Category Archives: Easy and Quick cards

Easiest Greeting Card Ever Using Designer Series Paper

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy card in a hurry!!  Here’s an idea for how you can make the easiest greeting card ever using designer series paper.  Don’t you hate it when you don’t have the right card on hand??  I do!!  Even with all the cards that I make, sometimes I find myself without an appropriate card to send.  Read this blog post to learn how to handle… Read More »

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

Do you ever wonder how to make speedy handmade cards?  Well, today I’ve got some ideas  that I think will help you. Takes a bit of pre-planning….because I want to get done quickly, I know my cards can’t be complicated, need to go together quickly and not use lots of different products. Here’s my tip for how to make speedy handmade cards:  Limit the colors, stamps, and products used AND choose an… Read More »

Handmade Card Ideas Featuring a Sentiment

Today I have some quick and easy handmade card ideas featuring a sentiment.  Sometimes a sentiment is large enough to be the focal point of the card.  That’s what each of today’s cards have in common. All the cards featured today use greeting sentiments from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  The first three cards also use Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and Tutti-fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins. They were also all cards I… Read More »

Quick and Easy Cards to Make with Stampin’ Up!

I held my new catalog open house last week.   One agenda item for the event: Quick and easy cards to make with Stampin’ Up! new products.  The make and take cards for my open house have to be quick and easy to make because of time and space limitations. I also try to find stamp sets, punches and dies that are fun. For this event, I used ALL the new… Read More »

Make Easy Cards with Scenic Sayings Stamp Set

The Scenic Sayings stamp set (Wood 141599, Clear 141602) in the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog is a great set to use when making quick and easy handmade cards.  It is designed to coordinate with the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (141642).  However, this stamp set can also stand on it’s own, as you will see in the four cards I’m sharing today.  The sentiment images are large, designed to be the… Read More »

Handmade Card Makeover Project

Do you ever see a card design that you love, but don’t have the same products to use in making that same card?  Well, don’t let that stop you!!  Just perform a handmade card makeover using products that you DO own to create a similar card.  The idea is very similar to the Copy and Share Everything concept (CASE). Well, the card I’m sharing today is an example of a handmade card makeover project. I love to get… Read More »

Tips for Making Quick and Easy Cards

A quick, easy handmade card certainly has it’s place!!  And Stampin’ Up! has products that allow you to create a card in 5 minutes!!  You know, we all have those times when you find out that someone has a birthday TOMORROW, you have a busy evening and you don’t have a card on hand.  Well, don’t let the panic set in.  Adapt one of the ideas I’m sharing today and you can… Read More »

Another Quick and Easy Handmade Birthday Card

If you are like me, birthday cards are are the types of cards I make the most of.  And, unless it’s a really special occasion, I like to create quick and easy handmade birthday cards.  The card I’m sharing today is easy to make but has a fun feel of “celebration” to it…thanks to the It’s My Party designer paper I used. Project Notes: Sentiment on this card is from Party… Read More »

Remarkable You Card Variation Ideas

The card I’m sharing today is made with the Remarkable You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This stamp set is a PERFECT one to use when making simple and easy cards.  The flower images are line images, but are bold enough that they stand alone and don’t need to be colored.  This card was one of the choices at a recent card buffet event I held. Project Notes: Stamp sets used were… Read More »

Handmade Birthday Card Quick and Easy!!

Sometimes we need a quick and easy card idea for creating handmade birthday cards.  Well, today’s project certainly fits that criteria!  This card literally went together in about 5 minutes (once I had the idea)!!  I’m sharing the idea with you (which is always the hardest part of any project) so you can also put this together in about 5 minutes!! Project Notes: Stamp set used was Party Pants (Wood… Read More »

Sponging Technique on Embossed Card Stock

Are you looking for a quick and easy handmade birthday card to create?  Well, today’s project is a certainly one that meets that criteria.  It’s simple to do and doesn’t require many tools or supplies.  It was a card that I demonstrated at a recent home party.  The hostess had requested I share some ideas to use with embossing folders and this card was one of the techniques I shared.… Read More »

Watercolor Wings Happy Birthday

Welcome to August…the last month of summer (sad face).  I’ve been enjoying watching LOTS of butterflies flitting around in my rain garden the past few weeks, so I decided that this would be a great month to feature the Watercolor Wings stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  Let me tell you…this stamp set caught my eye the very first time I saw it in the catalog…and I began imagining the possibilities. … Read More »

You’ve Got This Marker to Stamp Technique

Today’s card not only showcases a simple and easy rubber stamping technique (Marker to Stamp), but it is also what I call a “Five Minute Card“.  It’s clean and simple style makes it easy to put together in a matter of minutes!  This card showcases the “You’ve Got This” stamp set (Wood 139572, Clear 139575) Project Notes: Who says that red and green have to look like Christmas when used… Read More »

Bohemian Borders One More Time!

Can you stand seeing another card I made using Stampin’ Up! Bohemian Borders stamp set??  I hope so, because I have another design I’d like to share with you today.  I didn’t use any of the border stamps for this card.  Instead, I decided I wanted to use one of the single images that also come with the stamp set.  I made another card with this same image here. Project… Read More »

Bohemian Borders meets For All Things

The Bohemian Borders stamp set in the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalog coordinates with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446), also found in the catalog.  Because of this, my first inclination when designing with this stamp set was to gravitate toward using the colors in the designer paper.  As I was completing my card projects, I suddenly realized that so many of them were made with the same color combinations over… Read More »