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.
Here you can see the inside of the cards.
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.
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.
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.
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Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today’s post features the Time of Giving Tags and Cards. The dies were definitely designed to fit tags perfectly, but I am thrilled to show you that they also work for cards and boxes. I had made my tags weeks ago and forgot to blog about them, but the cards today are inspired by fellow Canadian demonstrator Alanna Wharf. Let’s take a look at the tags first.
Time of Giving Tags
My colour palette for these tags is kraft, evening evergreen, real red and basic white. Classic country Christmas colours. I’m so glad that Stampin’Up! brought back kraft paper to our Holiday Catalog.
You can’t see it in the picture, but the red tag is made using our gorgeous Red Velvet Paper. The white velvet is also lovely with these dies.
Time of Giving Cards
When you use these tags as the focal point of a card, it also looks fantastic. I first used Alanna’s card as an inspiration using the smoky slate, basic black and red plaid paper from the Peaceful Prints saleabration paper.
The second card uses the same colour scheme as my tags: evening evergreen and kraft paper. I love the plaid paper behind the black tag. Thanks again Alanna Wharf @sleeplessstamper for the fantastic inspiration. It was one of those moments where you almost squeal with delight!
Parcels in the Post
What I love about my card is that it fits in perfectly with my Parcels in the Post theme for next month. You can still get your Parcel in the Post for $32 mailed anywhere in Canada or for $25 porch pickup in Chatham. Take a look at the photo below to see what is in it. Beginning next week I will be doing videos every Tuesday at 10am EST showing you various projects with this Parcel in the Post.
You can get your Parcel in the Post in two ways. E-transfer is preferred to firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can use PayPal here.
A while ago I made some gorgeous tea light holders using these dies. Check out my blog post on that here.
Thanks for joining me today and a special thanks to all of you who subscribed to my YouTube channel. I met my goal of 4000 subscribers. How long will it take to get to 5000? Congratulations to Claudette Meriano who won the Cabin Dies. Don’t forget there are only two more days to get the amazing deal on the starter kit. Only $100 for $165 worth of products and a coveted spot on my top ranking team!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Love, Santa is a brand new kit that has just been released and I wanted to share it with you. Do you know why? Mostly because I think it’s a super fun kit, but more importantly I am at 22% of my “fun-raiser” goal and I am hoping that YOU will also step up and join in. Let’s take a look at the kit.
Love, Santa Tag Kit
One of the wonderful things about preparing for the Christmas season is gathering around the table as a family and making things, whether it be cards, cookies, Christmas ornaments or tags. Great things happen around the kitchen table! This Love, Santa tag kit is perfect for creating with your kids or grandkids or with your friends. It’s also perfect to give to a stressed out teacher or health care worker!
As you can see from the photo above, you get a clear block, a stamp set, an ink pad and supplies to make 12 beautiful tags. You can also use these tags as components for cards if you are not really into tags. Here is a look at the finished tags.
Do you love giving little gifts at Christmas? Let me tell you a secret. Gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive. It truly is the thought that counts. If you make something yummy and package it up prettily, that can really mean a lot, both to you and the recipient. Check out these cute bags! When I get back home in Canada I will share my caramel corn recipe with you. That would be a perfect thing to put in these bags.
I just noticed that you can also use just one ordering number and get both the kit and the treat bags. Here it is for you!
How You Can Participate in the Fun-Raiser
There are several ways that you can participate in this “fun-raiser”. You can sponsor a kit for $30 and etransfer the money to email@example.com or use PayPal. Another option is to order your own kit(s) through me online and have the pleasure of giving them yourself. The third option if you are a demonstrator is to organize your own fundraiser. Actually, there is a fourth choice. You can host a workshop at my studio or online. You can order a kit and invite a health care worker or teacher to come along and we can have a fun evening together.
