Friday, August 25, 2023

Two on Thursday Free Card Class - How to use scraps

 Welcome! I have so many people asking how to use up those scraps of desinger series paper and card stock. So I got to thinking that while not many people read hardback/paperback books much, there are some that still enjoy holding a book to read. Why not use those scraps to make bookmarks. I sat down and played around with scraps I had from the Coutryside Inn DSP. This is one of my favorites.

I began with a piece of scrap cardstock that measured anywhere from 1-7/8" x 6-1/2". You could really use whatever size strips of scraps you have. I cut 1/2" to 1-1/2" strips of paper and laid them on an angle on the strip. Another idea is to use a punch and punch shapes from the scraps and layer those down. I did one using the Double Oval Punch. Once I had all the scraps adhered to the strip of card stock I trimmed the sides. On one bookmark I layered the basic white strip to a piece of Misty Moonlight scrap leaving a small border around it. Using a heavy duty hole punch I punched a hole at the top and put a piece of corrdinating ribbon. If you want you can stamp a saying on the back of the bookmark. I also embossed one to give it texture.

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I then thought why not make a slim line card to send with the bookmark. This is a great idea for children going back to school or for those adults who love to read. 
I cut a piece of cardstock 3-3/8" x 8-3/8", I layered a piece of desinger series paper to the cardstock for the front. Using the largest Stiched Nested Die I cut one from basic white and one from corrdinating desinger series paper. I used the Stargazing desinger paper and stamps from the corrdinating bundle.  I love the way this turned out and kids will love this back to school card with an added bookmark.

Front and back of the card.
You can use any color cardstock scraps and designer series paper to make these simple cards and bookmarks.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you would like more information on how to put these cards together you can visit my Youtube channel Here. If you don't have a demonstrator please contact me and I will be happy to have you as a customer. I love teaching others how to make different cards.  If you like these, do me a favor and leave a comment. 

Sue Sanders
aka Suzie Q

Monday, August 14, 2023

Stampin' Up! ® Kindest Expressions by Suzie Q's Stamping

Hi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to view my customer thank you cards for August. I am participaing in the Demonstrator Training Blog Hop with many demonstrators from around the world. Life got in the way in July and I was unable to participate and was very sad. It felt like I missed out on so much. But, I'm back and working my business trying to catch up.

I don't know about you, but I love big and bold greeting stamp sets and when I saw Kindest Expressions I fell in love. The Nested Essentials Dies are also a great die set because it is so versatile for any card. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the Regals 6' x 6" paper pack. I love the Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape with Basic White.  

I wanted to create a simple card that my customers can re-create using any paper and greeting set. I really like the way they turned out.

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Everyone who orders from me during the month of August will receive one of these cards. If you don't currently have a demonstrator and would like one of these cards, use the current host code and place an order through my online store. I would love to help you bring out your creative personality. Want to receive a discount on your purchases? Join my family of demonstrators and receive extra perks from Stampin' Up! ® and I. 

If you started here please check out the other cards made by some wonderful demonstrators from around the world.  We each have our own style and we learn from each other.

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Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders
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Friday, August 11, 2023

Stampin' Up! ® with Suzie Q's Stamping

Not really sure where July went and here it is August. I have been super busy the past few months. My mom was in the hospital 3 weeks in July and I left for a Blue Star Mothers of America convention in Tenneesee the first week of August. Just now getting back into the swing of things. Surprise visit from my grandson and his girlfriend this week so that's been nice. Haven't seen him since Christmas.

It felt so good to be live again on Thursday, August 10th. I really missed all my stamping friends. Simple cards using the Regals 6x6 DSP pack and Delightfully Eclectic 12x12 DSP. I am loving the Delightfully Eclectic. This is a mega pack and so many different designs to use for all occasions.

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For this card I used Fresh Freesia for the card base and layered a piece of the Delightfully Eclectic DSP.
Petal Pink was used for the front greeting using the Nested Essentials Dies. The greeting comes from the Courage & Faith stamp set stamped in Fresh Freesia. Using Old Olive I stamped the greenery, and added some Brass Brushed Butterflies. Stampin' Dimensionals were used to lift the greeting. 

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The second card has a bookmark for those who still like a hard copy book. I know not many people read "books" but I like the feel of a book in my hands. This is a Blueberry Bushel card base 5-1/2 " x 4-1/4". layer a piece of Basic White 4" x 5-1/4" on the Blueberry Bushel. Use a piece of DSP cut 4" x 5-1/4" then cut in half diagnally. You want to use liquid glue only on the outside and bottom edges to adhere to the white layer. This will form a pocket for the bookmark. Use the largest die from the Nested Essentials Dies and cut one from Basic White. Using the two largest dies cut a frame from Blueberry Bushel. I stamped the greeting in Balmey Blue using the In The Moment set towards the bottom of the white die shape. To fill in the top I used the speckel dots from the Colors and Countour stamps stamped off with Balmy Blue. Balmy Blue & White ribbon was used for the bookmark pull. You can add a piece of Basic White to the back to write or stamp a greeting, Stamp the image of the girl reading and use the largest oblong die from the Nested Essentials Dies. You can either color the image or leave outlined with Smoky Slate. 

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Thanks for stopping by today, please leave me a comment.

Suzie Q
aka Sue Sanders

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