Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am sharing a Hand-Penned Z-fold card with you. I made this card the day before I left for Holland so that I could have it ready for our next Fab Four event. Do you want to hear how this Fab Four event started and what makes it special?


Fab Four


We call our event the Fab Four for two reasons. First, there are four fabulous demonstrators teaching the cards. Second, you go home with four fabulous cards. I started the event to expose my customers to a variety of teaching and creative styles. I had team members who were selling Stampin’Up! mainly as a hobby and this event was a great way for them to have fun teaching and also making a little money to put back into their business.

The other things that made it fabulous is the fun buffet of snacks that we would provide as well as 8 door prizes. It always adds to the fun when you have a chance at winning something too.


The COVID Effect


Of course with COVID, this event is no longer possible. Thankfully we had had one just before COVID hit but we were missing it and finally decided to try a virtual Fab Four in February. It was a success! We mailed our card packages to people all over Canada and we created a private Facebook group where we posted our video tutorials. That way people could make their cards at their own pace before the actual “event”.

On the day of the event we had a Zoom gathering. During this Zoom gathering we each introduced ourselves and talked about our card. Each demonstrator also showed a few more card samples using the same products or suite that had been used for the class card. We also drew names for the prizes. It was a great way to connect with other stampers and to have some much needed fun together.


Hand-Penned Card


For the Fab Four we are focusing on the new in colours:  Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia. My Z-Fold card actually uses three of these colours:  Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I am not going to share how the card is made because I will be doing that in the video for the event. I hope that you consider joining. The cost is only $25 which includes shipping anywhere in Canada.




Here is a closeup view of this pretty Hand-Penned card. I just love how these new in colours look together. Do you see the pretty new embellishments? They are called Loose Flower Flourishes. All of these products will be available on May 4 or you can get them now in your starter kit.


Hand-Penned card closeup


If you want to join our Fab Four event you can do so on the Facebook event here.

I am looking forward to making this Hand-Penned Z-Fold card with you. This paper was truthfully not originally at the top of my list but I am so glad I gave it a closer look.


Hugs from Holland


Just a personal note to share with you how wonderful it is to be back with Gerard in Holland. Yesterday after our online church service we took another drive into the countryside to the flower bulb fields. I wanted to get up close and personal with the hyacinth fields. The scent of those masses of flowers is just out of this world!


Among the fields of flowers



glorious hyacinths



Just me and my man


Only A Few Days Left


Be sure to check out the retiring products as there are only a few days left to get them. Some are already sold out. The Tasteful Touches bundle that I used for the sentiments on this card are only in a bundle until May 5 and you save 10%. Both the dies and the stamp set are available in the new catalog but not with bundled savings.

If you live in the Chatham, Ontario area, there are new catalogs available for you on my front porch. If you live elsewhere in Canada and want one shipped to you the cost for shipping is $5.50. Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you have a super day!


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