Don't Re-Invent the Wheel- A Time Saving Tip in Cardmaking

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Are you ready to supercharge your cardmaking productivity? In this week's tip video, I'm sharing one of my tried-and-true secrets for designing and creating cards efficiently. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

No more wasting time trying to reinvent the wheel—watch the video on YouTube now to uncover this handy tip that will revolutionize your cardmaking process. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this tip is sure to save you time.

So what are you waiting for? Click below to watch the video and unlock your cardmaking efficiency today! Happy crafting!


Do you have any time-saving tips for cardmaking?  Comment below and share with us!


Too Many Words? Say What You Want To Say


Ever find yourself struggling to fit the perfect sentiment onto your card? You're not alone! Sometimes, those sentiment stamps can have a little too much to say. But fear not, because today's tip video has a simple suggestion that's sure to come in handy!

In this quick and easy tutorial, we'll show you a clever trick that works with many sentiment stamps. It's a game-changer for those times when you need to get your message across with just the right words.

Ready to streamline your sentiment stamping process and take your cards to the next level? Watch the video below to learn more!


So if you're tired of wrestling with wordy sentiments and searching for just the right fit, be sure to try this tip from today's video tutorial. You'll be amazed at how this simple trick can make a world of difference in your cardmaking projects.

Seeing Red? A Rubber Stamping Tip


As cardmakers and paper crafters, we all know the joy of breaking in a brand-new photopolymer stamp set. There's something so satisfying about seeing those crisp, clean images transfer onto our projects for the first time.

But let's be real - as much as we love our vibrant reds, pinks, and purples, these can often leave our beloved stamps looking a little worse for wear after just one use. Fear not, though, because today I'm sharing a game-changing tip that will help minimize staining and keep your stamps looking fresh for longer.

In today's video tutorial, I'll walk you through the simple steps you can take to preserve the pristine look of your photopolymer stamp sets. Let's take a look!

With just a few handy tricks, you'll be able to enjoy vibrant colors without worrying about pesky stains spoiling the party. So if you're tired of "seeing red" every time you reach for your stamps, this one's for you!

And, if you found this tip helpful, don't forget to share it with your crafting friends. Let's keep our stamping supplies looking fabulous for years!

Double Down In Cardmaking? A Tip and A Time Saver

Double-downHow do you double down in cardmaking?  Today's video will show you exactly how this tip can also be a time saver.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think!

Double-down-screenThese Clear Medium Envelopes are great for storing your cards until you're ready to send or give.

Clear Medium Envelopes [102619]

If you don't already double down in cardmaking, try this tip that can save you time in more that one way! Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Time Saving Tip - Just Slice It Up!



Are you ready to take your paper crafting game to the next level with a time-saving tip? We've got just the trick to help you streamline your crafting process and maximize your productivity.

Watch the video below to learn more about this time-saving tip and how you can implement it into your crafting routine.

Ready to put this tip into action? Whether you're working on a big project or simply getting ahead on your crafting to-do list, take the time to prep and cut your neutral card stock pieces for the inside of your cards in advance. It will make a world of difference and save some time.
So slice it up and watch the magic happen as you enjoy a more efficient and enjoyable crafting experience.

To Score or Not To Score? That Is the Question.


Are you someone who meticulously scores your card bases before folding them, or do you skip this step altogether? It's a question that many cardmakers ponder, and today, we're going to take a look to see if scoring really matters.

In our latest tip video, we tackle this common cardmaking dilemma. We'll explore whether scoring your card bases before folding them in half makes a difference in the final result. So, if you've ever wondered whether you should take the time to score your cards or if you can skip this step altogether, this video is for you!


Whether you're a seasoned cardmaker or just starting out, I hope you have found this information helpful. So, the next time you sit down to create, you will know whether to score or not to score!

Time Saving Tip- Messy Desk Syndrome

Messy-desk-blogWe all know the struggle of finding time to sit down and indulge in our favorite craft projects. In today's Q & A video, I'm excited to share a simple yet effective tip that has been a game-changer for me. If you've ever found yourself frantically searching for scissors, adhesives, or dies during a crafting session, this tip might be exactly what you need to streamline your creative process.


The key is straightforward: establish a designated storage area for your essential tools. While this may seem like a basic idea, the impact it can have on your crafting time is remarkable. Personally, I've found that investing a few extra seconds to return items to their designated spots pays off in the long run. It not only keeps your workspace organized but also saves valuable time that you can dedicate to the joy of creating.

If you're not already implementing this practice, I encourage you to give it a try during your next crafting session. Say goodbye to the "messy desk syndrome" slowing you down, and let me know in the comments how this time-saving tip works for you. Here's to more productive and enjoyable crafting moments!

How To Get A Multicolored Image On A Line Art Stamp

Multicolored-image-line-artHow do you get a multicolored image on a line art stamp?

With Stampin' Up! cling mount line art stamps, you can easily get a multicolored image on a single stamp with the right "tools".

Watch this video to find out how you can create a work of art very easily!

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers are a great way to add several colors to one stamp.  Available in all of the Stampin' Up! beautiful colors, these are available in color family groups:

Here is the finished card from the video. The colors really stand out, don't you agree?

Multicolored-image-line-art-stampThank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to get a multicolored image with a line art stamp.  Now that you've read this post, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" so you will not miss any of our Ink and Inspirations videos.

How Do I Determine Card Stock Measurements for Rubber Stamp Images?

Card-stock-measurements-for-stsmp-images-Q & AHow do I determine card stock measurements for rubber stamp images?

You want to stamp an image on a card stock layer and want to decide the size to cut. 

Watch this video and you will see my method for cutting card stock to fit these images for your card making and paper crafting projects.

Measurements-for-stamp-image-screenWe hope this tip will help in your cardmaking and paper crafting.  The Stampin' Up! Grid Paper is a helpful companion.

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to determine which cutting measurements for rubber stamp images.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" so you will not miss any of our Ink and Inspirations videos.


Which Black Ink to Use for Rubber Stamping?

Q & A(1)Which black ink should I use for rubber stamping on handmade cards and paper crafting projects?

Have you ever wondered if you should use a water based ink like Memento or a solvent ink like Stazon when stamping?

Watch this video and you will be able to determine which ink you should use on your paper crafting projects.

We hope these tips are helpful for you when creating and stamping with black ink. 

You can find both of these inks in the Online Store as listed below:

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to determine which black ink to use when rubber stamping.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" to not miss any of our Ink and Inspirations videos.


How Do I Determine Color Combinations for Handmade Cards?

Q & AHow do I determine color combinations for handmade cards?

This is the most often-asked question we've received from cardmakers and paper crafters.

Watch the video for the response with tips to help you combine colors like a pro!

   Hope these tips are helpful for you when designing and choosing colors. 
Click on the link below to download the Color Coach mentioned in the video.

Stampin' Up! Color Coach

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to determine color combinations for handmade cards.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" to not miss any of my videos!

Cardmaking Tips - 2023 Stampin' Up! Trucking Along Christmas Card

Cardmaking-Tips-trucking-Along-1Today's project is a fun and festive 2023 Stampin' Up! Christmas card featuring the awesome Stampin' Up! Trucking Along set from the Trucking Along Bundle (English) [162306] that includes the Truck Builder Punch. But wait, there's more! We've prepared a quick video tutorial filled with handy tips to make your crafting easier and a success. So, let's jump in, and let's get started.

Lisa's Inklings: (measurements in inches)

Cardmaking-tips-trucking-along-2The stamp set has the "filler" for the gifts and tires but I like coloring so I used that technique instead of two-step stamping.

Here are the products used for this Trucking Along Christmas Card.  Your continued support through orders in my online store is invaluable.  I'm truly thankful for you!

Product List

Are you ready to get crafting with Stampin' Up! Trucking Along? We're thrilled to announce that this fantastic bundle is not just the star of today's Christmas card; it's also featured in our upcoming November Card Kit Class!
How do you get this special treat?
Just place a Stampin' Up! order of $50 or more before shipping and tax using Host Code MFFGARTJ in my Online Store.
As a big thank you, you'll receive the November Card Kit Class to kick off your creative journey. Use some or all of the card-making tips that you've seen here today and let's make this holiday season extra special with handmade, heartfelt greetings!


Send A Smile In the Mail with a Handmade Card



In our fast-paced world of technology and instant messages, the simple act of sending a handmade card has a profound impact that often goes beyond words. When you take the time to create and send a handmade card, you're giving more than just a greeting; you're sharing a piece of your heart.

Crafting a card involves selecting the right colors, patterns, and designs that match the recipient's personality and the occasion. Crafting a card involves selecting the right colors, patterns, and designs that resonate with the recipient's personality and the occasion. When your recipients receive their cards, they are reminded of you and the effort you put into creating something unique just for them.

Today's project is a tag-fold card created with the Circle Sayings Bundle [161355] and would be so appreciated.  It's just like sending a smile in the mail; showing that you truly care about making the recipient's day brighter.

Fun-fold-tag-fold-sending-cardsYou can learn to make this tag fold by following this video tutorial.  It's a simple style and can work for any occasion.

Our world sometimes feels hurried and detached. The power of a handmade card represents a kind expression of human connection.  So, whether it's a birthday, a holiday, or just a random day, consider the impact you can make by sending a handmade card—a small, heartfelt gesture that carries so much significance.