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
[ SSS ]
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
[ SSS ]
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
[ SSS ]
Royal Sovereign Laminator
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Scotch Laminating Pouches
[ AMZUS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Precision Tip Glue
[ SSS | HNB ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Zyron Sticker Maker
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
Sticky Mat
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]
Mini Glossy Accents
[ SSS ]
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. I was so looking forward to seeing what you were going to do with all those beautiful backgrounds. It was worth the wait! So many beautiful cards!

  2. Jennifer I just loved this video. It was so inspiring. And it was wonderful to see your personality shine through. My favorite part was the tip about how to cut the sentiment straight which even after years of crafting I’m not great at. Brilliant! Thank you for all you do. You bring much joy! Be safe and stay well. Happy new year!

  3. Jennifer, you are the BOMB!! I wish there was something we could do as the card making community to convey how much love and respect we all have for you! You are the master at making beautiful handmade cards and you are so prolific in your hobby/job that you just blow us away. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity in sharing all your tips and techniques with all of us. YOU ARE LOVED!!!

  4. I love all your tips for mass producing cards, as that is something I did this year and want to continue to do in the coming year. It helped me get through this crappy year and my family and friends really enjoyed getting cards from me. Sometimes when I can’t seem to get my creativity going, I take a break and go for a walk or I watch videos like yours. Sometimes I look through my stamps and dies and try new ways to use them. It seems like the stamp companies just keep coming out with so much every month, that I have to ask myself things like, “how many snowflake dies do I need” or “how many circle dies do I need? Then I check through my stash to see what I have, and lots of times I have something similar and don’t have to buy new products. Anyway, thanks again for all that you do. You are an amazing person and crafter. Keep the videos coming! Happy New Year!

  5. What?! I’m the 3rd one to leave a comment! Jennifer, you mentioned that you found a new appreciation for cardmaking during 2020. I’ve been more of a scrapbooker and a bit of a cardmaker in the past. During the past several months, I have found that I LOVE cardmaking and especially sending them out. Hopefully, putting smiles on people’s faces. When I “hit a wall,” I tend to put that project to the side and start on something completely different. I return to the project at a later date. That usually does the trick for me. Have a wonderful New Year!

  6. I love everything about this video – the tips, your honesty and openness, and of course the beautiful cards. The window template idea at the beginning is great! I’ve been doing something similar with scrapbooking for a long time, cutting 3″ or 2″ windows out of card stock to figure out where best to crop photos for layouts. I have not been card making long enough to find myself in a slump yet – I’m sometimes overwhelmed with all the ideas available, plus I’m still figuring out my own style. But I know it happens when scrapbooking, and as you say, I always go back to my tried and true ideas. Usually that involves finding a sketch or pattern I’ve used before and just changing up the elements. Feeling comfortable and starting with something that you know has worked well in the past is always a good way to begin the creative juices flowing again.
    Thank you for all you do. I wish you and your family many blessings for a Happy New Year!

  7. Jennifer – thank you for all of your inspiration!!
    When I get stuck I look at samples by other people- in magazines, idea books, pinterest etc. then I either copy it just as it is which gets my creativity going, (oh- what if…) or I examine it closely and copy one element- maybe the layout, the colors, the technique…

  8. When I lose my mojo in any craft, wether it be card making or mixed media or embroidery, I switch it up, moving to totally different medium. If that doesn’t work, I organize (my crafting spaces always can use a good sorting) and find tha eventually, I have refreshed and can craft again in the medium.

  9. Jennifer you have no idea how many lives you will touch by sharing your struggles, both with your creativity and your depression/ anxiety. You are such and inspiration. I seem to have an addiction to buying rather than actually using craft supplies. I need to heed your encouragement to think outside the box and use what I have more creatively. Thank your for being such an amazing, inspirational person who is willing to share what she’s learned along life’s journey.

