Seaside Wishes ~ Twisted Easel Card

 Welcome to the beach!

I'm hanging in Cape May, NJ this week as my husband attends some work-related conferences.
Have you seen the Seaside Wishes bundle from the new Stampin' Up! catalog?? Where else can I sit and create while watching the dolphins play in the ocean??  This was the perfect time to make some "beachy" cards and I love the simple elegance that the Twisted Easel Card brings to any theme.   Let me show you how easy it is to create this fun fold!
The Seaside Wishes bundle contains the stampset,
dies AND an embossing folder.  All this for just $47.50
(take an additional 10% off if you order before 6/30/2024).



St  Stamp Set: Seaside Wishes (163494)

·       Card Stock and Paper: Summer Splash (163797); Basic Beige (164511); Basic White (159276); Country Woods 12” x 12” DSP (163393)

·       Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake(147116); Pecan Pie (161665)

·       Tools: Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder (163497)

·       Miscellaneous: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine (149653)



Summer Splash CS: 9½” x 4”, scored at 4”, scrap

·       Basic Beige CS: 3¾” x 3¾” (x 2), scrap

·       Country Woods DSP: (Blue piece) 3¾” x 3¾”, (Wood plank) 3¾” x 1¼”

·       Basic White CS: scrap



  • Score the Summer Splash CS at 4”, then score the 4” x 4” flap diagonally.
(shown on Basic White cardstock so you can see the score lines)

  •     Cut one piece of Basic Beige diagonally. Stamp the sand in Crumb Cake ink then adhere to either side of the diagonal scoreline.


  •     Cut the blue piece of Country Woods DSP diagonally. Tear the DSP to expose the white. Adhere to either side of the diagonal scoreline, over the stamped Basic Beige CS.

  •      On Basic Beige CS scrap, stamp the sand dollar in Crumb Cake ink and stamp the large and small starfish in Pecan Pie ink. Die cut all, then emboss the sand dollar. Die cut the other shell from the Basic White CS scrap. Die cut the seaweed from the Summer Splash CS.

  •      Adhere the shell, the seaweed and sand dollar to the lower half of the diagonal scoreline. Add the large starfish with the mini Stampin’ dimensional.

  •      Stamp the sand on the second piece of Basic Beige CS with Crumb Cake ink and add your sentiment in Pecan Pie ink. Adhere to the inside, along the left side. Adhere the strip of Country Woods DSP along the right side.

  •      Add the small starfish using the mini Stampin’ dimensional so that it will prop the diagonal flap up.

Here are a few more Twisted Easel Cards using the "Everyday Details" stampset!

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Layering Florals ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

Grab your supplies and we'll make this in just 5 minutes!

The Layering Florals 3D Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!® is truly the star of the show.  The images are so details and deep that they jump off the paper.  Add some simple punches and you have a quick, easy and elegant card for any occasion.  Let's get our supplies together!

Items Used:

 Layering Florals 3D Embossing Folder
Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set
Hexagon Punch
Boughs Punch
Any White Ribbon
Pretty In Pink Stampin' Blends marker
Blending Brush


    Pretty in Pink 
    Shaded Spruce
    Berry Burst
** In the video I told you we would use Shy Shamrock..... just kidding!!!


   Pretty in Pink: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼" 
    Shy Shamrock Cardstock : 4⅛" x 5⅜" plus scrap
    Basic White Cardstock: 4" x 5¼" plus scrap
    Shaded Spruce Cardstock: scrap

I am not going to lie, this was not one of my best videos, but the card is so fun and easy, I didn't want to delete it!  I will look back at it in 5 years and shake my head, I hope.

Check out the video here:

Here are a few other cards made using the same technique.

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Country Flowers and the Tearing Technique


Country Flowers and the Tearing Technique

This is not quite a "5-minute" card but the little bit of extra time is worth it!  And once you get rolling, you can make several of these in a jiffy!

There are some beautiful stampset and dies heading our way in the new May-April 2024 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  As a demo, I get to order in advance and I love this perk.  The other perk of being a demo is the amazing community of women (and men) that surround us.  When my kids were little, my world revolved around them...just keeping them alive was a full time job, but I had a full time job too! This didn't allow a lot of time to garner friendships or even sustain the friendships I had in my younger years.  When the kids left the house, I felt a void. Don't get me wrong, the husband and dogs were great, but I needed more.  The Stampin' Up! community has been such a blessing to my life.  It really is about more than inks and stamps.  Many of these ladies have become my best friends. Why am I telling you this sappy story?  Stampin' Up! has a  special "join" offer starting on May 1st and I am extending the invitation to join our community - not just for the discounts, but for the friendships.  **See more info about the special offer at the bottom.

Okay, but for now, let's put the tissues away and get on with this card!

