Cling Stamps

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Hello Peeps,

As you may have seen in the Spring/Summer catalogue, Stampin’ Up! has launched a new type of stamp and I would love to tell you a bit more about this.

Type of stamps

Stampin’ Up stamps are available in photopolymer or red rubber.

Photopolymer stamps are completely transparant. This is a usefull feature because you can see straight through them in order to see exactly where you are going to stamp. When using two-step stamps for example, it is indispensable.

The rubber stamps are available as wood-mount, in which case you will receive the stamps with wood blocks to which you will permanently adhere the stamps, or clear-mount, whereby you use the stamps with acryllic blocks which are sold seperately. You can use the clear acryllic blocks over and over again for different clear-mount stamps. The clear-mount stamps are provided with a sticker sheet of the images which are to be attached to the back of the stamps in order to instantly recognise which stamp you have. Unfortunately the stickers made the stamps adhere less to the blocks. As a result people tended not to use them. Stampin’ Up! has worked hard to find a solution to this and it is called Cling.


Cling is, just as the wood and clear mount stamps, a red rubber stamp. However, it has a super tacky sticker. As with all things new, you will experience a learning curve and need to get used to it. This is why I would like to give you some pointers.

First of all you need to carefully place the cling sticker on to the stamps. You only get one shot because when you place it, it is adhered permanently. Make sure you are straight above the stamp and sticker when you place it.

The other thing to get used to, is that you can’t quickly switch from one stamp to another. You need to peel the stamp off the block SLOWLY by carefully lifting up a corner between the block and the cling sticker. If you peel it up too fast by the red rubber you risk tearing the foam between the rubber stamp and the cling sticker. If you take the time to get used to them, you will see that these stamps are fantastic! (Which is a good thing since there are only photopolymer and cling stamps in the Spring/Summer catalogue and the clear-mount and wood-mount stamps will be discontinued compleetly as of the start of the new Annual catalogue in June.)


By now I have gotten to play with several different Cling sets and I am very excited about them. In fact, yesterday when I was finished stamping with a clear-mount stamp and I wanted to clean it, I slid of my block. I was convinced about the new Clings. Of course I will still use my clear-mount stamps, but you can get used to the advantages of the cling stamps quickly.


While I have you here, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about our Distinctive stamps too. This is a special type of stamp that gives a photo-realitic image. The way the stamp is made, it transfers more or less ink in certain areas. This allows for more colour variation and creates more shadows and depth then when you use a traditional flat stamp. Stampin’ Up had Distinctive stamps in both Photopolymer and red rubber. There is a patent pending on this type of stamp.

Want to try?

If you want to try the new Cling stamps yourself or see the impressions of a Distinctive stamp first hand, you could join one of my workshops or make an appointment to host your own workshop. That way you can experience stamping with them yourself.

See you next time,



A taste of the card buffet

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Hello Peeps,

Card buffet

Isn’t it fun to take part in a workshop? It became apparent to me again during my card buffet last Saturday.  Five ladies took part and had a choice of 10 different cards which I had prepared. There were instruction sheets inclueded so they could work independantly. Of course I was available to them to clarify or demonstrate things when a step was difficult or new to them. Dispite being of different levels of experience, each of the ladies went home proud and content with multiple handmade cards they did themselves. The workshop was without obligations. Everyone could make what they wanted and as many as they wanted within the set 3 hour timelimit. This left plenty of time for a cup of coffee, some snacks and lots of chit chat.

Masked buffet

Next month I will be hosting another card buffet. It will take place on Saturday October 20th from 14.00 to 17.00h at my house. Since the dat is so close to Halloween, it will be a masked buffet… More information will follow as the date nears. Costs will be € 2,- per card again and all will be without obligations. Should you realise after making 1 card that this is not for you, then you just stop. If you are enjoying yourself, you carry on. With another card or perhaps with a second card of the one you already made, if you really like it. You can make as many or few as you like. It’s all while supplies last.

