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Starting out to make your first card

Hello! It’s a snowy day here in Bisbee, Arizona! Didn’t expect snow in Arizona? Well, it doesn’t happen often, but we are in the mountains at a mile high. It’s a great day to stay warm inside and make cards!

Where to start? First, you need good quality paper. I have tried many types and have found Stampin’ Up! cardstock to be superior. Why? It is just the right thickness and the colors all coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! inks! Also, the color goes all the way through- no white in the middle, and the color does not easily fade. I have had some of my colored cardstock for 5 years without seeing it fade. Lastly, one ream of a color matches the next ream.

Here is a simple card I made using Night of Navy (item #100867) and Whisper White (#100730) Stampin’ Up! cardstock. I also used Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper (#146284), Night of Navy ink (#147110), Silver edged ribbon (#144213) and the Warm Hearted Stamp set (#147777)

In future posts I will address what you need to cut the cardstock, adhesives and other accessories. So hop on over to my store and start to gather the supplies needed to make your first card!

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Get to Know Me

Hello everyone,

This is my first blog post and I am so excited!

I live in Bisbee, AZ with my wonderful husband of 26 years and two of our lovely children and three cats. I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost three years now and it has allowed me to travel, meet new people, and stamp my heart out.

My goal for this blog is to inspire you to create your own handmade cards and other fun projects. I hope to motivate you to follow me on this crafting and blogging journey.

Check back soon for more tutorials on basic card making, techniques, and 3D-projects,

Theresa