Waves of the Ocean Suite

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am sharing some Waves of the Ocean suite cards with you. I have been noticeably absent this past week, or at least I hope it was noticed! My oldest daughter and her family moved in with me temporarily until they get possession of their new house. I was in full mom and oma mode and it has been wonderful! Now it is a new week, March break is over, school has begun and so has their regular work routine. Let’s take a look at my Waves of the Ocean cards.


Waves of the Ocean Cards


For the month of March I have been doing a video tutorial each Tuesday on YouTube and Facebook at 10am EST. I pair this with something I call “Parcels in the Post”. This is a collection of cardstock, patterned paper, embellishments and ribbon that gives you enough to play with but doesn’t break the bank. If you want one, click here.

When you read this, I will still have two of these cards to share in my Tuesday tutorials. I hope that you will find me on YouTube and subscribe to my channel! It really is one of the best ways to see what I am doing quite literally.


Waves of the Ocean YouTube tutorial cards


Embossing on Blue Foils


Yes, you CAN emboss on our foil paper. You have to be careful to stop as soon as all the powder is “set”. If you “cook” it too long, then the foil will start to bubble or delaminate. Embossing in white on those gorgeous blues is really quite stunning. The wave image is really a gorgeous stamp.


Waves of the Ocean embossed in white on blue foils paper


Bejeweled Waves


Magic happens when you layer the stamped wave with the die cut waves. One wave is cut from our blue foils paper and the other is cut from our Supple Shimmer paper. The wave was stamped twice and spritzed to get this great effect. You can see it all in action in my video tutorials.


Bejeweled Waves of Inspiration


Masked Cloudy Skies


For this card I used the Basic Borders dies to make a mask which I then moved around after sponging on ink with my Blending Brushes. Both the wave and the pelican stamps were inked and spritzed to get a softer look.


Cloudy sky masking technique with Waves of the Ocean


Crazy Times!


I don’t quite know whether I am coming or going these days. My household has grown from one person to five people, including two littles and a dog! Last week was also March break which meant no school and no daycare, but it also meant lots of oma snuggles and precious memories. I pre-recorded some of the videos for these Waves of the Ocean cards, so some are already up on my YouTube channel and some will be going up in the next two weeks. Please follow me on YouTube and subscribe to my channel. Videos are going to be the main way that I connect with my stamping audience, all other things are secondary.


Just Until the end of the Month


Please be aware that a lot of the products in the Waves of the Ocean suite are only available until March 31. Only the stamp set and dies will carry over into the new annual catalog. The rhinestone waves gems are stunning and the patterned paper is beautiful too. It’s all fabulous!!


Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a fabulous day. See you here on Wednesday again.




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Stack and Shuffle Technique

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. This morning I did a very fun Stack and Shuffle technique video. I’ll share the video a little later. What a great way to not only use your pretty patterned paper, but also to create a stack of cards without getting bored. Let’s take a look!


Stack and Shuffle


Now it is a very good thing that is not normal shuffling, because I am a terrible card shuffler. This is quite easy and straightforward. However, if you watch to the end of the video you will see that it CAN go wrong if you try and do it too quickly. No worries, I got it solved after the video ended and I was no longer in a rush.

Here is the graphic that you need for the measurements.



Stack & Shuffle Cutting Measurements


Friendly Hello Stack & Shuffle Cards


Here is a shot of all the Friendly Hello stack and shuffle cards.


Friendly Hello Stack and


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle Cards


I thought I would try this technique with the In The Moment paper as well. Turned out quite nicely I think!


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle Cards


Look how fun they look all together in a little stack!


In The Moment stack of cards


Individual Cards


Here are some closeups of the individual cards, they look so nice!



close-up of In The Moment card


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle card


I forgot to show you the inside of the cards, that is where you use the 3/4″ strip that you cut off from the 4″ by 6″ piece. Simple but effective. Take the party to the inside!



Video Tutorial


Here is the video tutorial that I did this morning. Please watch it on YouTube as that will really be of benefit to me. If you leave a comment there and share my video, then you have a chance to win a gorgeous Stampin’Up! floral logo mousepad.





That’s it for today, thanks so much for joining me today and thanks in advance for your comments and for sharing my video. I would love to see what you make with this technique. Have a super day.


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Simply Marbleous

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today’s cards feature the beautiful “Simply Marbleous” paper that you can get for FREE during saleabration which goes until February 28, 2022. One of side of the lovely paper has a delicate marble look and the other has a bolder marble streak in it. I think that you will find that this paper is particularly suited to monochromatic cards. Let’s take a look.


Simply Marbleous Paper


Marbleous is not actually a word, but Stampin’Up! seems to like using interesting adjectives in their product descriptions. Nonetheless, the paper is fabulous!! I paired it with another wonderful saleabration stamp set called Calming Camelia. This is a host exclusive set which you can get for free is you have a $375 workshop. If you think about it, all you need is four people each spending less than $100 and then one of you will get this set. With a $60 order you can also get the Simply Marbleous paper for free as well.


