Sympathy Card #StampinUp #BeautifulYouStampSet

#Sympathy #cards are those which I try to have on hand for when needed.  I mean, the last thing you want to do is have to sit down and concentrate on creating if you are in need of a card for a loss in your or someone else’s life.

A few years ago we had the Swallowtail stamp and it has continued to be a go-to for me for sympathy as well as note cards.  It is gorgeous and just has such wow factor.  A couple of months ago, I made some sympathy cards with that stamp set as well as the Falling in Love designer series paper from the Occasions 2017 catalogue.  I realized yesterday I never did post my final creations.  The products used will be listed below and linked to my online store for you to order and have at your door.  Of course, those products not currently available will not be listed.

Card 1: Swallowtail in Sweet Sugarplum (in-color 2016-2018)


Card 2: Swallowtail in Crumb Cake


I wanted to share these with you so you can see how easily our current stamp set called Beautiful You can be used to make sympathy cards with an uplifting sentiment.  Both cards are very simple, cardstock base, some layered papers, the butterfly (you can insert any stamp of flowers or other that you would see appropriate), a 1 3/4 punch for the sentiment (I used a retired scallop punch but you can use a circle or any of the layering framelits in oval or circle) and of course, the Beautiful You stamp set.

Here is the Beautiful You stamp set, it is great value for money as it is a double stamp pack, comes in two cases.

Beautiful You

Product list for first card:

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Happy Creating!! #yourstampinscrapbooker




#Congrats #Zfold card #StampinUp


I’ve posted in the past how to create these gorgeous Z fold cards, previously I posted birthday cards for both boy and girl using the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up, Up and Away framelits.  Click here to see the post with the instructions!

These beauties are back in our brand new annual catalogue that launched only days ago.  I have used some retired designer series paper but really, I’m sharing this card to show off how versatile a card it is and has such wow factor!!

The other product I want to highlight that I used in all of the cards is the large letters framelits!  (page 179, annual catalogue) The “CONGRATS” didn’t quite fit perfectly but I rolled the dice on having one of the letters fold over into the card and I am really happy with how it turned out.  Sometimes you have to go against what you have always done and try new things.  congratszfold.jpg

This is the supply list for my creation for “Papa” found in my previous post, but I’ll add it here so you have a general idea of the supplies needed.  Obviously the designer series paper and cardstock colours are different.  Please contact for more information.

Happy creating,



Product List

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

Mother’s Day Card – Everyday Hero!

Happy Mother’s Day!! I had to have this set from the moment I saw it, both because it’s super cute but also because I knew my girls would love to have them one for years to come!!  So I had to offer a class to share the fun!  Who does’t love super hero?

I must give credit to another international demonstrator, Jo Hooper, check her out at:

Here is a breakdown of the adorable stamps: complete with girl, boy, sentiments, old-school comic style buildings and wow burst!  It even comes with capes!!

EverydayHerostampsI made two cards, one for moms and one for dads, here are the photos:



These cards are pretty basic and straight forward so I haven’t typed up all the instructions but feel free to contact me directly if you’d like dimensions and general instructions, just want to get this posted since Mother’s Day is fast approaching! 😉

Supplies List – Click on the supply and order directly from my store (Canadian prices) –

Product List


Thanks and give your mom’s a hug this weekend, and everyday, since they are our everyday hero!!



Everyday Hero Bookmarks for teacher appreciation! #yourstampinscrapbooker

So when the parent council said the theme for teacher appreciation was “super hero” I was pumped to think of a way that I could contribute using our awesome Everyday Hero stamp set!

So when you need to make 60 of something, you think fast, easy, fun and useful?  Bookmarks!!! They are always my go-to when I need to make something for someone as a little gift or souvenir and the scalloped tag topper punch is a must-have for every crafter!

Check out the list of supplies I used to create them in my shop at the bottom of the post! 😉

I also got to spend some fun time in the craftroom with my girls rockin out to #OneDirection (yes, I’m a closet fan).  They are great helpers, loving to hand me the cardstock from the piles and then take the finished products and make new piles.  We are still working on them correctly counting them to make piles of 10 but we will get there, they are only 4. 🙂

Paige is my assistant in this photo.


The finished product sans ribbon on the top.  Decided to just leave them empty for the staff, if they want, they can add their own.


Selfie with Addison!


Hope they inspire you to use your scalloped tag topper too!

Supply List:

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Hope you can all forgive me for being less than on the ball with the blogging! As I’m am super distracted by my excitement to be heading out on our must anticipated dream trip to the UK, well, mostly Scotland but London will also be so amazing… I have been wrapping up sale a bration with orders yesterday and today and as we are getting down to the wire, thought I better check in and make it known that the hours are running out!!


