DIY striped Bella and Friends CASEing the Blog Hop Design 9

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along. I am CASEing the designs on the hop to show you how to CASE. If you see a design you like but don’t have the supplies on hand, you can substitute with supplies you do have in stock.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Melanie Coverston and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop card entry #2. You can see her design by clicking here.

I made my own striped paper since I did not have striped paper in stock that color coordinated with the other colors on my card. To make your own striped paper, apply ink directly to the Simple Strips embossing folder on the raised stripes side as shown. After inking the embossing folder, place your paper at a diagonal inside the folder before flipping it shut and processing through the Big Shot.

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The resulting diagonal pattern is on the bottom half of the card below.

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I used markers to apply solid color to the images. I used a sponge dauber with crumb cake ink to lightly add fluffiness to the dog. I rolled up the smaller end of the sponge to lightly add always artichoke ink to the turtle head, legs and tail.

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Pretty sure this design will be in the Card Buffet for January 26/27. Would you like to join us? Check out the details for the Card Buffet here.

Let’s Sale-A-Brate! Shop, Host or Join as a member on my Super Awesome Stampers Team! All three actions are rewarded! Please click Contact above if you want to take advantage of offers going on now. Let me know what you more details for.

The Sale-A-Bration brochure and ordering any of the supplies in this post are at my online store here. Join the Fun details are here.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Snowflakes inside but not out, CASEing the Blog Hop Design 7

As I write this post, we have yet to get snow that requires the snow blower to be fired up. I have been surprised when Jim has shoveled the few times we have gotten flakes because they could have just all blown or melted away. We still have many months of winter so I expect the flake count to start adding up. Until then, I will continue to create with my snowflake stamps in my cozy stampin room.

My snowflake design below was CASED from fellow Canadian demonstrator Elizabeth Green and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. I mostly followed her card #2 design that you can see by clicking here. I helped coordinate this hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

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Our silver foil sheets emboss beautifully using embossing folders. I used our new Simple Strips embossing folder to draw the eye to the center of the card. The “amazing” was also cut on the silver foil sheet using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You thinlits that you can earn for free with qualifying order. I used our fine tip glue pen to adhere “amazing” to the card.

The clear faceted gem adds a nice detail…

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Inside the card is decorated too. The exclamation point requires no additional paper or cutting. The “o” is punched from the “o” in the silver “you”. The top part is punched from the “g” in “amazing” from the card front.

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Supplies used are below plus the Big Shot machine with magnetic and multi purpose platforms. The 3 layering circles framelits are from the Layering Circles framelit collection. 16 circles in that collection so it is a great buy!

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Would you like to enjoy the demo discount just like I do? I welcome and support all types of demonstrators from just buying for myself so the dollars can buy more to holding an event or 2 or wanting to build a business. If you have been a demonstrator before and want to sign up again, I welcome you back to my team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team! During Sale-A-Bration, new demonstrators can choose up to 2 additional stamp sets to add to your $99 starter kit. In addition, you pick which $125 of products you want in your starter kit and enjoy free shipping on the entire box! SU even includes basic business supplies to help you get started if you want to explore the business side.

Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator. Sign up is through this website too. If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post.

Hope you enjoy some snowflakes today whether they are inside or out!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

*Update* It snowed over night. Looks like I’ll be getting out the shovel. Still snowing though so I may wait for a bit. It appears to be light and fluffy. Let’s hope it is to make it an easier job. My front step snowpeeps will be appearing while I am outside as is tradition with the first snowfall!


January Card Buffet – Invitation Details

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Create 10 greeting cards with envelopes from a buffet of designs featuring Sale-A-Bration products. You pick which cards to create and how many of each design.

No prior paper crafting experience is required. It takes just a few minutes to teach you how to use the supplies:)

Sessions are Friday, January 26th, 1-3pm or Saturday, January 27th, 2-4pm.

RSVP by January 23rd.

Receive extra kits by prepaying by January 23rd, placing an order during the event, being new to stamping with me or bringing friends that have not stamped with me before. Super Awesome Stampers Team Members receive an extra kit too!

All supplies except adhesives are included for $20. Adhesives are $3 extra or bring your own.

Place a $100 order at my online store here using host code NGFHAMFP prior to or during the event and your buffet is free! $100 order excludes shipping and tax. Can not be combined with any other offer.

You are welcome to bring your cropping caddy with your assorted tools like paper snips, bone folder, paper piercing tool if you like to fine tune your card kits. Pack all your favorite assorted adhesives including a tape runner, glue dots, dimensionals, tear-n-tape and green glue. I have all kinds of new adhesives available for purchase too.

RSVP by adding a comment or clicking on “Contact” above.

Hope to stamp with you and your friends then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Candles to Light the Way

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Our Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper has a Christmas hymn theme. I thought it paired well with the candles from the November host exclusive stamp set. This stamp set also featured a reindeer in the sweater and the words “tis the season” which were featured on other cards in previous blog posts.

These were the last cards created for the season. I am just about ready to shelve the holiday paper crafting accessories. I can use the opposite sides of holiday imaged dsp left in my stash for January projects. The opposite sides are usually neutral patterns such as dots, stripes and splashes. Perfect to stamp images and words on for quick focal points.

It is appropriate that the last holiday cards I created featured candle images. Candles are used for celebration, warmth, reading by and also to light the way. Happy Holidays!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Your invitation to the Card Buffet!

Getting an invitation is a nice way to know that someone wants to spend time with you. Whether it is to go for a walk, an errand run or another Big Adventure (my Mom’s code word for just about anything that involves car travel), it is usually more fun when done with more than one.

Is today the day you accept my Super Awesome Card Buffet invitation? Before you discount your creativity abilities, consider that the supplies to create the cards in the photos below are prepared by me in neat kits. You just have to stamp and assemble. We also use some fun tools like the Big Shot and punches to create the focal points.

Sounds like something you want to try? Super Awesome! RSVP for one of these sessions: Saturday, May 13th, 9-11am and Thursday, May 18th, 9-11am, 1:30-3:30pm, 6-8pm. I can pack up and bring a mini buffet to you and your friends at a time that works for you. Just ask!

Please RSVP with design picks 2 days prior to your session so I can have enough kits ready and a station reserved for you.

Order as cake, tools, fish.

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Order as starburst, rhinestone flourish, wisteria wonder flowers.

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Order as dragonfly, bridge, umbrella, hot air balloon. Returning from past buffets because I have not broken down the supply tubs!

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Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. I can provide adhesive for $3 or bring your own. Additional projects can be purchased for $1.50 per project.

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

Members of my Super Awesome Stampers Team also get an extra card kit!

Thank You for accepting my Card Buffet invitation!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I just ordered the new 2017-2018 annual catalogs! Stampers at the May Card Buffet will be able to take a catalog with them, while supplies last!