Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today’s cards feature the beautiful “Simply Marbleous” paper that you can get for FREE during saleabration which goes until February 28, 2022. One of side of the lovely paper has a delicate marble look and the other has a bolder marble streak in it. I think that you will find that this paper is particularly suited to monochromatic cards. Let’s take a look.
Simply Marbleous Paper
Marbleous is not actually a word, but Stampin’Up! seems to like using interesting adjectives in their product descriptions. Nonetheless, the paper is fabulous!! I paired it with another wonderful saleabration stamp set called Calming Camelia. This is a host exclusive set which you can get for free is you have a $375 workshop. If you think about it, all you need is four people each spending less than $100 and then one of you will get this set. With a $60 order you can also get the Simply Marbleous paper for free as well.
Chance to Win
COVID makes it difficult if not impossible to have in person classes and clubs, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have stamping fun. If you place an online order this week you could win the Calming Camelia stamp set. Each person that orders will also get a Simply Marbleous paper sampler in the mail as well. Just use the host code below.
Simply Marbleous Cards
Here you can see two of the Simply Marbleous cards that I have made this week. One is with Bumblebee and the other with Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I totally cased the Bumblebee card from my team member Kathy Burke. The Ornate Layers dies were also specially ordered so that I could make this card. No other die would do.
Here is a look at the inside of the card.
I did a video tutorial yesterday with this card in my exclusive Prime Time With the Pampered Stamper group. Curious as to how you can be.a part of this group? Click here and see what it entails.
Gorgeous Grape and White Craft Ink Refill Card
This Gorgeous Grape card has a slight twist. I used the white craft ink refill to colour my Calming Camelia flowers. On February 2 I will do a video showing this technique in my Global Monthly Video Hop Group. Perhaps you can join me?
If you have a sharp eye you will notice that the dimensions for this card seem different. They are!! This is a European sized card using A4 cardstock. It is longer and narrower than our cardstock in North America. This card is 29.7cm by 10.5 cm scored at 14.9cm. The Gorgeous Grape layer is 13.9 cm by 9.5cm and the Simply Marbleous Paper is 13.6cm by 9.2cm. I was hoping to make this card with my Dutch girls at Koffie en één Kaart Klas today. That couldn’t happen because I tested positive for COVID19. Thankfully I am not super sick, I am writing this blog post after all and will do a video this afternoon for my Training Group.
Next Monday I will be featuring more Happy Mail in Holland with a beautiful card from Chris Margrie. She used the Faux Chalkboard technique that I shared a few years ago on YouTube and also in this blog post. You might want to try it to before Monday!
If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used today AND get in on the draw for Calming Camelia, then just click on the links below. If you live in Europe you can shop with me here.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today’s card features the fun stamp set Wild Cats. I am going to have to channel my own inner wild cat as I am pretty sure that I have COVID. Gerard tested positive yesterday and today I have the symptoms as well. Will get officially tested today. In the meantime, I don’t feel too badly, a scratchy throat and a bit of the chills. Let’s take a look at my card, it could get interesting!!
Wild Cats Card
I originally made this card for my weekly Cheer Corner videos. It was a lot of fun to make and I am looking forward to making some more cards with it. Nice to make a card that doesn’t have flowers on it!! I love flowers as much as the next person but it does feel very refreshing to have a different subject matter.
What???? Do you see that bottom picture? It’s miniscule! I’m going to have to take another picture so that you can see the detail in the card. Sometimes my camera plays tricks on me. I wanted to share the photo anyways so you can get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in a blog post. If you look closely, you can also see that I forgot to put my watermark on them. COVID brain!! At least that is my excuse for the next couple of days.
Here are a few more cards that I would like to CASE (copy and share everything) if I have time.
I love how she focused on the patterned paper in this suite and only stamped her sentiment.
I am really looking forward to giving this card a try! Michelle Zindorf is an amazing artist and creates lovely scenes with brayered and sponged backgrounds. You can check out her blog Freedom in Creating here.
The last card that I am going to share from other demonstrators is from Mary Deatherage. This is a triple-twisted easel card for those of you who love a challenge! Mary’s blog is called Stamps’n’Lingers. Be sure to check out her blog because it includes a video on how to make this card.
