Diagonal Stack and Shuffle Technique

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have a very fun technique to share with you. I call it the Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique. It was my squirrel friend and fellow Canadian demonstrator Tamara Bertram who first showed me this style of card. What fun!! Just like her. To make it even easier for you I have also made a diagram to show you how and where to cut your patterned paper to make it work. Further on in this blog post you can also watch the YouTube tutorial that I made to make three lovely cards using Winter Meadow designer series paper. Not only is this paper gorgeous for Christmas cards, it is also great for sympathy and get well cards. Shall we take a look??



Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique with Winter Meadow paper.


Here you can see a closeup of how well the “bling” matches the paper. They are called Tinsel Gems.


Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique with Winter Meadow paper.


Diagonal Stack and Shuffle cards with Christmas paper


This technique is also fantastic for Christmas cards or just a thinking of you card. The sentiment on the one card comes from Nested Friends and the other is from Joy to You.


Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique with Merry Bold & Bright paper.


Video Tutorial


In this video I not only show you the diagonal stack and shuffle technique, I also explain a family favourite game. This dice game is great for all ages and has provided countless hours of joy for my parents. Gerard and I even played this game with Messenger video chat during COVID. Enjoy!!



Diagram for Measurements: Diagonal Stack and Shuffle Technique


Here is a diagram that I made to help you “see” it rather than just watch the video. I think it is a helpful tool.





Thanks for joining me today! I hope you were inspired and that you have fun with this technique. Below you will find a product list that is also a link to my Canadian online store. Have a super day. Hugs from Holland,


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Winter Meadow

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Mine ended with a phenomenal Christian concert called Young Messiah. I had never heard of it before, but I love anything to do with Handel’s Messiah. Fun fact about me. I once joined a choir just so I could sing in this beautiful oratorio. Every minute of it was just wonderful and now I am listening to it on Spotify as I write this blog post. SEO analytics will tell me to put the key word in the first sentence, but I am rebelling a bit. The blog post today is about Winter Meadow, which is a stunning designer series paper from Stampin’Up!


Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper


Do you know why our patterned paper is called Designer Series Paper? It is because there are actually in house artists, or designers, that create this beautiful paper. It is often referred to by its shortform, dsp. Just one of the many things that give Stampin’Up! its own lingo. Newbies can be confounded with all the terminology including the two word colour names! My cards use primarily Bojo Blue, Misty Moonlight and Basic White. If you want to see how I made the card below, please check out this YouTube video.


Winter Meadow Sympathy card with Dutch sentiment from Autumn Wishes or Herfstwensen.


The card above uses the Dutch version of Autumn Wishes called Herfstwensen. I added a layer of torn vellum behind the Bojo Blue cardstock to soften up the patterned paper and also to symbolize the tearing away of a life, of a loved one. The pearls were coloured with Bojo Blue Blends, which is a great trick to coordinate your gems with your patterned paper or cardstock.


Dutch stamp set Herfstwensen a beautiful fall and sympathy stamp set from Stampin'Up!




Magical Meadow card with Silver Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper






Same Layout, Different Paper


I also made this card using our lovely All Autumn Autumn paper which is now back in stock. You can see that video here. Here is a closeup of the card, just enough so you can see how beautiful the paper is.


Fractured card made with  All About Autumn paper and Gold and SIlver Adhesive backed paper, all products Stampin'Up!


My Tutorial and Other Great Fall Card Tutorials!


I participated in a blog hop with the Dreamgirls Dutch team from Maaike deRidder-Sack. What an honour!! You can check out it below.


My Last Winter Meadow Card

This card was inspired by a card sample in the holiday mini catalog. You can find the card that inspired me on page 36, top left.


Winter Meadow paper with Regal Reindeer dies, Deckled Circle dies and Nested Essential Dies.


I forgot to add the Deckled Circle Dies and the Nested Essentials dies to the supply list but they are essential to the card above. Both are fantastic and highly recommended. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I still want to urge you to take advantage of the starter kit. It really is the BEST deal ever. You can put $165 worth of products in your kit and you pay only $135. NO shipping and no tax in most of the provinces. Super great deal. Plus you get to be on my team!! How amazing is that? No need to do what I do, that’s for sure.


Video Tutorial


Here you can see how the card above was made and also see each of the stamps and dies in the Magical Meadow bundle.




Thanks for joining me today, I really appreciate you! I hope that I have inspired you today. Happy stamping, and remember, together we CAN change the world, one card at a time. Hugs from Holland.

xox Jackie


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Masking Paper and Blending Brushes

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Masking Paper and Blending Brushes add up to a lot of fun AND some pretty awesome cards. I will be teaching these cards tomorrow in person and I am so looking forward to that. Today I also made one of these cards for my weekly Cheer Corner which is live on Facebook every Monday at 10am EST or 4pm Central European Time.


Masking Paper, Blending Brushes and Queen Bee stamp set are used to make this gorgeous birthday card. All products Stampin'Up!


Video Tutorial



Three More Cards with Masking Paper


Masking Paper, Blending Brushes and Queen Bee stamp set are used to make this gorgeous birthday card. All products Stampin'Up!


I must admit that I used our retired layering ovals dies to make the mask for these cards. Here’s hoping that they end up in our new annual catalog on May 1!

Thanks for joining me today. If you live in Canada you can get these products in my online store by clicking the links below. Live in Europe? Then you can shop with me here or join my team. Have a super day!!

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Hope & Prayer Stack and Shuffle Cards

Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Today I am sharing my Hope & Prayer Stack and Shuffle cards. Hope & Prayer is a beautiful stamp set and the stack and shuffle technique is perfect for making a stack of simply stunning sympathy cards. I hope you like them as much as I do!! Let’s take a look.