Items Used:
 Country Flowers Stampset
 Thoughtful Wishes Dies
 Country Woods DSP
 Stampin' Blends (Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, Bronze and Shy Shamrock)
Neutrals Adhesive-backed Sequins
(*once the new catalog goes "live" on May 1st, I will add a link to shop for these items!)

 Tuxedo Black Memento
 Pecan Pie 
 Calypso Coral
    Early Espresso Cardstock: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"
   Petal Pink Cardstock: ¼" x 4" (x2)
   Country Woods DSP:
        Lightest Design = 2" x 4"
        White/Gray Wood plank Design= 1½" x 4" (x2)
         Blue Wood Design= 1½" x 4" (x2)

Here is the video showing you how easy it all comes together - and get a sneak peek of the Country Wood DSP!

I love how easy it is to create a rustic, yet elegant card using the tearing technique! 

Here is the info on the starter special!

Click the image to get more info (on 5/1 or after)

New demonstrators will receive the following products in their Starter Kit at no additional cost:

  • 2024–2026 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle
  • 2024–2026 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" (21.6 x 27.9 cm) Cardstock
  • 2024–2026 In Color 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 2024–2026 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers


In addition to the In Color products, new demonstrators will pick $125 USD | $165 CAD worth of products of their choice. They will also receive free business supplies with their order and free shipping. Not to mention all the fun that comes with being a part of our wonderful crafting community.

When a new demonstrator joins, all In Color products will be automatically added to their Starter Kit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me one of the following ways:


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I would love to get you know you better!

Magnetic Bookmarks - Stampin' Up!® style!


I can't believe that my last post was in October!!! It has been a very busy last quarter of the year with craft fairs, Christmas special orders and, well, life!!!  I shared how to make magnetic bookmarks in my in-person Sip and Stamp in October and they loved them!  So I made some other designs and added them to my craft fair stash. They make a great gift for kids, adults, teachers, book clubs, church groups - really, anyone who can read. But, the best part is that my cousin decided to raise money for a local animal rescue this Christmas, Animals Matter of Clearfield County.  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I get to preorder from the upcoming catalog (Jan-April 2024) and had already ordered the Doggone Friendly stamp (photo below).  To help raise funds, I sold the dog bookmarks for $3 each (42 of them so far) and gave all the money to the organization.  Why am I telling you this??  Because you can do this for your local organizations too! Let me show you how!

Look at the adorable faces on the Doggone Friendly 

Bee Mine Designer Series Paper

Bee My Valentine stampset

Items Used/Dimensions:

    Bee My Valentine Bookmark
    Bee My Valentine Stampset (available to order on 1/4/2024)
    Sweet Sorbet Cardstock - 2" x 8½", folded at 4¼"
    Daffodil Delight Cardstock (for punching)
    Bee Mine DSP - 1⅞" x 4 (available to order on 1/4/2024)
    Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
    Crushed Curry Ink
     2" Circle Punch
    Magnetic Vent Covers (sold at hardware stores) 
    Doggone Friendly Bookmark
    Doggone Friendly Stampset (available to order on 1/4/2024)
    Nine Lives Stampset (retired)
    Copper Clay Cardstock - 2" x 8½", folded at 4¼"
    Early Espresso Cardstock (for punching)
    Very Vanilla Cardstock - 1⅞" x 4 (available to order on 1/4/2024)
    Early Espresso Ink
    Copper Clay Ink
     2" Circle Punch
    1⅜" Circle Punch
    Magnetic Vent Covers (sold at hardware stores) 

Some suggestions:
    ~Don't put anything bulky (rhinestones, etc) on the part that will be in the book.  
    ~Watch the video for the easiest way to apply the magnets!
    ~Adhere the DSP to the front of the bookmark BEFORE you apply the magnet to the inside! (Trust         me, much easier!!)
    ~Adhere the circle LAST!

 Here is the video showing how all this comes together:


Here are some other bookmarks made using the same process.

The All About Autumn paper is sold out, but many 
didn't know what to do with the "library" images.  If you don't have
any, reach out on the Facebook groups for some leftover pieces!
The book stamp is from Make It Happen and the sentiment
is from Best Chapter.

The paper is from Bee Mine DSP and the stampset
is Bee My Valentine. These items are available starting
1/4/2024 in the Jan-April 2024 catalog.

I used the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder
for the bricks and sponged it with Early Espresso. I used the Suit and Tie Dies
fort he middle one. The key paper came from a retired DSP (can't remember
the name).  Just look through your paper stash and see what works!

Here are some others I made and sold at my craft fairs.

Quick and Easy Calendar/Notepad Gift

  It's just another Manic Monday!

