SU Sweet Essentials

SU Christmas Deer with Christmas Cheer

I am cutting it close but I just loved the layout at Pals Paper Arts # 177  so I had to play along with everyone this week.

ppa 177

There are so many deer around my house lately that I figured why not put one on a card? I used the pretty retired SU Christmas Deer. I sometimes get a little crazy with large solid stamps because they sometimes do not stamp completely for me. Any hints on using them are welcome! Anyhow, close up, this one has a bit of a fuzziness to it but I loved it on my deer- I mean he is covered in fur, right? I also love Houndstooth prints on paper and embossed but it can look perfectly straight and then look whacky at certain angles especially when looking at photos on a computer with readers on!!! Ah, the fun of being over 40! Well, I suppose it is time to show my card:

SU Christmas Deer


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Christmas Deer (retired), SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Early Espresso, SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Early Espresso, SU Real Red, SU Festival of Prints Pack (retired), SU very Vanilla
TOOLS: SU Itty Bitty Punch

SU Mosaic Madness

I just LOVE the new SU Mosaic Madness stamp set with coordinating punch and embossing folder. It even has paper to match as well.  There are so many cute mosaic stamps in the set. That is one of the reasons I love SU products so much!! I have been on a yellow kick lately trying to evoke sunshine…and since I have wedding for a swap (remember a card from last week?)- here ya go:


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Mosaic Madness, SU Sweet Essentials
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Basic Gray
INK: SU Basic Gray, SU Daffodil Delight
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU White Organza ribbon
TOOLS: SU Mosaic Punch, SU Modern Mosaic EF, SU Itty Bitty Banners (yellow banner ends)

Item # 130249 Clear, #130246 Wood Mount

I drew inspiration from Laurie Willison’s beautiful card for the MUSE Card Club # 20. I loved Laurie’s bow but am challenged in that department so I did a simple one. Of course, I loved the yellow and used a triple decorative iconic focal image and layered panel like Laurie did on her card.
Muse #20

SU Sweet Essentials for the Bride and Groom

When I looked at the sweet, cuddly card by Therese Calvird at the MUSE Card Club # 17 this week, I kept thinking of “stacked objects.”


I was inspired to make a card that had that theme. I thought all week, and last night while my mom was visiting me in my stamping center, I came up with a tiered wedding cake. I have always wanted to make a wedding cake card. It wasn’t paper pierced but it was cut out paper that I embossed and put a black outline around. I also mounted it on a center panel like the MUSE card.

SU Sweet Essentials Bride and Groom!

SU Sweet Essentials BG

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Delicate Designs EF, SU Finishing Touches Edgelit, SU Stripes EF

SU Sweet Essentials with Hexagons

The cue word at CASology #43 this week was HEXAGON. My mom picked me up some hexagon dies at a store near where she winters in Florida.  My mom is just getting comfortable with a computer and visited my site last week;) She was so excited to look over everything…wait until she sees this card.  I definitely went clean and simple on this for sure…just a  sentiment with the geometric shapes popped up with…what else but hexagonal SU Stampin’ Dimensionals!

SU Sweet Essentials Hexagon Red

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black, SU Basic Gray, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: Die-namics Hexagon Die

Week 43 - HEXAGON