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…

Announcing Up North Stamp-a-Stack Online Retreat!

It’s fun to visit different regions of the world and without leaving your home is a bonus! I am partnering with Elizabeth Green from Canada to bring you an Up North Online Retreat featuring the Snowflake Splendor Suite. Can you identify our rolled o’s during our presentations? Since we are both from Up North, I can hear the Up North accent during video playback. I don’t think I sound like that in person:)

We have decided on a Stamp-a-Stack theme to get the most out of shipping costs. The snowflake designs can be used for many different occasions too: thank you, thinking of you, birthday, winter holiday greetings and just because! Your retreat includes 40 make-n-take packets, 10 each of the 4 designs shown in the photos below, a pillow gift and thank you note.

After the retreat is over, a pdf tutorial of all the make-n-take projects and the bonus, surprise demonstration will be emailed to you so you will have all the dimensions and supplies used to recreate the projects in your stamp space.

Please Note: you will need to use your own stamps, inks, adhesives, dies and embossing folders to finish the kits. The snowflake die cut shapes are not included but the paper for you to cut the shapes is included. Links are below to order these additional products.

Content will be broadcast via Youtube, Zoom and a private Facebook group. Please make sure you can access Zoom and join the private Facebook group for the best experience. The Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the event. An invitation to join the private Facebook group will be sent once your registration has been paid. If you can only access Youtube and have an email address to send the pdf tutorials to, you are still welcome to join us!

Ready to register? Please click the Contact button above and request to join the Up North Stamp-a-Stack Retreat. I’ll send a PayPal invoice promptly according to your attendee status: $80 retreat fee OR $75 retreat fee because you placed a $50 or more order prior to registering using host code 4YSA3BG4 at my online store here OR $75 retreat fee for Super Awesome Stampers Team members. Yes, you can join my Team! See below for the September joining special.

BONUS BUNDLE BUY!!! Register for both the October 2nd and October 18th retreats and receive $10 off the total retreat fee. Click here for the October 2nd details.

If you would like to order the products to finish the cards as show in the samples, click the links below which should be linked to host code 4YSAS3BG4.

Snowflake Wishes Bundle (stamp set and dies)

Winter Snow embossing folder

Buy the entire Suite to have more consumable products to play with:

Snowflake Splendor Suite (includes Snow Wishes stamp set, So Many Snowflakes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder, Balmy Blue glimmer paper, Blue Adhesive Backed gems and Snowflake Splendor ribbon

Ink pads used to complete the kits:

Rich Razzleberry ink pad

Night of Navy ink pad

Pacific Point ink pad

If you are considering a Suite of products, would you consider signing up to be a demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team? New demonstrator welcome kits are $99 with no shipping cost AND you get to pick up to $125 of products to add to your starter kit! PLUS!!! Stampin’ Up! has a promotion going on right now where new demonstrators get 2 additional stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card making kits added to their welcome box. Full details for the promotion are found by clicking this link. Signing up is easy with the online process at this link. Once I have confirmation you are on my team, I’ll honor the reduced price for retreat.

Don’t Delay, Register Today! Attend our Up North Stamp-a-Stack Online Retreat from the comfort of your own home. Elizabeth and I are excited to be sharing lots of pretty projects, super surprises and dynomite demonstrations with you!

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

Global SU Share Fair Today!

Here is what I created during my presentation…

Want to see the how to video? Click Contact above and ask to join the Global SU Share Fair group. Joining is by invitation only and for customers of the demonstrators that are presenting. If you are not already a customer of mine, order anything from our 193 page new annual catalog or August-December 2020 catalogs (pdfs on my blog) and you will be a customer of mine! There are 17 presentations today along with 34 presentations from past events waiting for you on replay. Well worth placing an order to be a member of this group!

Make sure you order as directed below to receive the Show Special which is a pdf of the 17 projects featured in today’s event.

Contact me to be invited to the Global SU Share Fair Facebook group. Then start crafting along with us!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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