Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Did you know that there is a hidden gem in the mini catalog? I am sure that you paged right by it. Go get your holiday catalog right now and flip to page 23 and you will see the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. Blink and you’ll miss it! This beautiful hybrid embossing folder is just what you need to make stunning Christmas cards or home decor, I used it as the focal point for these simple Christmas cards. Isn’t that what we all want? A gorgeous Christmas card that is easy to make and easy to replicate? Look no further!!
Stunning Hybrid Embossing Folder Cards
I made all these cards in very little time. The trick was to cut them out of various colours, stamp the stitched rectangle in a few different colours and then cut out some background pieces out of various patterned papers. Then mix and match and see what looks best. At the very end I decided to add some flat jingle bells tied with linen thread bows.
Here is the red polka dot card up close, so festive don’t you think?
Video Tutorial Tomorrow
Tomorrow I will be offering a video tutorial showing you my process on how I made the different combinations to make these cards. I also find it helpful to see exactly how this hybrid embossing folder works. The video will be posted in my Stories and Stamps playlist which you can find here.
Be sure to check out this blog post for more inspiration with this stunning hybrid embossing folder and coordinating stamp set Merriest Moments.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you were inspired to either use this hybrid embossing folder if you already have it or that you will want to add it to your stash. If you live in Canada just click on the links below to shop with me. Have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Some people think vanilla is boring but today I am going to share with you Very Classy Very Vanilla. I have made a very elegant monochromatic card combining the Festive Florets dies and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing folder. Add in some gold embossing and the result is rather stunning if I do say so myself!
Very Classy Very Vanilla
Did you know that the oval dies in the Festive Florets collection layer together beautifully? The insides of the detailed ovals cut out for plain ovals on which to stamp your greeting and the detailed ovals can be layered as well with a stunning effect. I was inspired by Gail Ellis to layer these oval over the Merriest Moments Hybrid embossing folder. It’s a little counter intuitive since that folder has a rectangular opening in the middle but it works perfectly as you will see for yourself.
Tone on Tone Poinsettias
For this Very Classy Very Vanilla card I kept the poinsettias monochromatic as well. I stamped the poinsettias in Versamark on very vanilla cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. A few pearls were added to the centre of the flower for a lovely effect.
Prime Time With the Pampered Stamper
When COVID started I began Prime Time as a way to keep my business afloat. Members pay ten dollars a month in three month increments and in exchange they get a weekly exclusive video tutorial and a monthly 16 project pdf tutorial. The videos are posted each Thursday and the supply list and measurements are posted on Wednesdays. Members tell me that this is like a weekly class and because they pay a small monthly fee, they take it seriously and it keeps them stamping and using their supplies. It makes me so happy to hear that! You are also most welcome to join! You can do it here. This was the card that we made this week.
Thanks for joining me today, it’s always nice to see how many people come and read my blog posts each day. Did you know that I also have a YouTube channel? Every Tuesday and Wednesday I post videos there at 10am EST. Teaching the joy of card making is what I love to do and I hope you join me and subscribe! Just click on the red subscribe button on the bottom right hand corner of the video.
Have a super day and happy stamping my friends!!
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 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 couple of amazing side-step cards for you. They are not totally “Jackie originals” because I was most definitely inspired by Tami White who had done a stunning series of side-step cards on her blog. I used the nostalgic Christmas Barn stamp set which reminds me of great memories growing up on the farm.
Christmas Barn Side-Step Card
Before I made this card I stamped and coloured and die cut a bunch of images from this set and also from the Regal Reindeer set as I thought that the two might combine nicely together. I also wanted to see how the barn looked stamped and coloured on shimmery white cardstock as well as regular basic white.
I wasn’t thrilled with my embossing but this reminds me to tell you a little secret. When your embossing turns out less than stellar, it most likely means that you need to re-ink your Versamark pad. If the Versamark pad is not sticky enough then the embossing powder has nothing to stick to and you get a bit of a spotty effect. The snowy hills should have been made with the beautiful dies from the Gingerbread House bundle but unfortunately they are not currently in my possession so I used scissors and just free-hand cut it. The pond is made with two layers, Balmy Blue on the bottom and Vellum Cardstock on top. I used a sponge with liquid glue and the silicone mat so that you wouldn’t be able to notice the glue.
Christmas Barn and Regal Reindeer Side-Step Card
I think you will agree that these two stamp sets do indeed combine well together! This card was such fun to make. Mind you, you do have to be in a zen state of mind to take your time with colouring the little girl and the barn. My favourite part is the die cut reindeer. He comes to life when you sponge his “ruff” with white craft ink and his antlers and hooves with early espresso ink. Take a look.
This last picture is not perfectly in focus but it is now dark in the Netherlands so I cannot take another photo now. Perhaps I will find time tomorrow. Just so you know, there is nothing wrong with your eyesight, the photo is just a smidgeon blurry!
Side-Step Card Video Tutorial
Thanks for joining me today. If you want to see another side-step card from my archives, check out this blog post. Just a gentle reminder that there are only five days left of the starter kit promotion, so if you want to get a super deal ($206 worth of products of YOUR choice for only $135) click here to let the fun start!! I hope you have a super day! As always, the links to shop with me are right below (I try to make it easy for you!).
Happy Friday stampers! I love stories, especially Christmas stories. Regal Reindeer looks like some of the creatures and characters from some of my favourite stories. Today I have a card for you as well as some adorable shaker Christmas ornaments. I am also going to share a stunning card made by Tami White. Shall we take a look?
Regal Reindeer has two different stamped images of majestic reindeer as well as an embossed die cut reindeer. Did you know that reindeer in the wild are called caribou?
If you want to see how the snow was made, check out my YouTube video here below. Have you subscribed yet? I hope you do!! Just click on the red subscribe button on the bottom right of the video.
Adorable Regal Reindeer Ornaments
Did you know that I participate in a Global Monthly Video hop? It is always the first Wednesday of the month and this month I am on the ball. I am quite proud that I already have my video ready to go. The ornaments turned out so beautifully that I couldn’t wait to share them with you. To see how they are made, you will have to wait until November 2. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will be notified when my video gets posted. It really is quite handy!!
Shaker Ornaments Video (added later!)
Just Ten More Days!
Did you know that there are only ten more days left to save a lot of money and have even more fun? That’s right! Make your wish list of Stampin’Up! products and pare it down to $206. You can put all of that into a starter kit and pay only $135. Couldn’t fit everything into the starter kit? No worries, you can order them later with your very own 20% discount. There are more great benefits. By getting the starter kit using my link, you will also get to join my team page, my training group and Prime Time all for FREE!! Here is the link for you if you live in Canada, and here is the link if you live in Europe.
Yes, Stampin’Up! is now in Belgium and in Ireland. I am hoping that if you live in either of these countries you will consider joining my European team. Opportunities abound!
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