Paper Crafting Blog Hooray To You


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 Happy Birthday projects and design styles to share with you. You may have arrived from Joy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The Hooray to You stamp set has this fabulously large image with coordinating smaller images which makes for a quick card. Use our Stampin’ Write markers to color the flowers to match the patterned paper. Two overlapping Classic Label punches add a bit of interest.

close up…

supplies used…

My Youtube video shows how it came together…

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy’s blog and see what fun project she designed.


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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sue Boerner

Sandy Ward 

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Julia Mazur

Krissi Hannahs

 Joy Nelson

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! Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in a welcome kit for. Join now and receive 5 additional designer series paper packages in your welcome kit! That’s a $63 value for free!

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

Free Shipping on March 17th Only!

Make your Stamp Shopping List today, there is free shipping tomorrow, March 17th only! Orders must exceed $50 excluding tax to qualify for free shipping. That’s the easy part because it’s time to add spring and summer prints to my stash! I need more of the ice cream patterned papers too;)

Click here to zoom to my online store which uses a host code. Keep the host code on your order if your order is under $150 excluding tax. Using a host code for orders UNDER $150 helps me to earn a few extra items I can use in my business. Remove the host code if your order is OVER $150 excluding tax so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself.

Placing an order that qualifies you for free shipping also qualifies you to earn free card making kits from me as part of my Sugar Cookie Social program. Click here for details on the Sugar Cookie Social program.

Click the Contact button above if you have any questions about the free shipping promotion or my Sugar Cookie Social promotion. Thank You for stamping and shopping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

So Cool for Kids Paper Pumpkin

I have a sneak peek to share with you…it’s for the April Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit is designed with kids in mind and kids at heart too:)

Sneak Peeky Details:

  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Interested in getting a kit delivered right to your snail mailbox? Sign up through this link by creating an account: click here. I will get credit for your purchase if you use this link or the links below. You have until April 10th to sign up but please note: supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. So don’t delay, sign up today!

By using the link above to create an account, your credit card will be charged each month until you skip a month or cancel your account. If you would instead like a one time charge to your credit card, use the links below to purchase the corresponding number of months of boxes. Then follow the directions in your order summary email to set up an account so Paper Pumpkin knows where to ship the boxes to.

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With a 12 month subscription, you will receive host rewards to spend on anything in the online store. Look at our other kits to spend the rewards on by going to my online store and clicking on Shop Products/Other Products/Kits.

Kits start billing and shipping after the 11th of each month. Your kit should be arriving to your snail mail box around the 20th of each month. In addition, Stampin’ Up! posts an assembly video to their Youtube channel around the 20th of the month.

I hope you are looking forward to receiving your So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

You Missed It! I had a crack o’ dawn timeslot, lol.

I already demonstrated this hand stamped greeting card at the crack o’ dawn this morning, well, the crack for a Saturday morning anyway, at 8:30am my time.

fully lined card inside for lots of writing room…

I added some layers in real time during the presentation including crumpling the bumblebee mat, inking all the cardstock edges with Crushed Curry ink using a sponge wedge and coloring the open weave ribbon with the inked sponge too. You will need to watch the video to see the upgrades. Ask to join the Facebook group to see the video and you will be rewarded with 16 other demonstrations too! Or watch the presentation that has been uploaded to my Youtube channel if you are not on Facebook.

If you like watching demonstrations using current Stampin’ Up! products, then save the date for the May 22nd Global SU Share Fair! We will be featuring products from the brand new annual catalog that goes live on May 4th! We start with demonstrators from Australia, move to the United Kingdom and then hop over the pond for the Canadian and United States demonstrators. Best part is you can watch from the comfort of your stamp space and recreate the projects using your supplies. Replay is available so you can catch the ones you are sleeping through:)

Videos are shared via a private Facebook group and is an exclusive benefit for being a customer of mine. Simply ask me to join the group via the Contact button on my blog and I will verify that you have placed a product order with me. Or place an order through by clicking here or on the host code photo below if you have yet to become a customer of mine. Earn some free dsp too! Then, you are in the group! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Super Awesome Event Coordinator Shirley

P.S. Here is a photo tutorial of the online shopping experience to help you place your order. Thanks!

ICS Blog Hop Hydrangea Hill

The Inspire Create and Share Blog Hop has stops around the world. We are glad you found us. If you have arrived from Terri Takashige’s blog, welcome! If you are starting at my blog, make sure to hop all the way around until you land back on my blog. The hop today features our favorite bundles.

Hydrangea Hill features hues of purple prominently. Of course it’s a favorite of mine!

The Pastel Pearls are so pretty!

My Youtube video contains assembly tips. Thanks for watching!

Now click on the Next button below to hop to Sharon Hashimoto Burkert’s blog to see what fun project she created.

Contact your demonstrator to place an order for the products featured in my project. If you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to order through me by clicking on the Shop Now buttons along the right side of my blog. Thanks!