Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


May 27, 2020

ANOTHER MUSIC FROM THE HEART (Retiring)


Hi, Stampers!

One of the reasons I like this set is that I thought it would be great for Valentines Day cards, with this sentiment in particular.  The sketch for this card is by Mary Fish - I changed it a little color-wise and I used a different embossing folder.  I used what I had, which is the Seaside embossing folder (on the 3 x 5 Gorgeous Grape piece), an older whale-tale heart punch and the Subtle embossing folder on the 3 x 4 Real Red piece.  You can use any heart punch or heart dies.

The white piece behind the red is 2 x 3-1/4.  I liked the way Mary offset this piece, so I did the same.  It is glued to the red and both popped up on Dimensionals.  See the inside on my Blog.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 26, 2020

SAH CARD FOR MY NIECE AND HER HUSBAND in NYS



Hello, Stampers!

I wanted to create a quick card for my niece and her husband, who live in East Aurora, NY (near Buffalo).  The NYS stay-at-home orders have been much tighter than ours because they have so many more cases than here.  I don't believe they are even opening outdoor seating at restaurants until possibly next week.  

The convex circle background (I love optical illusions) was created by sponging with Distress Inks onto a Funky Fossil Designs stencil (a UK designer) called 3D Sphere.  I layered this 5 x 3-3/4 piece onto Flirty Flamingo, leaving a 1/16" border. The "smile" die is by Lawn Fawn/Cuts and is two layers of Flirty Flamingo and one Basic Black, slightly offset, attached with a few Mini Glue Dots.  I used my old large corner rounder punch on the lower right corner.

I used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch for the inside sentiment, printed in Bermuda Bay, and a couple of die cuts from the (sadly) retired Sip Sip Hooray Bundle,* rather than print out another whole sheet of images from the Share Sunshine .pdf. I added a little Wink of Stella to the olives, stamped in Memento and colored with Stampin' Blends.

*If you already have the Sip, Sip Hooray stamp set, the Sip & Celebrate Dies are available on the Clearance Rack for just $18!


You will find a Stampin' Up! product list on my blog and, if you are already there, click "Read more."

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 21, 2020

SAILING HOME TO GRADUATION!


Hi, Stampers!

Well, here it is, almost June.  I would have thought that during full SAH that the time would just drag, but at least for me, it has flown by!  I hope it's been like that for you, as well.

Since many graduation gatherings have been delayed, I decided it wasn't too late to post for you a graduation card you can make with a bundle and DSP you likely already have.  Inside, this card says, "Set sail in the direction of your dreams."  I think this is a perfect sentiment for someone starting a new stage in their life, either after HS or college.  I also added the sea birds and a sailboat inside.

For measurements and supplies, click "Read in browser," if you are reading in email or "Read more" on my blog.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 16, 2020

MORE SHARE SUNSHINE COVID-19 DOWNLOAD SAMPLES


   


Hi, Stampers!

Here are two more easy samples for you using the $12 Covid-19 .pdf that you can order here.  https://covid19.stampinup.com/


The two Quarantini cards are quick and easy to make.  The slightly different template was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis' card at Klompen Stampers.  Once again, I used retired DSP scraps, so I will not list that here.  The only stamp I used is "It's your day!," from the Under My Umbrella set, which fit perfectly over the top of the "Have another Quaran-tini" sentiment from the download.  Find measurements and supplies below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 15, 2020

SHARE SUNSHINE $12 CHARITY DOWNLOAD SAMPLES




Hello, Stampers!

Aren't these face masks adorable?  Well I could have picked a prettier pattern for the second one, but I get so stingy with my time that if I'm experimenting and it turns out, it's going on a card!  LOL  I imagine you've seen them different places on the Net, but here is a link to the video that taught me - they really are pretty easy.  Lisa Fleming, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzo_zxdOnk&list=LL5V72yr7nEvrjYqurV6TT_Q&index=25&t=100s

I do have a couple of photos and measurements for you, some suggestions and hints, so be sure to click "Read in browser" or "Read below" for those.

Have fun!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 13, 2020

EMBOSSED AND WATERCOLORED - LOVELY MAGNOLIAS


Hello, Stampers!

I'm so glad the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder is not retiring.  I embossed watercolor card stock with the embossing folder and then just colored it with ink pads and here and there with Stampin' Blends.  It's hard to tell here, but the turned up edges of the magnolias are colored Soft Sea Foam and I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flower centers.  The DSP is Magnolia Lane.

I did run into one problem.  Watercolor card stock has a mind of it's own and/or I embossed it too deeply - I ran it through the Big Shot several times.  I had some problems with warping, so if I try it again, I may try going light on the water and using Shimmery White CS instead.  The background is a combination of Blushing Bride and Petal Pink.  The leaves were die-cut with the Magnolia Memories Dies.  The sentiment is embossed on Mossy Meadow and is from a very old set I go to often, Warmest Regards.  More colors and supplies are below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 9, 2020

MANGO POPPIES THANK YOU NOTE with LABEL ME BOLD (again)

Hello, Stampers!

I'm glad Painted Poppies has carried over to the 2020-21 Annual Catalog (and, it has been carried over as a 10% off Bundle with the Painted Labels dies).  Although I love the poppies DSP and have used it tons, I wanted to use something other than our usual reds, purples or pink, which seem a natural for this set.  Since I'm a big fan of Mango Melody, that'swthat I used.

I wanted to keep this to no layers, so I stamped the flower with the "fill-in" stamp in the set with Mango Melody and added a little bit darker accents with the marker as opposed to Blends, which show through on the reverse.  The Label Me Bold "thank you" is stamped in Old Olive and popped up with Mini Dimensionals.  Not sure if you can see here, but I laid the note card face down on my Simply Scored and scored two lines, about 5/8" apart, across the front for just a little something extra.

Click "Read in browser" or "Read more" for supplies used.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 8, 2020

SU! 2020-22 IN COLORS!

Hi, Stampers!

     Just wanted to give you a sneak peek.  These are the 2020-22 Stampin' Up! In Colors!  Which do you think might be your favorite?  I love the Cinnamon Cider, because it reminds me of the old Creamy Caramel - who remembers that?  How long ago was that?  Looks good enough to eat.  I like them all, but the softness of Bumble Bee, if these are true color projections.  It's hard to be spot on when dealing with different mediums.
     There you have it.  I'll post another little note card with the retiring Label Me Bold set in a little while.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 7, 2020

LITTLE-NOTICED RETIRING SET - LABEL ME BOLD with MOUNTAIN AIR and SNOW FRONT TREES


Hello, Stampers!
     I just recently noticed the Label Me Bold set in the January-June 2020 Mini.  I have always liked this type of strip sentiment.  I also like the smudges, squiggles and stars, etc. in the set, which, sadly, is not being carried over.  I used the little stars in the sky above, as well.  I love this impression of looking up through the trees at the sky.  I also made a couple in shades of green on Seaside Spray CS and one on Balmy Blue, but I thought them a bit dull - one is below - you might feel differently!  I used Snow Front for some of the trees.
     Good news, BTW.  Mountain Air has been carried over as a 10% off Bundle!  #153820
     I made up a couple different sentiments of my own for the inside and will print them, as needed.  Click "Read more" or "Read in browser" for colors and supplies.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 5, 2020

RETIRING - MUSIC FROM THE HEART


Hello, Stampers!
     I'm sorry to say this set, Music From the Heart, designed by Million $ sales winner Dawn Olchefske, will not be carried over into the 2020-21 Annual Catalog.  I haven't had it very long, but will surely keep it because it's not flowers, animals or scenery!  LOL  The inspiration for my card came from Mary Brown - I changed some colors and the sentiment, but otherwise, the credit is due Mary.  Don't you love the LPs?
    I used Black Foil for my LPs, but regular Basic Black CS is fine.  Also not necessary to use DSP for the guitar - it's a bit flimsy for fussy-cutting.  I plan to use Gorgeous Grape for my next guitar.  ;-)
     Click "Read more" or "Read in browser" for my colors and supplies.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

May 4, 2020

NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER THE MOUNTAINS


Hi, Stampers!
     Today's inspiration is the Northern Lights.  It's a simple sponging technique and there are some videos online.  I tried to recreate what I call the "curtain" type of Lights.  I Googled images of the Lights online and went from there.  The Lights are perfect for coordinating with the Mountain Air Bundle, which will be carried over, but not at a 10% bundle discount.
     I used Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow CS for the tree line, stamped off once. The mountains are stamped in black onto Navy CS.
     You can find colors and materials I used by clicking "Read more," or "Read in browser" to visit my blog.


Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net