Crafty Quintet: 5 Ways to Amp Up Your Cards!

Crafty Quintet: 5 Ways to Amp Up Your Cards!

Crafty Quintet Series

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the latest edition of Crafty Quintet with Jessica Frost-Ballas! If you’ve missed the prior installments, be sure to click or tap HERE! Today, Jessica is sharing FIVE WAYS to amp up your cards! She’s spotlighting the SUPER adorable Honey Bee Snow Buddies stamps and dies in this fun sample showing all five ways to add some OOMPH to your design! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

Crafty Quintet: 5 Ways to Amp Up Your Cards!

1. Frame/mat your card

2. Add accents with the use of a white gel pen, spectrum noir clear sparkle

3. Add texture with crystal glaze, glitter

4. Add dimension with foam mounting tape

5. Decorate your envelope

WATCH THE VIDEO:


Crafty Quintet: 5 Ways to Amp Up Your Cards!

SUPPLIES:

Honey Bee SNOW BUDDIES Clear Stamp…
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Honey Bee SNOW BUDDIES Dies hbds-140
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BELIEVE…
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Simon Says Stamp BELIEVE Wafer Die…
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Lawn Fawn MINI SNOWFLAKES Lawn Cuts…
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Lawn Fawn SIMPLE STITCHED HILLSIDE…
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Honey Bee JINGLE ALL THE WAY Clear…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SALTY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 LIGHT PRAWN…
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 PRAWN Red
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Copic Sketch MARKER R27 CADMIUM RED…
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED…
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL…
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Copic Sketch Marker YR07 CADMIUM…
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Copic Sketch Marker YR16 APRICOT…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY Bright…
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Copic Sketch Marker T4 TONER GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker T6 TONER GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker T8 TONER GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker T10 TONER GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker C00 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch MARKER C2 COOL GRAY NO. 2
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock SILVER…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes…
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Plus VELLUM ADHESIVE Double Sided…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE…
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo 947N
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Lawn Fawn CHUNKY GLITTER LF1536
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Lawn Fawn PRISMA GLITTER LF1535
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Winsor Newton PERMANENT WHITE 37ml…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Jessica for being our guest!

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  1. I swear that is the happiest of snowmen! I love the different layers, the depth and detail of the background – the snowman pops against it. I also love that bit of glimmer too!

  2. Jessica, your cards are just precious. I do add glitter to Glossy Accents sometimes on my Christmas cards and often stamp and emboss my envelopes. Always love seeing what others do though and learning from them. TFS.
    Congratulations to this weeks winners.

  3. Love your tips, card and envelop and the video. Thanks for sharing. I love to add a little dimension and sparkle to my cards. Framing the card gives it that finished look for me. :)

  4. Cute cards! I use the white gel pen and glitter pens on my cards. Sometimes I’ll even use the glitter! Thanks for sharing your tips!

  5. Your bits of sparkle make this extraordinary! I do use these ideas when I feel a card is ordinary and needs some help. It’s amazing how a little sparkle or a white gel pen saves the day!

  6. Great cards- cute snowman! I love your amped up tips- I always try to incorporate most of these on my projects, even my scrapbooks. And, your envelope is gorgeous! You’ve inspired me to do more on my envelopes, too.

  7. The idea to create two card at the same time and to show the difference some little additions can make is really excellent. In addition, the cards are adorable !

  8. Making cards is a fun hobby.
    Get to play with so many different
    materials. Love the little snowman.
    thanks for sharing
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