Chance to Win


COVID makes it difficult if not impossible to have in person classes and clubs, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have stamping fun. If you place an online order this week you could win the Calming Camelia stamp set. Each person that orders will also get a Simply Marbleous paper sampler in the mail as well. Just use the host code below.

current host code with Jackie Bultje


Simply Marbleous Cards


Here you can see two of the Simply Marbleous cards that I have made this week. One is with Bumblebee and the other with Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I totally cased the Bumblebee card from my team member Kathy Burke. The Ornate Layers dies were also specially ordered so that I could make this card. No other die would do.


Bumble Bee Calming Camelia card


Here is a look at the inside of the card.


Inside of bumblebee Calming Camelia card.


I did a video tutorial yesterday with this card in my exclusive Prime Time With the Pampered Stamper group. Curious as to how you can be.a part of this group? Click here and see what it entails.


Gorgeous Grape and White Craft Ink Refill Card


This Gorgeous Grape card has a slight twist. I used the white craft ink refill to colour my Calming Camelia flowers.  On February 2 I will do a video showing this technique in my Global Monthly Video Hop Group. Perhaps you can join me?


Gorgeous Grape Calming Camelia card


If you have a sharp eye you will notice that the dimensions for this card seem different. They are!! This is a European sized card using A4 cardstock. It is longer and narrower than our cardstock in North America. This card is 29.7cm by 10.5 cm scored at 14.9cm. The Gorgeous Grape layer is 13.9 cm by 9.5cm and the Simply Marbleous Paper is 13.6cm by 9.2cm. I was hoping to make this card with my Dutch girls at Koffie en één Kaart Klas today. That couldn’t happen because I tested positive for COVID19. Thankfully I am not super sick, I am writing this blog post after all and will do a video this afternoon for my Training Group.


Next Monday


Next Monday I will be featuring more Happy Mail in Holland with a beautiful card from Chris Margrie. She used the Faux Chalkboard technique that I shared a few years ago on YouTube and also in this blog post. You might want to try it to before Monday!

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used today AND get in on the draw for Calming Camelia, then just click on the links below. If you live in Europe you can shop with me here.

Have a super day!!

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Hybrid Embossing Folder: Taking it to a New Level!

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Hybrid Embossing Folder. Do you know what this is? Have you tried them? At first I was a little mystified myself, but these beauties cut and emboss at the same time. The die fits inside the embossing folder and with one run through the die cutting machine you accomplish two things. Yesterday I tried it with a brand new one from the 2022 mini catalog.


Hybrid Embossing Folder:  Almost Ruined!


Well, I wanted to take this hybrid embossing folder to a new level. I had a baroque theme in mind for my heart card. Originally I was trying to combine the Strong of Heart fundraiser stamp set, but then I went off on a tangent. You see, I love castles and brocade and rich colours. The colours I was using were Real Red and Basic Black. Why not go bold? Guess what I did?

Yes, I inked up the folder in black ink, laid the heart die inside, added my red cardstock and put it through my die cutting machine. Wow! It turned out even better than I thought. Such rich depth of colour and texture, it was beautiful. But there was a definite problem. I could smell the distinct smell of almond extract. I knew right away that I had used Stazon instead of Memento black.

If any of you know about Stazon ink, it stays on!! It is meant to be a permanent ink on fabric, plastic, metal, you name it. I tried rinsing it off. Nope. Tried Stazon cleaner. That worked minimally. Then I got out the big guns:  GooGone. That stuff stinks like the dickens, but it worked. I had to use a dish brush and some elbow grease, but my embossing folder is clean again!


Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder cards



Hybrid Embossing Folder Heart Cards


Embossing With White Velvet


While we are on a regal, baroque theme, why not add velvet paper into the mix. Now be forewarned, you will never quite get the look that I got on this card. Why? Because no matter how hard I scrubbed and cleaned my embossing folder, there was still some GooGone residue and this transferred to the white velvet paper giving it an authentic vintage look!


White Velvet hybrid embossing folder card


Here you can see the lovely detail up close. I am really, really impressed with this hybrid embossing folder.


Detailed view of hybrid embossing folder "Bouquet of Love"


Strong of Heart Fundraiser Stamp Set


Did you know that Stampin’Up! is donating $4 to heart health for each Strong of Heart stamp set sold? In Canada these funds are going to our very own London Health Sciences Centre. The reason behind this is the tragic story of Anne Granger who lost her husband at the age of 40 to a rare heart condition. You can read about it here.


Strong of Heart fundraiser card


One More Peek


Can you believe that this was once plain red cardstock? I am just so very impressed with how beautifully this turned out. Ink up your embossing folder with black ink and wowsers!!


