May Paper Pumpkin

Step up to the plate!!! This month’s beloved baseball kit was made for celebrating the all-stars, MVPs, and legends in your life—men, sport-lovin’ ladies, and baseball fanatics alike! With bold primary colors, classic pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and a stamp set fit for a hall of fame, there’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team. Plus, this month’s kit contains a chewy ballpark staple—bubble gum! Chew while you craft, slide it into a card, or save it for later.

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Stampin Stray Ducklings April Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day and Spring. I decided to make a birthday card, but the sentiment can easily be for a different occasion. You may have arrived here from Kim Baker’s blog. Following me is Lori Helvick’s blog. Let each of us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I started my card with a Blusing Bride base and layered a piece of In Good Taste DSP (#152494) on the base. Next, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla through my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#150673) using one of the Greenery Embossing Folders (#152716) and layered it on a scrap of Blushing Bride punched with the Triple Banner Punch (#138292). Next I added a Gold Hoop Embellishment (#152474) and the stamped pieces from the Forever Greenery stamp set (#152599). It is a part of the Forever Fern Bundle (#154094). Then I die cut pieces of Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and gold foil using the Forever Flourishing Dies (#152714). I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set (#149346) in Blushing Bride on a piece of Very Vanilla, die cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies (#152323) circle. I added a Gilded Gem (#152478) and finished the card with a bow of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon (#144146).

I am most intrigued with creating clusters of embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages. Have you tried to create any clusters?

All participants in this month’s waddle:

Sue Boerner <– You are here!
Lori Helvick
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Debbie Widener
Kim Baker


Please join us on the 10th of May for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found to the right of this post when ordering from me, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

You are always welcome to join me on Monday nights for Mystery Stamping! Let me know you are interested and I will send the Clues and Zoom invite to you!

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in April for Stampin Buffets, filled with flower cards and others from the Annual catalog and the Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 3 people and I will happily wear a mask.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Monday Mystery Stamping – 3/22

Here are the cards we made Monday night during our Mystery Stamping Zoom. It is a variation on a card we did early on in this Mystery Stamping adventure! There are SO many wonderful possibilities with this card! So many beautiful Designer Series Papers! Use up your stash!

If you would like to join us, please contact me and provide an email address. I will send out the Mystery Stamping Clues ahead of time with the Zoom invitation. We meet at 7:30 Central Time for about 40 minutes.