Thursday, March 7, 2024

What happened to Suzie Q?

 Let me first appologize for being absent for so long. I really don't know where the time has gone. December 2023 is a complete blur, it was very busy around here. Then January came and it seemed like everything that could go wrong, went wrong. I had to replace my washer, deep freeze, and car repairs. I thought for sure that February would be better. Nope, more car repairs, my mom's furnance went out and many doctor appointments for my mom and I. It seems like I never had the time. 

Now we are in March and still more doctor appointments with my mom. But, on the bright side, I leave for Houston, TX, on March 13th to attend On Stage with fellow Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators. I am so excited to meet new people and see what Stampin' Up!® is offering! 

Here is a sneek peek of some SWAP cards I've been working on. Let me know what you think.

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I will be posting more very, very, soon.

Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Fun and easy boxes to make for small Christmas gifts.

Hi everyone, 

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving if you live in the U.S. Mine was pretty quiet, I spent most of the day in my stamp studio designing tonights projects. My wonderful hubby made dinner for us. We had turkey pot pie, and my mom's apple salad. Pumpkin pie and custard for dessert, also made by hubby. 

Now that Thanksgiving is over the Christmas season will be in full swing. My daughter and I will go Black Friday Shopping tomorrow, it will be an early morning since we want to be at Khols when they open at 5am. The others open at 6am, so we will hit them along the way. We look for certain things each year and usually find most of them.

 You can follow along with me as I show you how to put these boxes together. 

Suzie Q's Stamping Youtube

Measurements for all boxes


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Box 1 Measurements:ardstock 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored on all four
sides at 2-3/4"
Cut 1-1/4" off each corner.
Use adhesive of your choice to assemble the box. 
Decorate how you want. I used retired DSP for
the lid and each side. I stamped the bear from the Beary Cute Bundle on Basic Black with 
Versa Mark and embossed on with clear embossing power. I masked off the sentiment Merry Christmas, stamped in Versa Mark on Real Red and embossed with black. I punch out the greeting using the Modern Oval Punch then attached the bear.

The next box I made is large enough to hold a three wick candle from Bath & Body Works. It can also serve as a gift box to put lots of little things in.   
Candle Box Measurements:
Cardstock 2 pieces cut 8-3/4" x 8-1/2"
Score your cardstock with 8-3/4" side at the top of your trimmer or score tool. Your score lines will be at 4-1/8", and 8-1/4". Rotate your cardstock clockwise so the 8-1/2" side is at the top of the trimmer or score tool. Score at 4-1/8" and 7-3/4".
Cardstock 8-3/16" x 8-3/18" for the lid scored at 1" & 2" on all four sides.
I used retired DSP to embelish this box. 

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 The final box is so simple to make and you can decorate any way you want. It will hold Hershey Minitures but I found some Ghirardelli mini chocolates that fit.

Mini Treat Box Measurements:
Cardstock 5-1/4" x 5-1/2"
With the  5-1/4" at the top of the trimmer or score tool, score at 1/2", 1", 4-1/4", 4-3/4".
With the 5-1/2" side at the top of the trimmer or score tool, score at 1/2", 2-1/2", 3", 5".
Refer to the video and the diagram to cut each side to form the box. 
I used retired DSP for this box. 

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Keep in mind that you can use any cardstock and DSP to make these boxes. They would be cute for any occasion. I like to give the wait staff a little gift during December when we go out to eat. They love receiveing a special treat.

Watch for more boxes and bags to come.

Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

Monday, November 13, 2023

All About Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!®

Welcome to the November Demonstrator Blog Hop. I love joining other Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the world showing off our monthly customer thank you cards. Each demonstrator has their own unique style, and I get ideas each month to help my own customers release their inner creativity.

This months thank you cards are made using the All About Autumn Designer Series Paper from the Septemer to December  2023 Mini Catalog. This paper was so popular it sold out and was restocked many times. However, it is no longer being offered. 😭I totally understand your disappointment, I loved it so much and wanted more. 

I have also learned not to hoard beautiful paper. That is why I decided to use up my remaining stash to make my November cards. The layout can be used to make any kind of cards using different Designer Series Paper. 

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I began with a Copper Clay card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4". I used the largest square from the Stylish Shape Dies to cut the square from the Very Vanilla layer (5-1/4 x 4) to use for the focal image.
From the Designer Paper I cut a mat 3-3/4" x 5" to adhere to the Very Vanilla mat. I cut a piece of the Natural Ribbon and Copper ribbon to lay in the center of the card. I used the square die and stamped my sentiment and the pumpkins from the Rustic Create stamp set. Use a Blending Brush to ink over the center of the stamped image. The inside is also Very Vanilla 5-1/4" x 4" with the image stamped and shaded in Copper Clay ink.

