Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


November 13, 2018

SHADOWY WINTER WOODS - November 2018


Inspired by LeeAnnGreff - YouTube "3Techniques with the Stamparatus"

Hi, Stampers!
     Here is another project from my November 10 Stamp Camp.  LeeAnn Greff has a great video on YouTube on how to create this "shadow" effect - or, as I like to call it, three-dimensional.  These subtle trees also work well for a sympathy card.  Just send me an email me for a printable Project Sheet.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Products, Measurements
STAMP SETS – Winter Woods
PAPER – Whisper White Thick – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4; Blushing Bride – 5-1/4 x 4, Rich Razzleberry – 5 x 3 3/4; WW for oval sentiment – min. 2-3/4 x 2
INKS – Versamark, White Craft, Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry (Blushing Bride to decorate inside)
OTHER – Stamparatus, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits (or large oval punch), Basic Jewels-Rhinestones, Embossing Buddy, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesives

November 8, 2018

HEALING HUGS - November 10 Stamp Camp

Hello, Stampers!
     Here's a sneak peek at one of the cards we'll be making at Stamp Camp November 10.  Color inspiration for this card was from Mackenzie Fuchs, a fellow SU! demo. The flowers and leaves in this set are part of Stampin' Up!'s new Distinktive stamps that were introduced this year in the Annual Catalog.  You can watch a short video about how they are made here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5VHPlkScQ
  
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net



SU! Supplies, Measurements

STAMP SETS – Healing Hugs
PAPER – Very Vanilla Thick – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4; Mint Macaron – 5-1/4 x 4, Cajun Craze – 5 x 3‑3/4; Vanilla for sentiment – min. 2-3/4 x 1-3/4
INKS – Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron
OTHER – Big Shot, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, second smallest oval, Linen Thread or Braided Linen Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesives
       Non-SU! used above – My Favorite Things rectangle Die-Namics for sentiment

Click the card photo above to go to my blog for full instructions!

November 2, 2018

NEW WAYS TO SHOP STAMPIN' UP! - SHOP BY PROJECT, BY OCCASION, OR BY COLOR!

Shop by Project

Hello, Stampers!
     First, on my Blog, scroll down to my post of October 30 for more info on the Snowflake Showcase Suite, which is now available for order.
     SHOP BY PROJECT - what a good idea!  Somewhat limited to start, but just click the box above to head to my Online Store for the first projects - a sampling is below.  Here's how it works:  Click on the Project you think you would like to recreate and the next page provides a list of all the supplies needed, prices and a check box - be sure to uncheck the box for supplies you already have.  
     You can also SHOP BY COLOR and SHOP BY OCCASION.  Click above and explore for yourself.
     
BEAUTIFUL BLIZZARD CARDS
Beautiful Blizzard Cards

HEALING HUGS CARDS
Healing Hugs Cards

October 30, 2018

SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE SUITE! Available November 1-30

Hi, Stampers!
     Still undecided what theme to go with for your Christmas and Holiday cards or a couple of new ideas for all-occasion?  Here's an easy answer.  Click above for a showcasing video on YouTube.  Love the snowfall stamp with the Stamparatus ladder technique!  Here are a couple of closeups of the stamp images.  Click here Snowflake Showcase Flyer for more images and prices.


SNOW IS GLISTENING  #149742 - $21
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HAPPINESS SURROUNDS  #149744 - $17
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HAPPY HOLIDAY STAMPIN'!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

October 27, 2018

LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE #383 - DIMENSION - BRUSHO on BUBBLE WRAP

Hello, Stampers!
     This is my entry for the Less Is More #383 Challenge - "Dimension."  I thought about doing a simple embossing folder background, but then thought about this easy, colorful technique I played around with when SU! first started carrying Brusho.  For this card, I used  4 of the 5 colors of Brusho from Stampin' Up!:  Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, Gamboge (mostly orange with yellow), and Moss Green.  I hope this fun background is not too "busy" for the Less Is More team!  Here's the technique; it's pretty simple and you can find video tutorials on YouTube:
  • Brusho can be messy, so you should probably lay down scrap paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking sheet.
  • On a piece of the smaller size bubble wrap - bubbles up - (you might be able to see it above), cut larger than your desired background piece (my watercolor paper on this card is 3 x 4-1/2"), lightly sprinkle one or two colors of Brusho or use as many as you like!  I sprinkled mine in vertical sections:  blue, green, gamboge and red - left to right.
  • Spritz with water and lay your watercolor paper on top and lightly press your paper down to pick up the color.  Let dry and that's it for this fun background.
  • NOTE:  If  you can't wait for your paper to dry you can use heat, but it might fade your colors a little, so in the meantime, just proceed with the rest of your design.
  • The mat is one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody - so nice and bright.  The Happy Birthday is die cut with Poppy Parade - a nice, bright tomato red.
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