Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today’s post features the Time of Giving Tags and Cards. The dies were definitely designed to fit tags perfectly, but I am thrilled to show you that they also work for cards and boxes. I had made my tags weeks ago and forgot to blog about them, but the cards today are inspired by fellow Canadian demonstrator Alanna Wharf. Let’s take a look at the tags first.
Time of Giving Tags
My colour palette for these tags is kraft, evening evergreen, real red and basic white. Classic country Christmas colours. I’m so glad that Stampin’Up! brought back kraft paper to our Holiday Catalog.
You can’t see it in the picture, but the red tag is made using our gorgeous Red Velvet Paper. The white velvet is also lovely with these dies.
Time of Giving Cards
When you use these tags as the focal point of a card, it also looks fantastic. I first used Alanna’s card as an inspiration using the smoky slate, basic black and red plaid paper from the Peaceful Prints saleabration paper.
The second card uses the same colour scheme as my tags: evening evergreen and kraft paper. I love the plaid paper behind the black tag. Thanks again Alanna Wharf @sleeplessstamper for the fantastic inspiration. It was one of those moments where you almost squeal with delight!
Parcels in the Post
What I love about my card is that it fits in perfectly with my Parcels in the Post theme for next month. You can still get your Parcel in the Post for $32 mailed anywhere in Canada or for $25 porch pickup in Chatham. Take a look at the photo below to see what is in it. Beginning next week I will be doing videos every Tuesday at 10am EST showing you various projects with this Parcel in the Post.
You can get your Parcel in the Post in two ways. E-transfer is preferred to firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can use PayPal here.
A while ago I made some gorgeous tea light holders using these dies. Check out my blog post on that here.
Thanks for joining me today and a special thanks to all of you who subscribed to my YouTube channel. I met my goal of 4000 subscribers. How long will it take to get to 5000? Congratulations to Claudette Meriano who won the Cabin Dies. Don’t forget there are only two more days to get the amazing deal on the starter kit. Only $100 for $165 worth of products and a coveted spot on my top ranking team!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Lady in Red. Do you know that song by Chris DeBurgh? It was iconic in the 80s and it really resonates with me as red is my favourite colour and I love to wear it. I have had more than one red dress in my lifetime! Today’s cards are all red so I thought I would give this blog post a catchy title. Let’s take a look.
Red Peaceful Deer Cards
The cards that I am about to share are all made with the materials from my latest Parcel in the Post. These parcels include patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon and glimmer paper as well as iridescent snowflakes. Each Tuesday in December at 10am EST on YouTube and Facebook I will be sharing these projects so you can be inspired to use YOUR Parcel in the Post. Only $25 for porch pickup or $32 mailed anywhere in Canada.
This card was inspired by Cathy Proctor. She used metric measurements so I had to figure out how to do it with imperial measurements. Originally I made the plaid piece behind the deer too large, but now it is just right!
This card was inspired by Libby Fens. The sentiment is from Snowflake Wishes, the paper is from my Parcels in the Post kit.
This card was inspired by Lori Pinto. I just added the Be Dazzling glimmer paper to it. Gorgeous isn’t it? Who knew that sahara sand could be such a wonderful colour?
The Card that Started it All
This card is the one that inspired me to build a kit around the Peaceful Prints paper. I originally made it for a tutorial team that I am a part of and now it is going to be featured in my Parcels in the Post video tutorials in December. Get your kit now so that you can play along!
Here is a look at the inside of the card. I love how it showcases both sides of the paper as well as the Encircled in Beauty dies. You can see how I made the reverse punch deer in this blog post.
Parcels in the Post
Here is another look at what is included in this amazing package that I call Parcels in the Post. Treat yourself to happy mail!!
Incredible “Basics” Sale Next Week
Next week Tuesday to Thursday there is going to be a great sale on basics from the annual catalog. If you want to save even more money, put these discounted items into your starter kit. If you read my previous blog post you can read how you can easily meet your minimum sales requirement to keep your discount simply by getting your friends to watch my Parcels in the Post videos. They can then buy their supplies from YOU!!
If you do decide to put these items into a starter kit so you can enjoy your own discount or grow your own business, here is the link if you live in Canada.
Well hello stampers and happy Monday to you! Today I am going to share the first projects that I hope to share with you in conjunction with my Parcels in the Post. Parcels in the Post is a kit program that I am offering to make it easier and more affordable to create along with me. I remember when I first started papercrafting that I was often missing something when I wanted to recreate a card. There is only so much you can buy and I was sad to miss out.
How Does Parcels in the Post Work?
With the Parcels in the Post I will be putting together a package of basic supplies including patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon and perhaps other accessories. I will then use this package as a source for my projects. Every Tuesday I will share some projects that I have made using these Parcels in the Post. The other thing that I will offer you is a supply list of the main stamp sets or bundles that are featured in my kit. To save you money, I will suggest that you put these items in a starter kit so you can get your own discount.
