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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings February Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Valentines, love, wedding, anniversary, etc. theme. 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 a family wedding this summer, whether we can all attend remains to be seen, but the couple deserves a beautiful card to celebrate their marriage.

I created my card using a Basic White base with a layer of Basic White embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (#151474). The next layer was die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690). I have been intrigued by cluster embellishments and I created one for the bottom left-hand corner using dies from the Sunflower Dies (#152704), Flourishing Forever Dies (#152714), and the Butterfly Beauty Dies (#151819). The flowers were punched from Vellum Cardstock (#101856) with the Small Bloom Punch (#!52316). The center of the flowers have Opal Rounds (#154289) in them. The card was completed with the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (#!46912).

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 March 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 March 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 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.

December Paper Pumpkin!

Name: Beary Comforting

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

Subscribe by December 10th to receive this beary wonderful kit!

Designer Series Paper Sale!

Beginning October 1st and lasting the whole month of October, these awesome DSPs are 15% off! No minimum order. If you would like to save on shipping, contact me to place your order with other orders.

aPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
152495148 (AC)ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15348931 (A-D)TIS THE SEASON 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
152492148 (AC)FOREVER GREENERY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15348715 (A-D)POINSETTIA PLACE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15349125 (A-D)TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15352757 (A-D)PLAID TIDINGS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15043234 (A-D)TOILE TIDINGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
152483149 (AC)PEONY GARDEN DESIGNERS SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
152460150 (AC)WHALE OF A TIME 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
1534929 (A-D)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15351753 (A-D)MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
15351237 (A-D)SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
152494148 (AC)IN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 $17.85
152490149 (AC)PLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
152489149 (AC)PLAYFUL PETS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78

October Paper Pumpkin

Get ready for a joyful delivery in your mailbox!  A specially-themed red box and supplies for 8 elegant cards are just what you need to get your festive spirit ready for this holiday season. The exclusive Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit also offers a fun and unique opportunity to connect with the global Stampin’ Up! community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting‐you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! fans around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

To connect and spread joy with international customers and demonstrators through the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit, Join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group once your kit arrives to make the most of this fun crafting experience!! When connecting with your new friends, don’t forget to share your experience with the #joyofpaperpumpkin hashtag.

Don’t worry, there is a reminder flyer with details—and a key to help you translate sentiments—in every Paper Pumpkin kit so you will remember to participate in this fun global sharing! 

Design: Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
Project Type: Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes. 
Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, and Soft Sea Foam.