Fluffiest Friends to Melt Your Heart

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Yes, it is Valentine’s Day today so Fluffiest Friends to melt your heart is entirely appropriate. I have only scratched the surface of this lovely bundle with these two cards, and already I am smitten. Let’s take a look at the bear and the bunny!


The Bear and the Honey Pot


Many thanks to Patty Bennett for her inspiration for this card. I definitely learned a few colouring tips from her.


Fluffiest Friends Valentine's Cars with Bee Mine Paper, all supplies Stampin'Up!


I altered Patty’s card by adding a strip of acetate at the bottom, which you can see better in the photo below.


Fluffiest Friends Valentine's Cars with Bee Mine Paper, all supplies Stampin'Up!


How to keep it all clear!


Can you relate to this? You come across a card that you have made and you want to recreate it but you forget the details? I LOVE how the colours of this bear turned out, so I made a swatch card of the colours and tucked it into the stamp case. Next time I go to colour a bear, I have my little “cheat sheet”.


Fluffiest Friends Valentine's Card with Bee Mine Paper, all supplies Stampin'Up!


Some Bunny Loves Me card


I just came up with that saying because I think it’s cute, but this bunny truly is adorable!!


Fluffiest Friends card combines the bunny image with Delightful Floral paper all products Stampin'Up!


Here’s the closeup of this adorable card. Isn’t the Delightful Floral paper just perfect for this card?


Fluffiest Friends card combines the bunny image with Delightful Floral paper all products Stampin'Up!


Check out the product list….

Check out the product list at the bottom of this blog post to see what I used to make these cards. You see, the Fluffiest Friends bundle is only available as an online exclusive, so these links are very helpful. They save you from having to look everywhere for what was used to make the projects. Of course they serve another purpose. If you are a Canadian, you can also use them to shop with me. If you choose to do so, you will make this squirrel very happy indeed. I will send you at least one free pdf tutorial bundle as a thank you!!!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. (remember the Valentine’s Day special, buy one tutorial get one free, details are in yesterday’s blog post)


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In the Moment Meets Meandering Meadow

Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. I am over the moon about the Meandering Meadows paper. The Garden Meadow bundle that goes with it is also pretty awesome, but the paper blows my mind. So, so beautiful. Perhaps you have never heard of it? You can find it in the online exclusive section on the SU website.


In The Moment Meets Meandering Meadows


I was playing with this paper and looking at this particular sheet and it occurred to me that the lady from In The Moment would look great with the fence dies and stamp. She is holding a glass of wine and pondering life, or someone in particular. I think she looks just like me!!

To make this even more special you can “paper piece” the lady. Simply stamp her again on patterned paper and cut out the dress. Stamp the lady on basic white cardstock as well and fussy cut her being sure to remove the railing that she is leaning on. Glue the dress to the lady and then arrange her beside the path and behind the shrubbery and the gate. The base for this card is a large Assorted Memories & More card. That’s it!! The saying is from Thoughtful Expressions.


In the Moment pairs well in this card with Meandering Meadows paper and the Garden Meadow bundle all from Stampin'Up!


Saleabration Time!


This is the best time of the year to stock up on stamps. Your best deal is of course the starter kit which will also score you a free glass plate, silicone craft palette and large grey shammy. You can do that here. It’s like getting a Costco membership so you can get your own 20% discount on future purchases as well. You will also be part of a pretty awesome stamping community, including my Beyond Pampered team!!

Of course, if the starter kit doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, I am always happy to have people order from me. With every $60 purchase you can get a free saleabration item.


Video Tutorial


I can’t share the video tutorial for this card because it is exclusive for my YouTube platform members. You can join this membership too if you like! I do have another great video to share with you that shows you how wonderful this paper is. If you want written inspiration, I have made a 17 card tutorial featuring the cards in this video and fifteen more, all using saleabration products as well as the Garden Meadow suite., You can find this tutorial here.



Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have a good rest of your weekend! I am off to have a nice hot bath, read my book and go to bed early. Living with the kids and grandkids for a few weeks tires this oma out!! Next Wednesday I fly back to my husband in the Netherlands!! Hugs from Canada, Jackie

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Cheer Corner “Roodborstje”

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am sharing a lovely “Roodborstje” (which is a European robin) card with you that I made for my Cheer Corner last week. There are two things that I think make this card super special. The first is the detail on the birch trees that have been added with a blender pen and a black watercolour pencil. Secondly, the European robin or “roodborstje” has been coloured with watercolour pencils and Blends! Watch my video for the trick to make it easier to blend your colours together!!

"Roodborstje" or Redbreast bird in a birch tree card using Aspen Tree dies and Perched in a Tree, all supplies Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.


Where is the greenery from??


The European robin, or roodborstje, looks quite natural perched in all this greenery. You may have various greenery already to choose from in your existing stash of stamps and dies, but this is what I used. You can thank me that all of the dies and the stamps for the greenery come from ONE bundle, Joy of Noel.  It’s a fantastic bundle. You might want to add it to your order on Wednesday when you take advantage of the seasonal sale saving 10-20% on inks, paper, cardstock and ribbon from the annual catalog. This stamp set isn’t on sale, but you may as well add something fun to all the essentials that you will be ordering at a discount. Remember, if your order gets to $200, you also get host benefits even if it is only you ordering. What fun!!



The benefits of bundles


When you order the Joy of Noel bundle you will save 10%. That is because it is a current bundle in the holiday catalog. Perched in a Tree, the stamp set that the roodborstje or European robin comes from was bundled last year with the Aspen dies. It got carried over to the annual catalog and now it is no longer a bundle. No more ten percent discount. That is why I always encourage my customers and team members to buy the bundles when they are first offered as such.


Seasonal Sale with Stampin'Up! November 14-16 2023 with discounts on paper, ink, cardstock and ribbon.




Seasonal Sale with Stampin'Up! November 14-16 2023 with discounts on paper, ink, cardstock and ribbon.




Thanks for joining me today. I appreciate everyone who visits my blog. Please pin the cards that you like to Pinterest. It really helps me!! Have a super day and feel free to click on the links below in the product list to shop with me in Canada. Host codes for both Canada and Europe are on the left hand side of the home page of my blog. Don’t forget to tune into Cheer Corner every Monday at 10am EST in Canada or CET in the Netherlands. Hugs from Holland, Jackie


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The Joy of Whale Watching

Well hello stampers!! It has been two months since I have written a blog post and I am sorry about that. I hope you have missed me a bit. Today I am sharing a lovely card with you using the set Whale Watching. Whether or not you have ever gone whale watching, this stamp set is spectacular. Capture the magic and majesty of these creatures on your cards or in your scrapbook pages. Mine was a card for my weekly Cheer Corner and you can also see the video which I will include a little further on in my blog post.


Whale Watching Card


Masking paper was the secret to creating a nice scene for this Whale Watching card. It really is a simple card with just stamps, ink and paper. I used a blending brush and some Blends markers to step it up a notch.


Card using Whale Watching stamp set from Stampin'Up!


Mini Catalog Inspiration


Do you remember to use your catalogs as tools for inspiration? Sometimes we forget, don’t we? There is a great card that I want to share with your from the mini catalog. It uses this Whale Watching set in conjunction with Waves of Inspiration and the Nested Essentials dies. Brilliant really!


Card using Whale Watching and Waves of Inspiration. All products Stampin'Up! by The Pampered Stamper.


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Ready for Something Special??


If you have been following my blog for a while as well as my business Facebook page, you will know that Stampin’Up! has really enriched my life. I have met SO many wonderful people through stamping. You can too!! There is absolutely no need to be a stamping super star, but you can still have the benefits of this amazing stamping community. How??

Change your life and get the starter kit! This will mean that you are on my Beyond Pampered team. Together we do such fun things, the best of which are the team retreats. They are truly life-changing! The starter kit also means getting your own stamps at a 20% discount.

Did you know that if you get the starter kit this month you get either 35% off OR 35% more in your kit? You also get to keep your discount until the end of April 2024 regardless of how little you purchase. Truly, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!


35% off or 35% more in your starter kit deal, valid until October 31, 2023.


Are you ready to take this exciting step? If so, click here to join my team in Canada. Live in Europe, you can click here to join my team.


A Personal Note


We are now all moved into the home where Gerard grew up, right next to the greenhouse. That means that I now have my stamp room on the main floor where the living room used to be! You can guess what that also means. I have to keep it neat!! I do love the natural light and I can see right into the greenhouse to see Gerard work. We now have coffee together every morning at 10am in the greenhouse. On December 28 I will fly back to Canada to spend a late Christmas with the kids and then have a team retreat from January 2-4. Maybe you can come too??

