Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


April 17, 2019

STAMPIN' UP's LET IT RIDE - STARRY, STARRY NIGHT - April Stamp Camp

Howdy, Stampers!
     This is another idea not original to me, but I couldn't help but recreate this unique template from Pinterest by Buffy Cooper, especially since I had everything I needed on hand.  So, let's get started!
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
  • A2 card base in Whisper White Thick CS and a Night of Navy CS mat, with the sky cut from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.
  • Cut a piece of the DSP 3-3/4 x 4-1/4.  On paper trimmer, cut bottom 3-3/4 edge from 4-1/4 at an angle up to 3-1/4.  Now, your DSP is 3-3/4 W x 4-1/4 L on the right side and 3-1/4 L on the left side.  If necessary, you can draw a line, first.
  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy CS to 3-7/8 x 4-3/8 (or 4 x 4-1/2, if you prefer a wider border of mat to show).  Just as with the DSP, trim bottom edge from 4-3/8 at an angle up to 3-3/8 (or 4 to 3-1/2).
  • Position your Navy mat on your card base so you can tell how much room you have to stamp and stamp the trees in Shaded Spruce and the grazing horses in Basic Black.  Color the horses as desired with Markers. Learn from my mistake - I used Blends and, even on thick CS, the color showed through. 😒
  • Stamp desired sentiment(s) inside in Navy or Spruce and stamp the large horse head at the bottom right, if desired.
  • OPTIONAL - Lightly spritz DSP with a mist of alcohol and a couple of drops of Champagne or Frost White Shimmer Paint to add sparkle before adhering to Navy mat. Test, first.
  • Adhere dry DSP to mat and both to card base.

Products and links below.

April 16, 2019

PAPER PUMPKIN FOR MAY - A SPECIAL DESIGNED BY SHELLI GARDNER, FOUNDER OF STAMPIN' UP!

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Hi, Stampers!
     There is a special Paper Pumpkin Kit for May designed by Shelli and it looks lovely.  Although we don't get to see them in advance, Shelli has made a sneak peek video you can find here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LGvGoYcOTA  I love the colors!
     Already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  You don't need to do anything.  Want to try Paper Pumpkin to get this Kit, you have to subscribe by or before May 10.  You can do so by clicking here: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=64867


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

STAMPIN' UP! 2018-19 CATALOG LAST CHANCE/RETIRING LIST - ARE YOU DAZED AND CONFUSED?!

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Hi, Stampers!
     Some stamps are retiring, but not really!  Got it?  LOL  Here’s the scoop.  Click on the dazed little guy above to see a document called "Carryover Stamps."  If you would like to see the Carryover Stamps list with images, click HERE.  These are stamps that will carry over to the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, even though they are also listed on the Last Chance list.  Not all rubber and wood stamps listed as retiring are actually retiring – at least the images are not retiring.
      While Supplies Last, rubber and wood-mount stamps on these lists will be available.  After they run out, all newly manufactured rubber stamps will be Cling Stamps.  Due to low demand, SU! will no longer make wood-mount stamps.  For me?  YAY!  Let’s save a few more trees!
     More?!  Some Bundles that are on the Last Chance list are retiring ONLY as a Bundle.  IOW, they will be available, but not as a Bundle.  For example, the Happy Tails set and Dog Builder Punch are currently a Bundle at a 10% savings.  They will be available separately in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  This is the case with several Bundles - so, once again, order sooner rather than later to save 10%! 
      If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask by email or Comment!. 
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

April 15, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! HALF FULL - EASY BIRTHDAY OR HOST THANK YOU - April Stamp Camp


Cheers, Stampers!
     With a host gift of wine, or thank you to host, or birthday - this card is easy and perfect for any of those.  It also has two fun verses for a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card, which you can find on my Pinterest page.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/574701602441339190/
Let's get started!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
  • Card base is a standard A2 vertical, top fold in (what else?) Merry Merlot CS.  Mat layer is 5-1/4 x 4 Pear Pizzazz.  The top layer is Shimmery White CS, 3-3/4 x 5 and the inside is 5-1/4 x 4 in Very Vanilla or WW.
  • The wine bottle, "plaque" and "cheers" are all stamped in Merry Merlot.  The wine bottle is highlighted with Light Old Olive Blends and the label and bottle seal are coated with Clear Wink of Stella. The grapes are colored with Light Old Olive and Dark Soft Sea Foam Blends, or Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam Markers.
  • The "Cheers!" sentiment is from a retired set called Happy Hour.  Alternatively, you could stamp the large single wine glass in that area.
  • There is some light sponging with Pear Pizzazz in the lower left and upper right and the edges of this layer are sponged with Pear Pizzazz, as well.
  • Stamp sentiments and wine glasses on inside piece and lightly color wine in glasses with Light Rich Razzleberry and Dark Soft Sea Form Blends and/or Merry Merlot or Rich Razzleberry and Soft Sea Foam Markers.* 
  • Lightly sponge bottom of inside layer with Merry Merlot, adhere all layers together and add a small Glitter Enamel Dot or other small bling to the !.
    *TIP - Remember, if you don't have a certain marker or want a little lighter shade, you can use a Blender Pen with your ink pad to color, especially small areas.

April 14, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! FABLE FRIENDS FOR EASTER AND BABY - April Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
      I have always loved the illustrations in the Beatrix Potter tales and this set is inspired by those tales and Mother Goose, at least that's how it appears to me.  See my posts of March 10 and 27 for more Fable Friends samples.  Here are the details and products I used for these sweet little cards.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
  • Chose desired color for vertical A2 card base to match Gingham Gala DSP.
  • Trim DSP for background to 5-1/4 x 4 and adhere to front of card base.  I used a small pattern from the Needlepoint Nook DSP.
  • Add a strip of Gingham Gala DSP 2" x 5-1/2" and adhere to middle of DSP layer.
  • Trim a piece of card stock to match the card base to 1-3/4" x 4-1/2" and punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • Trim a piece of Shimmery White CS to 1-1/2" x 4-3/8", punch one end with Banner Triple Punch.  Stamp bunny with Memento Black and color with Stampin' Blends, coloring the shirt to match your card base.  I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends for the bunny with a little Dark Petal Pink on the ears.
  • Add a bow below your bunny on the Shimmery White.  Stamp desired spring, Easter or baby sentiment on the Gingham Gala and adhere Shimmery White.
  • If you want a girl bunny, punch a bitty flower and add to one ear, with a pearl at the center from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls or color a Basic Pearl with Blends..
  • On a 5-1/4 x 4 piece of WW card stock, stamp little squirrel and color the daisy flower and leaves with Blends.  Adhere to inside of card.

STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING LIST AVAILABLE TODAY



Hi, Stampers!
     Just a quick post to let you know that the Stampin' Up! Retiring List is available.  Just click the header above or go here to my DBWS - click Last Chance Products.  Remember, there will be a general price increase commencing with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.
     Thank you! for remembering to use the current Host Code at the top of my sidebar if you shop (orders under $150).  And don't forget, products on the Retiring List are available only while supplies last.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net
www.theSilverStamper.com