Annual Catalog 2017-2018

Margarita Inspired


One of my best friends loves Margaritas! I saw this gum and I knew I had to get it for her! She doesn’t live close so I included it with a card that was inspired by the packaging of the gum! She just received it yesterday so I feel like I can blog about it now hehe She loved her Happy Mail and it came on a day she needed it! 

I love that about Happy Mail! It puts a smile on the recipients face and makes them feel good inside! I hope to keep up with sending out Happy Mail to my friends, customers and even family! 


Are you ready to see the fun card I created? 

Are you sure? It is full of color! You may need your sunglasses! hehe

Ok Ok I’ll show you! 

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So what do you think? Cute Right?!! I just LOVE how it turned out!! 

I used a Thick Whisper White card base. I then used Bermuda Bay as the first card front layer, then the Lemon Lime Twist designer series paper from the Eastern Palace pack.I stamped the lime slice from Lemon Zest stamp set onto the designer series paper with Lemon Lime Twist and added a little Wink of Stella. I die cut an oval out of the designer series paper with the stitched shapes thinlits. I then die cut a smaller oval out of Whisper White card stock with the stitched shapes thinlits. I stamped the glass and the liquid inside it. Sadly there is no Margarita glass but this worked just as good. I even added a lime slice stamped into the glass. I took the fine tipped glue to the glass to added some special detail to it.


I also stamped the lime slice on the inside of the card to add some fun details to just the plain white base. i used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to do the “Cheers” that the card is resting on to stay in the easel form. The sentiment on the front came from the mixed Drinks stamp set as well as the glass.

Here’s the card when it is folded up! I just love how it turned out! It would be a great card for anyone in your life that may enjoy a drink here and there! 

Have you given the fine tip glue a chance to add some extra fun details to you projects?



Do you need some Happy Mail?


You’re Night Owl

Britney! 🙂

Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Card Kits, Designer Series Paper

Soft Sayings Stamp Set

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Don’t you just love a kit that you can get a stamp set included in it? Soft Sayings kit is still one of my favorites! The only extra product you will need to complete the kit is adhesive. I used tear tape glue dots and the fine tip liquid glue. I showed you a card here that I did with some of the left over elements as well as the stamp set. I thought I would share some others that I created with the stamp set as well.


I used the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper for all the cards. That paper stack is 6 x 6 and it is perfect for all types of occasions! The stitched shapes framelits are my go to die cut now days! I just love the extra detail it gives to the cards without much effort. 

Here’s some closer looks at the cards.


This card is my favorite, I die cut out the LOVE and added Wink of Stella to them. I inked up just the you lots from the sentiment Love you lots. The banner was easy to make. Just cut a strip and flag the ends then cut the sentiment in a smaller strip then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment.








For this next card I used a few different elements. I die cut a square with my stitched shapes into the gold glimmer paper. I stamped the sentiment, flower and leaves onto a whisper white card stock then die cut it out using the Eastern Medallions thinlits. Wrapped some Baker’s Twine around the card front.




This next card is a great masculine card. Masculine cards are so hard to come up with! This designer series paper makes it a bit easier. I just used some of the left over Washington tape and baker’s twine from the Soft Sayings kit on this card.

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This is a simple but was a fun card to create. I used the stitched shapes to die cut a larger circle out of the designer series paper then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the die cut circle. I added a sentiment to a smaller die cut circle in white. I cut a banner strip rom Tranquil Tide to match the sentiment color.



Last this is the card I first showed in the other blog post I mentioned at the beginning of this post hehe I really loved using the Wood Texture designer series paper as a big part of these cards. The sot sayings kit is $35 which is great because it makes 20 cards. In the end you will have the stamp set and some let over embellishments to use on other cards. Check out the Soft Sayings kit here. I have a party open until this evening if your interested in the kit or something else. If you purchase the kit I will send you the card kit for these 5 cards. It would include the card bases, the designer series paper per card and the die cuts. Everything else is from the kit. Join my on my Facebook page Hope Paper Creations by Britney Vanderlaan Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:00pm EST time. 



