Friday, October 4, 2019

Parcels & Petals - thank you cards

I love to make and send thank you cards to my fabulous friends and customers.  I really appreciate them choosing to spend their hard-earned money with me.  For my September customers I chose the Parcels & Petals stamp set to make their cards with. I also sent them a pack of our cute Artisan Pearls (no longer available) as a bonus gift.

The Woven Heirlooms designer series paper was perfect for this project - I really like the Rococo Rose and Sahara Sand piece.  I've teamed it up with Granny Apple Green to bring a little brightness to it.  The Stitched Shapes dies are used A LOT in my craft room - especially the circles.
I don't always come up with my own card designs from scratch - I found a card I liked on Pinterest and then modified it to suit the colours and papers I wanted to use. Do you do that too?

The floral imagery in this set is lovely - its kind of a speckled and mottled look. Very "forgiving" (as in, you don't have to stamp it perfectly and it will still look good!)

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New 3D Embossing Folders - what you need to know!

This year (2019) Stampin Up ended their partnership with Sizzix - this means that Sizzix no longer manufactures our dies and embossing folders.

How does this affect you?  Well, our new 3D embossing folders are slightly thinner than our previous ones made by Sizzix.  This means that if you own a Sizzix Big Shot machine (like we used to sell) these new thinner folders don't "fit" the same way.  You either need to add some extra sheets of card stock as a 'shim" to make it thick enough, OR, purchase our new 3D Embossing folder plate. You use it in place of your normal cutting plate. It is a bit thicker than a normal plate - therefore just right for using with our new folders.  Its even been made blue in colour so you can tell it apart from your normal clear cutting plates.

How will you know if you need to use this special plate for not?  If the 3D embossing folder you have purchased from me (Stampin' Up!) does not say Sizzix on it, then it is likely our new style folder and will need this new plate.  If you purchased your embossing folders some time ago and they say sizzix on them, just use the normal clear plate with it.

I'm thinking I might start marking my new style folder with a blue sticker or blue pen marking so that I remember to use the special blue plate with them.

The new blue plate is $17.50. Let me know if you'd like me to order one for you or click the images/links below to shop online.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

October Online Ordering Code

Hi Friends,When you shop online with me in October at stampinwithbec.stampinup.netplease use the host code - it allows me to redeem some rewards which I can then share with you at the end of the month! Yay!  At the end of October I will send out a pack of Noble Peacock Rhinestones to those of you who ordered online, spent over $50 and used the code :-)

***Just remember, if you are spending $250 or more, don't use the code! When you spend $250, you qualify for your OWN host rewards of $25 or more, which is worth more than my little gift ;-)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Envelope Punch Board is being discontinued!

The fabulous Envelope Punch board is one of my FAVOURITE tools.  Not only can you make more than 66 different sizes of custom envelopes, you can make boxes, bows and more!

I made this quick little video to show you how easy it is to make an envelope with this great tool.  I love it for using up my way-too-big stash of pretty papers.  Make an envelope and use the off cuts on the matching card! :-)

The envelope punch board is soon to be gone, the amount of stock in our warehouse is getting low, so grab it before its too late. It is one purchase you are sure to never regret!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Tea Room DSP thank you cards

Hi friends,

I love making thank you cards!  I think they are something we don't do enough of these days.  Its such a lovely thing to get a card in the mail so if you can think of someone who has done something nice for you, pop a card in the mail to them - they will get such a kick out of it!  Better than opening a phone bill ;-)

I whipped up a dozen of these super quick today - so easy with pretty paper like the Tea Room DSP.


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Friday, December 28, 2018

Stampin' Blends club

Hi friends,

I really enjoyed teaching some simple colouring techniques with our lovely Stampin' Blends alcohol markers this year.  The ladies who attended these classes really enjoyed it too so I have decided to run another series for the first half of 2019!

The next round of Stampin' Blends club will be held at 2pm on approx. the first Saturday of each month for 5 months.  The dates at this stage will be:
Feb 2nd, March, 2nd, March 30th (instead of early April), May 4th and June 1st.

The cost of each session is $35 which covers 4 markers - you will use these markers in the class and then they are yours to keep.  If you attend all 5 sessions you will build up a great little collection of markers which you can enjoy using for a long time to come.

Since I have not yet designed the projects for the next round, I thought I would share with you what we did for the previous round so you can get an idea of what you might learn and do.  I will change up the colours for the next round but it will work in a similar way.

If you'd like to join us at Stampin' Blends club, please give me a call on 0403071367 or send me an email at
We'd love you to join us in 2019!

If you're more of a video person than a reader, here's a quick facebook live video I did today to explain the Stampin' Blends club. :-)


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New CLING stamps!

Hi friends!

Here is a quick Facebook Live video I did today to show off our new CLING stamps!  I am SO happy about these. You may know if you've stamped with me before, I stopped putting the labels on my stamps because they don't stick that great to the blocks. Well our NEW ones are amazing!! They stick so well, there is NO WAY they will fall off the block and make a mess on your projects! yay!

So our rubber stamps will not be called Clear Mount anymore - they will now be called CLING stamps with the new and improved labels.

Some of you may be sad to hear that our WOOD MOUNT stamps are now being discontinued :-(
I always loved my wood mount stamps but I certainly have noticed that not many of my customers are purchasing them anymore, in favour of the clear mount and photopolymer stamps.  I have to agree that I now prefer the ones that mount onto clear blocks from a space and money saving point of view.

What do you think about new new announcement?