Other workshops

If you wish to host your own workshop, you can call on me too. I have different kinds of projects which are suited for a workshop such as cards, a mini album or a calendar. If you have something specific in mind, I’m always open to suggestions. Together we can pull of something amazing, You arrange for 3-8 guests and I will take care of a fun afternoon or evening. Should you be interested in this, click here for more information about what I can do for you. You can also find more information about the workshops that I have planned here.

See you next time,



The power of a card

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Hello Peeps,

Long ago, or so it seems, in reality it was only a few weeks ago, we were on holiday in Turkey. My oldest two children were besotted with the animation team that would entertain them at the Kids Club. As parents, we also had a good feeling about the care takers that kept our kids busy with a variety of activities. That’s why I decided to make a card for them. I had taken some craft supplies with me and I know how nice it is to get a token of appreciation.

On our last day, I gave the Mini Club Chef the envelope. My husband noticed that she didn’t open it and said that she probably thinks that it contains money. I decided to clear that up straight away and told her: “It’s not money, it’s a card.”. She was excited and replied “that’s even better.”. It surprised me too. But she did go on to open the envelope immediately. As soon as she saw the front of the card her eyes filled with tears.

She gave me a big hug. Of course we could have given her some Lira’s, but this made more of an impression. On the inside I had written a simple thank you for the fun activities they had organised and how much our childrend enjoyed their time there. I had my daughter write her and her brothers name.

It was great to see how something as basic as a card can have such an impact. Besides now the team can look at it from time to time or even get some encouragement from it if they are having a rough day. That is the power of a card. It is an easy wat to let someone know how much you enjoy what they do for you and that you appreciate how they do it.

Our childredn had a super fun holiday partly because of the efforts of these speceial staff members. Surely that is worth a card.

Who do you think deserves a card? Let me know in the comment section below. I look forward to reading your opiions.

See you next time,


Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area

Promotions in August

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Hello Peeps,

The holidays are over, the children are back in school and I can’t wait to tell you all about the wonderfull promotions Stampin’ Up! is offering this month.

Colour Your Season limited time products

To start with there is a limited time products promotion on. It consists of the Blended Seasons stamp set. the set is available in both clear (to be used with acryllic blocks or a Stamperatus) and in wood (in which case they come with wooden blocks for the stamps to be mounted on). It is a versatile stamp set which can be used year round and which contains a few genereic as wel as a few specific sentiments. The images are very well suited for colouring with which ever medium you prefer.

The selection also incluedes a set of dies named the Stitched Seasons Framelits dies. The set consists of 10 dies which don’t just cut out the shapes, they also make a faux-stitching border around the label shapes. The stamp set and dies are also available as a bundle at a 10% discount.

Finally they’ve brought out a beautiful set of watercolour pencils to acompany the stamps. Stampin’ Up! does however reserve the right to incluede them in a future publication. I got the pencils during the preorder period to this promotion in order to take them with me on holiday to Turkey and they are fantastic. So well pigmented and the colour disolves beautifully and without stripes with just a touch of water from an aquapainter. Watercolouring has never been easier.

Bonus Days

As icing on the cake, you get to save for discount vouchers in August because the Bonus Days are back. For every €60 you spend, you receive a couponcode for €6,- to be used in September. That is a nice 10% return on your order. And on top of that you get a stamp point for every €50 you spend with me. Double savings. For more information about the Prulleke Loyalty Plan you can click here.

Autum/Winter catalogue

To wrap things up I want to point out to you that I have received the autumn/winter catalogues. It is packed with gorgeous new stamps, dies, punches and embellishments. Not just for now, but to be used all throughout the year. There are also a few indispensible products in there such as the Take Your Pick tool on page 30. Of course the catalogue is not just filled with products, it is also jam packed with insprirational projects to make and tips to help you release your creativity. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact me so I can supply you one.

Should you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below.

See you next time,


Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area



Parting gifts

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Hello Peeps,

The last few weeks have made it clear again how fast kids grow up. On Monday my eldest son had his last practice day at the primary school my daughter already goes to. He loves it.

