Christmas Tree Wrapped In “Merry”


Stampin’ Up!’s annual Year-End Closeout event kicks off tomorrow, December 3!
This year besides retiring and surplus items, you can also choose from a selection of 2019 Paper Pumpkin kits at 25% off.
In addition, the Gift of Fall Add-On is being offered at 50% off.
The Year-End Closeout ends January 2, get ready to shop.  Popular items will move fast!

 

I was excited to make a Christmas card, as soon as I returned from Thanksgiving vacation.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Majestic Mountains Dies, Shimmer Detailed DSP, Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies; #stenciling #stenciltechnique #christmascards #majesticmountains #trees #christmastrees #treesoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Christmas Tree

 

The new Majestic Mountain Dies were begging to be used, so I cut a tree from Garden Green Cardstock. Then, I wrapped the word “Merry” around the tree. “Merry” is from the Merry Christmas Die Set, cut from Real Red Cardstock.

 

The background is Crumb Cake Cardstock that I stenciled with Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP and Crumb Cake Ink, using a Sponge Dauber. I layered this on Garden Green Cardstock, on a Crumb Cake card base.

“Christmas” is from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

 

My inspiration for today’s card was Freshly Made Sketches. Linda and I had the same idea; the scribble looking like “Merry.”

 

You’ll find the supplies in my Product List, except for the tree. It can be ordered Jan. 3rd, so put Majestic Mountain Dies #151608, on your “want list.”

Thank you for stopping by today!


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Snowman Says Merry Christmas

Snowmen are wonderful, and I love them as the theme on Christmas cards.

By Su Mohr for the Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Snowman Season Stamp Set, Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Eyelet Lace embossingSnowflake Sequins; #christmascards #holidaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #snowmanseason #eyeletlace Snowmenoncards #snowman

Christmas Snowman

 

This snowman is from the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. There’s a touch of shading with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend, and Dark Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose.

I kept his Whisper White background simple, with a layer of Wrapped In Plaid DSP, cut with Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

The Thick Whisper White card base has a layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.

 

“Merry Christmas” is from the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and fussy cut. Do you think this snowman will melt in sunny San Diego? Nope, he has those Snowflake Sequins to keep him chilled.

 

The bow is from last year’s 2018 Holiday catalog, adding a touch of red. I used Tear & Tape to attach it securely.

 

The Paper Players Design Team is excited to share their “Frosty the Snowman” projects with you, so just click on the names below.

 

Don’t forget, you are able to purchase supplies at my store by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.

If you want some of this retired ribbon, email me, and I’ll send you some.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


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Paper-Piecing Technique Water Lily

I think of water lilies as floating on lily pads, but so much is going on beneath the surface, like stems!

Here is a “sneak peek” at my first card made with the Sale-A-Bration Lily Pad Dies and Lily Impressions Designer Paper.

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Lily Pad Dies, Lily Impressions DSP, Corrugated embossing, Take Your Pick tool, Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, Bouquet Bunch Dies; #lilypads #lilies #lilyimpressions # takeyourpick #lilypadsoncards #saleabration #2020minicatalog #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #friendshipcards

Paper-Pieced Lily Pad

 

I love this Lily Impressions Designer Paper in its vibrant colors. Using three of the Lily Pad Dies, I cut into the DSP as the picture shows. This is when I decided to use the “paper-piecing” technique for my lily.

 

Using the lily die a second time, I cut a Whisper White Cardstock frame. Paper-piecing can be tedious, but it’s great fun, if you like this sort of thing.

The Take Your Pick tool made it much easier to pick up each of the 10, small, petals, and glue them in place. You can click on this tool in my Product List to read more about it, and put it in your shopping cart!

 

Prior to the paper-piecing, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die with Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the lily’s background. And, I added a fancy strip along the bottom, made with a border die, also from the Lily Pad Die Set. Isn’t it great?

 

I glued the green leaves and stem in place, and looked for a sentiment. I remembered the tiny tag in the Bouquet Bunch Die Set with “hello” from its coordinating stamp set, Beautiful Bouquet.

The Corrugated Embossing Folder provided a nice amount of texture.

There was the perfect size of DSP for decorating the envelope flap, 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″, so I did, which is in the first photo. This paper was probably designed with brushstrokes, but it reminds me of finger painting, and I love it!

 

What is Sale-A-Bration anyway? It’s Stampin’ Up’s “sale” and “celebration” when you can earn FREE product for qualifying orders. 

The Lily Pad Dies and Lily Impressions DSP will be available Dec. 3 for Demonstrators, and Jan. 3 for customers, FREE with qualifying orders of $50 or $100. Anything you order from the new Mini Catalog, or Annual Catalog, qualifies.

Thank you for visiting my blog. The other supplies are in my Product List today, but you’ll need to come back Dec. 3 to find the new sets in my store. For now, put the numbers on your “want list.” Have a wonderful day!

Lily Pad Dies #152315

Lily Impressions DSP #152284

Lovely Lil Pad Stamp Set #152288

 


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