Word Cloud Technique using Stamparatus

I created this hand stamped greeting card design last fall along with how to Youtube video. But then it got lost until just recently when I went looking for it on my Youtube channel and could not find it.

I used all the sides of the Stamparatus plates because I wanted a lot of different colors. Use Stampin’ Ink Spots and Stampin’ Write Markers too.

See how I created this card by watching my Youtube video. Make sure to click subscribe and the notification bell so you are notified when I load new content to my channel.

Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Sugar Cookie Social Kits in the Mail Program

Making kits while enjoying sugar cookies? Yes, please! Sugar Cookie Socials combine make along kits in your mailbox and enjoying your favorite sweet treat. I provide the kits, you provide the treats. I also provide Youtube assembly videos so you can assembly the kits at your leisure and a Zoom call time so you can chat with me and other stampers on the call.

How do you get an invitation to join the Sugar Cookie Socials? Place a $50 or more order (excluding shipping and tax) using a current host code which is listed on the side of my blog, VJUUXGDK is the current one as of typing this post. Then I will mail your make along kits and email you the Zoom call link closer to the call date.

Zoom calls are the fourth Wednesday of the month. April 28th, 9-10am or 6-7pm, is the next call date.

Why do I call these session Sugar Cookie Socials? Click here for the story. Bring your tea, coffee and a sweet treat to share what you enjoy for refreshments. It’s fun to see differences in region and taste.

The kits will change each month. I am revealing snippet of one of the kits below…I hope you like it!

Any questions? Click the Contact button on my blog to send me a note. Thank You!

Super Awesome Sugar Cookie Decorator Shirley Merker

Dandy Garden April Suite of the Month!

The January to June 2021 catalog is filled with lots of super awesome paper crafting products. I have banded with a group of global demonstrators to offer a super awesome Suite of the Month program using products from this catalog!

One product suite per month will be highlighted. The April suite is the Dandy Garden Suite on pages 24-27 of the January to June catalog. Purchase the Dandy Garden Suite or the Garden Wishes bundle or the Dragonfly Garden bundle plus product to get your order over $50 (excluding shipping and tax)and I’ll mail you 2 make alongs kits. The Youtube assembly videos will be emailed to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite via Youtube videos. You will get a bundle of ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Super Sweet!

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, 9-10am and 6-7pm, central time. I will need some time to prep your kit and mail it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month.

Please use host code VJUUXGDK if your order stays under $150 (excluding shipping and tax). Remove the host code if your order is over $150 so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Here are the Suites being featured each month with links to my online store and using host code EUNVSZHN. All page numbers refer to the January-June 2021 catalog.

April – Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes! Build your own suite to reach a minimum of $50 in orders (excluding shipping and tax). I will be using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (stamp set and punch) for the make and takes. So you might consider purchasing this bundle so you can create along with me. If you are doing a build your own suite, make sure to include the Dandy Laser Cut Paper pack so you get the delicate dragonfly laser cuts to work with! I won’t be including the laser cuts in your kits due to the nature of how they are packaged for customer use (a few of each laser cut per package).

May – Oval Occasions, page 65, 2 sizes of ovals in one punch! Build your own suite to reach a minimum of $50 in orders (excluding shipping and tax).

Additional suites for the summer months will be announced after I receive my copy of the new annual catalog that goes live on May 4th.

If you are not interested in these suites, I’ll still reward you with a different set of make and take kits with a qualifying order through the Social Cookie Social program. Click here for details on the Sugar Cookie Social program.

Any questions, click the contact button at the top of my blog.

Thanks for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Suite of the Month Stamper Shirley Merker

P.S. Here is a Facebook Live video sharing the Dandy Garden Suite and my current Kits in the Mail designs. I share in the video how I created the focal point for the greeting card pictured.

Last Chance Products aka Retiring List is Here!

Stampin’ Up! has announced the list of retiring products from the annual catalog. Check the list to see if any need to be added to your stash. The answer is Yes;)

This is also a good time to remind you that March 26th is the deadline to place a $50 or more order (excluding shipping and tax) to qualify you to receive the new 2021-2022 annual catalog for free from me. Please click this link to place your order so host code 6BA22K96 is added to your order. Click Here. Using a host code on your order helps me to earn host rewards which I can use in my business. IF YOUR ORDER IS OVER $150, do not use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself. I’ll still mail you a catalog if your order is over $150. If you have ordered over $50 in product in the past 6 months, your name is already on the list to receive a free catalog from me.

Any questions, click the contact button on my blog or email if you are on my email list. If you are not on my email list and would like to be, click the contact button and ask to be added. Thanks!

Happy Shoppin’ and Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Pop Up Box Greeting Card Kits in the Mail Ready for You!

It’s a fun day when it’s design day. I pluck patterned papers, ribbons and embellishments from my shelves with product suites in mind. The suites make creating a coordinated look easy. Look at what I created this time for my next round of Kits in the Mail!

These are Pop Up Box Greeting Cards. They could double as a dinner table party favor since the “box” creates a space to hold a fun treat.

The kits contain these supplies to create the greeting cards/table favors.

Here is my Youtube video showing what is included in the kit.

There are 3 kit options to order so you get the pet themed design you want. Or order a kit with one of each design.

1 DOG kit and 1 Ice Cream kit

You are ordering 1 DOG themed kit and 1 Ice Cream kit. Use your adhesives for assembly.


1 CAT kit and 1 Ice Cream kit

You are ordering 1 CAT themed kit and 1 Ice Cream kit. Use your adhesives for assembly.


1 Dog kit, 1 Cat kit and 1 Ice Cream kit

You are ordering 1 Dog themed kit, 1 Cat themed kit and 1 Ice Cream kit. Use your adhesives for assembly.


I used the following adhesives to assemble the kit:

Glue Dots, Tear and Tape, Stampin’ Seal, mini-dimensionals and multi liquid glue.

The White Chalk Marker can be used to write your personal message on the back of the card.

Join me during the April 17th One of a Kind Facebook Live event to assemble along with me. I’ll provide a Youtube video as well.

If you want to recreate the kit, these are the products I used to assemble the kit:

Playful Pets patterned paper

Playful Pets trinkets

Playful Pets ribbon combo

Dog Builder punch

Cat punch

2 inch circle punch

Real Red cardstock

Basic Gray cardstock

Resin Heart embellishments

Ice Cream Corner patterned paper

Purple Poisy cardstock

Cinnamon Cider cardstock


Cinnamon Cider ribbon


Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch

That’s a lot of products which make the kit a great value! If you decide to purchase the products through the links above, thank you! Your product purchase exceeding $50 (excluding shipping and tax) earns you 2 make along kits! You must ensure host code VJUUXGDK is applied to your order to qualify for the make along kits. IF YOUR ORDER IS OVER $150 (excluding shipping and tax), don’t use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. I’ll still mail you the make along kits if your order is over $150. Details for the make along Sugar Cookie Social kit program are here.

Thanks for purchasing a kit or purchasing product too!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley