Stars at Night Ornaments

Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. Yes, I am catching up on my blog posts or these Christmas projects will no longer be relevant!! Today I used the Stars at Night Hybrid embossing folder and the deckled circle dies to make a beautiful Christmas ornament.

Use your deckled circle dies and Stars at Night hybrid embossing folder to make this stunning ornament.

 

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The Catalog as Inspiration for my Stars at Night Ornament

 

I used the catalog for my inspiration for this ornament. The Stampin’Up! designers used a gold metal circle purchased from Amazon, but I didn’t have these, so I improvised. If you sandwich two deckled circles together with the cording in between you get a lovely and relatively sturdy ornament. Also much cheaper!!

 

Use your deckled circle dies and Stars at Night hybrid embossing folder to make this stunning ornament.

 

 

 

Use your deckled circle dies and Stars at Night hybrid embossing folder to make this stunning ornament.

 

I hope that I have inspired you to use your paper for things other than cards. If you want more inspiration AND you want to pay it forward, then join me for my Christmas Magic party on Wednesday December 13 at 10am EST or 4pm in the Netherlands. You can join for free with a $60 order OR you pay $20 which will go to kits for the Women’s Shelter and Mental Health support groups. Here is the registration form.

 

Pay it Forward Christmas Crafting Zoom Party

 

I hope you join me for some paper crafting fun! We will make tags, bags and ornaments and perhaps even a box!! Together we really CAN make a difference. Please share this post if you care.

 

PS. The Shining Brightly paper is now sold out.

 

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Deckled Circle Dies Christmas Card

Happy Friday stampers! Can you believe that I made these cards in September and am finally posting them now?? Deckled Circle dies are really a fantastic addition to your stack. Do you know why? There are 14 of them and the largest one makes for a very lovely and large card, just shy of six inches!!

Read on to find out how I got these layers, it’s much easier than it looks.

 

Deckled Circle dies and Graceful deer for a stunning Christmas card, all supplies Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.

 

Lots of Layers with Deckled Circle Dies

 

Stamp your image on a six inch square piece of very vanilla cardstock. Cut out by layering on three circle dies (second largest, fourth largest and sixth largest) Fold a piece of Early Espresso cardstock in half. Place the  largest circle die so that the top of it is beyond the fold line. You will see open space. Then run it through your die cutting machine. You will have a circular card base. Using the third and fifth largest dies, cut out Shaded Spruce circles.

Adhere your largest stamped circle on the Early Espresso card base, then the Shaded Spruce layer, then the next stamped circle….repeat. Embellish with some die cuts from Joy of Noel. I used some retired red glimmer paper for the holly berries.

 

Deckled Circle dies and Graceful deer for a stunning Christmas card, all supplies Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.

 

For the inside of the card I just stamped part of the Graceful Deer image in Pecan Pie along the right edge. Making spirits bright was stamped in Real Red.

 

Deckled Circle dies and Graceful deer for a stunning Christmas card, all supplies Stampin'Up! designed by The Pampered Stamper.

 

Video Tutorial

 

Watching the video is much easier that figuring out the written instructions. I had forgotten that I had a video for this otherwise I wouldn’t have written out the instructions. Is that lazy or is that smart? Which way of learning do you prefer?

 

How is your December going?

I try not to get into the Christmas countdown as it does stress me out a bit and for what reason?? It’s just silly. One day at a time and enjoy each one. I should make some lists so that I have things planned out, that really does make a difference. Are you organized like that? Any tips for me?

If you are looking to spoil yourself, check out the deals online as well as the beautiful items that are retiring. Get them before they’re gone and ensure that you have just what you want under the tree!

 

Cozy Cabin Winter Retreat

 

This might be the nicest gift to give yourself. A few days away with fellow stampers getting spoiled with great food, fun stamping and some great business tips if you are a demonstrator. You can read all about it here.

If you can’t make it for the full retreat, you can also join in for a full day of training and treats. Get two stamp sets as well as sample class ideas. More details here.

