Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am going to share with you “romancing” Timeless Tulips. Timeless Tulips is a stamp set and coordinating punch that has been with us for a while. Last year it even had coordinating paper during saleabration that had tulips that could be punched out. Truth be told I was not in love with the images in this set. They were too “geometrical” for me. Not enough romance and softness. What’s a girl to do?
Romancing Timeless Tulips
After having visited the famous Keukenhof gardens for a spectacular display of all flowering spring bulbs, I was inspired to make a tulip card. Since I had not used this stamp set in such a long time, it was time to dust it off. I realized that the sentiments in this set are truly wonderful AND it is also available in Dutch. But what to do about those “severe” tulips?
I decided to stamp them on shimmery white cardstock and then soften them with a water painter. The results were even better than I had hoped for. Not only did it give a lovely, soft look, it also curled the paper just a little for a nice 3D effect. Let’s take a look and then you can tell me what you think too!
Here you can see the tulips closeup. The tulip builder punch makes a tulip and a leaf. The leaves can also be used to make a tulip. How amazing is that? I show you how to do that in my video which you can click on below to watch on YouTube.
If you want to see how this card came about, take a look at the video below. If you click “watch on YouTube” that would be the best!!
One More Card
I decided to make one more card showing the tulips and leaves stamped directly on shimmery white cardstock. No fussy cutting, no punched tulips or leaves. My cousin Martin was a lover of nature so this card is a tribute to his memory.
Punched and Stamped Tulips and Leaves
I thought it might be helpful for you to see some of the punched images and the difference between regularly stamped and “romanced” tulips. You will agree that this is a very versatile stamp set for many different occasions! The punch also can be used to create a solid cardstock tulip without stamping. I see that I forgot to add the brushed brass butterflies to the supply list, so you can see them here. (click on the blue text) If you live in Europe and want to shop with me you can click here.
If you want to see some cards made with the non-stamped tulips, check out this blog post here.
Get Them Before They’re Gone
When I decided to use this stamp set and punch for my Cheer Corner card I had no idea that they were retiring. Now I know, so I can remind you to get it while you can. Check the product list below and then you can see all the sentiments that are included in this stamp set. It’s a good one!!
Items that are retiring are only available while supplies last or until April 30, 2022. You can see the list for Europe here and the list in Canada here.
Thanks so much for joining me again today, hope you were inspired! Have a super day and hugs from Holland.
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!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am featuring a great card using Timeless Tiles. This stamp set is a perfect fit with In The Moment. Do you know why??
Timeless Tiles a Perfect Fit
Have you seen the patterned paper that I associate with In The Moment? It is the Heart and Home suite paper. In The Moment is actually on the page before this suite but I think it is a perfect fit! My favourite design from this paper is the one that is misty moonlight and looks like tile. That is why I had to have this Timeless Tiles stamp. Now I won’t run out of this pretty paper.
A Timeless Tiles Story
When I stamped the background for this card I had to trim it down a little to make it fit properly. There was a small strip left over and I of course I saved it. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of basic white and then I adhered the strip under it before cutting it with the die from Ornate Frames Dies.
If you look carefully at the image of the lady holding the wine glass you will see a blue smudge on the top right. I did not stamp this myself, but I did rescue it from my class two weeks ago. This mistake was only an embellishment opportunity. The sentiment will cover this up perfectly don’t you think?
Timeless Tiles Card
Here is the finished card made with a couple of rejected items and turned into a beautiful creation. To see how perfectly this fits with my other In The Moment cards, check out this post.
The saying on this card is from Flowing Flowers. I also stamped the inside with some of these flowers. You see, I had originally wanted to create a card with that set but the technique that I wanted to use needed markers. I have no stampin’ write markers here in Holland, so this card will have to wait another week or so.
The card that I wanted to make was going to be based on the card you see on the top left of this picture. Stay tuned!!
Calming Camelia Draw
Don’t forget that if you place an online order with me using the current host code (always on the right hand side of the home page of my blog) you will be entered into a draw for Calming Camelia. You have a one in six chance of winning! (based one each person placing a $65 order) Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. Simply click on the links below to shop with me.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing with you Joyful Life which really does bring joy. This was one of the first stamp sets that I bought from the holiday catalog. The reason that it appealed to me so much is that it was different. The bear on a bike and cute little hedgehog carrying a bowl of apples just warmed my heart and brought me joy. I am hoping that these cards will also bring someone else joy!
Joyful Life Card
Here is the first card that I am going to share with you. The second one is almost identical but I switched up the sentiment. I would love to hear which one you like better! Brownie points if you can tell me where the patterned paper is from!
Do you recognize the die that was used for the hedgehog image? I splurged and bought it when the dies were 20% off. It’s the Hippo Dies. I don’t have the hippo stamp set but I love the dies! At 20% it was worth getting the dies even though I didn’t need them all. I gave all the ones that coordinated with the hippo stamp set to a team member who had the set. Here is the second card. Note the different sentiment. Both were embossed in white on basic black cardstock.
Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper
I will be making this card in my Prime Time group tomorrow at 10am EST. This is a private group that you can join for only $10 a month. It includes and exclusive video each week, a monthly draw and a monthly 15 project pdf tutorial. A steal of a deal that you might just be missing out right now! My Prime Time people tell me that this group really keeps their creativity flowing. If you want to join, just click here.
Thanks so much for joining me today. It’s a short post today as I had a short night! No, it’s not what you think! There were a LOT of flowers to harvest and pack yesterday and we were in the greenhouse late last night with last minute things to do and waiting for the trucker to load up several truckloads of flowers. I helped load the carts of flowers and saved them a lot of time. It feels so good to pitch in, but I am a little bleary-eyed. Have a super day and don’t forget to check out my new tutorials that are available for you to buy (or get for free with a $60 online order).
Hello stampers. Just a super short blog post today. Have you checked out my YouTube channel yet? I am finding that during this COVID-19 pandemic I am busier than ever and it just isn’t making sense to be blogging every day. I want to connect with my people in a more meaningful and real way and I find that is through YouTube. Don’t worry, I will keep blogging, but not every day! This squirrel is going squirrelly trying to do it all and that is not good for my health.
Follow me on YouTube
You can still connect with my by subscribing to my YouTube channel. Ever since social distancing made in-person classes impossible and unwise, I have been making videos every day. While I love doing that, I can’t do that and still keep doing everything else. I am also making kits for kids to pick up from the front porch as well as kits for my coffee and a card people. If you click on this link you will see my YouTube channel. When you click on “subscribe” you will be notified every time I post a video. Let’s see how that goes!
This is the card that I made today during my live video, it uses the stamp set Special Someone.
Last Day of Saleabration
Today is the last day of saleabration so I have a graphic for you to show you the difference between a customer order and a starter kit order. I think it makes it very clear what the better choice is.
I should also mention that after you order your starter kit, you also will get a 20% discount on your own orders or 20% income on anything you sell until the end of June. If you want to keep your discount, then you need to sell $400 every three months. There is no penalty if this doesn’t happen. You still get to keep your great deal on the starter kit. How awesome is that? Click here to get the starter kit.
Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow I will blog about the cards that Gerard got from 14 of you and I will announce a winner of the masculine stamp set. Ran out of time today!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Do you love rain boots as much as I do? Colourful rain boots make me smile, and I finally got a pair of bright red Hunter boots three years ago. They were an unheard of, irresistible deal at The Bay for only $49.99. I wear them all year long and whenever I do, I get comments. People love them! That is why I was thrilled that the bonus set from Paper Pumpkin had rain boot outline stamps AND rainboot filler stamps with a cute floral pattern.
Singing in the Rain
We all need a little joy and whimsy these days with this low cloud of menace hanging over our heads. The unknown is scary and we are no longer sure of what the near future holds. Let’s have a little creative escape with these super cute rain boots. I started by stamping a sheet full of them in all different colours. Then I stamped a few more on shimmery white cardstock and watercoloured them with my aqua painter in a few more colours. Love!! Truthfully, these boots remind me of one of my favourite kids books that I used to read to my kids. It was called Big Sarah’s Little Boots.
Watercolouring Rain Boots
I was inspired by a fellow Canadian demonstrator, Laura Seki, who used boots and a saying. My saying comes from the saleabration stamp set Tags in Bloom. Here are Laura’s cards:
I wasn’t sure where her saying came from and I was too lazy to emboss so that is how I came up with my idea. Watercolouring with an aqua painter on shimmery white cardstock is fantastic. When you see the card in person you can really see how the shimmer comes through in the background and in the boots. If you cut your pieces 3 5/8″ by 4 7/8″ then you will get five pieces per sheet.
Which Boots are Your Favourite?
I also stamped a whack load of boots on a sheet of cardstock and stamped the patterns in different colours. Check it out! I even like the grey ones! Do you have fun rubber boots?
Trust me, it is so much fun to cut out these boots and decide which ones to put together on a card. Creativity is great for mental health, it takes your mind off the dark thoughts that can creep in during times like this. I challenge you to get out your stamping supplies and just play! If you want to get in on the Paper Pumpkin fun, here is the link to do that, your family will thank you.
Uplifting and Cheerful
I hope that this blog post made you smile today. In turn, you can bring a smile to my face and leave a comment. Tell me what you are doing to stay sane these days. What brings you the most joy? Yesterday I made apple pie and I have enough pie crust rolled out for two more pies and two dozen butter tarts. Tomorrow I will share my butter tart recipe. I think they are the best butter tarts in the world, but it is the pastry that takes them over the top in my estimation.
Paper Pumpkin and Videos
Please join me in my daily Facebook live videos. They are at 1pm every day except Tuesday it is at 9:30am in honour of my coffee and a card class and on Saturdays it is at 10am for the littles. This Saturday I will be featuring the Paper Pumpkin rain boots set. If you want more reasons why I am such a fan of Paper Pumpkin, check out this blog post. Have a super day and don’t forget to place your saleabration order before March 31! It’s also not too late to get the great deal on the starter kit, here is the link in case you have been procrastinating!