Places in the Heart

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Today I am sharing a card with you that uses Places in the Heart. It is one of those amazing stamp sets that made me fall in love with Stampin’up! in the first place. The images are just so artistic, and while I can’t draw, I sure do know how to stamp and how to colour. This beautiful card is NOT my own design. I totally cased the work of American demonstrator Sandy Risi. You can find her blog post here.

I love the bright colours in this card and by pure chance, the Tea Boutique cards and envelopes are seriously on sale right now, while supplies last. The other good news is that tomorrow there is FREE shipping for just one day, so make your list and be ready!


Places in the Heart card with Tea Boutique cards and envelopes.


Video Tutorial


If you would like to see how I made this card, just watch the video below. The complete list of products that I have used are also listed below. If you click on them, you will be in my Canadian online store. Isn’t that convenient? If you DO shop with me, you will get a free pdf tutorial bundle for each $60 that you spend. When you join my team, you get ALL my tutorial bundles for free.



Some Great Suggestions!


With free shipping tomorrow on orders of $100 or 75€ or more, I have some great suggestions for what you should order. Of course, you can and should order whatever you want, but please be aware that there is a price increase on the following items in the new catalog that starts in May.

  1. Blends
  2. ink pads
  3. cardstock
  4. ink refills
  5. envelopes

The best deal is of course always and always the starter kit. You can shop from THREE catalogs right now for the starter kit: the purple occasions mini catalog, the current annual catalog and the pre-order from the upcoming annual catalog. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to pamper you on my team! Click here to get the starter kit in Canada. Click here to get the starter kit in Europe.


Free shipping on April 18, 2023 with Stampin'Up! Some conditions apply.




Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed reading my blog, please share it with a friend. I would love to have more people joining me here! Have a super day and remember, together we can change the world, one card at a time.

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Garden Birdhouses with Blends

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have some fabulous Garden Birdhouse cards with Blends. Blends always make me happy because they just colour beautifully. Trust me, even people who dislike colouring fall in love with our Blends. The colour just goes on so smoothly with such rich depths and they really do blend so beautifully. I’ve combined the Garden Birdhouses stamp with the free saleabration set Beautifully Happy. Someone in the stamping world combined those two stamps and I was very impressed with the result.


Garden Birdhouses with Beautifully Happy and luscious Blends from Stampin'Up!



Garden Birdhouses with Beautifully Happy and luscious Blends from Stampin'Up!



Garden Birdhouses with Beautifully Happy and luscious Blends from Stampin'Up!


A Little Tip for the Crumb Cake Garden Birdhouses Cards


If you look carefully at the Crumb Cake cards, you will see some white on the garden birdhouses. I used our Chalk Marker on them and afterwards I was super disappointed to find that they are no longer in our offering. Thankfully you can get this look another way. Simply use your Blender Pen with some white craft ink. I keep one Blender Pen just for use with white craft ink. The white on Crumb Cake is such a soft look for a gender neutral baby card.


Garden Birdhouses with Blends and white craft ink.


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Elephant Parade Baby Card

Happy Friday stampers. Elephant Parade is such an adorable bundle and perfect for baby cards too. I had so much fun stamping and the elephants and the mouse on shimmery white cardstock and then watercolouring them. Once you have a little stash made, you can use them to quickly create some adorable cards. I made one in English and one in Dutch.


Elephant Parade Baby Cards


I found that the little elephants looked super cute with the Happy Forest Friends paper. What do you think? Make it a little less busy by using the Deckled Rectangle dies so that you only have a border left of the cute print.



Elephant Parade bundle and Warm Welcome combine with Happy Forest Friends paper for a delightful baby card.



Elephant Parade bundle and Warm Welcome combine with Happy Forest Friends paper for a delightful baby card.


Here you can see a closeup of the adorable little mouse. I watercoloured him with Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride. The Leaf is done in Pear Pizzazz.


Elephant Parade bundle and Warm Welcome combine with Happy Forest Friends paper for a delightful baby card.


Perfect Time to Buy!


Now is the perfect time to indulge in some new stamps, ink and paper. Saleabration means that you get to choose free product with every $60 purchase. Sale ends February 28, 2023.


Perfect Time to Join!


Now is also the perfect time to join. Get your own discount by getting the starter kit. You get to choose $225 worth of product and pay only $135 with free shipping and in many provinces, no tax! Should you choose to sell to other people, you can even start your own business. Your kit, your way. Here is the link to join my team in Canada. Live in Europe? Join my fledgling team here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I am really grateful for you. Happy stamping  and let’s change the world one card at a time.




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Day at the Farm

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I have some super simple cards for you that I made with Day at the Farm paper. This paper is one of the FREE choices with the saleabration sale from Stampin’Up! This sale ends on February 28, 2023. When the paper is this cute, all you need to do is add your sentiments and call it a day.


