Card Assembly Tips + Getting Past Creative Slumps + LOADS of Cards!

Hello! Several weeks ago, I did a video showing how to make lots of inky backgrounds quickly and easily with a gel press and dies. Well today I am back to turn them all into cards and I have tons of card assembly tips for you… including my current favorite tip.

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support – always!]

If you haven’t already seen the gel press background video HERE, please watch that first. Then come watch this video for loads of card ideas and tips!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HELLO SNOWFLAKE CARDS
Featuring: 
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Hello Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All the Thanks Stamp Set (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Thank You Text Stamp (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


A LITTLE NOTE CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS LEAVES CARDS
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Simple Stem Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Small Script Trio Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Mini Flowers and Leaves Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANK YOU LEAVES CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Simple Stem Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Work Of The Heart Stamp Set (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


PEACE AND JOY CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die (SSS)
• Circle Dies
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


PEACH AND JOY SNOWFLAKE CARDS
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANK YOU SNOWFLAKE CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Jewel Snowflake Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Work Of The Heart Stamp Set (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANK YOU SNOWFLAKE CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Jewel Snowflake Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Santa’s Sleigh Ride Stamp Set (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Work Of The Heart Stamp Set (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Frame Dies (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Hugs Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Frame Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Small Script Trio Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Thank You Text Stamp (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKFUL CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Die (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Thankful Die (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Hugs Dies (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HEARTS CARDS
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Chunky Hearts Panel Die (SSS)
Mama Elephant Heart Grid Die (SSS) – alternative
Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die (SSS)
Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die (SSS)
Concord & 9th All The Hellos Dies (SSS | C&9)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
• Watch THIS video to learn how to make the the backgrounds and supplies needed for them.
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Card Assembly Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SALES

Simon Says Stamp is currently having 30% off all Simon Says Stamp brand dies… which I used many of in this video! Use the code “DMR943” through 1/1/21. You can find all the dies on sale HERE.

There are many other huge sales happening now. To see them all, head HERE.

Have a great day!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS branded products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Detail Bohemian…
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Simon Says Stamp Jewel Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Dainty Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Die
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Simon Says Stamp Simple Stem Die
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Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Frame Dies
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Hero Arts Rectangle Inifinity Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Chunky Hearts Panel Die
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Mama Elephant Heart Grid Die
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SSS CZ Design Hugs Dies
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SSS CZ Design Hello Dies
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SSS CZ Design Thankful Die
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Simon Says Stamp Small Script Trio Dies
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Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
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Concord & 9th All The Hellos Dies
[ SSS | C&9 ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Flowers and…
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Simon Says Stamp Santa’s Sleigh Ride…
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Simon Says Stamp Work Of The Heart…
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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful…
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp All the Thanks Stamp…
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Simon Says Stamp Thank You Text Stamp
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Royal Sovereign Laminator
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Scotch Laminating Pouches
[ AMZUS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
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Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
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Honey Bee Precision Tip Glue
[ SSS | HNB ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
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Zyron Sticker Maker
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
MISTI Creative Corners
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Sticky Mat
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
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Mini Glossy Accents
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Trinity Stamps Something New Pearls
[ SSS | TRN ]
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic…
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54 thoughts on “Card Assembly Tips + Getting Past Creative Slumps + LOADS of Cards!”

  1. To get back my cardmaking mojo, I watch a Jennifer McGuire video. It’s true. You have cured many slumps for me. I find inspo in unexpected places and I go through my stash of new but unused stamp sets. Also, I give myself a few days to “get over it.”

  2. Here is what helps me if I lose my creative edge. First I watch many of your videos. Then I’ll do massive die cuts of all different shapes and sizes and lastly I go through my printed card stock and then I start just laying out some of the diecuts I made and just play around and sometimes it’ll spark other ideas. I work at a hospital and I got to say with the numbers of people infected with this virus being as high as they are I definitely need a release minimum once a week.

  3. Fabulous ideas, thanks so much. I think I will use your idea of getting back into crafting after coming home from an extended overseas visit to look after my mum. Usually I always struggle to get back into crafting when I haven’t done anything for a while. Stay safe!

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