Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Project #4 in the Ornate Garden Suite Mega Tutorial Bundle

I'm having SUCH a great time creating with the Ornate Garden Suite!  We're on Project #4 in my Mega Tutorial Bundle - ALL 12 projects in this bundle feature the Ornate Garden suite of products.  


note card purse | Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden suite | Made by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper | free Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle with $50 order in my store

I made a note card purse for today's featured bundle project.  The belly band slides off and inside is room for 4 note cards plus envelopes.  The printed paper and dies in this suite make this look extra-fancy, so this would be a fantastic gift for a teacher, health care worker, or anyone that you are feeling grateful for.  



Through-out April, I'm posting at least 12 projects made with the Ornate Garden Suite.

  • Easy, stepped-up, fancy fold, technique-driven, anything-but-a-card - it'll be a WIDE variety!  
  • The card above is Project #4.
  • Every project will have detailed instructions and photos in a pdf.  
  • Each project's tutorial will be sent via email as each project is posted here on my blog.
  • To receive it, place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) in my store April 1-30 and use Reward Code SWDK2WN2.
  • You will receive ALL the tutorials, no matter when in April you order.  

This is a free class as a thank you for ordering with me!  And you can order whatever you want!


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My Timeless Tropical Online Class is ready to ship!  Read how to get a class kit shipped to you.

Timeless Tropical Online Class | Designed by Nicole Steele  The Joyful Stamper | Stampin' Up! | gift card holder | birthday card | ghiradelli holder

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Timeless Tropical Online Class - Ready To Ship Now!

Timeless Tropical Online Class | Designed by Nicole Steele  The Joyful Stamper | Stampin' Up! | gift card holder | birthday card | ghiradelli holder

Turn your stamp space into a tropical paradise with this online class featuring the Tropical Oasis suite from Stampin' Up!  You'll love playing with the bright colors and fun vibe of the Designer Series Paper.  And did I mention there are pineapple stamps and dies?  Yes!

Your class kit will be cut, scored, and organized by project.  You'll create 2 each of 2 card designs, a gift card holder, and a treat holder for a total of 8 projects.

Timeless Tropical Online Class Details

  • $25 | Includes Priority Shipping 
  • Class kit includes cut, scored, and organized packets to make 8 projects
  • step-by-step instructions with photos emailed to you as a pdf
  • Projects are 2 card designs, a gift card holder, and a treat holder (2 packets for each)


**You will need the Timeless Tropical bundle (Timeless Tropical stamp set and In The Tropics dies) to complete the projects.  You will also need the following ink pads: Soft Suede, Garden Green, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  I used Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Multi Purpose Liquid Glue for the adhesive.**


You can order the bundle here, if you don't already have it.  Although it is on backorder, it is still orderable and expected to ship the week of April 27.

You can order ink and adhesive here, or use what you have.


More Tropical Paradise For You Today

Happy Half Hour Facebook Live Stamping Class | Tuesdays at 2 PM ET | The Joyful Stamper Facebook page with Nicole Steele

If you order the Timeless Tropical Bundle and use the Reward Code, that will qualify you for my Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle, too!  12+ projects, featured through-out April here on my blog, the tutorials emailed to you as they post - that's a TON of fun and a fantastic deal!



Don't forget to order your Timeless Tropical Online Class now (just hit the Buy Now button above).  They are ready to ship!


Monday, April 6, 2020

Project #3 in the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle

Do you spring clean?  I'm not even sure what spring cleaning means anymore.  I understand that when fireplaces and coal were used to heat homes spring cleaning was a necessity because soot and dust accumulated over the winter.  Now, it's just cobwebs that build up in the Steele home (in my defense, our home is next to woods so we get LOTS of spiders and other critters in our house).  Well, I did a little traditional spring cleaning over the weekend, inspired by my mom.  She mentioned she was washing her curtains and I thought - saints on skates - if my mom can wash her bajillion curtains, I can wash my 7 piddly sets.  I even hung them outside to dry because it was sunny and beautiful.  The best part is that I can actually tell the curtains were washed!  I see the difference!


Ornate Garden Suite Bundle Project #3 | Stampin' Up! | designed by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

One thing I do not do in the spring is garden.  I have spent so much money over the years only to watch it all DIE.  Thank goodness Stampin' Up! has beautiful collections like Ornate Garden so that I can stamp a gorgeous array that doesn't die.  I wish I could stamp my yard.

One technique I'm hooked on right now is using Blender Pens to create blurred vintage looks.  These pens belong on every stamper's desk.  Coloring straight from the ink pad, watercoloring, outlining - so many uses and they're only $12 for a pack of 3 double-tipped pens.  They're worth adding to your next order.

Through-out April, I'm posting at least 12 projects made with the Ornate Garden Suite.

  • Easy, stepped-up, fancy fold, technique-driven, anything-but-a-card - it'll be a WIDE variety!  
  • The card above is Project #3.
  • Every project will have detailed instructions and photos in a pdf.  
  • Each project's tutorial will be sent via email as each project is posted here on my blog.
  • To receive it, place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) in my store April 1-30 and use Reward Code SWDK2WN2.
  • You will receive ALL the tutorials, no matter when in April you order.  

This is a free class as a thank you for ordering with me!  And you can order whatever you want!


Shop Stampin' Up! with Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper | arts and crafts supplies | paper crafting supplies | rubber stamping and scrapbooking supplies

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I love stamping and I love Stampin' Up!  Thank you so much for choosing me as your demonstrator.  I am grateful for YOU!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Happy Half Hour Live Stamping Class - Ornate Garden and Tags In Bloom

Every Tuesday at 2 PM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Everyone is invited - those of you curious about stamping, new to stamping, experienced at stamping, or already a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  

**If you want to skip the chit chat, the Tags In Bloom card starts at 8:30 and the Ornate Garden card starts at 27:30**

This past Tuesday's class focused on saying good-bye to Tags In Bloom (a Sale-A-Bration set) and saying a BIG hello to Ornate Garden.  

A vision came to me of a pink and white card with a whitewashed background overstamped with the sweet little flower in Tags In Bloom.  I had to make it!  You'll see how I used a Whisper White ink pad and Stamping Sponge to make that background.

The Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper has a dusty vintage vibe that looks great and I couldn't decide which pattern to use - so my card design uses 3 of the patterns!  Any Designer Series Paper will work, but this is my favorite right now.

You can find the project sheet for Tuesday's class with measurements and supply lists here.

Follow me on Facebook so you can be notified when I go live next.  I'd love to see you at the class!

Through-out April, I'm posting at least 12 projects made with the Ornate Garden Suite.

  • Easy, stepped-up, fancy fold, technique-driven, anything-but-a-card - it'll be a WIDE variety!  
  • Every project will have detailed instructions and photos in a pdf.  
  • Each project's tutorial will be sent via email as each project is posted here on my blog.
  • To receive it, place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) in my store April 1-30 and use Reward Code SWDK2WN2.
  • You will receive ALL the tutorials, no matter when in April you order.  

This is a free class as a thank you for ordering with me!  And you can order whatever you want!

Shop Stampin' Up! with Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper | arts and crafts supplies | paper crafting supplies | rubber stamping and scrapbooking supplies

If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site


I love stamping and I love Stampin' Up!  Thank you so much for choosing me as your demonstrator.  I am grateful for YOU!



Friday, April 3, 2020

Project #2 in the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle

It's time for Project #2 in my Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle.  I found an unusual color combination on Splitcoaststampers and had to give it a try.

Ornate Garden Suite Bundle project #2 | Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, Blushing Bride | Stampin' Up! | designed by Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

Over-the-top cards with lots of layers and detail are what I love best.  This card showcases it all!  We all have someone (or many someones) we can thank or express gratitude to - wouldn't this be a beautiful way to do so?  I love that the Ornate Thanks set has a couple dozen ways to say it, and in a pretty, handwritten font.  Ordering from this collection is a must, especially when you'll get so many tutorials showing you what you can do with it!



Through-out April, I'm posting at least 12 projects made with the Ornate Garden Suite.

  • Easy, stepped-up, fancy fold, technique-driven, anything-but-a-card - it'll be a WIDE variety!  
  • The card above is Project #2.
  • Every project will have detailed instructions and photos in a pdf.  
  • Each project's tutorial will be sent via email as each project is posted here on my blog.
  • To receive it, place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) in my store April 1-30 and use Reward Code SWDK2WN2.
  • You will receive ALL the tutorials, no matter when in April you order.  

This is a free class as a thank you for ordering with me!  And you can order whatever you want!


Shop Stampin' Up! with Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper | arts and crafts supplies | paper crafting supplies | rubber stamping and scrapbooking supplies

If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site


I love stamping and I love Stampin' Up!  Thank you so much for choosing me as your demonstrator.  I am grateful for YOU!


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