Bouquet of Love hybrid embossing folder card


The sayings on all of these cards come from the Strong of Heart stamp set. I really hope that you are inspired to purchase this set and help raise money for heart health. It is so wonderful that Stampin’Up! keeps the money that is raised in each country in the same country. Support local!! Thanks for joining me today, as always the links to shop with me are at the end of the blog post. Have a super day.


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Arctic Bears Card Series

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing my new Arctic Bears card series with you. I will be making one of these cards each Tuesday in November at 10am on YouTube and Facebook. You can purchase the card kit including shipping for only $25. If you order the bundle from me then you get the card kit for only $10 plus shipping. Let’s take a look.


Arctic Bears Card Series


What I love about these cards is that they are “all occasion”. They can be used as Christmas cards but they don’t have to be. Polar bears evoke a sense of calm and peace and of caring which is sort of ironic because you certainly wouldn’t want to cross their path in the wild!


Arctic Bears cards by The Pampered Stamper


Arctic Bears Watercolour


We made the watercolour card that I cased from the catalog at my in person coffee and a card class today. With the shimmery white cardstock base and a water painter, the results were so lovely! I hope you can join me as I make this card in my Virtual Coffee and a Card series next Tuesday at 10am on YouTube. You can check out my playlist here.


Arctic Bears Watercolour Card


Creating a scene with the stamp set is so gratifying. The watercolour technique on shimmery white cardstock is quite simple with a few tips and tricks that I will share on Tuesday. I hope to see you there too!


Have You Chosen Your Christmas Card Design Yet?


I am curious. When you make your Christmas cards, do you choose a single design or a single stamp set or suite? Do you send cards only to very special people or do you have a long mailing list? I do not like making multiples of cards so I have a broad assortment of Christmas cards. This can get me into a bit of a sticky wicket. Sometimes I am plagued by indecision. Who should get which card? So many choices. The most important thing is that you enjoy the process, so be sure to start on time. I hope that I have been inspiring you. As always, the product list is at the bottom of the blog. Simply click on the photos and you will be in my online store. Wonderful, isn’t it?

Thank you for joining me today and have a super day.


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Split Front Card Technique

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am going to share with you the Split Front Card technique. I have been meaning to try this for a while, but Janis’ card in the mail for my happy mail in Holland contest prompted me to no longer procrastinate. First I will show you Janis’ card which uses Timeless Tropical.


Janis’ Card


Janis became my customer years ago when she attended my Hearts for Haiti fundraiser with her friend Brenda. Both of them were public health nurses in Chatham-Kent. Janis has since become a team member and friend and we also play a mean game of pickleball together. I’m sure we are a sight to behold. Janis is my “little friend” at barely five feet and she has an amazing serve. We have had some pretty great times beating our male opponents!


spllit card technique



Here is the inside of the card. I love the sentiment and the great tropical colours:  calypso coral, mango melody and old olive. It also looks like Janis used one of our awesome new punches.



Tropical Oasis split card inside



It’s always an exciting moment for me when I spy happy mail in the mailbox. Gerard’s flap on the mailbox doesn’t always stay closed so I can peak in as I drive by either in the car or on the bike. Those extra happy stamps on the outside of the envelope are also a harbinger of more good things to  come!




My Split Front Cards


Split Front Card Technique


For these cards I used a piece of whisper white measuring 5 1/8″ by 7 3/4″. You can choose to cut it in half first before you stamp, or do it later. My eye was off so I found it super helpful to cut it in half first at 3 7/8″ and then butt them up against each other to stamp. You can see the video to understand this technique. Colours: night of navy, mossy meadow and soft sea foam. Stamp sets:  Here’s A Card, Forever Fern and Tasteful Touches. Here is another blog post featuring Forever Fern.


Video Tutorial




An Afternoon in Delft


One of my cousins in Holland takes me for lunch or dinner in Delft every time I come to Holland. It is such a wonderful tradition. We catch up on each other’s families and just enjoy this beautiful old city. It is not only the origin of the famous Delfts Blauw pottery, it is also where William of Orange was shot in the church and where many of the royal family are buried. Here are a few shots of my time in Delft including a super cute bag that looks just like some of our Playful Pets paper.













Happy Mail in Holland Contest


If you would like to have your card featured on my blog AND get a chance to win a stamp set of your choice (up to $30) then please send me a card in Holland. The address is Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC, -s’Gravenzande, the Netherlands.


Edited:  I am not able to post any more pictures in this post due to technical issues with the computer so I am going to abruptly end this blog post and will add to it later when things are working again. I was hoping to share a photo of the cards that I made in my live video using this technique as well as some fun shots from Delft. Oh well. Stuff happens and it is Friday afternoon here and the sun is shining. I am going to head to the market and buy some fish for supper. Then I am going to bike into town for a visit with some friends. Life is good. I am blessed. Thanks so much for joining me today.


As you can see, the computer was cooperating today and I could add the rest of my pictures! Happy squirrel.








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