Bridal Brunch Thank You Cards

So what to do with your bridal brunch paper decor after the party is over? How about transforming the supplies into the guest thank you cards. This is what I did with the patterned paper, flirty flamingo cardstock and vase wraps that were part of the table centerpieces from the bridal brunch this past Saturday.

original decor:

transformed with a little cutting, punching and stamping…

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Watch my Facebook Live video to see how the decorative label punch is used for the thanks tag and to see the assembly line! Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker in Facebook to find my business page.

I’ll make delivery to Melody on Wednesday. Hope they like the re-design!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Embossing Folders on Sale! aka the Retiring List has posted

SU announced the retiring list of products from the annual and Spring occasions catalog. I just cruised the online store and found these essential Big Shot paper transformers!

The real zingers are these though:

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I reach for these to add the perfect last detail to many projects including these sour cream party favors shared at our annual paper crafting retreat:

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Ready to place an order for those embossing folders, super awesome fringe scissors and other fine products? My online store is open! Click on this link to shop now.

Please use hostess code E6NBEWZZ if your order is less than $150. If your order is more than $150, you should consider being a demonstrator (under me!) so you can buy your products at a discount! If you still want to order more than $150 and be my customer, that is fine too. Just don’t use the hostess code because you get to keep all the host rewards.

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Don’t mind the grid below. I can’t delete it and it transferred with a copy and paste.

 

Scrabble and Hot Cross Buns

We hosted an Easter afternoon with Jim’s family on Sunday. Preparations included rounding up all the special dinner and service ware. The next house will have a built in glassware wall, yes, I typed WALL. I like to make tablescapes just like my Mom does.

We have a several generations of glassware from both sides of the families. China from  my Grandma G, serving ware that has been passed down, glasses from a sister (and we used all of them!).

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Bunny butt treat bags ensured candy got taken out of the house but just as much candy stayed with us. Cotton tails were on the backsides of the bags.

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My first hot cross buns turned out delicious. I’ll be substituting rye flour in my next batch and taste testing with my Dad. He misses the raisin rye from the Dunnsville bakery. I think this is a similar recipe.

My nephew Travis shares his brown eggs for fresh from the farm goodness. His eggs are the extra large brown ones. I dyed the others from store bought white eggs (don’t tell Travis!) with either pickled beet juice or spinach and red onion skin dyed water. Pretty!

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Nancy brought a festive dessert. Nice ending to a home baked meal.

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Our first Scrabble board. Started with KEG and ended with UR both relating to the beverage industry.

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After another Scrabble game, our afternoon was up. Jim and I tidied up while our guests drove back to their homes. Thanks for visiting!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I did not take a photo of my plate with all the courses. We had honey glazed ham, green bean casserole, lettuce salad, twice baked potatoes, pickled beets, hot cross buns, regular buns and champagne. Yum!

Card Buffet…so many fun options!

I have offered a Card Buffet event for several years. I feel it is the best option for guests and for me. Guests select which cards to create from the line up and how many of each card. I get to design using lots of fun colors and coordinating products and make those piles of supplies…ready to be stamped and assembled!

I have all the designs ready for the sessions this week so I thought I would share them.

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I typically include a 3-D project and Paper Pumpkin kits too in the buffet line up. I will have a scrapbook layout available as well but I don’t have it designed yet.

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Ready to create a few cards? Sessions are Thursday, March 16th, 1:30-3:30pm, Saturday, March 18th, 10am-noon and Sunday, March 19th, 2-4pm.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 14th so I can have enough kits ready and a station reserved for you.

Cost is 10 cards with envelopes or 3-D’s for $20. I can provide adhesive for $3 or bring your own.

Earn extra kits by prepaying by March 14th, placing an order during the event, being new to stamping with me, bringing friends with you that have not stamped with me before.

Thanks and hope to stamp with you this week!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

Pretties

I love to create 3-D’s…maybe it is because I know a treasure will be tucked inside…maybe it’s because I can use embellishments that have thickness…I know it’s because I can use my coordinating Stampin’ Up! products to make the design session easier and presentation look professional.

Here is what I am working on for an upcoming event where the ladies will appreciate the pampering. Our clear tiny treat boxes will contain the inspirational messages with fun touches.

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Assembly line…

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I decided to share my hoarded stash of sparkly embellishments which add the perfect touch to the box top. Pretties!

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These will be the dinner party favor. I hope to share the table setting after the event. So stay tuned!

Consider creating in sweet sugarplum today. It will delight your senses!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Valentine’s Made Easy

I needed to assemble lots of valentine’s party favors for my visits to senior living communities. The Adorning Arrows Paper Pumpkin comes to the rescue! Supplies for 24 boxes were included in this kit. Watch the quick How To video here:

Since February is a popular month for senior living visits, I needed quite a few more party favors so I went looking through my Paper Pumpkin past kit stash of leftover supplies and found what I needed to create the rest of the party favors.

