Legendary Ride: My Favourite New Suite!

Hello stampers and happy Saturday. Today I am going to share my favourite new suite from the January to April mini catalog. It’s called Legendary Ride. What I love about it is the fantastic motorcycles in two sizes and the detailed dies that go with it. The paper is also incredible. I know several customers of mine who either ride themselves or they ride with their husbands. If you know anyone who rides or loves motorcycles, please share my blog post with them.

 

My First Legendary Ride Card

 

This card was cased straight from the catalog. I often use the catalog as an idea book. The card may look nice in the catalog, but it always looks even nicer in person. One of the sheets of paper in the Ready To RIde paper has gorgeous images in various rectangle or tag shapes that make it very easy to make a stunning card.

 

Legendary RIde card by The Pampered Stamper using Stampin'Up! supplies.

 

Do you know where the die is from? It comes from the fantastic He’s the Man bundle. Between these two bundles you will have a LOT of inspiration for masculine cards. I almost hesitate to use that phrase because truth be told, these cards would also be great for women!!

 

Upcoming Class!

 

Legendary Ride is so compelling to me, that I have used this suite to create my first class with four options.

 

Legendary Ride Class-to-go with six large cards and pdf tutorial included.

 

Legendary Ride Class to Go Details

 

A Very Transparent Plea

 

This week I did something that I never thought I would do and it caused me some great soul-searching. After seeing the devastation in Gerard’s greenhouse firsthand, I created a GoFundMe page for Gerard as well as its European counterpart. I hadn’t been in the greenhouse for a while and I was shocked to see so many bulbs and flowers in big heaps in one complete half of the greenhouse. They were all awaiting the chopping machine and the composting bin. Why??

Well, last April Gerard found out that his Royal Velvet amaryllis bulbs had a deadly virus. There is no crop insurance for this. At first he thought he could contain it. Then he was told that 35% of his bulbs would have to be destroyed. In the end, it was 50% of his bulbs that had to go. This is devastating because bulbs usually last at least a lifetime.

I was moved to make a video which I shared on YouTube. Please consider watching it and sharing it. If you want to donate (please feel no obligation) just click on the blue links above.

 

 

Thanks!

 

Thanks for joining me today and thanks for being a part of my stamping community. These days I am not blogging quite as often as before but I am very active on YouTube so I would be absolutely thrilled if you subscribed to my channel and joined me there for creative inspiration!! Have a super day!


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Faux Leather Technique

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. I know….it’s not the regular blogging day but I really want to share the Faux Leather Technique with you. For this faux leather technique I am going to use both Regal Reindeer and Nuts About Squirrels. I did this so you can see how it looks and works with both a red rubber stamp as well as a photopolymer stamp. Let’s see what you need at home to do the Faux Leather technique.

 

Faux Leather Technique Supplies

  1. Heat gun.
  2. Fun Foam which you can get here in the Netherlands or here on Amazon.
  3. Early Espresso Ink
  4. Blending Brushes
  5. Stylish Shapes Dies

First determine which shape and size you want and die cut them. Then heat the fun foam until the edges start to curl. Have your stamp already inked and ready. Press very firmly into the fun foam and hold for five seconds. Use blending brushes and early espresso ink to distress the edges to further the faux leather look.

 

Faux Leather Card Samples

 

Here are the cards that I have made using this very fun and easy Faux Leather technique. I was actually inspired by my own video from years ago which I think is my most popular YouTube video ever. If you want to see that blog post as well as the video, you can find it here.

 

Faux Leather technique with Stampin'Up! set Regal Reindeer

 

 

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Faux leather for sentiment labels also works.

 

Seeing is Believing

 

Of course seeing is believing, so be sure to check out this YouTube video. If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to my channel so more people can connect with me.

 

 

Want a new catalog?

 

The new mini catalog is coming out soon and perhaps you would like one. Place an order with me this month and I will be sure to send you this brand new catalog. We all know that holding an actual catalog in your hand is far better than browsing through it online. If you have ordered with me in the last three months and do not live in the Chatham area, please let me know if you want me to send you a catalog. I will put them in the mail when I am back in Canada.

Thanks for much for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. Be sure to try out this fun technique and remember, the supplies that you need are all in the links below for easy shopping.

 


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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!

 

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!

 

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!

 

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

 

 

When you watch this video, please click on the brown box that says “watch on YouTube”. That way you can give me a thumbs up, subscribe or perhaps even leave a comment. Trust me when I tell you that it really makes a difference in my day when I see you do any of these things. There is also a “share” button under the video and then you can choose whether to share to Pinterest or to Facebook. Yay!!!!

 

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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