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

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

P.S.  Please remember to use my Host Code* if your order is under $150 - thank you!

*I will have to open a new Code Wednesday morning.

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.

STAMPIN' UP!'S YEAR-END CLOSEOUT STARTS DECEMBER 3!

Hello, Stampers!
     Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including select Holiday Catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. 
     Please remember to use my current Host Code (top of the sidebar) and SHOP EARLY to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. The sale ends January 2.


Happy Sthoppin'!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

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 18, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA IN TWO DAYS FOR THREE DAYS ONLY!


Hello, Stampers!
    Wednesday starts the SU! Online Extravaganza sale!  November 20-22.  Here is a summary.

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:
Neutrals Collection
Regals Collection
2018–2020 In Colors
2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)
Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount on:
8 bundles** +
Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

** Discounted Bundles:
151107 - Parcels & Petals Bundle (Cling) $50.25  $47.74
151131 - Path of Petals Bundle (Photopolymer) $43.00  $40.85
151123 - Free as a Bird Bundle (Cling) $51.25  $48.69
151139 - Dino Days Bundle (Photopolymer) $50.25  $47.74
151063 - Memorable Mosaic Bundle (Cling) $36.00  $34.20
151076 - Band Together Bundle (Cling)  $54.75  $52.01
151069 - Bloom & Grow Bundle (Photopolymer) $53.00  50.35
151073 - To a Wild Rose Bundle (Photopolymer) $54.00  $51.30


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

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

STAMPIN' UP! 15% OFF SALE - ONE DAY ONLY - WED., OCTOBER 23

HOST CODE:  HJPCHKVS.

Hi, Stampers!

     15% three pages of stamps!  ONE DAY ONLY - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23.  It's like getting FREE shipping + an additional 5%.  Unfortunately, and no surprise to most of you, I'm not an expert on working with my blog, and I don't know how to download a .pdf for you.  So, I'm going to send an email to all of my stamper contacts with the flyer attached.  If you do not get an email shortly, leave a comment or email me and I will get one to you!
     I've already spotted one on my Wish List - Inspiring Iris.  Enjoy shopping on Wednesday and please remember to use my current Host Code.
Thank you!


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

October 6, 2019

OCTOBER STAMP CAMP SNEAK PEEK and NEW SU! PAPER TRIMMER AVAILABLE SOON!



Hello, Everyone!
     Exciting news!  This is the new Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer.  Similar to the one most of us have and love.  It is available now to Demonstrators only and might be available generally in November, but SU! is not providing a date yet because they don't to run out due to heavy demo orders and disappoint everyone.  We'll keep our fingers crossed for sometime in November.  See more photos and other information.

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 24, 2019

HAVE YOU STARTED YET? THINK YOU MIGHT RUN SHORT? PAPER PUMPKIN CHRISTMAS KITS!

Hi, Stampers!
     Just a little heads up for your Christmas card-making.  Since I have no handmade cards left in my Christmas stash from previous years, I believe I'm going to need the October kit especially.
     Paper Pumpkin will have two kits for the Holidays - the October kit (available now through October 10) will contain 10 cards with envelopes.  Coordinating colors are:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce.  The November kit (October 11 through November 10, will contain all you need for 24 tags, 4 different sizes and the same coordinating colors.
     REMEMBER, if you are already a subscriber, you need do nothing if you want both months' kits.  If you want one and not the other, just be sure to suspend your kit for that month, on or before October 10 or November 10, whichever is relevant.  


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 15, 2019

SEPTEMBER STAMP CAMP SNEAK PEEK


NEW HOST CODE:  4AGPNC44

Hello, Stampers!
     Just a quick post to give a peek at one of the cards we will be creating at Stamp Camp on Saturday, September 21.  I came across a similar idea online (of course), but with a Pigment Sprinkles background.   I have shown the primary products below and will go into more detail when I post after Stamp Camp.  Be sure to RSVP if you would like to attend!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Products

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
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Follow Your Art
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Dinoroar
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See a Silhouette
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Bird Ballad
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