Robin’s Stenciled Perch

 

The Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team’s theme is “favorite techniques,” and today I selected “stenciling”and “dry embossing.” It gave Robin a perfect place to perch, with texture to make him happy.

This is a “sneak peek” of products you can order beginning June 3rd, so just one more week!

By Su Mohr for the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Birds & Branches Bundle, Tasteful Textile embossing, Country Home Stamp Set, Birds & More Dies, Birds & Branches Stamp Set; #bird&branches #stenciling #stenciltechnique #cardtechniques #birds #birdsoncards #tastefultextile #dryembossing #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardthemes #cardchallenges

Robin’s stenciled perch

 

The circle was stenciled with a Birds & More Die, which I first cut from a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I placed WW Cardstock, the same size, beneath the die-cut piece, and applied Shaded Spruce Ink with a Sponge Dauber. That’s all there was to it!

To add texture, I used the new, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, which is just the right amount, don’t you think? Robin likes it!

 

The stenciling is the background for the main attraction, sweet, little, Robin. He’s from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, and cut with a Birds & More Die. His breast was colored with a Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend. How do you like the way he’s raised on Dimensionals, and perched on the branch? I stamped his feet first, and then glued the die-cut branch in place.

The Birds & Branches Stamp Set and Birds & More Dies can be ordered separately, or in a bundle, which you can see in my Product List below. You should check out all the stamps and dies you will get. I highly recommend the bundle, because there’s a 10% savings.

 

“Hello” is from the Country Home Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and yes, fussy cut. I thought it was worth it, because Robin wanted to tack it to the branch.

 

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, 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!

 


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Butterfly Wishes In Sepia

 

The Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set has beautiful butterflies with a 3D effect, and the one I chose for The Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team theme. Can you guess? It’s birds, bees and butterflies!

By Su Mohr for The Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set,Sweet Silhouettes Dies; #stenciling #stencilingtechnique #cardtechniques #sepia #monochromatic #butterflywishes #butterflies #butterfliesoncards #cardthemes #sweetsilhouettes #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting

Sepia Butterflies

 

I began today’s sepia creation with a stenciled “shrub” for the butterflies. The shrub is actually a tree from the Sweet Silhouettes Die Set, which I cut from Cardstock. Then, using it as a stencil, I placed the tree on Very Vanilla Cardstock, and “sponge daubed” Soft Suede Ink on top.

 

Next, I stamped three butterflies from Butterfly Wishes; two directly on the card front, and the third on a separate piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Sticking with the monochromatic theme, I used Soft Suede Ink. The Butterfly Duet Punch was used for cutting the third butterfly, which I placed on a Dimensional for true 3D flying.

 

The sentiment is also from Butterfly Wishes, “It was a perfect day because of you,” also stamped in Soft Suede Ink.

 

Now for exciting news!

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!

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Little Ladybug Stamp Set Drawing

 

The Little Ladybug Stamp Set, is oh so cute! And, one of the ladybugs is featured on today’s “fun fold” birthday card.

By Su Mohr for the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Ladybug Stamp Set, In Colors, Ornate Border Dies, Ornate Floral embossing; #birthdaycards #funfolds #funfoldcards #gatefold #rainbowcolors #littleladybug #ladybugcards #incolors #stampinblends #ornatefloralembossing ##stampinblends #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardchallenges #drawings #randomdrawings

Ladybug random drawing

 

If you missed out on this adorable stamp set, you just might be the winner of my random drawing! Everyone who orders a minimum of $100.00 April 22-April 30 will be entered, and I’ll announce the winner May 1!

I began today’s card by cutting Thick Whisper White Cardstock in half, lengthwise at 4 1/4″. This will give you two card bases. Then, I scored each end at 2 3/4″, folding them to meet in the middle. This is called a “Gate Fold,” and I love it because of its simplicity.

Next, I embossed the card front with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, one side at a time, and my “Gate Fold” was ready to decorate.

 

First, I stamped the ladybug in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and colored her with Stampin’ Blends. The colors are named in my Product List below.

 

The rainbow colored die-cuts (Ornate Borders Dies) were on my work table, because I’ve been having fun with the 2018-2020 retiring “In Colors.” The colors I used for the rainbow stamping are: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, and Call Me Clover.

 

To complete the inside of my “Gate Fold” card, I used a stripe from Bird Ballad Designer Paper, topped with Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die. Then, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Little Ladybug Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink that matches the “Hey Lady!” on the card front.

