Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


November 23, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! QUEEN ANNE'S LACE IN PLAID

 


Hi, Stampers!

    The stamp set used here is Queen Anne’s Lace (p. 135 in the Annual Catalog).  Since it is in the AC, maybe you will get 10% off if you decide to order it on Tuesday. 

     The card base is Mango Melody.  The image was stamped in Versamark on Melon Mambo CS and embossed with White EP.  The rectangle was cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies.  The background is one of my favorite color combinations from the Plaid Tidings DSP Pack.  Perfect for brightening someone's day.  The embellishments are from the 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots.  The ribbon is retired – White Flax – but any wide ribbon would work.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Product List
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Flax Ribbon
Whisper White 5/8"
Flax Ribbon
(retired)

November 21, 2020

FALLEN LEAVES - SU! LOVE OF LEAVES

 


Hello, Stampers!

    This card was to be one of my November Stamp Camp projects - the camp that never was.  The template/sketch is certainly too clever to be my idea - it was inspired by Jaydee of jaydeestamping.com - but, as usual, I did change it up a little.

    The base and top layers are both Very Vanilla Thick CS.  You can see beneath the leaves a layer of Seaside Spray CS adhered to the front of the base.  I used the largest scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals set to cut the oval and popped up that layer with scraps of  Foam Adhesive Sheets we used at last stamp camp, so it didn’t sag anywhere. 

October 29, 2020

SENDING [YOU] SUNSHINE with STAMPIN' UP!


 Hello, Stampers!

    It's a cold and dreary October day here in Indiana, so I thought I'd share a little sunshine.  This is one of the cards from my October Stamp Camp. This set makes "painting" a lovely water scene pretty darned easy.
    The water is stamped with Balmy Blue, stamped off first, and not stamped off for the deeper section onto a precut piece of Shimmery White card stock.  The sentiment and the little darker "island" image are Balmy Blue.  The sun was stamped with Mango Melody and the leaves with Granny Apple Green. We used a circle punch to make a stencil and add the extra light around the sun with a sponge dauber.  Wink of Stella was brushed over the water.
    The DSP is from the Artistry Blooms pack.  Use any ribbon you like and add some enamel dots or sequins of your choice and you're done.  Products links are below. 

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 26, 2020

WAY TO GOAT by STAMPIN' UP! - TWO FOR ONE!

 



Hey, Stampers -
    Here are two more cards from my October Stamp Camp.  You get two cards with one run through your Big Shot or Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine!  Special thanks to The Stamp Doc (Melissa Stout) for her YouTube video tutorial, from which I learned how to use the Playful Alphabet Dies to make these fun cards, with my own take, of course - like "U 've goat mail" instead of "You goat mail."  Also, we used Rainbow Glimmer Paper instead of DSP.  Here is the link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCv9tT_VAUM&t=3s  Be sure to give Melissa's video a 👍.  The goats are popped up on little wobblies springs.
    There are several steps involved and it can be a bit tedious, but everyone was successful in completing their cards.  I created a template for the letters once I had them lined up the way I wanted - just ran them through the Big Shot with scrap card stock.  You will understand more after watching the video.


October 24, 2020

NORTHERN LIGHTS WITH STAMPIN' UP! MOUNTAIN AIR


Hello, Stampers!

    This lovely northern lights card was one of my October Stamp Camp projects.  Really fun, if you like sponging.  ;-)  The moon was stamped with Versamark (don't forget to use an embossing buddy!) and embossed with white EP.  The colors are:  Mossy Meadow CS and ink, Night of Navy CS and ink (or Memento to stamp mountains on Navy), Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive, all sponged onto Shimmery White CS.  The stars were added with the white Chalk Marker.  Supplies are below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 24, 2020

HELLO, PUNKIN!! SU! GATHER TOGETHER MISH MASH and MORE PLAID!


Happy Fall, Stampers!

    I just love pumpkins for Fall, so played again with the Gather Together pumpkins and a couple of elements from another set and some retired dies.  

    The base and card front are Mango Melody with a layer of Plaid Tidings.  The fence was die cut from the same plaid using the retired Farmhouse Framelits dies.  The bare tree is from Snow Front, stamped in Early Espresso, as is the sentiment.  The little leaves are die cut with tiny non-SU! dies I've had for some time - I think they were a gift.  Of course, if you have the new Autumn Punch Pack, even better!  I used white CS on the inside and just stamped and colored the two-pumpkin image at the bottom.

September 22, 2020

More Plaid Tidings with Love of Leaves

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Hiya, Stampers!

Haven't posted in ages, and here I am doing several posts in one day.  Well, one of the reasons is that it is an absolutely gorgeous September day here and I have the laptop out on the screened porch!  Another is that I wanted to get caught up with my blog because I want to start looking online for inspiration and play around with some Christmas card ideas.

Yes, another Plaid Tidings* card!  This particular plaid is my favorite.  I think because it contains several colors:  Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Bumblebee.

We embossed the Bumblebee CS withSupplies below. the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, lined up and adhered a 3" square of Rich Razzleberry CS cut with the largest scalloped square die, and cut through both layers with the largest leaf from the Stitched Leaves dies.  A 3" square of plaid DSP was added behind these layers with Dimensionals before layering onto the card base. 

We die cut leaves in Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Gold Foil and added them with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is not SU! and the heavy baker's twine is retired.  Any ribbon or twine would do.  Supplies below!

*15% off October 1-31

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net