Glorious Gingham

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I have a fresh and vibrant card for you using Glorious Gingham paper. Gingham is always great for spring and summer and I really do love the combination of Lemon Lime Twist with Orchid Oasis, don’t you? Once again, you will see that I have pulled out the Nested Essentials dies. Did you know that these dies include three different shapes in four different sizes?


Glorious Gingham paper, Nested Essentials dies and Layering Leaves stamp set combine for a fresh and vibrant card. All supplies Stampin'Up!


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More Glorious Gingham Inspiration


Here are a few favourite finds of mine from other demonstrators who have used Glorious Gingham in their creations. Which one is your favourite?


card by Terri Lynn Bright

This one is by Terri Lynn Bright and you can check out her blog post here.


Brewed for You fun fold card by Kathi Ondus


This Brewed for You fun fold card is by Kathi Ondus, and you can check out her blog post here.


Gingham blanket card by Mary Brown


This card is by Mary Brown and you can find her blog post here. I love how she used the die from the So Refreshing Bundle to make the gingham blanket.


Last Few Days!


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Thanks for joining me here today, I hope you have a super day!!



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Circle Sayings Simple Emboss Resist Card

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have a Simple Emboss Resist card for you using the Circle Sayings stamp set. Find out how easy this technique is when you watch my YouTube video tutorial. The paper that I used for this card is an “online exclusive” called Simply Irresistibles. All the links for the products that I have used are found at the bottom of this blog post.


Circle Sayings Emboss Resist card with Simply Irresistibles paper all from Stampin'Up!


YouTube Video Tutorial for Simple Emboss Resist Card


Watch this video to see how this card was made. Emboss-resist is such a fun technique! If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.



Free PDF Tutorial Bundle


If you spend $35 with me online or if you purchase the Circle Sayings stamp set, you will get a tutorial bundle featuring many cards using this stamp set. What a great way to get the most use out of your purchase!! If you want to see more emboss resist cards, click on this link. Happy stamping, and thanks so much for joining me today.


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Christmas Scottie Box in a Bag

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you.  This is such a fun and easy bag to make but sadly you will only be able to make it if you already have the Christmas Scottie bundle. It is now sold out. The Snowfall Accents puff paint is still available however for a steal of a deal at $2.40 Canadian. Let’s take a look at the Christmas Scotty Box in a bag.


Christmas Scottie Box in a Bag


The way that this box in a bag works is that you first make a small box for the bottom that has four sides and a base. Then you wrap your patterned paper around it, seal it with tear’n’tape along the bottom edge and the one seam. Pinch it together at the top, punch with a hole punch and tie a ribbon through with a tag if you like. If you want to step it up a notch you can add a stitched rectangle die cut, fold it in half and punch all the layers together. This one is a keeper!!


Box in a bag made with Gingham Cottage paper and Christmas Scottie bundle.


Video Tutorial


If you would like to make this Christmas Scottie box in a bag, check out my video tutorial here on YouTube. You will be amazed at how easy it is.



Shop With Me and Get a Free Tutorial!


Did you know that if you shop with me you can get up to three free tutorials? That will be enough inspiration to keep you crafting for months as each pdf tutorial has at least 14 projects in it. The links below are for my Canadian store but you can also shop with me in Europe by clicking here and choosing Jacomina Bultje as your demonstrator. My name has not yet officially been changed in the system but I do use my real Dutch first name over there. I was named after my oma on Pap’s side of the family.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you have a super day!




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Hello Ladybug

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Hello Ladybug was the star of my video on Tuesday for Stories and Stamps. Unfortunately the finished card was not really featured very well. I had zoomed in to show the stamping of the ladybug and then forgot to zoom out. If you watched the video then you will be happy to see these photos of the finished card. These ladybugs are so much fun to make!! Let’s take a look at my card.


Hello Ladybug Card


I used Garden Green for the base of this card with some tone on tone stamping for the background. My first stamping with this bundle was super busy so I decided not to use it for my card.


Hello Ladybug from Stampin'Up!


It is fun to make different ladybugs by switching up the wings. You could also go totally rogue and choose non-traditional colours for some whimsical ladybugs. If you do, be sure to share the photos with me!


Different Ladybug options


Inside the Hello Ladybug Card


You have to take the party inside! That’s right; don’t forget to finish off the inside of the card to really make it special. I used the other ladybug stamp for the inside. It doesn’t have a punch but it is a beautiful stamp!


the inside of the Hello Ladybug card


Did you notice that the ladybug in the top left of the card has a red body? I should have shown a black ladybug with black and white wings too. Making this card brought a smile to my face. It’s a good day indeed!




Thanks for joining me today. I hope you have a super day and happy stamping. Message me if I can help you with anything!!

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Double Wonder Technique

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am sharing the Double Wonder Technique. Using this sketch for a cutting pattern you can easily and quickly make a large stack of cards. What a fantastic way to showcase your favourite designer series paper! Let’s take a look.


Double Wonder Technique


The name Double Wonder is a bit of a spoof on One Sheet Wonder where you stamp an entire sheet of either 12 x 12 paper or 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper. You then cut this paper up into different sized strips and panels and make coordinating cards. With the Double Wonder Technique you use half sheets of 12  x 12 designer series paper. You can choose just two sheets, but I like a little more variety so I usually use three sheets. Here is the sketch provided by Julie Davison, a demonstrator from the USA.


