Paper Crafting Blog Touch of Ink

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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 projects and design styles to share with you showcasing exclusive, free products you can earn with qualifying orders. You may have arrived from Nancy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I paired the Touch of Ink Sale-a-bration stamp set with the Forever Flowers pattern paper from the annual catalog.

I used a modified Rock n Roll technique to color the hummingbird. Ink the image in Crumb Cake. Then Rock n Roll Shaded Spruce on the belly and Night of Navy on the wings. Yep, ink is transferred to the acrylic block. Just wipe with a tissue to keep your fingers clean.

close up…

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.

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sandy Ward

Maureen Rauchfuss

Terri Stewart

Joy Nelson

Sandra Roberts 

Julia Mazur

Nancy Reynolds

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

ICS Blog Hop Touch of Ink

The Inspire Create and Share Blog Hop has stops around the world. We are glad you found us. If you have arrived from Sandra Robert’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 Sale-a-bration products which can be earned free with purchase.

I decided to do a little something with the Flower and Field designer series paper. It features boldly colored images against a black backdrop for a stunning look.

The watercolor images in this set go outside of the lines, just like real watercolor would, without the watery mess:) I fussy cut around the butterfly with our super sharp paper snips. I tried various embellishments on this design. But the bold daisy print made creating this card easy with no additional embellishments needed.

The 4×1 inch strip that was leftover from cutting the large 5×4 inch background piece is wrapped around the white square for a finished look.

I almost made creating this card super simple with just stamps, paper, ink and the paper snips. But I tend to have die cut and embossed shapes in my sniblet bin. You know the one, where all your leftovers go to be used for another day. The basic white piece was enhanced using our new Stitched with Whimsy dies that coordinate with the Hot Dog stamp set.

Here are the supplies I used…

Now click on the Next button below to hop to Darla Robert’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!

Global SU Share Fair Blog Hop Ice Cream Corner

We have a Super Awesome Group of Demonstrators sharing their talents in our private Facebook group called the Global SU Share Fair. We broadcast about every other month with videos available on replay if you miss the live days. The next live day is Friday, February 12th. Save the date! This group is an exclusive group for our customers. If you are a customer of mine and are not part of the group, please click on Contact above and ask for an invitation.

Today we are CASEing the August Share Fair projects. I decided to CASE Maureen’s fancy fold card that featured a Halloween design. Here is her card.

Here is what I created based on her tutorial instruction and design.

Slip the belly band ribbon off to reveal the secret messages…

Supplies used to create this card plus the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and Stitched With Whimsy dies.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the Next button to zoom to Tracy’s blog to see another fabulous tutorial CASED project!

In case you get off the hop trail, here is a list of all the participants.

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Nancy Reynolds
Gina Connor
Joy Nelson

If you are inspired to place a $50 or more order (excluding shipping and tax) using host code EUNZSZHN, I’ll email you a pdf copy of all of the tutorials included in the August Global SU Share Fair. Click here to place your order.

The photo below shows the project designs used in the tutorial.

Last, please send me a comment by clicking Contact above to join the Global SU Share Fair Facebook group if you are not already a member so you can watch the next event from the comfort of your home on February 12th. You need to be a customer of mine to join the group. So place your order today so you become a customer of mine!

Thanks for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Paper Crafting Blog Snail Mail Suite

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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 projects and design styles to share with you showcasing products from the brand new January to June 2021 catalog. You may have arrived from Sandy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are fun to decorate! Here is my version with ‘shroom tie ons and a removable belly band. A custom made 3×3 inch gift note completes the set once something fun is tucked inside the box.

Watch my Youtube video showing assembly tips.

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.

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

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

Paper Crafting Blog Playful Pets Suite

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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 projects and design styles to share with you showcasing gift packaging. You may have arrived from Sandy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The Playful Pets Suite is a must add to your collection since it features both cats and dogs. My project today features each pet on a treat package. The printed gusseted cellophane bags are roomy enough to bake a batch of snacks and gift to the neighbor pets.

I can share recipes for taste test approved puppy dog treats. I use to bake for our beagle and it was the highlight of his week!

the kitty cat version…

I do have a Youtube video showing assembly tips.

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.

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Martina Auer
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

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.

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