I hope you have a super day, and thanks so much for joining me today.


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A Few More Embossing Paste Gems!

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. If you follow me on YouTube then you already know that I have been having a lot of fun with embossing paste. In fact, my container is almost empty! The last trick I want to do with it is to tint it with re-inkers. In the meantime, here are two cards that I made with embossing paste. The first one was in my Sweet Suite Tuesday video. Since embossing paste takes a few hours to dry completely, I needed to have an extra one on hand to be able to finish my card during the video.


Timeless Arrangements card with embossing paste background, all products Stampin'Up!


An Extra Piece for Inspiration


I had the lovely problem of having an extra piece of embossing paste background. If you look closely at the next card you will see that has the same pattern but I turned it sideways. The open space left just enough room to stamp the sentiment. Don’t you think that it makes a very lovely sympathy card?


Berry Harvest embossing paste background sympathy card. All products Stampin'Up!


Here you can see the closeup of this lovely card. Do you see the ribbon? It is frayed because I ripped off the one side to make the pretty bow on the pool party card in this post. You will see how I did it in the video tutorial.


Berry Harvest embossing paste background sympathy card. All products Stampin'Up!


Embossing Paste with the Truck Bundle


A week or so ago I made a trio of cards using the Trucking Along bundle. You can see those cards here.


Video Tutorial


Here is the video tutorial for the embossing paste background card. Maybe you will be inspired to try something new when you see how easy it is.



Curious about the “patterned paper”?


Actually, it isn’t patterned paper, it is a background stamp set called Berry Harvest. I tried colouring it with various combinations of Blends and I made a handy little chart to show you the results. Which colour combination is your favourite?


Berry Harvest colour combination chart with various Blends combinations.


It was a lot of fun to play with the different colour combinations. There is still one stamped image waiting for me. It is stamped in Stazon so that I can colour it with blender pens and watercolor pencils. Stay tuned for when I finish playing with that.

Thanks for joining me today on my blog. If you don’t already have a Stampin’Up! demonstrator, I would love to be yours if you live in Canada or Europe. Just click on the links below to shop with me in Canada or click here if you live in Europe.


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One Horse Open Sleigh from Stampin’Up!

Well hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Have you seen all the buzz about the One Horse Open Sleigh suite from Stampin’Up! Trust me, it is worth it! I got right on the bandwagon as soon as I saw the paper. You see, I had the paper before I got the bundle. It wasn’t really affordable to have the bundle in the Netherlands AND in Canada, so I ordered the paper in the Netherlands knowing that I was going to Canada soon where I could pick up the bundle. This paper makes it very easy to make a beautiful card. Check out the photo below of all the cards that I have made so far.



8 One Horse Open Sleigh cards by The Pampered Stamper an independent Stampin'Up! demonstrator


A Very Special Deal


I believe in this suite so much that I am offering a five card (yes, FIVE!) in the mail to everyone who orders the suite through me. You will also get the free pdf tutorial that I wrote for the 8 cards shown above. Check out the graphic below and you will see the five cards that you will get for free in the mail. The kit will include card bases, all cardstock layers and any die cuts that are not included in the One Horse Open Sleigh suite. You will also get the embellishments and ribbon or twine. No stamped images will be included as that is not allowed by SU policy. The measurements for the patterned paper will be found in the pdf tutorial.


One Horse Open Sleigh free card kit by mail with purchase of suite.


Inspiration from Berdien Weideveld


I first met Berdien at OnStage in Vienna and she is a lovely and talented Stampin’Up! demonstrator who is also a member of the Artisan Design Team. She made such a beautiful card with the One Horse Open Sleigh suite that I just had to case it. There is also a video tutorial for you to watch so you can make it yourself.


One Horse Open Sleigh card in Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Pebbled Path and Poppy Parade.


Video Tutorial


This is a casual video tutorial that I originally made for my team July meeting. You will gain some insight into how to case a card! Case means Copy And Share Everything. Thanks Berdien for your wonderful inspiration. You can find Berdien on Instagram here.



Time to Connect


Would you like to connect with other demonstrators and paper crafters? We still have room for you in our St. Jacobs Ontario, Canada retreat from September 22-24. Read all about it here

You can also fill out the registration form here. I really hope to see YOU in September!!! Have a super day!


St. Jacob's Fall Retreat


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