Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


February 28, 2019

SALE-A-BRATION - ANOTHER COUNTRY FLORAL DYNAMIC TIEF SAMPLE

Hello, Stampers!
      Looks like March will be coming in like a lion in Indiana, so it's time for something to cheer us up!
      Do you ever wonder how we made cards without the Big Shot?  I love the SAB, Phase 2 Country Floral Dynamic TIEF, don't you?  I posted a quick, monochromatic card on Feb 22, which you can see HERE.
      I used Shimmery White CS for the embossed area, inked the TIEF with Soft Sea Foam, and colored the flowers and leaves with Stampin' Blends.  The mat and base are Pear Pizzaz and Petal Pink, the ribbon is Pear Pizzaz Shimmer.  Supplies are on my blog.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 26, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® SO HOPPY TOGETHER - FREE with $50 Order Thru March 31 and...

So Hoppy About This!

Hello, Stampers!
     This FREE set is so cute and soooooo popular - tons of ideas online on blogs, Pinterest, Splitcoaststampers.  And, to make it even easier to create with and more versatile, beginning March 1, you can purchase these coordinating Framelits!  
#1050073  $27
     On my blog you'll find the additional products used to make the cute samples above.  Of course, you can choose any colors you like.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 24, 2019

HAND DELIVERED FOR ST. PATTY'S DAY and I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO PRINT CUSTOM SENTIMENTS INSIDE A CARD!

Card 1

Hello, Stampers!
     I don't know about where you are, but here in Indiana, we have high winds - in fact, our mailbox post snapped!  It was getting loose and most likely the in-ground part was pretty rotten.  But still - yikes!
     Anyway, I just wanted to make one or two St. Patrick's Day cards - as you have probably figured out, DH is Irish.  I don't have any Patty's Day sets, so I settled on the Stampin' Up! host set, Hand Delivered (p.229).  Also, I no longer have any Patty's Day sentiment stamps except my 15-year-old Teeny Tiny Wishes set, so what do I add on the inside?
     I grabbed a big mug of tea and set to work.  I use MS Word so I looked online starting with that, and what I saw involved text boxes and paper sizes, etc., and my printer is pretty old, so I have to use standard sizes.  Me thought to meself, there must be an easier way.  After quite a bit of trial and error, I have three documents saved all set up, just using different margins.  Ta dah!
   It's much faster, of course, to stamp something, but if you don't have what you want or need, there are lots of free sentiments online, so long as you are mindful of copyrights, etc.
   Here is the second, easier card I made - same set, but I didn't go so overboard on the balloons.  Find the instructions for these cards on my blog.  Just click any of the photos and "read more" on the blog.
Card 2

February 22, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! ® COUNTRY FLORAL DYNAMIC TI EMBOSSING FOLDER - HAVE YOU SEEN.....?

Hi,Stampers!
     Look at the relief and texture on this card!  I have seen lots of ideas for this Dynamic TIEF that is FREE with a $50 purchase.  You can see it on the inside of the SAB brochure for Phase 2 (2/15 - 3/31 - on my sidebar), along with some lovely samples, and more online, including some great videos.  I will share a couple of my samples here.
     Does it look like I colored the flowers on this piece with WW Craft Ink?  Uh uh.  I inked the background of the TIEF!  It was super easy.  I think I could have used a lighter, brighter yellow, like Daffodil Delight, but I used So Saffron, the color of the card stock.  You can use any color you choose, but for this recipe, I'll stick with So Saffron.  Let's get started!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Instructions
  • Card base is Smoky Slate, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4; two pieces of So Saffron (or, really, any lighter color you choose - Grapefruit, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Balmy Blue), 4 x 4 and 3-3/4 x 3-3/4; WW 5-1/4 x 4 for inside..
  • As evenly as possible and not too heavy, Ink the TIEF with So Saffron Classic Ink on the side of the folder that contains the Stampin' Up! logo, add 3-3/4" piece of So Saffron and run through Big Shot. and enjoy the amazing results.  ;-)  Don't forget to rinse off and dry your embossing folder.
  • Adhere embossed piece to 4x4 So Saffron with liquid glue.  Add desired ribbon and glue or tape to front of card base.  Stamp greeting* in Basic Gray or Black, punch or die-cut shape and pop up with Dimensionals.
  • Add a little Wink of Stella to the smallest flowers.  Add embellishment(s) and a WW card stock to inside and decorate.
      *I used the Happy Birthday greeting from a retired stamp set, Rose Wonder and retired glimmer ribbon in Gray.  Find more products I used on my blog.

February 20, 2019

Stampin' Up!® LASTING LILY SYMPATHY CARD

Hello, Stampers -
     The majority of the sentiments in the Lasting Lily Stamp Set (FREE with $100 order) are for sympathy cards.  In yesterday's post, I shared an Easter card.  I came across the embossed lily idea online and since it seemed to show best on black, I figured this one should definitely be a sympathy card, much as we hate to have to send them.  Let's get started!  
     You can find a product list on my blog.

