Mojo Monday 99

Stampin up mojo monday mojo99, autumn traditions

Welcome to another round of Mojo Monday (MOJO99).  I'm a lucky stamper to be able to see Julee Tilman's mojo-licious sketches in advance.  Better yet, I can design my own version and share with you every Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. CST.  Click here and scroll to see past Mojo sketches.

This card is for my nephew's "30-something" birthday.  It incorporates three coordinating patterns from the Stampin' Up! Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper.  The colors (Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Always Artichoke) and style are clean and masculine. Textured card stock gives the card a rich texture.  Click here for more masculine samples.

  • This exquisite sketch is multi-layered, I'll start at the top layer and work my way to the bottom. 
  • The sentiment, from Upsy Daisy, is inked in Always Artichoke and stamped on Very Vanilla.
  • I used Stampin' Up!'s Paper Piercer and Template to decorate the border.
  • The sentiment is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals on a rectangle of Ruby Red Textured card stock.
  • I added three Always Artichoke Brads.  TIP:  The Paper Piercer and Template come in handy for creating perfectly aligned holes for your brads.
  • A More Mustard Autumn Traditions pattern arrives next.  I cropped Ruby Red Textured card stock with a Round Tab Punch and adhered it to the top.
  • For a special touch, I snipped out the leaf from the Autumn Traditions paper and adhered it with a Stampin' Dimensional to the tab.  TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips (103579) are divine for doing detailed cutting.
  • A strip of Always Artichoke Textured card stock is tucked behind. 
  • Per the Mojo sketch, I added Autumn Traditions over Elegant Eggplant on the right and Elegant Eggplant Textured card stock over Always Artichoke Textured card stock on the left.
  • The 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Elegant Eggplant Textured card base was scored on the side.  It's topped with a handsome stripe from Autumn Traditions.
Designer paper autumn traditions

There's still time to play this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  Pals Artist Picks (three shining examples from the challenge) will be announced on Wednesday, at 5:00 a.m. CST.

COMING UP!  Are you ready for some Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Sneak Peeks?  Stay tuned.



Stamp Set:  Upsy Daisy (111710)
Paper:  Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper (115668), Very Vanilla (101650), Ruby Red Textured (108696, Assorted Earth Elements), Elegant Eggplant Textured (108696, Assorted Rich Regals), Always Artichoke Textured (108696, Assorted Rich Regals)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (105219)
Cool Tools:  Paper Piercer (116631), Template (105826, Mat Pack), Round Tab Punch (108340), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Artichoke Brads (106953, Rich Regals), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Upsy daisy


  1. they are all very good and even i wanna do this stuff but can u pls help me buying these from sweden

    Hello Poorva: I appreciate your interest. However, Stampin’ Up! does not allow me to sell their products outside the US. Hopefully, they will be available in Sweden someday 🙂

    Hugs, M

  2. Mary, your card is beautiful. The things you see in paper, amaze me. I wish I had that talent. Hugs,

  3. This is a great card. Loved meeting you at convention. Always inspired by your blog.

  4. Beautiful! Love what you did with the sketch …It is gorgeous!!!!

  5. Gorgeous card Mary!!! Wow! Can’t wait for payday, so I can send in another order! That paper will have to be on my list!

  6. Gorgeous card…love the sketch! Congrats on all your fabulous awards at convention! It was so exciting to see you in person…even if it was from affar! {SMILES}

  7. colleen kramer

    Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and your take on the sketch. I think this is my most favorite DP in the new catalog!

  8. Wow Mary it was so exciting to meet you. Congrats on your sweet success, with more to come. I have posted a pic of us on my blog I hope you do not mind. Hugs

  9. Great card Mary! After visiting with you about Mojo Monday at convention, I think I’m ready to take part in the challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. You’re one amazing woman! Just come back from Convention and you can pop out this extraordinary card just like that! WOW!

  11. Welcome home, Mary! Fantastic card for your nephew and I love what you did with the sketch. Terrific, as always!

  12. This is fantastic Mary! As always, your creations are an inspiration to all of us!

  13. Ooooh, SO ready for fall, and this card just makes me long for it that much more!

  14. Michelle Stamps

    love those colors in your card. very pretty

  15. Wonderful card. I love that DSP. I had to use it in a DSP swap. I always need more masculine cards for DH, dad (I think DD meant Dear Daughter), DS and a host of others. TFS and your usual inspiration.

  16. As always, a beautiful card, Mary! Love the colors and the papers you used! Great masculine birthday card!

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