Lemon Zest

Just a quick post today sharing the downline cards I snail mailed in May and the Mother’s Day card I sent to my Mom. It was fun to stamp the lemons and oranges to create a unique background.

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The designer series paper on both cards is retired along with the bundle stamp set and punch pricing. Both items are still available for purchase in the new annual catalog that went live this week. Cruise my online store and make purchases there too by clicking here.

If you are customer of mine and have not received a new annual catalog yet, contact me so we can make arrangements. Catalogs will be available at the June Card Buffet too. Catalogs are available online as well if you don’t want a paper copy.

Live it with Zest!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Happy Birthday Aunt Dollie!

My Mom’s sister celebrated 80 years of good living with a surprise party at her favorite neice’s house. Aunt Dollie likes to color images for focal points on her greeting cards. Since I have stacks of stamp sets, I decided to stamp 80 images that she can color to her hearts content.

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There are 2 of each image stamped with Memento ink pad, a mix of retired and current images. If she does not like the color combination she picked for the first image, she can change up the colors for the second image.

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I used a card exchange card and color coordinated with a Paper Pumpkin box to gift the images in. A simple and complete package that was quick to assemble.

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Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Dollie!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2018-2020 In Colors

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Stampin’ Up!’s new annual catalog is live! It is 241 pages of inspiration goodness. Cynthia McQueen did a great job with creating a fabulous project featuring the new 2018-2020 In Colors as revealed below.

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I opted to use Grapefruit Grove cardstock and whisper white for a summery look on this hand stamped greeting card. The new polka dot tulle ribbon has slightly raised, fuzzy whisper white dots which add to the summery look.

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I used the Big Shot brush to remove the pieces from the intricate Springtime Impressions thinlet.

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See the inside of the single flower? The smallest size of our new Faceted Dots fits perfectly in the center of the single flower.

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Supplies used to create the greeting card and  butterfly tiny treat box. Check back tomorrow for tips on assembling the box.

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Anastasia Radloff’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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Ink and Share Blog Hop Sneak Peek

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects made with Stampin’ Up! products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This hop features a sneak peek at the new 2018-2019 annual catalog. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Kirsten’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below.

I decided to pair 3 new products to decorate the returning silver gable boxes. These boxes arrived already cut and scored for easy popping up and decorating. I decorated both sides of the box as shown below.

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The new products are the Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Garden Impressions designer series paper and polka dot tulle ribbon. The ribbon was wrapped around the box to make a belly band. The ribbon dots are slightly raised and soft feeling. My favorite new product so far!

I wanted the butterfly to flutter so decided to trace around the thinlet with a pencil on whisper white cardstock and used paper snips to cut it out. The butterfly thinlet was cut out fully on the Garden Impression dsp and adhered to the whisper white cut out with a few glue dots down the center of the butterfly so the wings are free to flutter.

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I also traced around the “for you” sentiment from the Wood Words stamp set using the flower thinlet from the Springtime Impressions Thinlet set. The “for you” was attached to the daffodil delight gift note that can be tucked inside the box for a complete gift package.

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All the supplies used and the Big Shot too…

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Now click the next image to hop to Jacqueline’s blog see what new annual catalog product she is spotlighting.

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If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here. Please use host code 749G366T if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thank you for supporting my business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Links to participating demonstrators in case you get off the hop trail:

Happy Father’s Day Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Father’s Day themed blog hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Karie’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to use Seaside Shore and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and lots of ink pads! I wanted to create a colorful under the sea scene.

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Here is what all those ink pads created plus a little sponging with bermuda bay ink…

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the inside of the greeting card…

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Supplies used included the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the soon to be retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The mini ship’s wheel and anchor stamps were from the Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor kit. The stamp set Seaside Shore was the third set that had all the clear mount stamps used on the card.

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Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Emilie’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

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Here is a roll call list of participating demonstrators in case you need to hop back for a second look.

Shirley Merker, USA YOU ARE HERE!

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.

Thanks!