Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hanukkah Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hanukkah Blog Hop
organized by a bunch of Jewish Stampin'Up! demo's.
We like to share our ideas for Hannukah with you.
I hope you have arrived here from 
and seen her beautiful artwork.

I have two cards and a little treat box. for you.

For my projects I used the following sets:
So here is te template of the sweater if you like to
case my card.

I started with stamping the candleholder with night of navy ink
on the lighter blue paper. Coloring the candles with
a white pen and the flames with the new markers.
Then I cut out the image and I put it on the sweater
(cut out from navy night paper) abd traced the image with 
a white pen so it looked like stitches. I also
drew the borders of the sweater by hand. Now it is time
to roll the sweater through the bigshot with
the cable knit folder. When done attache the
candle holder abd stick the sweater to your card.

To be honest I started out making this card.
Then I realized the T-shirt and framelit where
from an older catalogue (summer 2016) and 
not in in this years  the main catalgue,
 but I still wanted to share this card with you.

And here is the treat box. Below you find the template for 
scoring and cutting. I used the same materials as for the card.
It is really a very easy box to make.
I used the label punch  for the window,
but you can also make an oval or 
circle window if you like. It depends on what 
you have too.
This little box holds 3 small bard of chocolate.
The doves also come from the Seasonal Lantern
stamp set.

I want to contribute my card
to this weeks color challenge at

And now it is time to move to the next blog.
Go and see what 
has in store for you.

Thank you so much for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: day 6

Here are my cards for day 6 of the
and this time I played with the wonderful
coffee  set by Stampin'Up!
called Coffee Café.
It comes also with a set of thinlits,
wonderful papers and matching ribbons.
You can see all the products here.

For this card I used the design paper
in the background and the steam is made with
with thinlits from an older set called Swirly Scribles
(not available anymore). I used the leaves
from this set as well. 

I had some great helpers when I had to use
my big shot to cut out to coffee cup with
the thinlits.

For my second card I also used the 
You've got Style stamp set (see here).
I think this old lady is so much fun to use.
She is colored with pencil and cut out with
 scissors. The cup is decorated with the
leaves that are punched out with the leaf
punch that you can find in the new 
autumn/winter catalogue.
Design paper from the Coffee Café in
the background.

Thank you for looking and
have a latte creative day!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rosh Hashanah 2017/ Jewish New Year

As the Jewish New Year is around the corner
on September 21 and 22 some of us Jewish Stampin'Up!
demos have come together to make this blog hop for you
to get inspired for diy New Year cards. So get  inspired!

I hope you have arrived here from 
and were surprised by her wonderful ideas.

So I have 3 cards for you today.
These cards are all totally different
and not the usual New Year cards.

For card #1 I used the dies of the Number of Years set
to make up the Jewish year. The paper in the background
is from the new coffee set and the apples are punched out
with the Tree Builder punch. The sentiment is from a
very old Stampin'Up! set.
The sentiment is cut out with the oval die from the
stiched shapes framelits set.

Card #2 is my favorite. When I saw this new
I've got Style stampset it made be think about an old
record I have called "You don't have to be Jewish".
A fun recored with Jewish cabaret pieces, hilarious.
This woman makes me think of these typical Jewish old ladies.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils.
The paper is from the Bundele of Love Designers 
Series papers.The top sentiment is from my stash.
The flowers - gold embossed with a sticky pearl -
is from the beautiful Colorful Seasons set.

Card #3 has to do with my coffee addiction.
I am so happy with the new coffee set in the
main catalogue and now there is Merry Café
in the Seasonal catalogue as well.
The leaves of the apple are made with the Lemon
builder punch and the apple is the circle from 
the Swirly Bird set. 

I was thinking of coffee and honey cake
and that made me think of the stamp on the 
A little Wild stempset: the beehive and the bees,
making the honey for my cake!

For more ideas
please hop over to 
and see what she has come up with.

