Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today’s card is a quilt block Snow Wonder card by Sue Macdonald from New Brunswick. I am loving this Happy Mail in Holland contest. Both Gerard and I love checking the mailbox for happy mail. This is the last card right now so I am hoping for happy mail today or tomorrow. My time here is slipping away!
Sue Macdonald’s Quilt Block Snow Wonder Card
Wow, that is a mouthful! Sue participated in my Cozy Christmas Online Retreat and the featured bundle was Snow Wonder. She must have sent this card right after the event because she says in her wonderful letter: I’m still in stampin’ mode from the weekend! My room is sadly a mess but I’m so pleased with the creations standing around. John’s impressed and suggested we stand the cards up throughout the house and NOT send any.” This makes me so very happy. It wonderful when family members and especially husbands appreciate our handiwork.
Sue used pearls to accentuate the eyes and buttons on the snowman and this gives him or her a totally different look. It just goes to show you that this snowman doesn’t have to be vintage!
Taking the Party Inside
Sue took the party inside by really stamping and decorating it beautifully. In fact, she writes that the inside of the card took her almost as long as the outside. The love was also shown to the envelope!!
Happy Mail Envelope
When you stamp on your envelope you can be sure that your recipient knows for sure that this is indeed happy mail!! What fun.
Not only did Sue stamp the outside of the envelope she also hand-lettered my name and address. I am really feeling the love with all these special
Moncton, New Brunswick
Sue comes from Moncton, New Brunswick. I spent a few hours there many years ago, so I know that I didn’t do this city justice at all. The city is named after a British officer but due to a clerical error it was misspelled. The officer’s name was Robert Monckton. Throughout history the city has had different names, all of them to do with the fact that it is situated at a distinct bend in the Petitcodiac river. Moncton has the distinct honour of being the first officially bilingual city in Canada, a fact that I was not aware of. If you want to read more about Moncton, you can check out my blog post here.
Free Tutorial With Purchase
Did you know that if you place an order with me you get a free tutorial? I am part of a Demo Design Dream Team and each month we create a 16 project tutorial. This is my card from the December tutorial. I give this tutorial to my team members and training group for FREE.
Here is the inside of my card. The beautiful deer come from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley refill kit.
Here is a little sneak peek of all the projects in the December tutorial.
Thanks so much for joining me here again today. I also appreciate all of you who joined me for my first YouTube live video yesterday. Every Tuesday at 10am EST I will be there with a virtual coffee and a card component. You can subscribe and get the monthly kit sent to you. It’s only $25 for the month and you need to let me know by December 21 if you want to join in for January. The focus bundle will be Posted for You. I hope you have a super day. Stay safe!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I have some fun Snowman Treat Holders for you. Those of you who know me also know that I almost never make treat holder kind of things. Truth be told, I have always been a little afraid of making 3-D things. I don’t consider myself a logical person, so I shy away from lots of folding and cutting and visualizing. It’s probably true with this as with so many other things that practice makes perfect.
Snowman Treat Holders
I think what really converted me to treat holders is that it can turn a rather simple thing into a very heartfelt and thoughtful gift. The way I made this it is also totally regiftable, just like a gift bag. That makes me especially happy. The recipient of my gift can also pay it forward now, even if they are not a paper crafter!
Pretty and Functional
The way the ribbon is tied around the chocolate bar makes it easy to take out of the package AND it looks great when it is still in the package. Don’t you love it when something is both pretty and functional?
My First Ever Box Design
I have to say that I am quite proud of the box that I designed. It was created completely without any help, just me playing with my ruler and my paper trimmer till I got it right. This might be the beginning of a new adventure.
I did a complete video tutorial of both of these projects in my private Facebook Group, Prime Time with the Pampered Stamper. This is my unique response to COVID and the fact that I can no longer offer in person classes. It is a great place to gather with stampers and teach, share and inspire. Of course there are also weekly Prize Patrol giveaways and a monthly free pdf tutorial with 16 projects. If you want to join, you CAN!! Click here and follow the steps.
I actually used a retired die from Blended Seasons bundle from a few years ago. The other supplies are Snow Wonder, Warm Hugs, misty moonlight ribbon and Flowers for Every Season twine as well as the cellophane gift bags from the holiday catalog.
What do you think? I would love to read your comments and find out whether or not you like making little boxes and treat holders.
If you live in Canada and order the Snow Wonder bundle from me using the host code then I will send YOU a free pdf tutorial with ten great cards and a home decor item.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for joining me. I look forward to sharing my inspiration with you again on Monday. Hugs!
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I have a lovely bridge fold card for you today that we will be making in my first ever online retreat. This is going to be such an epically fun event and I am so excited to have so many people joining me from across the country. There will definitely be more of these in the future. If you missed out this time, you might be interested in just buying the tutorial and having your own personal retreat!
