Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am going to share a card with you that gave me goosebumps when I opened it. That’s right, I didn’t make this card, the talented Sandy Allman did as part of my fancy fold card contest. As per usual, the pictures do not do justice to this beautiful card. Do you want to see it?
Side-Step Card using No Matter the Weather
Sandy used the cheerful March Paper Pumpkin, No Matter the Weather to make this fantastic card. It has been a long time since I have made this type of card. Sandy has definitely inspired me to do it again and I hope you will be inspired as well. Let’s take a look.
Sandy used some more great products to make this card. Can you spot them all?
- Grace’s Garden bundle (Garden Gateway dies)
- So Sentimental bundle (Stitched So Sweetly dies)
- Stitched Shape framelits (although the stitched circle is also a part of the Paper Pumpkin kit)
Side-Step Card Tutorial
Would you like to know how to make this card? Here is a tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers. I do hope to make a video tutorial but in the meantime this will get you started. Just click here and you are good to go.
Thanks Sandy for participating in my fancy fold card contest. Sandy is from Prince George, British Columbia. If you would like to know more about this beautiful city, you can check out this blog post.
A Little Uncertain
I am supposed to fly to Holland next week Tuesday and if all goes as planned there might be an interruption in my blog posts. Then you can look forward to more Dutch pictures and videos as I do hope to continue working from there as well. I would encourage you to place your orders online so that you can have your products shipped straight to your door. There are new catalogs in a rubbermaid tote on my front porch if you would like to pick one up. If you need one mailed to you let me know, as long as you live in Canada.
Thanks for joining me, I hope you have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am featuring a lovely twisted pop-up card with Magnolia Lane paper. This gorgeous creation was made by Terry Hamilton as part of my fancy fold card contest. I had taken pictures with my good camera but now I am experiencing technical difficulties with my computer and the photos won’t load. What an exercise in frustration! Plan B is now in action and I have used my phone camera instead.
Twisted Pop-Up Card
Terry wrote to me that this is one of her favourite fancy fold cards to make and I have to agree. The surprise factor is golden! Watching someone’s face when they open this type of card is priceless. Here is the outside of Terry’s card.
Terry really let the beautiful paper remain the focal point here. Subtle touches like the stitched shape framelits, the champagne rhinestones and the white twine bow are perfect. Do you see the lovely ribbon peeking out? You want to get that as well as the paper because they are perfect together. The paper is retiring AND it is on sale; how awesome is that?
An Inside Video
A photo doesn’t really capture the beauty of the inside of the card, so I did a quick video. If my computer ever does load the photos from my good camera, then I will add some more photos as well. In the meantime, here is the video.
I have done a video showing the step by step creation of this type of card and I have been told it is the most simple version of this card out there. I tried a few different ways of making this card before deciding on the best way and I think I succeeded. You can find it in this blog post.
Terry comes from Kelowna, British Columbia. If you are not familiar with Canadian geography, I live in the middle of the country in Ontario and it would be a five hour flight to get to the west coast where British Columbia is!
A Few More Photos
I finally succeeded in uploading my photos to my computer so here are two more pictures that show the inside of this beautiful card.
Live Video this afternoon
I will be doing a live video some time this afternoon when my new catalog preorder comes in. It is always very exciting to see the new incolours and other great new products. As demonstrators we get to order early from a selection of new products. The annual catalog will go live on June 3. My videos are on my Pampered Stamper Facebook page as well as on YouTube.
Thanks for joining me today. If you would still like to join in on the Fancy Fold card contest for a chance to win the Little Ladybug stamp set, you can mail your card to me in Holland! Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC ‘s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands. I hope to fly out on May 19!!
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I am going to show you how to make some adorable face mask cards that will be perfect to send out as we are all getting rather tired of this COVID-19 situation. Who would have thought that we would have to endure social isolation this long? There are definitely things that are very difficult now, but I am sure we can all agree that there have also been unexpected blessings.
Measurements for the paper face mask
This is really want you need to know and then you can use the face mask on any cards you like.
- Patterned paper 2 3/4″ by 2 1/8″
- Accordian fold this scoring on the shorter edge at 1/2″, 5/8″, 1″. 1 1/8″, 1 1/2″, and 1 5/8″.
- Burnish the folds with your bone folder.
- Put tear and tape on both ends. Cover this with a strip of whisper white cardstock 1/4″ by 1″.
- Put tear and tape along the longer edges and cover with strips of whisper white cardstock 1/4″ by 2 3/4″.
- Cut two pieces of 1/8″ ribbon at 2 3/4″, secure to short ends using glue dots.
- Open up your folds in the middle of the mask to create dimension. Put a piece of tear and tape in the middle from end to end to hold it open. You can choose to reinforce this with a strip of whisper white cardstock a 1/4″ wide but I didn’t find that necessary. Just don’t remove the backing from the tear and tape.
The actual card
I used bermuda bay for the card base and the sailing home paper for the mask as well as the argyle embossing folder.
For this card I used lovely lipstick cardstock which is retiring by the way! The mask is made from the Best Dressed paper (also retiring).
Here is a good video to watch (before I made a good one)
If you want to see the one that I did on my Facebook live, you can check that out here
COVID-19 Response Fundraiser
Stampin’Up! has come up with a great pdf fundraiser to raise money for the World Health Organization and the United Way. It is 17 pages long with two pages of instructions and the rest are lots of different sayings that uniquely apply to our COVID situation. The sayings are in black and in colours and coordinate with many different punches and framelits. Click here if you want more information or if you want to buy one. It costs $12 US.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed the cards. They are a bit fiddly but super cute and fun to give.