Double Wonder Sketch for cutting measurements


Here you can see the easy directions for making these cards. I am going to be making a step by step pictorial tutorial guide as well, but that may be a little while. Gerard is coming on Thursday and as you well know, my focus will shift a little then!!


Double Wonder Card instructions


The Results of my Double Wonder Experience


I decided to take a picture of my Double Wonder cards. It always looks so impressive to see a large amount of coordinating cards!!


Daffodil Dreams Double Wonder Cards


Double Wonder Video Tutorial


If you want to make these cards along with me, you can, for free!! Just watch this video and if you really want to make me happy, then click on the red subscribe button on the bottom right corner. Thanks!!



Stepping it up a Notch


You can make these cards even fancier by using embossing folders on your card base. I really do like how this one turned out. When the card was put together I thought there was just too much “vanilla”. I used one of the narrower embossing folders to emboss the card front and it turned out beautifully. What do you think?


Double Wonder Embossed Card


A Few Sweet Talk Cards


Because it is Valentine’s Day today, I thought it would be fitting to make a few cards using the adorable Sweet Talk patterned paper. Here they are!


Sweet Talk Double Wonder Card



Sweet Talk double wonder birthday card


Double Wonder Sweet Talk cards


More “Double” Cards


I did a search of my blog for more Double Wonder cards, but I could not find any. Instead I found lots of other things involving the word “double”. Check out this link to be entertained!


Do YOU Want Free Daffodil Paper?


If you would like to get some free daffodil paper as well as another saleabration item, I know a way!! Simply spend $60 with an online order of Stampin’Up! products if you live in Canada OR spend that much in my tutorial store or with Prime Time or the Training Group and you will get a free half pack of Daffodil paper as well as a free Zoom class where we will make more of these cards together using different paper. To order online just click on the product links below. You can of course also add these items to your starter kit for the best deal of all! Just click here to do that. Enough clicking already, right??




Thanks for joining me here today and also for joining in on my live video today. I really enjoyed interacting with you. I hope you had a good Valentine’s Day regardless of whether you received flowers or chocolate. You ARE loved!!

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Pleased as Punch Double Point Card

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you.  I have a fantastic Double Point Card for you which I think is perfect for the  What’s New at SU blog hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. I am so happy you are joining us for this hop.

Today I am going to share a Pleased as Punch Double Point Card. When looking at my blog statistics I can see that many of you look up my double point card, so I thought it was time to do one using saleabration items. It’s hard to believe that saleabration is almost over! Be sure to get your freebies while they are still available. Pleased as Punch paper is also only available until March 31 as a saleabration coordination product.


Pleased As Punch Paper


Pleased as Punch paper is so pretty and cheerful but even better than that, it coordinates with FOUR punches and four stamp sets. I love it so much and I wish it would stay longer than just till the end of March. Honestly, I highly recommend that you get this paper so you can use it for your spring and Easter cards. Just creating with this paper will make it feel like spring in your home.


Pleased as Punch paper of double point card


As you can see, this paper coordinates with the following punches and stamp sets:

  1. Under My Umbrella bundle
  2. Heartfelt bundle
  3. Timeless Tulips bundle
  4. Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and Small Bloom punch (both free saleabration items)


Double Point Card


I used the blushing bride gingham paper as the focal point for my double point card. At first my plan was to use the Under My Umbrella stamp set and punch but it turns out that the Timeless Tulips worked best. I chose to make a sympathy card with it even though the colours are bright and cheerful. Very fitting for a celebration of life don’t you think?


Double Point Card


Here is the inside of the card. It’s not perfect because I was in a little bit of a rush (imagine that!). I could have lined up my folds a little better but no one really loves perfection, so I think it will be just fine. If you want all the specifics on how to make this type of fold, you can see one of my most popular blog posts here and you will have all the information you need.


Double Point card inside


Stitched Nested Labels


Many of you know that I recently spent seven weeks in Holland to be with my boyfriend Gerard. While there I still stamped and blogged every day and I became acutely aware of the things that I did not have in my stamp room there. One of the things I really missed were my stitched nested labels. They should be a staple in every stamp room and especially for this double point card. My favourite thing about them is that they can be easily removed from the die and the stitching is just so pretty.


Saleabration Coordination


Saleabration is a wonderful time of the stamping year; everyone loves getting free products to choose from. Stampin’Up! has made saleabration even more exciting by adding saleabration coordination items that make your free items even more versatile. We have both dies and paper to coordinate with so many saleabration products that make it super fun to create. Don’t miss out on the pretty Pleased as Punch paper and be sure to check out the birthday framelits, the Ladybug dies, Nature’s Thoughts dies, Sending Flowers dies and Special Day dies. To see these beauties, just click on this link.


Video Tutorial


I made this video on my old phone and I couldn’t get it to post in landscape mode, but it is better than nothing!






Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check out the rest of the What’s New at SU bloggers participating in this fantastic blog hop. Click on the link below to check out the previous blog, I am sure that Brenda Copper has made something beautiful to inspire you.


If you want to hop on to the next blog to see what the talented Tricia Butts has made click on the button below. Thanks so much for hopping along with us, I hope you were inspired by the saleabration items everyone used.



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