Give it a Whirl Dies

Give it a Whirl Dies:  More than you Think!!


Happy Monday stampers. Give it a Whirl dies are another hidden gem from the annual catalog. Not only do they make it super easy to make many styles of an interactive card with a “spin the wheel” feature, they also have lots of adorable stitched dies to use on all your cards!! Let me tell you a secret. I originally bought these dies just for these additional dies. I particularly wanted the stitched clouds!!


Give it a Whirl Dies “Spin the Wheel” card


I got the idea for this card from my British up-upline Michelle Last. What a great idea to use the Let’s Chat stamp set for this type of card.


Cheerful red card with daisies using Let's Chat stamp set and Give it a Whirl dies all from Stampin'Up!


The “extra” dies


Let’s take a look at the “extra” dies in the Give it a Whirl dies set. My favourites are the stitched hearts and the stitched clouds, but you can also use the “mechanism” opening dies as peekaboo windows.


Give it a Whirl dies are used here to make a peekaboo card with Fluffiest Friends stamps, all from Stampin'Up!


Getting the kitty-cat just right was a little tricky, so take a look at the back of the card to see how I did it.


Give it a Whirl dies are used here to make a peekaboo card with Fluffiest Friends stamps, all from Stampin'Up!


Those adorable stitched hearts in action


Here you can see the romantic tags that I made using the stitched hearts from the Give it a Whirl dies set. I am so happy with how it turned out!! This pretty paper is from the Delightfully Eclectic paper on page 129 of the annual catalog. It’s also free with a saleabration purchase for three more days!!! You have until February 29, 2024 to scoop up that deal!


Romantic hearts tag from Give it a Whirl dies set and Delightfully Eclectic paper all from Stampin'Up!





Romantic hearts tag from Give it a Whirl dies set and Delightfully Eclectic paper all from Stampin'Up!


Which will you choose??





Thanks for joining me on my blog today. I hope you also take the opportunity to check out my pdf tutorial section. They are for sale of course, but they are also available for FREE when you order from me online.

I’ll be back in Chatham, Ontario for two classes! March 11 at 7:30pm for a Bingo class and Tuesday April 2 at 1pm and 7:30pm for a Blends class. Message me if you have any questions. Blends class is free with the purchase of five sets of Blends (you choose your favourite colours) Bingo class is $35 and you can etransfer to

Have a super day!!

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Bee Mine: One Design, Two Outcomes

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Time has once again slipped through my fingers when it comes to blogging. I hope that you missed me!! Perhaps you have been a part of my Fourteen Days of Love video series. These gorgeous cards were a part of that, and I now also have a complete tutorial bundle for you to either get for free with a purchase OR if you are a part of my team. Otherwise you can purchase it on my blog here.


One Design, Two Outcomes


I love it when you can make one design and use it for two completely different purposes. This started out as an adorable framed art project. I thought it would be perfect to give to a loved one so they can put it in their work space and be reminded that they are loved. What do you think?

It can also be made into a card which you can then mail anywhere in the world!! We often forget to tell our people how much we love them.


Framed art piece with Bee Mine suite from Stampin'Up!



Of course, I am all about options. The card also has two choices:  black mat or sweet sorbet mat?? Both have their charms as you will see.



Bee Mine large square card with new Layered Florals 3D embossing folder.




Bee Mine large square card with new Layered Florals 3D embossing folder.



Fun Little Bee Mine Tip


While the Bee My Valentine stamp set is adorable, the Bee Mine paper is over the top!!! You can cut myriad images out of this paper. Some of it is a little busy for my taste, so use it in small doses, OR cut out the adorable bees and use them as fun accents. For these cards I also fussy cut the jars and the honey pot. It really isn’t difficult and it makes for very affordable crafting.

The other great tip is to use white embossing on black cardstock for your sentiments. It really pops in contrast to the yellow and red backgrounds and it coordinates with the gingham ribbon. Repetition is a great design technique!



Bee Mine large square card with new Layered Florals 3D embossing folder.


Valentine’s Day Present


For one day only, I am offering buy one get one free for pdf tutorials. This is how it works. Purchase one tutorial from me on my blog, then message me to let me know which tutorial you would like for free and I will send it to you. Valid on February 14, 2024 only.

Of course the very best present you can give yourself as a papercrafter is the starter kit. You can get the beautiful glass plate, silicone palette and gray shammy as a free bonus OR you can an extra $41 in product which is enough for you to be able to put the die cutting machine in your kit!!! Here is the link if you want to join my Canadian team. If you live in Europe, join my team here. Either way, I can promise you that we will have a LOT of fun together, plus I have 18 years of expertise as a demonstrator that I can share with you.



Fourteen Days of Love pdf tutorial bundle by The Pampered Stamper.



