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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


December 19, 2019

NATURE'S BEAUTY MASCULINE BIRTHDAY


Hello, Stampers!
     Veering away from the Christmas cards for this post; although with a change in color combination, it would be a perfect Christmas card  I'm so happy this set is not retiring when the Holiday Catalog ends!  This template is called the half door or half barn door.  It's very easy to make, so head to my blog to read more!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 15, 2019

SIP SIP HOORAY EASY BOTTLE TAGS FOR YOUR GIFT-GIVING


Hello, Stampers!
     These bottle tags are so, so easy to make and make a great addition to your host gifts.  They are 2" x 6-1/4" and scored at 2-1/2" from the top.  Insert the top as far as you can into a 1-1/4" circle punch (or equivalent circle die), center, punch and decorate!  More below.

December 11, 2019

ANOTHER FUN SIP SIP HOORAY! CARD - December Stamp Camp


Hello, Stampers!
     Here is another card from December Stamp Camp.  Do you love this colorful background? It's not Pigment Sprinkles or Brusho - it's See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper!  
     We ran the piece of 3-3/4 x 5 DSP through the Big Shot on the Precision Plate with the bubbles/holes die from the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle and then with the Subtle embossing folder (optional), and adhered it to a 5-1/4 x 4 layer of Pacific Point CS.  The cocktail glasses were stamped in Memento and die cut from Shimmery White CS and we added some Multi Liquid Glue and Ice Glitter along the top edge (if you like salt on your margarita). 😉  See close-up below.  The margarita is stamped with Soft Sea Foam with Clear Wink of Stella added.  The top glass is mounted on Dimensionals at the top and glue dot at the bottom.  More below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

STAMPIN' UP!'S SIP SIP HOORAY! - December Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
     I'm detouring a little from sharing the Christmas SAS cards to share three projects we created at my December Stamp Camp.  The Sip Sip Hooray Bundle will NOT be carried over from the Holiday Catalog - so, perfect time to buy it is TODAY.  I might even send out emails with this post, because you would normally not get notified of it until tomorrow, unless you check my blog on a regular basis.  Anyhow...
     I came across this sketch on Patty Bennett's Blog, but certainly did my own take on it.  The card stock is black on black - champagne flutes (sp?) are cut out in any position you like from the 5-1/4 x 4 layer.  A 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper is adhered to the card base to show through the cutouts.  The cutout layer is popped up on Dimensionals, including a few extra near the openingsMore below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 9, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #3



Hi, again, Stampers!
     It's that busy time of year and two stampin' events in two weeks kept me pretty busy.  Anyway, here are two more card styles from my November Stamp-a-Stack.  Actually, we did not emboss the snow as shown in the bottom card, we just used the puffy snow, added snow glitter to it and heated it.  No need to emboss.    We also simplified the delicate little stick hands by just punching them out of Soft Suede or Early Espresso card stock, since some of them were going to be covered with felt, anyway.  I love those felt embellishments.  We used one or two on each of these cards - stamper's choice.
     We used Wobblies to pop up our snowmen for some extra fun and also, on the top card, the retired Swirly Scribbles Dies with Sparkle Glimmer Paper.   Products below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

December 1, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #2


Hi, again, Stampers!
     We went with some retro ornaments for this group of cards (two more below).  We made just one of each of these.  The dies are from the retired Delicate Ornaments set and we used sentiments from several current and retired Christmas sets, including Embellished Ornaments, the stamp set that coordinates with the Delicate Ornaments dies.  I usually keep holiday sets for several years because of the sentiments.
     As you can see, we did use several current items - the Mercury Glass Acetate, Real Red Glimmer Paper and gold and silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes.  Here are two more cards from this group.

November 28, 2019

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK SAMPLES - #1

Hello, Stampers!
     It's been a while!  I've been busy furniture painting and preparing for last Saturday's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  This is the first of the five cards we made (4 each).*  It is really quite simple and I think you can duplicate it just by looking at the supplies we used below.  The main ingredients are the Merry Moose Bundle** and it is based on the template for the sample on page 4 of the Holiday Catalog!  More info HERE.

November 4, 2019

FREE AS A BIRD EASY TRANSITION


Hi, Stampers!
     I've neglected my blog and stamping lately for furniture painting, but now I'm between layers and can post.
     We created the above card at July Stamp Camp (see my post dated July 17).  I thought it might look cute for Christmas with some Chickadees and plaid, so here it is.  I kind of wish the branch didn't have flowers on it and tried to disguise them as berries with Shimmery Crystal Effects and embellishments - not necessarily successfully, but I still like it. Click here for the details.



Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 30, 2019

IT'S STILL FALL AND I DO LOVE FALL COLORS! + STAMPIN' TRIMMER


Hi, Stampers!
     It's about time, you say?  I just realized my last post was almost 10 days ago!  Time flies when you're having fun (or re-painting furniture) and losing a day to computer issues.  BUT, I digress.
     First, the new Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer (Paper Trimmer, item 152392, $25.00 US) will be available November 1st!  Click the image below to go to my October 6 post for more details.  (Multi-packs of cutting blades will be available in January.)



    Now, about this beautiful fall card.  If you own the lovely new Gathered Leaves Dies, yay!  I don't.  Do you have the Colorful Seasons set and Seasonal Layers dies? Then you're all set to create some great projects similar to those showcased with the Come Together suite!  Details here.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 21, 2019

MORE FROM OCTOBER STAMP CAMP - MOSAIC DAISIES


Hello, again, Stampin' Friends -
     This is another creation from my October stamp camp. This is my variation of the card posted by Cheri Stojkovich on FB, Cheri's Cards.  Of course, it is impossible to recreate this beauty without the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP (#149478, p.167).  Details here.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

October 19, 2019

MARKERS TECHNIQUE TO CREATE FALL WITH WINTER WOODS - October Stamp Camp


Happy Fall, Stampers!
   I've seen a couple of versions of a color-layering technique with this set and the Stamparatus, one or two with Sponge Daubers and Patty Bennett has a video tutorial (using mostly greens) with Stampin' Write Markers.  You can find it here.
    Basically, you just use any colors you want - we used colors for Fall - place your stamp where you want it on your card front, pick it up with your Stamparatus and off you go!  Your Simply Shammy or baby wipes will come in handy, too.  
     NOTE:  Color the tree trunks last, just in case your paper inadvertently moves a little. More here...


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

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October 15, 2019

SNOW DOESN'T JUST MEAN WINTER! STAMPIN' UP! SNOW FRONT STAMP SET - PSST!

Snow Front (Photopolymer) #150483  $22
Host Code  HJ9CHKVS

  Psst!  Mystery One-Day Sale Coming Next Week!

Hi, Stampers!
       Click the photo to get a close-up look at the stamps and click here to go to Pinterest to get some ideas, from works of art to the clean and simple. Of course, almost any set with trees grabs me, and I love the little deer!  Think about how you might combine it with parts and pieces of your Waterfront stamp set (#146386, p.125 AC) and more.  I love the samples I've seen with the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP (#149596, p.14 HC) as the background layer.  Trees and holiday plaids, what could be better?  ;-)

  • There are so many things you can do with this set. You can create a complete scene, or take little elements and create something new entirely, or create a no-layers card (some of my favorites, especially for note cards). The opportunities are endless.
  • So. Many. Layers! This stamp set was designed as a Two-Step set, so pack on those layers, just like the above Merry Christmas sample. You can layer as much or as little as you want, and even mix in other elements.
  • This stamp set may be called Snow Front, but that doesn’t mean it HAS to be just for winter. You can use it all year! You can even CAS the Congratulations sample and make a beautiful spring scene. So enjoy the seasons, and get creative.
  • I've added links to products I've mentioned below.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Products

October 14, 2019

FUN HALLOWEEN NOTE CARDS - October Stamp Camp


Hi, Stampers!
     Each of us played around and made a version of this note card at my October Stamp Camp.  Love the books from the Monster Bash DSP.  The little spider jar is fussy-cut from one of the sheets in that pack, as well.  We used mostly retired stamps and a few other retired products. I also had available the stamps included with the October Paper pumpkin treats kit - love the skeletons!  We used the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, Cat Punch and the retired Bitty Bat Punch - each of us just did our own thing.  Products here.


