Z Fold Kits in the Mail On Sale Now!

Colorful patterns and lots of embellishments made creating this Z fold card design fun! This is my next offering for Kits in the Mail which goes on sale today!

Supplies are included in the kit as shown below. No hand stamped images will be included in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy. Please note there may be substitutions as I run through my stock.

These kits were designed exclusively for the February 20, 2021 One of a Kind Facebook Virtual event. Join me live during this event to assemble your kits. Or, watch my Youtube video posted to my Youtube channel with the link emailed to you. You pick which option to stamp with me:) The Youtube video will post after February 20th.

Kits are available for immediate shipping. Cost is $9 via PayPal. Order by clicking below. Kits will be sent to the shipping address listed in your paid PayPal invoice. Please let me know when you pay your invoice if the shipping address needs to be changed.

Z Fold Kits in the Mail February 2021

Kit includes supplies to create 1 floral and 1 greenery Z fold greeting card for February 20, 2021 event. Thanks!


Thank you for ordering my Z Fold Kits in the Mail!

Super Awesome Kit Maker Shirley

Busy Crafting Weekend

I am in my stamp space this Friday morning, prepping for Global SU Share Fair and One of a Kind Virtual Events. I’ll be live in my Global SU Share Fair Facebook group at 8:30am central on Saturday showing how to use the Oh So Ombre Sale-a-bration free paper in a 3-D project. Then, at 10:15am, I’ll be live in the One of a Kind Facebook group for assembling of my Fancy Fold Kits in the Mail projects.

Global Share Fair starts at 7pm central tonight in Australia though! 16 Demonstrators from across the globe will be sharing projects using Sale-a-bration products with most demonstrations during Saturday in the USA. If you are a customer of mine, click the Contact button my blog or PM me in Facebook to get an invitation to join the private Facebook group. Videos are available for replay if you miss the lives!

The One of a Kind Virtual Event runs all day of Saturday. Look for their Facebook group to join the day. I still have 3 kits left! Click here to see the card design, what is included in the kits and how to order the kits.

If you are ready to shop my online store so you can take advantage of earning the free tutorial (whether you are in the Facebook groups or not), here is the link for you to shop using the host code EUNVSZHN https://bit.ly/3sXOoQW Make sure to redeem all your Sale-a-bration rewards before checking out! Also, if your order is OVER $150, remove the host code from your order so you can redeem all the host rewards. Please make sure you are still shopping with me by verifying my name is in the upper corner before checking out. If you shop with someone else, I can’t offer you my shopping rewards:(

Hope you can tune in for a Friday Night In with the Global SU Share Fair group to start your weekend off right! Click the Contact button and ask to be added to this group. Thanks!

Super Awesome Shirley

P.S. Here is a photo tutorial of the online shopping experience to help you place your order. Thanks!

Paper Crafting Blog Snail Mail 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 products from the brand new January to June 2021 catalog. You may have arrived from Sandy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are fun to decorate! Here is my version with ‘shroom tie ons and a removable belly band. A custom made 3×3 inch gift note completes the set once something fun is tucked inside the box.

Watch my 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
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
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. Join now and receive 5 additional designer series paper packages in your welcome kit! That’s a $63 value for free!

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

Heartfelt Shaker Card Youtube Tutorial

Shaker cards are fun! Did you know you can create a shaker from a cello bag? Our 6×8 cello bags create 2 shaker pockets. See how to use one side of the cello bag in my Youtube video. Add a custom stamped background paper using the Heartfelt stamp set to suite your color scheme.

Order products to create this greeting card through my online store using the links below.

Make sure to apply host code 9PMQVYRN if your order is under $150 (excluding shipping and tax) so I can mail you some make and takes! If your order is over $150, do not use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself. Please make sure my name appears somewhere during the ordering process so I get credit for your order and can mail you the make and take packets.

Heartfelt stamp set: https://bit.ly/39P86Wf

Dog Builder punch: https://bit.ly/3sHgIXp

Label Me Fancy punch: https://bit.ly/2XQXzEq

Stamps for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Youtuber with 291 videos and counting!


Breast Cancer Recovery Bouquet of Hope Fundraiser

It was 10 years ago that I was about to have a lumpectomy for stage 2 breast cancer. I don’t talk about it much but the journey is with me every day. It was a steep decline and a long struggle back. My body could no longer fight cancer cells but it strongly resisted the chemotherapy. There was no treat in treatment for me.

The chemo nurses would give me literature to help with symptoms. The Breast Cancer Recovery brochure was among the literature. I set it aside for when I would have strength, keeping in mind the retreat dates printed on the brochure. That day came in 2012 when I decided to attend a retreat because the retreat curriculum is written by breast cancer survivors, office is staffed by survivors and retreats are staffed by survivor volunteers too. So they understood what I was going through and could offer next steps to build back a life.

Fast forward to 2021 where I have been a Breast Cancer Recovery volunteer since 2013 as retreat staff, doing the tough job of chocolate judge during a fundraiser, hosting Cards for Cause to raise funds for BCR and attending other fundraising events.

When the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit was revealed, it was the perfect opportunity to offer this kit as a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Recovery. The kit provides supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. It’s an all inclusive kit: patterned card bases, die-cut floral elements, ribbon, embellishments, a stamp set, ink spot, adhesives, clear acrylic block and envelopes all arrive directly to your mailbox. No additional supplies are needed except the Zoom link to create the kit along with everyone else during the Zoom Make and Take Party! If you can’t make the Zoom party, there are directions included and a Youtube assembly video will be provided.

The kit’s exclusive Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set features supportive sentiments centered around comfort, care, hope, and love. Such a versatile stamp set can be used throughout the year. We all know someone who could use a heartfelt, handmade card that gives strength during a difficult time. Hand made by you is even better.

Sign up for the kit by clicking on this link to be sent just this kit. CLICK HERE. Please Note: Sign up to receive this kit ends on February 10th. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. So sign up now while you are reading this post!

If you would instead like to continue to receive a monthly kit for 3, 6 or 12 months, please click the appropriate link below. After your purchase, you will be emailed directions to complete the sign up process. Please look for this email and finish the sign up process right after your purchase so you get this kit!

3 month subscription (earn 1 free Sale-a-bration item, item selection at online store)

6 month subscription (earn 2 free Sale-a-bration items, item selection at online store)

12 month subscription (best deal, buy 11 months get the 12th one free, plus earn $22 in host rewards and 4 Sale-a-bration free items too!)

Please make sure you are shopping with me by verifying my name is in the upper left corner of the online store. If the system asks you to select a different demonstrator, please decline. If you have any questions about the ordering process, please click the contact button on my blog. I am in my office all day, every day since it’s just a short walk down the hall:)

A portion of all sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Recovery that use host code SNKGX697. If you opt to purchase a 12 month subscription, don’t use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Please click the Contact button in this case and let me know you want a portion of your purchase donated to BCR. Thanks!

It will be fun to meet some new people and paper craft while we are chatting. So let’s meet through Zoom on Wednesday, March 10th, 6:30-7:30pm. I’ll email you the Zoom link closer to the date.

If you want more information about the Breast Cancer Recovery mission, click the image below. The retreat schedule is posted to their website which includes virtual and (hopefully) in person retreats for 2021 for all stages of women facing breast cancer. Please share this link with anyone that might need to attend retreat.

Thank you for supporting Breast Cancer Recovery! Looking forward to meeting you and stamping with you during the March 10th Zoom Make and Take Party!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley