Paper Crafting Blog Hop Gift Bow Builder Punch

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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 our fabulous punches. You may have arrived from Annette McMillan’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I opted to use the Gift Bow Builder punch, the Celebration Labels dies and coordinating Celebration Tidings stamp set for a 6×8 inch cello bag topper. I slide the Pampered Pets stamp set inside the cello bag to show how large the bag is since the bag is hard to photograph. Create a coordinating gift note to slip inside the bag using the Celebration Labels dies too.

Supplies used to create the bag topper and gift note include products from the Pampered Pets Suite, the patterned paper, real red stitched ribbon and a bone trinket. Other products as shown in the photo below.

I created the kitty cat topper during a Lunchtime Facebook Live after this post was published.

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.

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

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Krissi Hannahs
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on my page demonstrating how I made the bag topper, only using the kitty print instead, at noon, central time, September 16th. Join me live or on replay. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker on Facebook and you have found my page.

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! A Super Awesome New Demonstrator promotion is going on right now! Click here and scroll to the Get and Go Starter Kit Promotion for details. Offer ends September 30th.

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

Lunchtime Facebook Live link…

Announcing Up North Stamp-a-Stack Online Retreat!

It’s fun to visit different regions of the world and without leaving your home is a bonus! I am partnering with Elizabeth Green from Canada to bring you an Up North Online Retreat featuring the Snowflake Splendor Suite. Can you identify our rolled o’s during our presentations? Since we are both from Up North, I can hear the Up North accent during video playback. I don’t think I sound like that in person:)

We have decided on a Stamp-a-Stack theme to get the most out of shipping costs. The snowflake designs can be used for many different occasions too: thank you, thinking of you, birthday, winter holiday greetings and just because! Your retreat includes 40 make-n-take packets, 10 each of the 4 designs shown in the photos below, a pillow gift and thank you note.

After the retreat is over, a pdf tutorial of all the make-n-take projects and the bonus, surprise demonstration will be emailed to you so you will have all the dimensions and supplies used to recreate the projects in your stamp space.

Please Note: you will need to use your own stamps, inks, adhesives, dies and embossing folders to finish the kits. The snowflake die cut shapes are not included but the paper for you to cut the shapes is included. Links are below to order these additional products.

Content will be broadcast via Youtube, Zoom and a private Facebook group. Please make sure you can access Zoom and join the private Facebook group for the best experience. The Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the event. An invitation to join the private Facebook group will be sent once your registration has been paid. If you can only access Youtube and have an email address to send the pdf tutorials to, you are still welcome to join us!

Ready to register? Please click the Contact button above and request to join the Up North Stamp-a-Stack Retreat. I’ll send a PayPal invoice promptly according to your attendee status: $80 retreat fee OR $75 retreat fee because you placed a $50 or more order prior to registering using host code 4YSA3BG4 at my online store here OR $75 retreat fee for Super Awesome Stampers Team members. Yes, you can join my Team! See below for the September joining special.

BONUS BUNDLE BUY!!! Register for both the October 2nd and October 18th retreats and receive $10 off the total retreat fee. Click here for the October 2nd details.

If you would like to order the products to finish the cards as show in the samples, click the links below which should be linked to host code 4YSAS3BG4.

Snowflake Wishes Bundle (stamp set and dies)

Winter Snow embossing folder

Buy the entire Suite to have more consumable products to play with:

Snowflake Splendor Suite (includes Snow Wishes stamp set, So Many Snowflakes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder, Balmy Blue glimmer paper, Blue Adhesive Backed gems and Snowflake Splendor ribbon

Ink pads used to complete the kits:

Rich Razzleberry ink pad

Night of Navy ink pad

Pacific Point ink pad

If you are considering a Suite of products, would you consider signing up to be a demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team? New demonstrator welcome kits are $99 with no shipping cost AND you get to pick up to $125 of products to add to your starter kit! PLUS!!! Stampin’ Up! has a promotion going on right now where new demonstrators get 2 additional stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card making kits added to their welcome box. Full details for the promotion are found by clicking this link. Signing up is easy with the online process at this link. Once I have confirmation you are on my team, I’ll honor the reduced price for retreat.

Don’t Delay, Register Today! Attend our Up North Stamp-a-Stack Online Retreat from the comfort of your own home. Elizabeth and I are excited to be sharing lots of pretty projects, super surprises and dynomite demonstrations with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Announcing Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat!

I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with my favorite Australian Demonstrator friend to co-host a Fall and Spring themed Online Retreat!

Your retreat includes 8 make-n-take packets, 2 each of the 4 designs shown in the photos below. Did you know it’s fall season in the USA and spring season in Australia? So we decided to visit both seasons on our retreat.