Bee Mine Video Tutorial


Seeing is believing, so here is a video tutorial for you. See first hand how I made these cards. You can pause and fast forward as often as you like, you are the boss!!! Thanks so much for joining me today. Hugs from Holland, Jackie




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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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Flight & Airy

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am going to share with you a gorgeous card that I made using the Flight & Airy paper. This paper is one of the free saleabration offerings that you can choose from starting on January 4. I have had so much fun playing with it but today I am only going to share one card. If you want to see more, be sure to check out my “shorts” section on my YouTube channel. The video with all the cards will be up on Friday. We will be making ALL of those cards at my Cozy Cabin Winter Retreat from January 2-4 in New Hamburg, Ontario. I still have room for one more person if you are interested!!


Flight & Airy Card


This card is called “Bird’s Eye View”. You will see why, I think!


Flight & Airy card using Meandering Meadow paper and Garden Meadow stamp set.


PDF Tutorial


Tomorrow I hope to write a pdf tutorial for the cards that we will be making at my retreat. When it is finished, I will put in the tutorial section of my blog so you can purchase it there. Are you looking forward to saleabration as much as I am??


In the Air!!


This card is also quite fitting, as I will be in the air tomorrow as well. I’m flying back to Canada for almost four weeks without Gerard. He needs to be in the greenhouse tending to his flowers and bulbs. I am excited to see my mom, my kids and grandkids and of course my team and my customers and my friends. Phew!! I need to take a breath after that long sentence. Besides the retreat I am also offering a Bingo class, both in person and online. As I write this, I realize that I have not marketed that enough yet, it only went into one newsletter!! Life is busy, especially at this time of the year.

I hope to see you while I’m in Canada, either at the retreat, in a class or in a Zoom class! Hugs from Holland and Happy New Year if I don’t get a chance to blog again before that. Thanks for being here.

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Meandering Meadow Corner Fold Over Fun-Fold Card

Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. Today I have some Meandering Meadow corner fold over “fun-fold” cards for you. This technique is not super difficult, but it IS a lot of fun and is perfect with the Meandering Meadow paper. Perhaps you are not aware of this beautiful paper, and I totally understand that. It is one of the lovely “online exclusives” products that can only be found online. No worries, I will have a link for you to click on in the product list at the end of my blog post.


The Sketch


I find it helpful to have a diagram where I can see where the cutting lines are and where the score lines are. Measurements are helpful too!



Sketch with measurements for Corner Fold Over card


The Cards


I made the card in two different variations, one in Very Vanilla and one in Petal Pink. Let’s take a look. (I do have to say, this type of card is very difficult to photograph well!)


Corner Fold Over card using Meandering Meadow paper from Stampin'Up!



Corner Fold Over card using Meandering Meadow paper from Stampin'Up!


Below you will see a short video on how the Corner Fold Over card opens up and what it looks like inside.



Video Tutorial


Would you like to see how the card is actually made? Check out my video on YouTube. It’s much easier than it looks, especially if you have the sketch that I shared at the beginning of this post.


Where to find it?


The Meandering Meadows suite is only available online, it is not in any of the catalogs. Look under the category “online exclusives”. If you live in Canada, you’re lucky! Just click on the images below in the product list to shop with me. We’ll both be happy!! Early Merry Christmas to you. Have a super day.






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Delightful Floral: Gorgeous, Versatile Paper

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday. Today I have some gorgeous Delightful Floral cards for you. This paper is simply stunning and can be found in the Online Exclusives section on the Stampin’Up! website.

For this first card I cut out some of this lovely Delightful Floral paper with the rectangle stitched dies. The flower was also fussy cut from the paper. The sentiment is from Wonderful Thoughts stamp set and dies.


This Delightful Floral paper is simply stunning and is an online exclusive from Stampin'Up!


For this card below I used two different pages from the Delightful Floral paper pack and embossed right on the patterned paper. These sentiments are from Sentimental Park.


This Delightful Floral paper is simply stunning and is an online exclusive from Stampin'Up!



This Delightful Floral paper is simply stunning and is an online exclusive from Stampin'Up!


This cute card uses the small Assorted Memories & More card as well as a label die cut from Sentimental Park and the Delightful Floral paper. One side of this paper is a stunning watercolour wash that is fantastic for stamping on.



This Delightful Floral paper is simply stunning and is an online exclusive from Stampin'Up!


Below you can see the trio of cards that I made using Sentimental park stamp set and dies as well as the Delightful Floral paper. It was quite addictive once I got started!! Remember, a set of matching cards can make a very thoughtful gift to a non-stamping friend!


This Delightful Floral paper is simply stunning and is an online exclusive from Stampin'Up! Sentiments and dies from Sentimental Park.


I forgot to include in the product list that the dies and the sentiments for these last three cards are from Sentimental Park.


Video Tutorial


I always try to include a video tutorial in my blog posts because I am a visual learner. Do you learn that way too?





Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you were inspired and that it was also refreshing to see some cards that are not Christmas cards. Of course I am also in full swing for making Christmas cards but I still had some blog posts in the wings waiting for me to complete them and post them. Want to create these cards at home and live in Canada? You will make my day if you click the links below to shop with me. Hopefully I will then make your day by sending you a free pdf tutorial bundle!


Hugs from Holland, Jackie


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