If you love learning new techniques for card making, you’re in the right place! Think of them as your paper crafting super powers!!

No kidding! They’re the ideal way to perk up your designs!

For example, raise your hand if you get a little – um – bored with the same old, same old stamping? Ink and paper with a few embellishments thrown in.

Don’t get me wrong, if you’re just starting out, that’s fine!

But if you’ve been creating for a little bit, you might find you need to add more stamps to keep yourself motivated!

That’s where techniques come in.

Pull in just one or two of these super powers and your card is instantly spectacular. With the same stamps you’ve used over and over again. Talk about versatility! Make your designs:

  • Stunning!
  • One of a Kind!
  • X-tra special!

Now who doesn’t want that?

Techniques for Card Making

So I thought why not share a bunch of techniques with the Thanks a Bunch stamps? The great news is they’re FREE with a $60 CDN order from Stampin’ Up! until the end of February!

Here are some of the comments our viewers mentioned during my live.

  • Wow, a great display of techniques….some I haven’t thought of in a while.
  • Cute card. Loved all your techniques that you used.
  • Love your card Joanne. Great video, lots of techniques used.
  • So much fun – thank you Jo!

Making this design is not only a fun way to expand your stamping toolkit. It sends a special message to the person who opens it with how much thought and care you put into the design just for them!

See what you think.

Carrots are the pick of the crop for cuteness!

You can see exactly how to make this fun, full-of-techniques design in my Facebook Live last night. And catch a few other designs made with it by my friend Janine.

If you’d like to get some in-depth instruction for all kinds of techniques, take a peek at my Learn At Home classes where you can learn in the comfort of your own home. All my online classes are “Use Your Stash” so you get to pull out your own stamps, inks and papers to create! Click here to see them now.

Plus if you’d like to check out all my lives. you’ll find lots more easy and fun items like this. Find me each week either on my Facebook Page or on my YouTube Channel with loads of info and entertainment, and a pretty nifty paper crafted item.

Who’dda Thought Carrots Could Be Cute?

I have to admit, I didn’t give the carrot set much more than a quick glance when I first saw my Sale-a-Bration brochure. After all…carrots? Pretty lacklustre, right?

They’re a vegetable after all!

But when you look closer, there’s a “bunch” of versatility in this set.

So many great greetings!

Add it to your stash and you’ve got spring, Valentines, anniversary, birthday, congrats and thank you’s covered! With a fun font!

If it’s calling your name now you’ve seen some samples, you have until February 28th to place a qualifying order. Go ahead and do that by clicking here. As the set says, Thanks a Bunch!! 🙂

That cute dragonfly is a perfect addition!

Now let’s see the measurements and vid with some new techniques to try.

Make This Fun Card!

Click the triangle to see which ones you like the best!

There are at least 9 techniques (and I think actually a couple more) in this card. See if you can pick them all out!

Then just choose one or two to try out and see if they’re something you fall in love with!

Here’s the original design I shared last night too. Just a tiny bit different than the one we ended up with but still so fun!

Can you see how the techniques add some super-power-ness 😋 to the card?

Techniques for Cardmaking
Tear your paper for a ground like edge

With all the artisan and heirloom veggies out there, it really doesn’t matter what colour your carrots are! Why not go out on a limb and make them pink and purple just for Valentines?

Play Time for You!

Here’s what you need to know.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Garden Green – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – two pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″, small scrap
  • Crumb Cake – 4″ x 3″
  • Razzleberry or Blackberry Bliss – scrap
  • Adhesive Foam Sheet – scrap

If you’d love to make it with the same items I used, simply click here to pin, print or order to have it shipped directly to your home. Thanks so much for choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and shopping with me!

If you’d like to check out another of the free Sale-a-bration items, see the Adorable Owls and find out how to make cute Valentine’s cards! Its technique is mainly colouring with our alcohol markers, but there’s a neat card design too!

One last look at the card that got the most thumb’s up Tuesday night!!

Techniques for Cardmaking
A fun card for someone who’s an “original”

So don’t get bored any longer with the same old ways of paper crafting.

Call on those technique super powers and enjoy adding new ways to craft great cards into your stamping toolkit!

I’d love to hear what other techniques you’d like me to showcase for you. Leave me a comment!

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Techniques for card making – is there any better way to add excitement to your crafting and show someone just how special they are – I think not!?