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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings September Blog Waddle

Welcome to the September Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring 3D projects. 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 3D projects! 

I began my card using the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (#152492). The card base is Garden Green 11″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide, scored at 5 1/2″. The layer is DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″. I cut the circle through both pieces once the DSP was attached to the card base. Cut a piece of Garden Green 1/2″ x 2″, fold it in half and bend each end half way back to the fold. This is the swing mechanism. Attach it with strong adhesive to the center, inside at the top of the card. Punch a small hole in from the fold. Cut a thin strip of Clear Window Sheet and punch a hole near one end. Put it under the hole in the Garden Green piece and attach the 2 loosely with a brad.

To make the card 3 dimensional, there is a piece of Garden Green, 4 1/2″ x 2″, scored at 1/2″, 1″, and 1/2″. Make it a W fold and attach the piece to the bottom of the back panel. Do not attach the front panel, yet. Attach another piece of DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″ to the inside of the back panel, covering the edge of the W piece.

The front of the card has branches in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. The sentiment is punched and layered with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. (#152883).

Next, using the Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp set (#152572) and the Birds & More Dies (#152721), I stamped the nest, birds and eggs and assembled them. I tried to color the birds as finches. To give the nest some weight to swing, I attached a second nest on the back of the front one. I added the leaves and attached them to the Clear Window Sheet piece.

I added a panel on the back for my message.

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 October 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 CRZS4S4U when ordering from me in September, 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 and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in September for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with 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 August Blog Waddle

Welcome to the August Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring cards created with a fun fold. (If you are one of my Mystery Stampers, please go look at another post – ha ha!) 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 created my card using the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (#153520). The card base is Cajun Craze 11″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide, scored at 5 1/2″. The layer is Blushing Bride, 5 1/4″ x 4″. Each piece of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is 2 1/2″ tall x 1 7/8″ wide. I made a template to equally fold back each center corner. The template is 2 1/2″ tall x 1 7/8″ wide. Mark 1 1/8″ down and 1/2″ in and cut diagonally from one mark to the other. Then just turn the template on each piece to fold the centers back. I did not pay attention to how I cut my paper, therefore the patterns do not continue from one piece to the next, but they don’t really have to line up.

The center square is approximately 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies (#152323) in Very Vanilla. I added a layer of Gold Foil under the Very Vanilla square. The stamped image is from Autumn Goodness photopolymer stamp set (#153454). I made this an anniversary card, but it can be used for an occasion. It was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder (#109129). I added 3 Gilded Gems (#152478) to complete my card.

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 September 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 JB9999EB when ordering from me in August, 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 and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in September for classes and Stampin Buffets, filled with 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.