Case The Catalog
Did you know that I often go to the catalog when I do my Stamping Through My Stash videos? It is a great place to start for inspiration. My wild cats card came from there. Take a look at the photo below and see if you can find it.
How to Video
Sometimes it is just really nice to see how a card is made, and perhaps to see if I mess up along the way!! Here is my video, if you like it please share and be sure to subscribe so you get notified when I post another video.
Thanks for joining me today. I’m pretty proud of myself that I got this done before my morning coffee time! I want to end with sharing what I put in my newsletter yesterday about the starter kit. Something for YOU to think about while you drink your morning coffee. Have a super day!!
Post-Script Newsletter Message
Every year in January and February there are a few amazing people who choose to do something that really changes their lives.
They decide to get the starter kit and join my award winning team. Not only do they get the amazing deal on the kit (no shipping, often no tax and now two bonus free stamp sets!) they also get unique perks from being on MY team. What are those perks?
1. Free membership in Prime Time with the Pampered Stamper group.
2. Free membership in my Training Group with weekly coaching videos.
3. TWO free pdf tutorials a month with 14-16 projects each.
4. Exciting team events including annual retreats. When there are official Stampin’Up! events we stay in really cool places together as I love to scout out special places.
5. An exciting and vibrant Beyond Pampered team page where people interact and support each other.
What are YOU waiting for? Message me if you have any questions or simply click here and get started.
Live in Europe? You can join my European team right here.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. How many of you would like to start the day with coffee in the window? The idea of having a cozy window seat with a beautiful view is very inviting. To be able to start the day slowly contemplating life’s blessings and the business of the day, I love that. The card that I am sharing today has a very mellow and introspective feel to it, perfect for a Monday morning!
In the Moment: Coffee in the Window
The idea behind this card is to stamp the image on a subtle patterned paper. I used the paper from the Bloom Where You’re Planted collection. Use your Blends to colour the window. I used Smoky Slate. Stamp the lady on a scrap of shimmery white and colour her as well. I used Misty Moonlight, Soft Sued and Petal Pink ink and a Water Painter. My intent was to have this card coordinate with the cards that I made for my “Day Away With Jackie” class. If you want to participate in this class, you can still order your supplies online from me and I will send you the pdf tutorial for free!! I am going to record some videos showing you how to make these cards and you can access them in a private Facebook group.
The next photo just shows the “fussy cut” woman with the coffee cup. She’s up quite early don’t you think?
This card was totally inspired by Angela Meyer. I just changed up the colours and the patterned paper. Please check out her blog here and see her other fantastic creations at Wild Violets Art.
If you would like to make some great In The Moment cards without having to think about it and spend an hour or more scrolling through Pinterest or other sites, click here for my easy to follow tutorial.
Thanks for joining me today, I appreciate you stopping by. Have you decided how to take advantage of saleabration this year? Are you going to get some free sets or paper with a purchase or are you going to get the best discount of all? The starter kit with two bonus free sets and your own 20% discount on future purchases? You know that I would love to have you on my award winning team. If you have any questions on the nitty gritty details and how they affect you, please message me either here on my blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have teams in both Canada and Europe!
Hello stampers. Happy Friday! Today I am sharing some creations using Crane of Fortune. My suite just arrived this week but these projects are all by Stesha Bloodhart who is a member of the Artisan Design team. When I saw this set in the mini catalog I wasn’t sure if I would like it. It was also demonstrated at the last online event I attended with Stampin’Up! and that put me over the top!
Crane of Fortune
This suite is very ephemeral or dream-like.The paper is in shades of grey and soft succulent intertwined with gold. Simply stunning!
Stesha made an adorable gift bag and she also used our new slimline envelopes to make something gorgeous! The envelope is as pretty as the card, don’t you think?
To make it easy for you, here is a list of the supplies. You can also click on the links below in the product list to go straight to my online store.