Still time to join my team and get the 2 FREE STAMP SETS extra bonus deal!! This also runs out tonight so if you have been procrastinating and are ready to sit down and get your shop on, now is the time!! text me asap if you need any help 🙂 403-618-9949

Click here to sign up now!!! – For only $135 you get to pick anything you want to a value of $165 and then pick any 2 free stamp sets!!

Remember, you can always order online for yourself and have it delivered right to your door via UPS – Click here to shop in my store!! 


Wow Z Fold Papa – Carried Away DSP

In yesterday’s post, I had noted that I would add an additional post just for the card I created in the video so I could post a supply list for that card too, to keep things organized.

So here again is the card and the video:



Supply List –

Product List

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

I love hearing from you! Please comment, email, tag me on Twitter @JanleyH

Thanks and happy creating!

Wow Z Fold Card & VIDEO!

Lots in this post so keep scrolling for the entire scoop!

  1. The Inspiration
  2. Written Instructions & Supplies Required
  3. Video
  4. Variations – create your own – I’d love to see them!

1.The Inspiration

After being inspired by another demonstrator I created this wow z fold card since I have fallin’ in love with the “falling in love” designer series paper!!  This version of the card is pretty much like the original created by Lolascrap, thanks for the inspiration!!


From there,  I went on to create this first variation on the card using the festive birthday designer series paper and the emerald envy cardstock as the base.  I wanted to create a boy version of the card and to use some of our current birthday paper from the annual catalogue.  This card was for my nephew for his 4th birthday!  What do you think?


2. Instructions to make this wow Z fold card (for the Reese sample card):

  1. Cut 12×12 cardstock at 12 x 71/2 inches and score at 6 and 9 inches (on your 12 inch side).
  2. Cut a 1 1/2 inch strip from the 12 inch long side of your scored cardstock base.
  3. Cut matte pieces for your card at: 5 3/4 x 5 3/4, 2 3/4 x 5 3/4 and 2 3/4 x 5 3/4
  4. Cut your designer series paper at 5 10/16 x 5 10/16, 2 10/16 x 5 10/16 and 2 10/16 x 5 10/16.
  5. Using Snail adhesive, adhere your DSP pieces to your cardstock pieces, followed by adhering those to your cardstock base in the corresponding sections of the card base between the score lines.*Remember your card base should have the 2 smaller sections on the left so you don’t put your DSP on upside down.
  6. Using your Delicate Details stamp set and your corresponding ink colors of choice (to match your DSP of choice) stamp the 1 1/2 inch scored piece with 3 of the detailed stamps, alternating colors. Using your stips, fussy cut along the edge of the inked image to create a scolloped edge to the piece. *Be sure to have the 6 inch piece on the left (it’s the opposite of the card base).
  7. Fold the 1 1/2 inked piece on the score lines and line it up with the card base, in the flat position to view where it will sit on the card. Using snail adhesive adhere the left end to the card front and the far right end of the card base (the middle section does not require adhesive as it will be free standing away from the card when it is in standing position).
  8. Prepare the rest of your cut outs and inked images, including 2 small balloons in opposing ink to cardstock colors, 1 large inked ballon, 1 small glimmar paper balloon cut out (to be used as a matte to the inked balloon), 1 large glimmar paper balloon cut out (to be used as a matte to the larger inked balloon), several vellum balloon cut outs in various sizes of your choice (recommended is 2 large, 4 medium and 1 small), and lastly, a large glimmar paper full image of the hot air balloon.
  9. Starting with the vellum balloons you want to adhere flush to the card base in various locations, use snail adhesive, minimal amount is needed.
  10. Next, take the large glimmar balloon and apply snail adhesive to the back, adhere it to a piece of vellum to create a background (and give it strength) and fussy cut around the balloon with snips. At this point, lay the balloon on the card in order to see where you’d like to position it, followed by where to apply medium vellum clouds to the large glimmar balloon but apply snail to the balloon and attaching one on the front and one on the back of the glimmar balloon.
  11. Adhere 1 smaller inked ballon to the glimmar matte and the larger inked balloon to the glimmar matte. Apply dimensionals to the back of the matte and adhere them to the card base in your chosen area.
  12. Using dimensionals, adhere the last inked ballon (cardstock image only) to the card base in your chosen area, recommended over one of the vellum clouds adhered previously.
  13. If so desired, cut number and letters for birthday using large letters and large numbers framelits from glimmar paper and using dimensionals for the number (at the front of the card) apply to card (recommended with a larger vellum cloud in the background). Adhere the letters for the name with snail adhesive as you desire.
  14. Adhere large glimmar balloon (with attached vellum clouds) to the 1 1/2 inch strip over the section that is free standing away from the card so the balloon looks like it is floating when the card is standing upright. Stand card upright and enjoy the wow!

