This time of year, stamping inspiration is everywhere, including your own front yard! Check out the cheery card that my front yard inspired me to make today, with the Falling Flowers stamp set and Wood Textures papers.
Paper scraps threatening to take over your craft space? Check out these easy ways to organize paper scraps, and get the paper chaos under control!
Stampin’ Up! has totally redesigned their ink pads! What’s changed? Find out in this detailed review of the new Stampin’ Up! ink pads.
Need an easy starting point to make a handmade card? Try a card sketch, like the one I used to make this zesty summer birthday card, featuring the Lemon Zest stamp set!
Today Stampin’ Up! reduced prices on 60 retiring products, including many die sets. Don’t miss your chance to get these awesome goodies for up to half off!
Heat embossing and Brusho backgrounds go beautifully together! See how I combined a very colorful Brusho background with a little copper embossing today, to make a simple but vibrant friendship card.
Last week, I accidentally broke my Stamparatus magnets. Find out why it’s important to handle these rare earth magnets with care, and learn the guidelines for handling them properly.
Mother’s Day is next weekend! Check out the fun Apron of Love eclipse card I made for my mother-in-law, and get video tips from Stampin’ Up! for how to make your own eclipse card.
Stamping is a great way to pass the time when you’re in waiting mode. Here’s a fun birthday card I made, with the In the Trees stamp set, to pass a little wait time today.
With the help of double blending, I finally made a blended ink background that I like! Learn this easy technique, and get some cardmaking inspiration featuring the retiring Magical Day set.
The new 2018-2020 Stampin’ Up! In Colors are now available! See how I used them today with fun accent stamps from Apron of Love, and find out how to get your own set of these awesome new ink pads today!
In a stamping slump? Find out how going back to the basics with the new Just Getting Started bundle helped me break out of mine!
An unexpected storm inspired me to make this rainy day encouragement card today, featuring the retiring Weather Together stamp set.
Reserve your FREE copy of the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue by April 29th to have it mailed directly to your home. Catalogues ship at the start of May, so you’ll have it in-hand in time for the June 1st release.
Learn how to make a fun diagonal fold card from 12 x 12-inch double-sided patterned paper in this easy, step-by-step video tutorial. Written directions included!
For their 30th anniversary, Stampin’ Up! is releasing a whole product suite from the new Annual Catalogue early! Check out the three fun bundles from the gorgeous new Share What You Love Suite that you’ll be able to get starting May 1st.
Saying goodbye to favorite old stamp sets is so hard! Today I’ve made a pretty layered white-on-white wreath card as a fond farewell to my favorite retiring Stampin’ Up! set — Garden In Bloom.
Watercolor lifting works great with Brusho for creating fun scenes like the one on this undersea card. See how I used it today, and get video tips from Stampin’ Up! for how to do watercolor lifting.
Get all the details of the upcoming Stampin’ Up! color revamp, including sneak peeks of the new color lines and 2018-2020 In Colors!
The 2018 Stampin’ Up! Retiring List is here! Find out which products retire May 31st, and stock up on your favorites before they’re gone!
Learn some Brusho basics in this video intro, including what Brusho is, plus helpful tips and basic techniques for using it in your stamping.
Learn how you can help sick children by ordering Sending Sweet Thoughts before May 31, 2018, and then get a little crafty inspiration for how to use this darling set.
Get a peek at the two cards I made from the images stamped in my “Meet the Stamparatus Stamp Positioner” video!
Who won the March Paper Pumpkin pocket letter? Click to find out!
Get the scoop on the new Stamparatus stamp positioner from Stampin’ Up! See it in action in this video, and learn how it can help you stamp better, plus open new creative possibilities for you in stamping.
Just because a stamping kit includes directions doesn’t mean you have to follow them. This month, I used my March Paper Pumpkin kit to make a pocket letter instead of cards. Check out this fun alternative project, and enter for a chance to win it!
Masking isn’t just great for stamping objects in a realistic-looking way — it’s also helpful for stamping natural-looking landscapes and scenes. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to use masking to stamp a scene, as we make this woodsy card with the Waterfront stamp set.
Thinking about getting or giving a Paper Pumpkin subscription? Find out how to save 50% off your first two months when you sign up by May 10, 2018!
Do you enjoy making Easter treats for your family and friends? If so, here’s a fun one to try: a teeny-tiny Easter basket that’s just big enough to hold one candy treat! In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to make it using the lawn chair die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets® set.
Masking is an easy way to create realistic looking objects arrangements with your stamps. See how I used this technique with the Painted Harvest stamp set, then get video tips from Stampin’ Up! for the masking technique.
With solid stamps, colorful backgrounds are so easy to make! In this easy video tutorial, learn how to create a fun bubbly background in Subtles colors with the Eclectic Expressions and Blossoming Basket Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.
With just two weeks left to place a qualifying order, Stampin’ Up! has added even more Sale-A-Bration freebies for you to choose from! Check out the new additions, and get yours before they’re gone.
Do you love the look of colorized vintage photos? With photorealistic stamps and watercolor pencils, you can easily add that look to your cards and other projects! In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to do it, as we make a darling Easter card featuring the Sweet Little Something stamp set.
Stampin’ Up!’s 2016-2018 In Colors retire on June 1st, to make way for all new ones. Find out which colors are on their way out, and which products feature them, so you can snag your favorites before they’re gone.
If you want to start stamping, but have no idea how to ink a stamp, or stamp an image, then this easy step-by-step video tutorial is for you!
Most stamps create full images when you stamp them. However, two-step stamps work a little differently. Find out what’s special about two-step stamps, and how to use them today.
With a little help from the new Basket Weave Sale-A-Bration freebie embossing folder, this Hello Easter card came to life just as I imagined it!
For celebrating faith, or making cards and gifts to encourage others, the Hold on to Hope set is the perfect set! See how I combined the two different styles of stamps in this set today to create one lovely Easter card.
Sometimes it’s fun to just play with a stamp set and see where it takes you! Today, playing with the Petal Palette bundle led me to make a pretty plum blossoms card that’s perfect for spring!
Paper piecing is a fun alternative to coloring outline stamps, and a great way to use paper scraps. See how I used this easy stamping technique today to make a playful Party Pandas birthday card.
Sale-A-Bration just keeps getting better! Get the details on the new Sale-A-Bration 2018 freebies Stampin’ Up! just added, and find out how to get them today.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow — have you made your Valentine’s Day cards yet? If not, here’s a little inspiration to help you get started. I made two Valentine’s Day cards in less than five minutes each, and you can, too!
Sending handmade hello cards is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends! Here’s the fun hello card I made today using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin’ Up!
With the new Lots of Happy card kit from Stampin’ Up!®, making elegant cards is so easy! Get the scoop on this kit, including video tips for making the cards, plus alternate project ideas.
Inking stamps with markers is an easy way to create fun multi-color effects, get more out of your outline stamps, and make custom patterns and sentiments! Learn which markers are best to use, and how to ink stamps with markers today.
A handmade card is a great way to encourage someone who’s going through a tough time! Here’s one I made today using the Always & Forever stamp set by Stampin’ Up!
With random stamping, you can make your own patterned papers to use on handmade cards and more! Learn the how-to’s of random stamping today in this easy step-by-step tutorial.
Do you sometimes struggle to craft due to lack of inspiration? Try joining some papercraft challenges! You’ll get the creative ‘nudge’ you need, and maybe even win a prize!