Author Archive: Nancy McDonald

Happy Canada Day!


Happy Birthday Canada!

I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Canada Day! I hope that you had a great day with your love ones.

We are very lucky to live in this country and I am very lucky to have all of you as Customers/Friends

Stamp Sets:
Vintage Leaves – Photopolymer (138802)

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)
Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)

Paper (including cutting dimensions):
Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Real Red Cardstock (102482) – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ – 2 Pieces & 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Basic Black Cardstock (121045) – Scrap

Bone Folder (102300)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Washi Label Punch (138296)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Leaflets Framelits (138283)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

1) Cut the Whisper White Thick Cardstock to measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Fold in half and crease with a Bone a Folder. The fold should be along the top.
2) Cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock and stamp it using the Maple Leaf and Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
3) Create a “Sandwich” by layering the stamped Real Red Cardstock onto a Standard Cutting Pad, Maple Leaf Framelit and cover with the other Standard Cutting Pad. Place this layers onto the Magnetic Cutting Platform and run through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp “happy birthday” onto Whisper White Cardstock. Punch it out using the Word Window Punch.
5) Punch out a piece of Basic Black Cardstock using the Washi Label Punch. Adhere the stamped Whisper White Cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Adhere the 2 pieces of Real Red Cardstock onto the Card Front using SNAIL Adhesive.
7) Adhere the Maple Leaf to the Card Front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8) Adhere the “happy birthday” layers, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Click here to purchase any of the products used to make this card

Good To The Last Bite Goody Bag



Do you need a quick and easy Treat Bag for the little Trick or Treaters? Good To The Last Bite Treat Bag is perfect

Stamp Set:
Merry Everything (Wood 135068 OR Clear 135071)

Paper (Including Cutting Dimensions):
Silver Glimmer Paper (135314) ~ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White Cardstock (100730) ~ 2″ x 4 1/2″
Tangelo Twist Cardstock (133677) ~ 1/2″ x 1″
Motley Monster Designer Series Paper (135819)

Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad (126980)

Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (131370)
Bone Folder (102300)
3/8″ Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon (133669)
Paper Snips (103579)
Note Tag Punch (135860)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
Chalk Talk Framelits (129983)
Project Life Corner Punch (135346)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332

1) Take a Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags, using the Paper Snips, cut the sides down, 2″ on each side. Fold it down and crease it with the Bone Folder.
2) Using Paper Snips, cut a piece of 3/8″ Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon to measure 6″. Cut another piece measuring 4″. Adhere the end piece of the longest ribbon using SNAIL Adhesive. Tuck the ends behind the flap on both ends. Only put the SNAIL Adhesive on the ends. Take the shortest piece and tie it in a knot around the longest piece. Trim the ends using Paper Snips.
3) Cut out the Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Chalk Talk Framelits.
4) Stamp the “Good To The Last Bite” using the Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the Whisper White Cardstock. Punch it using the Note Tag Punch.
5) Cut the Tangelo Twist Cardstock to measure 1/2″ x 1″
6) Adhere the Tangelo Twist Cardstock to the back of the stamped Whisper a White Cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere these layers to the Silver Glimmer Paper using SNAIL Adhesive. Put some SNAIL Adhesive on the back of Silver Glimmer Paper. Tuck a corner of these layers under the ribbon as shown. The SNAIL Adhesive is to keep the Tag in place.
7) Cut a piece of Motley Monster Designer Series Papero measure 2 1/4″ x 4″. Round off the corners using the Project Life Corner Punch. Adhere to the inside of the Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags.
8) Fill your Bag with Goodies. Have a Happy Halloween.

Happy Halloween Spider’s Web


I was asked by a customer about how to make a Spider’s Web for a Halloween project. That question sparked this card.

Stamp Set:
Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 128748 OR Clear 127802)

Paper (Including Cutting Dimensions):
Basic Black Cardstock (121045) ~ 4″ x 11″ & 3″ x 4″
Basic Gray Cardstock (121044) ~ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock ( 105117) ~ 3 3/4″ x 5″ & 1″ x 4 1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock (100730) ~ 1″ x 4 1/2″

Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)

Bone Folder (102300)
Paper Snips (103579)
Crafter Scissors (108360)
Crystal Effects (101055)
Dazzling Details (124117)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Extra Large Oval Punch (119859)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non Stampin’ Up! Accessories:
Black Pipe Cleaner
Glue Gun

1) Fold the largest piece of Basic Black Cardstock in half and crease it with the Bone Folder. The fold should be along the top.
2) Cut the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to measure 3 3/4″ x 5″.
3) Punch 2 pieces of Basic Black using Extra Large Oval Punch. Stack them on top of each other and cut a spider shape, free hand using the Paper Snips.
4) Cut out the Spider Legs using the Crafter Scissors and the Black Pipe Cleaners.
5) Take one of the Spider Bodies and adhere the legs onto it using the Glue Gun. Once these are attached put a lot of more glue over the legs and adhere the other Spider Body on top. Adhere 2 Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the eyes. Rub the Crystal Effects all over the Spider’s Body to make it shiney. Using the Paper Snips cut 2 fangs using Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and adhere them to the underneath of the body using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Ink up the “Happy Halloween” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes” Stamp Set using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. Huff on it and stamp onto the Whisper a White Cardstock. Punch out using the Word Window Punch. Punch out a piece Pumpkin Pie Cardstock using the Modern Label Punch. Adhere the Stamped Whisper White Cardstock to the punched Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.
7) Cut a piece of Basic Gray Cardstock to measure 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Free hand draw a Spider’s Web using Dazzling Details. It will take hours for this to dry, depending on how thick you make the web. After it is COMPLETELY dry adhere to the Card Front.
8) Adhere the Spider to the Card Front using the Glue Gun.
9) Adhere the “Happy Halloween” layers to the Card Front using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
10) Have a spooky Happy Halloween!!!

 Email Me or call me at (902) 455-7259, if you need any of these supplies to make this Happy Halloween Card

Nancy Fancy Stamping Has Gift Certificates


Are you having a hard time to come up with that special gift for that crafter in your life? Or are you a crafter that is tired of getting something that you really don’t want?

The Nancy Fancy Stamping Gift Certificates are perfect. They are available in any denominations, don’t expire and can be used to purchase product from any catalogue or any class (online or offline).

Phone me at (902) 455-7259 or Email Me at

Nancy Fancy Stamping Wish List Program



It is the last minutes before Christmas and you have everything done, you smile to yourself and now you can relax and enjoy the rest of the Season. So you think so! Then your love one comes and ask you that dreaded question

~ What do you want for Christmas?

Are you tired of getting something for Christmas that you really didn’t want, that wasn’t your colour or that it doesn’t fit?

Are you fed with the fact that you have to tell your love one EXACTLY what you want or purchase it yourself? That is no fun.

You have run out of time and the stores don’t have what you are looking for.

What are you going to do to avoid this nightmare?

You can get rid of this stress.

Hire me as your Personal Elf!

I will send you a Nancy Fancy Stamping Wish List. All you have to do is fill it out, return it back to me by the deadline and sit back and relax knowing that you are going to LOVE everything that you received. They won’t have to read your mind.

On this form you will include all of the Product Numbers, along with the Contact Information of your Secret Santa. I will contact them and discuss what they would like to purchase for you. As soon as I receive the payment in full. I will place the order and hand it over to your love one to put under your Christmas Tree.

Just think, this could be the first year that you actually get what you want.

I will place the last order on Sat Dec 7, 2013.

Email Me at



Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate



How many times have you opened your Christmas Gift and was disappointed at what you found? You nervously smile and say “thank You”. It is very awkward and all the you wish that they could read your mind and get you what you really want.

You don’t have to face another Christmas like this EVER AGAIN. A Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate is the answer.

Your love one can purchase a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate from me in any denomination and it is available just in time for the holidays.

The Gift Certificate is good towards the purchase of Catalogue Product or a Class Fee and it will never expire. It IS the perfect gift. This Gift Certificate is only redeemable by Nancy McDonald of Nancy Fancy Stamping and not Stampin’ Up! or another Demonstrators.


Email me at or phone (902) 455-7259 to get a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate today

Envelope Punch Board #133774


You may have heard all of the buss about the new Envelope Punch Board #133774! Well it is here!

You can make an envelope in any of the 66 Sizes in imperial and metric measurements.

There is no more guessing at what size to cut the Designer Series Paper or Cardstock ~ all of the measurements are printed right on the Envelope Punch Board itself.

I know once you see it in action, you’ll want to get one. You can purchase one for only $24.95 (Canadian).

If you’re wondering, my arms haven’t got hairer and my voice deepen. This is a employee from Stampin’ Up! that is demonstrating the new Envelope Punch Board #133774. Mine is on the way so I couldn’t show it to you yet. I was so excited about it that I wanted you to see it as A.S.A.P. 


So check out the video from Stampin’ Up! and then contact me at (902) 455-7259 or email me at to purchase one today



How To Use The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps?


Have you every wondered how the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps work? Well wonder no more!

In this video I will demonstrate how to use the Heart from the Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp Set.

The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps come in 2 sets ~ the Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #125152 and the Occasions Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #127081. Both sets are found on page 40 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue.


4 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


It is the day before Valentine's Day and I have Love on the brain. There is not a lot of people out there that can say that they Love their job, but I can say it. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

The following are my top 4 Reasons Why I Love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

1) The hours are very flexible. Stampin' Up! doesn't dictate what you work. You can choose the hours that you want to work and the number of hours that fits into your schedule.

2) I love to Rubber Stamp. I have been making Cards and Paper Crafting for 15 years and there is always something new and exciting to share. It never gets boring. One of my Favorite things to do is show someone how to make a Card for the first time. We get so excited when they do it. You can see the joy and pride on their face when they realize that they just make a Card. They have a sense of accomplishment and you help them do it.

3) You may think that I am biased, but I think that I have the best customers. They are truly friends of mine. It is a special sisterhood when you share what you love with people that get you and love it too.

4) I loved Stampin' Up! Products before I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Their Products are High Quality and they stand behind them. This gives me the confidence to represent a company that is going to stand behind me and their Products.

You can Join My Team for only $150.00 AND you will receive a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (Valued at $13.95 or less) OR a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012! But hurry because this offer expires Sat Mar 31, 2012.

Email me at or phone me at (902) 455-7259 to get started