Tag Archives: examples of handmade cards

New 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is Here!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalog is here!  You can begin ordering from it beginning at noon today. View the 2013-2014 annual catalog online (Flash) Annual catalog Stampin’ Supplies Product Guide I will be sending out hard copies of the catalog this weekend, so look for yours in the mail. If you’re not on my list… Read More »

Examples of Handmade Cards: Scribbling

I don’t know if this card making technique has an official name; I just call it scribbling.  You can’t find an easier or quicker rubber stamp technique than scribbling… even doodling isn’t as fast.  🙂 PAPER CRAFT SUPPLIES Stamps:  Feel Goods (w-129681/c-129684) Card Stock:  Whisper White, 5-1/4″ x 4″ (100730); Pacific Point, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″… Read More »

Create a Birthday Card

I have another friend’s birthday coming up, so I thought I’d create a birthday card with a sneak peek! First I want to chat about some of the retiring products I used on this simple rubber stamp project.  I created some layers using the stunning blue Island Indigo card stock and some patterned paper from… Read More »

Another Blast From The Past

Here’s another blast from the past.  I called it “Self Portrait.”  LOL! Who can tell me what stamp sets were used to make this handmade card? A perfect example of “thinking outside the box,” why don’t you look at the stamps you already have and come up with different ways to use them?  A great… Read More »

Lovely as a Tree Nature Stamps

Sponging will take you far in your projects, and can really add a lot of wow with minimal effort and supplies.  Here I’m once again relying on one of my all-time favorite nature stamps sets, Lovely as a Tree. Supplies: Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree (w-115026/c-127793), Lovely Thoughts (w-125843/c-125845) Card Stock:  Glossy White – 3-7/8″x5-1/8″… Read More »

Is This The Worst Handmade Card Ever?

Isn’t this the worst handmade card ever?  I have to laugh even as I write this. I had the best of intentions when I started, and thought it was a clever idea.  My nephew and his wife are expecting their firstborn — Aeden– in about a month, and the idea for this card was to… Read More »

Look What I Found!

Well, look what I found!  A bunch of examples of handmade cards made and swapped between myself and other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators a long time ago!  Remember eyelets?!?  LOL!  I do miss eyelets.  Am I the only one? Just because I don’t feature retired rubber stamps or products on my website or blog doesn’t mean… Read More »

Butterfly Cards

Old nature book drawings were my inspiration for these butterfly cards.  The large image of the Swallowtail stamp (wood-129213 / clear-129216) fills up the front of the card nicely.  I stamped it in Early Espresso, and then I used the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (119680) to draw and write in all the “nature book”… Read More »

How I Create Magic Like Harry Houdini!

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Harry Houdini, the infamous master magician and escape artist.  I thought we could commemorate his birthday by talking about how I create magic for my customers! People often see the examples of handmade cards I make as hard and complex, thinking they’re not creative enough to be… Read More »

Thinking of You Card

This thinking of you card really shows off the way Stampin’ Up!’s products coordinate.  Look at how well the ink, cardstock, buttons, and ribbon matches!  (click on the image for a closer view)  The ribbon is actually showing up lighter in the picture than it is in real life. I remember the trouble I had… Read More »

Bloomin’ Handmade Valentine Card

Valentines Day is less than three weeks away.  Do you have your handmade Valentine card made for your loved one? This sweet card idea uses the cute Bloomin’ Marvelous set that you can pick up for FREE with a $50 purchase. I think this year’s Sale-A-Bration catalog is confusing.  Check out this easy-to-read Sale-A-Bration flyer… Read More »

Making Vintage Greeting Cards

With its quaint images from a bygone era, Feeling Sentimental (w-129627/c-129630) is perfect for making vintage greeting cards.  Add the rich texture of the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, highlighted ever so slightly with Early Espresso ink, some paper roses with pearls and crocheted trim, and the look is complete.  Click on the photo for a… Read More »

Bright Flower Birthday Cards

Today is FINALLY the first day of Sale-A-Bration.  Hooray!  For every $50 ordered you can select one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE!  It doesn’t get any better!  Oh wait, it does!  For every $50 you spend you also get a square on my 50/50 board for a drawing for $50 in free Stampin’… Read More »