Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I will be talking some more about making cards for me as we continue the sharing of the happy mail for Gerard contest. If you don’t have an image appropriate for your man and his interests, you can make a very nice card using patterns and textures. That is exactly what Joanne  Foster from Australia did.


Joanne Foster’s Card


Joanne was very thoughtful and included a note with her card telling me exactly what she used to make it. While we use Stampin’Up! products all the time, sometimes it takes a little digging to remember what stamp set a certain saying is from or which patterned paper was used. The colour scheme is tranquil tide, very vanilla and night of navy. For beautiful texture, the Tin Tile embossing folder and the tranquil tide velvet ribbon was used. Two different patterned paper groups were used, True Gentleman from last year and a tranquil tide muted paper from Classic Garage. The words are from a saleabration set called Sending You Thoughts. In the inside of the card Joanne used Timeless Textures stamped off for a subtle effect.


True Gentleman


Jo is from Grovedale, Victoria, Australia. She also participated in my happy mail in Holland contest. You can read more about her hometown and see that card in this blog post.

When I looked back at that post I see that I really didn’t write much at all about her hometown, so let me give you some more details here. Grovedale is a suburb of Geelong and has German roots. The area used to be known for its vineyards but it seems the vines were wiped out by a nasty aphid in the 1870’s. What a shame! This town is located on the Surfcoast Highway which sounds like a lovely roadtrip to me.


Peggy Dotson’s card


Peggy used one of my favourite sets in the mini catalog and the same one that I was chosen to present on at OnStage in Toronto in November. Did you know that I have made a tutorial on all those great cards so that you can recreate them with ease? Just click here to find it.


Paris- Man Card


Peggy was the lucky winner of the Happy Mail for Gerard contest and she chose the stamp set Pedal to the Metal for her prize. I think Peggy must be a romantic at heart. Paris is definitely on my bucket list to visit with Gerard. I was there for my fiftieth birthday with my daughter Rachel and I loved this city. At the time I was hoping that someday I would be able to return with someone who truly loved me, I think it will happen sooner than later! The grey script in behind the Eiffel tower is a lovely vintage touch. Thanks for participating Peg!


Fancy Folds Contest


Are you enjoying seeing all the cards that were a part of the Happy Mail for Gerard contest? I love checking my mailbox for happy mail and then blogging about the cards later. It is a wonderful way to connect with you my readers. That is why I have decided to host another contest. This one will feature fancy folds cards which basically means anything but your standard card. I know that there is a lot of hidden talent out there and I would love to be inspired by you and feature your cards on my blog. The prize for this contest will be Little Ladybug OR a stamp set of your choice up to $30 in value. Anyone can participate. The contest ends May 30. 2020. You can mail your cards to Jackie Bultje, 81 Delaware Avenue, Chatham, Ontario N7L 2W3.


Coffee and a Card Monthly Subscription


Do you enjoy watching my weekly coffee and a card live videos on Tuesdays? I hope you will consider subscribing to my coffee and a card monthly subscription. This is my solution for keeping my business viable during COVID19. For $60 a month I will mail your card kits to you and you will get a $20 coupon towards Stampin’Up! products. If you do not live in Canada then you can use this coupon for my tutorials or for retired product including Paper Pumpkin stamps. Please message me with your email address if you are interested so that I can send you a PayPal invoice. Instead of a live video there will be an exclusive Zoom meeting so you can see the cards being made. I will also share a recipe each week to inspire you with great treats at home. All my other videos will remain accessible to all.


Zoom Only Option


If you do not wish to subscribe to the monthly coffee and a card class, you can still join in on the Zoom meeting for a nominal fee of $5. I am hoping that this will help keep me in business! I will send you the link for the meeting after I receive your payment. If it makes it easier for you, you can also choose to do this monthly.

Here are the first cards included in this subscription:


Coffee and a card subscription


Coffee and a card subscription


coffee and a card subscription


I cannot include stamped images in the kits, but for this first kit I did include the “I miss your face” label as it is so very appropriate for the COVID19 situation and it is from a stamp set that you can not buy as it was a free saleabration set called Tags in Bloom.


Thanks for joining me, I hope you have a super day. See you live at 1pm on my Pampered Stamper Facebook page. You can also see these videos on my YouTube channel. Subscribe here so you never miss another video!


Product List

Parisian Beauty Bundle (English)


Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set


Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set


True Gentleman Designer Series Paper


Sending You Thoughts Cling Stamp Set (English)


Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Tranquil Tide 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon


Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


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