This Birthday Piggy


"It's just another Manic Monday!" 

You can make this card in less than 5 minutes!

Welcome back to another Manic Monday.  Can you spare 5 minutes???   Let's make a card.  I am showing you an easy go-to design that is interchangeable with different paper and stampsets.  Once you have the dimensions down, you can whip out multiple cards in no time!  We are featuring the stampset This Birthday Piggy from Stampin' Up!® and the Day at the Farm DSP (designer series paper) that you can get free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration.

Here are the items used and the dimension. Take a minute to cut your paper then join me on the video and I will walk you through it.  You won't believe how easy and versatile this design is!

Stampset: This Birthday Piggy

DSP:   Day at the Farm (cut to 5" x 3¾")
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight (5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼")
                     Early Espresso (5¼" x 4")
                     Basic White (2½" x 3¾")

Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento

Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight 
                              Granny Apple Green
                              Poppy Parade (butterfly)
                             SU1000 (Light) 
                             Crumb Cake (ground)
                             Balmy Blue (sky)

Ribbon: Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim

For your convenience, this link has all the products in one easy place.  SHOP NOW Just delete the ones you already have from the cart.  Don't forget to pick the Day at the Farm DSP for free if you order $50 or more!!

Here is the video!!

Inside of Card

Here are a few more cards made with the This Birthday Piggy stampset...

Be sure to join me next week for another Manic Monday 5 minute card!

Adorable Owls - Manic Monday 5 minute card


"It's just another Manic Monday!"  

You can make this card in just 5 minutes!

Thanks for joining me for another 5-minute card. Let's try a new technique today.... paper piecing.  We are playing with the Adorable Owls stampset and the Dandy Designs DSP that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration (1/5/23-2/28/23 or while supplies last).  

Stampset: Adorable Owls

DSP: Dandy Designs (cut to 5¼" x 4")
          Country Gingham (scraps)

Cardstock:  Starry Sky (5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼")
                     Basic White (4¾" x 3½")

Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento

Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight (eyes)
                             Mango Melody (beak and talons)
                             SU400 or Medium Deep
                             SU800 or Medium Light
                             Crumb Cake (ground)
                             Balmy Blue (sky)

Embellishments: 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots

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Here is the video!!


*** In the video, I forgot to place the light Crumbcake under the owl for grounding and the light Balmy Blue under the flying owl as the sky.    It seems so simple but it really makes a difference.

Here are some other Adorable Owl cards to check out.

Biggest Wish and Dainty Flowers DSP - Manic Monday

 "It's just another Manic Monday!"  

Thanks for joining me for another quick and easy card that with still deliver the "wow" factor.  This week we are using the Dainty Flowers DSP that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration (1/5/23-2/28/23 or while supplies last).  

This is also my Customer Appreciation card for the next month (1/15/23-2/15/23).  Place an order with me and you will get this card from me as a small token of my appreciation.


You will notice that this blog is also part of a Blog Hop---- what is that???  At the bottom of my blog is a list of many other talented stampers that are anxious to show you their cards.  Just click on the next link and "hop" along. But first, let's stamp together!

Stampset: Biggest Wish

DSP: Dainty Flowers (cut to 5¼" x 4")

Cardstock:  Thick Basic White (5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼")
                    Blackberry Bliss (5⅜" x 4⅛")
                    Mossy Meadow (2¾" x 1¾")
                    Basic White (2½" x 1½")

Ink:  Crushed Curry
         Blackberry Bliss

Embellishments: Brushed Brass Butterflies

Here is the video showing how quickly this all goes together!

Follow this link for the convenient shopping list including all the products needed.

Don't forget to hop on over to the next blog on the list!

Legendary Ride - Manic Monday


Learn how to make this motorcycle!

This Manic Monday, instead of making a card in 5 minutes, we will put together a motorcycle.  Yep, you heard me.  My dad would be proud.

The Ready to Ride Suite is perfect for the motorcycle lover in your life!   The Legendary Ride stampset alone is great, but the dies are a little first.  Let me help!

My video walks you through putting together this motorcycle. 

Here are some other cards made with this collection.

Want to get your own Ready to Ride Suite collection? 

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Just interested in getting the bundle (stampset and dies) for a 10% savings?
Click here to shop now.

Don't forget that during Sale-a-Bration (1/5/2023 - 2/28/2023) you will get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog for every $50 that you spend (before tax and shipping).  

In the Moment ~Manic Monday 5 Minute Card


"It's just another Manic Monday!"

You have 5 minutes! Let's make another card using stamps, ink and paper.

Today, we are using the In the Moment stampset and the EASY white wash technique.  This easy version uses Whisper White ink and a white colored pencil.  Let's head down to the video and check it out!

Items Used:


In The Moment   (get more info HERE)


Whisper White
Starry Sky or Night of Navy


Smoky Slate - 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"
Basic White - ½" x 4" 
Night of Navy - 3" x 3½", ¾" x 4
Sun Prints DSP - 4" x 5½"  (get more info HERE)


Brass Butterflies


White Colored Pencil

Just watch the video for the instructions!

Here are a few more cards I made using this same technique and stampset.