Crane of Fortune Bundle (157663)
Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set (158005)
Symbols of Fortune 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper (157652)
Slimline Envelopes (157981)
Basic White Thick Cardstock (159229)
Did you spot the slimline envelopes in the new mini catalog? They are hiding on page 53, but I found them in the back of the catalog on page 87. That is where you find the very handy “Catalog at a Glance”. This is where I always look first when I can’t find something. It saves me a LOT of flipping. There are 15 heavy duty, line envelopes in three colours: soft succulent, white and smoky slate.
Here you can see both Stesha’s pretty gift bag. I have long admired Stesha’s work! You can check out her blog post here.
This morning I had a coffee and a card class here in the Netherlands and we made two of the In The Moment cards that we will also be making at my “Day Away With Jackie” class on February 5. Tomorrow is the LAST day to sign up for this. You can participate either in person or online. Here is short video that I made showing the cards and the stamp sets.
Thanks for joining me. On Monday I will be sharing some of my own creations again. The star of the show will be the Ladybug bundle. I hope you enjoyed Stesha’s Crane of Fortune projects. I found it a refreshing change! Have a super day and a good weekend. Hugs from Holland.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am featuring a bunch of cards all made using my Penguin Playmates Parcels in the Post. What on earth is “Parcels in the Post”? It is a package of supplies that I make each month to coordinate with the video series I am doing on YouTube.
The purpose is to make stamping more affordable and easy. Instead of having to buy full packs of cardstock and full packs of designer series paper, you get a collection of coordinating paper and cardstock as well as ribbon and embellishments. You also get inspiration for what to do with these supplies. Do you want to see what you get in the Parcel in the Post?
Penguin Playmates Parcels in the Post
Here is a photo of what you get in your Parcel in the Post. If you would like to see the videos that I have already done in this series, click here.
It’s hard to see in the photo, but you get 12 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned paper and ten sheets of coordinating cardstock, three yards of ribbon and about 40 iridescent rhinestones and six iridescent snowflakes.
Penguin Playmates Cards
I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed making cards with this cheerful, fun paper. Looking at those creatures as you create just brings a smile to your face. These cards were just what I needed after a busy holiday season and recovering from a nasty cold (not covid thankfully!)
These adorable cards are NOT my original creations but were cased from the very talented Cindy Brumbaugh whose blog post you can find here. Cindy’s cards are so gorgeous that I could probably just stop blogging and just case her work!!
The small 4″ square card at the bottom was made when I made a mistake cutting the patterned paper for the card on the top left. The strips were supposed to be 1 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ but I had cut them too short at only 3″. Necessity is the mother of invention and I was really pleased with my extra card!
Penguin Place was available in the holiday catalog and has been carried over and will once again be available in the annual catalog of June 2022. As you can see it is also available in Dutch. I had a lot of fun stamping the penguin in the inside of the card with all the accessories. The curvy “snow line” is especially fun to work with.
Saleabration means free products! I know that there has been an unfortunate delay in the shipping of the spring mini catalogs and the saleabration flyers. If you have not yet had a chance to see them, check them out online or on the side of my home page on this blog. This is the best time to update your stamp and paper collection and to stock up on adhesives. Are you from Europe? You can shop with me here!
This card is a Spinning Tower card and is much easier to make than it looks. The stamp set beside the card? Did you know that you can get it for FREE with a $120 purchase while saleabration lasts. Saleabration is a special sale that goes until February 28, 2022. Want to know how to make the card? Here is my video from yesterday. You can tune in every Tuesday at 10am EST to see a video made with this month’s Penguin Playmates Parcel in the Post.
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Do you want to see another photo of the Spinning Tower card? If you want step by step directions on how to make this card, it is available in my Gingerbread and Peppermint tutorial. It is chock full of great ideas AND it is on sale right now too! The focus of this tutorial is on the stunning Gingerbread & Peppermint suite and the Strong of Heart stamp set. You can easily substitute with other products, just like I did with this adorable Penguin Playmates card. Click on the links below in the supply list to shop with me online.
Thank you for joining me today. I appreciate your involvement in the stamping community that I have created. Your pins, your comments and your shares mean a LOT to me. We need each other and the world needs us. Together we can change the world, one card at a time. Have a super day!
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