Hello stampers. I am SO excited to share with yo the Festive Florets Collection. The collection includes two stamp sets, a set of dies, beautiful 12 x 12 paper and gold gems. What I like so much about it is that with this collection you can make cards for the whole year! as such it is a worthy investment that you will not tire of easily. Shall we take a look?
Festive Florets Card Assortment
Today I made three different cards using this collection. I will also share the video tutorial so you can be inspired to create as well. Two of the cards are Christmas cards and the third one is an all occasion thinking of you card. Together they use all the frames dies included in the set. There is so much more to explore with this collection.
I also made some Christmas cards last week with these stamps and dies. These cards will also be part of my Save Your Sanity Stamp Camp
on December 7, 2022.
More Inspiration from Other Demonstrators with Festive Florets
The following card is by Amy Koenders and you can check out her full blog post here.
This beauty is from Gail Ellis. Gail combined the Merriest Frames Hybrid bundle. You can check out more of her fabulous work here although this card is not featured on her blog just yet.
The last card I am sharing with you caught my eye because of the way she used a pop of red behind her frames. It’s such a simple thing but it makes a huge difference! I also like the addition of the die cut leaves. You can read about all the details on her blog post here.
I am offering a contest this week for two reasons. One is simply because it is a fun thing to do. The second reason is that I want to see if contests actually work as an incentive to buy. This is how it will work and unfortunately it is only open to Canadians. If you order the Festive Florets Collection AND if at least five people do so, then one lucky winner will get Many Marvelous Markers. That is a very significant prize so I hope that I get a bunch of orders. Everyone will get THREE free pdf tutorials if they order the Festive Florets Collection. That makes everyone a winner don’t you think? Contest closes on Friday November 4 at noon EST. Please use the current host code SBEEKQT when you place your order.
Official Photo of Festive Florets Collection
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Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you too! I was hoping to host a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner here for my Dutch friends a week later but when I went to order a turkey I had a little sticker shock. A 12 pound turkey was going to cost me 120 euros. That’s about $160. I couldn’t do it. Instead I will share a few of my creations from the last month that have a nice fall vibe.
Apples Make Me Happy
Thanksgiving needs to have pie and one of those pies should be an apple pie. The other two should be pumpkin and pecan because we all know that you need at least three pies to choose from! I made this fun apple card a couple of weeks ago and I just love how the apples turned out.
When the kids were little we used to go apple picking at the local orchard and then we would go home and make a ton of applesauce together. Of course there would also be a few delicious apple pies made. Great memories and great scrapbook pages!
It’s hard to believe but these cards are almost exactly the same size. One is American sized and the other European A4 size, so a little longer and narrower. Which one do you like better? You can see the video tutorial here.
Matchbook Treat Holders
Looking for a super simple treat holder? This matchbook treat holder is so easy but so very cute. I used the Hello Harvest bundle to make them and the Rustic Harvest paper.
This is what it looks like in the inside:
Distressed Gold Season Of Chic Card
My last fall creation has more subdued and antique looking colours. I am curious to hear what you think about this one.
If you purchase the Season Of Chic bundle then you are in for a treat! I am going to give you a 13 project tutorial bundle and each of the cards features this Season of Chic stamp set. How awesome is that?? You can see the video for this card here. I hope that you discover my YouTube channel and subscribe. It is one of the main ways that I now teach my people the art of card making!
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Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. As promised here is the second half of the cards that I have gathered from the uber talented Chay Wright. These cards also use the Natural Tones Blends, but this time they are used to make flowers instead of humans!
Gorgeous Flowers with Blends and Alcohol
I finally have what I need to try and imitate this gorgeous technique. In the meantime, it is much easier to share Chay Wright’s amazing work. Be sure to subscribe to her channel on YouTube which you can find here.
I did an Blends and Alcohol card back in the fall and you can check out the video tutorial in this blog post.
As Chay herself says, sometimes when you are trying to make alcohol roses, they don’t turn out exactly as you would like. Don’t throw those attempts out! You can use them to make a card just like the one below! The trick to making these roses is this little tool that you can buy on Amazon. I tried with a cheapie from the dollar store but the results were disastrous.