  10. Such beautiful cards, each and every one of them. The tip for cutting the sentiment strip is brilliant. Thanks so much for that. I still have not purchased dies to cut sentiments because I keep thinking, “it’s a straight cut, why do I need a die for that?” and now I have the perfect solution to justify my thoughts.
    Thank you also for being a bright spot in a year that was like no other. With the sadness and anxiety surrounding us it was always great to know that watching your videos, and learning something new, could bring a calmness and make me smile. You truly are appreciated.
    Here’s to a healthy and much happier 2021.

  11. Fantastic video. I just want to say thank you so much all you videos ,youare the best. You help all of us so much. You are amazing. You help me so much, by watching you videos. Can not thank you enough. Happy New Year to you and your family. Be safe.

  12. I purchased a gel press after watching your original video. Thanks for all the ideas on how to use my prints, other than backgrounds. I don’t usually mass produce cards, but your tips are always helpful, even for small groups of cards. I was given an early gift of last year’s Spellbinders holiday kit (I make the following year’s cards in Dec/Jan.) and challenged myself to see how many cards I could make. So far I’ve made 40 cards (no more than 2 of each design), most are original designs. And there are still supplies left for more cards. It’s been good therapy during this unusual holiday season.

  13. I love the white frames idea. This does help see the image better! I’ve already created my rectangle frames!! 🙂 Also the sentiment strip idea is perfect! Love, love it! Thanks for sharing!! Also, I want to say you have been a BRIGHT spot for me this year!! Your organization, encouragement and easy to follow steps have helped me alot this year. Thanks for helping us focus on encouraging others and giving hope to others in a troubled world!! 🙂 Know that you are a blessing to our world!! Sending HUGS your way!!

  14. Thank you! Great ideas and tips. Really appreciate your kindness and awesome creativity. Blessings and Happy New Year.

  15. Thank you for sharing your creative projects and very helpful tips. Have a warm and blessed New Year and look forward to watching you in 2021.

  16. I am a big proponent of getting inspiration from other people. I watch videos, look at magazines and pinterest to get ideas. I also like to go to the company that produced the stamp I am using and seeing how they used it! I so throughly enjoy all your videos! I always learn so much from you and I thank you for sharing your talent with us. I think you are an amazing human being and the world needs more people like you! I hope you and your family have a very happy new year and here’s to a better 2021!

  17. I love to color with pencils. It really calms anxiety and when I’m feeling anxious creativity is blocked. What I like to do and what helps me is I stamp a BUNCH of different images onto paper and then sit and color. When I’m up to it, I can turn those colored panels into cards and I’ll usually have lots of cards to put together. That way I’m feeling productive (coloring), taking care of anxiety and, when I’m ready I have a bunch of cards to put together and ready to go. It works for me. So appreciate this video and all the tips on how to take backgrounds and make them into cards. I have a stack of backgrounds made with a gel press and haven’t really known what to do with them. This was helpful. Happy New Years, Jennifer. And thank you.

  18. Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing (again!)…I so look forward to your videos…you are such an inspiration…

    I do have a question though…new to die cutting, so since you like mass producing, wondered what you do to keep your dies sharp and also easily releasing? I wore out a window die that I loved because I made 50 Christmas cards with dimension on the window. I hesitate to mass produce, especially with some of the basic dues I have. I have seen tips to use waxed paper and aluminum foil, but cannot find any guidelines as to how often to use…every time you cut with it? Do you do a couple layers of foil or cut repeatedly from one layer. I know you cannot answer all queries, but would love to know what you do.

    Thanks so much! Have a safe and Happy New Year!

  19. The effort you put into your sales updates and these videos is truly appreciated! I look forward to watching each video; you are an amazing teacher.

  20. Jennifer i get so much inspiration from your ideas an tricks.Thank you for another fun and exciting cardmaking year.I wish you and your family all the happiest,healthiest new year.Blessings.Val❤

  21. Oh my gosh, your tip for cutting a thin sentiment strip with the Tim Holtz cutter is more valuable to me than you know. Awesome tip and sorely needed. Made my day. Love all the cards.

