Introducing Vlog Hop Healing Hugs

My Youtube channel is gaining more original content. Yesterday, I increased viewable videos by 14 all at once! I am part of an international Vlog Hop with 14 stops around the around. I showcased the stamp set Healing Hugs. Watch me create with my 2 favorite tones, purple and tans with textures in the video below.

After watching my video, click on “Youtube” in the bottom right corner of my video to view the other hop stops through links in my video description. Lots to keep you company this weekend!

If you would like to place an order for any of the products featured in the videos, please visit my online store here. If your order is under $150, use the host code on the right side of my blog. If your order is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thanks for your orders!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Psst…offer ends on Sunday

Combine this offer with the Stampin’ Up! sponsored Bonus Days for a Super Awesome Deal! Every $50 purchase (excluding shipping and tax) will receive an emailed coupon code for $5 to be redeemed August 4th-31st through my online store. Please keep the emailed codes in a safe place (take a photo of it for a second copy) because the codes can’t be regenerated if the email is accidentally deleted.

If your order is under $150, please use host code JV4KRZP7 to take advantage of my free embellishment offer. If your order is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards. I’ll still mail you an embellishment share if your order is over $150. Click to go to my online store here.

Thanks for shoppin’ with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Craft Along Kits in the Mail for OOAK

Look at these designs! Flowers for Every Season patterned paper creates a summery look. World of Good product suite creates a rich tapestry in darker tones. These cards can be yours in the form of card kits that you assemble along with me during the August 15th Craft Along for the One of a Kind Virtual Show on Facebook. I’ll show you how the create the scrappy strip look on the flower design or leave the patterned paper uncut as shown in the far left sample.

Each kit contains paper, ribbon and embellishments tucked in an envelope to create 3 each of 4 greeting card designs shown in the photo below. Card liners for the inside and already scored cardstock are included in all my kits. Substitutions in papers and ribbons may be made for a wider variety of creativity options for you. Lots of flower patterns are included so you will have plenty of options to select from with leftovers to create more cards.

Here are the unassembled supplies included in the kit. Parts for each card will be tucked in their own envelope. Foot long ribbons will be along the side in the box. Not shown is the bonus card and thank you card.

Please note that sentiment and image stamping are not included in any of the kits in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy. This includes the sentiments, feather, globe and swirly.

Please purchase the Beautiful World bundle which includes the Beautiful World stamp set and World Map dies to complete the globe cards. The globe and globe stand and feather are not included in my kits but the paper to create these elements are included.

The cost for 12 kits with lots of flowery patterned paper options included, 1 bonus card and 1 thank you card is $35 via PayPal and includes USPS Priority Rate shipping. Click “Contact” at the top of my blog to let me know you want to order the August OOAK Kits in the Mail. Include the email address to send the PayPal invoice to and what the mailing address is to send the kit to. Porch Pick Ups are available if you are local to me (Sun Prairie, WI) to save the shipping cost.

Additional Bonus While Supplies Last! Order your kit by July 24th and receive a few of the World of Good Memories and More cards as an additional thank you for ordering. When the Memories and More cards are gone, I’ll substitute patterned papers from the World of Good Specialty package. Offer only good for orders paid by July 24th, 8pm central time.

Please Note: You will need to use supplemental supplies from your stamp room to complete the kits. All the supplemental supplies I used are listed below and can be ordered through my online store. You may already have similar items you can use from your stamp stash:)

Beautiful World bundle or get it all!: World of Good Suite Collection

Early Espresso ink pad

Poppy Parade ink pad

Many Mates stamp set

assorted embossing folders to jazz up the card bases, I used:

Old World Map

Dainty Diamonds

Lace 3D

Please note that the punched shapes are included in your kits. Here are the punches I used to create the kits:

Everyday Label punch for the adventure card

Story Label punch for the flower cards

Have your paper trimmer handy. We will be cutting the patterned papers during the segment for the scrappy strip technique.

To order the supplemental items, click on the item to zoom to my online store. Please make sure my name, Shirley Merker, is in the upper right corner of the store so I get credit for your order. If your online order is under $150, please use the host code listed on the right side of blog. If your order is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

This OOAK August 15th Craft Along option is available while supplies last or until August 31st. Thanks for understanding I have limited quantities on hand.

Since I am a small businesss, I so appreciate your orders for my August OOAK Kits in the Mail! Catch you on August 15th for assembly in the OOAK Facebook group.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Here is the Youtube Video in case you need a visual…while at my Youtube channel, turn on notifications so you know when I post a new how to video. Thanks!

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Peony Garden


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 fun projects and design styles to share with you showcasing our fabulous designer series paper (dsp). You may have arrived from Annette McMillan’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The color combo in the Peony Garden dsp is tranquil and perfect for summer wedding events.

Here is what I designed using the Peony Garden dsp…

Tip: Use tear and tape to secure an easy bow. Just place the ribbon back and forth, no knot required!

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy Held’s blog in Australia 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!
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner 
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Debbie McNeill
Katie Johnson
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

Supplies used…

Peony Garden dsp

Beautiful Friendship stamp set

Elegant Faceted Gems

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon

Whisper White Cardstock

Basic Gray Cardstock

Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder

Layering Circles framelits

Wink of Stella (brushed over the dsp and stamped flowers to give a shimmery look)

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click the Contact button above and let me know you are interested in learning about being on my team.

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

Mason Jar How To Video

This Youtube video has lots of inspiration! I created a fun, mason jar shaker dome card featuring the Flowers for Every Season Product Suite. A scrapbook layout and several greeting cards are included in the video too.

This video was part of the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo @Home virtual event broadcast on their Youtube channel and Facebook group. I am excited that I am sharing it with you here too.

Here are the supplies I used in my projects in case you want to start a shopping list;)

Flowers for Every Season Product Suite Get it All! I did not use all the products included in the suite, but they are all very nice products to add to your stash!

Jars of Flowers bundle includes stamp set and Jar Punch

Mason Jar Shaker Domes

Flowers for Every Season patterned paper pack

Flowers for Every Season ribbons

Field of Flowers stamp set and punch

Dog Builder punch

Label Me Fancy punch

Subtle Embossing Folder

Bumble Bee 8.5×11 cardstock

Regals 12×12 cardstock

Neutrals 12×12 cardstock

Whisper White 12×12 cardstock

Square Vellum Doilie on backorder at time of blog posting. Place it on your order and it will ship when it arrives in the warehouse. All other items that are in stock now and on your order, will ship soon after you place your order.

Night of Navy ink pad ink pads available for all 60 colors

Night of Navy ink refill refills available for all 60 colors

Clear Medium envelopes to hand deliver cards using the shaker domes

2020-2021 Annual Catalog

That’s a lot of supplies to add to your stash! If your shopping list is more than $99, would you consider joining my Super Awesome Stampers Team? A new demonstrator starter kit is $99 plus tax with no shipping cost. You pick up to $125 of your favorite products to include in your kit. Stampin’ Up! adds business supplies including a box of annual catalogs to share with your friends, a Paper Pumpkin kit and assorted other supplies too. As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you would enjoy the demonstrator discount and online resources from the home office. I would send you about a card in the month and offer support whether you are just ordering for yourself (discount shopper), wanting to share stamping with your close friends (stamping circle demonstrator) or sharing with new people (business builder).

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a product share for ordering a catalog, your order must exceed $40 (excluding shipping and tax) and use the host code as directed below. Thank You!

Thanks for support! As a small business owner, I so appreciate any orders and new team members are Super Awesome too! Thank You!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker