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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


August 10, 2020

JULY 2020 STAMP CAMP - COMFORT & HOPE WATERCOLOR WASH

 

Hi, Stampers!

    Comfort & Hope is one of the sets new to the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The focal point is Watercolor Cardstock 3 x 3-3/4, mounted on Dimensionals, washed with Flirty Flamingo using Aqua Painter/Water Pen and the edges sponged.  The stamped circles are stamped with Gold Glitz Delicata ink and the woven-look background is stamped in Crumb Cake.  The leaves (fussy-cut) and sentiment are stamped in one of the new In Colors, Misty Moonlight.

    The card base is Very Vanilla Thick CS and is embossed with the retired Coastal Weave embossing folder part of the way up and accented by a 1/4" strip of Gold Foil.

    The accents are Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and a Gold Hoop.         

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

August 9, 2020

JULY 2020 STAMP CAMP - DAISY LANE AWASH IN PRETTY PEACOCK AND ROCOCO ROSE

 


Hello, Stampers!

These were the options for one of my July stamp camp projects.  Pretty simple.  All of the white areas are Shimmery White CS.  The color wash background is 4-1/4 x 3-1/2, the sentiment "tag" is 1" and the Champagne accent strip is 1/4."  We used Copper Trim on the Pretty Peacock version.  All stamping and the wash are in Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose, are the card bases.  The daisies are each one full strength layer and one layer stamped off.  A good card to have in your stash for any occasion.  Products are below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

July 7, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! POSITIVE THOUGHTS in PINK & GRAY



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Hello, Stampers!

Positive Thoughts is a new-to-me set that was carried over into the 2020 Annual Catalog.  There are coordinating dies, Nature's Thoughts, but they were not carried over as a bundle.  Yes, the fancy "stitched" rectangle is included in the dies!  I used Shimmery White CS for that piece and the die cut flower.

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