On Tuesday  he had his third swimming lesson. Eventhough his birthday wasn’t until the week after that. You see he had always gone to baby/toddler swimming lessons and since he was done with those too, he got to take the next step here as well.

He also had his last day at the daycare center on Tuesday so they celebrated that fact along with his birthday on that day. He wore his birthday crown all day and enjoyed being the center of attention throughout the day. For us, it was the perfect moment to thank the teachers. They are partly responsible for who he is because of what they offer him and do for him. We are so proud of our little man and so incredibly gratefull for the teachers at the daycare center.

The box we made at StampEvent, is what I recreated another 5 times for the teachers. I filled them with Ferrero Rocher chocolates because the ladies are worth their weight in gold.


The base of the box was a sheet of Thick Whisper White cardstock. By following the same instructions as at StampEvent it was easy to assemble the boxes quickly. I decorated some of the boxes with Bermuda Bay cardstock, ink and Shimmer Ribbon (which I had left over from Sale-a-bration) and with the Springtime Foils paper (also left over from Sale-a-bration) and Silver Foil Sheet.Others I made in Calypso Coral. For those I chose the Springtime Foils cardstock with the rose gold dots and combined it with some toner cardstock which I foiled with some rose gold foil using my Minc. The ribbon I used is by Stampin’ Up but was retired years ago and is no longer available. Because I don’t have the same punches as we used during StampEvent, I improvised and used my CreaLies XXL Nest Circle Dies. Some magnets are hidden in between the different circles in order to close the box. I used the following stamp sets to decorate the white circles. The sentiments are from In De Bloemetjes Zetten, the solid heart is from Jar Of Love and the line drawing of het heart is from Coffee Cafe.

By now my son has been in school for a week. He goes with such enthousiasm and always comes home cheerfully.  He has settled in well and was clearly ready for this next step in his life.

Who would you like to give a gift like this to? And why? I look forward to reading about it in the comment section below.

See you next time,


Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area



Bike Ride cards

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Hello Peeps,

Just a few more days before the new catalogue launches. If there is anything you still want from the current catalogue or from the occasions catalogue, let me know as soon as possible. As of right now it is while supplies last for a lot of lovely products. One such example is the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper which was the inspiration for the colour combination in the next 2 cards.


The Bike Ride stamp set is such a prime example of a springtime set and with the weather we’ve been having the last week, I couldn’t resist using it. As I mentioned before, I used the colours from the Coffee Break paper to stamp and die cut the images. I used Candy Dot Brad Bases to attach the wheels. These have been retired years ago but were a good combination with the Candy Dots. Those were available in set of colours per colour family. Since I had some left in my stash, I added some Pear Pizzazz ones to complete the wheels. As a bonus the wheels can really spin now too. How fun is that? By attaching the frame of the bike and the basket with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals the whole thing got some more depth. The Hello sentiment is actually fron the Jar of Love stamp set. and the cobblestone road beneath the bike is a print fron the Petal Passion stamp set. I own the Dutch version of this set. It is called In De Bloemetjes Zetten. In the new catalogue there will also be several sets that have been translated into Dutvh. If you are interested in obtaining the new catalogue and the Dutch translations, send me a message through the contactpage.

Trots op jou/Proud of you

This card started with the idea of using a small image all over the background. The tiny bike is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I repeatedly stamped it in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake cardstock. Once again I stamped the different parts of the bike and cut them out with the Build a Bike Framelits dies. However, the bike seemed to float on the card. In order to fix that I used one of the dies from the Petals & More Framelits dies. At this moment you can still get the dies as a bundle with the Petal Passion/ In De Bloemetjes Zetten stamps. As of june 1st 2018 you can still get them seperately but no longer as a bundle with a 10% discount. The Trots op jou  (Proud of you) sentiment is from the In De Bloemetjes Zetten set and the die I used to cut out the sentiment is from the matching Petals & More Framelits dies set.

That was it for now. The last blog post of this catalogue year. I look forward to ringing in the new year with a look at some new products and a review of the new Stampin’ Up! ink colours which have been added because of the colour revamp.

See you next time


Independant Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area