Slimline Bridge Fold Card
Not only is this a very fun fold, it also have some great techniques involved. My favourite one is making a “reverse” snowman and the other is in getting the trees to really pop with the embossing folder. This card fits into a regular business sized envelope. If you want to see the sketch of how to make this card you can find it in this blog post.
I just finished writing a 21 page tutorial with clear instructions and pictures for ten cards and a home decor piece. This pdf will be free for all those who signed up for my first ever Cozy Christmas Online Retreat but it is available for sale to everyone else. If you love creating but don’t want to fiddle with measurements a pdf will be perfect for you. It is a great modest investment that will save you a lot of time and teach you great things that you can use to enhance your card making skills. Just click on the button below to get started.
Every time I like to thank you for reading my blog, for pinning my creations and for supporting me with your purchases. Without you I would not have a business! Happy stamping and have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Am I right in saying that we all miss stamping together? I have a solution. Snow Wonder Together! That’s right. Together we can stamp with Snow Wonder at my Cozy Christmas retreat right from the comfort and safety of your own home. With the technology of Zoom and a very energetic Stampin’Up! demonstrator who loves to bring people together and share new stamping tips and tricks this is possible!
Snow Wonder Together
Here are the cards that we will be making together at the Cozy Christmas Online Retreat.
If you want even more fun in this jam-packed weekend, you can choose the add-on option with the Coming Home Bundle. On Saturday morning we will be making 4 cards using the Coming Home bundle, that is the stamp set and the dies. You will pay only for the bundle, no shipping or tax and get the four cards and the class for free. How much fun is that?
How to Register
If you are wondering how to register it is simple. My preferred method is etransfer which you can do to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use PayPal which I have set up for the consumables option for my non-Canadian friends. Here is the link so you can see all the details for this fun event. Tomorrow is the LAST day to register. I am hoping to have a representative from all over Canada. So far we have Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. We still need a person from Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Thanks for joining me today and a special thanks to all those who have already signed up for this very fun event. If you love Christmas and you love surprises, you won’t want to miss out on this first online retreat. I have a feeling that we will be talking about it for years to come. Have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. I am SO very excited to announce my first ever Cozy Christmas Online Retreat. It will be so wonderful for you to receive a box full of products that will enable you to gather with other stampers and craft together. Do you want to hear more about it?
How the Online Retreat Will Work
The date for the retreat is Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14. You need to pre-register by October 16 to give me enough time to order the supplies, prep all the projects and send them to you in good time. The cost is $160 but will include at least $120 in product plus all the supplies needed to create the projects. Definitely included in your box of goodies is the Snow Wonder bundle and the Evergreen Forest and Winter Snow embossing folders. If you already have the Snow Wonder bundle you can substitute another bundle and just pay the difference if there is any.
Friday night, 7-9pm We will play a mini Bingo game with three games and three prizes. I will have a creative challenge, one with a colour combo and one with a sketch and they will be sent to you one week before the event. You can participate in one or both and you will have a chance to win a prize. Photos of your cards can be sent to me and I will create an album for each challenge and everyone can vote which card they like the best. The person with the most votes will win a prize.
We will also have a cut, colour and chat session on Friday night. Many snowmen will have to be stamped, coloured and cut to prepare for card making the following day. Why not do this together and have a nice chin wag while we’re at it?
Saturday morning from ten till noon will be the optional add on class featuring the Coming Home Bundle. If you choose to participate in this class you will get the bundle for $63, no shipping or tax AND you will get to make four great cards with me using this awesome set. Card kit included in your goodie box, so instant gratification, no measuring and cutting, just stamping and assembling.
Saturday afternoon from 1pm till 3pm we will make five cards and the home decor project. Saturday evening from 7pm till 9pm we will make the last five cards.
One of the Cards
Here is one of the cards that we will be making, it is a fun fold with a vintage snowman.
Great Technique for Home Decor Project
Here is a little teaser picture for the Home Decor project that is included with the Cozy Christmas Online Retreat. It uses a fantastic technique that is stunning in its simplicity. I will teach this to you during the retreat and it will double the use of your stamps!
The Clock is Ticking
When you do an online retreat time can get tight. First I have to order the supplies, then I have to kit up all the projects and get them sent to you on time. Usually I should have allowed more time for this, but I have to take into account that I will hopefully to flying back to Holland the week of November 19th, so I had to do the retreat the week before. That being said, you need to register by October 17. That date is fast approaching!!
How to Pay
Your payment is your registration. Etransfer is preferred but PayPal is also accepted as are cheques and cash. If you have any questions, please let me know. This event will be by Zoom only. Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day and I also hope that you are able to join me in this very fun event. It would make my heart very happy to have someone from each province!!
Video of some of the cards