Adorable Treat Holders for Surprises All Year Long

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I have a lot of fun ideas for you. First off are some adorable treat holders that you can use all year long to surprise and delight. This Merry Bold & Bright paper is super for a non-traditional Christmas but also for any fun occasion. I love versatile patterned paper! All you need is a 2 3/8″ circle punch and some strips of paper 3″ by 6″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 3 1/4″. Find some coordinating ribbon to make a fun handle and accessorize as desired.


Dutch Treat holders using Merry & Bright bundle or Stralende Kerst in the Netherlands.


Retro Christmas Lights Card


Not only is this set great for treat holders, it is also super fun for cards. I only had time to make one card, but I sure hope to make some more with the bright paper and fun dies.


Christmas card using the Dutch stamp set Stralende Kerst which is Merry & Bright in the Stampin'Up! holiday mini catalog.


I love that the words have white letters surrounded by a block of a colour. It’s almost like magic!! The bases for the Christmas lights are cut with dies. You can choose from an open die or a detailed die. Mine are made from adhesive backed silver and gold glimmer paper but I am afraid that it might be sold out at the moment. I sure hope it comes back in stock. The lesson in this is that when you see something super cute, order right away!!


Video Tutorial


Seeing is believing. Watch this video tutorial and learn not only how to make these adorable treat holders, but also a fun card with retro Christmas lights.



Fun Christmas Light Dies


I had a lot of fun stamping the retro Christmas light bulbs in various colours. It sure brought back memories of being a child and sorting through the replacement bulbs for just the right shade. My mom loved going to auction sales, so many of our strings of lights had a few missing bulbs. She also had lots of little boxes of replacement bulbs, with a mixture of clear and opaque bulbs. Oh the magic of Christmas lights!!


Merry & Bright has the best Christmas light dies to bring out your inner child!!




I hope I have inspired you with my creations. Some of these products are retiring soon and will only be available while supplies last. If you live in Canada, you can click on the items in the product list below to shop with me in my online store. Thanks for your business!! As a thank you, I will send you a pdf tutorial bundle for even more inspiration. Have a super day. Hugs from Holland.



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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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Saint Nicholas Easy Fancy Fold Christmas Card

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I have an incredible Saint Nicholas easy fancy fold card for you. A fancy fold that is not difficult is really one of my favourite things!! Have you discovered the gorgeous Traditions of St NIck paper? It’s easy to miss because it isn’t in any of the Stampin’Up! catalogs. You can find it in the Online Exclusive section here.


My Easy Fancy Fold Card


The name of this fold is Twisted Easel Card. I made a video tutorial so you can see how easy it is. There are two cards that I made with this style. Which one is your favourite?


Twisted Easel Card made using Traditions of St Nick paper and Saint Nicholas stamp set and dies, all products Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.



Twisted Easel Card made using Traditions of St Nick paper and Saint Nicholas stamp set and dies, all products Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.


Fancy Fold Laid Flat


This is what the twisted easel fold card looks like when it is laid flat to go into the envelope. Still adorable, right?? The sentiment is popped up inside, and this is what holds the twisted easel part upright.



Twisted Easel Card made using Traditions of St Nick paper and Saint Nicholas stamp set and dies, all products Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.



Twisted Easel Card made using Traditions of St Nick paper and Saint Nicholas stamp set and dies, all products Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.


Incredibly Detailed Dies


This last photo really shows the incredible detail of the dies. Combine it with the gorgeous Traditions of St Nick paper and you are in paper crafting heaven! Truthfully, I am not often one to fuss with little dies, but making this card was supremely satisfying. This would be a great card to make with a group of friends. You could all take turns die cutting and then once you have a pile of different die cuts made you can get creative and play.

I do have an easier card to share as well. The paper does all the work for this card.


Vintage embossed card made using Traditions of St Nick paper and Saint Nicholas stamp set and dies, all products Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.


The card above uses Misty Moonlight for the sentiment, but I also did it with a Crumb Cake sentiment which I actually liked better! I used the Nested Essential dies to cut out the sentiment. The stitched detail is just so pretty!


Vintage embossed card made using Traditions of St Nick paper and Saint Nicholas stamp set and dies, all products Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.


Video Tutorial


Seeing is believing, so of course, I have a video tutorial for you! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so!



Have You Been Inspired?


I hope that I have inspired you today. If you were, please leave me a comment. Cyberspace can be a lonely place!! As always, the product list below will link you to my Canadian webshop. I hope to get happy email saying that I have received an online order. If that happens, you will get a free pdf tutorial bundle from me. Our latest one features all fancy fold cards, including this one!