Wishing you all a year of
health and happiness
and may there be a little bit more Peace.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!
independent Stampin'Up! demo

Friday, June 23, 2017

Day 1: Coffee Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun Coffee Blog Hop!
Amy and her team have been working hard
to find many sponsor for this Summer Blog Hop.

and see what this is all about and see how
youcan win some prizes.

I start this hop with a baby card (as I have been
making some last week and kept one for today!)
For my card I used the new Coffee Cafe set and
a sketch from the Try Stampin On Tuesday Blog.

The tiny feet you see on the cup are from an old
and much loved set called Cuddles & Tickles that
I just cannot part with.

It is a fun and easy sketch and HERE are all the details.

The sentiment and the stork are from another new set
called In the City.

Here a totally different combo of colors
with the same sets of stamps.

Thanks so much fror looking and
have a latte creative day!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Ja heerlijk stempelen met mijn nieuwe stempels
uit de nieuwe catalogus van Stampin'Up! 2017-2018.

Yes, it is wonderful to stamp with my new stamps from

Deze week wil ik jullie laten zien wat een geweldig
leuke set de Colorful Seasons is. Nu met het mooie
weerkun je prachtig bijpassende kaarten maken.

This week I want to share with you cards made with
the Colorful Seasons set. With the lovely weather outside
you can make great matching cards.

Vandaag een eenvoudige elegante kaart met een achtergrond
van inkt en een sentiment gestempeld. Je noemt dat de 
watercolor smoosh technique. Je doet wat inkt van je inktkussen 
op een acryl sheet, spuit wat water erop en dep het op je kaart.

Today I made a simple, but elegant card with a inky background
and a lovely sentiment. For the background you just add ink
to an acrylic sheet and ad a few drops of water. Now dab this on 
your card. This is caled the Watercolor Smoosh technique.
Bij deze set hoort ook een set van thinlits, 
de Seasonal Layers. Deze heb ik gebruikt om de
stoelen uit te snijden die je op deze kaart zie.
Over deze set is er een video gemaakt die je
hieronder kan zien.

For this set there is also a set of thinlits called
Seasonal Layers. With this set I cut the lovely chairs
to go on this card. There is a lovely video made
about this set that you can see below.

Mocht je deze set willen aanschaffen,
stuur me een mailtje, dan bestel ik hem voor je.

Geniet van het mooie weer en maak 
er een creatieve dag van!

Enjoy the beautiful weather
and have a creative day!
onafhankelijk Stampin'Up! demontratrice

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nieuwe catalogus/ New Catalogue 2017-2018

Ja, hij is er! De nieuwe catalogus van 
Stampin'Up!  2017-2018 is gearriveerd!
Je kunt hem HIER bekijken.

Yes, the new catalogue for Stampin'Up!
2017-2018 has arrived. You can look at 
it HERE.

Voor vandaag heb ik deze kaart
met eenhoorn gemaakt.
De wens is van de set 
en zegt helenmaal hoe ik mij
vandaag voel.

So for today I made this card with
a unicorn and the perfect sentiment.

The sentiment is from the set
Colorful Seasons and is a must have,
for it is alright for every Season.

De eenhoorn is gemaakt met de uit en de vossen pons.
Hieronder zie je hoe ik het heb gedaan.
De achtergrond is geembossed met de de
All My Stars folder en gouden inkt.

The unicorn is made with the owl punch
and the foxy friends punch. Below you see
how I did that. The background is made with the
All My Stars embossing folder and gold ink.

Ik hoop dat ik je op ideetjes heb gebracht.
Laat me weten als ik wat voor je kan bestellen.
Maak er een creatieve dag van!

Hope you are inspired.
Let me know if I can order something for you.
Have a creative day!

onafhankelijk Stampin'Up! demonstratrice

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mojo Monday and Foxy Friends

Vandaag heb ik en kaart gemaakt voor de Mojo Monda Blog
en omdat dit een Amerikaans blog is,  heb ik de tekst in het
Engels gedaan. Gebruikte Sets: Foxy Friends en Tin of Cards.

