As I write this, we are coming to the end of summer weather here and while I’m happy to embrace the crisp cool weather and beautifully colored leaves that fall brings, I am in no way ready for snow or winter. I love living in Wisconsin but I was born to be a...read more
When I first started making cards, my cards were incredibly basic. Like one layer of card stock folded in half basic. But as I made more and more cards, I figured out how to add layers and embellishments and make my cards a little bit more impressive. I rarely spend...read more
How do you line up your paper pieces so nicely when you make a card? That’s a question I frequently get asked, so today I’ve got some tips for lining up your layers of paper, along with a few card ideas to inspire you! Paper Sizes: Just Jade card base:...read more
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...read more
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 this one minute video NOW! Don’t save it for later. This tip should work for just about any type of paper cutter you have. ...read more
Gray Granite & Blueberry Bushel card bases: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ Patterned Paper: 3″ x 4″ (OR use a Memories & More Card) and 2″ x 5-1/2″ Mango Melody: 3-1/8” x 4-1/8” Circle Size: 2-3/8” Card making did...read more
Hi I’m Jessica, your card making mentor! I love the instant gratification and sense of accomplishment I get when creating a card. It’s also a great way to brighten someone else’s day. Who doesn’t love to find a handmade card in their mailbox? Whether you’re just getting started making your own cards or you’ve been making them for years, I’m here to help and encourage you to make and send more cards.