Sue Duffy ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Instructions
  • Card base is WW Thick CS; the Daffodil Delight layer is 4 x 5-1/4 and the black started out as 5 x 3-3/4.  Scraps of Shimmery White and Daffodil for the sentiment.
  • Lightly dust the black cs with the Embossing Buddy, then stamp Lily, stem and leaf with Versamark ink; cover with White EP and heat emboss.
  • Cut a curved edge on the black cs by hand or use the curved edge die from the In the Woods Framelits Dies, placing die at roughly 1" from right edge of black at top and bottom.
  • Highlight the stamen and along the folds of the lily with Dark Mango Melody Blends; color stem and leaves with Dark Old Olive Blends.
  • Emboss Daffodil CS with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and adhere the black piece with Liquid Glue; wrap ribbon and fasten to the back of the Daffodil and adhere all layers to the WW Thick CS base.
  • Stamp desired sentiment in Basic Black on Shimmery CS and die-cut with label from the Lily Framelits Dies (available March 1); cut a second piece label of Daffodil and add to the Shimmery, offset a little at the top; add to card front with Dimensionals.
  • Tie knot or small bow onto the ribbon and stamp a small lily inside with Crushed Curry, if desired.

February 19, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® SALE-A-BRATION CAS - LASTING LILY FOR EASTER


Hello, Stampers!
     I really like the sample card in the Sale-a-Bration Brochure on p.18, so I decided to see if I could duplicate the look.  It was pretty easy, really, especially with the Lily Framelits Dies that will be available to purchase March 1-31 during the SAB Coordination Promotion.  You can find more info about that promo in my February 5 post, here.  Let's get started.  Full Instructions are on my blog.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net
03.01.19_TH_Q1_OOP_LILY
#150071, $27

February 17, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® BOTANICAL BUTTERFLY GALA and GRAPEFRUIT GROVE FOIL - February 2019 STAMP CAMP

Hello, Stampers!
    I've got three versions of this card to share today, using different embossing folders and a variation of butterflies.  The front and center above is my favorite because I like this embossed background the best - it is the new Dot to Dot TIEF in the Occasions Catalog, p.25.  Below are the other two.  I imagine a background with the new Flower Garden Dynamic TIEF (SAB 2) would be gorgeous, as well.


Basket Weave TIEF

    
Swirls & Curls TIEF
     DO YOU NOTICE ANYTHING ELSE different about one of these samples?  The butterflies on the card with the Basket Weave background were not stamped, they were punched out of the Botanical Butterfly FREE DSP!  Can it get any easier?  Instructions are below (on my blog).

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

February 16, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® FLOWERING DESERT NOTE CARD - February 2019 STAMP CAMP

Hola, Stampers!
     Okay, so I really like the Flowering Desert set in the Occasions Catalog.  ;-)  I wanted to do something with some non-traditional colors because I thought that reflected the sentiment, "be your own kind of beautiful."   So, let's get started!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Instructions
  • Sponge an area with Mango Melody on a Whisper White or Vanilla Note Card
  • *Stamp saguaro cactus in Bermuda Bay or Pool Party, make smaller cactus by stamping parts with Flirty Flamingo, stamp yucca or aloe plant in Granny Apple Green or Lemon Lime Twist, and small yucca stems in Flirty Flamingo
  • Punch out small flowers in Mango Melody CS, OR Grapefruit Grove Foil; add 1/" circle centers punched from Bermuda Bay CS and add flowers with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay.  Stamp whatever you like on the inside of the note and on the envelope.  That's it!
     *I suggest using your Stamparatus in case you need to stamp any element more than once..

Products

February 14, 2019

REMEMBER, SALE-A-BRATION PART 2 STARTS FEB. 15!


HiYa, Stampers!
     Sorry I haven't finished posting my February Stamp Camp projects yet, but I've spent the last two full days working on our super-easy, short forms, taxes!  Just let me say, NOT!  It's taken me twice as long as in the past - so not sure what's supposed to be better about the new forms, etc.  BUT, I digress...
     Just wanted to remind you that SAB Part 2 starts Friday.  You can find the brochure on my blog by just clicking above and you can shop from there, as well.  Have fun!


