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Masculine Birthday Card

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Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog post today. I always enjoy participating in the North Carolina Demos Blog Hop. Such a talented group!

I am always learning, and having only been a demonstrator for the past several years, one of the things I learned today is the term “line art”. Thanks Tracie for clarifying. Basically, it is any stamp that you can color in.

I love to color and in my card this month I am coloring with my beautiful Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers.

I am making an effort to make new masculine cards. I naturally gravitate towards all of the wonderful flowering stamps, and I don’t feel comfortable sending males a frilly, flowery card. I guess Im old school that way.

So lets get started. I began my card with the Crafting Forever Stamp Set and my trustee Momento ink pad. Here’s a tip- when using alcohol markers for coloring in an image Momento ink works great and your colors wont bleed into the lines. For my Stamp and Write markers, that I also use for card making,  I use my Stazon ink pad.

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As you can see in the above photo I ran the grouping of three pens 3 times horizontaly across the front of my Whisper White Cardstock . IMG_E1480

I colored each pen in a different color combination, with my Stampin Blend  Alcohol markers. I added a piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon toward the top of the card. I stamped the phrase Birthday Greetings from the stamp set Birthday Delivery, using the black Momento ink. I punched out the phrase using the Tailored Tag Punch. I lightly sponged the edge with Crumb Cake ink. Dimensionals were used to make the tag “float” above the ribbon.

The Whisper White piece was adhered to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at                 5 1/4″ ” X 4″. Then both were adhered to the front of Whisper White Cardstok A2 size card. I did stamp a pen on the inside of the card and one on the envelope. For the sentiment inside the card I used the saying “may all your wishes come true” from the Bright Wishes Stamp set.

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This is a simple card and great for coloring.

Again, THANK YOU for stopping by and Happy Stampin!

SueStapp

Here’s the list of other participating Demos…

Toni Campana –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tonimariscreations/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/10706/entry/nc_demos_february_blog_hop

Jo Anne Hewins –
https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2019/02/nc-demo-blog-hop-for-february-inside-the-lines.html

Tracie Evans Langley –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_february_2019_blog

Sharon Maranich –
https://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2019/02/blog-hop-keeping-it-in-lines.html

Sue Root –

https://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2019/02/nc-su-demos-february-blog-hop-keeping.html

Robbie Rubala – https://creationsinpaper.com/glycerin-colored-serene-garden/

you are here – Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/2019/02/23/masculine-birthday-card  

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Anita Trippi –
https://www.stampinwithanita.com/2019/02/nc-demos-february-2019-blog-hop.html

Frances Wagner –
https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2019/02/nc-demos-february-2019-blog-hop.html

And last but not least, here’s what I used to make this card;

 

$7.75

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set
[143660]
$27.00

Medium Whisper White Envelopes

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July Blog Hop for NC Demonstrators

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Thanks for stopping by, I have a cute card to share with you – and, yes I’M STILL SHAKIN’

I hope your summer is going well. It’s been warm here in North Carolina but I’m not complaining! As I mentioned last month with the Accented Blooms Shaker Card I do love me some shakin’ action in my cards. I also like to add as many textures and dimensions to my cards but still have it able to fit in a standard A2 size card with first class postage (no additional to add to the envelope) I think this card qualifies on all accounts.

Here’s what I made to share with you today…

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I started with a base card in Whisper White and cut another piece of Whisper White to    5 1/4″  X 4″. From a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits because I felt it resembled waves on the ocean.  I sponged the base card where the opening was going to show through. The coloring on this card is all done with sponging. I love how quick you can get a very artistic look. I wanted to acheive a kind of abstract sunset at the beach look. I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and  Balmy Blue for this part. I stamped using the script sentiment from All Things Thanks Stamp Set, being careful that it would show through the “window, towards the upper right side. I used  Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana  stamp pads for the front piece and the lace edging,  I used the layering squares framelits to make an opening for the shaker portion of the card.  I place a piece of Window Sheeting to the back side of the opening. I added the strips of foam tape around the edge (carefully so that it’s not to close to the edge. You don’t want this to show from the front of the card.