Hello stampers and happy Thursday. It feels a bit strange to say that because lately I have been blogging only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Today I am going to show you how to make that gorgeous Country Club teepee card that I was talking about on Monday. Let’s take a look!
Country Club Teepee Card
This card is so striking to look at and it really makes you proud to give it to someone simply because it is so different. The best thing is that it isn’t difficult to make.
I was planning to write out all the directions, but my back is still killing me and too much sitting is not good at all. You can get the complete directions if you order from me this month as this card is part of the Demo Design Dream Team tutorial (how is that for a mouthful?) If you belong to my team or to my training group, you get this tutorial as a free perk. You can also check out this blog post for instructions and a video.
Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking part in my first ever Mega Facebook Party and auction yesterday. It was a LOT of fun. If you missed it, you can still see the videos on my Pampered Stamper page. We used a Double Wonder template to make fantastic cards. You can find the template here on Julie Davison’s blog as well as the story behind it. I hope to share some of my cards on Friday. Don’t forget to order your favourite retiring items including the supplies for today’s card. If you wait too long you might be disappointed, so if you live in Canada feel free to click on the items in the product list and shop online with me. I truly appreciate your business! Have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Friday. Today I am going to post the first fun fold card in my fancy fold card contest. This card is by Ina Eisen and it features the playful Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dinoroar paper.
Ina Eisen’s card
Before I show you Ina’s beautiful card I want to tell you just a little bit more about this talented woman. I have found out that she is a hobby demonstrator and her upline is my friend Joanne MacTavish. Turns out that Joanne was my parents’ bank teller at the Royal Bank in Fergus. Joanne is very lucky to have Ina on her team. Before I knew that Ina was a demo, you may have seen that I was trying to recruit her to join my team! I’m looking forward to spending some time with both of them when this COVID situation is over.
There are so many great details in this fun card! Ina used the stitched nested labels dies for the focal point and fussy cut the dinosaurs out of the Dinoroar paper. This paper is on sale right now and available only while supplies last. The “miss you” is from the stamp set Enjoy Life which is also retiring.
Inside View of Dino Days card
Here is the inside of this fun card. Ina used a retired stamp set called No Bones About It.
I almost forgot to give you the measurements for this fun card. The cardstock base is 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4 in a colour that coordinates or contrasts with your paper. Ina used mango melody for this card.
Take a piece of patterned paper 11 3/4 inches and score at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 7 3/4″. Fold the first part back towards you (mountain fold) then fold a valley fold and then a mountain fold. Just look at the picture below and it will make sense. Adhere the largest part to the card base and decorate as desired.
Ina used the stone embossing folder that was available during saleabration on the white stitched nested label.
Video on my Facebook Page
If you want to see the video of how this card was made you can see it on my business Facebook page. It was supposed to upload to YouTube as well but my camera ran out of space so it couldn’t be saved. Bummer.
I made a few alternative cards using this fun paper, but I only took one picture to share. This day has been totally nuts with every technical glitch imaginable happening. I am crazy squirrel, hear me roar!!
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you have a good weekend and stay sane. I would love it if you order from me online, just click on the links below in my product list. This suite of products will bring a smile to your face and help you make happy mail for any littles or for the young at heart. If you want to brighten my day, please leave a comment. Tell me what you have been making or doing to stay optimistic. Have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday. Have you noticed these days that it truly is the little things that make a difference? I find that when I am in a funk it is time for me to get into nature and be still. To commune with God and soak in His peace. When you slow down and rest, when you breathe deeply you also become more aware of your surroundings. All of a sudden you will see things that you didn’t see before. The buds opening on the trees, a tiny white-breasted nuthatch flitting from tree to tree. Here are some pictures that I took on my recent walk in town.
Spring Dutch Door Card
My leisurely walk through nature restored my soul. At one point I laid on the ground with my binoculars looking up at the great horned owl perched on a branch way above me. I saw it move across the branch and tilt its head down to peer at me to discern my intent. She was keeping a watchful eye on her improvised nest a few trees away and she wanted to make sure that I wasn’t a threat. When I got up, there were leaves caught in my hair but that’s ok. It was good to feel like a kid again. I sat down on a culvert in the shade and was able to see lots of bird activity. This inspired my spring card.
If you would like to know how to make this card you can check out this blog post or watch the video below.
Fancy Fold Card Contest
I am super excited because the first cards for this contest have arrived. Instead of waiting till they all come in, I will blog about them as they arrive. Stay tuned for the first card by Ina Eisen on Friday. How appropriate! Ina was the one who inspired this card and her Dino Days card will be a treat for all of you. If you want to participate in this contest, please send me a card by May 31 to Jackie Bultje, 81 Delaware Ave, Chatham, Ontario N7L 2W3. You will be entered into a contest to win the Little Ladybug stamp set.
Ornate Garden Suite
Stampin’Up! has released this beautiful new suite and I have told you nothing at all about it. I feel really badly about that because it is full of beautiful things that you might want to have. Truth is, with this Corona virus pandemic I have been super focused on helping families with my #kitsforkids. Please watch this video as it really shows how beautiful the products are. I even forgot to provide a link below in the product supply list, so you can just click here if you want to order it.
Here is an image that shows you a little more. The cards I have seen online with this suite are beautiful and I have heard nothing but good things about it. It might be the perfect #covidbuster for you.
If you click on this link you can go crazy and order whatever your heart desires. Shipping is faster than Amazon!!
Have a super day and thanks for dropping by. Stay safe. Be patient. Be kind.