This week’s Global Design Project is a sketch challenge, giving me the opportunity to continue making Christmas cards, using beautiful designer papers.

Check out the sketch below, see how our designers used the sketch, then hang your creation in our gallery.

By Su Mohr for GDP318; Click to go to my website for instructions! Featuring: Painted Christmas Designer Paper, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, Scalloped Contours Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Merry Melody EmbossingFolder, Playful Pets Trim; #paintedchristmas #heartwarminghugs #scallopedcontours #playfulalphabet #alphabetdies #merrymelody #musiconcards #christmascards #joytotheworld #christmascarols #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup #gdp318


I began with a Soft Sea Foam card base, 8 1/2″ X 51/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, embossing the card front with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.

Next, I used a Scalloped Contours Die, 4 1/2″ X 3″, to cut two pieces of designer paper. The top pattern is Painted Christmas, and the bottom is Heartwarming Hugs. I glued these on an angle to match the sketch.



It was exciting to learn that the musical notes on the Merry Melody Embossing Folder were “Joy to the World,” one of my favorite Christmas carols. So, the word “JOY” would make the perfect sentiment. Right?

I used the smallest Scalloped Contours die to cut Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, where I would place my word “JOY.”

The letters were created with Playful Alphabet Dies, Foam Adhesive Sheets, and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper.  I cut a 2″ X 1″ piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet, removed the covering on one side, and stuck 2″ X 1″ designer paper to it. Then, I placed the letters on top of the designer paper, and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with a normal “sandwich.” I ran it through a second time, upside down, to insure it was a good cut. After carefully removing the letters from the dies, I peeled the backside, and stuck them to the scalloped label. 


Finally, I attached the label with Dimensionals, and added a pretty bow with a Glue Dot. The ribbon is part of the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.


My November Host Code Gift

Just type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, and I will send you the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in December.


Bedazzle and bejewel your next crafting project with these 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

100 total pieces in 5 colors and 2 sizes
10 of each color in 2 sizes: 3 mm, 4 mm

Product colors: Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent




FOR A LIMITED TIME NOV. 4 – 30.  The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is being discounted to $75 (normally $99):  Select up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of YOUR CHOICE (that’s $50 FREE) & the kit ships FREE (another 10% savings).

Order the $75 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! through me, CLICK HERE!


I love milkshakes almost as much as making cards. Thank you for hopping by, and sharing a moment with me.


Click here to shop today! 


Product List


Subscribe to receive my blog updates via email.