Paper Crafting Blog Thank You


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of Thank You projects created with 2022-2023 Annual and July to December catalog products to share with you. You may have arrived from Maureen’s blog. Hop all the way around using the Next buttons until you get back to me so you see it all!

I still have pumpkins around my house so I am sharing another fall themed design. Rustic Harvest dsp paired with the Painted Texture embossing folder, linen thread and a paper sniped sentiment from the Season of Chic stamp set makes a fall themed card. This might be my last one!

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sue’s blog and see what fun project she designed.


Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker. YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Boerner

Julia Quinn

Annette McMillan

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart 

Traci Gardner

Maureen Rauchfuss

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Order the products used in my project by clicking on the Shop Now button on the right side of my blog.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount and the $99 Starter Kit offer along with the bonus offer of a bundle of new In Colors products? Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in your welcome kit and the bonus offer. Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! I offer virtual support and snail mailed greeting cards and kits too.

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Seasonal Sale November 15-18, 2022

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between Tuesday to Friday, November 15-18, 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Please order early in the sale to ensure you get the items you want. Don’t miss out by ordering late in the sale!

Click here to order using my current host code. EABTJQUQ

If your order is over $150 excluding shipping and tax, click here which takes you to my online store and does not assign a host code. Not using a host code allows you to redeem the host rewards yourself. Either case will earn you a free, emailed pdf idea file from me as a thank you for shopping with me.

This sale is only Tuesday to Thursday, November 15-18, 2022. So start making your shopping list now and enter it on Tuesday for the best selection!

Thank You!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

ICS Blog Hop Christmas is Coming

The Inspire Create and Share Blog Hop has stops around the world. We are glad you found us. Christmas is coming is the theme for today’s hop. If you have arrived from Candy Ford’s blog, welcome! If you are starting at my blog, make sure to hop all the way around until you land back on my blog.

The Storybook Gnomes designer series paper pack will create a stack of these cards. The angled strips evoke a blizzard 😉 Pair it with a sentiment from the Handmade Wishes stamp set in Pacific Point ink. Then tie it off with a double bow using the Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon.

Now click on the Next button below to hop to Janey Backer’s blog to see what fun project she created.

Contact your demonstrator to place an order for the products featured in my project. If you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to order through me by clicking on the Shop Now buttons along the right side of my blog. Thanks!

Card in a Box Kits in the Mail on sale now!

I have a super fun offering for my next Kits in the Mail…it’s Card in the Boxes! There 5 card kits, one finished card and 1 bonus 3-D box included. PLUS, I’ll add as much as I can to make good use of mailing in a USPS priority small flat rate box. Kits are ready for shipping now!

That’s not all…you will receive an emailed pdf tutorial with cutting instructions and 11 additional decorated designs to give you lots of ideas on how to customize this fun little card. Order your kit using the link below. A limited number of kits are available so order now.


PDF Tutorial and 1 Assembled Card for Cards in the Box Kits in the Mail November 2022

Includes emailed PDF Tutorial and 1 snail mailed finished card in the design theme of my choice.


Kits will be assembled during a Facebook Live event on November 26, 2022. Youtube link will be provided in case you are not on Facebook. You will have the pdf tutorial to help you with the basic box assembly as well. Make sure you do all the fussy cutting prior to assembling with me as I won’t make you go through watching me fussy cut all the parts!

Watch my Youtube announcement video to see how interactive these cards are.

Hope you enjoy creating along with me. That snowpeeps in the Santa train is super cool and one that will have to make it’s way into my scrapbook so I can enjoy the ride for years to come!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley