Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I have two Valentine’s Triple Cube Pop-Up cards for you. Isn’t that a mouthful? I am super happy with how they turned out and I hope that you are too. There is even a video showing you how to make it so that you can see it isn’t too difficult. The fun part of this video is that it is part of a Global Video Hop Collab Group, so you will be able to see videos from around the world all showing fun fold cards.
Valentine’s Triple Cube Pop-Up Cards
For these cards I used the Sweet Conversations bundle and the Sweet Talk paper. It really is quite adorable. One of the cards is more simple than the other one with less layering.
The one on the left is without the layering and has a basic white base, the one on the right has a highland heather base and has that extra layering as well. Which do you prefer?
Here is a shot of all the pieces that you need to layer on to your card base. Can you believe that I started with these pieces before making the actual base? I find it easy to get all the fiddly bits out of the way first. The card base is actually really simple. If you would like to see another card like this, check out this blog post from a while back.
Want to learn how to make this card? Just watch this video and you will be all set!
All measurements are all included in my video. The purpose of doing a video is to save time writing a tutorial! It is also helpful to see a card being made rather than just reading about it. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing your comments! If you like it, please share so more people can see it too. Thanks so much!
Hello stampers and happy Friday…actually, almost Happy New Year!! Today I want to show you a way to save your sanity. We can put so much pressure on ourselves to create beautifully stunning and intricate cards. While that can be a fun challenge and very rewarding, this is a gentle reminder to also enjoy easy simplicity once in a while. Yesterday I was feeling overwhelmed and a bit stressed and these simple cards brought me joy and peace.
Save Your Sanity with Some Simple Cards
I have always loved words. Words are very important and convey so much meaning and feeling, so choosing the right ones for your card is a big deal. Especially when the card is simple and the focus is mainly on the words and on the paper you want to make sure that your words are the right font, the right size and the. right thoughts! My cards use In The Moment for the images and Flowering Tulips for the words. The gorgeous paper is Expressions in Ink.
Here is a little video telling you the story of how these cards came about.
My last card is not shown in this picture because I make it at the end of the video. Curious? Be sure to watch AND subscribe. I am aiming for 4100 subscribers and to help make that happen I am doing a draw for the Poinsettia Petals bundle. All you need to do to enter is to subscribe to my channel, comment on your favourite video and share one to social media such as Facebook.
Simple Cards Bring Joy
These cards brought me joy yesterday and today as I see them laying on my desk they are bringing me more joy. I am going to offer a class where we can make these cards. People can choose their own colour scheme and stamps. It will be so much fun to see what they come up with!
Here is a closeup of one of the cards so you can see just how gorgeous this paper is and how well it combines with these stamp sets, In the Moment and Flowering Tulips.
Sometimes cards look a little different seen from another angle, so here they are against the backdrop of our fabulous Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. If you don’t have this beauty yet, January is your month! You can put it in a starter kit and pay no tax or shipping AND get to pick two bonus stamp sets to put into your kit. Perhaps you could choose the two I have used today!! How much fun is that??
Prime Time Group
Did you know that I have a private Facebook group called Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper? Each Wednesday I post the supply list and measurements and on Thursday I do an exclusive video. Once a month there is a prize drawing and each month there is a free 15 project pdf tutorial for this group. It costs only $10 a month to join. If you are interested, just click here.
This is the card we made yesterday, another exercise is simplicity and beauty. Next week will do something a lot more challenging.
More Happy Mail Next Week
Next week I will share some more happy mail in Holland cards including a gorgeous hand painted one from my cousin. I hope that you have a fun celebration today and a very happy and blessed New Year. Thanks for joining me on my stamping journey. I’m so glad you’re here.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Lady in Red. Do you know that song by Chris DeBurgh? It was iconic in the 80s and it really resonates with me as red is my favourite colour and I love to wear it. I have had more than one red dress in my lifetime! Today’s cards are all red so I thought I would give this blog post a catchy title. Let’s take a look.
Red Peaceful Deer Cards
The cards that I am about to share are all made with the materials from my latest Parcel in the Post. These parcels include patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon and glimmer paper as well as iridescent snowflakes. Each Tuesday in December at 10am EST on YouTube and Facebook I will be sharing these projects so you can be inspired to use YOUR Parcel in the Post. Only $25 for porch pickup or $32 mailed anywhere in Canada.
This card was inspired by Cathy Proctor. She used metric measurements so I had to figure out how to do it with imperial measurements. Originally I made the plaid piece behind the deer too large, but now it is just right!
