Let me teach you 5 solutions that every card maker needs to know that will make paper crafting much easier.

Some of the best card making tips are those that make creating easier. Whether it be cutting dimensions, how-to tips or how to correct simple mistakes, today’s video will cover 5 card making solutions-  and they are among the most frequently asked questions! Card making for beginners or avid stampers starts with great hacks!

Call these card making hacks or important how-to’s, it’s my hope that these solutions will allow “how to make a card” even easier. These paper crafting solutions are the result of questions collected by my customers. I hope you’ll find them helpful.

Stamping Cards: 5 Solutions You’ll Want to Bookmark

Enjoy today’s video showcasing stamping cards for 5 solutions every card maker needs to know!

Stamping cards and 5 solutions to common questions

Card Making: 5 Solutions to Common Questions

 

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Stamping Cards: Solution #1

Q: How do you line an envelope?

A: Designer Papers provide the beautiful patterns and the perfect weight to line envelopes. Regardless of the size, I’ll teach you two different ways to line them for a stunning ‘reveal’ when they open the envelope!

Stamping cards tip 1: line your envelopes

The new Envelopes Dies (Mini Catalog page 40) includes 12 dies; 4 envelope sizes and 8 additional dies to decorate the envelope flaps, create belly bands and more! The photo above uses these dies to create simple and beautiful liners complete with tapered sides and a scalloped top edge.

Cutting Tip: Measure the width of your envelope and deduct 1/4″ so the liner will slide in easily. Then measure from the top of the envelope to the opening. For example: a medium white envelope measuring 4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″ and will require a piece of designer paper measuring 5 1/2″ wide by about 3″ tall. The liner should slide under the gummed edge about 1/2. Don’t cover the gummed edge unless you want to seal the envelope using adhesive or glue.

Stamping Cards close up of an envelope liner you can make.

Don’t have the dies? The photo above is an envelope liner created by tracing the envelope flap. Watch the video for tips on where to place your adhesive to make adding the liner seamless.

Stamping Cards: Solution #2

Q: How do I re-ink my Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pad?

A: Add a few drops to the ink pad using the coordinating ink refill. Use the backside of a plastic spoon to gently spread the ink around the pad surface. The plastic spoon makes clean up a breeze – just throw it away ! Remember, you can always add more ink so start with 6-9 drops. The best way to test the results is with a sold stamp image. Ink it up, stamp and judge which areas of your pad need reinking.

Stamping Cards Tip 2 Learn how to re-ink your stamp pads

Stamping Cards: Solution #3

Q: How do I cut the basic sizes of cardstock and layers for greeting cards?

A: While handmade cards can be of any size, the most common are 8.5″ x 11″ and 4 1/4″ x 11″. Creating layers is simple. Just remember to trim off 1/4″ of two opposite sides of the cardstock to fit the top layer of your card. Don’t miss my free download resource below!

Stamping Cards: Common sizes for card bases

Stamping Cards: Solution #4

Q: How do I fix small ink mistakes on my cards?

A: While all ink mistakes are fixable it’s certainly worth a try! Light color inks are more prone to being ‘hidden’ then those with darker pigments. I use all three of these options to salvage my cards.  Be sure to watch the video for tips about each of these methods.

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Stamping Cards Tip 4: Fixing smudges of ink and mistakes

Stamping Cards: Solution #5

Q: How can I cut my cardstock for minimum waste?

A: When creating multiple of the same card this is an especially important question. The Ultimate Stamper’s Cutting Guide takes all the guesswork out! Use this easy chart to decipher how many pieces can be cut from a sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ or a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock. Don’t miss my free download resource below! Be sure to click the images below for the 8.5″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″ cutting guides and the card sizes cheat sheet.

Stamping Cards: Free Cutting Guide You Can Download

Stamping Cards: Resource Guides

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Stamping cards resource guide: card size cheat sheet

 

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