Paper, Ribbon and Ink

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Paper, ribbon and ink. It really is amazing what you can do when you combine some coordinating paper, ribbon and ink. I like it even better when the combination is a surprising one. Today we will see when we combine some Flowers for Every Season Memories & More cards and envelopes with in colour inks and ribbon AND the beautiful Flower & Field designer series paper that is free with a $60 saleabration purchase.


Paper, Ribbon and Ink


Did you notice that I didn’t mention cardstock? That’s right. No cardstock needed because the Memories & More cards are already the perfect card base for you. This is instant gratification at its best. Just cut your Field & Flower paper to 3″ by 4″ and mix and match them how you like. Huge thanks to Michele Jutrisa for her inspiration for these cards. You can see her blog post here.

For the sentiment I used the new double oval punch, the hostess set Punch Party and the everyday label punch. The oval punches were layered over top of a vellum everyday label punched out. A loop of in colour ribbon was adhered under the vellum and popped up with dimensionals.


Paper, Ribbon and Ink


Here are a few closeups so you can see the detail in the punches. They are very unforgiving!! You can see the little ink smears but do keep in mind that I made these cards during a Facebook live with a camera between me and my work! They still look great I think.



Paper, Ink and Ribbon










For the last two I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch which also coordinates with the Punch Party stamp set. This stamp set is free when you have a $375 workshop or order. Here is another favourite of mine using the Flower & Field paper.


Field & Flower Card Kit by Mail


I forgot to add in here that you can get a five card kit by mail in Canada for only $15 including postage. Let me know if you want one!



Parcels in the Post

My next Parcel in the Post is ready. There are still two left over from January which featured the Love You Always suite. This month the theme is Art Gallery. The parcels are $32 which includes shipping anywhere in Canada. They contain an assortment of products that will save you money and jump start your creativity. The pictures tell the story!

Parcels in the Post


Here is the photo of the January/February Parcel in the Post, there are two left of this one.


Parcels in the Post


My preferred payment for the Parcels in the Post is etransfer to If that doesn’t work for you, message me and we will figure something out.



You may have noticed that there was no blog post on Wednesday. I spent a couple of days with my parents again and they are my priority then. I did get some stamping time in with my mom and it is gratifying how much she loves it. She made some cards for the grandkids and great grandkids as well as some cute boxes with the Paper Pumpkin addon. The snails were right up her alley. “Deze slakjes zijn zo leuk” is what she said. Translation:  those snails are so cute!


Paper Pumpkin


If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin I am going to make a shocking suggestion. Stop or suspend your subscription. You can choose to skip a few months if you like.  Then you can purchase a three month prepaid subscription and get a free saleabration item, the Flower and Field paper or the Darling Donkeys set. After the three months are up you can resume your subscription. Anyways, I digress. I was trying to say thank you for joining me today. I hope you have a super day!


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Heal Your Heart Arrow Fold Card

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today’s card is a Heal Your Heart Arrow Fold card. Heal Your Heart is a beautiful stamp set that you can get for free during saleabration which only goes until February 28. Both the sayings and the font of this set are really lovely. The arrow fold card is also surprisingly easy to make and ever so rewarding. Let’s take a look.


Arrow Fold Card


I made an arrow fold card twice. Do you know why? The first time, and the second time if I am being honest, I cut the paper the wrong way!! I am sometimes spatially challenged and the paper I was using was definitely one-directional so yes, I was in a bit of trouble. However, the other side of the paper was a very forgiving polka dot so all was well in the end. Both cards are quite lovely I think. One will go to someone going through a rough patch and the other one will go to my newest team member.

Thanks to Karen Duke for inspiring me to make this card. It caught my eye when Genevieve Ko shared it on Facebook. She had received it from Karen in a card swap.


Heal Your Heart Arrow Fold card



Arrow Fold Tutorial


I am planning to do a video tutorial on this arrow fold card in my Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper group. Have you heard about this group? Would you like to join and get some great perks? Then read about it here and hopefully you will join me this Thursday at 3pm EST. Each Wednesday I post the list of supplies and the measurements of the card that I will be making on Thursday.

Would you like to see more cards made with the Flower & Field paper? Check out this blog post here.


Arrow Fold card inside view


Do You Live in Canada?


If you live in Canada, you could join us for our Fab Four event on February 26 at 7pm EST. Four demonstrators will join together to make four different cards using saleabration products. For only $25 you will get your kit mailed to you anywhere in Canada. The video tutorials will be posted in the event group on Facebook and there will be a live Zoom gathering to do the door prizes and just chat about the cards and saleabration. Here is the link to the event.


Have You Placed Your Saleabration Order Yet?


I have noticed that some people are missing out on some free products, so I thought I would share a few important facts that I perhaps take for granted.

  1. You get a free saleabration product from the small saleabration brochure with EACH $60 purchase. There are two items that are free with a $120 purchase. A Touch of Ink and Berry Blessings are the “level 2” free items.
  2. If you spend $120 you get TWO free items OR one level two item. My advice is that if you are at $110 you may as well get a package of cardstock or a Stampin’ Seal adhesive which you will probably need in a few weeks anyway. Maximize your freebies!
  3. If you spend $200 you qualify for host rewards. You can use those rewards on exclusive host products found at the back of the catalog starting at page 187.
  4. During saleabration which ends on February 28 you can also get a free stamp set called Punch Party with a $375 order.
  5. The best deal in the catalog is always the starter kit. You do NOT have to sell or demonstrate to get this kit. It entitles you to a 20% discount on your future purchases. This discount will be yours until the end of July regardless of how little you spend. You have everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose. Here is the link if you want this amazing deal. You must be a Canadian citizen to do so.




Thanks for joining me today. I hope that you are keeping well. I think there might be light at the end of this COVID tunnel. Stamping has definitely kept me sane. Have a super day and stay warm. I woke up to -15C temperatures today!


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Paper Blooms and Art Gallery

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing some cards using Paper Blooms and the die from Art Gallery. It is already evening and Rachel is cooking supper. Good smells are coming from the kitchen and it is dark outside. I am hopefully going to squeeze in a blog post before she has supper ready!


Paper Blooms


This beautiful designer series paper is free with a $60 saleabration purchase. What does that mean exactly? Purchase any Stampin’Up! products from either the annual or Occasions catalog worth $60 before shipping and tax and you get this paper for free if that is your choice. There are other saleabration freebies to choose from as well. I paired the paper with the “Just Wanted to Say” die from Art Gallery. Here it is:


Paper Blooms


This slimline card fits into a business envelope and measures 4″ by 9″. Each patterned paper piece measures 2″ by 3″. I love how all the different patterns combine for such a pleasing effect. The die from Art Gallery cuts out the words that you can space out just how you want.


Art Gallery and Gold Leafing


The second card uses the Art Gallery die and the coordinating paper from this gorgeous suite. The icing on the cake is the Gold Leafing. This product is so much fun to use and it will make you feel like a real artist. I did a video on it here.

Art Gallery and Gold Leafing


Do you notice the letters on this card? I used our adhesive foam sheets to give the letters dimension. Simply put the cardstock on the adhesive foam sheet and then run it through the die cutting machine with the “just wanted to say” die.


How to use Gold Leafing


Basically there are two ways to use gold leafing. You can either emboss your image that has been stamped in versamark with Heat and Stick powder. As soon as this has melted pour on the gold leafing and pat it down either with your fingers or our sponging brushes. Be sure not to heat your heat and stick powder too much or it will lose its stickiness!

The other way is to simply use two sided tape like our Tear’n’Tape. Press the gold leafing onto the tape and it looks just divine. This is easiest if you do this is a container big enough to hold your card and to move your hands around in. It should also have a lid so you can keep your gold leafing stored in there. It is as light as air and will dissipate without a lid.


New Tutorial!


I would just like to draw your attention to the fact that I have a new tutorial for sale. This one features the Lots of Heart bundle and uses the products from my Love You Always Parcels in the Post. Tutorials are instant gratification but they also give added value to your stamping purchase because you will get a lot more use from them with the help of a step by step tutorial.




Thanks so much for joining me today, it’s always nice to see your electronic footprints here. I cannot see exactly who has come unless you leave a comment but I can see how many and even which country you are from. I love how this hobby draws people from all countries and all ages.

Leave a comment today letting me know when the last time was that you sent happy mail and you might get some happy mail from me! Have a super day and happy stamping.


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Flower and Field Designer Series Paper

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today was a very different day with no work and just family time. The only stamping that I did was with grandchildren. How wonderful to see them excited about the stamparatus! My cards today all feature the beautiful Flower and Field designer series paper. The idea of the design was not my own, it came from Karen Henderson. Here is the link to Karen’s blog.  I found this card striking because of the contrast between the beautiful Flower and Field paper and the coordinating cardstock. Let’s take a look!


Flower and Field Cards


I fell in love with this card because it was perfect for our Fab Four virtual card making event. For a virtual event you cannot include stamped images in the card kit so that makes it tough. There is no way of knowing which stamp sets people may have so you have to keep the actual stamping to a minimum. This card is perfect for that. I purposely chose dies or punches that would fit a variety of sentiments. What do you think?


Flower and Field



Flower and Field card 2



Flower and Field card three



Flower & Field cards



In the last photo you can see the same card layout but using three different patterns from the Flower and Field collection. Our “Fab Four” event was our most popular “in person” event before COVID took over the world. The one bonus about this is that YOU can now join us for this fun event from anywhere in Canada.

Time is going fast though, you need to sign up by February 12 to ensure that you get your card making package in time. We will have a private Facebook group with four card tutorial videos and then on February 26 at 7pm we will have a Zoom meeting  to do the door prizes and just have a “meet and greet”. Cost is only $25. If you are interested you can see the event here on Facebook.


Shopping Online


Did you know that if you shop online with me using the host code that you get a bonus product each month? For the month of February you can choose either a package of resin hearts or elegant faceted gems. You can see what they look like in the product list at the end of the blog. If you DO want to shop online it is super easy, just click on the links below and you will be directed to my online store. Now if it’s your first time you will need to create an account.