This card was inspired by Libby Fens. The sentiment is from Snowflake Wishes, the paper is from my Parcels in the Post kit.
This card was inspired by Lori Pinto. I just added the Be Dazzling glimmer paper to it. Gorgeous isn’t it? Who knew that sahara sand could be such a wonderful colour?
The Card that Started it All
This card is the one that inspired me to build a kit around the Peaceful Prints paper. I originally made it for a tutorial team that I am a part of and now it is going to be featured in my Parcels in the Post video tutorials in December. Get your kit now so that you can play along!
Here is a look at the inside of the card. I love how it showcases both sides of the paper as well as the Encircled in Beauty dies. You can see how I made the reverse punch deer in this blog post.
Parcels in the Post
Here is another look at what is included in this amazing package that I call Parcels in the Post. Treat yourself to happy mail!!
Incredible “Basics” Sale Next Week
Next week Tuesday to Thursday there is going to be a great sale on basics from the annual catalog. If you want to save even more money, put these discounted items into your starter kit. If you read my previous blog post you can read how you can easily meet your minimum sales requirement to keep your discount simply by getting your friends to watch my Parcels in the Post videos. They can then buy their supplies from YOU!!
If you do decide to put these items into a starter kit so you can enjoy your own discount or grow your own business, here is the link if you live in Canada.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing with you an Expressions in Ink Slimline Cascade Card. I did not make this card but I love it so much and couldn’t have done it better myself. It was in a package of happy mail from Susan Forsythe, my wonderful team member who keeps blessing me and our local Hospice with her beautiful work. Her timing was perfect. I had my first COVID vaccine yesterday and today my arm is sore and I was feeling a bit tired. So lovely that I have a beautiful card to share with you without having to do any of the work!!
Expressions in Ink Slimline Cascade Card
Isn’t that a mouthful? I had to google what this type of card is called. Can you believe that I have never made one? To me it looks like Susan made a very clever version of it without having to measure a lot of mats. Here is a photo of her fantastic card.
Slimline Cascade Card Instructions
Here is a website that I found that explains how to make one version of this card. For your information Susan’s base cards is 10 1/2″ wide by 8 1/2″ tall scored at 3 1/2″ and 7″. The rest of the instructions can be found here with some adjustments. I plan to make this card with different designer series paper for my Prime Time Group next week. If you have made one of these cards, I would love to see it!
Behind the Scenes
If you are wondering why this blog post is being posted so late in the day let me let you in on a little secret. I got my first vaccine shot yesterday and felt fine yesterday. Last night in bed however, my arm was quite sore and I had a lousy night. I decided to set my alarm for later than usual and then I watered my new gardens while my coffee was brewing. That was a bit of wasted time because as soon as I was sitting on the back porch with my coffee and pie it started to rain. No worries. This squirrel was in a rare zen mood and I stayed in my chair and enjoyed the rain, the greenery and the birds.
After breakfast I found a lovely surprise in the mail, a package of gorgeous cards from Susan for the Hospice program. What a delight! I will do a video of them tomorrow so you can see them too. Finally in the afternoon I was sitting at my desk to write my blog when my three year old granddaughter called. Oma, will you come over and make cards with me. Well, of course I will!! Coming out of a two week quarantine after 7 weeks away, those grandbaby snuggles and interaction are the best!! Ana has not forgotten how to “tap, tap, tap” and she listens so well to instructions. We only had a large block and a small stamp for the sentiment but she wanted to do it all by herself.
I told her, you need to be very gentle, and she did it perfectly. There might be someone to take over my business when I become old and feeble in about forty years!! That will make me the same age as Pap!!
Thanks for joining me on my ramble today. I hope you are getting some chances to see your loved ones and also a bit of time to be creative. Happy stamping and have a wonderful weekend and a super day. As always, if you live in Canada and want to purchase the supplies that were used, just click the images in the product list below to shop online with me.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I a sharing my Hydrangea Hill Virtual Coffee and a Card class offerings. Have you heard about my Virtual Coffee and a Card Class? Let me tell you how it works.
Virtual Coffee and a Card Class
My business was built on my weekly coffee and a card class. When COVID hit these classes were not longer possible and I struggled for a while as to how to fill the need. After trying several options, I decided to do a monthly virtual coffee and a card class. I design a card for each Tuesday of the month and then I mail out a kit for the entire month of cards. Each Tuesday morning I do a YouTube live video tutorial on one of the cards. The cost for your package is only $25 mailed anywhere in Canada.