Live elsewhere? You can support my business by purchasing this tutorial. Thanks in advance!! Happy stamping and have a super day. Hugs from Holland!


International Create With Us tutorial bundle sneak peek for our Fun Folds theme




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Winter Meadow

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Mine ended with a phenomenal Christian concert called Young Messiah. I had never heard of it before, but I love anything to do with Handel’s Messiah. Fun fact about me. I once joined a choir just so I could sing in this beautiful oratorio. Every minute of it was just wonderful and now I am listening to it on Spotify as I write this blog post. SEO analytics will tell me to put the key word in the first sentence, but I am rebelling a bit. The blog post today is about Winter Meadow, which is a stunning designer series paper from Stampin’Up!


Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper


Do you know why our patterned paper is called Designer Series Paper? It is because there are actually in house artists, or designers, that create this beautiful paper. It is often referred to by its shortform, dsp. Just one of the many things that give Stampin’Up! its own lingo. Newbies can be confounded with all the terminology including the two word colour names! My cards use primarily Bojo Blue, Misty Moonlight and Basic White. If you want to see how I made the card below, please check out this YouTube video.


Winter Meadow Sympathy card with Dutch sentiment from Autumn Wishes or Herfstwensen.


The card above uses the Dutch version of Autumn Wishes called Herfstwensen. I added a layer of torn vellum behind the Bojo Blue cardstock to soften up the patterned paper and also to symbolize the tearing away of a life, of a loved one. The pearls were coloured with Bojo Blue Blends, which is a great trick to coordinate your gems with your patterned paper or cardstock.


Dutch stamp set Herfstwensen a beautiful fall and sympathy stamp set from Stampin'Up!




Magical Meadow card with Silver Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper






Same Layout, Different Paper


I also made this card using our lovely All Autumn Autumn paper which is now back in stock. You can see that video here. Here is a closeup of the card, just enough so you can see how beautiful the paper is.


Fractured card made with  All About Autumn paper and Gold and SIlver Adhesive backed paper, all products Stampin'Up!


My Tutorial and Other Great Fall Card Tutorials!


I participated in a blog hop with the Dreamgirls Dutch team from Maaike deRidder-Sack. What an honour!! You can check out it below.


My Last Winter Meadow Card

This card was inspired by a card sample in the holiday mini catalog. You can find the card that inspired me on page 36, top left.


Winter Meadow paper with Regal Reindeer dies, Deckled Circle dies and Nested Essential Dies.


I forgot to add the Deckled Circle Dies and the Nested Essentials dies to the supply list but they are essential to the card above. Both are fantastic and highly recommended. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I still want to urge you to take advantage of the starter kit. It really is the BEST deal ever. You can put $165 worth of products in your kit and you pay only $135. NO shipping and no tax in most of the provinces. Super great deal. Plus you get to be on my team!! How amazing is that? No need to do what I do, that’s for sure.


Video Tutorial


Here you can see how the card above was made and also see each of the stamps and dies in the Magical Meadow bundle.




Thanks for joining me today, I really appreciate you! I hope that I have inspired you today. Happy stamping, and remember, together we CAN change the world, one card at a time. Hugs from Holland.

xox Jackie


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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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Hot Chocolate or Coffee?

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you! I am a hot drink lover, what about you? Today is about hot chocolate and coffee, but mostly about the whipping cream!! I made this fun card using the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set as well as the Cup of Tea bundle.


Hot Chocolate or Coffee?


There are two things that I really love about this card. The first is that I made a red polka dot cup and that is is a lot bigger than the tea cup die. Watch my video tutorial to see how I did that! The second thing is that I used our Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to make not only the whipped cream on the hot chocolate but also the steam from the coffee cup. It was such fun to play!


Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Nothing's Better Than Bundle and Cup of Tea Bundle are used to make this fun card.


Be sure to take a close look at this card and comment below if you can spot the one mistake!! Not sure how I messed up? Look at the photo below where I have corrected my mistake. The people who comment and guess correctly will be in a draw to get this card in the mail.


Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Nothing's Better Than Bundle and Cup of Tea Bundle are used to make this fun card.



Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Nothing's Better Than Bundle and Cup of Tea Bundle are used to make this fun card.


Video Tutorial


In this video tutorial you will also see how I used paper piecing to make the cute cups. White craft ink and a sponge dauber were used to make the embossed cup a little more vintage. What do you think?



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