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.

The New Basic White products

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple as long as I have been stamping, 21 years this April! We all love it. The mill that produces the Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Stampin’ Up wasn’t given much notice on this closure. Stampin’ Up jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. They have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. They have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White! The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by Stampin’ Up’s quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. Basic White cardstock is sure to become your new crafting staple!
NOTE:  This won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

  • Basic White 8 ½” x 11″ Cardstock (159276)
  • Basic White 8 ½” x 11″ Thick Cardstock (159229)
  • Basic White 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (159231)
  • Basic White Medium Envelopes (159236)
  • Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes (159232)
  • Basic White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes (159233)
  • Basic White Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (159234)

Snowflakes!

Snow Many Ways with Snowflakes
Nature has many ways of showing off her genius, and one of the most notable examples is found in the delicate patterns of snowflakes. Our concept artist decided to highlight the whimsical beauty of these fabulous ice crystals using the So Many Snowflakes Dies (item 153560), a variety of embossing folders, and subtle, pastel color combinations to create truly breathtaking cards—which can be easily adapted to suit any winter occasion.
To make the watercolor snowflake accents featured on the Happy Hanukkah and Snowflake Wishes cards, we simply applied Blushing Bride and Misty Moonlight ink to the die-cut snowflakes using Sponge Daubers (# 133773)—replicating the soft hues of a wintry, twilight sky. Our artist enhanced the texture and beauty of these cards using the Winter Snow (#153577) and Evergreen Forest 3D (#153576) Embossing Folders, respectively.
To create our Thank You Snow Much gift bag, we embossed Brushed Metallic Cardstock (#153524) using the Woodland Embossing Folder (# 152881) and added peek-through snowflake die-cut pieces for extra charm. Who wouldn’t love to receive this darling gift bag, tied with a 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) Metallic Mesh Ribbon (#153550)? This project would also make the perfect host or booking gift!
How many ways can you showcase the beauty of snowflakes with your cards and 3D projects?

Mini-Cut & Emboss Machine

This cute machine has a compact footprint for easy storage and travel. The 3 ½” platform works with many of Stampin’ Up!’s smaller dies and smaller embossing folders. Dies and embossing folders that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine are indicated in the product description in our catalogs and online store.

Included with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine:

  • (1) Mini Base Plate (Plate 1)
  • (2) Mini Cutting Plates (Plate 2)
  • (1) Mini Embossing Plate (Plate 3)
  • (1) Mini 3D Embossing Plate (Plate 4).

Item #150673 – $60 Reminder: When you purchase this machine before February 28th, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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.

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.

Mystery Stamping on Monday Night – 12/07

Here are the cards we made last Monday night during our Mystery Stamping Zoom meeting. Using up our DSP stash!

DIRECTIONS
For Landscape Card:

Card Base: (ON BACK SIDE OF FRONT) Mark at 2-1/8 on the left side + right side 
Mark at 2-3/4 at the bottom center of the card base. 
Score each side from bottom center to side center fold AND 2-1/8 mark.
DSP: Mark at 2-1/2 at the bottom center
Cut from the 2-1/2 mark to the upper left corner AND upper right corner.
White/Vanilla: Mark at 2 1/2 at the bottom center
Cut from the 2-1/2 mark to the upper left corner AND upper right corner.

For Vertical/Portrait Card:
Card Base: (ON BACK SIDE OF FRONT) Mark at 2-3/4 on the left side + right side 
Mark at 2-1/8 at the bottom center of the card base. 
Score each side from bottom center to side center fold AND 2-1/8 mark.
DSP: Mark at 2 at the bottom center
Cut from the 2 mark to the upper left corner AND upper right corner.
White/Vanilla: Mark at 2 at the bottom center
Cut from the 2 mark to the upper left corner AND upper right corner. 

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