Shop Here!  Supplies used to create this Wow Card:

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3. The Video

So, want to see how to make one?  What are the dimensions?  Where do you score?  This card really is super simple once you get those basics and you can create your own!! I’d love to see what you create so please share!! tag me on twitter @JanleyH – thanks!!

Here is my latest creation and the one I make in my video!! 


Going to make a new post for this card with the list of supplies just to keep it a bit more organized, watch for an upcoming post! 😉

Please show me what you create and I’d love to hear from you!! Thanks for all the support and please be patient, I’ve decided to move on to using my SLR for videos so it’s back to the drawing board on learning how to use that! 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Janley –



Sale a Bration SECOND RELEASE starts today!


Today there are even more reasons to take advantage of the sale a bration deals!! More sale a bration items!!

CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS HERE on the newest items!: sab_2017_2nd-release_ca

NEED A LOOK AT THE CURRENT OCCASIONS CATALOGUE AND THE ENTIRE SALES BROCHURE?? Scroll to the bottom of this post for the two links! 😉

My pick you say??? Well, for those of you that know me, I have a slight addiction to everything glimmar, shimmer and bling!! So when I saw this new 6 x 6 stack of glimmar paper, it was first on my list!! Can’t wait to play!



Here is the Occasions catalogue:20161007_occ17_en-ca

Here is the Sale a bration brochure: sab_2017_cabrochure

Happy Stamping!

YouTube is a go!

I consider myself fairly tech savy, that being said, this YouTube business has been fairly painful. I mean, millions of people are uploading all the time, how hard can it be?

First it was the memory on my phone, okay, that’s my problem, keep the photos synced and delete videos as they are save, etc.  I can manage that.  Then when I filmed landscape the video would post sideways, you can only imagine the language I was spouting off in my craftroom at this point…..Then the uploading took a couple of hours on the first one I did privately.  My friend said that can be the case. Okay, moving on.  I attempted to upload this Valentine’s video the night before Valentine’s day and here we are a day after Valentine’s and it’s done.  So, let’s just say, I tried uploading from my phone, thinking maybe that would faster, nope, I cancelled that when it appeared it was going no where.  Then I tried again yesterday morning, thinking maybe my Internet is the problem as it appeared it would take 5 plus hours and who knows how much longer…I cancelled that this morning when it still wasn’t done…

So when all else fails, google!  Which resulted in…wait for it… a YouTube video on how to make your upload faster!  I’m sure I did this a while back but didn’t really get any where with it, this time, advice on the first video.  I simply saved the video to my comp desktop and voila, uploaded in 25 minutes!! I’m seriously confused why that matters but whatever, it works!  So after all this frustration and perhaps finally finding a way to get past the pain, I may be inspired to create and give it a go again, maybe today…

So here is my Valentine’s quick and easy creation, after Valentine’s day! lol There’s always next year, right? Or just a card for the love of your life any day!  😉

Please do not be too hard on me, I’ll get better! Thanks for the support, Everyone!

Valentine’s Preparations!

Miss me? I know, it’s been 8 days!!  I had really told myself that I wouldn’t let it go longer than a week but been feeling like garbage, a massive snow storm and today it’s -37 wind chill, I haven’t been feeling overly motivated…other than to plug away on the kids’ Valentine’s since that has a deadline!   Honestly, I’m totally a work under pressure kind of girls (as was the case when yesterday I dug out the iron to iron on Olivia’s badges for Sparks last night, really didn’t feel like it but didn’t want to be “that Mom” that didn’t have it done)….


This month’s Paper Pumpkin is adorable and cute, and a new stamp set that doesn’t disappoint.  Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin!

So what was I to do when Stampin Up announced there would not be a refill this year so I would have to come up with other ideas.  I checked out Rachel Tessman (Stamp Your Art Out), or unofficial Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin guru of alternative ideas and she shared to just add a little topper to our 2×8 cellephane bags, great idea, right?  Only thing was that I had left it too late to order them in time but I do have some of the old ones that are bigger, but whatever, it’ll do, right?  I also have some old kids’ bookmarks from my teacher days that I wanted to give Olivia to put in her Valentine’s so the bigger bags are a better fit anyway.  So the Sparks are getting 17 of the Paper Pumpkin bags and her class and the twins will be getting little bags with a Nestle treat and a Happy Valentine’s heart (using this month’s stamp set) on our Sweetheart punch!!!


I’m using an old designer series paper from last year but I think this year’s Falling in Love would be a beautiful pick!  I’m thinking about adding some silver metallic thread to the hearts before I stick them onto the bags (like we did with the gold on the Paper Pumpkin bags), I’m in love with metallic thread these days!

Hope you all have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!