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Handmade Holidays

Handmade Holidays

The holidays are so stressful and so busy! We always have a mile long list of things we wish we could do but we only get about a quarter of them done. This year we are going to start early, make a list and check it twice! Get more done but with way less stress!

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Christmas cards can be a big undertaking if you wait until December to get them done. So this year I’m here to help you get your handmade goodies started before the stress of the holidays kick in. Of course handmade meaning Christmas cards, gift tags and gift packaging. I can’t help with the baking part of handmade besides sharing some of my favorite recipes!

I have come up with a Handmade Holiday Christmas Card series that has 5 classes spread out once a month so its not stressful or painful on the wallet. Each class has the option of local to me or a To Go kit.

I will have all my details in the Class Schedule tab above and on my Facebook page Hope Paper Creations by Britney Vanderlaan in the events.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a class or To Go Kit please email me at 

Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper

Pink & Christmas?

Are you someone that likes the traditional Christmas colors of red and green? I decided to try something different by using pink with the candy cane paper from the ” Be Merry” Designer Series Paper. I like how it turned out. I think Berry Burst and the copper foil look good together! 

I decided I wanted to change up from the regular same old card fold and style. All I really did was cut 2 3/4″ off from the front of the card. Then I layered Whisper White card stock and the candy cane designer series paper sheet.

I cut a piece of Whisper White for the inside of the card as well.

Then I die cut two circle with the Stitched Shapes framelits out of the Copper foil and Whisper White card stock. I stamped the medium snowflake and the sentiment from Flurry Wishes onto the white circle. I then layered them with Stamping’ Dimensionals and glued just half of it onto the front flap of the card.

Here’s an alternative from my Christmas card. I decided I wanted to make a gender neutral birthday card. I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Better Together stamp set. I used the designer series paper Naturally Eclectic for the panel and the front circle. The ribbon is the fun new Ombre lemon Lime Twist.

What paper creating project do you enjoy creating the most? I love making cards but I think treat and gift packaging are the most fun to create! 

Did you know I have an Instagam account for my Hope Paper Creations? Come follow me here: Hope Paper Creations Instagram


Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper

Mini Treat Bags

Do you give little gifts away during the holidays to your postman or bank ladies or hair stylist? These Mini Treat Bags are perfect to make and have on hand so you can add a chocolate bar and/or gift card.

It’s been a while since I broke out my Mini Treat Bag thinlit die. It got a lot of love when I first got it. There are a couple different ways of using the die depending on what you want to place inside it. I have see the mini treat bags used for gift bags of course but also a packet for silverware in a tablescape.




Here’s three Mini Treat Bags that I created with the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper. I can’t wait to add some chocolate bars to them to give them away to my friends this upcoming holiday season.



I used the 1/4′ Double-Stitched Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler as well as Basic Back Baker’s Twine. I also used the new Corrugated Elements!The Merry Christmas sentiment came from the Better Together stamp set. I love this stamp    set because it has a sentiment for so many types of occasions! 

I also created some with the “Naturally Eclectic” Designer Series Paper. This is my favorite DSP in the Annual catalog! These can be used any time of the year and are get to have on hand if you have to go to a Birthday Party or a House Warming. You can slide a gift card inside with a card.

I used the Finely Woven Ribbon and Pool Party Baker’s Twine to dress up these mini treat bags. Happy Birthday sentiment came from the stamp set Better Together as well. The other two sentiments I used were from the new Crafting Forever stamp set. I think thats a fun set for those that have crating friends they can send cards and  goodies too!

The left picture is the mini treat bag but only using the smaller die that is used to add the back panel. The right picture is the regular mini treat bag.

Which mini treat bag size do you like better the regular one or the mini mini?

Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper

Christmas Already?

Do you hate to think about anything Christmas until after Thanksgiving?

As a demonstrator we start thinking about it in July! I personally love the holidays so I don’t mind thinking about it for 6 months. I don’t want to skip out on Halloween or Thanksgiving though, because they both are fun holidays that are family oriented!

