Paper Crafting Blog Hop Guy Cards

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Happy Father’s Day/thinking of you/guy designs. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Sandy Ward’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

You will never guess what is on the opposite side of this designer series paper… it’s flowers! Look at the back side of your favorite floral pattern papers. Often, there will be a pattern that is suitable for all occasion designs. This particular pattern is part of the Garden Impressions paper pack.

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Use the Oh My Stars embossing folder on the pattern paper for greater visual appeal. Add Twinkle sequin stars to the center of the night of navy stamped stars. Linen thread in the power of 3 is wrapped around a 1 inch banner created with the triple banner punch.

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I usually line the inside of the card with whisper white but the bright color did not work the earthy color scheme. Instead, I used the leftover over 1×3 inch dsp piece to decorate the top along with the stamped stars along the side to bring a little of the outside to the inside. Use our paper snips to create a custom banner.

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all the supplies used…I already cleaned the stamps;)

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Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy Held’s blog in Australia 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

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Sandy Ward

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.

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 the Contact button above to get the conversation started.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Ink, Stamp and Share Guy Cards

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators and me. This month, we are featuring projects created with guys in mind. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Tricia Butt’s blog and her fabulous project.

The Tranquil Textures designer series papers has a few options that look like water. I picked the pattern with a little purple so the fish could be accented with purple.

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This card design was in the March Card Buffet line up. The supplies used to create the card were contained in a plastic tub lid and passed around the stamp table. Blender pens were used for coloring the fish. I wrap a piece of scrap paper around the cover at one end to indicate which pen should be used for which color. The pens won’t need to be “brushed out” of color until after the event. This might also save my ink pads from being accidentally dipped with the wrong color:)

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Sandrine Jse’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Sandra Roberts

Janey –

Sue

Laura Mackie

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Pia

Linda Harford

Melissa

Deb Naylor

Anastasia

Tricia

Shirley YOU ARE HERE!

Sandrine

Cindy

Ingrid

Karen

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Hold on to Hope How To

I shared this card in a Spring and Easter blog hop yesterday. Today, I am sharing assembly tips and supplies used.

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Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut to 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches forms a mat for the 3 x 5 inch Painted with Love dsp. Gold foil sheets cut to 1 x 3 inches and 1 1/2 x 3 inches form mats under the sentiment and cross respectively. A whisper white 1 3/8 inch circle accents the center of the cross.

The butterfly on the banner did now show up well in the above photo. Here is a close up showing that our mini-dimensionals are the perfect size to flutter this butterfly on the banner.

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Make one pass through the Big Shot as shown in the photo below. Nest 2 of the crosses towards the bottom of a 3 x 5 1/2 inch Painted with Love Specialty designer series paper. Both crosses will be cut. I opted to assemble them nested as well. The piece of Painted with Love dsp that has the crosses cut from it is used as a layer on the card.

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Use the regular sized dimensionals to secure the nested crosses. Use glue dots to secure the powder pink shimmer ribbon and linen thread.

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The inside is stamped with the same flower image that was stamped three times on the outside of the card too. A piece of 3 x 5.5 inch whisper white provides space for a personal message.

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All the supplies used creating this card.

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All of these products can be purchased through my online store here.

Would you like to get these products in your Starter Kit? The stamp set could be 1 of 2 stamp sets you can pick as your additional free stamps when you decide to accept the demonstrator opportunity before Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st. You decide which 2 stamp sets to add to your starter kit as additional freebies.

What is the demonstrator opportunity? That depends on your goals. Do you want to enjoy reduced prices while building or adding to your stamp stash? Then the demonstrator opportunity is for you. Do you want to share your ideas and designs with others? Then the demonstrator opportunity is for you. Do you want products delivered to your front door? Then the demonstrator opportunity is for you.

Click Contact above to get the conversation started about joining my Super Awesome Stampers team. The demonstrator opportunity can change as your goals change. I’ll support you as you need to. You will enjoy about a card a month in your snail mail box as a perk for being on my team. I am also available to answer any questions you may have or point you on the path to finding the answers yourself.

I am Holding on to Hope there are stampers out there that want to join my team! Is it you?

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Sometimes a sympathy card is needed

I am grateful to receive a sympathy card in a swap. This occasion is difficult to sit down and create when one is needed. I usually create several to have on hand so that I can just sign and send.

This card was created by Carolynn Lucas for our shoebox swap. It features the top selling and longest running stamp set Lovely as a Tree.

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Here are the images for the stamps in the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. You can see why this set is still very popular!

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Here is another sample created by a home office concept artist.

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You can add Lovely as a Tree to your stamp collection in either wood (item # 128655) or clear mount (item # 127793) block options by ordering through my online store. Click here to zoom to my online store.

Comment below with how long you have had Lovely as a Tree in your stash or if you are just acquiring this stamp set!

I borrow Lovely as a Tree from Mom’s collection. I can’t relay the copyright date on it since it is visiting my sister Tricia’s house right now. Mom said it was one of the first sets she bought and it still ranks high as a favorite set!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley