Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Stampin' Up! Stampers by the Dozen 07/18

Hello, and welcome to another Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop.  If you have joined us from Karie or are starting with me, welcome - I hope you enjoy hopping along with us.  


This month our theme is a card re do challenge and was chosen by Anastasia.  I really struggled with one; I have been an avid papercrafter for over 25 years and I can't remember what my first card looked like.  However, this challenge did make me look at my blog and my first posts from 2015.  I chose a post from November 2015 using a favourite stamp set of mine called Lighthearted Leaves which is now sadly retired.  You can see details of my original project here.  I'm almost embarrased to bring your attention to this project.  I confess I was never quite happy with it however, I am deighted to have the opportunity to re do it!


#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I decided to use the lovely leaf skeleton stamp and framelit from a bundle called Rooted In Nature (= 10% saving) for my project as well as supplies available in the current Annual Catalogue.


I used the fabulous new In Color 2018 - 2020 Emboss Powders.  Mine arrived the other day and this was the first time I used them.  They come in this tube that has a fab lid - am I the only person who gets excited by packaging I wonder?

#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I started with the most obvious choice for leaves - Call Me Clover!

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As I had decided to use the Tinted Faceted Buttons I also stamped a couple of leaves in Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick.  I cut two leaves just in case one slips when die cutting.


My card was cut from A4 Thick Whisper White (14.5 x 10.5 cm) and I used a base of the same card mounted on Dimensionals that measured 14 x 10 cm.

I used my favourite Pearlised Doilies and some silver metalic thread to create a background.

#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Fortunately for me, both leaves turned out perfectly so I decided to change my design slighlty and use both of them!

These lovely faceted buttons come in two different sizes and I decided I would use two small and on large one. 

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I pressed each button onto my role of glue dots to 'pick up' the glue and then placed them onto my card - much easier this way!

#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

My original card had a wonderful sentiment by Emily Bronte but there is also a great sentiment with this stamp set.

#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I stamped a border of leaves on the inside of the card and on the envelope too.  I used the large and the small leaf stamp.


#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here is the completed card and envelope.


#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

'But wait' I hear you say. What about the other leaves?  Of course I was not going to waste them so I made up another two cards!  As ever, I can't decide which I like best!

#lovemyjob, Craftyduckydoodah!, Rooted In Nature, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Thanks for hopping along with us again, next up is Tricia.  Don't forget to leave a comment below (we like that).  Thanks again to Anastasia for the challenge - I enjoyed it and hope you think I have improved on my earlier design?

If you get lost along the way you can find a list of all participants in the hop below along with details of the products I used for this project.

Happy crafting.

Susan xx





Hop Roll Call


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14 comments:

  1. I actually like the first card and the re-dos too! All are very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Deb - it was a great challenge, I really enjoyed it!

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  2. WOW, WOW, WOW 😍 both your cards are gorgeous 😍 the re do cards are stunning!love it.

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    1. Thanks Sharleen - I still can't decide which I like best!

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  3. All of your cards are lovely. I like the simplicity of the design.

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment - sometimes, less is more!

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  4. Love your card remakes. They look amazing. It's so hard to pick a favorite with those wonderful new In Colors. :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia - I will be making more of these I am sure. They might even make it to a coffee and cards session ...

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  5. Great Cards Susan! I agree that the original is a pretty as the redo cards!

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    1. Thanks Karie - us crafters can be quite hard on ourselves can't we?

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  6. Love them both but the new version gets my vote! It looks very classy and stylish.

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    1. Thanks Sarah - which colour do you prefer? I am terrible at making choices ;)

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  7. This is great I love them all but will say I'm a green fan so Call Me Clover is my winner.

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  8. Thanks Courtenay - Call Me Clover is a new favourite of mine!

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