Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Gone Fishing is a fantastic bundle with a LOT of stamps and dies. It also comes with great patterned paper. After stamping all the images and die cutting with all the dies, I came to the conclusion that this bundle is great value. Not only is it perfect for masculine cards, it also is very well suited to scrapbooking and gift packaging. Let’s take a look shall we?
Gone Fishing Bundle
Here is an image of all the stamps stamped on a piece of white cardstock with the die cuts laying beside them. I do this for my Stamping Through My Stash video series on YouTube. Every Wednesday you can join me for a new Stamping Through My Stash video.
If you look at the next photo, you will see that these two dies make ripples in the pond. The ripples are subtle, so they really come to life when you sponge them with some colour. I used Misty Moonlight. When I get back from Norway I hope to actually make some cards with this bundle.
Some Great Inspiration
Here are a few sites that you can click on for some great card ideas. This pop-up card from Rachel Tessman is amazing. You will also love this tacklebox card from Laura Seki. Her card is not on her Facebook page, but I saw it on the Demonstrator Planning Place. If you enjoy daily inspiration, you might want to join my Pampered Stamper Favourite Finds Group on Facebook. Every day I share a “favourite find” for your inspiration.
The Catalog as an Idea Book
Do you use the annual catalog as an idea book? It really is a wonderful resource! Once you “case” (copy and share everything) a card from the catalog, you get a good start and your own creativity will start flowing. Here are a some ideas for you.
A Personal Note
Tomorrow Gerard and I leave for England and then on Sunday afternoon to the cruise ship to sail to Norway on the incentive trip. Did you know that less than 1% of demonstrators earn this trip? I feel incredibly blessed and truth be told, I did work very hard to earn it. What a wonderful feeling that Gerard finally gets to experience one of these trips.
A big thank you to all of you who have helped to make this happen. Thanks to my customers and my team members and to all of you who have shared my posts, commented on my videos and subscribed to my YouTube channel.
For the week that I am gone you will get a $5 coupon for every $25 you spend on online orders. Happy shopping!!!
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
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.
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.
Hello stampers! Do you love surprises? If you buy this bundle you will definitely get one or two. There are dies in the Lighting the Way bundle that are not shown on the stamp set. First there is a large lantern die and then there is a large dragonfly die in three parts so that you can customize your dragonflies! There are three little embossed dragonflies and two open dies to cut out your stamped dragonfies. Dragonfly heaven!
A Jackie Original and some CASEd Cards
The card above is a “Jackie original” but the other two that I will be featuring are the genius work of other demonstrators that I have CASEd (copy and share everything).
The card on the far left was CASEd from Yvonne Spikmans and the card in the middle was from Natasa Steinke.
The sentiment on this card is from the saleabration set Sending Support. I die cut the lantern also in vellum and the little pieces for the “glass” in the lantern are the vellum pieces to give it a softer look.
Lighting the Way Video Tutorial
Do you want to see how I made my card? Take a look at my video and please consider subscribing to my channel. By subscribing you will not miss out on any of my video tutorials. If you enjoyed the video, please give me a thumbs up and leave a comment. I really do love connecting with you. If you really want to show me some love and help me out, then click on the share button below the video on YouTube and then you can share to either Facebook or Pinterest. Thanks so much!!
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I have tried to make it easy for you to shop with me so that you can also make these fun cards at home. If you live in Canada you can simply click on the product list items. If you live in Europe you can click here. I really appreciate your business and I will send you a free tutorial bundle when you shop with me! Have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. I am really excited to share these cards with you today. Embossing on patterned paper is so much fun! These cards combine two of my favourite things: patterned paper and Memories & More cards. The large Memories & More cards measure 4 1/4″ by 6 1/4″ so they are bigger than our standard sized cards. This means you have a bigger “canvas” to show off our beautiful patterned paper!
Embossing on Patterned Paper
To keep the focus on the patterned paper and on the striking die cuts, I decided to simply emboss right on the patterned paper in white. Don’t you just love the look of this?
Here you can see my desk with some of the elements that I used to make these cards. The key is to cut the patterned paper into 3/4″ strips. I started with a 4″ by 6″ piece of patterned paper. You will end up with 8 strips but you only need 7. The big decision is whether to discard the top strip or the bottom one!
