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Monday, September 21, 2020

The Hottest Stamp Sale of the Year!

Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount. This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year— you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

Promotion Details- September 23, 2020- 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

The sale will run 24 hours.

The 15% discount will apply to select cling and photpolymer stamp sets only. 

I will be posting a list of the stamp sets here later today.







Stampin' Up! Lots to Celebrate Jar Shaker Dome Ornament

 OH MY GOSH!
I want you to check out this totally adorable ornament that was made 
with my 'Lots to Celebrate' stamp set!
My dear friend/customer- Teri, gave this ornament to me at my 
stamp class yesterday!
I just absolutely LOVE IT!
 This is what it looks like from the side view.
It is so COOL!
And this is what the back side looks like!
It is just the perfect ornament- isn't it!
 
I will be making something like this ornament as one of the projects
for my upcoming Annual Holiday Extravaganza Class next month!
 
Here are the products used:
  • 'Lots to Celebrate' stamp set- snowflakes & Seasons Greetings words
  • Jar Punch
  • 'Rustic Retreat' stamp set- for backside words
  • Snowflake Sequins
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer paper
  • Jar Shaker Dome
  • Silver Foil
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Stitched Shapes (large Circle)
  • Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack- Misty Moonlight Baker's Twine 
  • Rhinestones

My heart is overflowing with so much gratitude!!!  I am proud & honored & thankful that I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator & get to share my love of stamping with so many friends!!!  I especially LOVE connecting with my friends/customers in person!!!  And I have so missed seeing everyone these past few months during the pandemic.  It was just wonderful yesterday to catch up & see so many of my you!  I am just very grateful for so MANY things in my life!  And all of you are some of the many blessings that I have.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Try this Sketch!

WOO HOO!!
Here is this weeks sketch!
Give it a try!
I hope you have fun creating with it!

Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base
Smoky Slate- 5 1/2 x 1"
Basic Gray-4 x 3 3/4"
Whisper White- 2 1/2" Circle; strip for words
 And here is the card I made with my version of this sketch!
I added a couple layers & changed it up a bit.
But my idea on this layout started from this sketch!
 I made another black & white card using the 'Fancy Phrases' stamp set.
I added some Champagne Shimmer Mist/Alcohol Spray to this for some added sparkle!
stamp set:  'Fancy Phrases' & 'Lots to Celebrate' (words)
card stock:
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base; 3 x 4 1/4"; 5 1/2 x 1"
  • Whisper White-  4 3/4 x 3 1/2"; 4 x 2 3/4"- stamp flowers/words onto this for front of card; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
ink:  Memento
other:  Basic Pearls; Dimensionals; Champagne Shimmer Paint/Alcohol Spray

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Simple Saturday!!

 Today is simple Saturday!
You know I love black & white cards.....
so check out this pretty one.

I used the flowers & words from the 'Fancy Phrases' stamp set.
This stamp set has lots of great words in it!

You can't really see the sparkle in the photo, but I sprayed some
Champagne Shimmer Paint mixture over it.
stamp set:  'Fancy Phrases'
card stock:
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base; 3 x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"- for outside of card- stamp flowers images on lower left corner & upper right corner; 2 3/4 x 4"- stamp flowers into the upper/center section of this & words underneath them; 4 x 5 1/4"- for the inside of the card
ink:  Memento
other:  Basic Pearls, Dimensionals; Champagne Shimmer Paint/Rubbing Alcohol spray

I hope you have a SPECIAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, September 18, 2020

Stampin' Up! Nothings Better Than (Chocolate)

 This is such a CUTE stamp set called- 'Nothings Better Than'.
 
I am a chocolate lover!!
So I thought this would be fun card to make!
Check out how I added some Wink of Stella to the top of my chocolates 
to make them look more yummy!

