Stampin Stray Ducklings September Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects for Fall or Halloween. 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 beautiful cards! 

I was instantly attracted to the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle (#156819)! It contains the Beauty of Tomorrow cling stamp set (#156459) and the coordinating Beautiful Leaves Dies (#156468). Purchasing the bundle entitles you to a free Level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer through the end of September!

I used a Blackberry Bliss card base with the first layer cut with the large die from the Beautiful Leaves Dies out of Gold Foil (#132622). The two flower clusters were stamped in Gray Granite on Basic White, die cut and then colored with Stampin’ Blends. I used a Layering Circle Die (#151770) to cut a piece of the Blackberry Beauty DSP (#156458).The sentiment from Pansy Patch (#154999) was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and punched out with the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch (#154425). A bit of Gold Shimmer Ribbon (#152156) finished off the card.

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 October 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 August Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects from the July-December Mini-Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration flyer. 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 beautiful cards! 

I was instantly attracted to the Nature’s Harvest Bundle (#156813)! It contains the Nature’s Harvest cling stamp set (#156495) and the coordinating Harvest Dies (#156504). Purchasing the bundle entitles you to a free item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer through the end of September!

I used an Early Espresso card base with a layer of Harvest Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (#156494). The tags were die cut in Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake with a die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies (#155563). The top tag was topped with a die cut piece in Very Vanilla and tied together with a bit of Linen Thread (#104199). I also cut the wild flowers in early Espresso and tucked them behind the tags.

The flowers are stamped in Early Espresso and then colored with Watercolor Pencils (#141709) and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (#149014). A touch of a Blender Pen (#102845) created the very soft look. Then the flowers were die cut. The sentiment from Pansy Patch (#154999) was stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla. A gold bumblebee from the Bumblebee Trinkets (#155568) is the final touch for my card. What do you think?

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 September 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.

Time to Sale-A-Brate!

Sale-A-Bration is back Today through September 30th! During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn free, exclusive products for every $50 you spend. Plus you can enjoy unique, unbeatable benefits when you host a party or join the Stampin’ Up! family!

Click on the link above to shop, host, and join during Sale-A-Bration. Not only will they benefit—you will, too! To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, how it works, and how it can help you build your business, continue reading.

During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! The Sale-A-Bration products with limited supply include:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

All other Sale-A-Bration products will be available throughout the promotion. High demand can send these products into backorder and delay shipping, but the supply will not run out; all orders placed will be honored.

Stampin Stray Ducklings Summer Fun Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring summer projects. 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 fun, summer cards! 

I love the Color & Contour stamp set (#154994) and the Scalloped Contours Dies (#155560). These are available as a bundle (#158356), too! I started with a Bermuda Bay card base with a layer of Basic White. The flowers are stamped randomly in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. I stamped an extra flower on a scrap and die cut it. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark (#102283) on a scrap of Bermuda Bay and heat embossed it with white embossing powder (#155554). I added a bow of white Bakers Twine (#155475) on the corner after die cutting the sentiment.

I love summer flowers, so I am sharing another flower card! This card is a simple Basic White card base with a strip of Pattern Party DSP down the left side. This wonderful DSP is available as to purchase with your Host Rewards when you host a qualifying party of $150 or more. The flowers from the Flowers of Friendship (#155358) are stamped in Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and the leaves in Granny Apple Green. They are punched out with the Flowers & Leaves Punch (#155373). I used the Scalloped Contours Dies (#155560) to punch out the sentiment, from Pansy Patch (#154999), and adhered it to a piece of Pool Party cardstock. I added some reitred sequins after coloring the centers of the flowers in Basic Black.

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 August 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 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.