  22. Loved your tip about using cardstock from mistakes or things you decided not to use to add dimension. I like to use cardboard from boxes, usually cereal or cracker boxes, to add lightweight dimension. It’s basically free, thin enough to die cut easily, light enough to not need extra postage, and stabilizes card elements quite nicely!

  23. I really enjoyed this video, I don’t often comment but after watching
    countless videos I always have one question.
    I hear you say to save all of your scraps, and I do but I wonder how
    you store them without having a hot mess on your hands?
    Thanks so much for all of your tips, tricks, and advice over this
    very trying 2020. Many blessings to you in the new year.

  24. Thank you for yet another video full of wonderful ideas! I especially love the tip on how to cut the sentiment strips, cause I was struggling with it the most, ended up cutting with Exacto knife and it wasn’t always nice and straight.
    When I’m creatively struggling, I watch one of your videos. It gives me a break and sparks ideas again. Honestly, I don’t know if I would survive 2020 without your videos and all crafting community out there. It’s nice to feel encouraged and supported by other creative people out there.
    I wish you happy, healthy and creative 2021! Hopefully, we can all return back to our mask free lives and be able to hug and kiss the loved ones without fear of possibly hurting them. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2021!

  25. Enjoyed every second of this video. You are so encouraging. Hope your New Year is blessed with happiness and creativity.

  26. Thank you, Jennifer, for all of your videos. Your tips are wonderful! You are truly a blessing to us all. I loved the tip about cutting a rectangle etc out of card and lamenating it. Also your fantastic tip on how to cut a thin strip :o)
    I never miss any of your videos. You are a wonderful caring and sharing person.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year.

  27. Such a great video with so many amazing tips! If I am in a creativity slump, I watch your video’s and then I have so many ideas that start flowing. lol Thanks so much for your time!

  28. You are beautiful inside and out, Jennifer! Thank you for sharing your creativity and honesty with us. Happy New Year to all.

  29. Lovely cards from those gel press backgrounds. Loved the wonky pieces that you used. I always like something than no one else does. You may have convinced me to buy one of those gel presses. Happy New Year!

  30. Such a wonderful way to begin 2021, spending time with you and your creative mind! FAB video, so many cards! As always, thanks for the inspiration! You’re a true gem in this card making world! Be safe! Be happy! Be healthy! Be you! xo~

  31. Jennifer,
    Always such a pleasure to watch your videos and I can always pick up a tip, even though I’ve been doing this for years. Thank you so much for all your inspiration!

  32. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful cards and tips. More importantly for being so honest and open about your struggles. It means so much to others who also struggle and helps reduce stigma! You are the best!!!!

  33. Dear Jennifer,
    Worth my time you ask? ……ABSOLUTELY! I have gone back to your previous Gel Press videos to make notes on all the techniques and tips. So glad I have a few days off work to try all of this goodness. 🙂
    Cardmaking has become more than a hobby for me, it’s a source of peace and solace, a vehicle for sharing encouragement and love. Your videos and Online Card Classes have taught me so much over the last 5 years. Thanks very much for all the effort, time and thought that you invest in sharing your wonderful skill.

  34. When I am dry I create a card for a specific person, a basic base, layer, focal image. In thinking about the person, the creative juices begin to flow and I may scrap my basic design for something more involved. but thinking of the person is my spark.

  35. Jennifer, I learn soooo much from watching your videos! I have a friend who was an architect who binge watches your videos. When complemented on her cards, she often mentions you in regards to some aspect of her creations.

    I would like to see a video for cards for male teenagers and adults, especially birthday. I am part of a card making ministry at a church.