Today I share my card for the Mojo Monday Blog.
I made this card with the Foxy Friend set and the Tin of Cards
stamp set. 
Here you see sketch 492 from the Mojo Monday blog.
You find all the details there and more inspiration.

A close up on the front panel. The happy birthday
sentiment is from the set Tin of Cards with a lot of wishes
for all kind of occasions.
Thecute fox is made with the matching punch.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!
onafhankelijk Stampin'Up demonstratrice

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Passover Blog Hop

Welcome  to a Stampin'Up! Passover blog hop.
A few of us Jewish SU! demonstrators got together
to share with you our creative ideas for Passover
that is around the corner. Did you allready get the matza?
Thinking od the menu? And how about decorating 
your table? Here are some of my ideas.

I hope you have arived here from Mirjam's Blog
and seen her wonderful projects. Hope you left her some love.

I have some table decoration and cards for you.
The moment I saw this beautiful Floral Boutique design 
paper, I knew i had to have it for Jewish cards. So I got the
whole set of matching dies and stamps, inks and cardstock.
Let's start with the floral table decoration.

I found on internet how to fold these flowers HERE.
And they are perfect for my table. I used square pieces of paper
of 4 x 4 inch to fold the flower.

After I finished the flower and glued the stick in the
middle. On to of the stick I added a sticky pearl
from the basic pearl jewels.

Now for the paper bag. Below You find the
folding template. You can do this with any size of paper,
that will fit around your jar (I jused an empty baby
food jar). For my paper bag I used an A4 size piece
of paper. Before folding it, I crupled it first for a used look.

Click on the template to see a larger version.
If you have done one, it gets easier. Try it with a piece
of copy paper first.
Now for the label. As Stampin'Up! has no Jewish words,
I typed those with my computer and used this fun 
free font called Bromello. For the word happy
I used the Tin of Cards word stamps to match
 the printed sentiment. The blue stamp you see
behind the words id from the Beautiful You stamp set.
Finishing of the card with more basic pearls.

Here you see my page with all the words I printed.
I left huge gaps, so I could add the
stamped words and easy to cut or punch out.
And now the cards:
For card #1 I used
Floral Bouquet designer paper
Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies
Star of David from Every Occasion stamp set
sentiment from Beautiful You stamp set
Basic sticky pearls
Night of Navy inkpad and cardstock

Card #2
same Floral Bouquet designer paper
Sentiment from Beautiful You
Petite petals punch
Glitter paper from SAB 
Solid Baker's twine Night of Navy
Night of Navy inkpad and cardstock
Mask that was available in the winter catalogue

Another card and pyramid name cards.

I always have fun name cards on my table and this year
I thought of doing these cute pyramids. You can use the 
Pyramid Pals Thinlits, but if you don't have those
you can use the template you see below. Maybe I will add
something fun inside for the kids around the table.

After cutting and folding the pyramid, I added the smallest
doily of the Metallic Foil Doilies. I love silver and blue
combo (but there is gold too!). On top of the doily there
is a 1 inch glitter circle from the paper that you could earn in the 
SAB period. Hope they come available in the new catalogue.
Now there is gold and silver still available here.
On top I used the banner from Number of Years
and the Star of David from Every Occasion stamp set
and a little basic pearl in the middle of the star.

And finally this card where the seder plate was the 
inspiration for my card.  I embossed the white background
with the softly falling embossing folder.
I used one of the larger metallic foil doilies and
cut it ino four to use for the corner decoration.
In the heart of the card I did the same with the
sentiment as on the paper bag. Around the middle sentiment
you see 6 1 inch punched out glitter paper circles.

Hope my blogpost gave you some inspiration.
No?! Need more? Well, see what 
Liz has in store for you on her blog.

in case the links don't work

The other participants are:

Thank you very much for looking
and hope you all have a very creative Passover!
independent Stampin'Up demonstrator