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!