Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Fall is in the air!

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

You may have arrived here from Julia’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I started my card with the new Gorgeous Leaves bundle (#158609). The card base is Cinnamon Cider stamped all over with the 3 little leaves stamp from the Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set (#153365). I die cut a piece of Basic White with the rectangle from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies (#153586). I stamped the center of that panel with the dots from Gorgeous Leaves and the sentiment from Lovely You (#1535350 in Cinnamon Cider. Next I used the open leaf from the Intricate Leaves Dies (#153566) to die cut leaves in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler. Those are gathered and anchored with a bow of Gold Shimmer Ribbon ($152156). A nice quick card great for upcoming fall birthdays or telling someone you are so very thankful for them!

I also added a border of leaves on the inside Basic White panel.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn 

Sue Boerner. <—You are here!

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Joy Nelson 

Krissi Hannahs

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

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 – December Holidays!

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

You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a fabulous project! I chose the Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle (#156082) for my card.

I am challenging myself to use up every piece of this beautiful Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (#150429)! Two more sheets to go!

I started my card on a Night of Navy card base with 3 more layers of cardstock and DSP. Between the card base and the Whisper White layer is a 1/2″ of the Night of Navy banner, created with the Triple Banner Punch (#138292). The next layer is a Copper Foil Sheet (#142020), followed by the DSP. Next, I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (#149638) to cut two layers for on the top of the banner and under the banner. The small ornament and sentiment is from Christmas Gleaming cling stamp set (#150464) stamped in Night of Navy. The larger ornament was punched with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (#152479) and then embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (#150646). Tied a bit of Night of Navy ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack (#152468) and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

Here are a couple of other card ideas using this stamp set!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner <— You are here!
Terri Stewart
Amber Meulenbelt
Julia Mazur
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Carol Payne
Sandy Ward

I hope you found some inspiration for your next Stampin’ project using our beautiful December stamps, dies, punches, and DSP!

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 November Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Suite in the Annual 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 picked the World of Good Suite (#154140) on pages 24-26 of the Annual Catalog.

I created my card using a Cinnamon Cider card base and a fun fold to create the corner. Next I embossed the North America stamp with Versamark Ink and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Basic Black cardstock, matted on Cinnamon Cider and then on a piece of the World of Good Specialty DSP (#152491) in this collection, and then layered on Basic Black. I duplicated this to make a bookmark.

Inside the card I layered Whisper White on Basic Black and stamped the globe image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.

The stamp set and dies are also available in the Beautiful World Bundle (#154091).

Thanks to my fellow Stray Duckling, Nancy Legate for the inspiration for this card and the fun fold!

World of Good Suite Collection

Preserve your worldwide adventures with travel patterns and brass accents in the World of Good Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! This suite collection is also available in French. 

The World of Good Suite Collection includes:
* Beautiful World Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Brass Foil Sheets
* World of Good Memories & More Card Pack
* Antiqued Corners & Slides
* Early Espresso 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Faux Suede Trim
* Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
* World Map Dies (10% off)

Product colors: Basic Black, brass, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White 
Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

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 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 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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper!

Welcome to our October Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects using Designer Series Paper, DSP for short! There are two kinds of DSP Patterned and Speciality.

You may have arrived here from Tracy’s blog. She had a fabulous project! I chose the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (#153517) because I rarely use dark colors and I wanted to challenge myself. Do you challenge yourself?

I started my card on a Basic Black card base with a layer of DSP. I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690) to cut two layers for the front of the card greeting. The sentiment is from Gorgeous Posies (#153289) and I used Calypso Coral ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (#152479) to complete the front.

The Pretty Peacock paper from the Magic In This Night package makes a beautiful backdrop for the 4 panels. Each panel and layer was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I accidentally used retired DSP (the leaves) for 2 of the panels and stamped the rose and leaves from Healing Hugs (#148223).

I finished the card with Happy Birthday from the Here’s A Hug (#149438). I created this card for my Monday Night Mystery Stamping group. They had the clues of what to cut before then and we met by Zoom to put the cards together. It is such a fun way to stay connected while staying apart.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:
Shirley Merker
Carol Payne
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner <— You are here!
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Amber Meulenbelt
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss

I hope you found some inspiration for your next Stampin’ project using our beautiful DSP! Selected patterns are 15% off through October 31st.

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 October Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Suite in the August-December 2020 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 choose the Snowflake Splendor Suite (#155115) on pages 36-38 of the Mini-Catalog.

I created my card using a Whisper White card base and a Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (#153513) layer on it. Then I punched snow flakes using the So Many Snowflakes Dies (#153560) in a layer of Whisper White, cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.

I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue and a few of the smallest snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes (#153444) photopolymer stamp set. Then I added 3 Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems (#153547). Before attaching the top layer, I die-cut a snowflake out of the glitter paper and then adhered it on the top.

An easy card to make now for Christmas or to send after Christmas as a thank you note. Here are a few more ideas for using the products in this suite!

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR SUITE COLLECTION

Enjoy the splendor of hand-painted imagery in a rich, cool color palette in the Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! Get swept away with a flurry of creative products designed to inspire you.

The Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection includes 
* Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off) 
* So Many Snowflakes Dies (10% off) 
* Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper
* Winter Snow Embossing Folder
* Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
* Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
* Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ribbon

Product colors: Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Whisper White

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.

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 November for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring 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 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 October and 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.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Punches!

Welcome to our September Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring a project using punches!

You may have arrived here from Tracy’s blog. She had a fabulous project! I chose the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (#155189) because it has the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set (#153450) and the Autumn Punch Pack (#153609).

I started my card on a Cajun Craze card base with a layer of crumb cake under a layer of gorgeous paper from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP (#153520).

I cut a circle in the DSP with the Layering Circle Dies (#151770) and inserted a piece of Very Vanilla cut with the same die. The Very Vanilla is popped up on dimensionals and then surrounded with leaves and acorns stamped in Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake. The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaroon, too.

I finished off the card with two pieces of ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (#153553). They are Copper and Mint Macaron.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner <— You are here!
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Krissi Hannahs
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

I hope you found some inspiration for your next Stampin’ project using the Beautiful Autumn Bundle! 

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.