Are you new to paper crafting and card making? You may be feeling overwhelmed and just don’t know where to start. I am here to help you. I have been stamping for over 25 years and I can honestly say, “you do not have to be creative or crafty to do this.” I love to help new card makers, especially since my passion is “quick & easy cards!”
Grab your favorite beverage, get comfy and start here. This page is full of information and videos to help you get started!
Start with a SIP (stamps, ink & paper)
You can truly make beautiful cards with just a SIP. Don’t feel like you need EVERYTHING out there to get started. Being with a versatile stamp set, a few ink pads and some cardstock. The video below is one of my SIP videos showing how easy it is to make cards with just a few supplies!
I am always adding to my collection of SIP VIDEOS. Click the picture below to go to a YouTube playlist to view them all!
I have put together a series of STAMPING BASICS videos for you that talk more about each part of SIP–stamps, ink & paper.
Let’s first start with STAMPS. In the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog you will notice that there are 3 types of stamps:
This first video explains the difference between these 3 different types of stamps.
Beginning with the 2019 Occasions Catalog, Stampin’ Up! is no longer offering “WOOD MOUNT” stamps and have introduced “CLING MOUNT.” This video will show you the new CLING STAMPS, give you tips for using them and explain the new names of our stamps.
Next we need ink!
There are so many choices. This video will help you learn which ink to use when?
And then, we need paper!
In this first video I talk about how to cut your cardstock and figure out sizes to cut it!
Why so many different adhesives?
This is partially personal preferences, however, certain adhesives really work better for different things!
Let’s Color an Image
There are several options for coloring…..but what is the difference between regular markers and Stampin’ Blends?? This video will explain.
More Coloring Options…..
Like the look of “watercolor?” It’s fun and easy!
Jazz Up Your Cards with Heat Embossing
Embossing is not only fun, but adds a big WOW to your cards!
Want to Learn More?
I love to share and teach people to make quick and easy cards. Card making is fun and brings so much joy to the recipient, and I am here to help you. Contact me anytime with questions or if you need help with anything.
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