This week’s Global Design Project is a theme: “outdoors.” See how our designers used the theme, then create your design, and hang it in our gallery.

Plein-air painting is French for painting outdoors, and the Crafting With You Bundle is perfect for depicting this experience on a card. 

For this week’s theme, I chose a scene from the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Paper. Bundle up!

By Su Mohr for GDP 411; Click to go to my website for details! Featuring: One Horse Open Sleigh DSP, Crafting With You Bundle; #craftingwithyou #onehorseopensleigh #plein-air #easel #paintingouside #fox #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #stamping #stampinup #sumohr #gdp411 #outdoortheme

Painting Outdoors


This paper is an “online exclusive,” and includes a fabulous painting of a red fox, 2 1/4″ X 1 3/4″, perfect for a card-sized easel. The easel is one of 21 dies in the Crafting With You Die Set.

I cut the easel from a wood grain pattern of the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP, backed it with cardstock for thickness, and placed it on Dimensionals. 


The background is One Horse Open Sleigh DSP, 5″ X 3 3/4″, layered on Pool Party Cardstock that is 1/8″ larger, giving the DSP a 1/16″ border. This was glued to a Gray Granite card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

Prior to gluing, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink. “You inspire me” is one of 13 stamps in the Crafting With You Stamp Set. This is a great set for all of your crafty friends, and if you order the bundle, you’ll get a 10% savings! You can see all of the stamps and dies in my Product List below.


To accentuate the sentiment, I added three 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots. 

The envelope (see in first photo) was decorated with another pattern of One Horse Open Sleigh DSP. I cut the DSP, 5 3/4″ X 2 1/2″, glued it to the flap, and using the flap as a template, I cut along the edge.


My September Host Code Gift

Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Festive Pearls in October.

200 adhesive-backed pieces, 50 each of 4 colors


Thank you for spending a few moments of your summer with me.

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