Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Today I am sharing with you the Birthday Card Organizer Kit. It is one of my favourite kits this year because it is so practical and so beautiful. The cards are fresh and crisp and let themselves to easy alteration. The sturdy organizer album is perfect for keeping your birthday cards organized for the year. Step up your game with remembering to give birthday cards to all the important people in your life!
Birthday Card Organizer Kit
Why I Love This Kit
The reason I love this kit so much is that it has a great purpose! It is beautiful AND functional. Keep your birthday cards organized in this great spiral binder which comes with pockets to hold your finished or unfinished cards, stickers to mark the months and a space for each day of the month to write the names of your loved ones. Great for yourself, great to give as a gift.
The kit comes with twelve cards, six each of two designs. There is no stamping involved for the original cards, instead there are die cuts in four different languages: English, Dutch, French and German. Coordinating envelopes are in crumb cake stripe or mint macaron plaid. If you did want to stamp in the inside of the cards, our Cottage Rose stamp set coordinates beautifully.
If you look closely at the photo below you will see that I made two alternative cards, one with Legendary Ride and the other with Queen Bee. I think I should take another close-up photo of these two cards. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see them.
Twelve Local Kits
I just happen to have twelve of these kits on hand for my local people. My plan was to have them at my event on March 29th so that the attendees can have some instant gratification when they leave. This kit has so much potential! Not local? You can purchase the kit by clicking this link or the one below in the product list.
Zoom Class April 19
I am also offering a Zoom class for this kit on April 19 at 1pm EST or 7pm European Central time. This class is FREE for those who have purchased the kit from me and $10 for everyone else. Click on the PayPal link below to register.
Way to Grow caught my eye right away when I saw the new mini catalog. I love it when you can combine stamps to make a complete image. In this stamp set you can combine stamps to make different people but you can also combine stamps to make different potted plants. It really is just so much fun!!
Here are some of the cards that I came up with while playing with this stamp set. I found that it combined very well with the Enjoy the Journey paper. For this first card I stamped the sentiment from Way to Grow in Versamark on Evening Evergreen and white embossed. The die is from Beautiful Shapes dies.
The secret ingredient on the two last cards is the Eden dies. You can find them on page 171 of the annual catalog. Maybe you were lucky enough to get them for free during saleabration? I know that is what I did and it made me so happy. My job as a Stampin’Up! demonstrator is to let you know about all the amazing deals that Stampin’Up! offers.
The best one is available all year long and it is the starter kit. Did you know that you can get the starter kit even if you don’t plan on making a business as a demonstrator? You can get it just for your own discount! Click here to get your kit in Europe, or here in Canada.
Thanks for joining me today and happy stamping! Have a super day.
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.
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.
Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. Today I am going to be telling you about my Save Your Sanity Stamp Camp. Now you might be wondering, and rightfully so, how did I come up with that name? Well, we all know how busy December can get. Busy, busy, busy. Often busy with doing things for other people. I thought it might be a very good idea to carve out some time to simply have some fun with friends. A creative oasis to save your sanity! Together with four demonstrators on my team I am offering you just that!
Save Your Sanity Stamp Camp
Meet the four other demonstrators who are teaching at this Save Your Sanity Stamp Camp. The first instructor is my most “senior” team member in terms of having been on my team for the longest time. Yvonne Macfadyen is just lovely and you are going to enjoy hearing her English accent as she instructs you. Yvonne has very capably taken over my weekly Coffee and a Card class together with friend and team member Liz Fields. Here is her card:
The next instructor I would like you to meet is Alison Reid. Alison is my second most senior team member and she is full of great ideas! When she retires from her full time job she is going to be one heck of a demonstrator! Can’t wait to go on incentive trips with her!! Here is Alison’s card.
The next instructor is one of my newest team members and I am absolutely thrilled that she has agreed to teach! Meet Claudette Meriano. I am blown away by her work time and time again. She is super creative and often thinks out of the box. Here is Claudette’s card.
The fourth instructor is technically not on my team, but she is what we call an “orphan” demonstrator. The person that she signed up under is no longer a demonstrator, so she has been welcomed to be a part of our team. Meet Holly Snow. She is just so down to earth and approachable! You will feel totally at home at her stamping station. Holly will be sure to go that extra mile to make sure that you are happy with your card! Here is her cheerful card!
