Rain or Shine

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing some Rain or Shine cards with you. It is March after all and that usually means some rain instead of snow! The turtle, fox and rabbit in this set are adorable. You can use the dies to cut them out of the patterned paper or you can stamp and then die cut. Colour them with your Blends or with watercolour pencils or stamp them on either Watercolour Paper or shimmery white cardstock and use a water painter and ink to give them a beautiful soft look.


Rain or Shine Cards


Playing in the Rain with Rain or Shine paper all from Stampin'Up! Blends were used to colour the fox or wolf!



Playing in the Rain with Rain or Shine paper all from Stampin'Up! The dies cut out images from the patterned paper!



Playing in the Rain with Rain or Shine paper all from Stampin'Up! The dies cut out images from the patterned paper!


I already sent this card away, but in the future I would add another die cut circle from the patterned paper to add to the back side of this flap. That would finish it off beautifully! Just focus on how cute the turtle looks holding the daisy! He has been coloured in with Blends.

The Playing in the Rain dies have been on backorder but they should be available again the week of March 13 if you don’t already have them. I forgot to add the Stylish Shapes dies to my product list. The stitched circle die was a quick way to add a focal point to the front of this card.


Dutch Rain or Shine Card


This clean and simple Rain or Shine card uses the Rain Drops embossing folder and the Dutch stamp set Echt Iets Bijzonders.


For this card I used the Dutch stamp set Echt Iets Bijzonders. If you live in Europe and want to order it, just click here.




Thanks for joining me today. If you want more inspiration for the Rain or Shine suite, there is a brand new tutorial bundle from the Create With Us Tutorial team.






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Friendly Gnomes for Valentine’s?

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Did you overlook the new Friendly Gnomes set in the mini catalog? Gnomes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Add a little whimsy and humour to your Valentine’s card and a bring a smile to someone’s face. Don’t limit your Valentine’s cards to just the romantic love in your life. Share the love with your friends, coworkers and neighbours. Every could use a little more love!


Friendly Gnomes Z-Fold Card


I made this Friendly Gnomes z-fold card yesterday for my weekly Facebook live video. Every Monday at 10am EST or 4pm in the Netherlands I do a Cheer Corner Facebook live video. The purpose is to spread cheer and my viewers can nominate someone to receive this card. Together we CAN change the world one card at a time.


Z-fold Valentine's Card using Friendly Gnomes from Stampin'Up!


Changing Things for the Better


Recently I have decided to make my Cheer Corner a little more interactive. I share the supplies and measurements ahead of time so that you can make the card with me or do it later. Here is the photo that I shared on my Facebook page.


supplies needed for Friendly Gnomes z-fold card


Facebook Cheer Corner Video Tutorial


Here is the video that I did for my Facebook Live on Monday.



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Amazing Side-Step Card

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I have a couple of amazing side-step cards for you. They are not totally “Jackie originals” because I was most definitely inspired by Tami White who had done a stunning series of side-step cards on her blog. I used the nostalgic Christmas Barn stamp set which reminds me of great memories growing up on the farm.


Christmas Barn Side-Step Card


Before I made this card I stamped and coloured and die cut a bunch of images from this set and also from the Regal Reindeer set as I thought that the two might combine nicely together. I also wanted to see how the barn looked stamped and coloured on shimmery white cardstock as well as regular basic white.


Side Step card with Christmas Barn stamp set from Stampin'Up!


I wasn’t thrilled with my embossing but this reminds me to tell you a little secret. When your embossing turns out less than stellar, it most likely means that you need to re-ink your Versamark pad. If the Versamark pad is not sticky enough then the embossing powder has nothing to stick to and you get a bit of a spotty effect. The snowy hills should have been made with the beautiful dies from the Gingerbread House bundle but unfortunately they are not currently in my possession so I used scissors and just free-hand cut it. The pond is made with two layers, Balmy Blue on the bottom and Vellum Cardstock on top. I used a sponge with liquid glue and the silicone mat so that you wouldn’t be able to notice the glue.


Christmas Barn and Regal Reindeer Side-Step Card


I think you will agree that these two stamp sets do indeed combine well together! This card was such fun to make. Mind you, you do have to be in a zen state of mind to take your time with colouring the little girl and the barn. My favourite part is the die cut reindeer. He comes to life when you sponge his “ruff” with white craft ink and his antlers and hooves with early espresso ink. Take a look.


Christmas Barn and Regal Reindeer Christmas side-step card



Christmas Barn and Regal Reindeer Christmas side-step card


This last picture is not perfectly in focus but it is now dark in the Netherlands so I cannot take another photo now. Perhaps I will find time tomorrow. Just so you know, there is nothing wrong with your eyesight, the photo is just a smidgeon blurry!


