Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

Welcome to our June Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring birthday-themed projects!

You may have arrived here from Tracy’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the Hand-Penned Suite Collection for my birthday card. It has the Hand-Penned Petals (#155070) stamp set, the coordinating set of Penned Flowers Dies (#155557), the gorgeous Hand-Penned Deigner Series Paper (DSP) (#155499), and the Genial Gems (#155500) embellishments. The card base is Misty Moonlight with partial layers of Hand-Penned DSP and Mint Macaron from the Subtles DSP (#155229). The flower patterned paper was die cut at the top with a die from the Penned Flowers Die.

I cut a frame of Pale Papaya with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690) and removed the inside of it. I used a Water Painter (#151298)and Misty Moonlight ink on a piece of Basic White to place behind the frame. I stamped the flowers and colored them with Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya Stampin Blends. The sentiment stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black is from the Pansy Patch stamp set (#154999) and punched out with the Double Oval Punch (#154242), To finish the card, I added White Bakers Twine and a few Genial Gems.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner  <— You are here!
Annette McMillan
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Julia Quinn

I hope you found some inspiration for your next birthday card!

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, 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? Click the Contact Me button above.

Stampin Stray Ducklings New Catalog Products Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using products from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I love the Beauty of the Earth Suite (#155843) found on pages 10 and 11. The suite includes the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (#155834), Beauty of the Earth DSP (#155841), and the Bark embossing folder (#155431).

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base, scoring at 4-1/4″ and 7″. The DSP on the front is 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and the two complimentary pieces are 1-1/2″ x 5-14″ and 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. To make the tree on the front, I used the Beautiful Trees Dies (#155840) to cut the background piece in Mossy Meadow, the trunk in Early Espresso, and the front piece in Old Olive. Inside, the Basic White piece inside is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set(#154983), stamped in Mossy Meadow on Basic White, layered onto a scrap of Cinnamon Cider.

Inside of card showing the placement of the gift card.

The front flap is adhered at the top and the bottom, which allows a gift card to be put inside!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Debbie Widener
Lori Helvick
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of July 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 June for Stampin Buffets, filled with summer cards from the Annual catalog and July Buffets will have products from the July-December Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 4 people and I will happily wear a mask.

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

Stampin Stray Ducklings April Blog Waddle – Dads and Grads!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects for Dads and Graduates. I created this card for my husband for Father’s Day. He has been such an awesome help to me the past 6 weeks, above and beyond his usual wondrful help! I also have several graduates to honor this month including 2 well-deserving teacher retirements! I will be using this same fun-fold to create those special cards. The standing up portion will be the mortarboard! You may have arrived here from Kim Baker’s blog.  Following me is Nancy Legate’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I started my card using a Crumb Cake base. The Very Vanilla piece is just slightly smaller than a 3″ square. The images from the Sailing Home stamp set (#149457) are stamped in Night of Navy and 2 of them are die cut with the Smooth Sailing Dies (#149576).

Here is my fun-fold template:

All participants in this month’s waddle:

Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Nancy Legate

Debbie Widener

Kim Baker


Please join us on the 10th of June 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.

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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings March Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects for Easter or Spring. I decided to make a bright, Spring birthday card. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I started my card using a Magenta Madness base. I took a piece of Basic White and cut it into 3 pieces, just under 1-3/4″ each. Then I pulled out several bright inks and began to play with the In Bloom photopolymer stamp set (#154380)!!! The colors are:
Gorgeous Grape
Magenta Madness
Daffodil Delight
Coastal Cabana
Poppy Parade
Granny Apple Green
Memento Black

And I just had to carry those beautiful blooms into the inside of my card!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Lori Helvick
Debbie Widener
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of April 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings February Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Valentines, love, wedding, anniversary, etc. theme. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I have a family wedding this summer, whether we can all attend remains to be seen, but the couple deserves a beautiful card to celebrate their marriage.

I created my card using a Basic White base with a layer of Basic White embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (#151474). The next layer was die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690). I have been intrigued by cluster embellishments and I created one for the bottom left-hand corner using dies from the Sunflower Dies (#152704), Flourishing Forever Dies (#152714), and the Butterfly Beauty Dies (#151819). The flowers were punched from Vellum Cardstock (#101856) with the Small Bloom Punch (#!52316). The center of the flowers have Opal Rounds (#154289) in them. The card was completed with the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (#!46912).

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Lori Helvick
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of March 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 March 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings January Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle and the first one of 2021! This month we are featuring projects from the new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) flyer or January – June Mini-Catalog. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I love Designer Series Paper (DSP)! My name is Sue and I am a DSP addict. The two DSP packages offered in the SAB flyer convinced me to place my pre-order right before Christmas! Featured on my card is the Flower & Field DSP (155223). My card base is Basic Black. The layering panel is Rococo Rose 5-1/4″ x 4″. I cut the top piece of DSP with the Curvy Dies (#154319). Then I put that piece right-side to the wrong-side of the bottom piece of DSP, traced the curve with a pen and hand-cut it. This ensured the curve on my lower piece of DSP matched the top exactly. Finished the card with Basic Black and Rococo Rose Stitched Shapes Dies (#152323 Ovals and the sentiment from . A bit of White Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (# ) for a bow and it is complete.

I think a White Stampin Chalk Marker (#132133) would look great on Basic Black for the sentiment or Whisper White Ink (#147277). The Happy Birthday sentiment on my card is from Here’s A Card (#149438).

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Lori Helvick
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of February 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 November for Stampin Buffets, filled with holiday cards 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings December Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a fun fold. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I have wanted to try this fun-fold card and this waddle was my motivation! If you are one of my Monday night Mystery Stampers, don’t read any further, until after December 14th!

I created my card using a Cherry Cobbler card base (above) and Shaded Spruce card base (below), measuring 5-1/2″ x 11″. I chose 3 pieces of the ‘Tis the Season (6″x6″) Designer Series Paper (#153489) for these cards. And it is currently on sale for $9.20 in the Year-end Clearance Sale, as it is retiring soon. Any of these pieces could be replaced with a piece of complimentary cardstock that is embossed. The “Merry Christmas” sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set (#149418) and die-cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690) or the Stitched Rectangle Dies (#151820). The cards are completed with belly bands and greetings.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of January 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 November for Stampin Buffets, filled with holiday cards 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings November Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Suite in the Annual Catalog. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I picked the World of Good Suite (#154140) on pages 24-26 of the Annual Catalog.

I created my card using a Cinnamon Cider card base and a fun fold to create the corner. Next I embossed the North America stamp with Versamark Ink and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Basic Black cardstock, matted on Cinnamon Cider and then on a piece of the World of Good Specialty DSP (#152491) in this collection, and then layered on Basic Black. I duplicated this to make a bookmark.

Inside the card I layered Whisper White on Basic Black and stamped the globe image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.

The stamp set and dies are also available in the Beautiful World Bundle (#154091).

Thanks to my fellow Stray Duckling, Nancy Legate for the inspiration for this card and the fun fold!

World of Good Suite Collection

Preserve your worldwide adventures with travel patterns and brass accents in the World of Good Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! This suite collection is also available in French. 

The World of Good Suite Collection includes:
* Beautiful World Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Brass Foil Sheets
* World of Good Memories & More Card Pack
* Antiqued Corners & Slides
* Early Espresso 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Faux Suede Trim
* Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
* World Map Dies (10% off)

Product colors: Basic Black, brass, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White 
Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Lori Helvick
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of December 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 November for Stampin Buffets, filled with holiday cards 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings October Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Suite in the August-December 2020 Mini-Catalog. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I choose the Snowflake Splendor Suite (#155115) on pages 36-38 of the Mini-Catalog.

I created my card using a Whisper White card base and a Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (#153513) layer on it. Then I punched snow flakes using the So Many Snowflakes Dies (#153560) in a layer of Whisper White, cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.

I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue and a few of the smallest snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes (#153444) photopolymer stamp set. Then I added 3 Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems (#153547). Before attaching the top layer, I die-cut a snowflake out of the glitter paper and then adhered it on the top.

An easy card to make now for Christmas or to send after Christmas as a thank you note. Here are a few more ideas for using the products in this suite!

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR SUITE COLLECTION

Enjoy the splendor of hand-painted imagery in a rich, cool color palette in the Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! Get swept away with a flurry of creative products designed to inspire you.

The Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection includes 
* Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off) 
* So Many Snowflakes Dies (10% off) 
* Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper
* Winter Snow Embossing Folder
* Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
* Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
* Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ribbon

Product colors: Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Whisper White

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Lori Helvick
Nancy Legate
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

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

I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring 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 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 October and November for Stampin Buffets, filled with holiday cards 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.