Love of Leaves and Stitched Leaves Dies

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am sharing the Love of Leaves and Stitched Leaves Dies with you. How perfect for this time of year? The leaves on the tree in my front yard are just starting to change. We have already had our first frost, so we are in for an early fall I think. For this blog post I have combined the Love of Leaves Bundle with the Plaid Tidings paper.


Love of Leaves and Plaid Tidings


This simple pop-up card was inspired by a video I just happened to catch on a Facebook live by Ronda Wade. I thought the simple pop-up mechanism was genius and can’t believe I have never done it before. That changes today! You are going to love this technique too. I will be making this card and a few others on my weekly Facebook live video on my new Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper group. Here is my card:


Love of Leaves and Stitched Leaves Dies


Inside of Love of Leaves Pop-Up Card


Here you can see the inside of this great card. Don’t you just love the colour combination of Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and Early Espresso? I think I would like a shirt in this plaid.


Love of Leaves Bundle


Here you can see an even closer view of the leaf popped up.


Love of Leaves and Stitched Leaves dies


Here is the simple mechanism for the pop-up feature in this card. Simple cut two snips 1/2″ apart, 3/4″ deep along the centrefold of the card.


pop-up mechanism


Push the snipped section into the centre of the card. Add some Stampin’ Seal to the left hand side of the “bump out” section. Attach the leaf to this so that when the card is closed it lays flat inside the card, but when the card opens, it pops up!



Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper


In response to the COVID situation I have been looking for ways to keep my business viable and I have come up with this great new private Facebook group. If you enjoy the longer tutorial videos where I make the cards from start to finish with all the tips and tricks you need to be successful, then this group is for you. It is only ten dollars a month which is approximately the cost of a cup of coffee per week! Besides the weekly live videos on Thursdays at 3pm, you also get a monthly 16 project pdf tutorial AND a weekly draw. As one of my followers said, it is also a great safe place to interact with other stampers. I hope you join! The first draw happens at ten am today.

If you want to join Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper just click on this link and follow the instructions. This group is a free perk for my team members, another great reason to get the amazing deal on the starter kit before the end of September. Read more about it here.




I am so happy that you stopped by today. Enjoy the fall weather and happy stamping too. Have a super day!


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La Dame Blanche

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I will be talking about La Dame Blanche, the white lady. If you are a fan of Outlander you will recognize this as the name that the French people gave to Claire because they thought she was a white witch. Isn’t it the perfect name for our new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? It is white and it does magic!


La Dame Blanche:  A Great Machine!


Ok, so maybe I am a little nuts but I can’t call it the Big Shot and I really don’t want to use the long official name “Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine” every time. So, La Dame Blanche it is. Sounds sophisticated too don’t you think?

Well, the bottom line is, this machine is truly awesome. I LOVE it. Why?

  1. It looks great on my stamp room table.
  2. La Dame Blanche is compact and folds up great for when it is not in use or you need to take it somewhere.
  3. It is simple to use with each plate being numbered and instructions clearly written on the platform and on some of the plates.
  4. La Dame Blanche comes with all the plates except for the magnetic plate.
  5. The magnetic plate is flexible and dies don’t skitter around on it, so no need for washi tape to hold your dies in place!
  6. The handles feel great and turn easily.
  7. Dies cut great and don’t need to placed a certain way to work. No more fussy poking either.



Save Shipping and Tax and Get More!


Did you know that there is a great deal on the starter kit right now? It is available for everyone and it is priced just right so that you can get this new machine, La Dame Blanche in your kit. How? Well, while you pay only $135, you get to choose $165 worth of product to put in your kit and this machine is $163. You also get two free stamp sets and 16 card kits as well as a package of rhinestone gems AND a coupon for a FREE Paper Pumpkin.

There are no strings attached to this deal. That means you can just get it because it saves you a lot of money. It does however entitle you to a 20% discount on future orders. This discount will be available to you until the end of January for sure. If you want to keep your discount indefinitely OR you want to turn this into a business or just some extra income, THEN you need to sell or buy $400 every three months. If that doesn’t happen you will simply drop as a demonstrator. No worries.


Get & Go kit


Video on La Dame Blanche



Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper


Of course I have to share my new venture with you since it really is just so much fun. In response to COVID and the lack of income from this I have had to come up with a sustainable way to stay in business. I love doing video tutorials and making cards with you with live videos but they take a lot of time and are quite intense. It was too much to continue doing for free. For less than the cost of one class you can join for a whole month!

What do you get? You get a weekly live video every Wednesday at 3pm. There is also a monthly 16 project pdf tutorial. I will also post throughout the week just for fun. Since it is a private group it is also a safe space for you to engage. If you have been following me but not feeling comfortable to post comments, this is the space for you. I post the list of supplies the day before so you can create with me if you like.

I will also do weekly prizes because everyone likes to win something! If you would like to be a part of this, you can! Just click on this link to get started.




I’m so glad you stopped by today! If you are still happy with your Big Shot, that’s great. Just know that the cutting plates and the new magnetic plate also work in the new machine. How awesome is that? I hope you have a super day.


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Wrapped in Christmas

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today’s card features a saying from Wrapped in Christmas but the focus is really the very fun Trimming the Town paper. This card was a result of the leftovers from the card I made on last Friday’s blog post.


Wrapped In Christmas


Wrapped in Christmas is a beautiful 10 piece cling stamp set with all Christmas sayings that is part of the Heartwarming Hugs suite. I love how this particular saying is long and narrow with a nice bold “JOY”. It really fits the mood of this card.