For the pink card above, I first embossed the flowers in black before cutting into strips. All of the cards had the sentiment embossed after the strips were adhered to the coordinating cardstock which measures 4 1/8″ by 6 1/8″. You could choose to emboss your sentiment first as well before cutting into strips. Take a look at my last card. You will see that there are bits of embossing in between the gaps of patterned paper. If you don’t like that look then emboss your larger sentiments before cutting your patterned paper into strips.
Seeing is believing and it is also easier than reading instructions, so feel free to take a look at my video. I would love it if you would also subscribe to my channel and leave a comment and a thumbs up!
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You may not be aware that I am trying to live in two countries! Most of my time is spent with my husband in the Netherlands, but I travel back to Canada frequently to visit my mom, siblings, children and grandchildren. This craziness makes it difficult to schedule regular classes, so I rely on online sales to keep my business afloat. That means that YOUR online order would be greatly appreciated. You can shop with me in Canada by clicking on the links below OR you can click here to shop with me in Europe.
Thanks for joining me today! If you enjoyed these cards, leave a comment below so that I know you were here. Have a super day.
Happy Friday stampers! I have a great Watercolour World card that is a great way to end your week. This is a background stamp that is fun to personalize with the À la Carte Alphabet dies. I have seen many people use either a person’s name or Happy BDay but I thought it would be fun to choose numbers for the year.
Watercolour World Card
I love Tahitian Tide combined with Parakeet Party, so that is what I used for this Watercolour World Card. The background stamp was inked up first in Tahitian Tide. I used the Stamparatus so that I could stamp multiple times to get just the right shade. To add both depth and interest, I sponged the edges of the world with Starry Sky. The Stamparatus is perfect for being able to stamp multiple times in the exact same spot to get that shading just right. Have I told you how much I love this tool?
The Watercolour World stamp doesn’t need much to finish it off but I thought that this Basics Borders die would be the perfect touch. It provides a nice contrast to the Parakeet Party numbers and coordinates with the inked image. Perfect colour coordination is the nicest feature that Stampin’Up! offers. Don’t you agree?
The last secret ingredient to your success with this card is our adhesive sheets. Just cut off a small part and put it behind the Parakeet Party Cardstock. When you die cut the numbers you have instant stickers! This is much easier than adding liquid adhesive to these skinny numbers. Be sure to get them before saleabration ends! You may as well get some free products with your purchase. Click here to see your options!
On February 28 you will be able to see the video tutorial on this card. Happy stamping and thanks so much for joining me today. If you subscribe to my channel, then you will be notified when this video goes live.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have some striking masculine cards for you using two free stamp sets. How much fun is that? Many of you say that you struggle with making masculine cards, so these will be right up your alley!!
Two Great Free Stamp Sets for some Striking Masculine Cards
The two sets that I am talking about are In The Country and Sending Support. Each of them is free with a $60 purchase until February 28, 2023. While I have left these cards tone on tone, they also look wonderful when you colour them with watercolour pencils, Blends or water painters and ink. Let’s take a look.
For this card I used the Dutch stamp set Echt Iets Bijzonders. If you live in Europe you can click on this link to buy it.
Why Not Add a Tent?
I loved adding the cyclist and the runner from Greatest Journey, so why not add a tent and the lady with the lantern? What do you think?
A Few Tips and Tricks
I really love that the sayings from the Sending Support fit well with our Stitched Rectangle dies. For the layering, I used the fabulous Deckled Rectangle Dies. My colour palette was Basic Black and Very Vanilla which has both a vintage feel to it as well as a richness. Timeworn Type embossing folder adds to that very nicely!
These cards would also lend themselves very well to sympathy or thinking of you cards. You can use them with or without the die cuts from Greatest Journey.
If you want to take the vintage look to the next level, be sure to use our Blending Brushes to add some Soft Suede ink to all your layers. Looks great and is very easy to do!
Use your Stamparatus so that you black images are nice and dark black. This great tool lets you stamp multiple times in exactly the same place. I use mine every day!
Here’s the video tutorial on how to make these cards. Thanks so much for joining me today and happy stamping! If you would like to order any of the supplies that I used, just click on the links below in the product list. They are for my Canadian store. To shop with me in Europe, or join my team, click here. Have a super day!