Here we are at the end of another year so let’s take a look back at the Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2017. These are the ideas that you looked at, watched, commented on and told me you enjoyed the most. Be inspired & may your 2018 be full of card making fun!

1) 5 VersaMark Techniques: This Ink Pad is MAGIC!

VersaMark Techniques

The VersaMark ink pad is indeed magic and my most popular post by far this year included 5 different techniques that you can use it for. Read all about it here:

2) THIS will be a game changer for your stamping!

Stamparatus Video

Y’all are just a little bit excited about Stampin’ Up!’s NEW Stamp Positioning Tool called the Stamparatus. And so am I!! To see what’s so great about it watch the video here: and don’t forget to pre-order yours by December 30th!

3) My NEW Craft Room & Organization!

How to Organize Card Making Supplies

This year I moved my craft room to a different room in our house and along the way purged and reorganized many of my supplies. During the move I shared a number of different posts and videos that will help you get more organized in the new year…

The “Before” Video of my Old Craft Room:

An Update from the Middle of the Move:

Organization of my NEW Craft Room:

How to Store 12×12 Paper:×12-paper

4) OnStage Minneapolis Card Swaps

Minneapolis OnStage Card Swaps

Lots of card ideas for you here! One of the best parts of attending any Stampin’ Up! sponsored event is card swapping. All you have to do is come up with one card idea, make a bunch of that same card and then you swap with a bunch of other people that did the same thing. Go with one card idea… come home with many!!

See all my swap cards from the Minneapolis On Stage Event here:

5) Stamping Your Own Pretty Papers

In this video featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set, I’ll show you how to experiment with different color combinations and make your own pretty papers!

Watch the video here:

6) Quick & Easy Christmas Card Ideas

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards VideoThis year we sent out about 500 Christmas cards so I know a thing or two about making them quick & easy.

See a whole stack of Quick & Easy Christmas Cards here:

7) Make a Difference with Your Handmade Cards

Grace Card Ministry

Handmade cards are a great way to lift spirits and show you care. Making cards isn’t just a fun way to spend our time, we can really make a difference by sending cards. It’s so rare now to get an actual card in the mail that it really makes us feel special!

If you make more cards than you send, Grace Card Ministry would love to receive more handmade cards to send out!

Learn more about Grace Card Ministry:

8) Tips for Mailing Birthday Cards On Time

Birthday Card Mailing Tips

No more “Happy Belated Birthday” Cards. Here are Tips for Mailing Birthday Cards out on Time:

9) Rip Flip Technique

Rip Flip Birthday Card

This technique will help you turn one of your 12×12 double sided pretty papers into 6 cards! See how here:

10) Birthday One Sheet Wonder Cards

Birthday One Sheet Wonder Cards

As the queen of One Sheet Wonders I had to include at least one set in this year end round up. Details about these birthday cards can be found here:

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 2018, please let me know in the comments below! I truly appreciate your feedback.

Have a Happy New Year!



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