We are inching our way to the end of the year and it is time to start making calendars.  These make great gifts for everyone! And they are so simple to make...Shhhhh!!! Don't tell anyone!

Items Used:

Tear-off mini calendar
Sticky notepad
Simply Scored
2" Circle Punch
2⅜" Circle Punch

    Berry Burst   


    Berry Burst Cardstock: 11" 4¼" , score along the long side at 5½" and 8¼"
    Berry Burst Cardstock : 5½" x 4¼"
    Lemon Lolly Cardstock: 3¼" x 3¼", 3¼" x 2½"
    Lemon-Lime Twist Cardstock: to punch larger circle
    Basic White: to punch smaller circle
    Bright and Beautiful DSP: 5¼" x 4" (will need two coordinating patterns)
    Ridiculously Awesome (retired)

Here is the video showing how quickly this all comes together.  Really, you can make several of these in a jiffy!

I would love your feedback on this project.  What are your thoughts??  Do you prefer to see 5 minute cards or projects?  

It's a 35 year anniversary special!!!

Don't miss out!!!! If you are paying full price for Stampin' Up! products... stop the insanity!!!  Become a demonstrator today and immediately start saving $$$$$.   There is a special in the month of October that will give you a huge savings.  (And I would love to have you become part of my team!)
Join my team in October and you get to choose!!
Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only $64.35!

Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99!

Shipping on your starter kit is FREE! And you get free registration to the Stampin' Up! Onstage virtual event.  

While a demonstrator, you will get 20%-25% discount, access to catalogs before they go live and the ability to preorder!

There really is no downside.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions! (

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All About Autumn Leaves ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

The All About Autumn paper is so beautiful on the front and the back.  Let me show you how to cut it to get more cards from those gorgeous pieces!  You will be making 3 cards in the time it takes to make one!

Items Used:

 Autumn Leaves dies
All About Autumn DSP


    Copper Clay Cardstock: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼" (x 2)
    Early Espresso Cardstock : 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"
    All About Autumn DSP: Cut as shown in video.

Check out the video here:

Dots and Spots with Biggest Wish - 5 Minute Card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

See more pics below of the "stepped up" version and a notecard!

I love polka-dots!!  If you see me in person, chances are good that I am wearing polka-dots or leopard print.  No joke! Let's make a quick and easy card using the Dots and Spots die to create a stencil.  It will just take 5 minutes!

Items Used:

   Biggest Wish stampset
   Dots and Spots Die
   Blending Brush


    Berry Burst
    Tuxedo Black Memento


    Thick Basic White: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼";  5¼" x 4" for stencil

Here is a link to find all the items needed - CLICK HERE



Here is the video showing you how to put it all together.

If you want to step this up and still keep it simple, just add some matting.

And don't forget the "thank you" notecards!!

Trucking Along ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card

  It's just another Manic Monday!

Did you get the Trucking Along stampset from Stampin' Up!®?  It is an "Online Exclusive" that sold out quickly but then returned.  The punch is still sold out until mid-October, but grab the stampset while you can!!!!!  This technique is quick and easy.... I actually got the idea from looking at a necklace.  Weird, I know.  I don't even pretend to be normal.  The nice part is that you can substitute any stampset and any nesting dies ~versatility at its finest!!  Let's get started!

Items Used:

    Trucking Along stampset
    Layering Circle Dies (retired)
   Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend Markers
    Pecan Pie Stampin' Blend Markers


    Real Red
    Garden Green
    Crushed Curry
    Tuxedo Black Memento


    Blueberry Bushel: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼";  3½" x 3½"
    Basic White:  3½" x 4¾"
Click the convenient link for all the products HERE.   

Here is the video showing you how to put it all together.

Here are some other cards using the same technique.

Lasting Joy ~ Manic Monday 5 minute card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

Make this card in just 5 minutes!

This card is so simple and the design can be used with so many different stampsets.  Today we are using #simplestamping!  That means that we are just using stamps, ink and paper.  Although we are using a die, we are not die cutting.... we are using the die as a template.  All products used are Stampin' Up!®  If you would like to order supplies or just need a demonstrator, I would be honored to help you. Let's get started!

Items Used:

    Lasting Joy stampset
    Deckled Rectangle Dies
    2023-2025 Incolor Dots
    Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write marker or  Stampin' Blend marker


    Moody Mauve
    Old Olive
    Pebbled Path


    Pebbed Path: 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"
    Mossy Meadow: 4" x 5¼"
    Basic White:  3½" x 4¾"
Click the convenient link for all the products HERE.   

Here is the video showing you how to put it all together.

Here are a few other cards using the same technique.

Do you like to stamp??  Join my Facebook group "Stamping with Card Zen by Jen" to see tutorials, product updates and sale specials!  I will be sharing some other cards using this design and the border dies there too!