These cards went together so fast when using the assembly line method, this is when you prepare all the pieces and then assemble the cards. 

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I hope you enjoyed these cards and will try making this layout using other paper and stamp sets.
If you do not already have a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator and personal creative coach. Please subscribe to my blog to be notified of new posts. You can also follow me on my Youtube Channel, SuzieQsStamping. I do a live craft class every Thursday night at 7:00pm Central. I offer a rewards program so you can earn Suzie Q Hearts for every $30 you order before shipping and tax. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, if you started here please click the clicks below to view the other Demonstrators who are participating in this Hop!

Do what you Love, Love what you Do!
Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

Friday, November 10, 2023

Thursday Night Free Class - Christmas is comming!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. I am so excited to share some really simple Christmas projects with you. I love to make little gift holders for people and I am always looking for new ideas. I have been busy since I only have 44 days until Christmas. I don't know where the year went but before we know it, it will 2024.

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This box is not my idea, I found it on Pintrest. The creater is The Paper Pixie, thank you Julie D. for sharing this awesome idea. It holds a Mug Treats, which includes a mix and frosting to bake in a mug. The package I found has 4 mixes and the cost isn't outrageous. I didn't even know these existed until I looked at my local Wal-Mart. I will tell you that not all Wal-Marts carry these, I've looked at several. I looked them up online at Wal-Mart and you can order them. 

What is nice is this box can hold other treats.  I tried a package of Extra gum and it fits perfectly. The finished size is 4-1/4" H x 4-1/2"D x 3/4" D. Let your imagination go and find something to fill the box.

Here is a free PDF with the measurements. Free Project Sheet
To see how this box is put together watch the video Here
I can see this box made for so many different occasions, Birthdays, Valentines, Just Beacause, and so many more.

If you make one of these I would love to what you filled it with. Post a picture in the comments.

Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

Monday, October 16, 2023

Stampin' Up! ®️ Paper Pumpkin Subscription

Would you consider yourself a new papercrafter or a seasoned papercrafter? Either way I have something that you will love. Stampin' Up!® offers a monthly crafting kit, Paper Pumpkin. It is delivered to your mailbox each month. The kits include everything you need to complete your projects, some months they are cards while other months have 3D projects like boxes.

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The kit offered in November is sure to be a hit. How often do you need a small box to give someone a gift? Novembers Kit - Warm Wishes will make 8 boxes (4-1/4" x 4-1/4" x 1-1/2"). I can think of many things that will fit and several people to give these to. Leave one in the mailbox for the mailcarrier, or take to the grocery store for the clerk with some homemade candy or cookies.

This kit includes:

  • 8 boxes; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 1 Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Spot
  • Iridescent glitter accents on paper
  • Precut paper pieces
  • Linen thread
  • Treat bags
  • Warm Wishes photopolymer stamp set
  • Completed box size: 4-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" (10.8 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm) and 4/1/4" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/2" (10.8 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red
There are other options that you can do using the products that come in the kit. Use the coordinating color cardstock to make little gift tags, so many different ways to use this kit, the sky's the limit. 
To become a Paper Pumpkin Subsciber of mine click here. I would love to have you join my PP family.

Till next time!
Do what you Love, Love what you do!
Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

Suzie Q's Free Crafting Class

 Hi everyone, we are in the second week of Octber and I have started making my Christmas cards. Have you started yours? I love making many different cards to send out and I have to start early. On tonights online crafting class we made two very different cards. Of course, 1 is Christmas while the other is just for fun. My granddaughter insisted she get the Little Monkey Bundle to stamp with. Little did she know but I wanted to play along. Leave me a comment and let me know which card is your favorite.

Free PDF Download

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This card is so easy and any Designer Series Paper can be used for the front.  Stampin' Blends Crumb Cake Dark and Light were used to color the monkeys. And of course Wink a Stella was used on their little faces. the leaves have to be fussy cut but even those who don't like to fussy cut (like me) can cut these out. The DSP is the In-Color 2022-2025 Designer Series Paper Assorted pack. Any one of the prints would work for this card. 

Here is the Christmas card we made using the Walk In The Forest DSP and the Heartfelt Hexagon Punch. This card can be massed produced without much work. 

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Remember to leave a comment for which card you like best.
Watch the YouTube video here.

Till next time,
Do what you Love, Love what you do!
Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

Monday, October 9, 2023


When you order $75 or more with me during Oct. 9-11, 2023 I will let you choose a package of 12 pre-cut 4" x 5-1/4" discontinued DSP for using my current Host Code. Now is a great time to stock up on your basics. Card stock, adhesives, and embellishments. 

Have a Great Week!

Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders


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