Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thanks a Latte

The Stampin' Up! year is coming to a close, and I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me and helping me achieve my biggest goal this year! You are amazing! 

I grabbed this card sample from Stampin' Up! It's perfect for today's post. Not only does it express-o lol how I feel, it's a great card to demonstrate how to use Designer Series Paper (dsp) on a card, and features the Coffee Cafe stamp set. I say this, because starting on Sunday, October 1 through October 15, we are having a Sale! Select dsp will be Buy 3 Get One Free, and Select Coordinating Stamp Sets and Note Cards & Envelopes will be 15% off! Fast Fuse will also be Get 2 Free Refills with purchase! This is an amazing sale. The dsp will continue to be on sale through the end of October.

This would be a great time to gather with friends and do a paper share. You could each then have a sampling of 4 (or more!) different packs of dsp to get creative with. So many possibilities!

We will be using some of the Designer Series Papers that are included in the sale in my Quick & Cute class on Monday, October 2. I still have a couple of seats. You can see all my classes and events on my website, and rsvp from there, if you'd like to join us!

All of the details of this incredible sale will post to my website on Sunday, October 1.

If you have any questions, please contact me. I will be happy to help.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sheltering Tree

I love how you can pull stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and create projects for so many different occasions. I created this Fall themed card using nothing really fall related.

Choosing fall colors, really made this card come together. I used Crushed Curry for the base, a layer of Early Espresso, and a layer of Crumb Cake, stamped with the Burlap Background. I cut the Oak Leaf image out of the Crumb Cake layer, cut another one from Cajun Craze, and embossed it with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree with Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla, and positioned it to show through the leaf cut-out. Tied some Linen Thread around the leaf, and adhered it with Dimensionals. I finished my card by adding the sentiment from Sheltering Tree.

If you like this card, and would like to learn how to make it, we'll be making it in my next Quick & Cute Class on Monday, October 2nd. Visit my website to sign up and see all the details for all my classes and events.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Guy Greetings

I have to remind myself to create masculine cards along with all the beautiful frills and florals. It really is super easy with this set; Guy Greetings!

I love the classic car, the hats, the shoes, well, all of it! This is one of those sets that you can grab and create your card or project using just one set. I also love how well it pairs with the Sparkle Embossing Folder too. It looks like pressed metal. Very masculine, and not sparkly at all!

We created this card in my Quick & Cute card class this month. We make 5 cards each month, and when I remember, I include a masculine card in the mix! If you would like more information about my monthly class, or ordering any of the products seen here, visit my website at

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Debbie D.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stampin' Up! Blog Hop ~ Anything But the Holidays with Holiday Products

I have joined a Blog Hop! That means you can "hop" around from my blog to other Demonstrator's blogs to see what projects they have to share. We were challenged to use new products from the Holiday Catalog to create projects for Anything But the Holidays!

I created a wedding card using the Labels to Love stamp set and the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I did have to get a little creative with this and only inked up the word celebrate, and the word love from these two stamps from the Labels to Love set. I cut the swirl from the new Champagne Foil Sheets, and added a couple Metallic Enamel Dots to finish it off.

You can find these products in the Annual Catalog, and in the new Holiday Catalog. If you haven't received your copy yet, let me know. I'll get one to you right away. Until then, you can see it on my website ~

Thanks for stopping by & have fun hopping!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Musical Season

It was love at first sight when I saw the Musical Season Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog! I love everything about this set. Plus, you can purchase the coordinating Musical Instrument Framelits with the set in a bundle and save 10%!

For this card, I've used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper pack is all black & white, and all music related. It is a little lighter weight than our other dsp, so it doesn't add a lot of bulk to your projects. You get 24 sheets in a package; 4 each of 6 double-sided designs. This was a "must have" on my pre-order list!

Here is a close up showing the detail of the card. I added a little ink splatter using my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, added Silver Thread, and White Baker's Twine, a couple of Pearls, and Mini Dimensionals to pop up the silhouette of the Little Drummer Boy.

You can see this sample, and many more when you join me for my Holiday Open House, Sunday, August 27, from 1pm-3pm. I will have a free Make & Take, food, and you'll want to be sure to pick up your copy of the new Holiday Catalog. Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping ~
Debbie D.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seasonal Chums

These little characters in the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set are too adorable! Here I've created a Halloween Treat, and two simple Christmas tags. I've also created a video ~ my second ~ showing you how easy it is to make these.

The video is posted on my Business Facebook page. Click HERE to view it. I'm having difficulties with my YouTube channel. Hopefully I can get all this technical stuff figured out soon, and post all my videos to YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Home Life

For today's project, I decided to use a set that I think may get skipped right over in the Annual Catalog. Home Life, on page 148. It takes up the entire page, and may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but it's really adorable!

This is a Two-Step set, and is kind of amazing when it all comes together. The stamps are numbered, so you know exactly what order to stamp them in. How great is that! It's also Photopolymer, so you can see exactly where you are stamping. 

It has coordinating Framelits Dies so you can easily cut out the house, banner and flowers. Another great thing about this set ~ you can add dimension by using the coordinating framelit to cut out all those little flowers at once! The new Mini Dimensionals are the perfect size to pop them on.
Here is a close up.

This set is very versatile too. You can welcome newcomers to the neighborhood, congratulate someone on their new home, or congratulate new parents on the arrival of their new little one. I can see this set being a go to set in my studio. How about you?

You can find all of these products by clicking HERE

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping ~
Debbie D.