Easy Steps to Take Your Cards from Simple to Sensational

No matter your style, I think you’ll enjoy this video demonstrating easy ways to “step up” your cards. Yes, you can take your cards from Simple to Sensational quickly and easily and with minimal additional products and supplies. Cards made in this video feature the new Layered Florals Embossing Folder and Thoughtful Expressions Stamp Set & Dies along with Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon and Opaque Faceted Dots (both of which I got free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration 2024. Of course, you can step up any of your cards using the various easy ways I show you in this video.

Cutting Dimensions for my Stepped Up Cards:

  • Card bases = 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White for use with Embossing Folder = 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock for sentiment = 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Pool Party card stock = 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Basic White scraps for stamping and die cutting foliage on 5th card
  • Gray Granite scraps for die cutting leaves on 5th card

My vision to show you easy ways to take your cards from simple to sensational started with this simple card, At first, I made a simple yet elegant white on white card to showcase the stunning Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder with just a bit of color using Pool Party ink for the sentiment. Then I decided to make the sentiment “pop” by putting a little of the Pool Party ribbon behind it. And then the ideas just kept coming and coming and what followed was the next 4 cards. As you look at the following cards, notice the progression and simple changes I made to each, therefore taking my one simple, yet elegant card to better and better and better and ending with sensational! And you know what.? I love every single one of these and so will the people receiving them!

Whether you love to make the simplest of cards or what many call wow cards, the ideas presented here show you how to make both and everything in between with a few simple and easy changes. So, I hope you feel inspired to take some of your cards from simple to sensational with these tips and tricks.

And if you’re a beginner card maker, using some of these easy to apply tips will take your card making to the next level whether it be now or in the future, often or once in a while.

I mentioned in my first paragraph that I got the Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon and Opaque Faceted Gems FREE with a qualifying order and you can too. In fact, Stampin’ Up! has exclusive products and special deals for everyone….with the BEST DEAL being our JOIN offer.

Click here to discover all that SALE-A-BRATION has to offer when you SHOP, HOST, or JOIN.

Or click here to view the digital download version of the SALE-A-BRATION Brochure.

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And don’t forget to check out Stampin’ Up!’s newest products in our January – April Mini Catalog that launched on January 4th. It’s filled with so many incredible products that make creating easy and fun! Then possibilities are endless with Stampin’ Up!’s wide range of products as well as their product and color coordination.

Click here to shop the January – April Mini Catalog in my online store.

Or click here to view the digital download version of the 2024 January – April Mini Catalog.

graphic of cover of 2024 January - April Mini Catalog

If you’re like me, you love the feel of a paper catalog in your hands. If you are not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’d appreciate the opportunity to earn your business by sending you complimentary catalogs. Please contact me with your catalog request.

Wishing you happy stamping and many days of creativity!

Mary Knabe

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