Happy Halloween Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 29, 2019

EASY SUNFLOWER ON BIRCH - and REMINDER


REMINDER - LAST DAY TO BUY 3 Get 1 FREE DSP SALE
See my post of August 27
Happy Fall, Stampers!
     Hope you DO have Fall weather - we are back to Summer here.  High 80's - good day to stay inside and stamp - looking for inspiration for simple cards and creating samples for my Christmas stamp-a-stack.
     We made this easy late Summer, early Fall, or masculine card at my September Stamp Camp.  There is a simple reason for the layout - the Very Vanilla card front is the full width of the Birch background stamp.  ;-)  Find details here . . .  very easy.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 28, 2019

I LOVE BLUE AND YELLOW! ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP CARD


Hi, Stampers!
     This is the second project using the Beautiful Friendship set from my September stamp camp.  Another easy one, suitable for any occasion, and with one of my favorite color combinations, blue and yellow.  Details follow.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


September 27, 2019

WASHI PRESSED PETALS CARD


Hello there, Stampers!
     Another card from September stamp camp.  I love, love this photographic Pressed Petals Specialty DSP, which perfectly coordinates with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape.  
     You will need a Very Vanilla card base 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2.  Mossy Meadow CS, 5 x 3-3/4 and scrap for leaves; two pieces DSP, 5 x 3-3/4 and 2 x 4-1/2; Petals Washi and Flower Centers.
     We used the Classic Label punch for the sentiment from Butterfly Gala.  See more...


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 26, 2019

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LEFTOVER DIE CUT - BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP NOTE CARD


Hello, Stampers!
     You may recall that when I posted about the Perrenial Essence Lilypad/Lakeside card, I suggested you hang on to the section you cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Die to form the frame.  This is what we created with that leftover rectangle - so pretty, so easy and so handy to have in your stash.  More info.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


September 23, 2019

LILYPAD LAKESIDE SILHOUETTE CARD - SEPTEMBER STAMP CAMP



Hi, Stampers!
    As promised I have more information for you on these cards from my September Stamp Camp.  Stampers had their choice or mix-it up.  The top layout was the favorite.  Let's get started.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

     P.S.  There is a new Host Code on my sidebar.  

September 10, 2019

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS! and STAMPIN' UPDATES and TIPS



Hello, Stampers!
     Some of you are probably surprised to hear from me because right now we are supposed to be in Nova Scotia on a tour.  Long story short, hurricane Dorian resulted in our flight to Halifax from Toronto being cancelled on Saturday, and I wasn't able to book flights for Sunday before they were sold out, although I'm not sure if they would have flown as scheduled, either.  
     Anyway, above is a little stop-motion video to nudge you toward deciding what you'd like to create for the holidays, because we know it's never too early to start if you want to create your own holiday cards!  No, I haven't forgotten about Fall and Thanksgiving.  ;-)  
     Speaking of creating, Paper Pumpkin usually has some great Fall and Christmas ideas to speed things along.  (I hope you were able to sign up for your PP Halloween treats kit this month!)

More Info . . .

September 4, 2019

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW... FOR HALLOWEEN - COFFIN TREAT BOXES FROM THE 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOG!



