Card Making Blog

Southern Serenade Mother’s Day Card

Since my mom passed away 6 years ago I don't usually make many Mother's Day cards but this year I've decided to send a card to a few of my other favorite moms. And it's never too early to make a card for a specific occasion!! They tend to creep up and are here before...

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Incredible Like You Card Kit

For YEARS I posted daily encouragement on Facebook and then life got busy. But I'm determined to make time to do so again because we ALL need a little encouragement! Am I right? What better way to encourage your friends than with handmade cards? The Incredible Like...

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Cards that Look Good Enough to Eat!

These birthday cards made with the Hello Cupcake stamp set look good enough to eat! The sweet thing is that you can use the same stamp to make frosting for a cupcake OR a dollop of ice cream in any flavor you'd like! Let's start with the basic cupcake and add my...

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Quick Cards with Painted Seasons Paper

I love pretty papers and the new Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper pack does not disappoint. It's got some gorgeous florals, a winter mix and basic patterns to use for any occasion. Thankfully each piece of paper is double sided with a different design on each...

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Color Inspiration for Card Making

Where do you find color inspiration for card making? It's all around you! One of the hardest parts of making a card can be deciding what colors to use. Often I find myself getting in a "color rut" where I use the same colors over and over and over again on my cards....

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It’s a Sale-A-Bration!

Welcome to Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s most exciting promotion of the year! Can I tell you what I love most about Sale-A-Bration? Free stamps, of course! I love a free gift with purchase deal and through March 31, 2019 you can earn free products for stocking up on...

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How to Cut Paper for Inside Cards

What do you do on the inside of handmade cards? That's a question I get asked frequently and for me, the answer is easy. If my card base color is dark and writing would be hard to read on it, I add a white insert.  Here's How to Cut Paper for Inside Cards... In this...

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How to Cut Paper Straight

In this super quick episode of Ink It Up with Jessica TV I'll show you my trick for cutting paper straight every time. Watch Now! This tip should work for just about any type of paper cutter you have. My Favorite Paper Cutter: Stampin' Trimmer Stampin' Trimmer Cutting...

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Hello Cupcake Card with Stamparatus Tips

These cheerful Hello Cupcake Birthday Cards are sure to make your friends smile! I love a colorful card and the new How Sweet It Is Striped Rainbow Paper is perfect for making cheerful cards! Of course you can also use this basic card layout with any pretty papers and...

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