  36. Happy, Healthy, Creative New Year to you and yours, dearest Jennifer!
    You are so awe-inspiringly amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing all your talent with us. You inspire more people than you could ever know. All the cards are beautiful and my favourite is the one with the nine minty-green and bluish hearts! Just darling.
    I’m not usually in a creative slump (because I have never enough time to devote to being creative), but I get these in my work and if I do just a bit of creativity (painting, coloring, doodling, sketching a card or making a quick card) helps. But I have heard from others that repetition helps them as well. And of course watching one of your videos!
    Thanks again and all the very best to you — always,
    Caroline

  37. Thank you for the detailed descriptions and excellent tips. I find that when I start fighting with the the project, I just take a short break, walk away, get a cup of tea and come back to it…sometimes it’s just a matter of sitting too long. And you’re right that this creative hobby is a perfect escape from the troubled times we’re in and brings me such joy.

  38. I’m back after trying gel press printing and have a question. I keep getting a halo or island around the die cut layout. What am I doing wrong?
    1. Ink the plate
    2. Brayer
    3. Place die cuts
    4. Overlay paper and press firmly with my hands
    5. Remove paper —–shoot, those halos again!
    Anyone have a similar issue and fix?
    Thanks so much!

  39. I love your website, so much inspiration. My question is how do you organize your designs you’ve cut out as extras to use on a future card?

  40. So many helpful tips!!

    I think the “viewfinder” idea is great and will have to make a set to keep on hand. I will also try the two color sentiment strip technique and pass the information on to my mom. People who have bifocals might benefit from this great tip!

    The three things I do when I’m in a creative slump is 1) Clean and organize. Some how cleaning and organizing around me gets ideas flowing, and Boom! I’m back at the desk.
    2) Look at past card designs that I’ve made and case them.
    3). Take a break. Right now I’m cleaning, organizing and taking a respite. As soon as the craft room is relocated, I have tons of ideas!

  41. I have really enjoyed watching all of our video’s. Fairly new at cardmaking and I have received so much information from all your post. Thanks for sharing and teaching us so many things. Happy New year!

  42. Wonderful tips and inspiration Jennifer. I love the vibrancy and textures of your backgrounds and your design tips are tops! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  43. I am just now watching your very informative video, Jennifer!! Holy Smokes! The tips and techniques are wonderful, as always!! I haven’t done much creating lately as my craft area is a complete disaster and I just can’t “play” when it’s like that…I started purging, reorganizing, and redecorating but never finished and how it’s complete chaos. My winter project is to get down there and clean out and up!! I could have done it all thru the lockdown last spring but the motivation just wasn’t there! When my creative mojo has taken a trip, I usually watch creative videos from my favorite designers, look at Pinterest or, like you, go back to a tried and true design or favorite technique!! Happy New Year to you and yours and may it bring us much peace of heart! YOU are BLESSING!!

  44. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you share. In this episode my take aways are the sentiment cutting as well as how you deal with a ‘dry spell. So far when that happens to me I tend to put that card to the side and do something else. I don’t have a go-to design, but will try that 🙂 I also appreciate that you encourage using products that we already own.
    Keep on doing your thing, love it!

  45. Great video or “episode” as you called it! 😁 I could binge watch your videos all day! I always learn so much from you. I was in a huge creative slump recently and had to take a step back and figure out why. I finally realized that I was spending w-a-y too much time looking for ideas on Pinterest and watching w-a-y too many card-making videos from all the YouTube channels I had subscribed to. I made the decision to unsubscribe from most of the YouTube channels I was watching and to unsubscribe from stamp company websites. I realize that stamp companies have to make a living, too, but I personally was feeling very overwhelmed with the inundation of all the new products in such rapid-fire succession! It’s just way too much! I have to say that since I took a step back, I have been looking at all the wonderful products I already have in
    my craft room and have been giving them new life! I feel much more creative and more relaxed now when I have craft room time!

    Thanks so much for sharing lots of things with all of us in this huge card-making “family”. Blessings to you and your family in 2021.

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