Video Showcase: Textures & Frames stamp set

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is full of inspiration using the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Textures & Frames! There are only a few more days to get this stamp set for free!

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What else could you create with this incredibly versatile stamp set? Be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Penguin Playmates DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to to make a quick and cute card using the adorable Penguin Playmates paper. You can get this paper FREE with your $60 purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

DSP: 3.75 x 5″
Plus additional pieces of DSP and co-ordinating cardstock.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this adorable paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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All About Fall Classes (In Person and Virtual)

I’m very excited to announce that in-person classes are back, starting this month!

Every month, I’ll be holding three in-person classes: Monday morning, Monday evening, and Wednesday evening. (All three classes will make the same projects.) You can RSVP here for whichever time slots suit you best. Here are a few things to know:

  • All classes are scent-free
  • As per provincial health orders, face masks are mandatory
  • Please bring your own adhesive
  • Pre-registration via the website is required for in-person classes
  • All classes are limited to 6 attendees
  • $10 supply fee will be waived with a minimum $20 order
  • If it’s your first time stamping with me, you can stamp for free!

I’m also still holding virtual classes for those who aren’t ready for in-person classes, or who don’t live local to Nanaimo. If you like having the prep and planning done for you, choose Creativity to Go; or, use your own supplies when you attend my monthly Zoom Class (either Mystery Stamping, a 3D project, or Stash Cards). Schedule for the Zoom Classes is coming soon!

Creativity to Go is a subscription-based class, held once a month. Each month features a different product (either a stamp set or a bundle). When you subscribe for that month, you’ll receive the featured product PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards! Here are a few things to know:

  • You can subscribe from anywhere in Canada!
  • You can choose to add any other product (adhesive, cardstock, ink, etc.) to your order at the same time.
  • Use the tutorials for a self-paced crafting experience;
  • Or, join the exclusive Zoom class so we can socialize and chat as we assemble the cards together.
  • Subscription deadline is always the 10th of the month.
  • The Zoom class will be scheduled after the registration deadline; all registered participants will get a chance to vote on the class date.
  • Kits will be delivered or shipped by the end of the month; tutorials (PDF and/or videos) will be sent by email.

September’s Featured Product is the “Beauty of Friendship” stamp set for a cost of $37. Sign up here by September 10th to receive the stamp set, supplies and tutorials!

And here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be making. Remember, those who subscribe to the September Creativity to Go will get all the supplies, products, and tutorials to make this card AND four more! Be sure to subscribe by September 10th to participate!

I’m looking forward to crafting with you soon!

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Video Tutorial: Distinktive Delicate Dahlias

Learn all about the different possibilities with the gorgeous Distinktive stamp set, “Delicate Dahlias” – which you can get FREE with your qualifying purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25

White: 3.75 x 4″

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there!

Once you’ve made your own card with the Delicate Dahlias, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Beauty of Friendship

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple yet striking autumn-themed card with the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Strip of white cardstock: 1″

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there!

Beauty of Friendship is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by September 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Shadow Box Card

I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.

Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″.
Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.

Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.

Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.

Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.

Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.

Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.

Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.

Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.

Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.

Now your card looks like this!

And yes, it still fits in an envelope!

You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.

Decorate the front of your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Beautifully-Penned DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, simple card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $60 during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until September 30th. The paper pack includes 12 sheets, 4 each of three double-sided designs. I CASE’d this card from Julie Petrie.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8”
Strip of DSP: 5-1/8 x 1”
A strip of white, 5-1/8 x 1”
and then some additional pieces of black cardstock and DSP for die-cutting.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this beautiful paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Swap Card Show Off!

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my live video a couple of weeks ago where I showed off all the beautiful cards I received in a recent swap. But for those who don’t ‘do’ Facebook – or for those who do, and would like a closer look at all the beautiful cards I received – I figured I would share them in a blog post here as well!

The card swap was organized by a fellow demonstrator, with the purpose of using products from the annual catalogue. It was such a treat to see all the happy mail rolling into my mailbox, and then so inspiring to see all the gorgeous cards created by talented people!

If these cards have inspired you, be sure to check out the product list below to see all the items that were used to create them! Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Shaded Summer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a striking yet simple card with the Shaded Summer stamp set, and the EXCLUSIVE co-ordinating dies that you can get FREE for a limited time!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
White cardstock: 2.75 x 4″
Additional pieces of coloured cardstock (three different colours) to stamp and die-cut

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What kind of card would you make with this stamp set? Feel free to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Inlaid Floating Technique

I learned the Inlaid Floating technique recently! I hope you’ll give it a try. This technique has many steps, but I think the end result is well worth it!

To start, you will need the following supplies:
Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5″, scored in centre
Two pieces same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ and 2-7/8 x 3-7/8″
Contrasting colour cardstock: 3.75 x 5″
You’ll also need several strips of either cardstock or DSP (I used the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper).


Then you’ll need a piece of window sheet and a die of your choosing. The window sheet should be sized to be a little larger than your die.

Similarly, your strips should be the same length as your window sheet. They can be different widths, in fact that makes it look more interesting – I found my preference was between a quarter-inch and five-eighths of an inch.

Run the contrasting cardstock layer through your machine with an embossing folder, or as I did, the Stitched Greenery die (I love the effect it creates!). Assemble the first three layers onto your cardbase as shown.

Lay out your strips of DSP in the order you want to attach them. Line up your window sheet on your grid paper so you can use the lines as a guide to make sure you attach your strips straight!

Attach your strips to your window sheet, leaving small spaces between the strips.

Next, use your die to cut this piece on your die-cutting machine. Window sheet is very strong, so you’ll have to run it through the machine 3-4 times to cut it all the way through.

Use the same die to cut a white piece of cardstock.

Choose a detailed die to be your cut-out piece. You’ll cut two of these: one from black cardstock, and one from your window-sheet piece.

TIP: Use adhesive sheets on the back of your black cardstock before cutting out, to make it easy to attach.

TIP: Run your window sheet through the machine several times to completely cut the intricate piece. I found it was helpful to run it through 2-3 times in one spot, then move it to a different place on my cutting plate before running through another 2-3 times.

Even then, you may need to use your snips to add the finishing touches.

Use Dimensionals and mini dimensionals to attach your window sheet piece to the white cardstock you cut. The dimensionals will go on the back (the window sheet), with the paper strips in the front.


TIP: Before removing the adhesive sheet backing from your intricate shape, roll the die-brush over it. This will help some of the small pieces stick to the tape when you peel it off. Use your pokey tool to poke out any stray pieces.

Now you can attach your die-cut piece to the white cardstock. This is what creates the floating effect: while the strips are attached with dimensionals, the die-cut piece will attach directly to the white circle behind the strips.


Finish your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with this technique? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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