Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns - SBTD 10/2017

Hello and welcome to another Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop!  If this is your first stop on the hop, welcome and thanks for joining us.  Or, if you have hopped on from Judi, her project coloured with the new Stampin' Blends was fabulous. 


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


This month our theme is 'masculine' featuring cards for the men in our lives - something that most of us can struggle with, at least sometimes.

I have been using the exclusive stamp set called Merry Patterns for my Coffee & Cards sessions recently (you can see the post here).  We have been making Christmas cards suitable for male recipients.  At a session earlier this week, one of my crafty ladies mentioned that she thought one of our projects would be suitable as a Birthday card too ... That sent an idea coursing through my mind as I have a couple of male birthday cards to make leading up to Christmas.

I decided to challenge myself to use the Merry Patterns stamp set again - just to show that the images are not just for Christmas.




For my first project I thought I would keep things simple and just use one colour - Soft Suede.

I stamped a simple, repetitive background with the outline stamp, added a strip of card wrapped with burlap ribbon and added to a Whisper White card base.


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I used on of my all time favourite Framelits sets - (Stitched Shapes) as a base for the deer.  I decided to offset the deer to one side - I quite like elements on my cards to do this as I think it adds extra dimension to projects.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


The deer outline was stamped with Black Memento and the inner with Soft Suede and then, carefully cut out.

Here is the completed card and envelope which also has a deer on the front.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


For my second project I thought I would add some colour!



Again, I stamped my own background but this time used the the first three colours above with the inner deer stamp.

I stamped the deer (as above), then stamped a multi coloured jumper inking the stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers.  A little fussy cutting and then the jumper was adhered in place.  I was tempted to add a bit of sparkle to the jumper; thankfully  I managed to stop myself just in time as the person who will receive this card would definitely not appreciate it!


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


I love tiny sentiments - they are so useful and they don't overpower your card! This stamp is from a set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Here is the completed card and envelope.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


Here is a final look at both cards together - such a versatile stamp set and one that I will be using again as I have to confess that I have not even inked up the candles in this set yet!


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I hope you enjoyed my projects - I would love you to leave a comment below to let me know what you think of them.

Details of the products I used for both projects can be found at the end of this post.

The Merry Patterns stamp set is only available until the end of October.  Contact me to find out how you can get this fabulous set for free!

Happy crafting.

Susan xx

For more 'masculine' inspiration make sure you visit the other Stampers by the Dozen blogs - click the image below to hop over to visit Tricia.



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6 comments:

  1. Susan, I love the fun look the color gives this guy, such a fun card! Judi

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    1. Thanks Judi, the temptation to add some sparkle was hard to resist! xx

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  2. Oh deer! (see what I did there, lol) I love the creativity you have shown. Thanks Susan

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    1. Doe - I see what you did lol! The puns have been flying all last week at my Coffee & Cards sessions too with this great stamp set. xx

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  3. Great cards! Love the idea of the deer outlines as a background.

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  4. thanks Karie - I will certainly miss this stamp set when it retires. xx

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