Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


November 17, 2018

PAINTED GLASS IRIS - FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES Challenge #363


Hi, Stampers!
     Above is my submission for FMS Challenge #363.  Here is the template.  Read on.
     I've been wanting to make something with the pretty irises in the Graceful Glass Vellum paper stack and, since the panel is long and narrow, this sketch fit the bill.  My irises panel is full card length, but I think that will still be acceptable.  Then, what to use for the accent strip.  I looked through all of my current DSP and found this "marble" pattern in the Petal Promenade DSP - perfect - stained glass and marble.
    The only other adjustment I made to the sketch is that I trimmed my card front at 3-1/4" and added the DSP strip to the exposed inside of the card.  Not sure if you can tell that from the photo.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Products I used

November 16, 2018

LOW INVENTORY SU! HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCTS

Hi, Stampers -
    SU! has experienced IT communication difficulties with it's new inventory control program (if you've ever worked with a PC, you know how that goes) and has advised us that the following Holiday Catalog products are in short supply and could very well run out sometime next week!  So, if you are thinking of ordering for holiday cards, etc. that include any of these products, you would be wise to do it now.  E.g., the above Festive Farmhouse Framelits (part of a bundle) are on the list and will not be carried over, I'm sad to say.


Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

  • SNOWFLAKES & STARS WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147819)
  • SANTA'S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • ALPINE SPORTS THINLITS DIES (item 147916)
  • SINCERELY SANTA PROJECT KIT (item 148029)
  • FESTIVE FARMHOUSE COTTON TWINE (item 147888)
  • 5/8" STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • DETAILED LEAVES THINLITS DIES (item 147921)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • DETAILED DEER THINLITS DIES (item 147915)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • SWIRLS & CURLS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 147923)*
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4" VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8" MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLITS DIES (item 147912)*
  • FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES (item 147922)
   The products followed by a * are expected to be carried over to another catalog in the future, but for now, they are still on low inventory.

November 15, 2018

THIS IS HOW WE CAS AT SU! CHRISTMAS TEA, COFFEE, COCOA TENT - By Pootles, Sam Holland Donald, SU! UK



Hello, Stampers!
     Want to use up your holiday/Christmas DSP leftovers?  I have the perfect solution for you!  Well, not me, exactly, but I'm CASing with all of you.  ;-)  CAS is the acronym stampers use for Copy And Share - that is pretty much SU!'s philosophy.  Anyway...
     Kim Jolley (stampinartfully.com) shared her version and a link to Sam Holland Donald's (Pootles.co.uk) YouTube video tutorial for this easy treat holder, and now I'm sharing my version and passing it on to you!  Just click HERE.  (The video title says "Falling Flowers...," but it is for this project.).  Take note of Sam's instructions when trimming the rounded flap section - cut a hair inside your score line.
     I'll just tell you what I used and the size.  I used leftover Festive Farmhouse and Dashing Along DSP, cut 9-1/2 x 5-1/4; my retired large Corner Rounder Punch (Sam used the Detailed Trio Punch), retired ribbon, retired red Glimmer Paper and retired Red Foil.  On the above, I used retired Delicate Ornaments Thinlits. On others, I used the snowflakes Thinlits dies from the Colorful Seasons/Seasonal Layers bundle.  
     Have fun!  I'll be buying tea and cocoa pouches and coffee, too, if there is such a thing.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Current Products I used

TIN TILE IN FAUX PATINA WITH COUNTRY HOME - November 2018

Hi, Stampers!
   You were warned - more Country Home!  I hope you can see the beautiful copper patina on the Tin Tile piece on this card.  I CAS'd the technique (although it's an old one) from France Martin on YouTube, "Patina Technique."  Thanks for bringing this technique back to life, Frenchy!  Let's get started.


  A quick email to me will get you a FREE printable Project Sheet!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

SU! Supplies, Measurements
STAMPS – Country Home
PAPER – Whisper White Thick – 4-1.4 x 2-3/4; Soft Sea Foam - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2,
   scored at 4-1/4; S
himmery White – 3 x 4; WW for inside – 4 x 5-1/4
INKS – Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Mellow Moss, Early Espresso (or Soft Suede), Memento Black, Versamark, Stampin’ Blends
OTHER – Copper Trim, Big Shot, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stamping Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Adhesives.

Click "read more" for full instructions on my blog.

November 14, 2018

COUNTRY HOME with BLACKBERRY BLISS and TIN - November 2018


Hello, again, Stampers!
     Can you tell I just love this set?  Hope you're not tired of it yet, because there's another post coming because we used it for two cards at November stamp camp. Remember, all you need to do is send me an email for FREE printable instructions.  Let's get started!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

SU! Supplies, Measurements
STAMPS – Country Home
PAPER – Whisper White Thick – 4-1.4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2, Blackberry Bliss – 4 x 5-1/4, Shimmery White – 3 x 4; Galvanized Metallic Paper – 1-1/2 x 5-1/2, and a scrap to stamp pitcher
INKS –Memento Black, Jet Black Stazon, Stampin’ Blends and/or Markers, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate (to decorate inside), Frost White Shimmer Paint 
OTHER – Big Shot, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Linen Thread or Braided Linen Trim, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Small Paint Brush, Adhesives
Click "read more" to go to my blog for full instructions.

November 13, 2018

COMING IN JANUARY! CLING STAMPS BY STAMPIN' UP!®


Hello, Stampers!
    How many of you (us) have stopped adding the labels to our rubber/clear mount stamps because they don't always stay put like they should on the clear block?  I raise my hand!!👋
I've always preferred to use the label images to help with placement, but it just got frustrating that some wouldn't stick properly, so I pretty much don't use them.  However, SU! listened to our grumblings and starting with Sale-A-Bration (SAB) and the 2019 Occasions Catalog, all NEW stamp sets will be offered in Cling or Photopolymer - wood-mount stamps will be phased out except for Background Stamps.
    For more details, click "read more" below.

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