Please Note: you will need to use your own stamps, inks, adhesives and embossing folders to finish the kits. Everything else is included. Plus you will get a Super Awesome Pillow Gift and thank you card in your box.

After the retreat is over, a pdf tutorial of all the make-n-take projects and the bonus, surprise projects will be emailed to you so you will have all the dimensions and supplies used to recreate the projects in your stamp space.

Content will be broadcast via Youtube, Zoom and a private Facebook group. Please make sure you can access Zoom and join the private Facebook group for the best experience. The Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the event. An invitation to join the private Facebook group will be sent once your registration has been paid. If you can only access Youtube and have an email address to send the pdf tutorials to, you are still welcome to join us!

Last, October 2nd is World Card Making Day Eve, so you will be set for getting some cards in the mail on October 3rd to celebrate World Card Making Day! I also planned this retreat for a Friday night so it’s more of a Night In event to start the weekend right!

Ready to register? Please click the Contact button above and request to join the Fall and Spring Fling Retreat. I’ll send a PayPal invoice promptly according to your attendee status: $35 retreat fee OR $30 retreat fee because you placed a $50 or more order prior to registering using host code 4YSA3BG4 at my online store here OR $30 retreat fee for Super Awesome Stampers Team members. Yes, you can join my Team! See below for the September joining special.

BONUS BUNDLE BUY!!! Register for both the October 2nd and October 18th retreats and receive $10 off the total retreat fee. Click here for October 18th retreat details.

If you would like to order the products to finish the cards as show in the samples, click the links below which should be linked to host code 4YSA3BG4.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle (stamp set and leaf punch pack)

Old World Paper Embossing Folder

Early Espresso ink pad

Cajun Craze ink pad

Forever Fern Bundle (stamp set and dies)

Greenery Embossing Folders

Memento Ink Pad

Buy the entire Suite to have more consumable products to play with:

Gilded Autumn Suite (includes Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Gilded Autumn Specialty paper, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Acorn Trinkets, Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon)

Forever Greenery Suite (includes Forever Fern Bundle, Laser Cut Specialty paper, Forever Greenery patterned paper, Greenery embossing folders, Gold Hoops, Ribbon Combo Pack)

If you are considering a Suite of products, would you consider signing up to be a demonstrator on my team? Because new demonstrator welcome kits are $99 with no shipping cost AND you get to pick up to $125 of products to add to your starter kit! PLUS!!! Stampin’ Up! has a promotion going on right now where new demonstrators get 2 additional stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card making kits added to their welcome box. Full details for the promotion are found by clicking this link. Signing up is easy with the online process at this link. Once I have confirmation you are on my team, I’ll honor the reduced price for retreat.

I hope you decide to attend our Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat from the comfort of your own home! You can say you are visiting Australia for a few hours of Friday Night Fun if you need to impress your friends;) It’s going to be packed with lots of pretty projects, super surprises and dynomite demonstrations!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

World Card Making Day Event

October 3rd is World Card Making Day. Gather with me virtually to create these greeting cards. Wait, are they greeting cards? They could be party favors or gift card holders too. It’s a 3 in 1 treat!

Your kit includes supplies to make 12 of these 3 in 1 treats. 2 of each of the featured designs in the photo plus 2 more that will be a surprise when you open your box. How Fun!

Here is a closer look at all those luscious patterned papers, ribbons and embellishments included in your kit…

Order your box my clicking the Contact button and ask for the World Card Making Day Kits. I’ll PayPal invoice you for $28 and get your kit shipping to you promptly. Porch Pick Ups from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin available too. Then join me online at the One of A Kind Facebook event or on my Youtube channel to assemble the kits with me on World Card Making Day, October 3rd.

Please note that you will need to provide your own sentiment stamps, ink pads and adhesives to complete the kits.

Please share this opportunity with your paper crafting friends! Thanks and looking forward to stamping with you then!

Last, I made a short Youtube video advertising these kits. Click below to view the video. Like and subscribe to my Youtube channel while you are there, to be notified when new content is added. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Pop Up Special

I filmed and edited this Youtube video today. This is actually the second run through. The first time was in a private Facebook group. As long as I was already set up for filming, I thought I would make a Youtube video. Watch to the end because I share a pop up card design that is part of my Pop Up Special. Enjoy!

It’s a Pop Up Special in two ways. The first is that the bonus card is a pop up design. The second is that adding this card to the September Kits in the Mail boxes is only popping up as special to be redeemed by Monday as described below.

Please note that to complete the September Kits in the Mail, you will need to order the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle from my online store. Click this link to order this bundle and also be linked to the host code listed above.

Click the Contact button if you have any questions. Click here for all the September Kits in the Mail details. Thank you for stamping and shopping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley