Ink and Share Blog Hop Sneak Peek

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects made with Stampin’ Up! products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This hop features a sneak peek at the new 2018-2019 annual catalog. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Kirsten’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below.

I decided to pair 3 new products to decorate the returning silver gable boxes. These boxes arrived already cut and scored for easy popping up and decorating. I decorated both sides of the box as shown below.

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The new products are the Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Garden Impressions designer series paper and polka dot tulle ribbon. The ribbon was wrapped around the box to make a belly band. The ribbon dots are slightly raised and soft feeling. My favorite new product so far!

I wanted the butterfly to flutter so decided to trace around the thinlet with a pencil on whisper white cardstock and used paper snips to cut it out. The butterfly thinlet was cut out fully on the Garden Impression dsp and adhered to the whisper white cut out with a few glue dots down the center of the butterfly so the wings are free to flutter.

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I also traced around the “for you” sentiment from the Wood Words stamp set using the flower thinlet from the Springtime Impressions Thinlet set. The “for you” was attached to the daffodil delight gift note that can be tucked inside the box for a complete gift package.

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All the supplies used and the Big Shot too…

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Now click the next image to hop to Jacqueline’s blog see what new annual catalog product she is spotlighting.

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If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here. Please use host code 749G366T if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thank you for supporting my business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Links to participating demonstrators in case you get off the hop trail:
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Happy Father’s Day Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Father’s Day themed blog hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Karie’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to use Seaside Shore and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and lots of ink pads! I wanted to create a colorful under the sea scene.

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Here is what all those ink pads created plus a little sponging with bermuda bay ink…

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the inside of the greeting card…

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Supplies used included the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the soon to be retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The mini ship’s wheel and anchor stamps were from the Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor kit. The stamp set Seaside Shore was the third set that had all the clear mount stamps used on the card.

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Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Emilie’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

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Here is a roll call list of participating demonstrators in case you need to hop back for a second look.

Shirley Merker, USA YOU ARE HERE!

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.

Thanks!

Last Day for Paper Pumpkin at 50% off!

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s all-inclusive papercrafting subscription program. This service was designed for people who are new to papercrafting, giving them no-fuss creativity in a box—delivered straight to their door. And now Paper Pumpkin is making it even easier to start getting creative by removing some of the cost for new subscribers!

Now is the perfect time to try Paper Pumpkin because we’re offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months with our Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion when they sign up by May 10. Yes, that is today! You will get an amazing price for two straight months and two boxes of easy creativity. Perfect for an activity for kids during the summer, an easy gifting opportunity for someone that might want a pick me up in their mailbox or a treat for you too!

Please click here to zoom to my Paper Pumpkin website where you will create an account letting Paper Pumpkin know where to send the box to and billing information. Using this link assigns your purchase to me. I appreciate your support! Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout otherwise you won’t get the special price of 50% off the May and June kit.

Still not sure you want to try it? Stampin’ Up! posts a video on their Youtube channel sharing how to assemble the kit in fast time. Watch the video to see the April kit being assembled.

I also participated in an alternate project blog hop featuring the April kit. Click here to hop along the stops.

Please click here to take advantage of this 50% off sale right now since the sale ends today! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop You are My Anchor

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this April Paper Pumpkin kit: You are My Anchor.

I decided to use the stamps and baker’s twine included in the kit to create this hand stamped greeting card and matching envelope. Use the custom fold down technique to add interest to the Picture Perfect Party designer series paper. Glitter enamel shapes provide the anchor for the fold down.

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The Adventure Awaits sentiment was cut using the rolling pin from the Apron Builder framelit set. Yes, those are brand new cutting pads. They are so clear and smooth feeling. You get to witness the first cut! I decided to treat myself to new plates since my old pairs were pretty worn.

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Close up of the front and inside of the card…

Additional supplies used not included in the Paper Pumpkin kit.

5 2018ppbloghop2-001 Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Twila’s blog to see her fun creation.

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. NEW subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. Please use promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 otherwise you won’t receive the discount.

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project for You Are My Anchor

I’ll be a hop stop tomorrow for an alternate Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop featuring the April kit, You Are My Anchor. Today, I am sharing a project I designed in a few minutes with the help of this kit. The gift note makes a perfect gift bag tie on with enough space inside to write a personal message.

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The gusseted cello bag is a roomy 6×17 inch bag that can contain a nice array of goodies. I designed this bag with the intent that this could be a bon voyage bag for a trip across the state, country or day outing too. The glare from the cello makes this photo out of focus but wanted to share the ruler scale for perspective.

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Check back tomorrow for the full Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop with lots of fabulous projects to inspire you!

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. NEW subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th.  CLICK HERE to learn more and subscribe with me as your demonstrator. Please use promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 otherwise you won’t receive the discount.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley