New Catalog Products Sneak Peek Main Stage Presenter Samples

Fellow Great Lakes demonstrators got the design opportunity to play with brand new products and present them to use on the Main Stage. Sandy did a great job with the Follow Your Art Suite. I am always impressed by samplers and this one is super awesome!

I received this stamp set during the make n take supply distribution(read about that here), and will have the rest of the products on my order this week. Are you interested in making a sampler similar to this one? Please click the Contact button above if you are. I’ll set class dates for May and you will be first on the RSVP list!

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Is convention starting to look like a fun day? It is. I would love to have you join me in November. First step is to become a demonstrator on my team. Click the Contact button above to get started!

Check back for more Onstage convention fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Poppin’ Birthday

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the March Paper Pumpkin kit, Poppin’ Birthday, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from Charmane Hopkins’ blog. She had a great project!

Follow the photos below to see what I created. I started with the bonus numbers stamps by peeling back the protective plastic sheet. I inked 1-9 with Granny Apple Green ink. You can see the bottom row of stamps are uninked.

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I centered the inked stamps on Granny Apple Green cardstock and pressed on the protective plastic sheet with my fingers to transfer the ink from the stamps to the paper.

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Voila! A fun background!

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Add the streamers stamp along the edges to complete the background stamping. Use the included poppy parade ink spot to stamp the party hats around the gray striped paper that was cut from the kit contents.

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Add the sentiment on the die cut that was included in the kit. Decorate with the party hat and bow die cuts that were included in the kit.

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Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly as intended for the visual learners out there, including me! Watch the video here:

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to June Olsen’s blog to see what she designed.

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Grown With Kindness

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the February Paper Pumpkin kit, Grown with Kindness, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog. She had a great project!

I decided to line our 3×6 inch gusset bag with one of the printed layers included in the kit. The treat will be “hidden” in the bag behind the printed layer.

About 4 mini 100 Grand candy bars fit inside the bag once the bag is opened.

Cut the patterned piece of paper to 3 and 7/8th inches parallel to the long side. Then score at 2 inches parallel to the short side.

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The long piece that was cut off from the main piece serves as a backer to the fresh fig banner. Use the Everyday Label punch to create a tag from one of the cardstock pieces. It has a pretty, neutral design printed on it already. Attach all the pieces of the tag using the included dimensionals. Tie a bow from the included ribbon. Add a dew droplet too from the kit contents.

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Did you notice the mirror reflection in the punch? It says a FREE Stamp Set is included in every March kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 6th birthday. Yah! Make sure to subscribe by March 10th with your demonstrator. Or pick me as your demonstrator if you don’t already have a demonstrator so you can get in on the March kit and your free stamp set!

Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly as intended for the visual learners out there, including me!

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Deb Naylor’s blog to see what she designed.

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Be My Valentine

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Be My Valentine, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog. She had a great project!

The chameleon stamp with the fly friend is part of the included stamp set in the Paper Pumpkin kit. After all the kit supplies are used up, you can still use the stamp set on alternate projects. So I decided to use garden green ink on the stamp and color using ink pads and a blender pen.

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All the solid colored paper was processed through the Big Shot using either the new Rectangle Stitched framelits (item # 148551, 13 sizes in this set!) or the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits (item #145372). The “You’re So Fly” piece was stamped on a strip of whisper white that was 1/2 inch high. Then it was cut using the smallest square framelit giving it a coordinating stitched look on 2 sides.

The full card…

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all the supplies used…plus the Big shot too! The heart epoxy elements are from the Paper Pumpkin kit as well.

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Here is a photo of how the kit was intended to be assembled…

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Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly for the visual learners out there (including me!).

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Cheryl Hamilton’s blog to see what she designed.

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Make One, Take One Kit Class

Stampin’ Up! kits make paper crafting easy. The spring Occasions catalog features 2 kits on pages 21 and 22: Made to Bloom and Incredible Like You kits. The Made to Bloom kit is all inclusive so you can assemble on your own. The Incredible Like You kit requires a stamp set, inks and adhesives. Attend this class and use my supplies to complete the Incredible Like You kit. Then take the Made to Bloom kit with you to assemble on your own.

Class fee is $63 for the bring your own adhesives option. Class fee is $68 with a new liquid glue included that you take with you.

RSVP and prepay by February 3rd so kits can be ordered. Click the Contact button on my blog to RSVP. I’ll reply back with your RSVP and payment confirmation. Bring a friend that is new to stamping with me and you both go home with an extra card!

Hope to stamp with you then! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Here are the gorgeous cards from the Incredible Like You kit…

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Here are the fantastic floral cards from the Made to Bloom kit…

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