Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

Welcome to our September Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects for birthdays!

You may have arrived here from Julia’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the new Welcoming Woods stamp set (#156550) for my birthday card. The card base is Basic White. I took another piece of Basic White and used the fabulous Blending Brushes (#153611) to add 4 colors of ink to create the background. Then I stamped the trees and leaves in Early Espresso. I stamped the sentiment from Pansy Patch (#154999) in Early Espresso and cut the layer into 4 pieces and adhered to the base. A nice quick card great for upcoming fall birthdays!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn

Sue Boerner <— You are here!

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Krissi Hannahs

Joy Nelson

I hope you found some inspiration for your next birthday card project.

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Punch it up!

Welcome to our August Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects using our fabulous punches! Can you guess how many punches I used on my card?

You may have arrived here from Julia’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the Medium Daisy Punch (#149517) to start my card. The card base is Crushed Curry with a layer of Basic White. I wanted to anchor my jar of flowers, so I used a piece of In Good Taste DSP (#152494). I punched 10 daisies out of Daffodil Delight. Then I used a Blending Brush (#153611) to darken the centers and a little bit on the petals with Crushed Curry. This adds depth to the flowers. The flowers needed a container, so I stamped the jar from Jar of Flowers (#152515) in Smokey Slate and then stamped the smaller jar stamp on the back side in Pool Party, stamped off, to add the water in the jar. Of course, then I punched out the jar with the coordinating Jar Punch (#152703). The stems were stamped in Old Olive and then colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin Blend (#154892).

The jar is popped with Dimensionals (#104430). The flowers needed some greenery, so I used the Sprig Punch (#148012) on Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstock. The top daisy is popped up on a dimensional and the sprigs tucked in among the daisies. I stamped the sentiment from Art Gallery (#158201) in Early Espresso and punched out with the Banners PIck a Punch (#153608).

I also made a version of this card using the Daisy Punch (#143713) to create 3 larger daisies. Which one do you like the best?

I colored the centers with an Early Espresso marker and then added some Wink of Stella (#141897) to make the centers sparkle. Did you count the number of punches I used? It was 4!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

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

I hope you found some inspiration for your next stamping project using punches.

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper!

Welcome to our July Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects using our fabulous Designer Series Paper, DSP for short!

You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the Expressions in Ink – Speciality DSP (#155464) for my birthday card. It is a part of the Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (#155459). I used the Artistically Inked (#154542) stamp set and the coordinating set of Artistic Dies (#155371). The card base is Granny Apple Green. The DSP is 4″ x 4″ and the strip on the left is 1″ x 4″. The flowers was stamped in Pale Papaya on Basic White and die cut. The card was finished with Pale Papaya Ribbon and sequins from the Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack (#155465).

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sue Boerner <— You are here!

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn 

Joy Nelson

Sandy Ward

Nancy Reynolds

I hope you found some inspiration for your next project using Designer Series Paper!

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.

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Birthdays

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

You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a fabulous project! I chose the Timeless Tulips Bundle (#153793) for my birthday card, as I have several birthdays to celebrate in the next 2 weeks. The card base is Basic White with the corners rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch (#146320).

I used the Ornate Layers Dies (#152726) for the next 2 layers. The bottom layer in Gorgeous Grape and the next layer in Purple Posy. Then I stamped the tulips in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather and the leaves and stems in Pear Pizazz. I fussy cut the leaves and stems and smallest tuplips. The large tulips and curvy leaves were punched out. A bit of ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo (#152468) ties the flower stems together. The sentiment from Here’s A Card (#149438) is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and the ends are punched using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (#152883).

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

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

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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – January

Welcome to our January Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects from the new January-June Mini-catalog and the Sale-A-Bration flyer! I’m so glad you are checking out our blog hop this month. You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I chose the Paper Blooms 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (#155222) from the Sale-A-Bration flyer for my card. The card base is Seaside Spray, a single 5-1/2″ x 11″ piece. It has a matching belly band. I used 4 pieces of the DSP and one white panel for the message. This is a fun-fold card we did for Monday Night Mystery Stamping.

The sentiment is from Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set (#155282), stamped in Night of Navy. It is one of the stamp sets in Level 1 you can select with a $50 purchase by February 28th. I used the Cherry Blossoms Dies (#151456) to create the flowers on the belly band and inside on the white panel.

The sentiment on the inside of my card came from Friend Like You (#149237). I also created a version of my card with Rococo Rose for the card base.

Products used to create these cards:

All bloggers in this month’s hop:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner <— You are here!
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

I hope you found some inspiration for your next Stampin’ project!

My Events calendar has 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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Gift Packaging

Welcome to our December Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects for gifting!

You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a fabulous project! I chose the Snowflake Wishes Bundle (#155172) for my card. The card base is Night of Navy, a single 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece.

I am challenging myself to use up every piece of this beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (#153512)! Four more sheets to go, but I have several anniversaries and birthdays in January! The DSP is 4″ x 12″, scored at 1-1/4″, 5″ and 10-1/4″. The snowflakes are cut from Highland Heather, Night of Navy and Whisper White. The sentiment ends are punched using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (#152883). Under the snowflakes is a piece of ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo (#152468).

Inside the card, the flap of DSP is adhered to hold a gift card. What do you think?

All bloggers in this month’s hop:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner <— You are here!
Martina Auer
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

I hope you found some inspiration for your next gift packaging Stampin’ project!

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.