Wrapped in Christmas


Z-Fold Card


I thought that a Z-Fold Card would be the perfect way to showcase this mountain paper with the skaters on the pond. The house is perched right on the fold and I used a pretty neat trick to make it work. Simply fold a punched circle in half. Adhere one half to the card with the straight edge of the fold along the fold of the card. Put adhesive on the other half of the circle and adhere to the house die cut.


Wrapped in Christmas -Fold Card


The measurements for this card are base:  5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″. The patterned paper is 5 3/8″ by 2″ with a red strip of patterned paper tucked in behind the last panel. That strip was 5/8″ by 5 3/8″.


The New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


On Friday I will blog about this awesome new machine. To say that I am in love with it is an understatement. Today the magnetic plate came in and I am super impressed with all the thought that went into it. I just want to leave you with this thought. The starter kit is a super special deal right now and you could just put this machine into it. No tax, no shipping AND two bonus stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card kits PLUS a coupon for a FREE Paper Pumpkin. What are you waiting for? Here is the link to get yours today. Only catch? You have to be a Canadian to join with me. You do not need a host code, so click “no” to that question.





Thanks for joining me today, I appreciate it when you stop by and read my posts. We had a great first video on my Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper today. The video was an hour and fifteen minutes. If you want to join in, it’s not too late. It is only $10 a month and you get a free 16 project pdf tutorial each month AND a weekly video tutorial. Here is the link for that. I hope you have a super day!

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Trimming the Town with Felt

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I am giddy with excitement about my new discovery. Today I have a great, simple card for you using Coming Home with Felt! Yes, we have new festive felt sheets and they cut like a dream with our new Cut & Emboss machine. What I am really excited about though is the snow that I created! Take a look with me.


Coming Home With Felt


Coming Home is of course a great stamp set with a great cause. Did you know that $4 will be donated to adoption, foster care and fertility charities with each sale of this stamp set? Another great reason to order it today. I found that the felt cut really well with the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. It even worked great without having to turn it sideways!! That meant that I did not have to trim the felt at all to run it through. It comes 6″ wide so that you can run it through the machine easily.


Trimming the Town Card


The suite and the paper are both called Trimming the Town. My cute little house was cut using the dies from the bundle right from this super cute paper. The mountain scene in the background is also cut from the paper. This piece measures 4″ by 5 1/4″. I was sure to not cut into any of the cute houses!


Trimming the Town with Felt


The Pieces


One crucial piece of information is that I put a piece of whisper white in behind the felt, otherwise the Misty Moonlight would show through and that wasn’t very nice. You can see how I did it in the next picture. The cute little saying is also cut right out of the Trimming the Town paper.


Trimming the Town with felt


Close-Up with my Little Trick


This close-up photo isn’t perfect but it does let you see the adorable snow spatters. This little touch makes all the difference! Do you know how I did it? Well, you can watch my Facebook live video at 3pm EST today but I can tell you about it now.

You simply put a few drops of whisper white reinker on a block and using your water brush, mix it up till it is a little runny. Then tap the brush so that it spatters on your card. Repeat until you are happy with the coverage. Many thanks to Jana Müller for this tip.


Trimming the Town with Felt


New Machine in the Starter Kit


I have a brilliant idea for you. Do you need a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? It is beautiful and it works like a dream. It is also priced just right so that you can add it to your starter kit and by doing so save both the shipping and the tax. You will also get two free stamp sets, 16 card kits and a package or rhinestones as well as a coupon for a free Paper Pumpkin kit. There are no strings attached. After purchasing the starter kit you will also get a 20% discount on any orders you place either for yourself or for others until the end of January. If you want to keep your discount then you need to sell $400 every three months. Click here if you want this amazing deal. Questions? Please message me!



Get & Go Promotion


If you want to see the stamp sets and the card kits included in the Get & Go starter kit promotion, just check out this blog post. Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a super day. (PS, I posted a new pdf tutorial and it features the Gnomes! It is only $5US but FREE if you sign up for the online Bingo. Check it out in the tutorials section here.

There are all kinds of things to check out in the blog header that you might have missed. Just sayin’.


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Triple Pop-Up Cube Card

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I have a super cute Triple Pop-Up Cube Card for you featuring our gorgeous new autumn paper. This card is not difficult to make at all and it really is a wow when it is finished. Do you want to join me in making it?


Triple Pop-Up Cube Card


This super cute card uses the fabulous Gilded Autumn Specialty designer series paper which really needs to be seen to be believed! There is copper foil and gold foil on some of the designs that is just stunning. My card was inspired by Heejung Hunsberger and you can see her blog post here. I am sure you will love her card too!


Tripe Pop-Up Cube Card



Triple Pop-Up Cube Card



Triple Pop-Up Cube Card top view


Video Tutorial


I hope to do a video tutorial on this card later on, it will also be a part of the Demo Design Dream Team Tutorial for September, so you can get a free tutorial if you place an online order with me or join in with Bingo or join my training group. These monthly tutorials are free for my team members as well. Don’t forget about the amazing deal on the starter kit right now, Get & Go. You can check it out here.


Live Video Today


At 3pm today I will be going live on Facebook  and this is a new venture, you need to buy a ticket to join in, but it is only $2.99. I will be sharing how to make a centre step easel card with the August Paper Pumpkin as well as a bunch of other cards. The story behind these pictures of Gerard and me is also a crazy one that I will share.








Thanks for joining me. I appreciate your support especially as I try out new strategies with my business to cope with the very real COVID restrictions and realities. If you live in Canada please consider shopping with me. Not Canadian? No worries, you can still purchase tutorials, join my training group or purchase a ticket for my live Facebook tutorial.

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