Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making! Whether you’ve been here before or you’re brand new to my page, I am going to show you some awesome tips that every stamper needs to know. I’m sharing some beautiful and simple cards with you today that were CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, Wendy Cranford. She inspired me to use the Meant To Be Bundle to showcase how you can create a simple card, and step it up a little when you’re ready to advance to that next paper crafting level!

The first card has a super simple and clean look. It has one card stock strip running the width of the card, and two layered circles off set that were punched out using Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Punches. There are three hearts stamped to the left just above the card stock strip. The rest of the card is blank, lending to the clean look.

The second card is a stepped up version, so we have introduced a few more elements. We have added a card mat and stamped all over to create our own “Designer Series Paper”. I like to call this DIY DSP. We have the same band, but it’s cut just a bit shorter to span the width of the card mat. The circles have now been stitched using framelits dies, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is adding a Heart Epoxy Droplet that was colored in using a Stampin’ Blends Maker which is alcohol based, so the color won’t rub off.

And that’s it! That’s how you can take a clean and simple card and step it up by just adding a few additional materials. I hope you enjoyed these photos! Be sure to check out my video tutorial to see how easy it is to create these wonderful cards!

Measurements:

Standard Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Standard Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Flirty Flamingo Strip: 4″ or 4-1/4″ x 1″
Circles: 2 various sizes, I used 1-3/4″ & 2″ Punches
or the two middle circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Materials:

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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
Click the picture above to check it out!

Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration! Every $50 (US) spent earns you one FREE level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! New this year, level 2 rewards with every $100 (US) spent! Head to my shop to check out all the awesome FREE items you can earn!

Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Materials:
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If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code NTJUWGMD when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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