And, just because Christmas is around the corner, here is another card for Christmas!

Join my Facebook group, Stamping with Card Zen by Jen, and show me your creations using this technique!  I'd love to stamp with you!

See you next Monday!

December Team Member Card ~Starring Lights Aglow and Twinkling Lights Dies

All my team members will get this card in December!
Find out how to get yours below!

I can't believe that I am about to share a card that has NO STAMPING on it, but here it goes!


This card has also been entered in the Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights Gallery and I humbly ask that you click on the image below and vote for me.  If my card wins, I get to enter another card to be showcased with the other 9 winners in a special blog hop with Kylie!!!    Thank you!!


Twinkling Lights


Cherry Cobbler base- cut to 5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼" 
Soft Succulent- 3⅝" x 3⅞"
Very Vanilla - scrap piece

DSP/Specialty Paper:

Lights Aglow - cut into ½" strips
Lights Aglow - cut background piece to 4" x 5¼" 
Glimmer Specialty paper  (gold piece) - 3½" x 3¾"


Festive Pearls

  • Adhere the large piece of Lights Aglow DSP to your cardbase.
  • Apply your strips to the gold glimmer paper using a weave/lattice pattern (as shown). You will need to use mini glue dots to adhere the DSP strips to the glimmer paper once your design is set. Cut the excess strips off around your glimmer paper.

  • Adhere the glimmer paper to the Soft Succulent Cardstock.
  • Add strip at the bottom of your cardfront.
  • Cut your snowflake from Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Before cutting, nest the snowflake design into the large snowflake outline to cut both at once.
  • Apply your snowflake with dimensionals.
  • Add Festive Pearl embellishments.

I know, simple right???  Don't tell anyone! But looks so festive and elegant! 

Let's talk for a sec! Here are a few key facts you need to know!
  • If you want the Twinkling Lights dies, you need to get them now as they will retire at the end of December.   These dies are currently on sale! (Shop now)
  • The Glimmer paper and the Lights Aglow are sold out----- so why did I show you this card???  If you are on my team, or join my team, in December - I WILL SEND YOU THIS CARD AND THE PAPER NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR OWN!

Join my team and get all the advantages of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (you don't have to sell- I promise)?  If you join in December, you get to pre-order items from the upcoming Jan- April 2023 catalog in your first order!!!  Just click the link below to find out how!!

Painted Christmas Giftcard Holder - Manic Monday 5 minute card

"It's just another Manic Monday!"

Life is crazy and Mondays are the worst!!!   So, pull up some paper, ink and stamps and come create some zen with me! Come on, you have 5 minutes, right?

This is my go-to giftcard/cash holding card and I am sharing it with you.  It is so easy to make! Don't tell anyone..... it will be our secret!

Items Used:


Handmade Wishes
Christmas Season


Real Red
Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Evening Evergreen


Shaded Spruce - 4¼" x 11, scored at 1¼" and 5½"
Basic White - 4" x 4" and scrap
Real Red - scrap
Painted Christmas DSP - 4" x 4", 1" x 4" (x2)


Red Rhinestones

Watch the video for the instructions.  

Don't you love that pinecone paper?
The Painted Christmas DSP is on sale for just $4.80 while supplies last!!  Get yours here!

Feel free to contact me with any questions!  
See you next Monday!

Art Gallery ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card

 Welcome back to another Manic Monday!!!

Here is my 5 Minute Card for today using Stamps, Ink and Paper!  


Art Gallery (Item #158201)


Old Olive - 8½" x 4¼", scrap piece that is ½" x 3"
Blackberry Bliss - cut to 4½" x 3¼"
Basic White- cut to 4" x 3", scrap piece that is ½" x 3"


Blackberry Bliss
Fresh Freesia

Brushed Brass Butterflies
Painted Texture 3D embossing folder

Have a few minutes??  Gather your supplies and come along!  

It is amazing how an embossing folder can "step up" a simple card.  

Need to get your hand on these supplies??  They have been conveniently added to a cart for you - just remove the items you already have.


Hope you have a great week and I will see you back here next Monday!

Christmas Lights ~ Customer Appreciation Card


Get this card and tutorial from me!!

Place an order of any size with me before December 15th and I will send you this card and the tutorial as a small token of my appreciation.

This card is also part of a Blog Hop.  What does that mean??  At the bottom of this section, you will see links to many talented stampers who can't wait to show you wait they have been stamping.  Just click the link and hop on over to the next blog.  But wait!!! Before you do, take a look at the items I used to make this card and place your order to get yours today!

Since the first snow flurries fell yesterday, snowflakes are on my mind.  This card front is so beautiful that it can be displayed all season!  Just place your sentiment on the inside!


Christmas Lights stampset

Twinkling Lights dies


Polished Pink/ Basic White cardstock

Glimmer Specialty Paper - 12 x 12

Smoky Slate 


Just place an order and you will get this card (blank inside) and the written tutorial so that you can create your own. You will want to get the stampset, dies, and specialty paper before they retire or are sold out!

Just follow the link to shop with me! Any order, any size, no host code needed.  I appreciate your support of my small business!


Okay, so now you can hop on over to the next blog.  Happy Stamping!