Please be aware, this is still the same “fun-raiser”, I just changed the kit that we are giving since the other one sold out. Currently I am at 22% of my goal of 100 kits. Let’s do this! I usually post shopping links at the bottom of my blog, but they are not yet available so just click on the links in the text itself. If you see a blue word that means if you click on it, you will go to my online store. How awesome is that?
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today’s topic, something borrowed, something blue, would make you think that perhaps I would be talking wedding talk but that is not the case. Some time in the near future though, that will definitely be a very hot topic. More on that later. Today I am “borrowing” some cards and one of them is blue.
Today my future sisters-in-law took me out for lunch to celebrate my birthday which is next week Tuesday. It was so very lovely. I also had a hair appointment this morning and then I went to my favourite bakery to stock up on raisin buns to take home! All in all, no time for card making and writing a blog post. What to do? Well, I was trolling the internet while having a bath (I know, I know, what a life?!) I came across this fabulous card by Nancy Novak. I thought you would enjoy it too. Read all about it on her blog here.
To see another graduation card that I made a while ago, check out this blog post.
I just noticed that both cards are blue!! The next one is a Father’s Day card and it uses the Tailor Made tags which I think are super versatile. This is the second card that I have seen this week using these tags. Hmmmm. Temptation is calling but I have a niggling feeling that I might already have them back in Canada.
This card is made by Christi Redding but I cannot find her blog anywhere. Here is her Pinterest board if you want to check it out.
Truth be told, I have some big decisions to make. I have a wedding to plan. Originally I wanted to keep it really small. Well, sort of. I wanted to do a big church wedding so everyone could come for that part and then do a standing reception with coffee and treats for everyone, after all it is #allaboutthetreats. We would then have photos and then a small intimate dinner for only family.
Then there is the question about the dress. Should it be a traditional wedding dress or just a fancy gown? I am leaning towards a fancy gown but I could be swayed. If you have any great suggestions, feel free to comment below with a photo of course!
Here are some photos of our lunch. The girls took me to this adorable little place along the canal in DeLier which is about a fifteen minute drive from Gerard’s place.
I felt like “Driving Miss Daisy” in Anita’s sporty convertible.
Thanks for joining me today. If you live in Canada and want to shop for stamping supplies, you can do so by clicking on the links below in the product list. With a $60 purchase you will get TWO free tutorials. How awesome is that? I hope you have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you! Today I am going to show you a clean and simple card using the host set A Merry Hello. This card is just stamps, ink and paper. No embelllishments, no patterned paper, no ribbon. I really like how it turned out!
What is a Host Set?
A host stamp set is one that cannot be purchased on a regular order. It can only be purchased if you either place a $200 order or if you host a workshop where you and your friends make some free cards and then place orders together that total $200 or more. You then as a host receive 10% back in host dollars. With those host rewards you can use them for exclusive host sets like this one. The purpose of host sets is to entice you to host a workshop so you can get these cute sets. For December I am going to do a draw for this stamp set for those of you who place an online order. If you would like to see a host set from the annual catalog, check out this blog post.
A Merry Hello Host Set
Enough talking, here is the card and the tags that I made using this cute host set. This set is tucked away on page 81 of the holiday catalog.
I don’t have much ribbon at all here in Holland, but I was happy to see that the Playful Pets ribbon worked really well with my Christmas colours of real red and old olive. Here is the inside of my card.
A Merry Hello is a 20 piece photopolymer stamp set which means you can see through the stamps which makes it easy to layer them for some great detail. For example this stocking is actually a black outline image. The red top was added as a separate stamp. The heel and toe is a separate stamp and so is the little tree. This allows you to create fun coloured accents with no fuss. I also love the font of the saying. Those little things make me so happy it’s almost ridiculous. When that happens you know you are a stamping addict!
These cute tags were made using the North Pole Wonder dies which just happen to be 30% off today until January 4, 2021 or while supplies last. What struck me is the first tag. The holly leaves look like die cuts but it is actually a stamp. The red holly berries are also from a die from the North Pole Wonder set. I have used these dies for my weekly YouTube live videos for my virtual coffee and a card class and I really love them and have heard nothing but great things about them from my participants.
