Wonderful Thoughts Graduation Card

  It's just another Manic Monday!

Wow, this year is flying by!!!  My kids are all grown and gone, but FB shows the proms have just ended and everyone is in a frenzy about graduation.  So, that is what is on my desk right now.  Let's make a quick and easy graduation card together!

Items Used:

    Wonderful Thoughts stampset

    Beautiful Balloons dies

    Bright and Beautiful 6x6 DSP

    Stitched Shapes dies (retired)


    Tuxedo Black Memento


     Azure Afternoon cardstock: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼" 

    Lemon-Lime Twist:  2¼"" x 5¼"

    DSP (stars):  2" x 5"

    Basic Black: scrap to die cut cap (or cut to 2⅛" x 2⅛" square)

    Basic White:   4" x 1¼"

    DSP ( Lemon-Lime Twist shaded)- 4¼" x¾" 

   Gold Foil - scrap for tassel

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    Here is a quick video showing how it all comes together.

Here are some cards using different paper!

Circle Sayings Fun Fold - 5 minute card

  It's just another Manic Monday!

It will just take you 5 minutes! Check out some 
"stepped up" cards below!

All I can think about are "fun folds."  My next Sip and Stamp is featuring fun folds so I see them in my sleep right now.  You are going to love the simplicity of this one.  But if this is a little plain for you, check out the other options below!  The Circle Sayings bundle is available in the new 2023-2024 annual catalog.   These cards make great birthday, graduation or any celebration card!  

Items Used:

    Circle Sayings stampset and punch

    Beautiful Balloons stampset

    Bright and Beautiful 6x6 DSP

    Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels


    Blueberry Bushel

    Real Red

    Tuxedo Black Memento


    Daffodil Delight cardstock: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼" (follow instructions on video)

    DSP #1:  4" x 5¼"

    DSP #2:  4" x 2½"

    DSP #3: scrap to punch the circle

    Basic White:   3¾" x 2½", plus scrap to punch the circle

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    Here is a quick video showing how it all comes together.

I decided to add another circle layer, some window sheet and stars to this one! I love a little "wow" factor.

Let's use the Countryside Inn DSP and the Lasting Joy stampset....

Okay, so what about the Hope and Prayer stampset....

Join me again next Monday for another 5 minute card.  Until then, join my FB group "Stamping with Card Zen By Jen" so you don't miss anything!!! And subscribe to my YouTube channel, Card Zen by Jen.  
If you need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with shopping, creating and stamping up some fun!

Summer Stamping Virtual Event


Click here for the registration form!

"Summer Stamping with BCreative Stampers" is here and registration is NOW OPEN!

We are so excited to have you join us! Whether you live near or far, you can participate in this stamping event!

Virtual Event date is June 17, 2023 from 10am to 1pm in our private Facebook Group.
(On vacation?? At the pool? Don't worry, you will still be able to access the recorded lives to make your cards.)
This event will include the following:
~6 make-n-takes (all the cardstock and designer paper you need to complete each design.)
~A Roll of Ribbon
~A Package of Gems
~Live Demonstrations showing you how to put it all together
~PDF Tutorials you can download and print
~Beautiful project ideas using new products
~Prize Patrol (Who doesn't love to win??)
~Fun, Fun and More Summer Fun! 

Event Cost:  Just $40

As per Stampin' Up! rules, nothing will be pre-stamped.  We will be using the Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set (Page 41 of the New Annual Catalog) and you will use your own blocks and ink.  A supply list will be provided prior to the event.  

You may add on the Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set or Bundle during registration. 

Once you are signed up, you will be invited to join our private Facebook group.  We will be going LIVE on June 17th to show you how to make all SIX of your make-n-takes.  If you can't join us live that day, no worries.  Everything is recorded and will be available in the Facebook group.

You can arrange to have your kit picked up/delivered or shipped to you.  

We can't wait to do some Summer Stamping with you! 


Crafting With You ~ Manic Monday 5 minute card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

Simply elegant!!  This is a quick and easy card with the embossed background as the star of the show.  Stampin' Up!'s Crafting With You stampset and dies will be a favorite for any type of crafter... knitting, sewing, embroidery, painting, and papercrafting are all represented in these stamps and dies.  This bundle will be available in the 2023-2024 annual catalog. Sales start on 5/2/2023.  But you can get your sneak peek right now!

Items Used:

    Crafting With You stampset and dies

    Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels

    Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon

    Mini Glue Dots


    Pecan Pie (new color!!)

    Sweet Sorbet

    Misty Moonlight (returning color!!)


    Balmy Blue: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"

    Cherry Cobbler: 5¼" x 4"

    Basic White: 5" x 3¾", plus scrap to stamp easel



Here is a quick video showing how it all comes together.

Beautiful Balloons ~ 5 minute Card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

Another 5 minute card!!! 

Welcome back to another Manic Monday 5 minute card!  

I am so excited to introduce the Beautiful Balloons stampset and some new colors which will be available starting 5/2/2023 in the new annual Stampin' Up!® catalog!  You will find this collection on page 14!  Do you need a catalog?? Just message me and I'll be happy to get one out to you.

Today, I am showing you a simple masking technique that you can use with any stampset.  The easy-to-follow video shows how it all comes together.  

Here are the products and measurements so you can make your own.

Stampset: Beautiful Balloons

Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento

          Azure Afternoon

          Lemon Lime Twist

          Lemon Lolly

Paper:  Lemon Lolly- 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"

             Basic White - 3¾" x 5"

             Blueberry Bushel - 4" x 5¼"

             DSP - 1½" x 3¾"

 Here is the video:

Want to add a little something??  Use the "fringe" die on another piece of DSP and layer it. 

I would love to see your creations!!  Come join me on my Facebook group "Stamping with Card Zen by Jen" and show me!!

Happiness Abounds - Manic Monday Card

  It's just another Manic Monday!

This template is so quick and versatile.  You can use it with any stampset and any coordinating patterned paper you have on hand.  It's so quick, you'll have a card made in just 5 minutes.  Let's do it!

Items Used:

Happiness Abounds stampset

Dainty Flowers DSP (this was a Sale-a-bration item)

Bough Punch

Simply Elegant Trim

Starry Sky Ink


    Night of Navy: 8½" x 5½"

    Pink DSP: 2" x 5"

    Floral DSP: 2½" x 3½"

    Green DSP: 3" x 1"

    Mossy Meadow: 2⅝" x 3⅝"

    Basic White: 3" x ½"


Here is a quick video showing how it all comes together.

I promised those links!

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Remember, this is Suite is retiring so parts of it may "sell out".  If they do, you can also buy just the stampset or the "bundle" (stampset and dies) if they are still available.

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Hand-Drawn Dots ~ Manic Monday 5 minute card

 "It's just another Manic Monday!"

And here we are, once again. It is hard to believe that there are only 52 Mondays in the year..... it seems like they are always here!

Today, we are using a background stamp to make some quick and easy cards!  When using these large stamps, you will either need a "C" block or a Stamparatus.

Here are the items used:

Cardstock:  Basic White (8½" x 5½")
                   Thick Basic White for card base 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"

Ink:  Crushed Curry
         Starry Sky

Stampsets:  Hand-Drawn Dots
                    Good Feelings

Here is the video showing how quick and easy this is!

Remember that second card?  This is how I fixed it.

I would love to see what you come up with.   Join my group "Stamping with Card Zen By Jen" on facebook and show me your creations!

Floating Element ~ Manic Monday 5 minute card

 "It's just another Manic Monday!"

The floating element technique is so easy to do! Add a little bit of "wow" to your cards!

Let's gather the supplies.

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock- 5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼"
  • On the Bay DSP - 4" x 5¼"
  • Window Sheet- cut to 3½" x 3½" (just larger than the die or punch you are using)
  • Strips of DSP and/or cardstock: Like an Animal, Crumb Cake and Basic Black
  • Layering Circle Dies (I like to use the two largest circles)
  • Tape Runner
  • Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips

Did you ever make a video so bad that you can't stop laughing at yourself??  Well, here is mine!  Please don't judge, just laugh along and remember, it is a Monday!

Here are a few more cards using the same technique.

Basket Treat Holders ~ 5 minute project

 "It's just another Manic Monday!"

These baskets have been around for a while in one shape or another but then I realized that baskets are not just for Easter.  Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for some other ideas!!

Today's video shows you how to make a quick and easy basket using a 6"x 6" sheet of DSP! And what stamper doesn't have at least 3,000 sheets of DSP in this size laying around???  

Items Used: 

  • Pick any 6" x 6" DSP or cardstock. 
  • Pick coordinating DSP or cardstock and cut to ½" x 6".
Here is the template showing the cut and score lines for future reference.  
Dotted Lines= Fold
Solid Lines= Cut

Here is the video to walk you through it - don't worry, it is quick!!

Once your basket is made, decorate it any way you want!   Here are some ideas.

Yep, those are shot glasses...we have adult kids :)

Join me again next week for another Manic Monday 5- minute card (project)!