I used the words from the 'Fancy Phrases' stamp set.
And then I cut them out with this cool die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

And where did I get this speckled DSP?
It is from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP on page 45 in the Holiday Catalog.
stamp set:  'Nothings Better Than' & 'Fancy Phrases' (words)
card stock:
  • Early Espresso- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base; 5 1/2 x 1/2"
  • Petal Pink- 5 1/4 x 4"
  • Whisper White- 2 3/4" strip- stamp words onto & die cut out; 2" strip- stamp chocolates onto & die cut out; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
designer paper:  Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP- 5 x 1 1/2"
ink:  Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Stitched So Sweetly Dies; Love You More Than Dies; Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon; Champagne Rhinestones; Wink of Stella; dimensionals; glue dots

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Stampin' Up! Daisy

 Last weekend I made several cards similar to this one & mailed them out.
I thought that this Daisy cards turned out cute!
It is a clean & simple card, but totally Susie.
 Here are some of them that I sent out!
stamp sets:  'Daisy Lane' & 'Beautiful Autumn'
card stock:
  • Thick Whisper White- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base
  • Early Espresso- 3 3/4 x 5"; 5 x 3/4"; 1" strip- punch out 1/2" circle
  • Bumble Bee- 3 1/2 x 4 3/4"
  • Whisper White- 2 3/4" strip- stamp daisy & punch out (x2); 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
designer paper:  Plaid Tidings- 1 x 3"
ink:  Early Espresso
other:  Daisy Punch; retired 1/2" Circle Punch; dimensionals; glue dots
 
I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

Oh my GOSH- check out today's card! 

I just LOVE this Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder!
It is just so detailed & gorgeous!

This card is an All Occasions card that could be for-
Christmas, Sympathy, Birthday, Get Well, etc...just any occasion!

Oh!!  And the words that I used on this card are from my
'Lots to Celebrate' stamp set!
 So what do you think?
Don't you love it!

that I made using this Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder & Green Foil!
 
stamp set:  'Lots to Celebrate'
card stock: 
  • Mossy Meadow- 4 1/4 x 11"- score at 5 1/2" & fold in half for card base; 5 1/4 x 1/4"
  • Old Olive- 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Whisper White- 2 1/2" strip- stamp words & die cut; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
  • Gold Foil- 5 x 3"- emboss with Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
designer paper:  Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP- 5 x 3/4"
ink:  Mossy Meadow
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder; Hippo & Friends Dies; Metallic Pearls (Gold); All the Trimming Ribbon Combo (Old Olive & Gold); dimensionals; glue dots

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves

 

I used the 'Love of Leaves' Bundle to make this card.
 
I love fall!
I love leaves!
And I love Crumb Cake & Rich Razzleberry colors.
So this card is not my normal color combo for fall, but I am sure 
pleased with the way it turned out!
This is a totally Susie card!

Check out the awesome stitching in the leaf veins.
This stitching just adds to much dimension to this leaf.

Do you notice the light & dark shades in the leaf?
They are normal, as this stamp set was designed this way.
This stamp set is a dis'ink'tive stamp- giving the 
light & dark shaded right into the stamp design.
If you look closely, can you see the sparkle? 
I did spray it with some Champagne Shimmer Paint/Alcohol mixture 
for some added sparkle!

This Plaid Tidings DSP has awesome colors in it!
And check out the pretty copper ribbon. 
It is one of the combo ribbons in the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon pack-
on page 45 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  

stamp set:  'Love of Leaves' & 'Beautiful Autumn'
card stock:
  • Crumb Cake-  4 1/4 x 11"- score at 5 1/2"- fold in half for card base
  • Blackberry Bliss- 4 x 2 3/4"
  • Rich Razzleberry- 3 3/4 x 5"
  • Whisper White- 4 1/4" strip- stamp leaf onto & die cut out; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
designer paper:  Plaid Tidings- 1/2 x 3"; 1/2 x 5"
ink:  Blackberry Bliss- for the words; Rich Razzleberry -for the leaf
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Love of Leaves; Copper Metallic Ribbon; Champagne Shimmer Paint/Alcohol Spray; dimensionals; glue dots

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Monday, September 14, 2020

Stampin' Up! Zany Zebras

Hello-
Happy Monday!!
 