Day at the Farm Cards


Day at the Farm slimline card with Best Family Ever



Day at the Farm slimline card with Best Family Ever



Day at the Farm card with Kind and Sincere saying


Day at the Farm paper with Happy Labels stamp set



Day at the Farm with Best Family Ever stamp set



Day at the Farm with Best Family Ever stamp set


My Favourite Day at the Farm Project


Are  you a parent or grandparent? Want to make  a true labour of love? I saw a project made by an Australian demonstrator Catherine Proctor and I absolutely adore it. She made a counting book for kids and has video tutorials for it right on her blog. You can see it here. Happy stamping and let me know if you end up making it!






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Baby Pull Toys

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Baby Pull Toys is a fun and whimsical stamp set that is of course great for all baby cards. Do you remember the excitement when a little one finally starts walking? Soon after that they discover the fun of pull toys. Fisher-Price sure came up with a bunch of cute ones including the iconic telephone. My card was inspired by the Mini Catalog itself.


Baby Pull Toys Card


It wasn’t until I inked up this stamp set that  I truly fell in love with it. The bold line images are just beautiful when you stamp and colour them. There is an elephant, a giraffe and a lion all riding on a pull toy. The sentiments are also adorable. Besides “it’s a boy” and “it’s a girl” there are “little baby, BIG LOVE”, “LOVE just got REAL” and “For the little one who TUGS on our heart strings”.


Baby Pull Toys


The twine on the front of this card is not merely decorative. When you pull the bow, the accordian fold pops open to reveal more cute pull toys.


Pull Toys Open


A Few Measurements to Help


The thick basic white card base is standard 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″.  Next is the striped paper from Snail Mail which is 4″ by 5 1/4″. The Balmy Blue mat is 2 3/4″ square and the all important white accordion fold piece is 2 1/2″ by 7 1/2″ scored at 2 1/2″ and 5″. The animals were coloured with Blends. I used a dard Real Red blend to draw a “string” hooking the pull toys together to form a sort of train. The Balmy Blue hearts were made using the dies from Many Hearts dies.


Free Bingo!


I thought it would be a good idea to plan a fun event before I leave for Holland. It’s becoming a big of a tradition to do an online event when I am back home in quarantine. To overcome the logistics of having to get everything shipped in time, I thought I would switch up the way things are done. Rather than buying a ticket, you now only have to purchase anything online from me for a minimum of $40. I will mail you the extra bits to complete your cards. Make sure that you have the Assorted Memories & More cards and envelopes. You will need three of the large cards to craft along with me. This little step greatly saves me on shipping costs and lets me offer a fun event for a very low cost. Here is the video.

The date for this event in Friday May 27 at 7pm EST. You will get a virtual Bingo card and your Zoom link after you have placed your online order. Deadline to register is May 12.



Online Bingo



Excitement is Building


Tomorrow morning is my COVID test, Sunday I drive to my parents for one last visit and then on Monday evening I fly to the Netherlands to be reunited with Gerard! Almost all of my stamping tasks are done, just waiting for the ribbon to finish my virtual coffee and a card kits and then I can relax! I have the cards ready for my YouTube live video tomorrow to show what I did with my Sand & Sea Parcel in the Post. Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a super day!


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Birds & Branches Baby Card

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I’m taking a break from fall cards and sharing with you a beautiful Birds and Branches Baby Card. My talented team member Alison Reid made this card for me as well. What a blessing it is to have stamping family. That is really what happens when you have such a great team. I am so thankful for my team!


Birds & Branches Baby Card


I want to tell you a secret. Did you know that I used to have a love/hate affair with dies? Little dies especially infuriated me because they were easy to lose but more significantly, they skittered around on the magnetic platform and also didn’t stay put on the regular platform.

Meet the new magnetic plate! What a dream!! You can actually save time and cut out many dies at the same time with no skittering. No washi tape needed for insurance to keep them in place. What a game changer.

This pretty baby card uses four different dies and you can cut them all out at once. I love the colour palette of petal pink, crumb cake, soft suede and balmy blue. Add a touch of early espresso for the bird and the branches and you have a stunning card.


Birds and Branches Baby Card


More Birds & Branches


If you want to see some more cards created with the Birds & Branches bundle, you can check out this blog post from a few months ago.


Product Coordination


I fell in love with Stampin’Up! because they make it so easy to make beautiful things. Everything coordinates! No need to search for the right colour ribbon or patterned paper. Petal pink is the colour of the ink, the cardstock and the ribbon. The result? A stunning card. Nothing is “off”. It feels just right and that is wonderful when you are making something. It minimizes the frustration and maximizes the joy. See the product list below for all the great things used on this card.

If you live in Canada, you can shop online with me no matter where you live! I love that so much, especially during COVID. Deliveries to your door means not having to wear a mask. It’s the little things that can bring great joy.




Thanks again for joining me today. This week I only blogged twice as Wednesday was an “Oma” day. I realize that time with my family is precious and sometimes stamping and blogging has to take a back seat. I know you understand! Did you know that if you place an order with me, if you join my team or my training group OR Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper, you get a free monthly pdf? Here is a sneak peek of the October pdf. There are lots of great fall projects in there. Happy stamping and have a super day.


October pdf tutorial


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