Quick Tip Tuesday - Hold my Glue!!!

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 I love using the Tombow liquid glue and it is just $4 through Stampin' Up!®. I go through about 2-3 tubes a month!

When I am putting my cards together, I don't want to be bothered to screw the lid back on. That takes two hands and usually my other hand is holding my paper. If I just lay it on it's side on my craft table, then I have to wait for the glue to run back down to the bottom when I need it again. Forget it!!!

I started looking for a solution.. some friends just put it upside down in a shot glass and let the glue run out of it.... I am WAY too cheap for that....frugal, we will call it frugal. So, here is my solution that has been doing the job for the past year!

Here's an inexpensive (and fun) way to create a glue holder. You can even personalize it- have fun!

Join me next week, when I teach you how to debone a chicken.

Just kidding, who has time for cooking while we are having so much fun stamping???

Quick Tip Tuesday - Make your Clear Stamps Sticky Again

It happens.  You have favorite stamps that get more use than others.  Or maybe you had them too close to your embossing buddy or powders.  It happens.  They lose their stickiness.  Now you go to put them on the block and they fall off---- usually after you have ink on it and it falls right onto your project. 

My life motto is " You can either curse the darkness, or light a candle." 

After much cursing, I searched for a solution.

In most cases, your Stampin' Up!® demonstrator will be able to guide you to a solution.  If you don't have one, I am happy for the opportunity to help you on your stamping journey.  So, let's make some stamps sticky again!??


Join me next Tuesday for another episode of Quick Tip Tuesday!!

November's Customer Appreciation Card


Use current host code 3W9J72PD and get this card free!

Welcome to Card Zen by Jen!  This is my November Customer Appreciation card.  What does that mean??  Place an order using my current host code, 3W9J72PD, and you will get this card mailed to you for your personal use.  Not only that, but I will also send you the written tutorial and access to the video tutorial so that you can make your own!!  We'll talk more about this exclusive stampset, Eden's Garden, in a second. But first...

This blog is part of a demonstrator training blog hop.  When you are done taking a look at my blog, hop on to the next blog from the list below.  That blog will have the same list at the bottom, and you will just hop on along to the next on the list.  That is so much better than googling the night away!!  All this talent in one quick and easy list! 

Back to the card!!!!!  As a demonstrator, we have exclusive early access to stampsets from future catalogs.  This totally satisfies my FOMO personality!  You can't see the catalog yet, but you can now order this set!  Let's take a quick peek!

Eden's Garden Bundle - Early release from the June-July 2022 Catalog

The sentiments in this set are so "real" and would be well-received. The images are distinktive stamps.  What does that mean?  They pick up the ink at varying rates to create lighter and darker images in one stamp.  This effect can be seen in the picture of the inside of my card below.

Ever Eden DSP  12 x 12

This paper highlights two of the 2021-2023 In-colors, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.  This photo doesn't adequately show the pops of gold foil.  This paper truly is the star of the Eden's Garden show!  I am sad to say that this paper is not in the upcoming catalog.  It is only available until 1/3/2022 or while supplies last.  It has been very popular so far so don't wait!

Again, I have a FOMO personality, so if you want to cover your bases, just order the collection and get it all!  You won't regret it!


The entire exclusive, early-release collection can be yours! 

In all honesty, I loved the colors, but this set was not one of my favorites.  But once I put stamp to ink, I was hooked.  It's versatility makes it useful for Christmas, masculine or feminine projects.  

Don't forget to use my host code G2T6X42X so that you can get this card and the tutorial!

Now hop on along to the next talented, brave, and beautiful Stampin' Up!® demonstrator's blog!

Quick Tip Tuesday - Adhesives - A Sticky Situation?

So, you started dipping your toe into the papercrafting pool. The directions in the tutorial say "adhere" but what does that mean??? What do you use? There are so many choices! 

In most cases, your Stampin' Up!® demonstrator will help you navigate this sticky situation. If you don't have one, I am happy for the opportunity to help you on your stamping journey.  So, let's explore some sticky stuff, shall we??


Join me next Tuesday for another episode of Quick Tip Tuesday!!

Frosted Gingerbread or Snowflakes?


Do you want to make this card? See how to get the packet below!

This card is part of an International Blog AND my November card packet to my team members.  

If you like my card, please follow this link to place your vote (for me, pretty please). If I finish in the top 10, then I get to participate in a special blog hop with the other finalists!
The Frosted Gingerbread stampset is getting a workout in my Craft Cave.  This card uses the dies and stamps at snowflakes instead of cookies.  Snowflakes don't taste as good as cookies, but do have less calories.  

Get the card packet, pdf tutorial, and a bundle for FREE!
My team members are getting this card packet and the pdf tutorial for free in November.  
Stampin' Up!® is having an unbelievable promotion to join from 11/4-11/30/2021.  

Join my Stampin' Up!® team before 11/30/2021 and get all of this:
  • Pick $125 worth of Stampin' Up!® product and you will pay just $75  (marked down from the standard $99)- and no shipping cost on this order! And YOU get to choose what you get!!!
  • Enjoy a discount of at least 20% for as long as you are a demonstrator.
  • Join an amazing community of stampers that share ideas and support each other. 
  • While you have the opportunity to sell Stampin' Up!® and earn extra product, income and trips, many join for the discount and become "hobby" demonstrators.  There is nothing wrong with that!!! Take advantage of this promotion while it lasts!!!  (ends 11/30/2021)
  • Oh, and you will also get my card packet and the pdf tutorial.... seems so little after all the other goodies, right?

If you have any questions about joining, feel free to email me at cardzenbyjen@yahoo.com or call me! I'd love to chat!