I thought I would start out our week with a fun card!
This little zebra, from the 'Zany Zebras' stamp set.
He just makes me smile!
And I hope that he makes you smile too!
 
This is a bright & cheery card!
And it could be used for so many different occasions & for friends of all ages!
This zebra card is hot off of the press & made just to share with you!
stamp set:  'Zany Zebras' & 'Best Year' (words)
card stock:
  • Bermuda Bay- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base
  • Misty Moonlight- 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"; 1/2 x 3 1/4"
  • Coastal Cabana- 3 x 4"
  • Whisper White- 2 3/4" strip- stamp words onto & die cut with Rectangle Stitched Dies; 3" strip- stamp Zebra & die cut out with Stitched Shapes (circle); 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
designer paper:  Playing With Patterns- 3 x 4"
ink:  Memento
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Stitched Shapes (circle); Rectangle Stitched Dies; Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder; dimensionals; Playing With Pattern Resin Dots

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, September 13, 2020

TRY THIS SKETCH

 Here is this weeks TRY THIS SKETCH!
 
Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base
Smoky Slate- 4 1/4 x 3"
Basic Gray- 3 1/2 x 4 3/4"
Whisper White- Circles- approx. 2 1/4" & 1 1/2"
 
Here is my version of it!
 So what do you think?

I like the way it turned out.....clean & simple, yet elegant.
The Gold Hoop Embellishment adds that added dimension to it.
 I used some of my favorite words.
They are from the 'Beautiful Autumn' stamp set on page 46 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Where did I get the leaves from?
They are actually the from the Perennial Flowers punch & 
I cut the petals off & tucked them underneath the Daisy.

 Here are all of the supplies & measurements so that you can make this card too!

stamp set: 'Beautiful Autumn'
card stock:
  • Thick Whisper White- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base
  • Bumble Bee- 2" strip- punch out 2 Daisies; 3" strip- die cut 2 1/2" Circle
  • Whisper White- 3 1/4 x 4 3/4"; 2 1/2" strip- stamp words onto & punch out using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
  • Old Olive- 2" strip- punch out 2 petals from the Perennial Flowers Punch for the leaves
  • Early Espresso- 3/4" strip- punch out 1/2' Circle
designer paper:  Plaid Tidings- 4 1/4 x 3"
ink:  Early Espresso
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Layering Circle Dies (for large Circle, approx. 2 1/2"); Perennial Flower Punch (for leaves); Medium Daisy Punch; Gold Hoop Embellishment; Multipurpose Liquid Glue (to attach the Gold Hoop to the Whisper White Circle; dimensionals; glue dots; 2 1/4" Circle Punch
RETIRED:  1/2" Circle Punch- for center of Daisy
 
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Simple Saturday with the Love of Leaves Bundle!


 It is Saturday,  so check out today's simple card!!!
I used the 'Love of Leaves' Bundle.

And look at the cool Gold accents with the 
Gold Hoop Embellishment & Gold Cord!
 
I flicked on some Rich Razzleberry splatters with my  
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker & the cap of the marker!
And then sprayed some Champagne Shimmer Mist over it for some added sparkle!
 
The cool plaid DSP is from the Plaid Tidings DSP pack.
The stitching in this leaf die is just so cool!
How did I attach the Gold Hoop Embellishment?  I lightly added a little bit of the Multipurpose Glue around the back of the hoop, let is dry for about 1 minute & the pressed it down onto the center of the card front.   

