Happy Tailentine’s Day!

Spent the afternoon designing cards for next week’s Card Buffet and noticed this one is suitable for a Happy Tailentine’s greeting.

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If you want to reserve 10 of this doggy kits to create during the Card Buffet, click Contact above to make your reservation. Full February Card Buffet details can be found in this blog post by clicking here.

There will be other designs in the Card Buffet line up too! Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Coffee Break Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Coffee Break Blog Hop along with a cup of coffee or tea. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Sandra Robert’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Today’s hop features the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) with coordinating Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cup framelits. With 12 patterns to select from on 6 double sided sheets, our blog hop projects may or may not include coffee themes. The opposite sides of the dsp usually feature a complimentary pattern like strips, circles or asymmetrical prints that may be used instead of the coffee patterns.

I decided to create a dark chocolate espresso bean treat sack for my project. Our 2×8 inch cellophane bags holds about a serving of beans after I cut the bag to 5 inches. But a serving for me is 3 beans. I will probably be wide awake tonight since I sampled while I was designing:)

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The bag topper is 2×4 inches of early espresso cardstock that was embossed using the softly falling embossing folder and folded to make a 2×2 inch topper. The next layer is 4×1 1/2 inches from the Coffee Break designer series paper package. A whisper white 1 1/4 inch circle creates a mat for the mini coffee cup that was “embossed” using the sleeve framelit from the Coffee Cups framelit set.

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The Coffee Break dsp was snipped as shown to create the flag.

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Most of the supplies used to create the treat bag topper. I see I did not include the Softly Falling embossing folder and 1 1/4 inch circle punch.

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If you are attending the Card Buffet today, this is your party favor!

Did you also know that the Coffee Cafe bundle pricing is being retired? Order now to save 10% on the Coffee Cafe stamps and coordinating Coffee Cups framelits. Ordering information is at the bottom of this post.

 

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Rhonda’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

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In case you need to hop around, here is a link list of participating demonstrators:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here if you do not already have a demonstrator. Please use host code THAD9V7C 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.
If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team for the best benefits and discount buying. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.
Come back tomorrow for another design using the Coffee Break Suite products. I also share a different design in yesterday’s post here.
Thanks!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

ICS Blog Hop Apron of Love

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop featuring It’s a Girl Thing themes. I hope you are enjoying our stops. We have great projects to share with you!

I picked the Apron of Love bundle to create a hand stamped greeting card because it reminds me of my Grandma. The next supply to pluck from my stash was the Delightful Daisy designer series paper. I wanted a bright design so opted for daffodil delight cardstock for the card base and apron. One of the framelits look like lace so I repeated that design by using a white delicate doilie as a layer behind the apron.

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Our silver foil sheets provide the sturdiness needed for the utensils. We carry copper and gold foil sheets too. Tucked behind the doilie is a 3×3 inch old olive cardstock. There was a strip of daffodil delight cardstock left after cutting a few aprons so it was tucked behind the old olive piece.

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Grandma would visit for a month at a time. She would wear an apron when in the kitchen making a batch of chicken and dumplings. I remember the over the head style with ruffles she would wear at her house to protect her clothes. Grandma is remembered for her coffee cakes too.

I hope you are enjoying our It’s a Girl Thing blog hop. Now click on the NEXT image to hop to the next stop at Cheryl’s blog. Thanks!

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The Apron of Love stamp set and coordinating Apron Builder framelits offer lots of options for all occasion needs. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Follow my blog, Youtube channel and Pinterest board. Place orders at my online store here. I also offer Online Shopper Rewards. Click the button along the side of my blog for program details. Happy Stampin!

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Last Day to Earn Free Stuff!

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Do you have some basic supplies that need stocking? Today (March 31st) is the last day to restock your supplies and earn SAB rewards on your basics like neutral cardstock, envelopes and glue dots. Purchasing basics adds up. Make sure to add a stamp set you have been meaning to add to your stash to round out the order. During SAB, every $50 increment in purchases earns you SAB rewards!

Do you know some stamping friends that want to order but don’t have enough in sales to qualify for host rewards? I can create an online ordering host code so that online orders are gathered to one party where you are the host. You would receive any host rewards earned. Ask me quick to create a host code for you since today is the last day to Sale-A-Brate. Then contact your friends with the host code so they can place their online orders. Their orders are shipped to their address shortly after they place their order. I need to close your order by 6pm central daylight time today (March 31st) so you would be able to take advantage of the $25 in host reward dollars to spend if your party has $250 in sales.

Do you need to turn your entire wishlist into your shopping list? Being a discount buyer demonstrator is the best solution. SAB offers the opportunity of adding 2 stamp sets from either the annual or spring catalog of your choice to your $99 starter kit (excluding host only stamps). Enjoy free shipping on your starter kit too. Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team to enjoy my support as your upline. With my almost 15 years of experience as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I can help you find answers to your new demonstrators questions: how do I’s?, what ifs? and when does? If you decide to hold in-person or online events, I can help you make your first event a success. If your demonstrator goals change, I can support you along the way. There is no pressure from Stampin’ Up! or me to be a certain type of demonstrator. You be the demonstrator type you want to.

Time is running out. Are you ready to Sale-A-Brate? Decide which way you want to party and follow the steps below!

Placing an order? Please use host code THAD9V7C at my online store here if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, then do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Need a host code so you can invite your friends to order through your party? Please click on Contact above. I’ll email you a code and verbiage for you to share with your friends.

Discount buying sounds great! Sign up is through my website here. Please make sure my name appears in the upper right corner so you know you are signing up to be a member on my team.

If you have additional questions, please contact me. Thanks for Sale-A-Brating with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

May Good Things Grow with Paper Pumpkin

I participated in a Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop featuring the May Good Things Grow March kit yesterday. If you missed it, click here to hop along. Lots of great alternate projects showcased on the hop from other talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. My hop design is a 2 page 12×12 scrapbook layout. Vintage photos will be complimented on this layout.

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This is what the kit created: 2 styles of 4 note cards each to be hand delivered in pocket envelopes. Stamps and ink spot are included. Just add scissor to cut the ribbons.

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Stampin’ Up! publishes a short Youtube video showing kit assembly after kits start showing up in snail mail boxes around the 15th of the month. Here is the video for the March kit.

Paper Pumpkin is designed to make creativity easy! Each month you’ll get a professionally designed, all inclusive kit filled with fun projects you can make and share with friends. You can make them with your friends too for a fun Paper Pumpkin Night Out:)

New subscribers receive the April and May kit for 50% off the $20 plus tax per kit price. Shipping is already included in this price. Click here to take advantage of this promotion which means you get 2 kits for about $20! Make sure to enter promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 in your account.

The kit is a fun surprise in your snail mail box that arrives around the 15th of the month. You can skip a month, pay month to month or purchase subscriptions for cost savings of up to $2 per box. Subscriptions are purchased through my online store here. Subscription purchases are not eligible for inclusion in the SAVEFIFTY0418 promotion.

Thanks for being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and supporting my local business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley