Paper Crafting Blog Hop Gift Bow Builder Punch

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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 our fabulous punches. You may have arrived from Annette McMillan’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I opted to use the Gift Bow Builder punch, the Celebration Labels dies and coordinating Celebration Tidings stamp set for a 6×8 inch cello bag topper. I slide the Pampered Pets stamp set inside the cello bag to show how large the bag is since the bag is hard to photograph. Create a coordinating gift note to slip inside the bag using the Celebration Labels dies too.

Supplies used to create the bag topper and gift note include products from the Pampered Pets Suite, the patterned paper, real red stitched ribbon and a bone trinket. Other products as shown in the photo below.

I created the kitty cat topper during a Lunchtime Facebook Live after this post was published.

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
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Krissi Hannahs
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on my page demonstrating how I made the bag topper, only using the kitty print instead, at noon, central time, September 16th. Join me live or on replay. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker on Facebook and you have found my page.

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! A Super Awesome New Demonstrator promotion is going on right now! Click here and scroll to the Get and Go Starter Kit Promotion for details. Offer ends September 30th.

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

Lunchtime Facebook Live link…

World Card Making Day Event

October 3rd is World Card Making Day. Gather with me virtually to create these greeting cards. Wait, are they greeting cards? They could be party favors or gift card holders too. It’s a 3 in 1 treat!

Your kit includes supplies to make 12 of these 3 in 1 treats. 2 of each of the featured designs in the photo plus 2 more that will be a surprise when you open your box. How Fun!

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 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. Then join me online at the One of A Kind Facebook event or on my Youtube channel to assemble the kits with me on World Card Making Day, October 3rd.

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

Please share this opportunity with your paper crafting friends! Thanks and looking forward to stamping with you then!

Last, I made a short Youtube video advertising these kits. Click below to view the video. Like and subscribe to my Youtube channel while you are there, to be notified when new content is added. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Pumpkin Spice September Kits in the Mail

It’s Pumpkin Spice Time! I am excited to share my September Kits in the Mail designs including cookies, chocolate, cocktails and pumpkin spice. You can easily create these designs after receiving a box of card kits prepared by me.

Here is what is included in the box…

Supplies to make 3 each of the 4 designs with envelopes and a package of vellum doilies so you can use as many doilies as you like.

Please Note: Purchase the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle to complete the cards. The stamped and die cut images from this bundle are not included in the kit.

Interested in getting a kit? Super Awesome! The cost is $35 via PayPal and includes USPS Priority Rate shipping. Click “Contact” at the top of my blog to let me know you want to order the September Kits in the Mail. Include the email address to send the PayPal invoice to and what the mailing address is to send the kit to. Porch Pick Ups are available too.

I generally ship each Monday for invoices paid by Sunday noon, central time. This kit option is available until September 30th or while supplies last.

Substitutions in pretty items (patterned papers, ribbons and embellishments) may be made so you have a greater variety of design options. Patterned papers are double sided for additional creativity. Thank you for understanding!

Here is what I used to finish the cards:

Nothing’s Better Than Bundle

Early Espresso ink pad

Gorgeous Grape ink pad

Soft Suede ink pad

Pumpkin Pie ink pad

Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker is part of the Many Marvelous Markers

Poppy Parade ink pad

Crushed Curry ink pad

Real Red Stampin’ Blend

How to videos will be shared in my private Facebook group which you are welcome to join. Please ask to be added to the group when you order your kit.

Thank you for ordering the September Kits in the Mail!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Playing with Patterns

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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 our fabulous product Suites. You may have arrived from Annette McMillan’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I opted to use Playing with Patterns Suite which is showcased on pages 100-102 of the annual catalog.

This Suite features the Playful Alphabets Dies and Pattern Play photopolymer stamp set. The coordinating patterned paper package, Playing with Patterns, has modern designs in pops of purple posy, night of navy, coastal cabana and calypso coral shades. I opted for the dramatic combination of night of navy against purple posy.

Since the stamps are photopolymer, they can be coaxed into a gentle curve as stamped with the bottom sentiment.

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
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Cindi Pratt
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

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 and let me know you are interested in learning about being on my team.

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

Alternate Projects for August Kits in the Mail

The Flowers for Every Season patterned paper pack has 24 gorgeous patterns giving you lots of options to showcase both sides of the papers. Create a quilted, pinwheel look…

or create quilted squares…

Supplies to make these cards are included in the August Kits in the Mail box. Or make the scrappy strip design in the next photo instead with the flower kits…

Cards featuring globes are included in the kit as well…

I have about 20 Kits in the Mail available for shipping. Would you like a kit?

Each kit contains assorted paper, ribbon and embellishments to create 3 each of 4 greeting card designs. Substitutions in papers and ribbons may be made for a wider variety of color options for you.

Please note that sentiment and image stamping are not included in any of the kits in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy. This includes the sentiments, feather, globe and swirly.

Purchase the Beautiful World bundle which includes the Beautiful World stamp set and World Map dies to complete the globe cards. The globe and globe stand and feather are not included in my kits but the paper to create these elements are included.

The cost for 12 kits and 2 completed cards is $35 via PayPal and includes USPS Priority Rate shipping. Click “Contact” at the top of my blog to let me know you want to order the August OOAK Kits in the Mail. Include the email address to send the PayPal invoice to and what the mailing address is to send the kit to. Porch Pick Ups are available if you are local to me (Sun Prairie, WI) to save the shipping cost.

Additional Bonus While Supplies Last! A variety of patterned papers from the World of Good Specialty paper package are included.

Please Note: You will need to use supplemental supplies from your stamp room to complete the kits. All the supplemental supplies I used are listed below and can be ordered through my online store. You may already have similar items you can use from your stamp stash:)

Beautiful World bundle or get it all!: World of Good Suite Collection

Early Espresso ink pad

Poppy Parade ink pad

Many Mates stamp set

assorted embossing folders to jazz up the card bases, I used:

Old World Map

Dainty Diamonds

Lace 3D

Please note that the punched shapes are included in your kits. Here are the punches I used to create the kits:

Everyday Label punch for the adventure card

Story Label punch for the flower cards.

To order the supplemental items, click on the item to zoom to my online store. Please make sure my name, Shirley Merker, is in the upper right corner of the store so I get credit for your order. If your online order is under $150, please use the host code listed on the right side of blog. If your order is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Kits in the Mail are available while supplies last or until August 31st. Thanks for understanding I have limited quantities on hand. New designs are featured each month. So subscribe to my blog so you are notified when the September designs are posted.

In celebration of my 17th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and thanks for your product order, receive a pdf tutorial of 17 projects when you order as directed below. I’ll send the pdf directly to the email address you used in your order promptly.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Here is the Facebook Live video sharing how to create the quilted cards. If the link does not work, find my business Facebook page by searching for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker in Facebook to view the video. I’ll be live again tonight at 6:30pm central (Aug 17th) and 9am central (August 18th) to share how to create the other designs in the August Kits in the Mail. Thank You!