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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Love & Romance For The Kre8tors Blog Hop

 

Only five days until Valentine’s Day, and “love is in the air.” How about a Heart Pocket Bouquet? That’s what I named today’s creation.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Eyelet Lace embossing, Ornate Frames Dies, Meant To Be Stamp Set, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Special Day Dies, Lily Impressions DSP; #valentines #valentinecards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #heartpocket #bouquet #paperbouquet #valentinestampsets #heartsoncards #romanceandlove

Heart Pocket Bouquet

 

This card began as an experiment, because I wasn’t sure it would work. I used a Be Mine Stitched Die to cut the heart from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and embossed it with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. Then, I used my fingers for shaping, so it’s open at the top. The scalloped trim cuts at the same time as the heart, which is glued flat. The heart is only glued at the bottom, and is holding securely.

 

The green foliage was made by Sponge Daubing Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, cut with Poppy Moments Dies.

The small flowers are from Lily Impressions Designer Paper, cut with a Special Day die. 

 

The background for the heart is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, on a Thick Whisper White card base.

The strip was made with a Tropical Chic stamp, stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and trimmed to 4″ X 3/4″.

Since this is a valentine, I found “Happy Valentine’s Day” in the Meant To Be Stamp Set, I stamped it in Memento Black Ink, and used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting.

 

Thanks so much for hopping by! We love to read your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

Be sure to click on the next button to hop to the next Kre8tor, Tricia Butts. We are all excited to share some love & romance ideas with you.

 

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Angie McKenzie
Su Mohr     *YOU ARE HERE*
Tricia Butts
Dana Sullivan (USA)
Libby Fens
Sue Allen (Australia)
Sue McDonald
Deb Naylor Flying Stamper (USA)
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman (USA)
Susan Simpson
Laura Mackie (UK)
Ximena Morales @ Stampin’Xime
Jo Blackman
Alexandra Rauf
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL
Janey Backer (USA)

The supplies I used for today’s card are in my Product List below, including the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, which is my February Host Code gift. My Host Code is U463KNM3.

#hostcode #U463KNM3 #februarygift #customerrewards #eyeletlace #embossingfolders

Eyelet Lace

Send me an email with any questions. Thank you!


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Sale-A-Bration for the Kre8tors January Blog Hop

 

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate! This is Stampin’ Up’s! three-month promotion, January 3-March 31, when the Lily Pad Dies, the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, and Lily Impressions Designer Paper can be yours for FREE.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Lily Impressions DSP, Noble Peacock Foil, Ornate Frames Dies, Perfectly Framed Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, take Your Pick Tool; #waterlilies #lilypaddies #lilyimpressions #ornateframes #saleabration #sale-a-bration #2020stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Water Lilies

 

I began today’s card with a Coastal Cabana card base, a layer of Bermuda Bay, and topped it with the gorgeous, brushstroke, Lily Impressions Designer Paper.

 

First, I cut one large lily pad and two smaller ones from Bermuda Bay Cardstock, using the dies from the Lily Pad Die Set.

Second, I used dies from the same set to cut the water lilies, and used a paper-piecing technique. To accomplish this, I cut the two lilies from Noble Peacock Foil, which gives them a nice shine. Then, I cut the lilies a second time, from a piece of red, Lily Impressions Designer Paper.  Third, I added tiny dots of glue to the open spaces,  placing the petals in the proper space, much like a jigsaw puzzle.

TIP: Using the Take Your Pick Tool simplified filling in the “holes,”because I was able to pick up the tiny petals with the sticky point.

 

The sentiment, “Sending Hugs,” is from the Perfectly Framed Stamp Set from the Mini Catalog. This set was designed to fit the Ornate Frames Die Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. How great is that!

Did you notice the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins? They are from another FREE product that’s being offered during Sale-A-Bration. You can check out the additional colors in my Product List.

 

How do you get these products for FREE? For every $50.00 or $100.00 that you spend you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. You can view digital copies of the catalogs by clicking on their covers, located under my picture, on the right side of this page.

