How often can you earn a FREE die set? Not too often! But, Summer Shadows is available during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying $100 purchase. I used one of the dies on today’s card, and you can see the entire set in my Products List below. It’s pictured next to its coordinating stamp set, Shaded Summer, which I also used on today’s card.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click to go to my website for details! Featuring: Summer Shadows Dies, Shaded Summer Stamp Set, Time Worn Embossing Folder, Ornate Laters Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stamparatus, Stampin' Write Markers; #shadedsummer #summershadows #layeringcircles #flowers #flowersoncards #timewornembossing #card sketches #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup #friendshipcards

Summer Shadows


I had such fun coloring a pumpkin on Friday’s card, I decided to use the same “ink to stamp” technique with the Shaded Summer Stamp Set. I placed the large, floral stamp on the Stamparatus platform, on top of Basic White Cardstock. The paper is held down by magnets, so it doesn’t move. Then, I lowered the lid of the Stamparatus, picked up the stamp, inked a small section of the stamp with a Stampin’ Write Marker, and lowered the lid to the paper. I added one color at a time, and repeated the process until I was satisfied with the amount of color.

I used Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Markers for the flowers. These come in color collections, or you can go “hog wild” and get all 40 colors in a nice case! And, I used Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for the stems and leaves.

After coloring, I used the die, shown in the first picture, for cutting.

Next, I used two Layering Circles Dies to cut Thick Basic White Cardstock, making a platform for my flowers. I glued just the small portions that touched the circle, and covered the back with Dimensionals for support.


The background is a 4″ X 4″ square of basic White Cardstock, embossed with the Timeworn Embossing Folder. You can barely make out a few of the words, and isn’t it great? Prior to embossing, I added a detailed edge using an Ornate Layers Die. You know how I love this die!


Beneath the white layer is a stripe from Pattern Party Designer Paper, 4″ X 5 1/4″. The card base is Thick Basic White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

The sentiment, “to a sweet friend,” is from the Sweet As A Peach Stamp Set, stamped in Old Olive Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. I used Thick Basic White Cardstock, so the fancy ends would be sturdy, and attached it with Dimensionals on each end.


I was inspired by TGIF.


My August Host Code Gift

Just type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, and I will send you Simply Elegant Trim in September.

“Silver and gold, a combination so great there’s a song about it. Wrap packages, create tags, and more with the metallic Simply Elegant Trim. Whether your project is casual or elegant, this trim will be just the finishing touch you need.  Length: 10 yards”


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