Birthday Fundraiser for Mental Health

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. This is a big week!! On Thursday it is my birthday and I want to celebrate with YOU. To do so I am hosting a Facebook Live party on June 7 as a birthday fundraiser for Mental Health. Everyone is welcome! It will start at 9am EST and every two hour or so I will be go live again to make a couple of cards. I have made a lovely pdf tutorial with all of the cards which you will get as my birthday gift to you if you either sponsor a kit for $25 or place an order through me. All proceeds are going to be donated to Mental Health.

 

Birthday Fundraiser card using Countryside Inn paper, In the Moment and Coffee with Friends stamps sets all from Stampin'Up!

 

How to Participate in the Birthday Fundraiser

 

I have made two ways available for you to participate in this fundraiser. Since many of you are Americans or Australians and cannot order through me, I have decided to offer the “sponsor a kit” idea. You simply use PayPal family and friends option to send $25 to my email address jackiebultje@gmail.com and then I purchase a kit on your behalf which will be donated to the Chatham-Kent Mental Health Association. I have a contact there who runs a monthly card making event and this will be just perfect for them. Creativity and art therapy have been proven to be very helpful for people dealing with mental health issues.

The second way to participate is to place an online order through me. I have created a list of a few products that I think reflect this cause very well. Feel free to choose from this list or take a look at the product list below which has the supplies that I used for all the cards in my pdf tutorial. Everyone supporting this fundraiser will receive this tutorial for free.

I am hoping that lots of you will join me for the Facebook live party on Wednesday. Together we CAN change the world one card at a time!

 

Birthday Fundraiser card using Countryside Inn paper, In the Moment and Coffee with Friends stamps sets all from Stampin'Up!

 

 

Link to Facebook Live Party

 

Looking forward to joining in on the Birthday Fundraiser for Mental Health Facebook live party? Here is the link. Please click “going” so that you will get notified when I go live. There will be other fun surprises that day as well, so stay tuned.

 

 

birthday fundraiser for Mental Health- sponsor a kit for $25 or place an online order through me and ALL proceeds will be donated to Mental Health charities for the month of June.

 

Patterned Paper on Sale in June

 

You may have noticed that I used Countryside Inn paper for all of my cards. I am in love with this paper AND it is on sale for this month along with several others, all for 15% off. Check out the screenshot below!

 

Designer Series Paper 15% off sale for June 2023

 

Stronger Together

 

Are you feeling inspired to join in on this birthday fundraiser for mental health? I truly hope so, because together we are stronger and can do great things. Mental health issues can be so debilitating, not only for the person suffering, but also for their families as it can be so hard to be able to make a difference. Give the gift of creativity, it really can make a difference. Doing nothing certainly won’t help. Let’s shine light on this darkness and spread hope! Thanks for stopping by today.

 

 

Coffee with Friends Z-Fold card using Countryside Inn paper, a part of the Birthday Fundraiser for Mental Health.

 

 

Coffee with Friends Z-Fold card using Countryside Inn paper, a part of the Birthday Fundraiser for Mental Health.

 


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Wisteria Wishes: WOW!!

Hello stampers. Wisteria Wishes really is WOW!! Take a look at the photo below and you will see what happens when you fall in love with a stamp set. To think that this bundle wasn’t even on my radar at first! The sad thing is, this bundle is retiring soon so be sure to get it before April 30. If you do, then you can come to my FREE Zoom class on May 17 at 1pm EST or 7pm European Central Time.

 

A collection of cards made with Wisteria Wishes bundle from Stampin'Up!

 

A Closer Look at Wisteria Wishes Cards

 

If you are like me, you will appreciate a closer look at some of the cards. My favourite thing in making these cards was making the wisteria blossoms out of watercolour paper that had been colour washed with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. I did a short video tutorial on this technique and I will share that video in this blog as well.

