What do you do when you don’t have a current stamp set to fit the theme of a challenge? You use the Playful Alphabet Dies!

By Su Mohr for #GDP259; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Alphabet Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Plaid Tidings Paper, Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set, Subtle Textured embossing; #schoolcards #backtoschool ##alphabetdies ##plaidpaper ##nothing'sbetterthan #stampinup #gdp259 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking

Why school?


The first thing I did was place “S-C-H-O-O-L” on Pretty Peacock Cardstock (4 1/2″ X 1 1/4″), which was adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet, the same size. I rolled this through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, and turned it upside down for a second time through, making sure it had a clean cut.


I matched my letters to Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, which was predominately Pretty Peacock, and glued a 4 1/4″ X 3″ piece to the bottom of Whisper White Cardstock that was 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. This layer needed to be the same size as the card front, so it could be easily cut by the largest Stitched Rectangles Die.


Before gluing the layer to the Pretty Peacock card base, I gave it some interest with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

The sentiment, from The Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set, “Because adulting is hard,” makes me laugh. It was meant to go with “coffee, cocktails. cookies, and chocolate,” but I like it  used as a message to kids. Funny, but true! 


We’d love to see your cards hanging in our “School Days” gallery. Click here to join:


If you didn’t see how I made use of the “left-over” piece from the cut letters, here it is. Click for details.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring:Whale Done STamp Set, Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, Playful Alphabet Dies; #schooloffish #school #alphabet #playfulalphabet #whaledone #whaleofatime #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #cardchallenges #cardsketches #fish #fish on cards #turtles #turtlesoncards

School of Fish


My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.


My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner October 1st.


Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Ultimate Starter Kit:


Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.


Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!

Product List


Subscribe to receive my blog updates via email.