My Stack and Shuffle Card
I thought it would be fun to use the Stack and Shuffle technique to make some simple but beautiful Christmas Cards. My card uses the brand new Fabulous Florets Collection. It isn’t technically available until November 1 but you can put it in your starter kit now!
Kits by Mail or Attend in Person!
You have two options: a kit by mail or come in person either from 1-4pm or 6-9pm. I am so super proud that I am getting more organized. Here is the Google Form that you can fill out so that I know your preferences. Payment can be done with etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. I know that I have to change my email address but that is also such a hassle! There is a new email now which is email@example.com but I still have to link it with my bank account and then I need to change it on all my platforms. No worries, it will happen!!
My hope is that you will attend this fun class and have a break from the Christmas busyness. Thanks for joining me. If you want any of the supplies that have been used for these cards, then just click on the links below. Have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I have a two minute paper miracle for you. If you have been following me for a while you may already know that my favourite things are ones that combine beauty, ease and speed. When those three things come together it make me a very happy squirrel. Paper crafting can be intricate and detailed sometimes, and beautiful things will happen but most people are short on time and patience so two minute paper miracles are wonderful! Let’s take a look at what I am talking about.
Two Minute Paper Miracle
This two minute paper miracle is brought to you with the cracker & treat box dies. I love Christmas crackers but I have never made them and seldom have I bought them. Usually they are overpriced and are filled with junk. When I saw this one in the new annual Stampin’Up! catalog I thought, here’s my chance! It is even easier to use than I had anticipated. Trust me, I am not exaggerating when I say that you can do it in two minutes. I will share both a photo with you as well as a video tutorial.
Why So Thrilled?
Why am I so thrilled with these cracker & treat box dies? Not only are they super cute and fast to make, they also work very well with our patterned paper. The dies do not cause the paper to tear, they give just the right score lines. You can also close them by simply pulling the twine tightly around them. No fussy folding required. It really is a miracle!! I can see that with something this simple, ordinary days are going to be turned into extraordinary ones. This project will also help you with your burgeoning amount of patterned paper, so you can #loveitchopit.
Here is the video tutorial so you can see how I made these cracker & treat boxes with the Rings of Love patterned paper. This paper will be free with a $60 purchase when saleabration starts on July 1. Summer saleabration is in effect from July 1 until August 31.
Thanks for joining me today. If you want to help grow this stamping community you can pin my projects to Pinterest or share them with your friends on Facebook. I would love if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel. It’s a great way to stay up to date on my videos and also an easy way to find old ones. If you ever need help finding something, please reach out. As always the links to shop with me are at the end of my blog. Have a super day!!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing a fun card using Nuts About Squirrels. Can you believe that today was the first time that I inked it up? It is a perfect match for the retiring Beauty of the Earth paper. Let’s take a look.
Nuts About Squirrels Paper Strips Card
This card is a great template for any card that you want to make with the goal of showcasing your pretty patterned paper. Simply cut seven strips that are 3/4″ wide by 3 1/4″ tall. Adhere them on a basic white piece that is 3 3/4″ by 5″. My card base is Misty Moonlight which is also retiring April 30, 2022. You could choose any colour that is found in your patterned paper. This is just another way to #loveitchopit.
I featured this card in my Stamping Through My Stash video today, and when I do that I always stamp all the images from the stamp set. You can see that “swatch” here. It’s a great idea to stamp all the images from your stamp set when your order arrives as well as try out all the dies. Stampin’Up! has a three month guarantee on their products (three years on the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine) If there is a problem, you want to know about it right away so you can get your defective products replaced. This is a rare occurrence, but one to be on the lookout for.
Inside the Nuts About Squirrels Card
For the inside of my card I used my second “fussy cut” squirrel and the stamparatus to stamp two different sentiments in two different colours, misty moonlight and cajun craze.
I used a blender pen to get rid of the stark contrast of my stamped squirrels. This one definitely looks like he is up to no good!!
Here is my video from YouTube. Click on the bottom left corner to watch on YouTube. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe to my channel so that you don’t miss out on the fun!!
Free Shipping Tomorrow!
Just a heads up that there is free shipping tomorrow on orders of $100 or more. This is an offer straight from Stampin’Up! I am also giving away two pdf tutorials with a $100 purchase and normally it is$120 to get two. One from the Demo Design Dream Team and one from the Create With Us International Team. Thanks for joining me today. Hugs from Holland!!