2017 Holiday Catalog, Card Kits, Designer Series Paper

Hello Fall!

Do you love Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and go crazy when they first come out for the season? I like Pumpkin flavors but the Spiced part usually not so much. My favorite is the Salted Caramel Mochas Frappe! They also come out the same time as PSL which is right before my birthday! I wish it was Autumn all the time with the cooler weather but not too cold. The beautiful colored leaves and of course the tastes of fall! Halloween is not my favorite holiday besides for the sweet treats!! So I thought I would start making some fun different sweet treats to give to my friends and family.


The first one is this adorable le new pizza box that Stampin’ Up! has in the holiday catalog! They can fit so many types of goodies. I have tried little gummy pizza, Fun Size packs of M&M’s, some other square chocolate. I used the Merry Cafe stamp set for the coffee cup and sentiment. I use fussy cut the cup and lid out. To get the cup label I stamped the cup onto some of the Painted Autumn designer series paper and only cut out the middle section freehand. I used the Stitched Shapes framelit dies square to cut the Pumpkin Pie cardstock to added some contrast in color. The ribbon is so soft an easy to tie. It’s the Basic Black 3/8′ Shimmer ribbon.

Colour Challenge Template - 20.09.2017

Don’t forget to give this color challenge a try! The are a little hard to use together at first but its fun to stretch our creative mind! I would love to see you creations if you play along! You can of course link it on the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog but if you don’t have a blog then feel free to post on my Facebook page Hope Paper Creations by Britney Vanderlaan or use the hashtag #inspirecreatechallenges on Instagram and tag me in it!


This time of year we all get very busy and forgot to think about those around us that are keeping us going. Our support system, our teachers taking care of the kids, the postal worker, our hair stylist and many more. Create these Painted Autumn cards for them to say thank you! Count your Blessings and realize we all struggle with something! Getting something handmade will put a smile on their face and will even give you joy for doing it.

Sign up for the to go class or finished cards by September 28th so you can start your Autumn off with a fun handmade project! There are 3 options whether you want the supplies or want the cards finished so you can just write in them and send off! Option 1 and 2 all the card stock is cut and scored for you, the designer series paper will be cut and the dies will be cut out. There will be a pdf that I will email to you once I ship the packages out! All packages come with tracking so you can be excited to receive your package in the mail!!

So how do you sign up and preorder your option? Just email me and tell me what option you want. My email is Hopepapercreations@aol.com I will then email you an invoice through PayPal.

Well I better start packing for my Stamp Camp Saturday! I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Be Creative Everyday! 🙂

~Britney Vanderlaan

2017 Holiday Catalog, Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Inspire.Create.Challenges

Inspire.Create.Challenge #001

Today’s the day! The very first stamping challenge from Inspire.Create.Challenge! The first challenge is a color challenge.

This color challenge was a little hard! I haven’t used Calypso Coral and Basic Gray together before. Here’s what I came up with.

I used the new Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper to give me a beautiful jump start to the card. The card base is Basic Gray cardstock. I knew I had to use Calypso Coral as well but I didn’t want it to over power the Basic Gray and Metallic foils in the designer series paper. My go to framelit dies have been these awesome Stitched Shapes! The stitched look adds some extra detail without any extra work! You will see them used a lot on my projects!

I have a love hate relationship with vellum! I love the look of vellum but you also have to use it in a way that you can hide the adhesive. Most adhesive show through vellum no matter what. I choose to use it as my back circle. I even die cut it with the Stitched Shapes!

My sentiment comes from the new stamp set Merry Cafe from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog 2017! If you haven’t looked through the catalog, check out my menu for the Catalog tab with the PDF! Merry Cafe is a fun stamp set that coordinates with the Coffee Break Suite in the annual catalog! I fell in love with the set as soon as I flipped through the catalog! I used one of the snowflake stamps and used Calypso Coral ink but stamped off to create the background before I added he sentiment. The sentiment is two stamps that I placed on the block together to stamp at once.

My cards are never complete unless there is some kind of bling! This card I used the new mini silver sewing trim from in the annual catalog. Plus added some rhinestones!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the other designers!

2017 Holiday Catalog

Painted Autumn & Nutella 

I’m so excited that Autumn is around the corner! I plan to take down my summer decor and put up some autumn decor this week! I went to the local Pumpkin Patch on my birthday with my mom. We picked up some small pumpkins and I got some dried out corn to use for decor as well. I’ll try to snap some spictures when I’m finished redecorating.

The project I’m sharing today I used many of the products from the Painted Harvest Suite! From the stamp set bundle to the awesome designer series paper and burlap ribbon!

I used the Lots of Labels framelit die to creat the topper to this cute treat that holds a small flat cup of Nutella! Then I fancy cut out a sunflower from the Painted Autumn designer series paper. I punched out some vellum with the leaf punch that is in the Painted Harvest suite. The sentiment is from the stamp set Painted Harvest. Did you know buying the bundle compared to the stamp and punch separately saves you 10%? I did not care about the leafs punch when I first saw it until I saw it being used with vellum. I just love the contrast it brings to my projects compared to just cardstock! 

I used the metallic Copper thread to add some whimsy to it. I have to say I always seem to add Stampin’ Dimensionals to every projects!! I just love the feel it gives to my creations. It gives just a little more to look at and grabs my attention. 

What types of projects do you like more: Cards or 3D/gift projects? Let me know in the comments to be entered into a giveaway for a sweet treat from me! Giveaway ends September 30th at 3:00pm EST time.

Well time to go check the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Updates for demonstrators!! Hehe 

P.S. What’s your favorite crock pot pulled pork recipe?

Have a great Tuesday!

