First Frost Thanksgiving Card

Welcome to a Sneak Peek of one of my favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog, First Frost. This is such a versatile set, and I’m using it today for a Thanksgiving card. 

By Su Mohr for PP405 and TGIF172; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: First Frost, Basket Weave embossing folder, Braided Linen Trim, Thanksgiving; #thanksgivingcards #firstfrost #handmadecards #basketweave floralcards

First Frost Thanksgiving Card


My color scheme was decided by the Paper Player’s Challenge #405:

And, my layout is from TGIF #172:


One of the most wonderful things about this First Frost stamp set are the two flowers.

You can achieve watercolored flowers without any water or effort. Just stamp a flower on a Stampin’ Ink Pad, and that’s all it takes. Really!

I used the colors Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight (So Saffron is in my next order).


The flowers were stamped on Very Vanilla, so the edges of the flowers would blend with the background, after cutting with their dies. I also used a fabulous, little sprig die, which looks like Baby’s Breath in this bouquet.

“Happy Thanksgiving” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and punched with the Classic Label punch.

Before gluing everything in place, I stamped the background branch with leaves in Old Olive. I’ll be using this set A LOT!

Have I enticed you to order some of the products I used in today’s card? Just click on the pictures to shop at my store. I’d love to be your demonstrator. Have a great day!

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Still Night Owl Sneak Peek 2018 Holiday Catalog

Hi! and welcome to a sneak peek of the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday Catalog. I love designing cards with birds, so Owl (his name) from the Still Night Bundle was in my pre-order. Isn’t Owl grand, sitting on his branch?

By Su Mohr for cts284; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Still Night, Woodland embossing folder, Stampin' Blends, owls, Holiday sneak peek, handmade cards, Stampin' Up!; #stillnight #stillnightowl #woodland #sneakpeek #holiday #owlsoncards

Still Night Owl


Owl was really quite easy to color with Stampin’ Blends, because his stamp has so many lines of detail. I stamped him in Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and used four Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory and Bronze.

I was able to cut Owl with his die from the Night Owl Dies set, along with the branch he is perched on, and the Garden Green pine boughs. As I was die cutting the branch in Soft Suede and Whisper White, I noticed how much it looked like the branches in the Woodland embossing folder. 

I thought Owl would be happy in this setting, so I embossed Whisper White cardstock with the Woodland embossing folder, and glued it to a Thick Whisper White card base.

The sentiment, “Season’s Greetings From Our Home To Yours,” is in the Merry Christmas to All bundle. The striped edge on the label is Cherry Cobbler, and I used the Stamparatus to make sure the Soft Suede words stamped in the middle. The label has a die for cutting. Yay!

Owl is quite proud of his image, and wants to be entered in the CAS(E) this sketch challenge.

Just one more detail, decorating the envelope flap. This Designer Series Paper is the reverse side of the plaid paper Owl chose for photographing. It’s part of the Festive Farmhouse collection.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Most of the products are listed below, and I think I named the ones that aren’t pictured. All will be available September 1st. Start making your lists!


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Kre8tors August 2018 Blog Hop All About Water


Welcome to the Kre8tors August 2018 Blog Hop.  This month’s theme is all about water, and I get to re-live my happy times of playing in the warm Hawaiian ocean. Snorkeling was a favorite activity; getting up close and personal with colorful, unusual fish. It was like swimming in an aquarium. I didn’t have an underwater camera, but here are some fish surfacing for bread crumbs.

Can you see why I chose Coastal Cabana cardstock to make my ocean?

To add motion to my ocean, I stamped it with Balmy Blue ink using the “swoosh” from the Star of Light stamp set. Next, I embossed it with the Seaside embossing folder. And, the final wave was cut with a Swirly Scribbles die. After gluing the Whisper White wave in place, I trimmed the top of the Coastal Cabana cardstock, conforming to the shape of the white wave.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors August 2018 Blog Hop; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Star of Light, Swirly Scribbles, Seaside, handmade cards, Stampin' Up!; #youareoneofakind, #celebrateyou #swirlyscribbles #jaroflove #fishoncards #ocean #wateroncards

You Are One of a Kind


You might recognize my fish. He’s from the Jar of Love stamp set, and was easy to cut out with his die from the Everyday Jars die set. 


I stamped four “plain” fish using Mango Melody ink, and one “special” fish using three colors of Stampin’ Writes. 

TIP: Color directly on the stamp before stamping. This is a great technique for making multi-colored images.


I used the words “amazing” and “you” from the Celebrate You die set to make the colorful fish feel special. You can think of the words as clouds in the sky. 

I knew from the beginning what I would say on the inside, “You are one of a kind.” This sentiment is perfectly followed by “Happy Birthday, and I couldn’t help but notice that the Seize the Birthday challenge also has a “water” theme. 

I added a “swoosh” inside, some fish on the envelope flap, and a few Iridescent Sequins on the front. I hope you enjoyed my ocean adventure. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Below, you will find the Blog Hop Line-Up, or you can just click the “next” button to go to Anastasia’s blog. You won’t want to miss any of the “cool” projects on this warm, summer day. 

You can keep scrolling to see the supplies I used in today’s project. And, we love to read your comments.

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August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison

Lisa Kmiec

Su Mohr

Anastasia Radloff

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue McDonald

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Cheryl Taylor

Alexandra Rauf

Kirsteen Gill

Laura Kate Mackie

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Diana Tillery

Jo Blackman

Maria Calia


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