Take to the Sky Tutorial Bundle

Hello stampers! Have you fallen in love with the Take to the Sky suite?? It was one of the first suites that I purchased. I love the vintage feel of this whole suite, the colours, the vibe and the fact that it is perfect for masculine cards. OnStage in Houston was where it was first introduced and all of the projects displayed made me go “wow”!! Today I will share with you some of the cards that I made and I will also tell you about a brand new adventure that I have started!


My Take to the Sky Cards


Many of these cards were inspired by my friend Melissa Alvarez who presented on this suite at OnStage in Houston.


Take to the Sky gift card holder using the Heartfelt Hexagon punch



Take to the Sky cards using the same layout with the fun tags that are included in the designer series paper from this suite.


The Adventure


It has been on my heart for a while to collaborate with a fellow demonstrator so that we can combine our talents to better serve stampers. My goal was to figure this out while on the incentive trip to Mexico. Less than 1% of demonstrators achieve this goal, so it is super special to be there. One of the best things about these trips is to be with other demonstrators who are often on the same wavelength regarding the business side of Stampin’Up!
Unbeknownst to me, there was another demonstrator also in Mexico who was having the same thoughts and she approached me!!! What a blessing. We decided to chat more to see if our vision for this collaboration alligned, and it did! Yay!!!!
As many of you may already know, I have collaborated with the amazing Natalie Travis from My Stamp on Life to create Stampin’ Haven. This is a private group but all demonstrators and stampers are welcome to join, so check it out and request to join. On the first Tuesday of every month we do a free Zoom gathering at 11 am EST and then on the fifteenth of every month we launch a tutorial bundle.

Tutorial Bundle

Our first Stampin’ Haven tutorial bundle is ready for purchase!! It is $15 on the 15th of every month. This month we are featuring Take to the Sky suite. There is a fancy fold card, a technique card and two other cards. The bundle includes a written pdf tutorial as well as video tutorials.
Both Natalie and I love to support our teams and our customers. That means that the tutorial bundle is free to team members as well as to customers who place a $50 order. If you are a demonstrator and just want to purchase the tutorial, that is also possible.
To purchase the tutorial you can either etransfer to jackiebultje@gmail.com or if you want to use PayPal you can use this link.   Be sure to also email me so that I can send you your tutorial bundle. Thanks SO much for your support. Have a SUper day!!
Stampin' Haven June 2024 tutorial bundle featuring Take to the Sky suite.

Warmest Heart: Thermos of Coffee Anyone?

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing Warmest Heart with you. I don’t think it is the most popular bundle in the holiday catalog from Stampin’Up! but it sure caught my eye. As soon as I saw the thermos stamps and dies, I thought of Pap. I grew up on a farm and we often brought him his lunch and a thermos of coffee to the field. Dutch people LOVE their coffee, so this was liquid gold for him. As a child, it felt so good to be able to do something for him knowing he was working so hard for all of us. Do you have any thermos stories??


Warmest Heart Thermos Cards


Here are the cards that I made with this set so far. One is definitely in the colours that remind me of my Pap. He died last year at the beautiful age of 95 and I was blessed to be by his side. I still think of him with fond memories every single day. The second card is cased from the catalog and is in more retro colours.



Warmest Heart really does warm my heart with its retro thermos images and dies that remind of my farmer father "Pap".




Warmest Heart really does warm my heart with its retro thermos images and dies that remind of my farmer father "Pap".


A Retro Touch for the Warmest Heart Thermos


The more retro card below uses Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Petal Pink. The cardstock is Lost Lagoon and perhaps I could have used that instead of Pool Party too, but I rather like the colour combination.



Retro thermos card using Warmest Heart stamp set.


Here’s a shot of the inside of the card. I “took the party inside”.


Retro thermos card using Warmest Heart stamp set.


For the thermos cap I used the die with our Silver adhesive backed glimmer paper. It’s really awesome for the little details.

This is what Wendy Lee, a talented demonstrator from the USA, said about this bundle:

“Make a cozy cup of something special to share with your friends with this fun bundle. Create Thank You, Get Well Soon, winter, or adventure cards (or even cards just because!). Use the insulated bottle dies and stamp on a few sticker accessories to personalize each craft. Or stamp the plaid pattern on your die-cut insulated bottles to create a matching set. Don’t forget to accessorize to add even more dimension to your already unique drink carriers. And have fun!!”


Video Tutorial


Here is a video tutorial that I did for this set. Enjoy!!



Thanks for joining me today! As always, if you are Canadian, you can just click on the links below to shop with me. When you do, I will send you a great pdf tutorial bundle. Our latest one from the International Create With Us group is all Fancy Folds.


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The Joy of Whale Watching

Well hello stampers!! It has been two months since I have written a blog post and I am sorry about that. I hope you have missed me a bit. Today I am sharing a lovely card with you using the set Whale Watching. Whether or not you have ever gone whale watching, this stamp set is spectacular. Capture the magic and majesty of these creatures on your cards or in your scrapbook pages. Mine was a card for my weekly Cheer Corner and you can also see the video which I will include a little further on in my blog post.


Whale Watching Card


Masking paper was the secret to creating a nice scene for this Whale Watching card. It really is a simple card with just stamps, ink and paper. I used a blending brush and some Blends markers to step it up a notch.


Card using Whale Watching stamp set from Stampin'Up!


