12 Dies of Christmas

I am excited to announce my next offering for Kits in the Mail! It’s the 12 Dies of Christmas with each of the 12 kits featuring a different die cutting and coordinating stamp set from the annual or fall catalogs. The how to videos will be shared via Youtube links. So you can work at your own pace, savoring each kit for a once a day treat or having a marathon crafting session.

Included are 2 Zoom Open Houses on Friday, December 18th, 9:30-11am and 6:30-8pm. Stop in to share what you have created with your kits. Chat with other paper crafters across the USA. See a stamping demonstration too.

This will be somewhat of a mystery stamping experience for you. I am keeping the designs a secret, hoping you like the surprises I carefully tuck in your kits. Maybe this is your new stamping experience for the month?

You will need your own stamp sets, die sets, ink pads and adhesives to complete the kits. I will be including large pieces of papers to be used on the stamped and die cut pieces because most dies need stamping and then die cutting for a perfect look. Per Stampin’ Up! policy, stamped images can not be included in kits. The large sheets of papers are being included in case you don’t have exactly the dies I am using in a design. Hopefully you have something similar. In addition, ribbons and embellishments will be generous so you will probably have extra to use on additional projects.

At the time of writing this blog post, I am planning on using the following dies and coordinating stamp sets:

Celebration Labels dies and Celebration Tidings stamp set

Dino dies and Dino Days stamp set

Forever Flourishing dies and Forever Fern stamp set

Gathered Leaves dies and Gather Together stamp set

Halloween Magic dies and Hallows Night Magic stamp set

In the Woods dies and Winter Woods stamp set

Love You More Than dies and Nothing’s Better Than stamp set

Nature’s Roots dies and Rooted in Nature stamp set

Pets dies and Pampered Pets stamp set

Stitched Leaves dies and Love of Leaves stamp set

Sunflower dies and Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set

World Map dies and Beautiful World stamp set

Your 12 Dies of Christmas Kits in the Mail Box includes: 12 paper crafting kits, 12 Youtube assembly videos, 2 Zoom Rooms and USPS priority rate shipping.

Orders can be placed by clicking the Contact button at the top of my blog and requesting the 12 Dies of Christmas Kits in the Mail Box. Please let me know the email address to send the $35 PayPal invoice and what the mailing address is to ship the kits to. I will email the links to the Youtube assembly videos and Zoom Rooms.

I hope you enjoy your 12 Dies of Christmas Kits in the Mail Mystery Stamping Experience!

Click the Contact button on my blog if you have any questions about the program. Stamp with you soon!

Super Awesome Kit Maker Shirley

Sugar Cookie Social

I look forward to hosting my Sugar Cookie Social in December so I can share my ugly sweater sugar cookies! The cookie cutter is my Mom’s so would bake a batch with her. She also has all the sprinkles:)

This year, I’ll be hosting my event via zoom. I’ll mail make and take packets with a few paper crafting kits. Then join in during one of my zoom calls to assemble them with my instruction and see what everyone else is creating using the kit contents and their supplies. The format is kind of a mystery stamping adventure too since I won’t share the designs prior to the socials.

How do you get an invitation to the event? If you have placed a product order greater than $50 (excluding shipping and tax) through my online store this year, I will automatically mail you a packet. Not sure if you placed a qualifying order with me? Click the Contact button on my blog and ask I check for you. OR…place a $50 or more order (excluding shipping and tax) on November 24th during the Merry and Bright Flash sale (details for that sale by clicking here) using host code MZXJJXH4 and that order will qualify you to receive a Sugar Cookie Social packet.

Zoom calls are Wednesday, December 9th, 9:30-11am and 6:30-8pm central time. Zoom call links will be emailed to you. Jump on the call time that works for you.

Last, let’s share our favorite, sweet, holiday treats during the call. Have it handy so you can show it on camera. It will be fun to see what cookies we like and what drinks we enjoy. Maybe next year we will be back to sharing my ugly sweater cookies in person:)

Looking forward to stamping with you then!

Super Awesome Ugly Sweater Cookie Baker Shirley

Flash Sale on Tuesday, Order Then!

Tuesday, November 24th is THE day to place your order so you can enjoy 10% off almost all of the products in the annual 2020–2021 Annual Catalog! So exciting! Get your catalog out and make your shopping list! The catalog can be downloaded from my blog too. Look on the right side and click on the catalog image. Some exclusions apply so see the exclusions list below before placing your order.

