5 Great Cardmaking Hacks For Your Handmade Cards

Color Splash 62 featuring Sparkle Of The Season bundle from Stampin

Creating wreaths for your handmade cards has never been easier. The Sparkle of the Season bundle from Stampin’ UP is exactly what you need to make flawless wreaths in so many varieties however, you can use whatever you have on hand for this.

Today I have 5 stamping hacks, or tips, to share with you.

As I was creating these cards I realized I had little tips one after another and really there are more than 5 tips but there are 5 that I really wanted to showcase for you.

Handmade Cards featuring Stampin

Tip 1 – The best Stamparatus trick. Pop your solid card stock die cuts into a negative and stamp away. Great for mass producing. Use the Take Your Pick tool to easily get them out of the negative.

Stamparatus trick and other card making tips on my blog
Christmas wreath made with paper for handmade cards

Tip 2 – Use the Rock N Roll technique. Stamp the image in a light color, and then rock and roll the edges of the same image in a darker ink. As a result, you get two toned images that create a little bit of interest on your cards.

The rock and roll stamping technique
Christmas card featuring the Sparkle Of the Season bundle from Stampin

Tip 3 – Add depth and interest to your die cut images by ink blending on top of them.

Feel free to pin these tips to your favorite handmade cards Pinterest boards.

Christmas card featuring the Sparkle Of the Season bundle from Stampin

Tip 4 – Use a circle pattern to create a wreath. You can even use the top of a glass, draw a circle on cardstock and follow the circle to build the wreath.

Tip 5 – Use Press N Seal to pick up your stamped die cut pieces. This keeps them all in place and gives you a chance to add the glue to the pieces to place it on your project.

Use Press N Seal to hold all your little die cut pieces in place

Bonus Tip 1 – Manipulate your clear stamps on a clear block to make them different shapes. FYI – I totally made a typo on this slide and I’m too lazy to go through fixing it.

Bonus Tip 2 – Stamp the same image with the same ink color 3 times, one on top of the other. This gives you a variation of color from the same ink color.

I created this quick tip video in case you are interested in watching the full-length video. As much as I love hanging out on YouTube videos and even watching a nice long video, I do understand that people have lives to live and sometimes you just need the tips and to move on.

If you do find yourself with a little extra time on your hands, you should watch the full length video. I manage to injure myself two times duirng the making of this video and caught all the audio that goes along with the injuries. Personally, I have listened to the audio about 15 times and it just keeps getting funnier.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE QUICK TIP VIDEO

Sparkle of the Season Bundle Stampin’ UP! Supply List:

Before I leave you I want to let you know that the Stampin’ UP Clearance Rack was updated this week. There are several fabulous deals to grab for creating beautiful handmade cards.

Clearance Rack Update:

Today is your last chance to get the October Online Card Class for free.

My new online card classes are really exciting. I am sharing with you now because we are only a few days away from the launch and I want you to know there will be an opportunity to access that class with its own host code.

Here’s what you can expect to see in the Online Card Class:

+ Three fun fold card videos

+ Two technique or basic card videos

+ One 3D project idea (box or bag)

+ A special At Home with Wendy video, we hang out and sometimes craft, or cook or garden

+ One Good Deeds Together video. This video is a community effort, with your orders I will use some of the proceeds to do good deeds and then share them with you. We really can change the world one kind effort at a time. I believe that.

+ A PDF tutorial for all 6 projects

+ October’s class will have a second class. The class is all about bags and boxes and it is in collaboration with my Aussie friend, Tracy Bish, who you might know and love. There are 6 projects and a PDF for this class as well.

+ Special additional content that will change monthly

You will also be given access to my VIP Facebook group for placing an order with me. Each month I will be doing a giveaway live in the VIP Facebook group. In fact two giveaways each month. You don’t need to be present to win. You just have to qualify to be in the VIP group.

How do you get access to this class?

Place a $50 order between October 1st and October 10th. You will get a thank you email from me including a coupon to use to purchase the class. Don’t worry we will explain exactly how to use this coupon in the email we send you.

If you are a Luvly Stamper (part of my Stampin’ UP! team) you get this FREE every month. Do not place an order or purchase the class.

I cannot wait to see all the happy faces with the new online card class format.

What if you are a demonstrator or out of the USA?

No worries. We’ve got you covered. On Oct 1st you will be able to purchase access to my class for $50. You will get all the access that someone placing an order has. However, if you don’t live in the USA you will not be able to participate in giveaways. I am unable to ship products out of the US.

Wendy

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