Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Magical Day - SBTD 1/2018

Hello and welcome to another Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop!  Thanks for hopping along with us - we would love you to leave a comment to let us know what you think of our projects ...


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


Our theme this month is anything new - from the either the Spring / Summer Catalogue of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.


My biggest decision was what to use - so many gorgeous new products and so little time (as always)!

It took me ages before I decided to use the Magical Day bundle and the fabulous Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies.  So long in fact that I only started my projects yesterday - it was a good job I had lots of ideas whizzing around my head!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

I started by making a rainbow - not too difficult but then I am a Libran; it took me ages to decide which colours to use!  Eventually I settled on card from the Brights Collection and got to work.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

Once I had cut all my sections I needed to figure out a way to stick them together.  I decided it would be best to stick them together on the reverse.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,


I pushed a ruler against the ends so that I could line them up neatly.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

I then used Tear & Tape on the reverse to hold all the pieces together - not very pretty but you can't see the tape from the front!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

If you are a follower of my blog you will probably know that I have a bit of a thing for 'white' cards.

This project is no exception - I know exactly who I will be sending this card to and that they also like cards with lots of white space too so, all is good!

I used Basic Grey Archival Ink to stamp my unicorn as I felt black ink would be too harsh for this project.

This shape would be fairly easy to fussy cut but there is no need as there is a matching die that does a great job in a fraction of the time.

Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

I used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour the mane and the tail with the same colours as the card I used for the rainbow - love a bit of easy coordination don't you?

Of course I had to use my Wink of Stella to add some sparkle - and for once, I have managed to get a half decent photograph showing the sparkly loveliness.

I initially cut out a cloud with some glimmer paper but decided that it was not quite right and used thick Whisper White instead.  Can you see how one of the clouds fits perfectly into the bottom of the rainbow?  I don't know if this is how you are supposed to line the two pieces up - it could be a happy accident but, knowing SU there is a strong possibility that some clever person really thought about this for us already!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,


I used one of the sentiments from the Magical Day stamp set on the inside, adding some Dazzling Diamonds glitter with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

Of course the envelope received some attention too ...

Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

For the card front I cut a thick WW panel 5 mm smaller than the card base and used Stampin' Dimensionals to add dimension to all the different layers.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called You're Priceless.

Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

Here is the completed card and envelope - I have to say I am quite pleased with how it turned out - a very 'me' card and I will be making more of these very soon!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,


When I am working on a project I never make just one of anything - as a result I had some spare unicorns and a rainbow left over.  If you come back in a day or so you will see what I made for myself with the extra pieces - here is a sneaky peek!  The brush lettering workshop I did at the beginning of January is proving very useful!

Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Magical Day, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Rainbow Builder Framelits,

Thanks for looking at my blog today and joining our first hop of 2018 - don't forget to leave a comment below and on other blogs as you hop around!  We will be back next month with lots more inspiration for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.

Next on the hop is Tricia who I'm sure has something fabulous to share with you too.





Happy crafting!


Susan xx

If you get lost along the hop, here is a list of all participants.


Anastasia Radloff 

Karie Beglau
Susan Simpson you are here! 
Sharleen Luciano               




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10 comments:

  1. Super cute. I love all the sparkle.

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    1. You can't beat a bit of sparkle can you! :)

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  2. Adorable! I love the ruler tip too!

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  3. Oh, so cute. I need to remind myself sometimes less is more and white space is okay. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you Carly - gotta love white space!

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  4. I love how you coordinated the unicorns mane with the rainbow, and the sparkle put it over the top! This set is on my have to get list! Judi

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    1. Thank you Judi. SU make coordination so easy don't they? You will love this set!

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  5. Lovely card, love the sparkle on the unicorn. Great tip about the ruler. Thanks for sharing!

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