Sue Duffy ~ The Silver Stamper
mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 13, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! PAPER PUMPKIN IS 6! SPECIAL KIT FOR MARCH

Hi, Stampers!
    SU! doesn't want to give away too much, but here’s a little bit about the March kit  Because it’s Paper Pumpkin's birthday, they decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 10, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!© HOME TO ROOST FUN FOLD WITH BUFFALO CHECK - February 2019 Stamp Camp

Hi there, Stampers!
     The focal point on this type of fun fold card can be pretty much anything you want - circle, square, rectangle - and it is so easy to make!  Let's get started.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Measurements
Card Base is Very Vanilla Thick CS trimmed to 6-1/2 x 5-1/2, score at 4-1/4
Poppy Parade CS 5-1/5 x 2-1/4 and a second piece 2-3/4 square (or whatever shape and size you prefer); focal point is Shimmery White CS
Mango Melody CS is 2 x 6 - leave this piece at approx. 6" so you don't need to place it at the very top of your Stamparatus; after stamping trim to 5-1/4"

February 8, 2019

WREATH/CIRCLE-STAMPING WITH THE STAMPARATUS - PERENNIAL BIRTHDAY WREATH, Feb. 2019 Stamp Camp



Hello, Stampers!
     This floral wreath card can be created in just about any color you choose.  If you want to accent with the Gingham Gala DSP as we did here, use Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight or Lemon Lime Twist for your flowers or leaves and buds.  This wreath is stamped with the individual stamps in Perennial Birthday.
    The card base is a simple WW Thick, vertical cut/score.  The wreath is stamped on a piece of 4x4 Whisper White with a 4-1/8 square mat in Highland Heather.  The Gingham DSP is 1-1/4 x 4-1/4. Instructions and template are below.  Let's get started!


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 6, 2019

EMPATHY CARD FOR A FRIEND - I THINK STAMPIN' UP! SHOULD HIRE ME - NEEDLEPOINT NOOK DSP

Hiya, Stampers!
     I have a friend who is going through some aggravating times right now, so I hope she gets a chuckle out of this card.  (I hope she doesn't read my blog, because I haven't mailed it yet - I'm pretty sure she doesn't - she's not a crafter or stamper.)
     I couldn't resist these puns, I think that's what they are, anyway.  I created the sentiments in Word.  The inside sentiment says, "Sew sorry times are tough right now."  ;-)  They made me smile.  Details on my Blog.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net
   

February 5, 2019

MORE STAMPIN' UP!® SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION REVEAL


Hello, again, Stampin' Friends!
     Are you ready for more reveal?  I've got a few more SAB Coordination samples for you.  The Coordination promo samples also show a limited edition sentiment stamp set and a new punch:  More Than Words (photopolymer) set, the Story Punch.

"Wishes" not a misprint - it is another font or can be a 2-step.
Story Punch

February 3, 2019

LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE #388 - NAVY & YELLOW - HELLO SPRING! NOTE CARD



Hello, Stampers!
     I captioned my Less Is More Challenge entry "Hello, Spring!" because it feels like Spring in Indiana today and it is most welcome!
     This is one of Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards/Envelopes and a perfect size for this little guy in his sailor suit.  He is stamped in Basic Gray and colored with Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Night of Navy Blends.  There is a small amount of shading with Light Smoky Slate.  Just 1/8th" of Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy CS peeking out at each end. The sentiment and the grass are stamped in Night of Navy.

Happy Stampin’!Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net



February 2, 2019

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? LOOK CLOSELY - STAMPIN' UP! ® SAB COORDINATION PROMOTION - MARCH 1-31


Hiya, Stampers!
     What about these two samples catches your attention?  HINT - the elements are not fussy-cut!   Yep, Framelits!  Go on over to my Blog for more sneak peek info.

Sue Duffy ~
www.TheSilverStamper.com
All images ©Stampin’ Up!®


STARTING FEB. 15, SALE-A-BRATION 2.0 MORE FREE PRODUCTS FROM STAMPIN' UP!®

FEBRUARY 15 - MARCH 31
Hello, Stampers!
     Commencing February 15, SU! will be offering more $50-$100 purchase FREE items with its Second SAB Release.  Stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

February 1, 2019

SPECIAL VALENTINES - CAN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH LACE? STAMPIN' UP! ® LACE DYNAMIC TIEF

     
GINGHAM AND LACE
Hi, Stampers!
     Can you tell these photos are both the same card, just with different lighting?  I do love the FREE Grapefruit Grove iridescent foil in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I snapped the photo on the left near a window in natural light (it's overcast today) and couldn't seem to get the proper angle to show off the gorgeous highlights in this foil.  I had the card sitting on my desk getting ready to post some details and thought I'd see how it looked under my halogen desk lamp.  Wow!  So, I had to include both pics for you.
     This is a really simple card, although certainly fussy-looking.  The mat layer is Smoky Slate because SS is the only gingham ribbon I have and I wanted to use it for a little contrast with all that lace.  The top layer is just WW embossed with the Dynamic Lace TIEF, as is the larger die-cut heart.  You could also emboss the smaller heart.  I decided to use "thankful for you" rather than the typical Valentine phrases.  Larger heart and sentiment are popped up on Dimensionals.  That's it!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net