I placed my desired shaker pieces in the center. If you look closely you will see tiny fish cutouts. These were from the Under The Sea Framelit Dies. I just punched them out and added to the embellishments. They are very tiny so you have to be careful or they will be all over the place. Ask me how I know this????

I stamped the Egret from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and then fussy cut it out. I lightly sponged the body with Smokey Slate and where the legs are I sponged lightly with the Balmy Blue.IMG_0673

Of course I stamped two just in case I decapitated the poor animal while fussy cutting.

I used Dimensionals behind the lace edging. Let me just put out a shout out to Stampin Up for the new Dimensional packaging. The small triangles from around the edge are so easy to use. I used to cut the strips into pieces as needed but now that is done for us WooHoo! I also put Dimensionals behid the Egret’s body – again using the small triagles for the head area.

I added three of the Share What You Love Artisal Pearls towards the top. I always have to add some additional bling.

I’m glad you hopped by and hope you will hop along to all the other participating demonstrators blogs. We have such a fun and creative group. I am lucky to be a part of this!
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These are our participants…

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Sue Stapp

Sue’s Super Stampers

http://www.suestapp.com

http://www.suestapp.stampinup.net

email: suestapp1@gmail.com

january Blog Hop 2019, Let's get creative together!, Papercrafting, Stampin Up

January Blog Hop for North Carolina Demonstrators

January is almost over and it has been a very trying time for me. I am struggling to get my stamping mojo back. It is coming slowly; however I appreciate the ladies who join in on this blog hop, They truly inspire me! I just saw a reminder that the submission for our blogs was only a few hours away and I thought to myself: “Self get up off the couch and see what pops in your head”. The theme is something from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog paired together. One of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog is the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and the Wonderful Flowers Thinlit Dies. These can be purchased as a bundle and I love saving money. This was one of the first sets that I ordered from Occasions 2019.

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The vibrant background is Highland Heather and I decided to stamp the flowers on watercolor paper. Thinking the softness of watercolor will add another layer of colors. I stamped in Soft Suede Ink and used alchol blending markers called Stampin Blends. I treated my acrylic block as a palette and colored light Old Olive and dark Old Olive. I keep one set of my Aqua Painters filled with alcohol and decided on that option. I love how subtle these colors went down.

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I used the Highland Heather blends with the alcohol aqua painter again. I also went over the top of the flowers with the pen tip to darken it in spots.

I cut out the flower bouquet with the thinlit dies. They do a fantastic job!

For my card base I cut a 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ and folded in the center mark (5 1/2″).

I used the lattice with leaves thinlit die on Whisper White cardstock. After I cut it out I decided to use the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder on the area that does not have the lattice. I sponged this area lightly with Crumb Cake ink just to give it some accents.

I added a piece of the Silver Mini Sequin trim at the bottom portion and wrapped it around to the back then adhered the Whisper White piece to the front of the card. The bouquet was adhered with Dimensionals toward the bottom half of the front.

I looked at the sentiment on this stamp set and decided to make this a Thinking of You card. I used Versamark stamp pad and silver heat enbossing powder. I used the Embossing buddy first so I wouldnt have smudges from my fingers. Every time I use this embossing powder Im awstruck like a child as the powder melts into the cardstock and creates “silver”.

I used the Tailored Tag punch for the shape and adhered with Dimensionals.

The Pearls were added to each flower center.

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I have enjoyed making this card and I think my mojo may be coming back!

Please visit the other Stampers on this blog hop.

Sue Stapp

Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Big Shot

$110.00

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December Blog Hop of the North Carolina Demonstrators group

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today and joining some other very talented Stampin Up Demonstrators as we hop our way out of December. I’m looking forward to 2019. There will be links to the other demonstrators below.

The project I am using today utilizes the new Flowing Fountain Stamp Set from the brand new 2019 Occasions catalog.

I began with Whisper White card stock for my base and the layered Basic Black, Gray Granite and then another Whisper White piece. The measurements are:

Basic Black 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″

Gray Granite 5″ X 3 7/8″

Top piece of Whisper White is cut at 3 3/8″ X 4 3/8″

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I created the sky and clouds by sponging over with a pattern I made with the scalloped shape oval thinlit die.