Demonstrators just got to see the new *Holiday catalog a couple days ago!! I am always excited to see new catalogs. I think because having something new and fresh just makes it easier to fall in love with something and wanting to create with it. The Holiday catalog is amazing! I think it has something for everyone in it this year! From kits to great suites and bundles!

*If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a holiday catalog sent to you please email me at Hopepapercreations@aol.comimg_3789

Until I can get my hands on the new products I have been using the Designer Series Paper “Be Merry” from the annual catalog. I will be showing you three projects over the next 3 days that feature the DSP.  Now if your someone that doesn’t like seeing Christmas so early then you will like the alternative projects that I created using the same base materials but different DSP to really change up the look and feel.

This first project is a Banner that you can hang on a mantle or wall. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Alphabet Stamp and Framelits. I stamped the letters with Black Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock then die cut them out. I strung it on the new Whisper White weaved ribbon. I also added a heart from the corrugated shapes.

The alternative Banner I used the “Naturally Eclectic” Designer Series Paper. This banner I didn’t stamp the letters I just die cut them from Whisper White card stock. I strung it up on Pool Party Baker’s Twine. Then hung it on a painted frame I had. Next time I would punch the holes using a smaller hole punch plus do them higher up on the oval so they don’t move as much.

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Learn how you can give and receive!
Anyone that purchases the Petal Garden Share or the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set or the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper, I will donate 15% of my commission. I will do this until the August 15th.
Just use the Hostess Code: TF4NWQW when ordering the stamp set or designer series paper. 
To preorder the Petal Garden Share please email me at
saying you would like to preorder a Petal Garden Share. Then I will invoice you through PayPal. Then I will order the supplies and cut up and mail out.
As a thank you I will also send you a handmade card using the Sharing Sweet Thoughts set and Petal Garden designer series paper.
Have a Great Day
                             Britney 🙂
Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper

Show Your Love


It’s finally the weekend! What plans do you have for the weekend? I have 2 gigs this weekend. My man is a drummer and I’m his drum tech as well as the front of house sound woman! Sometimes it can be stressful! So there are many times I come home and stamp before going to bed. It will be late like 3am in the morning but it lets me relax before heading to bed. I have some beautiful Christmas designer series paper on my desk to come to tonight since next week starts Christmas in July! So make sure to come back next week to see how I am starting on my Christmas cards before the stress of the holidays kick in. 
Ok let’s get into this beautiful card and what I did to create it. I think this card is perfect to send to someone special to you. We all love receiving happy mail!
I picked out 2 prints from the designer series paper stack. One with the roses and the other just the simple pattern.

I cut them at 4″ and5 1/4″ then but them at 2″ portrait and 3 1/2″ landscape. You’ll have enough for to cards.
This let them all fit together nicely to make it one card front. I adhered them onto a 4″ by 5 1/2″ Whisper White card stock then trimmed down any over lay.
Then wrapped the pool party bakers twine around 3 times then tied off with a simple knot. I adhered that down to a thick Whisper White card base.
I die cut 2 stitched circle a Whisper White smaller one and the next size up in Calypso Coral. I stamped the sentiment that is from Watercolor Wings “The Little Moments with you matter a lot to me.”
Then you know the drill: Stampin’ Dimensionals, then time for bling! Rhinestones and Wink of Stella!! What what!!
This Petal Garden designer series paper is just so pretty in person. If you would like to see it in person I have a Petal Garden Share available where you will receive 1 of each design which would be 12 sheets.
Also for every Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set or Petal Garden designer series paper stack sold I am giving 15% of my commission to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. If you purchase a share I will be giving 15% of commission from that order too.  To preorder the Petal Garden Share email me at telling me you would like the share. Then I will email you a PayPal invoice. This is available until August 15th.  Just use the Hostess Code: TF4NWQW when ordering the stamp set or designer series paper. 
Then I will invoice you through PayPal. Then I will order the supplies and cut up and mail out.
As a thank you I will also send you a handmade card using the Sharing Sweet Thoughts set and Petal Garden designer series paper.
Have a Great Day
Your Night Owl,
Britney 🙂
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