Also, I added some snipped some flowers from another rainbow, Ornate Borders die-cut.

 

The five retiring colors will be in demand, and there’s a limited supply. If you want ink, paper, pens, and embellishments in these colors, you need to order now while they are available.

If you would like to see all of the “In Color” products, click on my “shop” button, and you’ll see “shop by color” on the left side. Then, click on 2018-2020 In Colors.

In addition to your chance to win the Little Ladybug Stamp Set, EVERYONE who places a minimum $50.00 order in April will receive The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder.

 

Thanks so much for visiting! Be sure to check out the other “fun fold/birthday” cards the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team  has prepared for your delight!



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Dino Days Card for Kids

 

The Dino Days dinosaur says “YOU make me smile.”

I was delighted that the theme at the Sisterhood of Crafters was “kids cards,” because this adorable dinosaur was anxious to jump on a card.

By Su Mohr for Sisterhood of Crafters design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dino Days Stamp Set, Dino Dies, Hand-lettered Prose Dies, Well Said Stamp Set, Special Day Dies; #kidcards #cardsforkids #cardsforchildren #dinodays #dinodies #handletteredprosedies #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #dinosaurs #dinosaursoncards

Denim Dino

 

The dinosaur came to life from Seaside Spray Cardstock and Blueberry Bushel Ink. After stamping him, from the Dino Days Stamp Set, I used his Dino Die for cutting. His horns were made with Daffodil Delight 6X6 Brights DSP, and another Dino Die for cutting. He’s proud of his denim suit, and isn’t he cute?

 

Denim Dino wanted to say, “make me smile,” which was in the Well Said Stamp Set. So, I stamped it in Blueberry Bushel Ink, and cut it with the Special Day, “bubble” die.

 

Then, Dino wanted to hold the letters Y-O-U, so I cut them from Seaside Spray 6X6 In-Color DSP, and used the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies for cutting. The letters were layered for thickness.

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, Granny Apple Green 6X6 DSP, and a Granny Apple Green card base. I cut the layers with Stitched Rectangles dies.

Dino insisted on adding three yellow enamel dots to match his horns, even though they are retired. If you are a customer, contact me, and I’ll send you some.

 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope we made you smile!

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 fun shopping!


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Happy Spring

 

 

Every other week I get to create a card for the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team, and today is all about “Spring.”

By Su Mohr for Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, Peaceful Poppies DSP, Friendly Silhouettes Dies, Timeless Tulips Stamp Set; #eastercards #spring #springcards #flowersoncards #handlettered #letterdies #cardthemes #peacefulpoppies #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Happy Spring

 

The Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper is wonderful, and I saw this selection as having unusual possibilities. I used a Friendly Silhouettes die to cut the flowers across the top, leaving the green stems and ground at the bottom.

I glued this to Whisper White Cardstock, with a Purple Posy card base.

 

“Happy Easter, Happy Spring, happy, happy everything” is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. I could have stopped there, but decided to add “spring” using the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies. I cut the letters from another selection of Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper, and layered for thickness.

 

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. YAY!

Let me know if you’d like to become a Demonstrator for the discount, and the ability to pre-order, without business required. It’s fun being a “hobby” Demonstrator!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, and it is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! Click here to join now.

 

Thanks for stopping by!


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Easter Theme for the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team

 

Stampin’ Up’s Cross of Hope Die Set makes the most beautiful crosses for Easter cards!

By Su Mohr for Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Cross of Hope Dies, Hold On To Hope Stamp Set, Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, Painted Poppies Stamp Set; #eastercards #crossesoncards #religiouscards #easter #holdontohope #crossofhope #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Watercolor Cross

 

I made this cross by using Garden Green and So Saffron inks with an Aqua Painter on Watercolor Paper. The pattern on the cross was created with Glossy White Cardstock and Blushing Bride Ink. Then, I used two dies from the Cross of Hope Die Set for cutting, and glued them together.

 

The beautiful vine surrounding the cross was made with a Hold On To Hope stamp and Pear Pizzazz Ink. I used more Pear Pizzazz Ink with a Painted Poppies stamp for the “splotches” on the lower portion of the card. 

“Easter Blessings” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.

After attaching the card front to the Pear Pizzazz card base, I added some Iridescent Sequins.

 

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.

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you!


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