The easiest way to join in is to subscribe and you can do that right here.
After subscribing for six months in a row, you will get a free card kit from me in the mail. I hear that Stampin’Up! is going to offer an entire new line of kits so this could be super exciting.
Hydrangea Hill Cards
My Hydrangea Hill bundle was not available for a while and it still hasn’t arrived, so I decided to design the cards around the beautiful designer series paper and the mercury acetate that comes in the suite. The pastel pearls are also on their way so these cards will look even better when they get finished off with these pretty embellishments which will be included in your kit.
Here’s a sneak peek of the other cards that I will be showing you more of next week when my pearls are here.
Lots of Great Deals on the Last Chance List
If you love a deal then don’t waste any time and head straight to my online store. The best deals are on punches, paper and dies. Just click here and start scrolling. Please do use the current host code so that you will get a free pdf tutorial as well as Opal Rounds as a thank you gift from me.
Thanks so much for joining me today! The weather is beautiful, spring is here and my heart is happy hearing all the birds sing. Local squirrels are beating my birds to the feeders, just take a look at what these rascals are up to!
The pictures aren’t the best but they will bring a smile to your face. Have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing a Beautiful World card all the way from Hawaii. Thanks so much to Ramona Lee for this great card. It is so appropriate, especially at this time. We do live in a beautiful world and with all the travel restrictions, it is even more special to be able to appreciate it. Let’s take a look at Ramona’s card.
Ramona Lee’s Card
Ramona used the beautiful World of Good paper as the focal point for her card. There are three strips of patterned paper 1 5/8″ by 3 1/2″ and they are mounted on a piece of early espresso cardstock that is 5 1/4 x 3 7/8″. Her card is accented with Faux Suede trim and a brass foil globe. Great layout for an all occasion card that is suited for both genders.
I took a closeup so that you could see how nice this paper is. This layout is perfect when you want to show the fantastic coordination of our great paper. If you want to see another card that I made using this suite, you can check out this blog post.
This is where Ramona is from and this is where I should have gone in July for the Stampin’Up! incentive trip. Kahului is the city that locals refer to when they say they are “going to town”. This is where the locals shop and eat and do all the normal things that people do. It is also where the airport and the harbour are. Here is an interesting little article about Kahului.
Ramona and I have connected via Facebook and she is also a member of my Pampered Stamper Training group. I receive so many requests from fellow demonstrators about how I run my business that I decided to create a super affordable training group as a place to answer those questions. Every Friday I do a live video on this group and there is also a free pdf tutorial once a month. Let me know if you want to join too!
Some Photos from Holland
This week was mostly little trips from home and visiting family. Here are some of my photos.
I finally got to go to La Vie en Rose a local greenhouse that grows only roses for local consumption. My roses lasted for three full weeks and Gerard’s sister Mirjam had a different variety that lasted for almost five weeks!
On Saturday we went to the Mauritshuis art gallery which is known for several Rembrandt paintings as well as this famous painting The Bull by Paulus Potter. I didn’t realize how huge this painting is or how beautiful. The following picture is a close up so that you can see the detail. Potter was only 22 when he painted this and he was 29 when he died.
Here is the description. Sorry, the photo is a little blurry but better than me describing it. Maurits was the name of one of the Dutch princes and this gallery is in The Hague.
Girl With the Pearl Earring
The most famous painting in this gallery is The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer as well at View of Delft. Here they are!
It is awe-inspiring to see such beautiful works of art that are almost four hundred years old. Many of these people did not become famous until after their deaths and they never saw wealth either. What a blessing to be able to enjoy these masterpieces. We had to reserve a ticket with a timeslot online and even then there were strict regulations inside to maintain social distancing. In the entrance to each room was a sign on the floor telling you the maximum number of people allowed. Museum employees were onhand to deal with those who felt that the rules did not apply to them!
After our visit to the gallery we strolled through a lovely Saturday market. The highlight for me were these two vintage foodtrucks. One sold coffee, the other chorizo sausages on a bun. Both were the best I’ve ever had in my life!
Thanks so much for joining me today. A special thanks to Ramona for her beautiful card. This afternoon I hope to do a video showing you some Christmas products that I am borrowing from Caroline van der Straaten who is my Dutch upline. Don’t forget that if you place an online order in August you will receive a paper sampler from the Holiday catalog for FREE from me in September. I hope you have a super day!
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