Hi, Stampers!
     I recommend the September Paper Pumpkin kit for your quick treat-making, of course, but I had my heart set on using these coffin boxes from the Holiday Catalog for the holiday treats I usually pass out to the folks in my spin class - death by chocolate!
     The boxes go together easily with Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape (or Fast Fuse) - all scored and cut for you - just decorate as you wish!  Here, I embossed the lids and on the right one I used the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  I lightly brushed it with the new Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad, as well.  I got the embossing idea from CreatewithChristy on YouTube.
      Unfortunately, I have very few of the new Halloween items from the Holiday Catalog, so I went with what I had and even resorted to printing my own!  More info here.  Frankly, it would be a lot easier with the Monster Bash Bundle (love those frames), but...   LOL

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

September 1, 2019

SIMPLE WATERCOLOR MAGNOLIA and a Reminder

Hi, Stampers!
     I hope you enjoy a pleasant Labor Day and that you have lovely weather for what is considered summer's last hurrah.  :-(   But, one good thing about September, besides that it's usually a beautiful month, it's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog time!  The HC is open for business on Wednesday, September 4.   Okay, to this card...
     I saw the original of this card on Pinterest by Debbie Henderson - I like hers better, but thought I'd share mine, anyway, 'cause it's still pretty, I think.  I don't think you can exactly duplicate with water-coloring - either you've got it (the talent) or you don't - I'm somewhere in between I think.
     Anyway, click here or the photo for the details.  TFL


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 28, 2019

FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD IDEA - STAMPIN' UP! MERRY MOOSE (PUNCH) BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK - Available Sept. 4




Hello, Stampers!
     As a demonstrator with SU!, I can pre-order from catalogs a month in advance, so I've had the Merry Moose Bundle (p.27) for a week or so.  I've been itching to experiment with it for Christmas - you know it will be here before we know it!  Links will go live Sept. 4.
     Since I was experimenting, I used a retired plaid Christmas DSP, but for the real thing, I will use paper from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty 6x6 Pack (pp.12-15 HC).  I am partial to plaids for non-secular holiday cards.
     I used two more new products in the Holiday Catalog, as well.  Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (p. 35) and Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad for the background and to stamp the moose silhouette, which is popped up on Dimensionals.  The Delicata is much prettier IRL - nice and sparkly.
     The card Base is Thick WW, as is the punched moose.  The third largest Stitched Rectangle Die can be used to cut the white layer - the edges are sponged with Delicata Gold. The scarf is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and fussy-cut and the inside stamping is also Cherry Cobbler.  To make a lot of these, I would probably leave off the scarf.  Thanks for looking.  Find product photos here.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 27, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! DESIGNER PAPER SALE! - SEPTEMBER 4-30

Hi, Stampers!
   Beginning with the Holiday Catalog going live and through September 30, SU! will hold it's annual DSP sale:
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE
(Select papers only - find on pp.165-167)

     Here are the papers included (sorry my list doesn't look very professional - Blogger is limited.)
  • 149100     Perennial Essence            p.166         $11.50
  • 149443     See a Silhouette                p.166           11.50
  • 149481     Sail Away                           p.167           11.50
  • 149484      Magnolia Lane                  p.165           11.50
  • 149488      Garden Lane                     p.165           11.50
  • 149489      Follow Your Art                 p.165           11.50
  • 149497      Woven Threads                 p.165           11.50
  • 149589      Dinoroar                             p.166           11.50
  • 149592      Bird Ballad                         p.166            11.50
  • 149500      Pressed Petals Specialty   p.167           14.50
SCROLL DOWN FOR A FEW SAMPLES

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


Perennial Essence
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_PERENNIAL_ESSENCE_DSP




Follow Your Art
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_FOLLOW_YOUR_ART_DSP

Dinoroar
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_DINOROAR_DSP

See a Silhouette
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_SEE_A_SILHOUETTE_DSP

Bird Ballad
09.19_TH_PHOTOGALLERY_BIRD_BALLAD_DSP

August 26, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! MAGNOLIA LANE SUITE 3D

Hi, Stampers!
     This is another sample from my August stamp camp, introducing my stampin' friends to this lovely suite (pp. 36-39 Annual Catalog).  This card is super easy, but is not quite as it appears.  It appears that the embossing and scalloped edge were cut and embossed on the front of the base and that the DSP is actually on the inside of the base.  Actually, the scalloped, embossed layer and the 1" x 4" DSP strip are attached to the front of the card base.  The embossed layer is popped up on Dimensionals.  See more here..
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net


