Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


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