Side-Step Card Video Tutorial





Thanks for joining me today. If you want to see another side-step card from my archives, check out this blog post. Just a gentle reminder that there are only five days left of the starter kit promotion, so if you want to get a super deal ($206 worth of products of YOUR choice for only $135) click here to let the fun start!! I hope you have a super day! As always, the links to shop with me are right below (I try to make it easy for you!).


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Triple Pocket Fun-fold Card

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. With company over from Canada it is still difficult getting into a normal routine. Here is a short blog post featuring a very fun Triple Pocket Fun-Fold Card. Here are some photos as well as a video showing you how to put it all together.


Triple Pocket Fun-Fold Card


Triple Pocket Fun-Fold Card








Triple Pocket Fun-Fold Video Tutorial


Seeing is believing and it is really nice to see how to make this easy fun fold. Do it a few times in a row to make sure it sticks in your brain.



A Great Day to Stock Up!


Today is a great day to stock up on your stamping supplies or to spoil yourself with a few new items. Do you know why? It’s free shipping today, for one day only on orders of $100 or more. Want to save even more? The best way to do that is to get the starter kit which is a super fantastic deal for the entire month of October. Get $206 worth of products for only $135. You can join my team here.




Thanks for joining me today, happy stamping and happy shopping too. Have a super day!

Triple Floating Diamond Card

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am going to share the Triple Floating Diamond card that my team member Barb Gourlay taught at my team retreat a couple of weeks ago. It’s a stunning card and with some clear instruction it is not that difficult to make. This blog post will include Barb’s written instructions as well as my video. I hope it inspires you to make your own card, and if you do, please share it with me, I would LOVE to see your work. Let’s take a look.


Triple Floating Diamond Card


Here is the photo of my triple floating diamond card. This style of card was designed by Scrimpingmommy from the UK. I have been unable to find her video or blog post on this card, but that is what Barb used as her inspiration. She changed up the measurements so that the card would fit in a regular North American envelope that Stampin’Up! sells.

Edited: one of my followers found the link to the original video, so if you want to make this card in metric you will find it most helpful. Just click here.


Triple Floating Diamond card


Barb’s Instructions


Here is a copy of Barb’s instructions, I hope you find them helpful!


Triple diamond floating card instructions



Triple Floating Diamond Card Video Tutorial



Here is the video tutorial. The nice thing is that you can pause it whenever you need to or you can go back and watch a part again if you didn’t understand it clearly. I hope you also subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss any of my videos! There is a red subscribe button on the bottom corner of the video. It also helps if you click “watch on YouTube” when you click on the video in my blog post. Hope that makes sense!




A Little Smile Kit on Sale!


Good news! The kit that I used to make this card, A Little Smile, is on sale! All kits in the Stampin’Up! kits collection is buy one get one half price until the end of June. If you want to check out the selection, just click here. Remember, there are two different categories of kits so be sure to check them both out. When you put in your order be sure to make the second kit the more expensive one since it will be the one that gets reduced by 50%.




Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed this card. Happy stamping and have a super day!


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Tulip Fields Class

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I have finally finished the cards for my Tulip Fields class and I hope that you love them as much as I do. By popular demand, I will also be writing a pdf tutorial that includes the class cards and more! My blog post will be short today as I am having an “oma day”.


Tulip Fields Cards


I chose the Tulip Fields bundle to include with this class because it has the amazing windmill dies with it. We will also be using the Flowering Tulips stamp set for the sentiments. Here is a photo of most of my cards. I will let you know which ones are included in the class. They will ALL be featured in my weekly Parcels in the Post videos so you could also choose that option. Get the Parcels in the Post and order your bundles and stamps online if you are not comfortable attending a class.


Tulip Fields Class cards


For the class we will be making the top four cards and the bottom left card. That card was a gift to me from my friend Pat Skirtschak. The other cards will be featured in the pdf tutorial so you can easily make them at home. If you prefer to pay for this class with PayPal, then check out the blog here which has the PayPal button. Deadline to sign up for this class is coming up soon, February 20.


Starter Kit Deal


I fully realize that I may sound like a broken record, but the song is a good one!!! The most bang for your buck is always the starter kit. During saleabration it is an even better deal. How does it work? You choose $165 of product. You pay only $135. Then you get to pick out two bonus stamp sets as well. After you get the starter kit you can order more products with a 20% discount. Stampin’Up! hopes that you continue to do that. If you choose not to, that is perfectly ok. No penalties, no problem.


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You WILL get asked to give your social insurance number when you sign up. The reason for this is two fold. It proves who you are. If you do turn it into a small business and get orders they may need to send you a T4 slip for tax purposes. For most people this is the biggest hurdle to getting the deal on the starter kit. Message me if you have more questions.

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YouTube Tutorials


You can follow me on YouTube for video tutorials on these great cards. It’s all free and they happen each Tuesday at 10am EST. Click on the red “Subscribe” button on the bottom right hand side of the video and you won’t miss any more videos.  I have a playlist called Parcels in the Post and that’s where they are. Just click here.

I hope you have a super day and thanks for stopping by today.

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