Big Sale Today!
Today is the beginning of our best sale of the year (in my opinion!) You can get 20-50% off a lot of beautiful things in the holiday catalog. I just sent out my newsletter with my favourite deals as well as the suggestion to get the starter kit as your best deal ever! The newsletter is also shared on my business Facebook page The Pampered Stamper.
If you place an online order, be sure to use the current host code so that you can have a share in the free host rewards today. The more people that order online today, the more goodies there will be to share. Stay tuned!!
Thanks so much for joining me again today, I appreciate it when you read my blog. This blog is a way for us to connect and also to serve you better as a demonstrator. If what I write resonates with you and you live in Canada, I would love to be YOUR demonstrator. I hope you have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am going to show you the very cute Gnome Christmas tags that I was working on yesterday. The more I work with the Tag Buffet kit the more I see the potential for this great little box. If you are looking for a meaningful and fun experience for the whole family then this is it.
As I see it you have at least two great options for this kit. You could choose to just get the Tag Buffet Project kit without the coordinating stamp set. The coordinating set does have a great class Merry Christmas stamp in a lovely font and size as well as some other great images and greetings, but if you already have some lovely Christmas stamps that will work, then I would suggest option two.
The second option is to combine this great kit with the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set. The gnomes in this set are just so fun to colour and they are not too tricky to fussy cut, especially if you cut off the greenery from the one gnome with the striped hat.
I know that Rachel Tessman has played with this set and has made more than 90 cards with one of these kits. I have no intention of doing this, but I thought you might like to know the possibilities and definitely the value.
Score Yourself a Deal
Did you know that today is your lucky day Yup. Stampin’Up! had some technical difficulties yesterday so they are extending their 24 hour sale by one more day. That means that if you were procrastinating yesterday (and I just happen to know that most of you were doing just that!) you can still save 10 percent today. I know it doesn’t knock your socks off, but it is gratifying to see a lower price show up on your order screen with each item you add. Plus you will get a free tutorial from me and those cute embellishments that will look so nice with these gnomes! My embellishments were buried somewhere so I didn’t add them, but I will add them later and do a little Instagram video on them. Are you following me on Instagram yet? You should!!
Gnome Christmas Tags
Ok. You have to admit. These tags are stinkin’ adorable. If you are more of a traditional Christmas person like I usually am, then you might want to make the tags per kit instructions. You can see them in my blog post here.
If you ink up this cute gnome or his girlfriend and grab your favourite Blends colours, you will soon forget the world and all its troubles. This is what I call colour therapy. Do you see the gnome tag in the middle He has had a little trim work done. His hat is now unadorned! Not only is he still super cute, he is also much, much easier to cut out. That makes me happy. I think I am going to organize a stamping party with Gerard’s sisters and nieces this coming week.
For The Love of One Stamp
Do you see the tag on the far right? I bought the Tag Buffet stamp set just for this particular stamp. I love the saying and it is applicable to more than just Christmas cards. It would be good for a birthday, an anniversary or even a wedding! Have you ever purchased a stamp set to get just one stamp?
Here you can see the amount of product included in this kit. The Blends are not included but this is just a snapshot of what was on my desk so you can see a bit of the creative process as well. I love how you can separate the white tags from the colourful ones. They were originally intended to be used together, but if you don’t do that, you have way more options and styles available to you. I didn’t even explore the option of turning them into cards! Maybe I will another day. I did remember to bring embossing folders with me this time!
If you want to see how I put some of these tags together, you can watch this video from YouTube.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you were inspired to create with your family and friends in a COVID friendly way. If you love any of these projects, please share them on Pinterest! I hope you have a super day and happy shopping with a bonus sale day. If you live in Canada and want to have some creative fun, just click on the links below to go to my online store, or you can also click here if that is easier for you. Remember, your best value is ALWAYS the starter kit. Click here if that makes sense to you. I have a wonderful team and you would make a great part of it!