I recommend ordering when you crack your eyeballs open so your order is early in the picking que 🙂

Order at least $35 (excluding shipping and tax) using host code G4SRFDHN and receive a ticket to my Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza! What a super sweet deal! Your Black Friday ticket includes video and pdf tutorials of 8 projects (my tutorials contain 2 bonus projects so let’s round that number to 10!). In addition, 4 Zoom rooms will be open across 4 time zones and 3 continents to connect with other paper crafters on Black Friday in the respective time zones. Need more details on my Black Friday event? Click here for Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza details.

Bump your order up to $50 (excluding shipping and tax) and I’ll include you on my “nice” list to mail you a Sugar Cookie Social make and take packet.

As always, if your order is $150 (excluding shipping and tax), do not use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself. You will still receive all the ordering rewards I am offering if you don’t use a host code because your order is over $150 (excluding shipping and tax).

About 800 items are eligible for the 10% off flash sale on Tuesday, November 24th. However, the following items are NOT included in the sale.

Circle Tuesday, November 24th on your calendar to place your order as directed above. Then enjoy Black Friday crafting on us!

Please click the Contact button on my blog with any questions.

Last, I will email the tutorial bundle to the email address you use when placing your order. Zing, it will drop right to your in box! That’s Super Awesome!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Snowflake Splendor

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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 December Celebrations. You may have arrived from Sandy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Best laid plans change. I love the Snowflake Splendor Suite. When I initially created this blog post, my plan was to use this suite. But then I got to designing without consulting my notes and came up with these square acetate box designs which are perfectly sized for a couple of candy store chocolate treats.

one for Christmas using a pattern from the Forever Greenery paper pack…

one for Valetine’s using the red velvet 12×12 inch paper…

Both use the beaded pearl trio embellishments found in the August-December mini-catalog. Snap them up quick because they did not make it into the January-June mini-catalog.

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

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Amber Meulenbelt
Julia Mazur
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Carol Payne
Sandy Ward

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 here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in a welcome kit for.

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

Got Your Ticket to Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza?

It’s filming day for my Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza. I know Tracy, Sandra and Elizabeth are working hard at preparing video and pdf tutorials to share with you too. We are each preparing 2 fabulous projects for a total of 8 tutorials. In addition, we will have 4 Zoom Rooms open across 4 time zones and 3 continents. You can pop in during any of the zoom sessions and see what other paper crafters are working on in their stamp space or what’s going on in their part of the world. They live in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada.

The tutorial will be emailed around November 24th to give you time to gather supplies if you want to craft the projects on Black Friday during the Zoom Rooms. You can create along with us at a time and format that works for you with these tutorials. These are projects that will take your paper crafting to the next level. You will want a ticket just for the tutorials!

My Zoom Room with be open on Thursday, November 27th, 3-5pm, central time. Plenty of time for you to shop and then craft with me with some hot chocolate!

Your ticket price is as follows and includes video and pdf tutorials of 8 projects and the 4 Zoom Rooms. Attend any or all of the Zoom Rooms. It’s up to you if you want to join us there.

option 1 – $20 ticket paid via PayPal, no order requirement or product included

OR…..

option 2$35 or more online product order excluding shipping and tax using host MZXJJXH4

ADD ON option 3 – Add on the consumable supplies to create my projects (patterned papers, cardstock, ribbons and embellishments): $10 via porch pick up and cash payment OR $20 via USPS delivery and PayPal payment. PLEASE NOTE: Option 3 is only available as an add on to option 1 and option 2.

I will be using the Snowflake Splendor Suite on page 37 and the Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments on page 29 of the Aug-December 2020 catalog along with many punches, Tasteful Labels dies and Nature’s Thoughts dies and coordinating colored cardstock. Make sure to have those on hand or use similar products already in your stash if you don’t purchase the Add On Option 3.

Click the Contact button above and ask for a ticket to the Black Friday Extravaganza. I’ll PayPal invoice you according to which option you select for attendance. If I see a catalog product order come through with your name on it using host code MZXJJXH4 that is more than $35 excluding shipping and tax (click these words to automatically have this host code linked to your order), I’ll send a confirmation email to you asking if you want to attend the event. Then, after you say yes!, I’ll add you to my list of enthusiastic stampers to email attendance information around November 24th.

It will be fun to gather in the Zoom Rooms with stampers across the globe to make new stamping friends right from the comfort of your stamp space! Show us what you have made using the tutorials or what you are working on in the Zoom Rooms. Share your snacks too. It always interesting to see what other parts of the world use to fuel their stamping sessions:)

We also have a private Facebook group where you can post what you created with the tutorials and log your favorite holiday traditions.

Hope you can join us! Sandra, Tracy, Elizabeth and I are looking forward to stamping with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley