Create Cute Christmas Cards with Puns

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Can you believe that it’s almost October? I felt like this year went by so fast! I thought I would start making Christmas cards earlier this year, and I wanted to create some “punny” cards. I remember when I first started cardmaking, I loved to make cards with puns or inside jokes because those were so different from store-bought cards. Do you like cards with puns? I would love to know!

Skill: Beginner

Directions:

Supplies Used

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Other products:

Stamparatus
Stampin’ Up Foxy Friends bundle
Stampin’ Up Large Letters dies
White Cardstock
White Fun Foam
Stampin’ Up Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set

Create Fun & Easy Ombre Looks with VersaMagic Ink Pads

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By Jessica Lin –

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Today I have a very simple technique that I’d like to share with you. It’s ombre stamping with a stamp positioning tool! It is super easy and fun, and the color combinations are endless! I’ve used this technique so many times before and it never gets old. Have you tried creating your own ombre ink pad looks before?

Skill: Intermediate

Directions:

Supplies Used

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Other products:

Stampin’ Up Jar of Love stamps and dies
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Heat gun
Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon cardstock

 

 

How to Make a Pastel Birthday Card Using VersaMagic Ink Pads

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and welcome back to another card tutorial. Today’s card is the kind that I create the most: birthday cards! I chose a soft color palette for this set of cards, and the VersaMagic inks are perfect for the pastel colors. I also watercolored with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and shared a technique about using ribbons to embellish your projects. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s tutorial! 

Skill: Intermediate

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Supplies Used

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Other products:

• Stampin’ Up – Letters for You, Number of Years, Cake Soiree, Garden Trellis
• Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Designer Series Paper
• Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens – No. 028, No. 220, No. 230, No. 071, No. 803, No. 083, No. 049, No. 042, No. 051, No. 041, No. 045
• Heat Tool
• Foam Sheet
• Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

 

 

How to Create Color Swatches for Handmade Christmas Cards

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by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you how I swatch out my favorite ink colors for my handmade Christmas cards. I usually choose the classic reds and greens for the holidays and then add some additional colors like a brown/green and purple/red color to compliment. These additional colors I used for stamping images like twigs and berries or shading tones. Another feature in this video, I show how these water-based inks can easily be used for watercolor effects. Each time I stamp with a color, I also lift the color with a paintbrush and color to create a soft finish.

These amazing Color Combo stamp & die sets from Waffle Flower Crafts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started on creating color swatches for all my ink pad families. Swatching colors helps generate more crafting ideas and helps you imagine how colors can be used together.

Skill: All levels
Time: Varies on the number of ink pads

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other
  • Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp & Die Combo set – https://bit.ly/33hW8Cm
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp Press – Couture Creations
  • Guillotine – Tonic