 

Daytime Retreat option with The Pampered Stamper

 

I hope that you have a super day, thanks for joining me today.

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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!

 

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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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!

 

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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Warmest Heart: Thermos of Coffee Anyone?

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing Warmest Heart with you. I don’t think it is the most popular bundle in the holiday catalog from Stampin’Up! but it sure caught my eye. As soon as I saw the thermos stamps and dies, I thought of Pap. I grew up on a farm and we often brought him his lunch and a thermos of coffee to the field. Dutch people LOVE their coffee, so this was liquid gold for him. As a child, it felt so good to be able to do something for him knowing he was working so hard for all of us. Do you have any thermos stories??

 

Warmest Heart Thermos Cards

 

Here are the cards that I made with this set so far. One is definitely in the colours that remind me of my Pap. He died last year at the beautiful age of 95 and I was blessed to be by his side. I still think of him with fond memories every single day. The second card is cased from the catalog and is in more retro colours.

 

 

Warmest Heart really does warm my heart with its retro thermos images and dies that remind of my farmer father "Pap".

 

 

 

Warmest Heart really does warm my heart with its retro thermos images and dies that remind of my farmer father "Pap".

 

A Retro Touch for the Warmest Heart Thermos

 

The more retro card below uses Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Petal Pink. The cardstock is Lost Lagoon and perhaps I could have used that instead of Pool Party too, but I rather like the colour combination.

 

 

Retro thermos card using Warmest Heart stamp set.

 

Here’s a shot of the inside of the card. I “took the party inside”.

 

Retro thermos card using Warmest Heart stamp set.

 

For the thermos cap I used the die with our Silver adhesive backed glimmer paper. It’s really awesome for the little details.

This is what Wendy Lee, a talented demonstrator from the USA, said about this bundle:

“Make a cozy cup of something special to share with your friends with this fun bundle. Create Thank You, Get Well Soon, winter, or adventure cards (or even cards just because!). Use the insulated bottle dies and stamp on a few sticker accessories to personalize each craft. Or stamp the plaid pattern on your die-cut insulated bottles to create a matching set. Don’t forget to accessorize to add even more dimension to your already unique drink carriers. And have fun!!”

 

Video Tutorial

 

Here is a video tutorial that I did for this set. Enjoy!!

 

 

Thanks for joining me today! As always, if you are Canadian, you can just click on the links below to shop with me. When you do, I will send you a great pdf tutorial bundle. Our latest one from the International Create With Us group is all Fancy Folds.

 

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Double Easel Fold Card

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing quite an incredible card with you. It’s called a double easel fold card, but my favourite part is the way the beautiful Aspen dies cut out creates the perfect backdrop for the pretty bird. This was NOT my original idea, it was cased from Jo Blackman. You can see her card here.

Double Easel Fold Card

Here is a photo of the card that I made. Soft Seedlings was the stamp set that Jo used for her leaves, but this set is now retired, so I used the Autumn Leaves bundle from the holiday mini. If you are Canadian you can simply click on the links below in the product list to order them for yourself!

 

Double Easel Fold card with Aspen Dies and Perched in a Tree stamp set all supplies Stampin'Up!

 

Here you can see the side view. I added coins (10 cent euro coins) to add weight to the bottom of each fold so no mechanism is needed inside to keep the lovely fold.

 

Double Easel Fold card with Aspen Dies and Perched in a Tree stamp set all supplies Stampin'Up!

 

Video Tutorial

 

You will find it most helpful to take a quick peek at my video so you can get the measurements and see how the card is put together. There are some great colouring tips for colouring with watercolor pencils as well. Take this opportunity to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well so you don’t miss out on any future videos.

 

 

Perfect for Christmas

 

Perched in a Tree as well as the Aspen dies would be truly lovely for your Christmas cards this year. Did you know that you can also alter the die to make it even more versatile? Check out this blog post to see what I did with it.

I am excited to play with these products a little more and create some stunning Christmas cards with it too. This set is so versatile since it can be used for many different seasons and occasions. Thanks for joining me today, have a super day!!

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