Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I have some super simple cards for you that I made with Day at the Farm paper. This paper is one of the FREE choices with the saleabration sale from Stampin’Up! This sale ends on February 28, 2023. When the paper is this cute, all you need to do is add your sentiments and call it a day.
Day at the Farm Cards
My Favourite Day at the Farm Project
Are you a parent or grandparent? Want to make a true labour of love? I saw a project made by an Australian demonstrator Catherine Proctor and I absolutely adore it. She made a counting book for kids and has video tutorials for it right on her blog. You can see it here. Happy stamping and let me know if you end up making it!
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!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I made these Valentine’s cards for my Global Monthly video hop. My lovely friend Berdien Weideveld shared this card for the Artisan Team and I loved it so much that I just had to recreate it. Berdien has a great Instagram profile that you can find here, and then you can follow here there!
Country Floral Lane Valentine’s Card
Red is one of my favourite colours and one of my next favourite things is gingham. Add in a little texture, some green leaves and some scallops and I’m sold!!
I stamped my sentiments in Versamark on Mossy Meadow and embossed in white. It can be so time consuming to find out where the sentiments came from on a card! Usually I have the complete list of products under my blog but I forgot to include this one. It’s the new Happy Labels 160685 in case you wanted to know. It also comes in a bundle with an amazing punch which you can find here. The white floral die cut behind the hearts is from Penned Flowers dies. My background is embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder.
Great Time Saving Product
Do you know what one of my favourite time saving products is? The assorted Memories & More cards and envelopes. The large ones measure 6 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ and the small ones are 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″. I use them almost every day. The Valentine’s cards today use the large ones.
Valentine’s Card Video Tutorial
When you watch this video you will get even better results if you click on the bottom left corner on the black “watch on YouTube”. Once you’re there and watching the video be sure to click on the bottom right hand side on the red subscribe button. Then you will not miss any more of my videos! YouTube is the most consistent place where you will find my work.
Have you heard the latest news??
Stampin’Up! has just released its second set of free saleabration products. The one that I am most excited about is the Eden’t Garden bundle which you can get for FREE with a $120 purchase in Canada. This is the first time that a freebie has been available that has such a high value.
Happy shopping my friends! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. Today I am sharing a sneak peek video from the Holiday Catalog. A video is the best way to show off the new products, especially the beautiful patterned paper. It is my birthday weekend so all the kids have come home to celebrate with me. That means this will be the shortest blog post ever!!
Sneak Peek Holiday Catalog Video
Please do remember that the products in this video are not available until July 1. If you want instant gratification then you can put these items in your starter kit. There is no tax on the starter kit and you can choose $165 worth of products for only $135. It’s always a good deal! You also get 20% off any future orders. There are more details but it really is risk free and you have nothing to lose. Message me if you have any questions. Here is a helpful link.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I have finally finished the cards for my Tulip Fields class and I hope that you love them as much as I do. By popular demand, I will also be writing a pdf tutorial that includes the class cards and more! My blog post will be short today as I am having an “oma day”.
Tulip Fields Cards
I chose the Tulip Fields bundle to include with this class because it has the amazing windmill dies with it. We will also be using the Flowering Tulips stamp set for the sentiments. Here is a photo of most of my cards. I will let you know which ones are included in the class. They will ALL be featured in my weekly Parcels in the Post videos so you could also choose that option. Get the Parcels in the Post and order your bundles and stamps online if you are not comfortable attending a class.
For the class we will be making the top four cards and the bottom left card. That card was a gift to me from my friend Pat Skirtschak. The other cards will be featured in the pdf tutorial so you can easily make them at home. If you prefer to pay for this class with PayPal, then check out the blog here which has the PayPal button. Deadline to sign up for this class is coming up soon, February 20.
Starter Kit Deal
I fully realize that I may sound like a broken record, but the song is a good one!!! The most bang for your buck is always the starter kit. During saleabration it is an even better deal. How does it work? You choose $165 of product. You pay only $135. Then you get to pick out two bonus stamp sets as well. After you get the starter kit you can order more products with a 20% discount. Stampin’Up! hopes that you continue to do that. If you choose not to, that is perfectly ok. No penalties, no problem.
Social Insurance Number: Why?
You WILL get asked to give your social insurance number when you sign up. The reason for this is two fold. It proves who you are. If you do turn it into a small business and get orders they may need to send you a T4 slip for tax purposes. For most people this is the biggest hurdle to getting the deal on the starter kit. Message me if you have more questions.
You know that I would LOVE to have YOU on my team and that it will be an amazing place to be. Here is the link.
You can follow me on YouTube for video tutorials on these great cards. It’s all free and they happen each Tuesday at 10am EST. Click on the red “Subscribe” button on the bottom right hand side of the video and you won’t miss any more videos. I have a playlist called Parcels in the Post and that’s where they are. Just click here.
I hope you have a super day and thanks for stopping by today.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing the Flowering Rain Boots that make me smile. The sun has decided to shine gloriously this afternoon and that also makes my heart happy. Let’s take a look at this cheerful bundle.
Flowering Rain Boots
There is something whimsical about a bunch of tulips or daisy in a pair of old rain boots isn’t there? I might be a little strange, but just looking at a colourful pair of “Wellies” makes me smile. My grandkids love my tall red rainboots. I think they think it is funny that a grownup can have rainboots too. My friend Yvonne told me today that in Britain they all rainboots “wellies” because the Duke of Wellington used to wear them a lot. I never knew that!
Here is a closer view of the card that I made in this morning’s Stamping Through My Stash video on YouTube.
Here is the video tutorial for making this card as well as a small Memories & More card. You will learn some great colouring tips for the saying and for the tulips.
Memories & More Cards
I always make sure that I have at least one package of Memories & More cards on hand. They are wonderful for making a quick and easy card. Your card base and envelope are all ready to go and that can make all the difference between making and sending a card at the last minute or not!
Do you see those little black flecks in the background? You make those by flicking the tip of your Blends marker against the inside of the lid. Be sure to use the brush tip!
Two More Cards Exclusively for Prime Time
Each week I do an exclusive video for my Prime Time group. This group has been with me since COVID began and they pay $10 a month. It’s actually a steal of a deal because included in this fee are four video tutorials, one prize drawing AND a free 16 project pdf tutorial. What are you waiting for? Click here to join!
Here is a close-up of the tulips.
I just made this card in my Prime Time group and I changed the boots to Bumblebee and added a little pop of red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo. I LOVE it!!
I hope that you have enjoyed my Flowering Rain Boots cards. It made me ever so happy to be playing with this bundle today. Why not add it to your order and get some free saleabration products as well? Just click on the links below. You can also choose this stamp set as one of your two free bonus stamp sets when you get the starter kit! Click here to get started and have some fun choosing all your other items!