NOTE:  I did stamp the words onto the center of the card front BEFORE I adhered the Gold Hoop Embellishment
 
stamp set:  'Love of Leaves'
card stock:
  • Thick Whisper White- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Rich Razzleberry- 3 1/2 x 4 3/4"
  • Whisper White- 3 1/4 x 4 1/2"; 2" strip- die cut leaf out, flip over & stamp onto it.  Then I embossed it using the center stitching die; 4 x 5 1/4"- for the inside of the card
designer paper:  Plaid Tidings DSP- 1/2 x 2" (x2).  I put these along the edge of each side of the card.  Since the center is covered.....I hated to waste the designer paper under the center part. 
ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Stampin Write Marker:  Rich Razzleberry
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Stitched Leaves Dies; Gold Hoop Accent; Wonder of the Season Combo pack (Gold Cord); dimensionals; glue dots; Champagne Shimmer Paint Spray
 
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, September 11, 2020

Stampin' Up! Slim Line Daisy card

 Wow-
Slim Line cards are very popular right now!
They are something that I have made for years.
Their size works perfectly to fit in a legal envelope.
I have made many cards this size for wedding invites, birthday invites 
& Christmas cards over the years, doing this Slim Line size card!
 
What size is this Slim Line card base? 
7 x 8 1/2"- score long wise at 3 1/2" & fold in half
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Today is my mom's birthday!!
So this is the card that I made for her.
 I hope she likes it!
I just love the way it turned out! 
And I'm so excited to share lots of photos & details here with you about it!
I combined the leaves, sprigs & flower centers that are from the Poinsettia Dies,
with the Daisy Punch & Medium Daisy Punch!
My goal was to make it look fallish.
Look at this GORGEOUS Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper!
WOW.....it is just beautiful!
 
And check out the sparkle!
I sprayed the card with the Champagne Shimmer Mist Spray over it!
Look at the center of the flowers!  
They are so cool & made with the Poinsettia Dies.
I used the words from the 'Beautiful Autumn' stamp set.
It is on page 46 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
And these awesome stitched dies around the words are from the Hippo & Friends Dies.
They are on page 176 in the Annual Catalog!
Check out them!
They are really neat too!
Here are the different dies from the Poinsettia Dies that I used!
See how the inside of the leaves are embossed!
And the little flower center is embossed too!
This is the leaf die, that I'm cutting out.
It is 2 different pieces...one that cuts out the image 
& one that embosses the leaf veins.
You can emboss & cut them both at one time by layering them like this together!
 
Just look at the NEW Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine!
I am totally in LOVE with it!
Shown above, I'm cutting on the NEW self healing Magnetic Platform!
It is thin & it is a solid Magnetic Platform!
Your dies don't hop, skip & jump around when using it!
It is just amazing!
Let me share with you all of the details, including the measurements- so that you can make a Slim Line card too!
 
stamp sets:  'Daisy Lane' & 'Beautiful Autumn'
card stock:
  • Early Espresso- 7 x 8 1/2"- score at 3 1/2"(long wise) & fold, for card base; 2" strip- die cut stitched hexagon; 1' strip- die cut flower centers
  • Brushed Metallic card stock (bronze)-8 1/4 x 3 1/4"; 2" strip- die cut sprigs
  • Whisper White- 1 3/4" strip- stamp words onto & die cut out with Hippo Dies; 8 1/4 x 3 1/4"- for inside of card
  • Bumblebee- 2 3/4" strip- stamp 4 large Daisy's & punch out; 2" strip- stamp 2 small daisies & punch out
  • Garden Green- 2" strip- die cut leaves.  I used 2 large ones & 2 smaller ones
designer paper:  Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper- 3 x 8"
ink:  Bumblebee & Early Espresso
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Poinsettia Dies; Hippo Dies; dimensionals; glue dots; Champagne Shimmer Mist Spray; Medium Daisy Punch; Daisy Punch
RETIRED:  1/2" Circle Punch & 3/4" Circle Punch- for flower centers

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stampin' Up! Gather Together fall leaves

Fall is just around the corner!
AND it is my favorite time of the year. 
Here is another fun leaf card I made.
I love the way this card turned out!
And it is totally not my normal color combination!
But I am so pleased with the turn out!
 
I used these card stock colors: Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party & Early Espresso. 
And I used the awesome stamp set- 'Gather Together'!