Mini Catalog Inspiration


Do you remember to use your catalogs as tools for inspiration? Sometimes we forget, don’t we? There is a great card that I want to share with your from the mini catalog. It uses this Whale Watching set in conjunction with Waves of Inspiration and the Nested Essentials dies. Brilliant really!


Card using Whale Watching and Waves of Inspiration. All products Stampin'Up! by The Pampered Stamper.


Video Tutorial



Ready for Something Special??


If you have been following my blog for a while as well as my business Facebook page, you will know that Stampin’Up! has really enriched my life. I have met SO many wonderful people through stamping. You can too!! There is absolutely no need to be a stamping super star, but you can still have the benefits of this amazing stamping community. How??

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Did you know that if you get the starter kit this month you get either 35% off OR 35% more in your kit? You also get to keep your discount until the end of April 2024 regardless of how little you purchase. Truly, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!


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A Personal Note


We are now all moved into the home where Gerard grew up, right next to the greenhouse. That means that I now have my stamp room on the main floor where the living room used to be! You can guess what that also means. I have to keep it neat!! I do love the natural light and I can see right into the greenhouse to see Gerard work. We now have coffee together every morning at 10am in the greenhouse. On December 28 I will fly back to Canada to spend a late Christmas with the kids and then have a team retreat from January 2-4. Maybe you can come too??

I hope you have a super day, and thanks so much for joining me today.


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Fun on Wheels: Bundle of the Month!

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. It’s almost the end of August and here are the rest of the Fun on Wheels cards that I have made for my August Sweet Suite Tuesdays video series. Did you know that each month I now offer 20% cash back from the catalog price of the featured bundle? You have until August 30 to take advantage of this deal. In the meantime, take a look at my cards and let me know what you think! Which one is your favourite?

Masked Fun on Wheels card, all supplies Stampin'Up!


Fun on Wheels bundle green and white card with embossing. All products Stampin'Up! Card designed by The Pampered Stamper.


This vintage Fun On Wheels uses a touch of Wild Wheat and a Pebble Path subtle  splatter to create a great vintage look.


Video Tutorial

Seeing is believing, so check out this video tutorial. If you haven’t already done so, subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you catch these videos every week. To make this particular card, two other stamp sets were used to create the scene. My team member, Caroline van Roestel-Seward designed this card and graciously shared her tips with me. You can see the products that were used in the product list below.


I’m Curious


I’m curious. Are you a one set at a time stamper, or do you like combining different stamp sets to create a complex look? I tend to use just one set a time, but I really do love using several at once too. One of the reasons that I do use one set at a time is that if you are just beginning to stamp it can be overwhelming to need so many supplies to make a nice card.

Anyways, thanks for joining me today. I am grateful for you and I hope that you have a super day.


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Exploring in color cards altered with these great dies!

Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. Today I am going to show you how you can change your exploring in color cards with these great dies! Which dies? Why, the Deckled Rectangle dies. They are so vintage looking and not only are they great for this card technique, they are also fantastic for scrapbooking. With the deckled edge, they are reminiscent of a by-gone age. Do you remember old photos and postcards with this deckled edge? Let’s take a look.


Exploring In Color Cards with Deckled Rectangle Dies


To make these fun cards, I first cut the card in half. Then I used the third largest die to cut out the centre of the card front and the second largest die to cut out a piece from the back of the card. Layer these two over top of each other and put on the card front, trim it a little and layer on to your desired card front.


You can use either the bicycle die from Fun on Wheels or an image from Beside Me that has been coloured with In Color blends and then fussy cut with paper snips. Which one is your favourite?



Use deckled rectangle dies from Stampin'Up! to create these stunning cards. I used Fun on Wheels and Beside Me to go with these Discover In Color cards and envelopes.






Use deckled rectangle dies from Stampin'Up! to create these stunning cards. I used Fun on Wheels and Beside Me to go with these Discover In Color cards and envelopes.


Falling in love with In Colors


Colouring these images with the in color blends that coordinate with the cards has made me really fall in love with them. I used Pebbled Path, Bojo Blue, Wild Wheat, and Copper Clay. The only colours that were not “in colors” were Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow and the Medium and Medium Light blends. Have you been inspired to add these colours to your Blends collection?


Video Tutorial


Watching a video to see how it is done is always a nice bonus. I hope you enjoy this one. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and perhaps even leave a comment there for me. Let me know if you have arrived there after reading this blog post!!



Cash Back in August?!


Did you know that each month I feature a different bundle or suite with my Sweet Suite Tuesdays? If you order the featured suite you get 20% cash back from the catalog price, so be sure to order your Fun on Wheels bundle in August. You will then have four video tutorials on my YouTube channel to give you lots of inspiration. Happy stamping my friends, and thank you so much for joining me today. Have a super day.


ps. did you know that if you live in Canada and click on the photos below in my product list you will automatically be in my online store? Try it, and see how easy it is!!


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Gone Fishing Great for Scrapbookers Too!

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.



All the stamps and dies from Gone Fishing bundle from Stampin'Up!



Gone Fishing Diecuts from Stampin'Up!






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.



Ripples in the pond dies from Gone Fishing by Stampin'Up! Perfect for Father's Day and masculine cards.



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.



Gone Fishing card samples from the annual Stampin'Up! catalog.



Happy Retirement card using Gone Fishing from Stampin'Up!


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!!!


Thanks for joining me today and have a super day.


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