Let’s Wander

Let’s wander. Doesn’t that sound just wonderful?! How often do we take the time to wander?? That is one of the reasons that this stamp set appealed to me so much. Let’s wander where the wifi is weak is one of the sayings. Where the wifi is weak is usually also where it is beautiful and peaceful!! Would you like to see the card that I made with this set?


My Let’s Wander Card


To make this card, I used a fun technique called emboss resist. What that entails is first embossing your image and then adding colour either with blending brushes, daubers or sponges. In this case I used a water painter and diluted ink refills. My colours of choice were Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock. The die for the sentiment is from Stylish Shapes dies. I spattered a little crumb cake ink with my water painter and the lost lagoon ink that is on there was there from the creative process!!


Emboss resist card using the stamp set Let's Wander, with white embossed images and a colour wash of Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock, all from Stampin'Up! on Fluid 100 watercolour paper



Emboss resist card using the stamp set Let's Wander, with white embossed images and a colour wash of Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock, all from Stampin'Up! on Fluid 100 watercolour paper



Video Tutorial for Let’s Wander



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If you want to see the stamp set in closer detail, just click on the image in the product list. This list is SO helpful, not just for shopping. The links WILL take you to my Canadian online webshop, but you can also use it as a tool to get more information about the product. Thanks so much for joining me today here on my blog. If you like what you see, please pin my cards so that more people can find out about me. I appreciate you and hope that you have a super day.


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Something Old, Something New!

Hello stampers! Just the other day I finally took the time to reorganize my stamp sets and dies. I was gone to Mexico when the last mini catalog ended and the new annual catalog began. Something old and something new is what resulted in the following cards. I just love the happy surprise of finding some great stamps and dies in my collection that I had forgotten about. Often this happens when the dies are quite independent of the stamps which is the case with both the Sentimental Park dies and the Something Fancy dies. Do you want to see what I made??


Something Old, Something New


The new thing that I wanted to use, I mean REALLY wanted to use, was the Full of Life paper. I just love the colours and the patterns and they make me feel artistic. The other new thing was the Flowering Zinnias paper, also because of the vibrant colours and because I thought the paper would go well with the “old” dies that I had rediscovered.


Something Fancy and Sentimental Park dies with Full of Life Paper and Flowering Zinnia paper for three lovely cards, all Stampin'Up!


I only have the one photo of the three cards and now it is dusk so not a great time to take photos. The “friend” card uses the Something Fancy dies and the “thinking of you” card on the right uses the Sentimental Park dies. Both of these cards use the Full of Life paper. The card on the far left uses the Flowering Zinnias paper and the Nested Essentials dies.


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Seeing is believing, and perhaps you also want to take part in the Cheer Corner sketch challenge. Take a look!!



I truly loved making these cards. Are you inspired? If your wish list is long, today is the last day to take advantage of the amazing deal on the starter kit. Here is the link to join in Canada. Here is the link to join my European team. Remember, if you are reading this post after today, the starter kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the catalog!! There is a warm and welcome place waiting for YOU on my team. Have a great weekend!! Thanks for reading to the end.


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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 jackiebultje@gmail.com.

Have a super day!!

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Bee Mine Suite for Fourteen Days of Love

Be still my heart!!! The Bee Mine suite is SO stinkin’ adorable. I am all pumped for my Fourteen Days of Love. Join me as I made an adorable project every day from February 1 to 14. If you want to create along with me you will need to purchase the following supplies:

  1. Bee Mine Suite
  2. Black gingham ribbon
  3. Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and memento black ink pads.
  4. Deckle Circles dies
  5. Basic Black, Real Red, Basic White cardstock.


More Than Just Cards


Here is a cute little home decor piece that I made with the Bee Mine Suite.  I used a frame that I already had on hand. The opening for this frame is 4″ square, but what you see is only 3 1/2″ square. What an adorable way to show your people that you love them?


Bee Mine suite from Stampin'Up! is used to make this adorable framed art piece.


Fourteen Days of Love


I got the idea for Fourteen Days of Love from fellow demonstrator Darla Watson. These Bee Mine projects below were all inspired by her tutorial. I changed things around a bit but her tutorial was super helpful. Stay tuned as I plan to make my own tutorial as well!!


Fourteen Days of Love will happen from February 1-14 and these four projects will be a part of it. Purchase the Bee Mine suite to craft along with me!


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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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Forever Forest with Vintage St Nick

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I finally got to using the Forever Forest bundle. It was a little comical watching me make this card because at first it didn’t look like it was going to amount to much! Check out the video later on in this post to see for yourself. Take hope! Blunders can be fixed or minimized.


Forever Forest stamp set and dies with vintage St Nick from Traditions of St Nick paper. All products Stampin'Up! and design by The Pampered Stamper.


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More Inspiration


Do you know how I check to see if I ‘need” a new stamp set? I put the name of the stamp set and then “Stampin’Up” behind it in the Google search. Then click on images. Grab a coffee or tea and scroll. If you are suitably inspired, then you click on order now! Here are a few other cards that I found that I loved, using this bundle.



You can check out Cheri’s blog post here to read more about this stunning birthday card.


Father's Day card using Forever Forest bundle by Catherine Proctor.


Check out Catherine Proctor’s blog here to read all about this great card.




Thanks for joining me today on my blog. I hope you were inspired, not only by me, but also by my fellow Stampin’Up! demonstrators. Together we CAN change the world one card at a time.


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