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Quick and cute! Stamped the verse on the die cut banner, stapled it and the candy to the die cut heart and done!

The next favor combined cone bags from last year’s Spring catalog with Sending Love designer series paper and bits from a few different products. The folded bag end adds another layer of interest.

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Last favor was assembled almost as intended. The pink baker’s twine was suppose to be a bow but I decided to make it easy for me and used a length instead to add interest.

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Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration! Get the full details at my website under the Paper Pumpkin section. I love getting a monthly kit in my snail mail box that just needs stamping and assembly. You would too!

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

#Onstage2017 Display Stamper Submission

I have it marked on my calendar to apply again to be a display stamper at our all demonstrator gathering coordinated by Stampin’ Up! The gathering is called Onstage and it is great fun! In fact, attending convention is one of the reasons I signed up to be a demonstrator 13 years ago! If you would like to attend Onstage in the Twin Cities as part of my team, you need to sign up to be a demonstrator  through my website to start enjoying the best winter hobby ever! Haha!  Onstage registration starts January 10th. The midwest gathering has either been close to capacity or sold out so don’t delay in joining my team!

Okay. On to my submissions for display board stampers. Hope they pass the test!

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That’s It! The home office asked for 3 greeting cards, 2 of 3-D projects and 1 scrapbook page. Hope my samples have inspired you to get stamping!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. It is going to be bitter cold in my neck of the woods. Did you know my online store and the demonstrator opportunity are available to you from the comfort of your computer? No braving the cold for supplies anymore! One of the many reasons I love Stampin’ Up!

 

Build It Framelits in Basic Gray

Last of day of sharing projects that I created as a display stamper for Stampin’ Up!’s Madison convention in November. We were asked to create 15 projects so I decided to split them up using three different accent colors. Today’s accent color is basic gray. I used an ancient technique we learned so long ago…creating our own designer series paper using inks and rubber stamps! The patterns on the very vanilla paper were all hand stamped by me using the Nailed It stamp set and delightful dijon and basic gray inks.

Both smiley face stamps are part of the Nailed It stamp set. There is a frowny face too 😦

Our kraft tag a bag gift bags make quick gift card holders. Hmmm…I’ll try to get a video posted on that. The cello bag with the visa card inside is our medium clear envelopes. Neat alternate uses for both products!

We will be back to holiday cards in the next post! See you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Build It Framelits in Real Red

I was chosen as a display stamper for Madison’s Onstage Stampin’ Up! convention in November! I was not allowed to share what I created to show at convention until after all demonstrators were allowed to preorder these products. So here is what I created using the Urban Underground Suite!

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Build It Framelits are new as well as the coordinating stamp set Nailed It. Both are on page 48 of the spring Occasions catalog. See the fun hexagon embossing? Create the same deep etching using the hexagons dynamic textured impressions embossing folder on page 47 of the spring Occasions catalog. I just received my shipment of these catalogs along with the Sale-a-bration brochure! Let me know when you can stop by to pick up your copy!

Papers used on these projects are real red, delightful dijon and very vanilla cardstock. Serene Scenery is the designer series paper. Real red is the ink. Ribbon is delightful dijon mini striped measuring 5/8 inch wide. The gift card envelope and trims thinlits were used to create the unique tag shapes and the photo mat on the scrapbook page, the real red layer on the card, the flap layer on the star party favor and also the nailed it gift card holder. The only project I did not use this thinlit was the petite cafe bag!

It was fun to receive a bundle of supplies to create with and then share the projects with my stamping friends at convention. Check back tomorrow for another suite of projects.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Weekend Getaway Fun on Friday!

Eight Stampers planned and packed paper crafting projects and then added a few more supplies to the transport pile (haha!). If you have attended a Weekend Getaway, you know we have a hard time only taking “a few” supplies to the getaway. We might need elegant eggplant, perfect plum and rich razzleberry to create the perfect project. Why only use one shade of color when we can use three?!!! Seriously, many of us have been getting away for many years so we do try to pack light knowing our time away is limited. Although we can craft the night away, we do need to sleep for a few hours each night!

Creating pillow gifts to share with getaway guests is something I look forward to. This one was not on the pillow but on each work table due to the perishable product inside.

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The coffee candy will give us a few calories when we need it later in the evening.

Inside each box was a peachy surprise.

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Glad I had this brand new Perfectly Wrapped kit to make creating this box easy and pretty. The tangerine tango and peekaboo peach flower petals compliment the real peach treat inside.

I visited the Tree Ripe peach truck yesterday so had to share the goodness!

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Afternoon refreshment mixed with vanilla vodka as long as we are locked in for the night!

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We also partake in coordinated potluck. Tonight is walking tacos and it smells so good!

I’ll be posting more from the getaway so stay tuned!