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Paper Creations by Susi-Q
Live in So. California
Addicted to Art, Decorating, and Home Renovations
Interests: I love stamping and paper crafting 3-D projects. In my spare time I enjoy walking, and of course shopping. I am a native of So. California, but love to travel to far away places. Love all kinds of cats, and have rescued many over the years. I hope to some day live in a much cooler climate like Montana.
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Hello Everyone. Happy Labor Day weekend. . . . . . I have another close friends birthday coming up next week and I wanted to make her a special shaker card. I have to tell you, I love creating these shaker cards because everyone that is important to me seems to enjoy them so much. And that makes me happy! Luckily I wasn't slammed at work with steel orders and calculations this week so I have a little creative brain power left after a good nights sleep. I started this card using concord grape card from Stamping Up! and 110lb... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . . Today I decided to show you something a little different than a card. A gift wrapped box I did for a friends 40th birthday. I decided to use a couple of beautiful Anna Griffin dies from my craft stash for this gift box. I had to wrap the nail polish color box in black card to remind her she is turning the Big 4 - 0 this year. What are friends for right!! I then added a matching belly band to the box. I cut the largest swirl die out of copper colored glitter card... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone It is another HOT Sunday, so this lady is staying inside, having fun with her crafts. YAH!!! Today I decided to open up my new Altenew Layered Dahlia stencil package. OH BOY! I started creating my card using my distress oxide inks in worn lipstick and abandoned coral to color the image in two steps. I taped the first stencil back onto the image, and applied Versa Mark ink. I took off the stencil, and embossed the image in clear embossing powder. After that I cut out a circle window with two dies from my stash. I decided... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . Today I decided I needed to practice my water coloring skills, seeing I haven't pick up a brush much in the last few years. I thought I would start back with the easiest routes, Watercolor pencils, Zig pens, and a water brush. This first card I used an ALTENEW stamp set - Persian Motifs. I colored the flowers with Prisma pencils and a water brush on Canson watercolor paper. I first stamped the images with Versa Mark clear ink and white embossing powder for the outline of the images. After I finished the coloring I added... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday I decided to show you one of my new custom designed purse treat bags. I was very happy with the way it turned out, and hope you are too. I used Gina K Designs Kraft card for the body of the purse and treat box. I embossed the front & back panels of the purse with the Stampin Up! #127819 - Lacy Brocade embossing folder. I then sponged on Ranger/Tim Holtz antique linen, frayed burlap, and walnut stain Distress Oxide inks to the panels to give them the look of suede leather. I didn't have the right color... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone The weekend is just around the corner Oh Boy!!. . . . . . . . Today I decided to show you a custom box I designed where I have made the lid of the box into a Shaker Lid. It adds a little pazzaz to this 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" deep treat box. I use to design quit a few treat boxes for customers, and thought I might start making some again. On this one I used one of Tim Holtz dies from his Mixed Media #2 die set, and the flowers from Crafters Companion new... Continue reading
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Hello Again. . . . . I made this shaker card for one of my favorite friends at work. I love this ALTENEW bold alphabet die set and thought it would be perfect to use for this special B-Day card. I used another beautiful embossing folder "Woven Diamonds" from Anna Griffin to enhance the front of the card. But, after I embossed the vanilla colored card stock it looked a bit blah. So I decided to lightly daub on three oxide inks to tie in with the colors of the retired designer paper from Stampin Up that I used on... Continue reading
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Happy Hot Sunday everyone Well Southern CA broke some heat records this week - 117 degrees was the hottest inside city life. So creating and cleaning is what I did to stay out of the heat. This first Panda card is for a young lady at work that adores Panda Bears of any kind. So I am going to surprise her with this little hello card. I used the Spellbinders Build a Panda die set (so cute!), along with the Stampin Up! Large Polka Dot embossing folder #133739 for the front of the card. I accented the embossed background with... Continue reading
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Hello Again. . . . . . One last card for the weekend. This one is for a good friend of mine that I have known since third grade. She happens to be one day younger too. And she let's me know it every time our birthdays roll around. Darn her. This is a shaker card that I used the ALTENEW Bold Alphabet dies to spell out her name, and is also the shaker portion of the card. For the card front I embossed it with a Anna Griffin embossing folder, then enhanced the look by sponging the entire front... Continue reading
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Happy Fri-YAY! Everyone I took a few days to catch up on some things including more birthday cards I needed to make. Oh Boy!! This card was made using the new Spellbinders large die set from the month of June. I incorporated the look with a Anna Griffin embossing folder Paisley Dance, some Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, a birthday stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and some retired designer paper from Stampin Up Spice Cake. I die cut the rose die three times and mounted them together, glued and fussy cut another piece of D.S paper from Stamping... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone It's a warm day in So. CA.. . . . . . Now that the cleaning is done, I can play with the stamps YEA!!! This is a birthday card for a friend who loves flowers. I used an older stamp set from Polkadoodles. They are in the UK. I colored the image with Distress Oxide inks and my water pen. I darkened the flower a bit with my COPIC markers. The birthday sentiment is from Gina K . I finished the card with clear droplets from Studio Katia, Glossy Accents, and a bit of edge doodling. I... Continue reading
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Happy Fathers Days to Everyone Today I stamped this first card for a friend using an adorable stamp from Stampingbella - Bess the Butterfly. I colored her with my Copic Markers and accented the wings with Glossy Accents. I used the Ranger Letter IT Greetings stamps Hello and Miss You. I mounted fun foam behind the card front for stability and gave the card some bling with glitter paper from Hobby Lobby. I hope she likes it. This 2nd card is also for a friends birthday just around the corner. I used Stampin Up! Soft Suede cardstock, and retired designer... Continue reading
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Hello Paper Crafters . . . . . Yet another week is upon us and in a flash as usual. I decided to dive in this weekend and make a few more birthday cards. I always have quit a few birthdays this time of the year, including mine. I decided to use my alcohol inks and Deco foil to see what I could come up with. The first card I went with pink and purple inks, rose gold Deco Foil from Anna Griffin, cardstock and Happy Birthday die from Stampin Up! I really like the rose gold highlights on the... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Everyone I am not enjoying this 90 degree weather that hit us over the last few days. But, more time to stamp in a cool house. YAH!! During this hot weekend I have enjoyed making another flutter shaker card. This one is for my hairdresser. In making this card I used the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter die, a Anna Griffin 5x7 embossing folder called Blooming Damask, and finished the card off with the B-Day greeting using Ranger 9pc Letter IT clear stamp set. I also used some thick acetate, tiny beads and sequins from my craft... Continue reading
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Happy Memorial Weekend Everyone. . . . . This will be a quick posting. I made a couple of cards using my new Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Kit - May 2018 Kit, plus a few other supplies from my craft stash. Those included Anna Griffin Rose Gold cardstock and embossing folder, Ranger Distress inks, a piece of thick Vellum, Tim Holtz celebration die, and a Happy Birthday stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I used the Dots embossing folder, colored cardstock, and Pearls and Brads embellishments from Stampin Up to complete the look. So enjoy. . . . .... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Crafters It's been a busy week at work and I couldn't wait to get into my craft room and create these two cards. The first card I created was my own stamped design birthday template. I repeated the stamping using the Pink Fresh Studio FLEUR stamp set, my Wishing Happy Birthday to you stamp and my Misti. I then printed and placed 4 copies of the card front on a master 8-1/2" x 11" sheet and printed that page using a laser printer. I cut apart the 4 copies and started foiling them with Therm O Web foils... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Crafters Well, I decided to dive into my foil supply stash. Everyone seems to be foiling again, so I said why not! I have made a few samples using the newest pre-designed toner sheets from Thermo Web/Gina K and Anna Griffin, along with a few stencils, plastic and brass, inks from Gina K and Happy Birthday stamps from Stampin Up. The glitter card stock came from Hobby Lobby when they had a 40% off sale, and boy did I stock up. I felt like a glitter queen when I walked out of the store that day. I really... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone I thought I would show you a quick project I made for a few ladies at work. For the chocolate lovers. I made this pretty little Stampin Up Treat Bag with pink cardstock from S.U. and their die set I then embossed each one with the Anna Griffin Dancing Bows 5x7 embossing folder. I accented each bag with a bow using the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Fold up Bows die and some POW glitter paper I previously bought from Joanns. The cute little bunny was stamped using S.U. "Happy Easter Bunny" I also had in my stash. I cut the... Continue reading
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Well Everyone I'm back creating more cards with the newest products available. . . . . I haven't posted in a few years, but I never stopped creating. I hope you enjoy the cards and goodies I will be creating. I still work full time in the steel industry/sales so my posts will be when I have the time. A few of the cards today were inspired by Christina Griffith and Jennifer McGuire creations. The top card I used some Dazzling Diamonds glitter cardstock from Stampin Up!. And one of many embossing folders I have from Anna Griffin. I also... Continue reading
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Well I'm back. . . . . . Happy weekend everyone ! I've posted a few more cards using my Copic and Stampin Up! Blendable alcohol markers. Love them!!!. I've also used a few new stamps that just arrived from Stamping-Bella and My-Besties. I thought they are really cute, and I was excited to stamp and color them. I have a few birthdays coming up, and my overall card stash was getting a bit low. Hope you enjoy these too. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. . . . . .Happy Stamping Susan Continue reading
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Well hello Strangers. . . . . It has been months since I posted anything. As they say - Time flies when you're having fun. Whenever you get time to have fun that is! Well, I have been having a ball using all my new Alcohol Markers. It kind of reminds me of my days of water color, and tole painting on paper. I have posted a few of the cards I have been coloring for some birthdays and this years Christmas cards. I also made a large batch of cards to put up for sale in my Facialist's Salon,... Continue reading
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Happy New Year Everyone. . . . . . . and Happy Stamping! A few new projects showing the new SU Retro Fresh DSP #132993 from the Occasion Catalog (January 3 - June 1, 2014) and my Favorite Polka-Dot DSP. The bow was made using the Envelope Punch Board. I hope everyone has a great week. Until next time. Thanks for stopping. . . . . . Susan Continue reading
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It's been a long time since my last post. But I got a bug to get my Halloween projects for the group at work done early. The test tubes came from the Steve Spangler website. They are from recycled soda bottles. I used a 1-1/8" hole punch for a snug fit of the test tubes. I used a current Stampin Up stamp set, and retired Stampin Up Halloween DSP. I sprayed the test tube caps with flat black paint, and filled them with the Mini M&M's The boxes are filled with bite size candies. Thanks for stopping by. . .... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . . . . I have just finished the projects that will be in my November workshop Sunday November 18th Workshop 12:30 - 2:30pm I am using a few more of the new items from the SU Holiday Catalog along with a lot of oldies but goodies. The first project - you will see how we can color the Silver Glitter paper with inks before die cutting it with the new "Snow Flurry" Sizzix die #127813. The second project will be our 3-D Petal Cone die #121810 Santa using more of the sparkle Glitter paper and our... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . . . . I hope you all are enjoying a relaxing weekend. I'm so glad to be able to enjoy some cooler weather, finally. These 100 degree temps have gotten real old over the last 4 months . Enough already!!! Today I wanted to share a quick project I made for a young co-worker that is getting married this next month. It's another purse I designed that holds the Thank You cards I made her. I used Black Stampin Up cardstock and some retired brads to make this gem. I don't think I'm quit done with... Continue reading