Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring flowers on their projects!

You may have arrived here from Sandra’s blog. Below is a complete list of all our blog hop participants. My card features the Timeless Tulips stamp set and Tulip Builder Punch (#151295).

The card base is Melon Mambo (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) with a layer of Blackberry Bliss and Basic White. The Basic White layer is embossed with the Painted Texture(3D) Embossing Folder (#154317). One small tulip and stems are stamped on a small piece of Basic White, layered onto a piece of Old Olive. One large and one small tulip are stamped on a Basic White scrap and fussy cut and punched out. The sentiment is punched with the Treasured Tags Pick A Punch (#154425).

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker
Sandra Roberts
Sue Boerner. <— You are here
Julia Mazur
Annette McMillan
Joy Nelson 
Maureen Rauchfuss
Tracy Held
Terri Stewart
Julia Quinn
Krissi Hannahs
Nancy Reynolds
Traci Gardner

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

Welcome to our March Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring critters of all kinds!

You may have arrived here from Shirley’s blog. My card features the Ladybug Builder Punch(#157698) to create a bumblebee. This punch is a part of the Hello Ladybug Bundle(#157699).

The card base is Basic Black (11″ x 5-1/2″) with 2 pieces of the Hand-Penned DSP on it. The Hammered Metal (3D) Embossing Folder (#150646) gave the Daffodil Delight card stock a texture to resemble a honeycomb. The bumblebee was created with a Basic Black body and a layer of Daffodil Delight which was cut into stripes and vellum wings! The sentiment is from Pansy Patch.

Here is a picture of the card expanded showing the fun-fold and another little bumblebee!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker
Sue Boerner. <– you are here !!
Julia Mazur
Joy Nelson 
Julia Quinn
Tracy Held
Mickey Moore
Annette McMillan
Maureen Rauchfuss

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

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.