Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Did you know that you can get the gorgeous Peaceful Prints Paper for free? This paper is part of the summer saleabration campaign. Perhaps you have been so busy recovering from COVID stress and concerned about a possible fourth wave that stamping has taken a backseat in your life.No worries! There is so much exciting stuff waiting for you and it is not too late to take advantage of saleabration. It goes until September 30. Here is the link to all the saleabration offerings.
Peaceful Prints Paper
This beautiful paper is free with a $60 purchase and with that purchase you are also entitled to the huge tutorial bundle that this card is a part of. What I especially love about this paper is that it coordinated with our Peaceful Deer Bundle on page 26 of the holiday catalog. The Peaceful Prints paper has Garden Green, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Basic Black in its designs. You can punch the buffalo plaid deer out with the punch and in my YouTube video I show you how you can punch them out in BOTH directions which is a super cool trick. Check it out below.
Peaceful Prints Fancy Fold Card
I’m so happy that I decided to go back and check on my previous blog posts because I thought I had already blogged about this card. I love it so much!! This paper is stunning and I don’t want you to miss out on it. I am not going to share how I made the card because that information is all in the tutorial that you can get for free with a $60 purchase. You can also purchase it for $20 US if that suits you better. This particular tutorial focuses on the saleabration and holiday catalog so there is lots of variety for you and of course tons of talent!
A Hidden Gem
Do you see that gorgeous focal point? That buffalo plaid deer really stands out on that lacy white circle doesn’t it? Do you know where it comes from? Let me tell you! Check out page 70 and page 159 in the annual catalog. Encircled in Beauty is the name of the dies and the bundle is called Encircled in Friendship. Wait. It gets better! There is another stamp set in the holiday catalog that also coordinates with these dies making it an even better investment. That stamp set is called Encircled in Warmth. All the links to these products will be at the bottom of my blog post, you can simply click on them and then shop in my online store. How excited are you??
One More Photo
Have you noticed when you look at a pretty card that someone has either given you or is sharing with you so that you can be inspired that you look at it closely? I know that I like to check it out from different angles so that I can see all the details. A blog post can be that way too and I like to share a card from different angles and perspectives. Sometimes due to time constraints this is not possible, but when it is, it does make me happy to do so.
Don’t you love how the black and white twine from the Playful Pets Combo trim pack looks with this paper? It made me super happy too. I hope you enjoyed my card today and that you feel inspired to make one of your own. It’s always nice to have a few fancy Christmas cards made ahead of time for the special people in your life. Who are you going to send yours to?
Sharing the Joy
I have decided to start beginner card classes in the Netherlands. It’s time to share my joy of stamping with new stampers and I intend to share that journey with you as well in the hopes that you too with share your hobby with new people. Often I remind my team to consider how happy they are when they are stamping. More people could use that type of joy in their lives. I know that before I started stamping I had no idea that papercrafting would be something that I would enjoy and excel at. You just never know how something simple like stamps, ink and paper can change a life.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you jump on the saleabration bandwagon before it is too late. Happy stamping and happy shopping. If you need inspiration, check out my tutorials here and indulge. You deserve it.
Hello stampers! The cooler weather is here and this Canadian girl is happy about that. I really am mad about plaid. I have plaid shirts, plaid blankets and a plethora of plaid scarves!! Did I mention cozy plaid throws? So when I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp, I knew I had to have it. It is simply fabulous when you use it with the Stamparatus since you get a perfect plaid every time. You can also step it up a notch by adding some stripes with your Stampin’ Write Markers and a ruler. Now this was not my original idea. The first time I saw this idea it was from Teresa Mitchell. My card was inspired by Lori Heiling. Here it is:
Here is a close up so that you can see the beautiful Festive Farmhouse Twine and the striped burlap ribbon. I sprayed it all with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and champagne shimmer paint. The pretty framelit is from the Stitched Labels framelits.
I slightly altered the truck from Farmhouse Christmas. I cut off the tree that is part of the truck image and used a tree from Rooted in Nature to put in the back and give it some dimension. The truck was coloured with Blends. The other details include a crumb cake layer put through the Corrugated embossing folder, some mossy meadow Sprig punches. The second card I made using the Buffalo Check background stamp also involves the Winter Woods stamp set as well as Dashing Deer. The plaid piece is the one I created in my video and I used very vanilla cardstock, soft suede ink and a cherry cobbler marker.
Once again I used the soft and luscious Festive Farmhouse Twine as a lovely accent to this card. It ties easily and lies quite flat so it won’t be too bulky for mailing. The vanilla piece is 3″ by 4″, soft suede is 3 1/8″ by 4 1/8″ and the mossy meadow is 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″. The plaid piece in the background is 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″. The trees from Winter Woods were stamped once full strength in Mossy Meadow and then moved slightly and stamped again without reinking. I sprayed the entire card with my alcohol and champagne shimmer paint mixture for a lovely sparkle that is hard to capture in a picture. Here is a closeup.
I couldn’t get a sentiment on the front of the card without covering too much of that pretty plaid, so I put it in the inside of the card instead. I just love the saying. It is from the Dashing Deer set.
I realize that I didn’t show you any cards using the Buffalo Check background stamp in a “normal” way without adding the marker stripe, so maybe I should quickly make another card to add to this blog post while my video uploads to YouTube. Somehow I can’t seem to make a blog post with just one card and one picture! I also keep thinking that there are so many amazing things in this current Holiday catalog that you are going to want that you should just remember the great deal on the starter kit. Whenever your order is more than $120, the cheaper and way better option is to get the starter kit. Get your own discount! I happily take your money, but why not be your own best customers and find yourself a few stamping buddies. I can tell you that I highly recommend it.
Good news! I didn’t have to make a card after all. I just went to my swap basket and found this lovely card by Lorraine Pye. She used the Buffalo Check with crumb cake in the background and Wishing You Well stamp set for the focal point. So pretty!
In the next picture you can see the detail of this lovely background stamp up close. Wishing You Well is also a beauty, and it is a DistINKtive stamp which means that the stamp itself gives different opacities for realistic depth and intensity. Put simply, it looks amazing. Distictive.
Have you fallen in love yet? Here is the video I made…there are a few issues with it. It is sideways and some people think it is cut off a bit, but I think there are a lot of very helpful tips in it and you can see exactly how the background was made as well. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by today. If you need to order anything at all, just click on the products below and it will take you to my online store. Please do use the current host code: K47RYHQZ. Have a super day!
Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker