Do you ever struggle when you purchase a new stamp set as to where to start with it and find card making ideas?  What and how to create with it?

I want to share with you where to find stamping and card making ideas that will change the way you look at your stamps.  THE CATALOG!  Yes, the Stampin’ Up! catalog is one of the best resources for where to find stamping and card making ideas.  The first thing I do with a new set is open the catalog and copy the samples!  I might change them just a little bit, or often I copy exactly.  It’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing and to begin using those those new stamps.

Check out these 3 cards.  These are my versions of the cards on pages 13 and 45.  I changed the colors and the pieces a little, but the whole idea for the cards came from the catalog pictures.  Today’s video talks about tips for using the catalog for card making ideas, as well as lots of tips for punching the vases, watercolor them, and stamping the different images.

Handmade cards ideas

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Card Making Ideas: Where to Find Ideas {Card Project Included}

Make sure to watch today’s video to learn how to use your catalog for card making ideas, as well as lots of tips for stamping with the Varied Vases stamp set & punch.

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Fun Fold Video using Picture Perfect Birthday

Easy Place to Find Ideas

Here is the card that I copied from page 13 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Simple Card making ideas free

And here is my version that I show in the video and share tips for making.  As you can seem it’s easy to change the colors change the papers, and just add your own little flair.

Card making ideas for birthday

Card Recipe:

  • Crumb Cake:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored & folded at 4 1/4″
  • Call Me Clover DSP:  4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Grapefruit Grove DSP:  3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Shimmery White:  3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ + scraps
  • Grapefruit Grove:  3″ 1″ + scrap
  • Black Baker’s Twine
  • See bottom of post for complete list of all supplies used

Other Cards I Copied

Here are the 2 cards from page 45 that I also copied.

Varied Vases Stampin' Up Card making ideas

So right away, I had 3 different cards.  If you like this stamp set, make sure to check out my Stamps-in-the-Mail.  It’s a great way to get lots of ideas when you purchase a new set!  You can purchase the stamp set and punch bundle (save 10%) plus whatever other supplies you like, and get over 10 tutorials plus a free card kit to make 6 cards!  Now that’s a great way to make sure you use your new stamps.  If you have any questions, make sure to ask.

HURRY–Deadline to participate this month is July 10th

handmade card ideas step by step

handmade cards jackie bolhuis

Varied Vases Stamps-in-the-Mail

You still have time to participate in this months Stamps-in-the-Mail and get a FREE CARD KIT to make 6 cards plus tutorials for at least 10 different projects using the Varied Vases bundle.  If you missed the details, click below to go to the page with all the details and the Stamps-in-the-Mail Host Code to participate!  It’s a great way to get a new stamp set and start stamping with it right away with tons of ideas and pre-cut cardstock.

Stamps in the mail Jackie Bolhuis Klompen Stampers

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Do you like the Varied Vases stamp set & punch.  Leave me a comment–I love to hear from you.  And, if you have any questions, make sure to ask!

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Products Used To Make Today’s Card

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