How Will This Save You Even More Money?
Stay with me here. It gets better. When you get your starter kit you will also get 8 catalogs. If you share my YouTube videos with Parcels in the Post with your friends, chances are they will want to join you in this fun journey. You can then give them a catalog, show them the list of supplies needed to play along and then you will have orders from them so that you can keep your discount. If they love it, then you can have them get the starter kit with you! You won’t have to do anything except share what I do.
That also means that you will be a part of my Beyond Pampered Team and you will be able to join me on fantastic retreats like the one happening from June 3 to June 5 2021. There are still 8 spots available. Check out the link to this gorgeous retreat cabin here.
Parcels in the Post Inspiration Projects
Here is the first card that I made for my Parcels in the Post projects. Many of my projects use the Encircled in Beauty dies. They are actually part of an Encircled in Friendship bundle and there is also an Encircled in Warmth set to go with it as well. That is the stamp set that I used for these cards. Check it out!
The next Peaceful Deer Parcels in the Post inspiration card uses a neutral Sahara Sand palette. I love how the buffalo plaid deer just pops with his Be Dazzling antlers.
The next card was inspired by Heather Forgan. It uses the beautiful snowflakes that are included in your Parcel in the Post. This is my “Where’s Waldo” card. That crumb is not on your computer screen, it is on my card!! It really is all about the treats!
The last project that I am sharing today is a gift bag and it continues the garden green theme as well as the Encircled in Beauty dies. On Wednesday we will switch to the real red and cherry cobbler palette for the remainder of the projects.
How to Get Your Parcel in the Post
If you want to get your Parcel in the Post, don’t delay. There are three options. $25 for porch pickup, $32 for mailing anywhere in Canada and $40 mailed to the US. Here is the PayPal link. I did tweak my prices a wee bit. Not the base price, but the shipping included prices. It was time to be realistic and stop eating the extra shipping costs myself. Thanks for understanding!
A PDF Option
There will also be a pdf only option, but it is not available just yet. You will get notified once it is my tutorial store. You can check out the ones that are available now, there are lots to choose from!
Get Your Own Discount
I know that I am in danger of sounding like a broken record, but I am truly passionate about this. If you love stamping and card making or scrapbooking, you deserve your own discount. It is honestly so easy to introduce this fun hobby to your friends without ever having to do a class. Simply invite them over to help you make the cards in your Paper Pumpkin kit that is included in your starter kit.
For the month of November this kit is only $100 and you get to fill it with $165 worth of products of your choice. Click here to get started or message me if you have questions.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. Take a good look at the supply list below, that is what I used to create the projects from my Parcels in the Post for my December videos. Just so you know (I did a little math for you) if you get the Peaceful Deer bundle, the Encircled in Beauty Dies, the Encircled in Warmth stamp set, the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and a spool of either gold shimmer or black gingham ribbon that totals exactly $165. If you would put these on a normal order it would be $202.95. Until the end of November you pay only $100. Tell me that doesn’t just blow your mind?! That’s all for now….
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Parcels in the Post is going mainstream! There is quite the story behind this decision and this is about the most excited that I have been since our engagement was announced. Let me tell you why.
The Challenge of Covid as a Small Business Owner
COVID19 is not over yet and it has been a time of struggle and triumph for people both individually but also as business owners and employees. For me it was hard to decide whether to focus on transforming my business or just helping people cope. I chose for the latter and started doing daily videos and making lots and lots of #kitsforkids. I have no regrets about doing this but after a few months I really had to start figuring out how to transform my business.
This was done in two main ways. The first thing I did was to create Prime Time with the Pampered Stamper which is a private Facebook group that costs $10 a month. My purpose with this group was to create an affordable avenue (less than the cost of one coffee and a card class!) where people could be part of a community. Each Thursday I do an exclusive video tutorial for this group. On Wednesday I post the supply list and dimensions. Each month there is a free 15 project pdf tutorial AND a prize drawing for a stamp set.
The second thing I did was create my Virtual Coffee and a Card class on YouTube. People can subscribe and get a card kit in the mail for $25. There is a card for each Tuesday of the month and at 10am EST I do a video tutorial. This is now going to change into something that is more sustainable and also gives much more value and room for creativity.
How to Gage the Success of a Program?
The struggle was in knowing when to stop with something that is not working the way you had hoped that it would. Backorders have been a problem and that causes delays in shipping the kits. Mail is also a bit unreliable, sometimes taking far longer than it should. Social media also can be a bit of a dragon lady. Posts are not always seen and it can be frustrating when you think you are getting a message out there but it really isn’t happening. People are also on a bit of social media overload.
Consistency is so important and I want my customers to feel that they are part of a solid, reliable business and not something that feels like shifting sand. We all miss our in person classes and hopefully they will once again be a part of our regular repertoire. I heartily encourage any local customers of mine to seek out my team members when I am in Holland. When you support them, you are also supporting me. We are a team!
