Torn Paper Strip Peekaboo Card

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am featuring a Torn Paper Strip peekaboo card. Sadly the patterned paper that I used for these cards is no longer available. I would say that the lesson in this is to get what you really want when you see it. That is not always economically feasible but do let me know as I will always try to help you out as much as I can!


Torn Paper Strip Peekaboo Card


The premise behind this card style is to do a controlled tear in the panel on the front of your card to expose some pretty patterned paper tucked in behind. If you don’t have this pretty paper you could also create a stamped scene. I have made a video tutorial so you can see exactly how it is done. The only drawback with this card is that it is not really easy to mail. This one should be given in person!!



Torn Paper Strips Peekaboo cards


Do you see the difference in the two cards? The main difference is that I sponged the edges of the torn strip on the card on the left with soft suede ink. There is also a larger margin showing on this card (1/4″ instead of 1/8″) The card on the right has some ink spatters from the Deep shade of Blends.


Take the Party Inside


I finished off the inside of the card using the Grassy Grove bundle. Sponge daubers were used to add some garden green ink to the image that was stamped in soft suede. I’m really happy with how that turned out. If you want to see more cards made using this Grassy Grove bundle, check out my older blog post here.



Grassy Grove bundle from Stampin'Up! used for the inside of these Torn Paper Strip cards


Video Tutorial


If you are like me, it is so nice to actually see a technique in action. Here you go!! I hope you enjoy it and that you also subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Don’t forget the thumbs up!! Thanks so much. I hope that you know how much of a difference you can make to my business, even if you can’t purchase Stampin’Up! supplies from me. Simply by sharing my work you help me reach a broader audience.





Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope that you have a super day and that you were inspired to do some stamping of your own.



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Long Distance Club

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I am getting back into the swing of regularly blogging and it feels good. The other thing I am trying to be consistent in is customer engagement. Pre-COVID and pre-world traveling I hosted five different stamp clubs. With my lifestyle change that is no longer going to work but I would like to something similar on a grander scale. Would you like to hear more about it? I am going to call it my Long Distance Club.


Long Distance Stamp Club


Long Distance Club and How it Works


The long distance club is designed to give me consistent sales and to give you consistent teaching and exclusive content. It’s a win-win situation. There will be an exclusive private Facebook group for long distance club members. There will be a monthly Zoom meeting with the chance to connect. In the Facebook group there will also be a monthly card class. Each club member will get happy mail from me each month and to distribute the free host products there will be a quarterly Bingo game. Does that sound like fun? All you have to do is either place a monthly $40 order or a quarterly $120 order.

Ideally I would like to start this club in July, so let me know if you want to be a part of this new venture! I forgot to tell you that your membership in the Long Distance club with also give you free membership in my Prime Time group as well as a free pdf tutorial from the International Create With Us tutorial bundle team.


Long Distance Club


Stamping Retreats


One thing that I love to organize is intimate stamping retreats. As a member of the Long Distance Club you will get first dibs at these retreats. Before registration opens to the public, you will get a chance to register first. Depending on where everyone is from that will help me decide on a retreat location. Here is a photo from our last team retreat. This is the vibe that I am going for in our retreats:  peace, tranquility and community.



Regular retreats are also a part of the wonderful perks of being on my Beyond Pampered Team as a demonstrator. If you want to join my team you can do so by clicking on this link. The starter kit is always a great deal!!


Ending With A Card


I should end this blog post with a card don’t you think? Here is the card that I made for my Cheer Corner this morning. It uses the stamp set Brewed For You and is a great masculine card. This card was NOT my original idea, I cased it from Kylie Page who was in turn inspired by Mikaela Titheridge. I love how we all help each other out in the crafting world! Here is the link to Kylie’s blog so you can check both of those cards out too.


Brewed for You masculine card



Brewed for You stamp set and card






Thanks so much for joining me today, I appreciate you being here. If you want to show me a little more love, please leave a comment. I hope you have a super day!



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Many Happenings

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you! I thought it very fitting to write a blog post today called Many Happenings! Today is my dear mama’s 90th birthday. What a tremendous blessing to still have both of my parents, now 90 and 95 still living in their own home, still in love and still mentally sharp. Praise God!


Many Happenings


Many Happenings is a one piece stamp set that has many, many sayings on it. You stamp once and then you cut them all out using the coordinating Messages Dies. There is a second stamp set called Many Messages that also coordinates with this die. The dies are retiring AND on sale! The stamp sets are both retiring but they are not on sale. Get them before they disappear as retiring products are only available while supplies last.

I used this set to make my Prime Time cards last Thursday. These videos and instructions are exclusive for this private group, but YOU can join too for only $10 a month. Why so cheap? I wanted to make it accessible to all especially when COVID happened and we couldn’t do in person classes and I needed a way to keep my business afloat. Here is the link to join. As a thank you for your loyal support, you get a free pdf tutorial each month that is worth $20.


Messages dies and Many Happenings Card with New Horizons paper


Clean and Simple Card


As much as I love the sailboat, I think the card is even nicer without it. Am I the only one craving a clean and simple look? Which is your preference?


Many Happenings card for Prime Time


Can you guess which stamp set I used for th background? I know, it looks just like patterned paper! Tip:  you can find it in the product list at the bottom of this blog post.


There are no words


It’s true. Sometimes there are no words. Only feelings. Empathic silence. A hug. This card conveys just that. Perhaps it could have used a few birds stamped simply in the sky. You can find a great bird stamp in the On The Horizon stamp set.


There are no words card using Many Happenings stamp set


Prime Time Cards


Here is a photo of all the cards I made for my Prime Time Group. It’s nice seeing them side by side so you can see the subtle differences.


Divided Panorama Cards using Many Happenings and Sailing Home




Thanks so much for joining me today. Tomorrow I fly to be with my love again. I’m over the moon excited! Each time we are apart it gets harder. Looking forward to sharing my travels with you again. Let me know if I can meet any of your stamping needs. Have a super day!

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Wildlife Wonder: Some “Beary” Good Tricks

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. On Monday I was able to ink up this gorgeous set for the first time. I just happened to have a customer drop by and she had not yet seen this stamp set. When she saw me stamp it, her jaw dropped and she said “WOW”! The wildlife stamps just jump off the page because they are very realistic looking due to the distINKtive technology of the stamps.


Wildlife Wonder Cards


Wildlife Wonder: Some “Beary” Good Tricks


When I get a new stamp I ink up all the stamps in a few different colours and strengths. This gives me a good idea as to the versatility of the stamps. I also wanted to try stamping directly on the New Horizons paper. At first this seemed like a bad idea. You could see the patterned paper right through the bear. Then the magic happened. I grabbed a blender pen and went all over the bear image with it. Worked like a charm!

The other great trick with the bear is to fussy cut him close to the stamped image. When you do this he or she blends in better with the scene on the paper.

Clever trick number three is to be sure to “ground” the bear. There is a long skinny stamp that looks a bit like a cirrus cloud; use that to make a base for your bear like I did in the first card.

Clever trick number four has nothing to do with the bear. This time the wolf is the star of the show. I used a scrap of leftover patterned paper and fussy cut the grass to make a bit of a hiding spot for our resident wolf. Don’t you think it worked well?

Clever trick number five. If you watch my video you will see that the owl used to have a prominent place on the wolf card. Trouble is, it was a bit TOO prominent. The owl was simply too large. Instead I made a focal point for the sentiment which I punched out with a 2″ circle punch. The owl was stamped off in Crumb Cake to the left of the sentiment. Very effective, I think! These cards were made “on the fly”. If I would do the wolf one again, I would not use a scrap, but I would make an entire border across the front to camouflage the wolf a bit.


Video Tutorial



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Thanks for joining me today. If you want to purchase any of the products I used for these Wildlife Wonder cards, the links are below in the Product List. Have a super day!

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Beauty of Friendship Sneak Peek

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of the Beauty of Friendship stamp set. This is definitely one of my favourite stamp sets from the new annual catalog. As demonstrators we get early access to the new products so you could also get this in a starter kit or you can wait until May 4, 2021. Let’s take a look shall we?


Beauty of Friendship



Beauty of Friendship


We had a Stampin’Up! virtual event on Saturday and a version of this card was demonstrated. I forgot to take a screen shot so I don’t remember who the creator was or even if I came close to her design. Regardless, I thought it was brilliant and love how the bottom green part folds around the card and opens up to create a diorama view.


Beauty of Friendship


After I had the card finished I decided to add a watercolour sentiment to coordinate with the pretty birds. It really is all in the details isn’t it?


Beautiful Friendship inside


Full details on how to make this card will be in the May Demo Design Dream Team tutorial which you can get for free when you order online from me OR if you join Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper OR my demonstrator training group Training With The Pampered Stamper.


Beauty of Friendship Bundle


Here are two pictures showing you the stamp set and the dies as well as the beautiful coordinating paper called Beauty of the Earth.


Beauty of Friendship bundle



Beauty of Friendship with Beauty of the Earth paper


A Fun Perk


One of the perks that I like most of being a demonstrator is that I get my hands on brand new product before anyone else. The discount is also pretty fabulous. For the life of me I cannot imagine why anyone would choose to pay full price for their stamping supplies. It simply isn’t necessary. Let me help you get a continual discount on your products!

If you don’t want to wait and you live in Canada, you can just click here to get your starter kit.




I’m so glad you stopped by today. It always makes me happy when people find my work valuable. Thanks for joining me today and have a super day!!

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Friends are Like Seashells

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing a lovely card using Friends are Like Seashells. What a beautiful suite of products this is! It will be the focus of my next Parcels in the Post.


Friends are Like Seashells


I love walking along the beach and I am always on the hunt for pretty shells. Nice ones are often hard to find, you need to be persistent and watchful. This is just like friends! The older you get the more you realize how important true friendship is and the more you value your good friends. You also realize that sometimes friends can show up in unexpected places and times in your life. Before I wax too philosophical, let’s take a look at my card.


Friends are Like Seashells


When I made this card I discovered that the large die cuts out the embossed images from the embossing folder. What a great feature!! The other discovery was that the pearlescent paper embosses like a dream AND you can sponge colour on it for very realistic looking shells. I made this card again with just a few embellishments and I really like it that way too. I played around with a sheer pool party bow but did not like that look as much.


Friends are Like Seashells stepped up


Stamping on Watercolour Paper


I have one piece of important advice when stamping on watercolour paper. Use your stamparatus!! Watercolour paper is quite porous and rough so you need to put on several layers of ink to really make your sentiment pop. I used early espresso and stamped three times with the stamparatus.


Colour Wash Advice


Making a colour wash background seems very simple, but it is also very easy to get wrong. Let me show you!!



Do you know what I did wrong here? I did wet my watercolour paper first but then I added a few drops of reinker and there still wasn’t enough water to make it “wash”. Instead it soaked into the watercolour paper and I wasn’t able to dilute it and move it around.

The solution? Really, really wet your watercolour paper on both sides. Then dilute your reinker with a bit of water with your water brush and add it to the wet paper with the brush.

I hope it makes you feel better that I also have things that totally bomb! If you don’t play and experiment, you don’t learn and you will never fail. Failure is a stepping stone to success and discovery.

Be sure to check out the product list at the bottom of this blog post. If you click on the images you will see them in my online store and then you can see all the wonderful sayings that come with this stamp set too.




Thanks for joining me today. There are only nine days left in saleabration so make sure you take inventory of your basic supplies. It’s best to order them now and earn a freebie along the way. If you don’t like ordering online but would like your order shipped straight to your door, message me and I can do it for you. The gift for ordering online this month is the elegant faceted gems. Have a super day!!


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