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Beginner Card Making Tips & Ideas

Are you new to stamping and card making? Not sure where to start, or what you need? I have the perfect project to share with you and tons of beginner card making tips and ideas! I am using the Layering Leaves stamp set, a couple of ink pads, a punch, and some card stock. These cards are easy and fun to make and perfect for any occasion.

I want to take the “overwhelm” away for those of you who think stamping and card making is too hard or requires too many products and supplies. The beginner card making tips I have for you today will show you how easy it is to make your own cards. Plus, you don’t need a lot of “things.” We’re grabbing a couple of basic household items to help us create these simple cards!

4 different beginner card making card ideas using the layering leaves stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Video Filled with Beginner Card Making Tips

Are you ready to learn how easily you can make your own handmade greeting cards?? Let’s dive right in with our video!

In the video you will learn how to make two different card layouts – you can mix and match the stamps in this stamp set using either of these card layouts to create all sorts of different cards for different occasions!

The products used in this video were available for purchase at the time of filming (the list is below.) If something does not show in the list, it is either retired or no longer available.

Layering Leaves Card Ideas

Did you catch all the beginner card making tips and ideas I shared? I hope you found some of them useful!

One of the ways I like to create cards is to find a card layout that will work well for what I want to make, and then just use it over and over! Every single card you make does not have to be completely unique and different. Use one layout often for quick and easy card making. (This is probably one of my biggest beginner card making tips – not every card has to be totally different than any other one you make!)

3 cards made using the Layer Leaves stamp set from Stampin' Up! and a circle punch

You can see in the two different photos above the two different layouts. The cards are all very simple, I just changed a few of the stamps and the sentiments on each.

All of these cards are made using the VERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES. I use these a lot because they are both economical and the perfect size for quick and easy cards. I highly recommend these for beginner card making and experienced card making!

handmade note card stamped with the layering leaves stamp set and the sentiment "hello" on it


There are not a lot of measurements to share with these cards since most of the images are just punched out.

The cards that have the Old Olive strip – it is 1/2″ wide.
The cards with the circle – it was punched with a 2″ circle punch.

Want to Make These Cards?

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More Simple Cards You Can Make

Simple cards and videos that teach beginner card making are my specialty. Check out some of these past projects for more easy card making ideas.

Fun Fold Card Templates Book

Many of you have asked for all of our Fun Fold Templates to be put together into a book… and we did it! It is available in two different ways. Option one is an e-book that is a PDF Document you can download and save. Option two is a printed book that comes to you printed and bound.

The book contains instructions and measurements to make all 54 Fun Fold Card Templates that we have shared in our free video series.

Use the book to create all the templates, or use it as a handy resource as you are making cards! You will never have to search for another fun fold card design – they are all together and easy to follow!

June 2024 Happenings

Create four new card templates from Volume 9 of our FREE Card Making Templates video series. This class focuses on creating card layouts to help you design quick and easy cards while designing with any stamps, ink, and paper that you already have.

In addition to making your free card templates, there are even more exciting June happenings! Come learn more about them…

  • Additional 10% off stamp set & die bundles (20% off total)
  • 10% off the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines
  • Summer Creativate Retreat registration opens June 28

Thank you so much for visiting my website today! I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card making project. If you did, please leave us a comment below! If you have any questions, I would love to help you and answer them, just follow the link below to contact me. If you would like to place a Stampin’ Up! order, I would be thrilled if you selected me to be your demonstrator.

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6 thoughts on “Beginner Card Making Tips & Ideas”

  1. Love your latest how to video with the Layering Leaves stamp set and punch. Do you know when the punch will be back in stock? I may have missed this info if you mentioned it in your video. It is currently unavailable.

  2. Thanks so much for some simple cards … I need to make over a hundred for a garden club event and you have “saved the day”! Joni


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