Britney 😊💎

Annual Catalog 2017-2018

Painted Autumn Cards

As Summer comes to a close and Autumn takes its place many of us get excited for the cooler weather, the flavors and smells of Autumn and, so much more! This year Stampin’ Up! created the most beautiful Summer/Autumn designer series paper! The images and colors are just amazing! It makes creating cards easy and hard at the same time. Hard because we don’t want to cut up this pretty paper. Easy because you don’t need much more on the card to make it beautiful! 

I have designed 4 cards using the Painted Autumn and Wood Textures designer series paper. They are a match made in card making heaven! I have made these cards into a to go class so you can enjoy creating as the weather turns cooler while you sip on a Pumpkin Spice latte or hot cocoa! 

There are 3 options you can choose from, but all of them you will end up with 8 cards and envelopes! There will be a PDF with instructions and pictures to walk you through creating each card. 
Option 1: Just the cards! This kit has all the card bases, cut and scored for you. All the designer series paper cut and die cuts ready for you. you would also receive full packs of the Linen Thread and the Metallic Copper Thread. 

Option 2: The Bundle and all! You will receive the Painted Harvest clear stamp set and punch bundle as well as everything from option 1!

Option 3: This option is for those that love the cards but don’t want to create themselves. I will create the finished cards and then you will get the joy of writing your letters and sending off the Happy Mail!

Please note Stampin’ Up! Policy does not let me prestamp for you. This is why you have the options of including the bundle or getting the finished cards. Option 1 is for those that may have the stamp set already or chooses to use a set they already have and replace the sentiments used in the samples. 

Kits must be preordered and paid for by September 28th! This allows me time to get the money transferred from PayPal and place the order. As soon as the order comes in I will begin prepping all the supplies. This may take up to 2 weeks from ordering. I will then ship them out with USPS Priorty shipping and having tracking numbers. 

To preorder your kit please email be at Hopepapercreations@aol.com telling me what Option you would like. If you would like to add anything onto your order please let me know at that time. 

Other products you will need to complete the cards: Bone Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive (I use Tombow multipurpose liquid glue and Tear Tape), rhinestones and ink (Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip), acrylic block for your stamps.

Did you know our designer series paper is double sided? If you don’t like one side you will probably love the other! To see more from the holiday catalog you can click the menu tab and go to catalogs for the PDF or go to www.stampinup.com

Hope you have a great week and don’t forget to follow my blog so you get email updates when I post! There’s some fun projects this week! 

Keep Stampin!

Britney Vanderlaan 😁

Annual Catalog 2017-2018

Inspire. Create. Challenge Design Team

I’m excited to announce I am apart of a new design team that will be posting challenges for you to follow along with! There are 10 awesome Design Team members! You can start checking out their bios over at Inspire.Create.Challenge. Our first challenge will be posted September 20th! Challenges will be every two weeks posted on Wednesday! 

 I hope you join in on our challenges and share what you create! If you have a blog and play along with our challenges make sure to grab the badge below for your side bar! Be sure to check back September 20th for the first challenge! I can’t wait to show you what I created! But I also am very excited to see my fellow design team member creations and YOURS! If you post to Instagram please use the hashtag #InspireCreateChallenges. 

Well off to bed I go! 

Your Night Owl,

Britney Vanderlaan 

P.S. It’s my birthday!!! 🎉🎂

2017 Holiday Catalog, Designer Series Paper

2017 Holiday Catalog!!


Oh my gosh! The new holiday catalog is now live! I am so excited that you can finally see it! It has been hard to get into the holiday spirit since summer was busy and a bit warm! We’ve had a couple days this week that felt very Autumnesce with the cooler days. I love Autumn so much and always sad that it doesn’t last long. Thankfully the Holiday catalog will be here until January 2nd, 2018! Check out the new catalog in the Catalog tab at the top of the page.

I haven’t made much with the new items yet, sadly! I do have one special piece I made that I’m excited to share with you! I saw another lady on Instagram show these FALL letters she got from Hobby Lobby. I knew as soon as I saw them what I wanted to do with them! 

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Isn’t it just too cute?! I used our new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper! This paper is perfect for Fall! The colors of it are gorgeous! I love that they included white pumpkins and sunflower images!! 


What do you think of the paper? Can you imagine some fun tablescapes for Thanksgiving? 

Want to get your hands on this paper? Go shopping at the Stampin’ Up! Store

Use the Hostess Code: XG9AHXB to receive some extra goodies from me as a Thank You! I appreciate your support! If you have a project in mind and need help knowing what you’ll need for it just comment below or email me and I will help you out. Party closes September 8th. If your order is $150 or more please don’t use the hostess code so you can have the hostess rewards yourself! Please add me as your demonstrator while you check out. 


My demo info: Britney Vanderlaan Bessemer City NC 28016

I hope you have fun looking through the catalog! Come join me on my Facebook page Hope Paper Creations for some fun today as I kick off the Catalog!

Have a Great Day!

Britney 🙂

Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper

Better Together Gift Bag

I found out it was one of my friends birthday and I decided to throw a cute bag an goodies together in honor of her! I took the treat bag die and changed it up a bit to make it a wider bag to hold some fun goodies inside.

I decided to go outside my comfort zone and tried using this gold foil  paper from the Eastern Palace designer series paper pack. OH MY GOSH! I love how it turned out! I think the pops of Berry Burst from the ribbon to the ink and the card stock sticking out the top just complimented the gold perfectly!


The Happy Birthday sentiment came from my favorite sentiment stamp sets Better Together! I even used some other elements from the stamp set for the toppers of the goodies on the inside! I used the Stitched Shapes framelits to add some extra elements to the toppers instead of it just all being rectangular shapes everywhere.

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What do you think of the gold paper? Tell me in the comments!

Have a great day!

Your Night Owl,