Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, 29 July 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - masculine

Hello, welcome to another Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!  My name is Susan aka Craftyduckydodah and I live in beautiful Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, UK.  


If you are starting here with me or joining me from the very talented Kate, welcome - I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop around with us.

This month our theme is 'masculine'.  I don't know about you but I sometimes find cards for men a bit tricky.  However, with the launch of the Come Sail Away Suite of products (page 144) in the Annual Catalogue things certainly became a lot easier!

So here is my card, well the front of it at least - there is a surprise on the inside.

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card,

I used one of the Memories and More cards with some simple matting and layering of Night of Navy card and some Come Sail Away DSP.

I scuffed the edges of each layer and wrapped some of the lovely Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine around on side before adhering to the card front with dimensionals.  I added one of the Sail Away Trinkets; tied to the twine with a simple knot and then frayed the ends. 

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card,

I made this card a couple of months ago after seeing one on Pinterest that had been created by the Pampered Stamper (Jackie Bultje).  I've not made one of these for several years but the tutorial that Jackie did was brilliant and so easy to follow.

Look what happens as you start to open it ...

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card,

The inside starts to pop and twist (hence the name)!

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card,

The mechanism continues until the card is fully opened out.

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card,

Having four extra panels on the inside of the card allows you to have lots of fun decorating.  Each of the panels on their own would make a lovely card  in their own right wouldn't they?

Both the inside pieces of the card have been decorated with DSP.  Each panel has a piece of scuffed edged DSP and a Stitched Oval and then I went to town with the all the die cut elements you can create using the Come Sail Away Suite.

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card

There are so many fantastic elements in this stamp and die bundle.  Such as the compass needle shown above.


Or how about the ships' wheel die that cuts and embosses?  So many possibilities with the Suite - I have used it a lot already; its a keeper!

Best of all, the card actually fits into an envelope.  I'm not sure I would risk this in the post but as I know exactly who will be receiving this very soon I will deliver in person so it doesn't get damaged.

Craftyduckydah!, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Twisted pop Card

Next up is Rochelle from Stamping Flair in Australia - I'm sure she has something great to share with you.




Thanks again to Jackie for providing a brilliant tutorial.  If you have not made a Pop Twist card before why not give it a go?  Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.

Thanks for hopping along with us!

Susan xx

Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you live in the UK, I would love to be yours!  

If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

If you would like copies of any of the current catalogues let me know and I will pop them in the post for you.  If you prefer, you can view online versions by clicking the links to the right of this post.  The new 2019/20 Annual Catalogue launched on the 4th June.  If you would like a copy let me know!


Would you like to receive a FREE gift from me? 
All orders placed directly with me or online receive a handmade card from me as a thank you but did you know that all orders over £20 (excluding postage) will receive a gift from me too?  If you use the current Hostess Code I will pop something in with your order or post directly to you.  (Please remember to allow me to access your contact details otherwise I won't be able to contact you).

If your order is over £150 please don't use the code as you will receive your own Stampin' Rewards.  You will still receive a card and a gift from me. 



If you are local to me and can collect, I’m happy for you to piggyback one of my orders to save on postage.


If you have any questions, I’m happy to help.  You can email me susan_merrey@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 07905 403 823.

Thank you for shopping with me and supporting my business!






26 comments:

  1. I love these type of cards! Well done!! :-D

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    1. Thanks Dana and thank you for organising another great hop! xx

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  2. Love this! I totally want to go and recreate!

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    1. Thanks Ange, you should go and make one of these, they are such fun!

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  3. Love the pop & twist and all the little details you’ve included!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I love the extra possibilities the four panels give!

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  4. Very cool design! Love the embellishments that you've used on the card front too! :)

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  5. I love these twisted fold cards and this is gorgeous with all those lovely embellishments

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    1. Thanks Fiona - they are quite easy to make and offer so many possibilities for decorating and using up all those bits and pieces we all accumulate! xx

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  6. Love this card Susan, such a lot of detail and texture and a great fun fold x

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    1. Thanks Mo, it was great fun to make too! xx

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  7. Gorgeous Twist and Pop card Susan! I love it! This suite lends itself perfectly and I love the scuffed DSP. x

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    1. Thanks Kate - not everyone likes scuffed edges but I do! xx

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  8. GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! what a stunning card :-)

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  9. What a great card. I keep meaning to give these pop up cards a try! Lx

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    1. Thank you Liz - you should definitely try one, much easier than they look! xx

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  10. Love all the decorated panels inside your card

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