My Favorite Crafty Things 2015: FINISHING TOUCHES & MAILING + Giveaway

Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2015! I hope you are finding this series helpful.

I have big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “JenCrafty” from 12/1/15 until 11:59pmEST on 12/15/15.
  • Ellen Hutson is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “jensfaves” from 12/1/15 until 11:59pmEST on 12/15/15.
  • As you are shopping, please keep in mind that these stores and many of the stamp manufacturers had HUGE sales a couple weeks ago so inventory may be low. Please know that they have already placed re-orders!

Today is all about on finishing touches and mailing.

My Favorite Crafty Things Videos by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The video is long since I cover two important subjects…

[All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, etc.

This list of Favorite Crafty Things may also be used as an easy gift guide! Feel free to give this link to a loved one. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2014, click HERE.


Here are some other videos that may be helpful:


I have a giveaway for a lucky winner! Someone will get a Wink of Stella Clear Pen, SSS Share Post Its, and a sheet of From Me To You Postage.

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/15 telling me your favorite cardmaking tip. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed, and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon with the last addition to this series.

[Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally. All are featured because I truly like them.]

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521 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2015: FINISHING TOUCHES & MAILING + Giveaway”

  1. My tip it to write a heartfelt message on the inside of the card because no matter what the outside looks like, the message will warm someone’s heart and be appreciated for its thoughtfulness!

  2. Your product tips have helped me the most. I have seen such a difference in quality based on certain products. It makes all the difference, so thank you and merry christmas!!

  3. My favorite tip is to be OK with the card you made. even if I don’t particularly like a card, other people will often pick that one up and say, “Oh, I really like this one” My taste is different from other people’s and that’s OK.

  4. My favorite card making tip – watch an inspiring video to get your mojo going, then try to use some new techniques!

  5. I really liked the way you used the post it to hold the sentiment in place while adding adhesive and then transferring it to the card. So simple and clever!

  6. Thanks for another fab review! I like to keep a rubber cement eraser on hand to easily pick up any adhesive that’s stuck to the edges of my die cuts.

  7. My favorite cardmaking tip is that I buy the small 6X6 paper pads for card making. I prefer the double sided papers also. The papers all coordinate, and I don’t even need to think about what will go together. They are a heavy enough weight that they work well with my silhouette, and I just love them. I can cut out of 4 papers at once on the mat, and can have 4 cards ready to go in minutes. The sad thing is that it took me nearly 4 years to figure it out. 🙂

  8. I have a wood cart with 7 drawers and roller feet that I use for my “always need toys”. I can take it to another room, or put it in the car and take it with me when I teach card making.

  9. It is so nice to see products repeated as your favorite. That means that more and more quality products are being produced. Yay for us

  10. I don’t have a favorite cardmaking tip because I’m still learning how to make cards. But I so often forget to use my anti-static powder before heat embossing, so maybe that’s my favorite tip. It makes such a big difference.

  11. I have two card making tips to share. The first is to always make sure everything on the inside of the card is as finished as the outside. Sometimes I spend a lot of time on the outside of a card only to leave the inside blank. Make sure to embellish inside too! Second, remember not to get cards too thick for mailing. Sometimes my embellishments, bows, and glitterati make it REALLY hard for the post office to deliver my card to the intended. Happy decorating!

  12. Best tip I could give someone? To learn about the different inks and how they work. I didn’t understand that distress inks were really for techniques and tried to stamp with them. Luckily I found out my error and bought the right types of inks for what I wanted to do. Next, paper really matters! Spend a little more to get quality recommended paper or I’m just disappointed in results.

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