One Horse Open Sleigh from Stampin’Up!

Well hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Have you seen all the buzz about the One Horse Open Sleigh suite from Stampin’Up! Trust me, it is worth it! I got right on the bandwagon as soon as I saw the paper. You see, I had the paper before I got the bundle. It wasn’t really affordable to have the bundle in the Netherlands AND in Canada, so I ordered the paper in the Netherlands knowing that I was going to Canada soon where I could pick up the bundle. This paper makes it very easy to make a beautiful card. Check out the photo below of all the cards that I have made so far.



8 One Horse Open Sleigh cards by The Pampered Stamper an independent Stampin'Up! demonstrator


A Very Special Deal


I believe in this suite so much that I am offering a five card (yes, FIVE!) in the mail to everyone who orders the suite through me. You will also get the free pdf tutorial that I wrote for the 8 cards shown above. Check out the graphic below and you will see the five cards that you will get for free in the mail. The kit will include card bases, all cardstock layers and any die cuts that are not included in the One Horse Open Sleigh suite. You will also get the embellishments and ribbon or twine. No stamped images will be included as that is not allowed by SU policy. The measurements for the patterned paper will be found in the pdf tutorial.


One Horse Open Sleigh free card kit by mail with purchase of suite.


Inspiration from Berdien Weideveld


I first met Berdien at OnStage in Vienna and she is a lovely and talented Stampin’Up! demonstrator who is also a member of the Artisan Design Team. She made such a beautiful card with the One Horse Open Sleigh suite that I just had to case it. There is also a video tutorial for you to watch so you can make it yourself.


One Horse Open Sleigh card in Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Pebbled Path and Poppy Parade.


Video Tutorial


This is a casual video tutorial that I originally made for my team July meeting. You will gain some insight into how to case a card! Case means Copy And Share Everything. Thanks Berdien for your wonderful inspiration. You can find Berdien on Instagram here.



Time to Connect


Would you like to connect with other demonstrators and paper crafters? We still have room for you in our St. Jacobs Ontario, Canada retreat from September 22-24. Read all about it here

You can also fill out the registration form here. I really hope to see YOU in September!!! Have a super day!


St. Jacob's Fall Retreat


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Birthday Card Organizer Kit

Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Today I am sharing with you the Birthday Card Organizer Kit. It is one of my favourite kits this year because it is so practical and so beautiful. The cards are fresh and crisp and let themselves to easy alteration. The sturdy organizer album is perfect for keeping your birthday cards organized for the year. Step up your game with remembering to give birthday cards to all the important people in your life!


Birthday Card Organizer Kit



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.


Why I Love This Kit


The reason I love this kit so much is that it has a great purpose! It is beautiful AND functional. Keep your birthday cards organized in this great spiral binder which comes with pockets to hold your finished or unfinished cards, stickers to mark the months and a space for each day of the month to write the names of your loved ones. Great for yourself, great to give as a gift.

The kit comes with twelve cards, six each of two designs.  There is no stamping involved for the original cards, instead there are die cuts in four different languages: English, Dutch, French and German. Coordinating envelopes are in crumb cake stripe or mint macaron plaid. If you did want to stamp in the inside of the cards, our Cottage Rose stamp set coordinates beautifully.

If you look closely at the photo below you will see that I made two alternative cards, one with Legendary Ride and the other with Queen Bee. I think I should take another close-up photo of these two cards. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see them.



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs. Here is an English one and a Dutch one. There are four languages in the kit.



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs. Here is a Dutch card and an English card but you could also choose French or German.



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.



Birthday Card Organizer Kit from Stampin'Up! with organizer album and twelve cards with two designs.


Twelve Local Kits


I just happen to have twelve of these kits on hand for my local people. My plan was to have them at my event on March 29th so that the attendees can have some instant gratification when they leave. This kit has so much potential! Not local? You can purchase the kit by clicking this link or the one below in the product list.


Zoom Class April 19


I am also offering a Zoom class for this kit on April 19 at 1pm EST or 7pm European Central time. This class is FREE for those who have purchased the kit from me and $10 for everyone else. Click on the PayPal link below to register.

Live in the Netherlands? This class will be on Saturday April 15 at 10am. I am hoping to have some new stampers at this event!!Thanks for joining me today. I hope you have a super day and happy stamping. To order any of the supplies used just click on the links below in the product list if you live in Canada. Live in Europe, then click here to shop with me.


Video Tutorial

If you want to see the kit in action, check out my video on YouTube and be sure to hit that red subscribe button on the bottom right hand corner!



Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. If you wish to purchase any of the products that I used today, just click on the links below to shop with me in my Canadian online store. Yay!!!




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Free Shipping Today and Free Draw!

Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Free shipping today is the big news. Stampin’Up! has also issued a kit challenge to us so I am trying to sell 6 kits to 6 different people and I hope that you will be a part of it. If you read my newsletter you will know why I think this is such a good idea. To encourage you even more I am offering a free draw for the Sweet Gingerbread Bundle which is sold out. See the photos below for some inspiration that I found online.











Here is the link for Martin’s blog so you can read how he made this card. I’m sad that it is no longer available but I am thrilled to offer the bundle as a prize to someone who orders a kit from me. You can find all the kit offerings here.


The Golden Reason Behind a Kit Purchase


Have you ever thought about what “your people” want the very most for Christmas? Most often it is time with you. So many people are lonely and so many people could also use a meaningful hobby that allows them to connect with other people. The answer? A gift of a kit along with a note that says that you will come and craft with them. Today you get free shipping with orders of $100 or more. If that is beyond your budget and you are local, then you can message me your order and I will add it to mine and you can do a porch pickup.




Free Tutorial


When you place an order of $60 you always get a free tutorial bundle from me. This month there are two to choose from, but you can always request an older one. You can see all my tutorials here. I am also part of a Bundle Focus tutorial group and that tutorial is free with a $35 purchase since it is a simpler format.





Free Shipping!


I’ll end this blog post with a reminder that the free shipping is for today only, Thursday December 15, 2022 on orders of $100 or more. As a thank you you will also get a free embellishment of your choice, so let me know what you would like and I’ll pop it in the mail for you with a card. Thanks for joining me today and have a super day.



A Personal Note


Yesterday I drove to my mom’s with my oldest daughter Stefanie and her baby August. What a precious day. Mom was such a trooper, filled with joy and not one word of remorse that Pap was not there to celebrate this moment with her. She just focuses on her blessings and has deep joy and peace. What an example she is to me and to all of us!




Love, Santa

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Love, Santa is a brand new kit that has just been released and I wanted to share it with you. Do you know why? Mostly because I think it’s a super fun kit, but more importantly I am at 22% of my “fun-raiser” goal and I am hoping that YOU will also step up and join in. Let’s take a look at the kit.


Love, Santa Tag Kit


One of the wonderful things about preparing for the Christmas season is gathering around the table as a family and making things, whether it be cards, cookies, Christmas ornaments or tags. Great things happen around the kitchen table! This Love, Santa tag kit is perfect for creating with your kids or grandkids or with your friends. It’s also perfect to give to a stressed out teacher or health care worker!



Love, Santa kit components


What’s Included?


As you can see from the photo above, you get a clear block, a stamp set, an ink pad and supplies to make 12 beautiful tags. You can also use these tags as components for cards if you are not really into tags. Here is a look at the finished tags.


Love Santa kit completed tags


Cute Bags


Do you love giving little gifts at Christmas? Let me tell you a secret. Gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive. It truly is the thought that counts. If you make something yummy and package it up prettily, that can really mean a lot, both to you and the recipient. Check out these cute bags! When I get back home in Canada I will share my caramel corn recipe with you. That would be a perfect thing to put in these bags.

I just noticed that you can also use just one ordering number and get both the kit and the treat bags. Here it is for you!


Love, Santa treat bags


How You Can Participate in the Fun-Raiser


There are several ways that you can participate in this “fun-raiser”. You can sponsor a kit for $30 and etransfer the money to or use PayPal. Another option is to order your own kit(s) through me online and have the pleasure of giving them yourself. The third option if you are a demonstrator is to organize your own fundraiser. Actually, there is a fourth choice. You can host a workshop at my studio or online. You can order a kit and invite a health care worker or teacher to come along and we can have a fun evening together.


Love Santa kit "Fun-Raiser" flyer


Please be aware, this is still the same “fun-raiser”, I just changed the kit that we are giving since the other one sold out. Currently I am at 22% of my goal of 100 kits. Let’s do this! I usually post shopping links at the bottom of my blog, but they are not yet available so just click on the links in the text itself. If you see a blue word that means if you click on it, you will go to my online store. How awesome is that?

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a super day.



A Powerful Story

Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. Today I have a powerful story for you. First of all, I couldn’t write a blog post yesterday because our phone lines and internet cable were cut by a greenhouse crew accidentally. Bummer!! I was so excited to tell you the stories about my first coffee and a card class in the Netherlands. It just had to wait a day.


The Fear of the Unknown


How many times have you heard people say “I’m not crafty”? Often it really means “I’m afraid to try something new, especially in front of other people. What if I don’t get it? What if I do it wrong? I don’t want to fail and look stupid.” Trust me, I have had those feelings too and I still do when I go to craft at other people’s houses. I am not in my own environment, I feel like I have to get it right the first time and there is no time to play around. This has inspired me to do my classes a little differently and you can read about that a little later on.


A Powerful Story


One of the people who came to my class yesterday had to come later due to a previous engagement. By the time she came the others had already finished their card and were playing around making a second one. I poured her a cup of coffee and cut a piece of amazing carrot cake and I sat down beside her. Time to make a card! No, she said, I really don’t feel like making a card this morning. I’m not one of those crafty people at all. No problem!! I will never try to make someone do something against their will. Card classes are about relaxing and enjoying, not coercion and stress.

I’ll just sit beside you and show you how I made the card and then you can take it home is what I said. Before I had stamped three images, she had changed her mind. “I’ll make a card” she said all of a sudden. Wonderful! Now the plot thickens.

This person who claimed not to be crafty right away changed up the card in a few different ways to make it her own. She knew what she wanted! I love that so much. Then it gets better. While she was making the card she said, I am going to make this for my mother. She has dementia but she will love this cheerful card. It will mean so much to her that I thought of her and made her this special card. There was no procrastination. A pen was produced, the card was written, put in the envelope and mailed on the way home! How wonderful is that?





When People Gather Together


Another powerful thing that I once again realized is that amazing things happen when people gather, first around food and drink and then around a table crafting. Stories are exchanged, lives are enriched and creativity is discovered. One lady shared how magic happens when she goes into her craft room. Emotional hurts go into the background, aches and pains lessen and joy bubbles up.



It makes me so incredibly happy to be a small part in this whole process. I love sharing what I do. If you are one of these people who think they are not crafty, order a card kit from Stampin’Up! to get started. They include everything you need except for a tape runner and scissors. Find some inspiration on my YouTube channel or check out my tutorials to guide you step by step through some wonderful cards.


I’m hoping to have our internet restored on Monday and then I will be able to share the awesome photos with you. I was able to get one to load and that is better than nothing. I hope you have a super day and I am so looking forward to some day crossing paths with you and helping you with your creative journey.


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Christmas Whimsy Card Kit

Hello stampers!! It’s so good to be back to share my love of stamping with you. Today I will be blogging about the Christmas Whimsy card kit. You may have noticed the cute whimsical images at the beginning of the holiday catalog and wondered where to find this kit. It is now available! Let’s take a look.


Christmas Whimsy Card Kit


The Christmas Whimsy card kit is part of our online kit collection. Kits are no longer available in the catalog and I will tell you why. In the past our kits were a bit confusing. Some included the stamp set and ink spot, and some didn’t. Some had instructions for the cards and some didn’t. There were different price points and sometimes our kits sold out. Now the kits are all the same price and they all include the same basics:  an ink spot, a stamp set, a clear block as well as all the consumable products needed to make your cards. All available kits will be seen online. When they sell out, they will be gone and this will eliminate the frustration of trying to order something that is either back-ordered or sold out.


Christmas Whimsy Card Kit


I don’t know about you, but these whimsical Christmas cards remind me of Nordic Christmas folk tales. They bring me back to my childhood, although I realize that probably has more to do with nostalgia than reality!


Whimsical Christmas Card Kit


The Whimsical Christmas kit also comes with a versatile stamp set so you can finish your cards beautifully and then use this stamp set for other cards too. Take a look!


Christmas Whimsy Card kit


Why Get This Kit?


I am on a mission to get my stampers to share their hobby with others! The past two years have taught me that this amazing hobby has more meaning and purpose than ever. Let’s try and give the gift of stamping and creativity to more people. I think we can all agree that we need more joy in life. More moments to treasure, to slow down, to enjoy the little things and each other. Less screen time. Less loneliness.

If you are a seasoned stamper, I would encourage you to get this kit or a different one if you prefer. Invite a few friends over if you feel comfortable having people in your home (I know at first it can feel a little weird after all this time of isolation!) Take a photo of your group enjoying the kit and I will send you a surprise in the mail!! Click here to order your kit in you live in Canada.


A Personal Note


I thought you might want to get up to speed what is happening in my life. Gerard was finally able to visit me from August 28 to September 7. Yesterday we were able to fly back to Holland together, which was so very lovely!! Our first time flying together and not having to say goodbye at an airport. When the KLM crew heard about this and the rest of our story they surprised us with a tray of champagne in real crystal stemware, chocolates and nuts as well as a handwritten postcard. Quite unforgettable really!

We had a whirlwind tour including a wonderful two day visit with my parents, my cousins on my mom’s side and then a visit to Ottawa and Montreal. Having five kids has never felt so busy as now!!

Thankfully my back is doing much better. I was concerned about the plane ride, but I managed just fine. It helped that we had an extra empty seat beside us and I could lay down for a while with my head on Gerard’s lap! His lap was much cosier than the seat armrest!


Sharing What I Love


I hope that you will join me on Tuesdays for the weekly virtual coffee and a card classes. At 10am EST I will be live on YouTube and on Facebook I hope! I am going to do a trial run and see how the internet is doing here at Gerard’s house. He has made some changes and has done his very best to make this possible. If the speed is not sufficient then I will prerecord these classes for the highest possible quality.

Blogging should be back up to speed again as well. I do love connecting with your this way and it keeps me creating. This time I brought a LOT more supplies with me so that my creativity isn’t stifled. I am also trying to set work hours. In the past when I was in Holland I often slept in thinking that all my people in Canada were still sleeping too. This became a bit of a problem because I was often on my computer in the evenings and then it seems like I am working all the time and that is not healthy for a relationship! We’ll see how it goes. Let me tell you, 7:30 came way too fast this morning but I did it!

Thanks for joining me and I hope you have a super day. Looking forward to sharing what I love in Holland too.

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