On this last day of the year I thought it would be fun to look back at the Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2016. These are the ideas that you looked at, watched, commented on and told me you enjoyed the most. Be inspired & may your 2017 be full of card making fun!

1) Quick & Easy Fun Fold Card

You’ll find more details and instructions on how to make this Easy Fun Fold card here:

2) Mediterranean Cruise Swap Cards

In May 2016 my husband and I went on a week long Mediterranean Cruise (without the kids!) courtesy of Stampin’ Up! What a fabulous time we had!! Someday I’ll share some photos of our trip but while they are held captive in my camera here are all the cards that I received in the Mediterranean Cruise card swap: https://inkitupwithjessica.com/mediterranean-cruise-card-swap Lots of inspiration here, so take a few minutes to browse!

3) Stamp Your Own Background Papers

This is a technique that you can go and try right now. All you need is stamps, ink and paper… doesn’t matter what kind or colors! So what do you do with your one of a kind paper? Make it into cards, of course! Here’s how: https://inkitupwithjessica.com/stamp-background-papers

4) Card Making Tips

Here are just a few card making tips that will have people asking you “Wow! You made that?!?”

5) 2016-2017 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog tour

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are always full of card making inspiration and it seems that you all love to look through the catalogs with me! If you missed the catalog tour video for the current annual Stampin’ Up! catalog you can watch it here: https://inkitupwithjessica.com/2016catalog

6) Spotlight on Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

It’s amazing how many different cards and projects you can make with just ONE stamp set! Here’s a peek at a variety of projects made with the Birthday Blooms stamp set:

7) Quick Cards from 12×12 Paper

Turn your 12×12 pretty paper into a stack of cards FAST! Here’s how:

 8) January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit by Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit from Stampin’ Up! You can make the projects as-is or you can get creative. The January kit had a Valentine theme that I made quite a few fun projects with. Watch the video here: https://inkitupwithjessica.com/january-2016-paper-pumpkin-kit Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is coming up!

9) Bag-a-Lopes

Okay this one isn’t a card, but it is one of the first things I learned how to make when I was introduced to stamping. Turn an ordinary envelope into an adorable bag! Here’s how to do it:

10) Tips for Lining Up Paper

I often get asked how I get my card stock layers so even and nice looking. So here are some tips for lining up the card stock layers on your cards: https://inkitupwithjessica.com/tips-lining-paper

Just click on the links or photos above to visit any of the posts you missed and be inspired! Thank you so much for visiting my blog throughout the year and letting me know what you like.

If you have any questions or suggestions for posts in 2017, please leave a comment and let me know! I truly appreciate your feedback. Have a Happy New Year!

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