August 23, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIA BUNDLE IN PINK AND YELLOW

Hiya, Stampers!
     We created this card with the very popular Good Morning Magnolia Bundle (pp.36-39) - isn't it lovely?  No, the beautiful magnolia and leaves are not fussy-cut!  Yea!  Leaves and flower cut with one die (although there are lots of others in the set). We die-cut a small flower for the inside of the card and you can add your desired sentiment at the lower left.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 22, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!'S NEW WONDERS HOST SET


Hello, Stampers!
     I love these sweet faerie sketches in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog Host Set New Wonders!  We created this card at my August Stamp Camp and you'll see another version I made with the leftover supplies - just click here - to see my little auburn-haired faerie and the details for these card(s)!



Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 20, 2019

PETALS WASHI TAPE CARD FRONT - NEW LINK


Hi, Stampers!
     It appears the link to the photos of how to make the petal flowers for this post was faulty.  Here is the correct link.  Or, you can click below on "Read in browser" below my signature.  So sorry for the confusion.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 19, 2019

EASY CARD FRONT WITH STAMPIN' UP! PETALS WASHI AND SPECIALTY DSP

Hi, Stampers!
   This lovely card was so easy to create.  The 3-1/2 x 5 top layer is a section of one of the sheets in the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP (12 x 12).  This particular page is sectioned off into gorgeous photographic florals and backgrounds that are perfect for card fronts and scrapbook pages.  I made the 3D flowers accents on this particular floral wreath piece of DSP from the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape in the Annual Catalog (p.172). 

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 16, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! BACK ON YOUR FEET POP-UP SLIDER

 
Hello, Stampers!
     We are making this pop-up slider card at my stamp camp this month.  I learned how to make it, where else?  YouTube!  You can find Elaine Schader's wonderful video tutorial there:  "Slide and Pop cards - Elaine's Creations."  Don't be intimidated.  

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 15, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! SAILING HOME THROUGH STORMY SEAS

Hello, Stampers!
     The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this particular pattern in the wonderfully colorful See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, was a storm at sea.  So... I grabbed my Sailing Home Bundle because it is perfect for that theme, but I also made a second one using the sentiment, "Let hope be your lighthouse..." from the High Tide set.  

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

August 13, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!'S CUCKOO FOR YOU BUNDLE - HOW KOOT IS THIS?! ;-)

Hi, Stampers!
     Okay, sorry for the play on words in the title.  ;-D   Click the photo above to watch a short promo video from Stampin' Up! on this adorable interactive Bundle.  It's pretty amazing how easy this little clock comes together!  Enjoy!  


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net


August 11, 2019

WOOD TEXTURES RETRO MASCULINE BIRTHDAY - EASY OOPS! REMEDY!



DON'T FORGET, YOU CAN REDEEM YOUR
BONUS DAYS COUPONS ONLY THRU AUGUST.

Hello, Stampers!
     It has been a while since I've posted any projects - just busy with a beginner event for a friend and life, in general, summer, vacation, etc.

July 21, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!'S BACK ON YOUR FEET FOR BEGINNERS CARD BUFFET


Hello, Stampers!
     I hope you are able to stay reasonably cool during this miserable heat wave.  It looks like it might break overnight here in Indiana - I emphasize the word might.  I have used this good excuse to stay indoors to begin preparing for a card-making "outing" a professional friend of mine has planned for her staff early in August.  Each year the office closes for a day and she plans and treats her staff to a surprise outing - last year they did goat Yoga!  This class will certainly be a far cry from that.  They will do something outdoors for part of the day and then to my house - they have never stamped!  
       I pre-stamped all of the images for these note cards (based on cards shared on Pinterest by Amy Koendors, using the Scalloped Note Cards).  My group will stamp their own sentiments and, of course, color and assemble.  I even pre-tied the bows and, per a tip from my upline, attached them to a strip of glue dots!
See more by clicking "Read in browser" or "Read more."