Ink and Share Blog Hop Mini Treat Bag

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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 spotlights the Occasions 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 use the Painted with Love Specialty designer series paper (dsp) to create a party favor using the mini treat bag thinlets. The heavy weight dsp make it a good option to create 3-D items.

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Close up of the belly band and the fab rich razzleberry heart and “enjoy” accents that were cut using the mini treat bag thinlet set. The gold foil strip is 1 inch wide cut from our 12×12 inch gold foil sheets. See the next photo for an economy gold foil bow tip.

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There are gold accents on the opposite side of the polka dot print dsp that I used to decorate the narrow note card. I positioned the bow thinlet over the gold foil. Then realized I could cover up the bow hole with a rich razzleberry heart. No one will know but you and me:)

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The Painted with Love dsp and the narrow note cards and envelopes are on page 19 of the Occasions catalog. A hot chocolate packet nicely fits inside the mini treat bag. I delivered these to staff this week at a senior living community I visit. They were tickled that I took the time to create these and hand deliver them with thanks for making it possible for me to visit the community.

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Now click the next image to hop to Linda’s blog to see what Occasions 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.
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley
Links to participating demonstrators in case you get off the hop trail:
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Kits for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison

Stampin’ Up! is offering the following Paper Pumpkin kits for sale starting Wednesday, April 25th, until they are sold out. What is left will be permanently removed from the online store on May 9th.

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So tomorrow is a great day to share our favorite hobby with the kids and families that use the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison. One donated kit will be $12 so that is a very nice price to help the kids pass the time in a crafty way.

Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive kit that is easily transported to the hospital in an easy to open box which can contain all the extra parts. All supplies are included after I add an acrylic block. I’ll make the delivery to the house shortly after I receive the kits.

Please let me know if you would like to donate a kit or 2. I’ll be placing the order tomorrow so we don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity.  Thank you for your help in making the day a little more crafty for the kids!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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You’re Invited

I am trying something new and…

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This package of fun was snail mailed to my Super Awesome Team Members in preparation for our first online team meeting with make-n-takes! I am pretty excited to try this format. We will gather online through our team Facebook page for an hour this Sunday, April 29th, 2pm, CDT.

I’ll be assembling the make-n-takes along with my team members during a Facebook Live video. It will be interesting to see what stamps they use with the kits I sent them. Should be fun!

Would you like to join us? You need to be a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team to participate. I’ll do my best to get you a make-n-take packet before the meeting if you sign up to be a demonstrator on my team this week. Sign up is through my online website by clicking here. Make sure my name is in the upper right corner so you know you are signing up with me.

Stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Black Ice – Hottest Paper Crafting Technique

Black ice is the hottest paper crafting technique, literally because a heat gun is used to melt embossing powder for a raised effect. It’s also a popular technique so it is hot in that sense too. Here is my version using the copper foil paper since I did not see any samples using the copper foil.

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This photo shows a side by side of the copper foil that has had the black ice technique applied on the left side. It is shimmery and looks like a layer of lake ice has been applied. The right side is as the copper foil appears directly out of a new package. It is smooth and shiny.

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The embossing powder is very fine so a containment system is needed. I use some scrap copy paper as shown in the video below. To protect my work surface, I use a desk blotter and recycle the top sheet after using embossing powder because the fine particles tend to scatter. Even with the huge desk blotter, I managed to dump some on my table:( I picked up what I could to put back in the container. The embossing powder has very small particles so a little goes a long way.

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Supplies used to create this hand stamped greeting card…

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To see how to recreate the black ice technique, watch my Youtube video:

All supplies can be ordered at my online store by clicking here.

dimensions of the layered pieces:

Pick a Pattern designer series paper 3×4 inches, item # 144163

Crumb Cake mat 2 13/16 x 3 14/16 inches, item #120953

Copper Foil 2 11/16 x 3 12/16 inches, item # 142020

about 3 1/2 inches very vanilla 1/2 inch lace ribbon, item #141672

about 8 inches basic black bakers twine, item #134576

Thanks for supporting my business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Coffee Break Suite #3

I had a design session for a blog hop that featured the Coffee Break Suite. If you missed the hop, click here and hop along. Great projects are featured from Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators around the world!

I decided to share the designs that did not make the hop in different posts. Click here to see design #1 that was posted the day before the hop. Today I am sharing design #3.

This is a no scrap generated designer series paper design. The uncut, circle printed dsp is 4×5 inches. The individual coffee pots did not generate scrap because the pieces between the pots went right to the trash bin since the entire sheet of pots was fussy cut. So I did not add to my scrap pile. That’s what makes it a no scrap generated dsp design.

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Cut at an angle on your personal trimmer as shown. Position the paper so the larger portion is on the right side of the cutting groove. Line up the top corner with the cutting groove. Line up the opposite corner with the 1 1/2 inch mark. Then cut the paper into two pieces. The larger piece is used on the outside of the card. The smaller piece is used on the inside of the card.

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The next fun detail is the stamped hearts inside the soft sky circles. See the original pattern in the bottom right of this photo. Early espresso inked hearts perfectly coordinates with the Coffee Break designer series paper.

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The soft sky finely woven ribbon makes a soft seam between the whisper white and Coffee Break dsp.

Supplies used…fussy cut the coffee pots easily using our paper snips.

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This is a fun suite to create with! You must hurry if you want to order the Coffee Break dsp and soft sky finely woven ribbon. Both are soon to be retiring so once they are sold out, they are gone. In addition, the bundle pricing on the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits is retiring too. So order it all while it is still in stock and bundle priced!

Click on this link to zoom to my online store to place your order. Use host code THAD9V7C if your order is under $150. Do not use the host code if it is over $150 (excluding shipping and tax) so you can redeem all the host rewards. Click here to learn about my online shopping rewards.

Hope you enjoyed my trio of designs using the Coffee Break Suite. Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley