Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Celebrating Birthdays!

Welcome to our 1st Paper Crafting Blog Hop of 2022 with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects for birthdays!

You may have arrived here from Sandra’s blog. She had a great project! My card features the Friendly Hello Bundle – yes BUNDLE – from the 2022 Sale-A-Bration brochure – yes Sale-A-Bration – meaning it’s free with a $100 order!! The bundle includes the Friendly Hello photopolymer stamp set and the Friendly Hello 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (DSP).

The card base is Basic White with a layer of the DSP on it. Then a smaller piece of Vellum Card Stock (#101856), stamped with images in Jet Black Stazon Ink (#101406) was added. This is the ink you want to use on porous surfaces, like vellum. Then I stamped the bird on a branch image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708) on Basic White and colored it lightly with alcohol markers. The sentiment from this wonderful SAB set is stamped in Pool Party. All images were adhered carefully with the adhesive hidden behind the solid pieces of the card. Three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for a little bling!

We are 2 weeks into Sale-A-Bration, time to look through the annual and mini catalogs and order what you must have and earn free products!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

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

I hope you found some inspiration for your next birthday card. Enjoy hopping through the blogs, looking at all of our birthday projects!

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 January Blog Waddle!

Happy New Year! Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month our projects feature products from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog.

I picked the Friendly Hello stamp set and the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper (DSP) which comes together in the Friendly Hello Bundle, free with a $100 order. I started with a Fresh Fresia card base and added a layer of Basic White with strips of the DSP. A Granny Apple Green scalloped circle backs a Basic White circle on which I stamped the bird for one card and flowers for my second card. The sentiment is also included in the Friendly Hello stamp set and stamped in Fresh Fresia. Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color the bird and flowers.

Check out the Annual Catalog and the fantastic new Mini-Catalog to make your qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Nancy Legate
Debbie Widener
Sheryl Diemer
Lori Helvick
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 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time 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 December Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month our projects feature products from the Annual Catalog. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog.

I love to take a stamp set that is not featured as a Christmas stamp set and create a Christmas card with it. I decided to make this card a birthday card as I have several friends and family with January birthdays! The Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set (#154983) which comes in the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (#155834) was my inspiration. I started with a Balmy Blue card base and added a layer of Basic White cut with a die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies (#151820) On the Basic White layer I stamped the two tree stamps in Evening Evergreen and Mint Macaron. The sentiment is from Pansy Patch (#154999) and stamped in Balmy Blue. The bow is Balmy Blue retired ribbon.

I also used the Inspiring Canopy Dies (#155963) as the main feature on another card. The card base and trees are Basic White. The blue patterned paper is from the Beauty of the Earth 12 x 12 DSP (Designer Series Paper) (#155841) and backed with a piece of Night of Navy. The cardinal came from the Beautiful Trees Dies (#155840). The sentiment from Christmas to Remember (#156300) is stamped in Night of Navy.

Be sure to look through the Annual catalog and find the stamp sets you may have missed your first 20 times looking through the catalog!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Nancy Legate
Debbie Widener
Lori Helvick
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 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time 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.

Seasonal Sale Next Week!!!

If you have your heart set on a handful of supplies, there’s no better time to buy!

Between the 16th and 18th of November, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog.

Stampin Stray Ducklings November Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring cards for December holidays. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog.

I love to make Christmas cards, and I started them early this year. I chose the Poinsettia Dies (#153522)! I started with a Very Vanilla card base and added a layer of Gold Foil (#132622) with a smaller layer of Very Vanilla on top. Next I did lots of die cutting and embossing. The beauty of these particular dies is they emboss and cut with one pass through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine (#149653)! I used a light tack tape to hold the embossing die and the cutting die together as I ran the Red Velvet Paper (#153490) through.

I die cut the berry stem from the Gold Foil Paper and the holly leaves from Shaded Spruce. The sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set (#158335) stamped in Shaded Spruce. A bow of retired Very Vanilla trimmed in gold ribbon.

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 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 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.

October 20th – 24-hour Cling Stamp Set Sale!

All day Wednesday, October 20th, all cling stamp sets in the Annual Catalog will be 15% off.

  • Stampin’ Up! wanted to ensure enough stamp sets would be available for everyone! As they’re still experiencing effects from an earlier supply shortage, they wanted to prevent potential frustration and provide products in sufficient supply.
  • The bright side? They’re offering more discounted stamp sets than ever before! With the exception of Host stamp sets, every cling stamp set featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog will be on sale. What a treat!
  • If you’re not familiar with our cling stamp sets, watch this video for the basics. 

You can place an order through me, or shop directly through my online store. Tomorrow the store will have a category titled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set on sale to ensure a quick and easy shopping experience.

Stampin Stray Ducklings October Thankful Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring Thank you or Thanksgiving projects. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Which is your favorite?

I love to make Thanksgiving cards. It is important to me to tell people how very special they are to me and how thankful I am to have them in my life. I chose the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle (#156478)! It contains the Pretty Pumpkins cling stamp set (#156472) and the coordinating Detailed Pumpkins Dies (#156477). Purchasing the bundle saves you 10%!

I used a Cajun Craze card base with a layer of Bumblebee. Next are two pieces of Harvest Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (#156494). A piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace (#149593) was tied around the BumbleBee and DSP layer). The large pumpkin was stamped in Crumb Cake and the trio of pumpkins in Soft Suede. Stampin Blends added some color and highlights to all of them. The largest pumpkin was die-cut from the copper sheet in the Brushed Metallic Cardstock (#153524) package. The message was stamped in Cajun Craze on Basic White.

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 November 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 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.