If you would like even more great deals, you can click here for information about joining Stampin’ Up! 

 

Thanks so much for hopping by! We love to read your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

Be sure to click on the next button to hop to the next Kre8tor, Janey Backer. We are all excited to share the new Sale-A-Bration products with you.

Melissa Tennison USA
Su Mohr.  *YOU ARE HERE***
Janey Backer USA
Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada
Alexandra Rauf
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Cheryl Hamilton
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Tricia Butts
Sue McDonald
Deb Naylor
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Susan Simpson aka Craftyduckydoodah!
Jan Musselman – USA
Dana Sullivan – USA
Libby Fens
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Nicole Mahler
Michelle Bryant


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Last Minute Gift Idea for the Kre8tors December Blog Hop

 

Are you looking for last minute gift ideas? Nothing beats a gift card or cash, especially when it’s delivered in a personalized, handmade holder.

I’ve made this gift card holder in many different papers, and today’s selection is from Feels Like Frost Designer Paper.

To coordinate with the DSP, I used three colors of cardstock: Purple Posy, Gray Granite, and Seaside Spray.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or Visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: gift card holders, Detailed Deer Dies, Dashing Deer Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer, feels Like Frost DSP; #giftcardholders #christmasgifts #lastminute #christmascards #holidaycards #fancyfolds #funfolds #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #reindeer #reindeeroncards #bloghops

Reindeer Gift Card Holders

                                                   

                                                        INSTRUCTIONS

An  8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock makes two gift cards that are 7 3/4″ X 5″.  Score at 6″ and 2 1/2″. 

The 7 3/4″ X 1″ strip on the side becomes the band around the gift card holder. If you want to conserve paper, you could cut the 3/4″ strip first (shown on the bottom in pieces), and use it for the second band. However, I prefer the 1″ width.

The band is scored at 6 1/8″ and 2 1/2″. You want that extra 1/8 inch on the scoring, so the band will slide off and on easily.

 

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper: The bottom front is 4 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. The top front is 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″. 

 

Cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment on the inside, 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″.

Use a circle punch to make a finger slot in the middle of the bottom front.

Attach a piece of Tear & Tape to each side of the bottom (inside), and close, sealing your pocket.

 

I decorated three of the bands with reindeer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, stamped in three ink colors: Early Espresso, Night Of Navy, and Highland Heather. I stamped on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used their Detailed Deer Die for cutting.

TIP: Glue the band with the raw edge in front. This will be covered by the reindeer, which keeps the back looking smooth and pretty.

I used a pice of Tear & Tape to hold the reindeer securely.

 

The other three bands have a reindeer cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper with their Detailed Deer Die.

TIP:This paper is a good choice, because it is flexible, and their delicate, “free-flying” antlers are not as likely to tear.

 

Here’s another look at this completed trio. Well, almost complete; just need to enclose a gift card, or cash, along with a personal note.

 

I used Stampin’ Up’s new Paper Trimmer for measuring, cutting, and scoring. 

You can purchase the Paper Trimmer, along with all the Gift Card Holder supplies, in my store. Just click on the pictures in my Product List below, and have fun shopping. Thank you! I appreciate your support!

 

For more Christmas ideas, continue on the hop with the Kre8tors. Clicking the next button takes you to Libby’s blog. We love reading your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

Melissa Tennison

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Laura Mackie (UK)

Janey Backer

Jan Musselman – USA

Angie McKenzie – USA

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Rebecca-Jo Unwin – Australia

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Deb Naylor

Dana Sullivan

 

UPDATE: I discovered that Feels Like Frost is not available right now. But, the good news is, it will be in next year’s 2020 Holiday Catalog. In the meantime, you can be creative with many other holiday papers. May I suggest, Wrapped In Plaid?

By Su Mohr for Pals Nov Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Pine Tree Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, gift card holders; #christmasgifts #giftcardholders #christmasgiftcardholders #handmade #handcrafted #diy #plaidpaper #bloghops

Gift Card Holders


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