12 Dies of Christmas Forever Flourishing Dies

12 Dies of Christmas reveals are planned until I run through the 12 days! This should bring us to the new year and a little bit beyond. Day 8 features the Forever Flourishing dies with the Forever Fern stamp set from the Forever Greenery Suite in the annual catalog on page 108.

This greeting card is part of my 12 Dies of Christmas Kits in the Mail which feature a different die cutting and coordinating stamp set in each kit. Click here for details on the program and ordering your set of kits.

I have a playlist for all 12 videos on my Youtube channel. Here is the video for this design.

All dies, stamp sets, inks, cardstock and embellishments can be ordered through my online store by clicking the Show Now buttons on my blog.

Happy Holidays!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Snowflake Splendor

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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 December Celebrations. You may have arrived from Sandy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Best laid plans change. I love the Snowflake Splendor Suite. When I initially created this blog post, my plan was to use this suite. But then I got to designing without consulting my notes and came up with these square acetate box designs which are perfectly sized for a couple of candy store chocolate treats.

one for Christmas using a pattern from the Forever Greenery paper pack…

one for Valetine’s using the red velvet 12×12 inch paper…

Both use the beaded pearl trio embellishments found in the August-December mini-catalog. Snap them up quick because they did not make it into the January-June mini-catalog.

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
Terri Stewart
Amber Meulenbelt
Julia Mazur
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Carol Payne
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

One of a Kind Craft Along Details Here

Look at these fun, fancy fold hand stamped greeting cards! I bet you have seen nothing like them before! That’s because these are my original designs. I like to wow and surprise with unique folds, pops of color and fun embellishments too.

Each box includes 4 each of the 3 apple/pumpkin designs. That means you can share 3 cards of each design and keep 1 of each design in your idea file.

In addition, 1 Halloween kit and tutorial for this design is included too. I just could not resist including the Halloween design even though you might be receiving the box after Halloween! So that’s a total of 13 kits in the box.

Order your box my clicking the Contact button at the top of my blog or PM me in Facebook and ask for the Angle Card Kits. I’ll send a PayPal invoice to your email address for $30. Shipping is USPS priority rate so the box should arrive to you within a few days of ordering. Porch Pick Ups from the Sun Prairie, Wisconsin area are available too. Please don’t delay, order today! The One of a Kind virtual event where I will be sharing the how to video is coming up quick on November 7th. I need time to cut supplies and do an assembly line of the pieces to create the kits:) It’s just me in my stamp space creating the kits.

PLEASE NOTE: To finish the cards according to the samples, purchase the following items from my online store by clicking on the words for the particular product. If you have a similar stamp set/punch in your stash already, those should work if they are about the same size as the Stampin’ Up! versions.

Here is what I used to finish the card kits:

Harvest Hellos stamp set, Apple Builder punch, Real Red ink pad, Real Red reinker, Granny Apple Green ink pad and Pumpkin Pie ink pad.

Assorted adhesives and scissors to cut the ribbons are needed too. Stampin’ Up! does not allow demonstrators to include stamped images in kits. So that is why you need to provide the stamp set, punch and ink pads. I’ll provide the papers for the stamped and punched images. I just can’t do that work for you. Thank you for understanding.

If you are not interested in my Angle Card Kits, how about joining me and a few other demonstrators for a virtual Black Friday event? Details for this event can be found by clicking here.

The Annual and August-December Mini Catalog can be downloaded through those images on the right side of my blog as well.

I also share Facebook Live how to videos on my page. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker on Facebook, like and turn on notifications.

My Youtube channel has over 250 videos to keep you company. Click here to find my Youtube channel. Subscribe and turn on notifications so you know when new content is loaded.

Last, Please share my paper crafting opportunities with your paper crafting friends!

Thanks and looking forward to stamping with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

World Card Making Day is Here!

I started the weekend with a Friday Night In Online Retreat. It was fun and the time went fast! Today, I am sharing how to create these pocket cards during the One of a Kind virtual event. My time slot is 3:15pm. The Facebook Live video will go quick too! That’s what I like about papercrafting. I could create all day and never realize how much time has passed since I last ate;)

I have 10 boxes of these pocket card kits ready to ship on Monday. Would you like a box? It includes supplies to make 12 pocket cards with assorted designs and embellishments. Kits shipped on Monday will include the super fun gilded pumpkin design and either a kitty cat themed or puppy dog themed designs. Let me know whether you want the kitty cat or puppy dog print included when you place your order. If you want both pet designs, let me know that and I’ll swap one of the other designs for it.

Here is a closer look at all those luscious patterned papers, ribbons and embellishments included in your kit…

Order your box my clicking the Contact button at the top of my blog or PM me in Facebook and ask for the World Card Making Day Kits. I’ll PayPal invoice you for $28 and get your kit shipping to you promptly. Porch Pick Ups from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin available too.

Please note that you will need to provide your own sentiment stamps, ink pads, adhesives and scissors to cut the ribbons to complete the kits.

Here is a fun photo of all the punches I used to create the kits…

Moving along if you are not interested in the World Card Making Day kits, my upcoming online events include an Up North Stamp-a-Stack Online Retreat on October 18th and Kits in the Mail with details found under the respective images on the right side of my blog. Black Friday Retreat details will be posted soon. Save the Date!

The Annual and August-December Mini Catalog can be downloaded through those images on the right side of my blog as well.

I also share Facebook Live how to videos on my page. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker on Facebook, like and turn on notifications.

My Youtube channel has 240 videos to keep you company. Click here to find my Youtube channel. Subscribe and turn on notifications so you know when new content is loaded.

Last, Please share my blog with your paper crafting friends!

Thanks and looking forward to stamping with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

P.S. Patterned papers are 12×4 inches. Solid color cardstock is 5.25×3.75 inches. Whisper white or very vanilla is 5×3.5 inches.

P. S. S. Need to refresh your stash with Super Awesome Stampin’ Up! Supplies? I appreciate you ordering through me. Take advantage of my Show Special as directed below to receive a patterned paper share thank you bundle!

Help Me Avoid Housework!

Welp, I have carpet cleaning on the schedule for this weekend which I’ll gladly push off to a different fall day. It’s a little early to get the house ready for the next season anyway:) I would like to instead prep kits for you! I have 3 virtual events where I can help you push off your fall cleaning too;) Maybe the dust bunnies will skitter away on their own. A girl has to have dreams!

But seriously, I have a Friday Night In planned with my co-host Tracy from Australia on October 2nd, 6-8pm. Yes, it’s next week! I ship USPS 3 day so order as late as Monday night and the kits should arrive to you in time. If not, videos will be available on replay. Click on the photo below for the Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat details.

October 3rd is World Card Making Day. Gather with me virtually to create these greeting cards/party favors/gift card holders. Click the photo below for details.

If you are already thinking into the next season for your greeting card making needs, my Canadian co-host, Elizabeth and I will be showcasing the Snowflake Splendor Suite during our Sunday afternoon Up North Stamp-a-Stack retreat. Click the photo below for details.

Your kit order helps me avoid the dust bunnies, even for a little bit and every kit order helps me stay in business. So please share these stamp-at-home opportunities with your paper crafting friends! Thanks and looking forward to stamping with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

P.S. Register for all events by clicking the Contact me button on my blog or Message button on Facebook. Thank You for ordering and sharing!