As I made another one like this layout (using different colors) last week.
 So let me know what you think!
 
It is hard to see the sparkle by the photo.
But I mixed some of the Champagne Shimmer Paint with 
Rubbing Alcohol in my Stampin' Spritzer & lightly sprayed it all over the card front. 
 
stamp sets:  'Gather Together'
card stock:
  • Sahara Sand- 4 1/4 x 11"- score at 5 1/2"- fold in half for card base; 3 1/2 x 1 1/2"
  • Early Espresso- 3 3/4 x 5"; 5 x 1/4"; 2" strip- die cut stitched circle
  • Bermuda Bay- 3 1/2 x 1 1/2"
  • Pool Party- 3 1/2 x 1 1/2"; 2" strip- stamp words onto & punch out
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
ink:  Early Espresso
other:  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Tasteful Label Dies; 1 1/2" Circle Punch; Braided Linen Thread; Dimensionals; Champagne Shimmer Paint; Stampin' Spritzer; dimensionals; glue dots

I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Stampin' Up! Lots to Celebrate with Jar Punch


Oh wow!!
Check out these gorgeous Misty Moonlight products!!
I love this NEW 2020-2022 In Color!

Here are some of the fun pieces I had laid out, when creating today's card!
I used my 'Lots to Celebrate' stamp set- including the jar image, lid image, 
dangling dots, snowflake stamp & Seasons Greeting words.
 This is a totally Susie card!!
I hope you like this card as much as I do!
It is so pretty!
And it is made with lots of my favorite things!
stamp set:  'Lots to Celebrate'
card stock:
  • Smoky Slate- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4"- fold in half for card base; 4 1/4 x 1 1/4"
  • Misty Moonlight- 3 1/4 x 4"- emboss using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White- 2 3/4" strip- stamp jar onto; 1" strip- stamp material doily onto; 1" strip- stamp jar lid onto; 3 1/2 x 4 1/4"- layer behind snowflake embossing folder; 2" strip- die cut 2 snowflakes; 4 x 1"- stamp words onto left side; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
  • Window Sheet- 2" strip- punch out jar
designer paper:  Trimming the Town DSP- 4 x 1"
ink:  Misty Moonlight & Smoky Slate
other:  Stampin' Cut & Embossing Machine; Winter Snow Embossing Folder; So Many Snowflake Dies; Snowflake Splendor Ribbon; Snowflake Sequins; Basic Rhinestones; Jar Punch; Paper Snips- to fussy cut out the material doily & the jar lid; dimensionals; glue dots
 
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings

Check out this pretty Christmas card!!
I used the 'Celebration Tidings' stamp set.
Check it out on page 58 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of other cards using this stamp set.
One was a fall one & the other one was a Christmas one.
This is a fun z fold card.
Check it out when it is standing up!
 
Where did these metallic berries come from?
They are from the Sequins for Everything- #153556= $12.00 
on the Mini Catalog- pg. 66
Check out the center of the card......this "technique is called block stamping".
 How did I do it?
  • Here I stamped the pines/berries using Shaded Spruce ink.
  • Then took the CLEAR BLOCK C.
  • I inked it into Soft Seafoam ink.
  • I then pressed it down over pines/berries.
  • And check out the neat rectangle shading I got by doing this.
stamp set:  'Celebration Tidings'
card stock:
  • Old Olive- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 2 1/8 & 4 1/4"- fold to make a z fold card; 2 3/4 x 3"; 3 3/4 x 1/2"
  • Real Red- 3 3/4 x 5"; 1 1/2" strip- stamp words onto & punch out
  • Whisper White- 2 1/2 x 2 3/4"- stamp leaves/berries onto; 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of card
designer paper:  Heartwarming Hugs DSP- 4 x 3 1/2"
inks:  Old Olive & Soft Seafoam
other: Real Red 3/16" Braided Linen Thread; Sequins for Everything; Label Me Fancy Punch; dimensionals; glue dots; Multipurpose Glue; Clear Block C
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE