the Ornate Garden Suite. It looks so pretty against the Soft Sea Foam card base, doesn’t it? This suite is an early release from Stampin’ Up’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, and you can order it today!

After cutting along the edge of the Whisper White Cardstock layer, I noticed pretty pieces of “waste.” They turned into stems for my flowers!

 

My flowers were made with So Very Vellum in its three, soft, colors, and another Ornate Borders Die. You can see all of them in my Product List below.

Hiding the glue is always a concern when working with vellum, and the problem was easily solved here. Mini-Dimensionals made a perfect covering behind the three tiny holes in the center of the flower. It looked fine, before the pearls, but I like the added embellishment.

 

I stamped “Easter Blessings” in Memento Black Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. I like how this die duplicates the feel of the border.

 

Thanks so much for hopping with the Kre8tors. Clicking the “next” button will take you to Sue McDonald’s blog. You’ll also find the complete name list below.  Enjoy!

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Susan Simpson

Libby Fens

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr   ***YOU ARE HERE***

Sue McDonald (uk)

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Laura Mackie (UK)

Angie McKenzie

Kirsteen Gill

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Annette Ball – Canda

Jan Musselman – USA

Cheryl Taylor – (UK)

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Deb Naylor Flying Stamper US

Ann Krucek – USA

Alexandra Rauf

Jo Blackman

Cheryl Hamilton

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Dana Sullivan – USA

Anastasia Radloff

Janey Backer (USA)

Sharon Dalton

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Sue Allen – Australia

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL

 

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.

 

 

 

Have a blessed day!


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Mountain Air for the Kre8tors Blog Hop

 

This month’s theme for the Kreator’s Blog Hop is “monochromatic green.”

I really enjoyed this requirement, because green is one of my favorite colors, and I like creating with one color.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Mountain Air Stamp Set, Majestic Mountains Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Timeless Tulips Stamp Set; #mountainair #majesticmountains #ornateframes #peacefulpoppies #timelesstulips #masculinecards #birthdaycards #masculinebirthdaycards #mountainsoncards #natureoncards #monochromatic #bloghops #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #2020minicatalog #stampinup

Green Mountains

 

Nature always looks good in green, so I began with the Mountain Air Stamp Set. I stamped one plain mountain range in Pear Pizzazz Ink, and a second one in Mossy Meadow Ink, on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used a Majestic Mountain Die for cutting. In addition, I cut the sides of the mountain ranges with the largest, Stitched Rectangles Die.

Next, I stamped the row of trees in Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used its die for cutting. This die cuts along the top of the trees, while leaving the bottom uncut. I left a couple inches below the trees, and used the largest, Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting the sides and bottom.

 

Once I had my three Majestic Mountain die-cuts, I arranged them on Whisper White Cardstock that I cut with the largest, Stitched Rectangles Die, and embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. I glued the mountains flat, and raised the tree portion on Dimensionals.

 

The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, “What a difference one single life makes.” I used two Ornate Frames Dies for cutting the sentiment and the frame.

For a little sparkle, I tossed on a few Snowflake Sequins.

 

The sentiment is continued on the inside with “happy birthday,” also from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.  And, I decorated the inside with a favorite Majestic Mountains tree, cut from Old Olive Cardstock. 

Finally, I decorated the envelope flap with a stripe from Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper.

TIP: Cut a piece of DSP 5 3/4″ by 2 1/4″, add a thin line of Liquid Glue around the edge of the flap, attach the DSP, and trim the excess using the flap as a template.

 

 

The supplies I used are in my Product List below, so click on the pictures, and have fun shopping. My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls).  If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April.

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s blog hop post, and will continue hopping for more monochromatic inspiration.

Tricia is next, and clicking the “next” button will take you to her blog.

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr     *** YOU ARE HERE***

Tricia Butts

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Angie McKenzie

Laura Mackie (UK)

Sue McDonald

Tracie St-Louis – Canada

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Alexandra Rauf

Sue Allen -Australia

Kristie Wilson

Kirsteen Gill

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Janey Backer (USA)

Jo Blackman

Annette Ball -Canada

Ann Krucek

Michelle Bryant

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast

Anastasia Radloff

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Cheryl Hamilton

 


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