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I even added a touch of yellow on the upper right hand corner for brighter shies to come.

I lightly colored in the fountain with pool party stampin write markers and the ivy with mossy meadow stampin write marker.

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I think this would look great at this point to add the clear adhesive droplets however; I have used all mine and need to reorder. I also thought about coloring in the birds but decided that I did not want them to be the focal point of this card. I did use Dimensionals on the “With Sympathy”  because I wanted that to be the focal point.

As much as I dislike making sympathy cards because of the circumstances I do find myself needing them in my stash and this just looks elegant.

 

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
[131904]
$3.50

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
[100079]
$3.50

I hope you have enjoyed this card and invite you to follow along with this months participants

December Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tonimariscreations/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/10706/entry/nc_demos_december_blog_hop

Jo Anne Hewins –
https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2018/12/nc-demo-blog-hop-for-december-sale-a-bration-sneak-peek.html

Tracie Evans Langley –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_december_2018_blog

Sue Stapp –
https://suestapp.com/2018/12/28/december-blog-hop-of-the-north-carolina-demonstrators-group

blog hopAnita Trippi –
https://www.stampinwithanita.com/2018/12/nc-demos-december-2018-blog-hop.html

Frances Wagner –
https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2018/12/nc-su-demo-dec-blog-hop-sab.html

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Harvest Sparkles

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Thanks for stopping by on the August 2018 North Carolina Demo’s Blog Hop. The theme this month is Don’t Be Afraid To Sparkle.I love all things sparkly so Stampin Up is a perfect fit for me. There are so many different ways to add sparkle using Stampin Up materials. This month a chose a few of my favorites to incorporate in a fall card.

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I started this card by making the background using watercolor paper and BRUSHO. I love this stuff, it’s hard for me to stop once I get the pigment flakes and a spray bottle filled with water out on my work surface. It is a little messy but Oh the results! The Brusho I used on this is Mossy Green, Gamboge, and Yellow. A few spritzes of water and off I go… the hardest part is letting it dry thoroughly before using it on a card. I did tape the watercolor paper to a foam board, that kept it flat and when the piece was dry I removed the tape (carefully and at a slight angle) that created a nice little border. One of the things that I think sets cards apart is multi layers. It creates greater impact.

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Next I got out my Petals and More Thinlit Dies and some Old Olive Cardstock to cut out the sprig with small leaves. I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies on Glimmer Paper. I used my Old Olive Stamp and Write Marker to color the Old Olive leaves and Copper for the others. I used Dimensionals to pop the up on my card front.

Next I heat embossed the Happy Harvest Blessings saying from the Country home Stamp Set. The copper embossing powder is stunning! I used the Everyday Label Punch to create the rounded ends

IMG_0931 (2)Last but not least I adhered all to a 5 1/4″ X 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock and then adhered all to the front of a Whisper White A2 card.

Wallah…card complete!

Please hop along with the other talented Stampin Up ladies:

Toni Campana –

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tonimariscreations/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/10706/entry/august_nc_demo_blog_hop

Jo Anne Hewins –

http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2018/08/nc-demo-blog-hop-with-a-little-glimmer.html

Tracie Evans Langley –

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_august_blog_hop2

Sue Root –

https://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2018/08/dont-be-afraid-to-sparkle-nc-su-demos.html

Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/ 2018/08/24/harvest-sparkles/.

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Frances Wagner –

https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2018/08/nc-demos-august-blog-hop.html

Here is my list of supplies, all are available at my Stampin Up Online Store at suestapp.stampinup.net

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Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
[100079]
$3.50
Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks again for joining us. Please check out my You Tube videos at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHwtLHXpfglU0m_CD6oW5og/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_id=0

I suggest copying and pasting this link, since it’s so long. I’m working on getting a shorter one but I need a few more subscribers to do that. I’d appreciate if you would subscribe to my channel.