 

Wisteria Wishes cards using the new Basics 3D embossing folders

 

 

Wisteria Wishes cards using the new Basics 3D embossing folders

 

 

Wisteria Wishes cards using the new Basics 3D embossing folders and masking paper.

 

 

Wisteria Wishes cards using the new Basics 3D embossing folders.

 

 

Wisteria Wishes cards using the new Basics 3D embossing folders.

 

Video Tutorial for Wisteria Blooms

 

 

Zoom Class on May 17

 

If you purchase the Wisteria Wishes bundle, then you get the Zoom Class on May 17 for FREE! I am very much looking forward to creating with you that day. You will also get a pdf tutorial along with this class. Please let me know if you have any questions. Live in Canada? Click on the links below to buy the products that you will need for this class. Live in Europe? Shop with me here!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day!

 

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Bright Vintage Queen Bee

Hello stampers and welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing what I call a bright vintage Queen Bee card. The feel is definitely vintage but the pop of Crushed Curry does make it a bit brighter than traditional vintage. This design is from Laura Milligan who also designed this stamp set as a Million Dollar Achiever. I loved making it!

 

Bright Vintage Queen Bee card with black gingham ribbon and Timeworn Type embossing folder and basic borders die in Crushed Curry.

 

Queen Bee Video Tutorial

 

 

A Few More Queen Bee Cards

 

Vintage Queen Bee card in very vanilla, crumb cake and night of navy. All supplies Stampin'Up!

 

 

Vintage Queen Bee card in very vanilla, crumb cake and night of navy. All supplies Stampin'Up!

 

 

I really do love the word “beloved” in this stamp set. I’ve used it in the background for my sympathy cards and that really tugs at my heartstrings.

 

 

Square Vintage card with Queen Bee bundle, vellum, crushed curry and smoky slate cardstock.

 

 

For this square vintage card (it measures 4 1/4″ by 4 1/4″) I layered it with vellum cardstock, smoky slate and crushed curry cardstock. The details in the background come from Ranunculus Romance.

 

 

Square Vintage card with Queen Bee bundle, vellum, crushed curry and smoky slate cardstock. This is the inside of the card.

 

Colour Refresh

 

Today is the day that we find out about the colour refresh. My advice would be to order the ink refills and cardstock of the colours that you love that are leaving and do so as soon as possible. I am sure that some will sell out very quickly, so this is a time when you do not want to procrastinate!

Thanks for joining me today. As always, the products that I have used are listed below. A simple click on them, and you will be in my online store in Canada. If you live in Europe you can shop with me here or join my team.

Have a super day!!

 

 

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Birthday Card Organizer Kit

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

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.

 

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.

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs. Here is an English one and a Dutch one. There are four languages in the kit.

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs. Here is a Dutch card and an English card but you could also choose French or German.

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.

 

 

Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.

 

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.



Live in the Netherlands? This class will be on Saturday April 15 at 10am. I am hoping to have some new stampers at this event!!Thanks for joining me today. I hope you have a super day and happy stamping. To order any of the supplies used just click on the links below in the product list if you live in Canada. Live in Europe, then click here to shop with me.

 

Video Tutorial

If you want to see the kit in action, check out my video on YouTube and be sure to hit that red subscribe button on the bottom right hand corner!

 

 

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. If you wish to purchase any of the products that I used today, just click on the links below to shop with me in my Canadian online store. Yay!!!

 

 

 

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Way to Grow

Way to Grow

 

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!!

 

Card Ideas

 

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.

 

Way to Grow is a fun stamp set from Stampin'Up! and this card has a cute girl with several potted plants for a unique birthday card.

 

 

Way to Grow is a fun stamp set from Stampin'Up! and this card has a woman holding a beautiful potted plant with a great border die from Eden's garden.

 

 

Way to Grow is a fun stamp set from Stampin'Up! and this card shows off all the potted plant combinations you can make with the stamps.

 

Secret Ingredient

 

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.

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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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