Parcels In The Post
Virtual Coffee and a Card is being transitioned to Parcels in the Post. The price is the same. $25. Because there is more product in these parcels they will also weigh more and that means extra shipping costs. Local pickup will be $25, but if you need it mailed it will be $30. Included is ten sheets of cardstock in five colours, 12 sheets of dsp 6″ by 12″, at least four yards of ribbon and perhaps some embellishments. Each month it will be different. Kits will be available while supplies last.
Each Tuesday at 10am EST I will be doing a video showing you several projects made with this parcel. You can choose which ones you want to make. I hope to also have a pdf option in case you simply want to use your own materials. The first one is themed Peaceful Deer. Here is a photo. Please keep in mind that the black gingham ribbon is not pictured but IS included.
Projects with Peaceful Deer Parcels in the Post
If you would like to see the projects that I will be featuring in my videos in December with this parcel, you can watch this video. On Monday I will post pictures of the cards and bag. I am really excited about my Parcels in the Post going mainstream. By that I mean that it will be my prime focus. I had so much fun creating these projects and was inspired by many other talented demonstrators on Pinterest. It will be exciting to see how these affordable kits will help you be more creative. On Monday I will also include a list of the products that I am using to create my projects. You can then see which you already have and which you might want to order.
The Best Way to Order
The best way to order your supplies is of course with your very own discount. From now until November 30 you can get the starter kit for only $100 and you can put $165 worth of products in your kit. Perhaps the Parcels in the Post supply list will be perfect for your starter kit. Invite your friends to watch my Parcels in the Post videos and then they can order their supplies from YOU and then you will be able to keep your own discount and perhaps earn some income as well or at least get your own stamps for free. Dream big my friends! I would love to help you do just that.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Did you know that you can get the gorgeous Peaceful Prints Paper for free? This paper is part of the summer saleabration campaign. Perhaps you have been so busy recovering from COVID stress and concerned about a possible fourth wave that stamping has taken a backseat in your life.No worries! There is so much exciting stuff waiting for you and it is not too late to take advantage of saleabration. It goes until September 30. Here is the link to all the saleabration offerings.
Peaceful Prints Paper
This beautiful paper is free with a $60 purchase and with that purchase you are also entitled to the huge tutorial bundle that this card is a part of. What I especially love about this paper is that it coordinated with our Peaceful Deer Bundle on page 26 of the holiday catalog. The Peaceful Prints paper has Garden Green, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Basic Black in its designs. You can punch the buffalo plaid deer out with the punch and in my YouTube video I show you how you can punch them out in BOTH directions which is a super cool trick. Check it out below.
Peaceful Prints Fancy Fold Card
I’m so happy that I decided to go back and check on my previous blog posts because I thought I had already blogged about this card. I love it so much!! This paper is stunning and I don’t want you to miss out on it. I am not going to share how I made the card because that information is all in the tutorial that you can get for free with a $60 purchase. You can also purchase it for $20 US if that suits you better. This particular tutorial focuses on the saleabration and holiday catalog so there is lots of variety for you and of course tons of talent!
A Hidden Gem
Do you see that gorgeous focal point? That buffalo plaid deer really stands out on that lacy white circle doesn’t it? Do you know where it comes from? Let me tell you! Check out page 70 and page 159 in the annual catalog. Encircled in Beauty is the name of the dies and the bundle is called Encircled in Friendship. Wait. It gets better! There is another stamp set in the holiday catalog that also coordinates with these dies making it an even better investment. That stamp set is called Encircled in Warmth. All the links to these products will be at the bottom of my blog post, you can simply click on them and then shop in my online store. How excited are you??
One More Photo
Have you noticed when you look at a pretty card that someone has either given you or is sharing with you so that you can be inspired that you look at it closely? I know that I like to check it out from different angles so that I can see all the details. A blog post can be that way too and I like to share a card from different angles and perspectives. Sometimes due to time constraints this is not possible, but when it is, it does make me happy to do so.
Don’t you love how the black and white twine from the Playful Pets Combo trim pack looks with this paper? It made me super happy too. I hope you enjoyed my card today and that you feel inspired to make one of your own. It’s always nice to have a few fancy Christmas cards made ahead of time for the special people in your life. Who are you going to send yours to?
Sharing the Joy
I have decided to start beginner card classes in the Netherlands. It’s time to share my joy of stamping with new stampers and I intend to share that journey with you as well in the hopes that you too with share your hobby with new people. Often I remind my team to consider how happy they are when they are stamping. More people could use that type of joy in their lives. I know that before I started stamping I had no idea that papercrafting would be something that I would enjoy and excel at. You just never know how something simple like stamps, ink and paper can change a life.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you jump on the saleabration bandwagon before it is too late. Happy stamping and happy shopping. If you need inspiration, check out my tutorials here and indulge. You deserve it.
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