The focal point of this card was planned to be the sweet bird from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set, but I was interrupted by the UPS truck. So, I immediately opened my Stampin’ Up! box, and there I found a pack of Whale Of A Time Designer Paper. This adorable sea turtle popped out and said “me, me, me!”

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Ornate Layers Dies, Layering Squares Dies; #whaleofatime #turtles #turtlesoncards #specialsomeone #ornatelayers #forevergreenery #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #ocean #sealife #seaturtles



My layout was from Freshly Made Sketches, along with the idea to use stripes. 


Prior to the sea turtle’s arrival, I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut the stripes from Forever Greenery Designer Paper, which I glued to a Pretty Peacock card base; very simple without even a layer.


I used  a Layering Squares Die for cutting a scalloped square from Whisper White Cardstock. After stamping the bird in Pretty Peacock Ink, I was deciding on her background when the UPS truck arrived. My dog is very good about letting me know when this happens. So, to continue, the sea turtle said her name was Stella, which she said would make a good story, and that the stripe paper would add to her cuteness. How could I argue with that? Setting the bird aside, she promised to stay still, while I cut her from the paper with my Paper Snips.

Stella told me her favorite thing to do was ride ocean waves, and we found the perfect paper for her background, easily cut with a Layering Squares Die.


Stella wanted this card to go to a “very special someone” who loves sea turtles. Guess where we found the sentiment…….in the Special Someone Stamp Set!  We stamped it in Pretty Peacock Ink on the white stripe, and our card was complete. I just hope the Birds & Branches bird forgives me.


My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine


My August Drawing Prize

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

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 September 1st.


If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

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Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!


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