Thanks again for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPIN!

july blog, Let's get creative together!, Papercrafting, Stampin Up

July Blog Hop for NC Demonstrators

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Thanks for stopping by, I have a cute card to share with you – and, yes I’M STILL SHAKIN’

I hope your summer is going well. It’s been warm here in North Carolina but I’m not complaining! As I mentioned last month with the Accented Blooms Shaker Card I do love me some shakin’ action in my cards. I also like to add as many textures and dimensions to my cards but still have it able to fit in a standard A2 size card with first class postage (no additional to add to the envelope) I think this card qualifies on all accounts.

Here’s what I made to share with you today…

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I started with a base card in Whisper White and cut another piece of Whisper White to    5 1/4″  X 4″. From a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits because I felt it resembled waves on the ocean.  I sponged the base card where the opening was going to show through. The coloring on this card is all done with sponging. I love how quick you can get a very artistic look. I wanted to acheive a kind of abstract sunset at the beach look. I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and  Balmy Blue for this part. I stamped using the script sentiment from All Things Thanks Stamp Set, being careful that it would show through the “window, towards the upper right side. I used  Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana  stamp pads for the front piece and the lace edging,  I used the layering squares framelits to make an opening for the shaker portion of the card.  I place a piece of Window Sheeting to the back side of the opening. I added the strips of foam tape around the edge (carefully so that it’s not to close to the edge. You don’t want this to show from the front of the card.

I placed my desired shaker pieces in the center. If you look closely you will see tiny fish cutouts. These were from the Under The Sea Framelit Dies. I just punched them out and added to the embellishments. They are very tiny so you have to be careful or they will be all over the place. Ask me how I know this????

I stamped the Egret from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and then fussy cut it out. I lightly sponged the body with Smokey Slate and where the legs are I sponged lightly with the Balmy Blue.IMG_0673

Of course I stamped two just in case I decapitated the poor animal while fussy cutting.

I used Dimensionals behind the lace edging. Let me just put out a shout out to Stampin Up for the new Dimensional packaging. The small triangles from around the edge are so easy to use. I used to cut the strips into pieces as needed but now that is done for us WooHoo! I also put Dimensionals behid the Egret’s body – again using the small triagles for the head area.

I added three of the Share What You Love Artisal Pearls towards the top. I always have to add some additional bling.

I’m glad you hopped by and hope you will hop along to all the other participating demonstrators blogs. We have such a fun and creative group. I am lucky to be a part of this!
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Here is our talented list of Stampin Up North Carolina Demonstrators participating today:

Toni Campana –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tonimariscreations/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/10706/entry/nc_demos_july_blog_hop

Tamra Davis –
http://www.theCardLadies.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-my-july-tradition-christmas-sneak-peeks/

Jo Anne Hewins –
http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2018/07/nc-demo-blog-hop-for-july-summer-fun.html

Tracie Evans Langley –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_july_blog_hop2

Laurie Meier – https://stampedgreetings.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-lakefront-view/

Sue Root –
https://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2018/07/celebrating-summer-nc-su-demos-july.html

You Are Here>   Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/2018/07/14/july-blog
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Next>   Frances Wagner – https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2018/07/nc-demos-july-blog-hop-summertime.html

 

Thanks again and Happy Stampin’

Sue Stapp

Sue’s Super Stampers

http://www.suestapp.com

http://www.suestapp.stampinup.net

email: suestapp1@gmail.com

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Workshop in the Mail

Cant make it to one of our fun workshops. No worries – you can still get in on the fun. We now offer Workshops in the Mail. Everything you need to complete all four cards, will be sent directly to you. You can complete them at your convenience, even in your pajamas! You do not have to purchase the stamp sets or even pay postage. The monthly fee is $15.00 and you are not under any additional obligation. If you decide after making the cards, you would like to purchase (on my Stampin Up website) the supplies used for the cards then the fee is waived

The cards this month included the following:

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I hope you enjoy these card and would love for you to subscribe to my site. You can visit my on line 24/7 store at: suestapp.stampinup.net

Feel free to respond with any questions. I am happy to assist you.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin!

Sue Stapp

Sue’s Super Stampers

Todays tidbit: Being creative is not a hobby…it’s a way of life