Hope & Prayer


Hope & Prayer is a stamp set with four images and four sayings. It is not only suited for sympathy cards but also for thinking of you and thank you. Use this stamp set to uplift your friends and the people in your life. Take the concept of happy mail one step further and turn it into a ministry of love, support and encouragement.


Hope & Prayer Sympathy cards


Here you can see the inside of the cards.


Hope & Prayer


Finishing Touch


The finishing touch to these beautiful Hope & Prayer sympathy cards is definitely the Natural Finish Ribbon and Tailor Made Tags. You can see the lovely detail here below.


Tag detail on Hope & Prayer cards.


Measurements for Stack & Shuffle Technique


Here is a handy graphic for you to use so you can make these Stack and Shuffle cards yourself. Start with a 4″ by 6″ stack of four different patterns.


Stack & Shuffle Cutting Measurements


Video Tutorial


I did a video tutorial on YouTube but the technological gods were not smiling at me that day. The picture quality is a little blurry but at least I talk you through how to do this technique. My viewers said that they still enjoyed the video despite its visual shortcomings.



Shop With Me!


I really do hope that if you are looking for someone to buy your stamping supplies from that you will consider me. With the links below I have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to do just that! If you have any questions please message me and I will do my best to help you out. Have a super day!


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Many Happenings

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you! I thought it very fitting to write a blog post today called Many Happenings! Today is my dear mama’s 90th birthday. What a tremendous blessing to still have both of my parents, now 90 and 95 still living in their own home, still in love and still mentally sharp. Praise God!


Many Happenings


Many Happenings is a one piece stamp set that has many, many sayings on it. You stamp once and then you cut them all out using the coordinating Messages Dies. There is a second stamp set called Many Messages that also coordinates with this die. The dies are retiring AND on sale! The stamp sets are both retiring but they are not on sale. Get them before they disappear as retiring products are only available while supplies last.

I used this set to make my Prime Time cards last Thursday. These videos and instructions are exclusive for this private group, but YOU can join too for only $10 a month. Why so cheap? I wanted to make it accessible to all especially when COVID happened and we couldn’t do in person classes and I needed a way to keep my business afloat. Here is the link to join. As a thank you for your loyal support, you get a free pdf tutorial each month that is worth $20.


Messages dies and Many Happenings Card with New Horizons paper


Clean and Simple Card


As much as I love the sailboat, I think the card is even nicer without it. Am I the only one craving a clean and simple look? Which is your preference?


Many Happenings card for Prime Time


Can you guess which stamp set I used for th background? I know, it looks just like patterned paper! Tip:  you can find it in the product list at the bottom of this blog post.


There are no words


It’s true. Sometimes there are no words. Only feelings. Empathic silence. A hug. This card conveys just that. Perhaps it could have used a few birds stamped simply in the sky. You can find a great bird stamp in the On The Horizon stamp set.


There are no words card using Many Happenings stamp set


Prime Time Cards


Here is a photo of all the cards I made for my Prime Time Group. It’s nice seeing them side by side so you can see the subtle differences.


Divided Panorama Cards using Many Happenings and Sailing Home




Thanks so much for joining me today. Tomorrow I fly to be with my love again. I’m over the moon excited! Each time we are apart it gets harder. Looking forward to sharing my travels with you again. Let me know if I can meet any of your stamping needs. Have a super day!

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Forever Fern Sympathy Cards

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I almost forgot to share these beautiful Forever Fern sympathy cards with you! Forever Fern is a stunning DistINKtive style stamp that is perfect for making sympathy cards. Take a look at what I have made and I think you will agree with me.


Forever Fern Sympathy Cards


Simple Stamping Forever Fern



Forever Fern and Gold Laser Cut paper



Forever Fern and Here's A Card


The dies used on this card are from Tasteful Touches bundle which is one of the choices you have as your free bundle if you get the starter kit. I used Pretty Peacock as the accent colour and the stamp set is Here’s A Card. The gold foil embellishments from the last two cards are from the vastly improved Laser Cut Gold Foil Paper.


Embossing on Wood with Forever Fern


Embossing on Wood with Forever Fern


Yes, you can emboss on wooden elements. Just press the wood into the versamark firmly several times and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Hold it firmly with tweezers and heat emboss. If you only use one coat of embossing powder then the intricate design will still show through. Here is a close up.


Embossing on wood


Stamp Sets Used


Here are the stamp sets I used for these cards. If you watched my daily live videos you have seen how quickly and easily these cards came together. Stampin’Up! makes it so easy to make beautiful things with their coordinated suites. Don’t forget that if you live in Canada you can get the amazing deal on the starter kit through me and get a free bonus bundle. There is no need to “do parties” or to do what I do. If you love to stamp, you deserve your own discount, it is as simple as that.


Forever Fern and Here's A Card stamp sets from Stampin'Up!


One More Card!


Wow, this is turning into a long blog post, you are definitely getting a good read today and lots of ideas to jump start your own creativity. This last card uses more of that beautiful Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper. I also used the dies from the Tasteful Touches bundle.


Forever Fern card


To save you from searching everywhere, the ribbon is from the Flowers for Every Season suite collection, it comes in a ribbon pack with lovely twine and also gingham ribbon. Love, love, love.


Forever Fern and Tasteful Touches dies



The Video




Here is the video I made showing you how to make these cards. It’s a Facebook live video so there is a fair bit of chitchat, but you can fast forward at any time and I will never know! I hope you have a super day. As an aside, I must share that I find it very therapeutic to make sympathy cards. I know that in a small way I am making a difference, I am showing that I care enough to make a personalized card for the person who is grieving. Somehow, I think you feel the same way.



Product List

Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)


Forever Fern Bundle (English)


Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad


Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad


Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad


Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper


Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock


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