May Guy Themed Card Buffet Invitation

Would you like to join us to create a few hand stamped greeting cards? Projects will feature current Stampin’ Up! products. All projects will be guy themed suitable to share with the men in your life.

Card Buffet details:

Create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from a buffet of options. Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

I can provide adhesives for $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

Place an order during the event or using the host code listed found on the right side of this blog and receive an extra kit.

Session dates are Sunday, May 19th, 1-3pm, Tuesday, May 21st, 9:30-11:30am and Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30-10:30am. I can also schedule a private session for your group. Just ask!

Please bring a friend or 2 or 3! I’ll accommodate as many stampers as I can. I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

RSVP by May 17th, 8am to reserve your spot and so I can have enough time to prepare kits for you. RSVP by clicking “Contact” above and let me know which day you prefer and how many in your party.

Pick up your new 2019-2020 annual catalog during the Card Buffet! All guests will go home with a copy! Hope to stamp with you then!

 

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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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

Yummies at Retreat!

Tasty yummies at paper crafting retreat is a tag team effort. We started with apps this time. Shots of tomato juice from jars canned on 9/5/18 at Mom and Dad’s house. Add about 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning per quart jar of tomato juice.

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Next, curry tuna quinoa bites were a hot app served with pickled beets. The beets were canned on 8/5/18 at Mom and Dad’s house. I had ginger tea in a fun glass.

I created the quinoa bite recipe moments before frying them. Here is the recipe in case you want to try it. It makes enough patties to serve 12.

Curry Tuna Quinoa Bites

3 – 5 oz cans tuna in water, drained

2 tsp Penzey’s curry powder

about 1/3 cup cooked purple onion

2 large eggs

1/2 cup dry quinoa, cook the 1/2 cup dry quinoa in 3/4 cup tomato water which makes about 1 cup of cooked quinoa

What’s tomato water? It’s the top part of home canned tomato juice. It separates from the pulp during storage and tomato water rises to the top part of the jar. It is partly shown in the above photo of the tomato juice shots.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, adding more or less quinoa so the mixture is slightly wet.

Fry on both sides in extra virgin olive oil and serve hot.

Next courses were served together, super awesome salad provided by Cheryl and Aunt Dollie.

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Faye made her famous and so delicious chicken wild rice soup.

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The four courses took a little over 2 hours. Faye served yummy chocolate chip bars for the fifth course. Mom and I may serve the sixth course yet tonight. Depends on if we need a little bed time snack! It’s Sassy Cow whipping cream whipped with 1 tsp vanilla and 2 packages of instant coffee Mom had in her stash. I was wide awake last night after licking the beaters from making the whipped cream. So maybe coffee infused whipped cream is not a good idea for a bed time snack!

Sweet Dreams from retreat!

Super Awesome Shirley

Shelli Designed a Paper Pumpkin!

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Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, has designed her very own special edition Paper Pumpkin kit—and we think you are going to fall in love with it! It has a unique box design and an elegant, vintage look and feel which reflects Shelli’s personal papercrafting style. She loves it and so will you!

Shelli created a short video with a sneak peek at what’s inside. Take a look!

In addition to the sneak peeks in the video, they have revealed that the kit includes  crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, an exclusive photopolymer stamp set and and a Classic Stampin’ Spot. The colors used in the designs are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. The card reveal is good news for those that have been asking for kits that only contain cards!

Interested in signing up? Click here to go to my Paper Pumpkin website to set up your account. If you are a new subscriber, then a clear acrylic block, used to mount your stamps on, will ship in your kit as a welcome gift.

Hurry, your account needs to be set up by May 10th in order to receive the kit. Set it up sooner since the kit is available while supplies last or May 10th, whichever is sooner.

Thanks and Happy Paper Pumpkin Paper Crafting!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. We got a sneak peek at Onstage Convention as a make-n-take. Here is what I created my supplies…

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May Guy Themed Card Buffet Invitation

Would you like to join us to create a few hand stamped greeting cards? Wow your friends with your new found talent! Could be your new experience for the day. It could also be an experience you share with someone that may think they are not creative. The only requirement to asking your friends to attend with you is that you like to spend time with them:) I’ll teach them how to stamp in just a few minutes.

Projects will feature spring Occasions 2019 with current annual catalog goodies rounding out the designs. All projects will be guy themed suitable to share with the men in your life.

Card Buffet details:

Create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from a buffet of options. Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

I can provide adhesives for $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

Place an order during the event or using the host code listed found on the right side of this blog and receive an extra kit.

Session dates are Sunday, May 19th, 1-3pm, Tuesday, May 21st, 9:30-11:30am and Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30-10:30am. I can also schedule a private session for your group. Just ask!

Please bring a friend or 2 or 3! I’ll accommodate as many stampers as I can. I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

RSVP by May 16th to reserve your spot and so I can have enough time to prepare kits for you. RSVP by clicking “Contact” above and let me know which day you prefer and how many in your party.

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley