Stamp and Scrapbook Expo is Today!

My living room was set up as kit central as I was preparing for this event, way back in November. The kit features our square acetate gift box decorated with lots of hearts in red and white and a gift note.

If you would like to recreate the project at home, here are the supplies to order:

square acetate gift box

square vellum doilies

real red satin ribbon

red jewels

real red cardstock

basic white cardstock

Flowers for Every Season patterned paper

Heart Punch Pack

Classic Label Punch

Make sure your order qualifies for my Show Special!

I’ll email you links to my Youtube videos showing how to assemble the make and take kits after I receive your order. OR, meet me on Zoom to assemble along with me. Zoom Socials are Wednesday, January 27th, 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm central time.

In addition, Stampin’ Up! will reward you with a minimum of $50 in orders too! It’s Sale-a-bration time where free, exclusive products are offered with every $50 purchase! See the free product options at my online store here. If the gift box circle turns bright pink from gray at my online store, that means you have rewards to redeem. So please look for the gift box circle to redeem all your rewards!

Click the links below to watch my segment today at 1:10pm central time. I will also be featuring bonus demonstrations using Sale-a-bration products during my segment.

Facebook @home Group:


If you would like to be added to my email list, click the Contact button on my blog and ask to be added. I email a few times a month when Stampin’ Up! announces their promotions and combine my events in the emails.

Thank You for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Kit Maker Shirley Merker

Paper Crafting Blog Playful Pets Suite


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

The Playful Pets Suite is a must add to your collection since it features both cats and dogs. My project today features each pet on a treat package. The printed gusseted cellophane bags are roomy enough to bake a batch of snacks and gift to the neighbor pets.

I can share recipes for taste test approved puppy dog treats. I use to bake for our beagle and it was the highlight of his week!

the kitty cat version…

I do have a Youtube video showing assembly tips.

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.


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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Martina Auer
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
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

Fun Fridays featuring Friday Night In with Global SU Share Fair

We will be happy to keep you company this weekend starting with Friday Night In at 8pm central tonight. By We, I mean 17 demonstrator friends from around the globe including Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. Australia hosts us for Friday Night In. Then, the United Kingdom demonstrators film over night. I start Saturday morning at 8:30am central. We have 10 minute demonstrations featuring packaging possibilities to share with you. We will be done by noon central time. Want to join us?

Joining the private Facebook group is by invitation only for customers only. Purchase anything from our 193 page annual catalog or August-December 2020 catalogs (pdfs on my blog along the right side) and you will be a customer of mine! Did I mention all past video demonstrations are available for replay? Well worth placing an order with me to be a member of this group!

Make sure you order as directed below to receive the Show Special and to be invited to the group. Click here to place an order using host code 7UJV9FCT.

Click the Contact button at the top of my blog if you have questions. Stamp with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Thank You So Very Much

I had wanted to do a Facebook Live yesterday but it kept getting moved to lowered on the to do list. Today, I decided to film early so the same thing would not happen. I created this paper rosette to decorate a gusseted bag during the video.

After filming, I decided I did not like the craft cardboard on the back side. So covered it with calypso coral cardstock from my scrap basket.

The sentiment seems appropriate to thank all those that ordered during the flash sale that was yesterday and today.

In case you need some crafting company over the next few days, here is the assembly video and craft along with me!

Hope you have a nice holiday filled with your favorite things. Me, I have sushi on the menu complete with ginger that is pickling overnight. I decided that this is a year for trying new things, so let’s make a fun meal. Besides, cornish hen was made last week and that is almost like a turkey.

Catch you on the other side for my Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza!

Super Awesome Meal Maker 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


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