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BONUS DAYS COUPONS and TIMELESS TIDINGS PROJECT KIT

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Hello, Stampers!      As you can tell from yesterday's post, I'm still  working on my subject line issues.  Aaaaargh!        So, if today's post subject line is messed up, I'm hoping you all know enough to open it anyway because it's just to remind you that you only have two days to redeem the coupons you earned in August.      Also, the Timeless Tidings Project Kit is now on backorder   (#148028 $20 stamp set 148936 $20 CM p.33 HC ).  If you want to get on the list, you can still order it and it should be available at the end of October.  Still plenty of time to get your cards made because it is super easy to use.  It is a lovely kit (we used it the other day) and my cards  Sue Duffy ~ mandsduffy@comcast.net All images ©Stampin’ Up!® are done!

BUFFALO CHECK and, PAINTED HARVEST - OCTOBER SNEAK PEEK

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Hi, Stampers!      As you can probably tell from the long, long subject line on yesterday's Stamparatus-related post, I'm still new at perfecting The Silver Stamper blog!  ­čśČ  In furtherance of more testing, you get the benefit of a sneak peek at this bright and cheery Fall card; one of our projects for October stamp camp (Oct. 13).      I'll provide the products I used below, but you'll have to wait until stamp camp for the rest! Sue Duffy ~ mandsduffy@comcast.net All images ©Stampin’ Up!® Products Buffalo Check Clear-Mount Stamp Set [ 147794 ] Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set [ 144783 ] Stamparatus [ 146276 ] Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [ 119685 ] Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 146989 ] Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad [ 147084 ] Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad [ 147083 ] Mango Melody Classic Stampin' P

STAMPARATUS® ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1!

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Hi, Stampers!      On Monday, October 1, Stampin' Up! will have available for order the following accessories for your Stamparatus®: SMALL GRID PAPER  Grid paper perfectly sized,* for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets) 149621 $6.50  Double-sided - inches on one side and metric on the other.  Any lines will help for placement *For those of us who are somewhat OCD?  ­čĹŹ STAMPARATUS® PLATES  Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go!  (2 plates) 149693 $15 FOAM MAT  Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat) 150081 $3.00  ACCESSORIES PACK Includes Stamparatus® plates, grid paper, foam mat. 151049  $24.50 Extra Magnets.  Boy, these things are strong!  (2 magnets) 148213  $12 NOTE: Rare earth magnets are great but are brittle by nature, so keep them apart.  In fact, I generally use only one at a time on my projects. Sue Duffy ~ mandsduffy@comcast.net All images ©Stampin’ Up!®

SU! COUNTRY HOME, TWO FOR TUESDAY

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COUNTRY HOME WITH TIN TILE COUNTRY HOME WITH BUFFALO CHECK Hello, Stampers!       Thought I'd share the fruits of my play time this weekend with my new goodies from the Holiday Catalog.  With the exception of the "walls," there aren't many obvious differences between them.  My milk can is supposed to look like it's standing on the wood plank floor - does it?      A couple of notes:  I colored the cattails with Copper Shimmer Paint and the cotton on the other card with Frost White Shimmer Paint, and on each added a little Wink of Stella here and there.  Let's get started. Measurements (same for each card unless noted) Thick White Card Stock base; score at 5-1/2 for vertical or 4-1/4 for horizontal card Balmy Blue Card Stock base for Tin Tile card, 5-1/4 x 4 piece for inside Whisper or Shimmery White scraps for milk can and flower arrangement (and for sentiment on Buffalo Check card) 4 x 5-1/4 Daffodil Delight Card Stock for mat on B

VIBRANT GRACEFUL GLASS VELLUM FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Hi, Stampers!      It's been a while since I've posted, I know.  I've been working on a scrapbook of our London and Paris trip this summer and as one who does not scrapbook (only one previous scrapbook, ever), it has been quite the project!  See what I mean?   How do you reduce 245 photos to a reasonably-sized scrapbook?!  LOL  There's a whole stack of photos still in my office!      Anyway, let's get to this Graceful Glass Vellum holiday/Christmas card.  The colors didn't show up as vibrant as I would have liked in this photo. The measurements are the same as the card we made at September Stamp Camp (posted Sept. 8). So let's get started!     Send me an email for a FREE project sheet. 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, small scrap for sentiment "label" Whisper White - 3-1/4"- 3-1/2" square Wood Textures DSP - 3-1/2"

THE SU! CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEEN UPDATED!

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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.   HOST CODE:   DXY4ZTJZ      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: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack . If my name is not at the top, click:   http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sueduffy/      Sorry for the confusion.  It's been a bad day at my laptop. Sue Duffy ~ mandsduffy@comcast.net

MASKED ROOTED IN NATURE - September Stamp Camp

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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 “

OPTION 2: FESTIVE FARMHOUSE SUITE HOLIDAY CARDS

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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.     

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

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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 Tin Tile Dynam

ARTISTICALLY ASIAN IN POPPY - September Stamp Camp

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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. ­čśŐAnyway... 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 Bl

EASY BOKEH NOTE CARDS - September Stamp Camp

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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. Send me an email for FREE Printable Project Sheets for any of my stamp camp projects.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.