Stamping 101

Are you ready to start making cards?

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!  Over the years I have shared several “getting started” type projects.  I have put them all together on this page to help you get started.  Make sure to click on the links to go to the original posts for all the fun information and inspiration.

This post shows you everything need to get started….from selecting good starter stamps, to inks and papers.  It’s your one stop blog post jam packed with information.

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.  Begin with a versatile stamp set, a few ink pads and some cardstock.  Below are several recommendations I have for getting started.  Check out the original blog posts for more information.  These all feature great stamp sets that are perfect for beginner stampers/card makers.  Each blog post has card details, lists of supplies to get started plus a video to help you learn to make cards.

Celebrate With Cake

Piece of Cake

Tropical Chic

Broadway Birthday

Abstract Impressions


Easy Stamping Video Playlist

I am always adding to my collection of SIP VIDEOS and projects.  Click the picture below to go to a YouTube playlist that is filled with SIP cards–tons of quick and easy ideas to help you get started on your card making journey.


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!


Beginners Catalog

Sometimes the big catalog is overwhelming, so Stampin’ Up! has this small beginners catalog for you if you are interested in just looking at a small selection of products.



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.

And, make sure to subscribe and follow me here on my blog, as well as my YouTube Channel.  I usually share quick and easy card projects 3 times a week!


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