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NEW Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!

Card making can be so easy when you are using pretty patterned paper! The colors are already chosen for you and the patterns add instant interest. The January-April Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog has some beautiful designer series papers, shown in the video below, that are...

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Winter Stamping List

The cold of winter is a great time to be in the craft room, so grab the Winter Stamping List and start checking off the items as you make and send cards this winter! What's a Stamping List? It's kinda like a "bucket list" that gives you ideas to start from as you make...

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Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2022

December is always a great time to reflect back on the year so today I've rounded up my Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2022.  These card making ideas are my blog posts that were most read and videos that were most watched in 2022 and include a variety of fun card making...

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Add a Gift Card Pocket to Your Handmade Cards!

Poinsettia Paper: 3-3/4” x 5” Cherry Cobbler: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” Shaded Spruce card base: 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 2-1/4” and 5-1/2” Everyone loves to get a gift card! Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5” Poinsettia Paper: 3/4" x 5"   In this video, I’m going to show you how to...

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Mini Embossing Folder Tips

Ever wish you could emboss a full card front with a mini embossing folder? You can! Evening Evergreen card base: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" Gingham paper: 2" x 3-3/4" Evening Evergreen embossed: 3-3/4" x 5" Cherry Cobbler: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"   Supplies Used:...

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Make the Most of Your Glimmer Paper!

Want to use your special glimmer paper as a mat but don’t want to cover it all up and waste it? Poinsettia Paper: 3-3/4" x 5" Gold Glimmer Paper: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Evening Evergreen card base: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" Before we dive into tips for making the most of...

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Christmas Shaker Cards Tutorial

Nothing WOWs like a shaker card! My friend Joyce recently shared these fun shaker cards with me that she made using the Peace to You stamp set... Aren’t they great! They inspired me to order the Peace to You stamp set and create some shaker cards of my own. Basic...

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How To Cut Paper With A Split Design

Have you ever wondered what to do with a piece of patterned paper that has a split design? I mean the ones where there's a pattern on both ends but one of them is upside down when the other end is right side up. In this super short video, I’m going to give you some...

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Chalkboard Technique for Cards

Today we are going back to school with the Chalkboard technique for cards! Basic White card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" Kraft paper: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Cajun Craze: 4" x 5-1/4" embossed with Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder Basic Black card stock cut with...

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