Welcome to Card Making

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!

 

Easy Stamping Video Playlist

I am always adding to my collection of SIP VIDEOS.  Click the picture below to go to a YouTube playlist to view them all!

 

Stamping & Card Making Basics Video Playlist

This YouTube playlist is my collection of BASICS videos.  In this playlist you will find videos explaining the different types of stamps, inks, how to cut cardstock, all the different adhesives, different ways to color images and more….  Grab your favorite beverage and spend some time learning all the basics!

 

Stamping Basics

Here are a few of the videos that are in the CARD MAKING & STAMPING BASICS play list that are the first ones a new beginner stamper should watch.  They are below in case you’d rather watch them here, than go to the larger playlist.

Stamps

Let’s first start with STAMPS.  In the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog you will notice that there are 3 types of stamps:

  • Clear-Mount
  • Wood-Mount
  • Photopolymer

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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