If this whole idea makes you nauseous then message me and I can place your order online for you and have it shipped straight to your house. I’m here to help you! The host code is always found on my home page on the right hand side. Customers also get a free 16 project tutorial emailed to them as a thank you.

Thanks for joining me today and have a super day!

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Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. yes, it is a Tuesday post because Monday was simply full of saleabration videos. If you want to see them all, just hop on over to my Facebook business page The Pampered Stamper. Today’s card is a #simplestamping card. What does that mean? It means that it is simply paper, ink and stamps. Sometimes simple is best.




Why is simple sometimes best? I can think of a few reasons.

  1. It means you will actually make a card and send a card. Sometimes when you make a fancy card you can’t bear to part with it!
  2. Simple designs really let the elements speak for themselves. In this #simplestamping card the pretty designer series paper really stands out.
  3. Simple means that the sentiment really pops, especially when it is black on white.
  4. It’s easy to do which means you will get a great sense of accomplishment.
  5. Simple cards can jump start your creativity and be a springboard for fancier creations.


Berry Delightful Paper


I used some more of that beautiful, cheerful paper that reminds me of a spring picnic. It’s called Berry Delightful and it is free with a $120 purchase during saleabration which is on now and goes till February 28. Let’s take a look.




The inside of the #simplestamping card looks pretty cute too with the coordinating blueberry stamp.


Berry Delightful #simplestamping


Order Online Using The Host Code


If you order online using the current host code you will get happy mail which will include a paper sampler of Berry Delightful paper. Of course you will also get a free 16 project tutorial featuring saleabration items.



Just A Pretty Bow


When I had finished making these cards I knew what would be the perfect accent if you wanted to step it up a notch. Pretty white faux linen ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon combo pack. This ribbon reminds me of old-fashioned little girls’ batiste dresses. Can you tell that I used to sew? ANyways, this ribbon is a perfect fit for these berry delightful cards.



If you want to see another blog post that I did on #simplestamping, you can see it here.


Live in Canada?


If you live in Canada you can shop with me! I would appreciate that very much, but remember, if your order is over $100 then your best value is the starter kit. Do you know why? On a $100 order you have to pay 10% shipping and 13% tax (at least in Ontario) That puts you very close to the $135 mark which is the price of the starter kit. On the starter kit there is no shipping or tax and you get to choose $165 worth of products. How wonderful is that? Just click here if you want to take advantage of this great deal. Of course there is more information. If you have questions, just message me.

Thanks for joining me and have a super day!


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Wishing You The Berry Best

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. I know…it should have been “happy Monday” but I was in no shape to write a blog post yesterday. My beloved Pap is declining rapidly and that is hard especially during COVID times. This card, Wishing You the Berry Best, is clean, simple and refreshing. Could I go so far as to say a balm for the soul?


Wishing You The Berry Best


With this post I am indeed wishing you the berry best for the coming year. We have all had a difficult year behind us and we all hope for better times ahead. I know for sure that we will be grateful for the things that we used to take for granted and that is a good thing. More than ever people need happy mail and I am happy to be in the happy mail business. I hope that I have inspired you this year with my blog and sharing my life stories. This card will undoubtedly make someone happy.


Wishing You The Berry Best


This card is so clean and simple. The only thing I did to step it up a notch is cut an extra set of leaves and pop them up. I LOVE raspberries but I didn’t get to pick any this year because I spent the summer in Holland. That seems so very long ago now!!


Wishing You The Berry Best closeup


You can’t see it in the picture but I added Wink of Stella to the raspberries for a pretty sparkle. I used Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green for a very fresh colour combination.


How to Get it For Free!


The stamp set and paper are free with a $120 purchase during saleabration which is from January 5 until February 28 this year. Some years saleabration items have sold out so I would strongly advise that you get your orders in quickly at the beginning of January so that you get exactly what you want. Here is my suggested product purchase so that you get the most value for your money.

  1. Sweet Strawberry Bundle #156214 $43.
  2. Poppy Parade ink pad #147050 $10.25
  3. Granny Apple Green ink pad #147095 $10.25
  4. Brights Collection cardstock #146975 $12.25
  5. Basic White thick cardstock #159229 $11.25
  6. Memento Black Ink Pad #132708 $8.25
  7. Pacific Point Ink Pad #147098 $10.25
  8. Wink of Stella glitter brush #141897 $11
  9. Ladybug trinkets #154299 $10.25

The total for this is $126.50 and of course you can tweak it based on what you already have, but this assortment of product will allow you to mix and match the colours so that you get the most out of your free products. The pretty ladybugs are just the icing on the cake so to speak. I need to look in my stash to see if I can find them, they would have made a nice addition to my card!


Berry Blessings Bundle



Berry Blessings


Open House canceled!


I was really excited about hosting a COVID friendly Open House but with the coming four week lockdown in Ontario this is no longer possible. Hopefully I will be able to fill the gap with regular videos showcasing all the amazing products from the upcoming Occasions catalog. If you are unable to pick up a copy of the catalogs from my front porch, let me know and I will pop some in the mail for you. The catalogs are free but there is a $5 postage fee which I would refund you on your first order.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you are doing well and that you have a super day.


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