Link To Chay’s Video Tutorial
Chay first did this Blends and Alcohol technique last summer. You can see her blog post with step by step instructions here. You can also find her on Instagram here.
Edited: Chay just posted the video tutorial for these cards here. Enjoy!!
I think I will probably have to wait until I get to Holland before I can try this Blends and Alcohol technique. Life is busy at 81 Delaware with my kids and grandkids living with me temporarily. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, these are precious moments. There will always be time to stamp and play later. Now it’s oma time!!
I hope that you have fantastic success with this technique. Be sure to set your calendar on your phone to May 4 with a reminder that this suite will once again be available to purchase! Have a super day and happy stamping.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing the Flowering Rain Boots that make me smile. The sun has decided to shine gloriously this afternoon and that also makes my heart happy. Let’s take a look at this cheerful bundle.
Flowering Rain Boots
There is something whimsical about a bunch of tulips or daisy in a pair of old rain boots isn’t there? I might be a little strange, but just looking at a colourful pair of “Wellies” makes me smile. My grandkids love my tall red rainboots. I think they think it is funny that a grownup can have rainboots too. My friend Yvonne told me today that in Britain they all rainboots “wellies” because the Duke of Wellington used to wear them a lot. I never knew that!
Here is a closer view of the card that I made in this morning’s Stamping Through My Stash video on YouTube.
Here is the video tutorial for making this card as well as a small Memories & More card. You will learn some great colouring tips for the saying and for the tulips.
Memories & More Cards
I always make sure that I have at least one package of Memories & More cards on hand. They are wonderful for making a quick and easy card. Your card base and envelope are all ready to go and that can make all the difference between making and sending a card at the last minute or not!
Do you see those little black flecks in the background? You make those by flicking the tip of your Blends marker against the inside of the lid. Be sure to use the brush tip!
Two More Cards Exclusively for Prime Time
Each week I do an exclusive video for my Prime Time group. This group has been with me since COVID began and they pay $10 a month. It’s actually a steal of a deal because included in this fee are four video tutorials, one prize drawing AND a free 16 project pdf tutorial. What are you waiting for? Click here to join!
Here is a close-up of the tulips.
I just made this card in my Prime Time group and I changed the boots to Bumblebee and added a little pop of red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo. I LOVE it!!
I hope that you have enjoyed my Flowering Rain Boots cards. It made me ever so happy to be playing with this bundle today. Why not add it to your order and get some free saleabration products as well? Just click on the links below. You can also choose this stamp set as one of your two free bonus stamp sets when you get the starter kit! Click here to get started and have some fun choosing all your other items!
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am showing you a Count on Me Reverse Bears card. It is so much fun and so simple to do that you will be amazed! The sayings in this stamp set are fantastic and that bear has just the right shape to make me smile. With the simple reverse stamping technique you get double the fun! Read on and I will include the video for how to do just that.
Count on Me Reverse Bears
I have only had time to make a bear card and a kangaroo card but I have seen some great other examples of super cute ideas for this set. I think my favourite is from Germany where that demo drew clothes on the bears!!
The neat thing about these bears, besides the fact that they are reverse stamped, is that they are coloured with our new skin tones Blends! The next kangaroo card is the same! The bears were coloured with the darker tones and the kangaroos use the lighter tones. I guess the “skin tones” aren’t just for humans!
Reverse Kangaroos Too!
What’s good for the bears is good for the kangaroos! Take a look at the next cute card. It’s a European slimline card which means it is 21 cm by 18 cm scored at 9 cm. I had some scraps of Sweet Conversations paper left over which I adhered to the thick basic white card. The sentiment was stamped in versamark on basic black cardstock and embossed in white. I love that look!! To continue the black and white theme I added a 1cm strip of black polka dot paper from the Pattern Party host paper in the back of the annual catalog. The main panel is a die cut from the Ornate Layers dies.
Even the centres of the flowers are coloured with the Skin Tones Blends. The outside of the flowers is Daffodil Delight, the one is light, the other dark. Granny Apple Green was used to colour the leaves and stems. I made a spatter by flicking the brush tip of a smoky slate blend against the lid. Works a charm!!
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I hope you have a super day and thanks so much for stopping by today. Hugs from Holland! This will be the last time I can say that for a while. Tomorrow I fly home!!
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!