Sweet Silhouettes Tree of Thanks

Once again, I find myself using the fabulous tree from the Sweet Silhouettes die set.

By Su Mohr for tgif; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Well Written Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies; #thankyoucards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #sweetsilhouettes #wellwritten #bouquetbunch #pressedpetals #cardchallenges

Tree of thanks


Today’s card was inspired by TGIF’s challenge, “all on black.”


The challenge determined the Basic Black Cardstock background, which I layered on a Soft Suede card base. There is wood textured paper in the Pressed Petals Designer Paper collection that I thought would make a good tree, and I used the Sweet Silhouettes die for cutting.


To add some color, I made blossoms with a Bouquet Bunch die, and another piece of the Pressed Petals DSP. Using the DSP this way, gives the blossoms a nice variation of color.


All that remained was the sentiment, which I found in the Well Written die set. I cut “thanks” from another piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, and my “all on black” card was complete.


Thank you for stopping by to check out my “tree of thanks.” Keep scrolling to see my short, “ink-free” Product List. 

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Quick & Easy Playful Penguins Friendship Card

Today’s friendship card is a “quick & easy” version of Saturday’s Playful Penguin card.

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Penguins stamp set, Eyelet Lace embossing, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #quick&easy #simplestamping #simplecards #playfulpenguins #holiday2019 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #penguins #penguinsoncards #stampinup

Simply Penguins


It’s “quick & easy,” because there is no fussy cutting. You simply stamp the two penguins on Whisper White Cardstock, which measures, 4″ X 2 1/2″. I added a layer of Granny Apple Green for color, cutting it 1/8″ larger, for a 1/16″ border.

The card base is retired, Marine Mist Cardstock, but you should use Balmy Blue Cardstock, which is current, and a shade lighter. I embossed the card front with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, keeping it simple, without an extra layer.


The sentiments in the set have a terrific font, and are suitable for a number of occasions. You can click on the stamp set in my Product List to see the details. You can order it here too!

I stamped “Nothing warms the heart quite like a good friend,” in Memento Black Ink, cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, and placed it on Dimensionals.

TIP: Stamp the sentiment before cutting, to insure that it is straight.

And, that’s it! Simply Penguins, a “quick & easy,” friendship card.



Here’s my fussy cut card, in case you missed it on Saturday. (click on it for details) I forgot to add the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder to today’s card, but you can see it in Saturday’s Product List.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Penguins stamp set, Eyelet Lace embossing, Subtle Texture embossing, Magnolia Memory Dies, Paper Snips; #2019holiday ##friendshipcards #penguins #penguincards #playfulpenguins #embossingtechnique #cardtechniques #fussycutting #christmascards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy

Penguin Friends


Thank you for stopping by! Simple or more detailed, I think you can see, I love the penguins! On a side note, penguins are often thought of as birds, but I asked Siri, and they are definitely animals.

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Dino Days for Paper Players Design Team

Dino Days has become my favorite set for kids; kids of all ages. When I saw the Paper Players challenge was a “clean & simple, card for kids,” I reached for my Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dino Days stamp set, Dino Dies, Tropical Dies Stitched Rectangle die, In Color 6X6 DSP; #cardsforkids #dinosaurs #dinodays #dinodies #tropical #dinosaursoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #stampinup

Gingham Dino


I began by using a Dino Die to cut Dino from Purple Posy, gingham, In Color 6X6 Designer Paper. It was tempting to cut more dinosaurs, but I kept in mind that this needed to be a CAS (clean & simple) card. So, instead of a friend, he just got some palm branches (Tropical Dies) for sustenance. One was cut from Granny Apple Green Cardstock, and one from a scrap of DSP.


Still thinking of CAS, I stamped “You’re RAWRsome!” right on the Whisper White background, rather than a separate piece of paper that would get placed  on Dimensionals.

The white background was cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, layered on Granny Apple Green, which was cut with the next size, and layered on a Gorgeous Grape card base. It’s so easy to layer this way, with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.


Trying to keep this CAS, I intended to glue Dino on top of the palms. However, Dino felt he deserved to be raised (imagine that!) on Dimensionals, so I complied. He was very persuasive in his cute, gingham suit. 


Clicking on this picture will take you to the Paper Players site, where you can play along.


Thank you for stopping by. You can see Dino’s friends by clicking on the picture in my Products List below.

Dino hopes he inspired you, and he wants me to read all of your comments to him.

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