Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


September 17, 2018

THE SU! CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEEN UPDATED!

Clearance Rack
Hi, Stampers!
     Just a very quick notice that the Clearance Rack has been updated!  Just click above,or Clearance Rack in my sidebar to go there.  

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     NOTE:  I have been having issues with my blog links not going to my DBWS/SU! website, but to SU! in general.  If that is the case please identify me as your Demonstrator or please go to my DBWS or back here and click on my Shop Now widget  If all else fails, just follow:
     Sorry for the confusion.  It's been a bad day at my laptop.

Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net






September 14, 2018

MASKED ROOTED IN NATURE - September Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
     This lovely, easy sunset background card is quick to create and you can use any colors you choose for the sponging.  Here are the details for the above sample..

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Measurements
Very Vanilla Thick CS -horizontal or vertical fold – 11 x 4-1/ scored at 5-1/2 or 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
Very Vanilla CS – 5-1/4 x 4 and scrap at least 3” square for stitched circle sentiment
Two strips of printer paper or spare card stock – 1-1/2 x 6 and 2-1/4 x 6 for mask

1/4” Copper trim – 10-12”

Instructions
  •       Using any Washi  or easy-peel, tape spare CS pieces to Very Vanilla 4 x 5-1/4 layer leaving a gap of approx.. 1-3/4” – tape 1-1/2” piece on left
  •          Sponge masked area with Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather and Grapefruit Grove, from bottom to top
  •          Carefully remove tape and stamp tall, thin tree image in Rich Razzleberry as shown above – partially in sponged area
  •          Stamp “thinking of you” in Rich Razzleberry on 3” square Vanilla CS and run through Big Shot with second largest stitched circle Framelit
  •          Decorate inside of card base, if desired  Tape copper trim around card front and adhere to base with Dimensionals.  Add die cut sentient to card front with Dimensionals
  •         Tie a bow in the copper trim, add a Leaf Trinket with a mini glue dot, add a few enamel dots colored to match with similar Stampin’ Blends, if desired.  Read on for products

September 12, 2018

OPTION 2: FESTIVE FARMHOUSE SUITE HOLIDAY CARDS


Hi, Stampers!
     I made some changes, but the above cards are pretty much a CAS from the Holiday Catalog (pp.12-13) of the samples pictured for the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle. One of the reasons I had to have this set is the truck - love it!  And the fence can be used for any occasion, especially fun for Halloween.  I'm sure a few of you are thinking, "all those die-cuts, ugh!"  With your Stamparatus, you can mass-produce and stamp the die cuts in nothing flat!  Seriously.  I gave a little demo at Stamp Camp this month.   

 

September 11, 2018

CAN"T WAIT TO TRY THIS DYNAMIC TIEF WITH THE COUNTRY LANE SUITE FOR FALL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pvPXJ216ng
Images © Stampin' Up!®

Hello, Stampers!
     Where have you seen this pattern before?  Look up!  Is there a tin ceiling in one of your favorite restaurants?  I know of at least one here in Mooresville,  I love this Dynamic Embossing Folder, Tin Tile.  It is great with regular cardstock, foils and,especially with the tin-look Galvanized Metallic Paper on p.43 in the Holiday Catalog.  (I don't generally spray my cardstock first, as shown in the video above, and  it seems fine - try using an acetate shim instead.) 
    Here's a little $-saving tip for you:  Do you still have SU!'s Brushed Silver, Gold or Copper cardstock from years ago?  The Brushed Silver especially provides a very similar look to the new Galvanized Metallic Paper!  I'm looking forward to experimenting with it, the Country Home stamp set (perfect for Thanksgiving) and the Chicken Wire!  Stay tuned.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Products referenced

September 10, 2018

ARTISTICALLY ASIAN IN POPPY - September Stamp Camp

Hi, Stampers!
     To me, Poppy Parade is what I always call "Chinese red," so what better to use with the Artistically Asian set.  Although, to be precise, I believe the "writings" are Japanese. 😊Anyway... let's get started!  

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Measurements

Very Vanilla Thick CS - 5-1/2 x 6-1/2, score at 2-1/4 on 6-1/2" side
Very Vanilla CS - 2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Basic Black CS - 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 and 2 x 5-1/2
Poppy Parade CS - 1-3/4 x 5-1/4

Instructions
  • Emboss 2-1/4" section of Thick V V with Petal Burst TIEF
  • Dust Poppy Parade CS lightly with Embossing Buddy; stamp chrysanthemum image in Versamark and heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Stamp smaller V V CS piece with flower spray image in Memento; stamp writing/ symbol in Poppy Parade
  • Adhere 5-1/2" Basic Black piece to right side of card base, aligning with right edge; adhere embossed Poppy Parade piece
  • Adhere smaller V V piece onto 2-3/4" Basic Black piece and adhere both to near left edge of Petal Burst section of card base with Tombow Multi or strong tape adhesive
  • Add Black Rhinestones (retired) or other black accents where desired.

September 9, 2018

EASY BOKEH NOTE CARDS - September Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
    These simple note cards are perfect for any occasion or no special occasion at all - just a note to say.....   So, let's get started!

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net


Instructions
  • Using your Stamparatus, stamp one of each of the Bokeh Dots backgrounds onto each note card in desired colors.  Stamp a couple of times, if necessary.  I used Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight here.
  • Stamp desired Artistically Asian and Dandelion Wishes images.  Here, I used Memento Black for the Artistically Asian images and Blueberry Bushel for the Dandelion image.
  • Decorate coordinating envelopes and inside of note card(s), if desired.
     Here are a couple more options for you.  These backgrounds are in Balmy Blue and Powder Pink.  The Dandelion is stamped in Merry Merlot.


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September 8, 2018

DOUBLE-FRAMED STAIN GLASS "WINDOW " - September Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
     If you missed Stamp Camp today, here's one of the - not as tedious as it looks - cards we created.  Last month, I saw a version of this framed stained glass idea on France Martin's blog (Frenchiestamps.com) and knew I had to attempt it.  It was easier than I thought, especially since I changed up and/or eliminated several steps and enlarged France's measurements a little to make it easier.  So, let's get started!

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net


Measurements
Very Vanilla Thick CS (you could use any color you like) - 4-1/4 x 11, score at 5-1/2, scrap large enough to cut oval for sentiment and small die cut for inside, approx 3 x 2
Whisper White - 3-1/4"- 3-1/2" square
Wood Textures DSP - 3-1/2" square and a second piece 3" or 3-1/4" square (3-1/4" will provide a wider top frame
Graceful Glass Vellum - I used one 3x3 from a 6x6 sheet


September 4, 2018

TODAY'S THE DAY - THE STAMPIN' UP!® HOLIDAY CATALOG IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlorNM24CA&feature=youtu.be

Hi, STAMPERS!
     The Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalog is LIVE!  So many great stamp sets, kits, suites, bundles and accessories to choose.  Just click the Holiday Catalog image in my sidebar to browse online.  When you order, don't forget to redeem your Bonus Coupons!

Happy Stampin'!

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 3, 2018

OPTION 1: GATHER TOGETHER TO MAKE TIMELESS HOLIDAY CARDS - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10


Hi, Stampers!
     I apologize for the fuzzy image above.  This is the only one I could find online at this point.  You can see this Project Kit (yep, it's a kit) on p.33 in the Holiday Catalog.  Click the above image for a video of what's in the kit and helpful info. The cards are quite elegant and sophisticated, the stamp font is bold and pretty and, of course, can be used in the future.  I wanted to offer this stamp-a-stack option to you early, since once the catalog goes live on Wednesday, I think this kit is going to go fast - I've already seen it featured on several blogs.