On the second Sunday each month, I go LIVE on my YouTube channel to give you some tips & ideas on the basics of stamping.

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During the February 11, 2024, Back to Basics on YouTube Live, I demonstrated the upcoming Stampin’ Up Online Exclusive Sweetly Scripted.

This is the perfect stamp set to make quick & easy cards! It is also the perfect set for any beginner stamper. Start with the basics and as you gain confidence as a stamper you can add more elements to the card.

I did fussy cut some images from Designer Series Paper to add an element to a few of the cards.

To watch the YouTube Live video, click here:

6 cards made with Sweetly Scripted stamp set by Stampin' Up

I used scraps to make all these cards!!


During the January 14, 2024, Back to Basics on Facebook Live, I demonstrated coloring in a stamped image.

Card with Berry Burst Stippled Roses

Going back to the basics of coloring in a stamped image, I used Stampin’ Up’s Stippled Roses stamp set. I wanted to make a quick ‘Thank You’ card for someone that gave me an unexpected gift today.

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During the December 10, 2024, Back to Basics on Facebook Live, I made cards & other paper crafts with the Beary Christmas Memories & More packs by Stampin’ Up.

With 54 double-sided cards, 4 sticker sheets, 20 card bases & 20 coordinating envelopes, the Beary Christmas Memories & More packs by Stampin’ Up are a quick & easy way to make cards & more!!

If you would like the tutorial on the bag & box, click here:

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Beary Christmas Memories & More items

If you would like to order these products, click here (while supplies last):


During the November 12, 2023, Back to Basics on Facebook Live, we made 4 cards following the One Sheet Wonder tutorial.

Using 1 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up, 2 pieces of cardstock, banners with sentiments and a few embellishments we made 4 cards!

Click here to view more cards and link to the video on my YouTube channel

4 Christmas cards made with 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up

During the October 8, 2023 Back to Basics on Facebook Live, I showed you how to make quick & easy cards using the Them Bones DSP. The Bag of Bones stamp set & dies were added in steps to embellish as desired.

3 Halloween cards made during Back to Basics with Them Bones designer series paper ant white note cards.

Making quick and easy Halloween cards can be as simple as using the Memories & More white Note Cards & Envelopes and Them Bones Designer Series Paper (DSP) by Stampin’ up. One of the sheets of DSP had multiple images on it for cutting up. Pictured left are just the cut-outs adhered to the note card.

Another sheet of the DSP was cut into 6 sections measuring 4″ x 6″. I took 3 of those cut-outs and showed how to add more embellishing as to what products on hand.

The first card is just DSP on a note card.

The second card added the Bag of Bones stamp set, Memento Ink, black twine and some sequins.

The third card added the Bag of Bones stamp set & dies, Memento Ink, black cardstock, Daffodil Delight cardstock. Basic Gray cardstock, Glow-in-the-Dark Specialty paper & some gems. I used one of the dies to cut a door out of the tombstone.

Simple card made with just designer series paper & white note card.
Second card made with DSP, note card, Bag of Bones stamp set & embellishments by Stampin' Up.
Third card made with Them Bones DSP, Bag of Bones stamp set & dies and other embellishments by Stampin' Up.

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During the September 10, 2023 Back to Basic on Facebook Live, I showed the Biggest Wish & More Wishes stamp sets by Stampin’ Up.

4 colorful cards made during the Back-to-Basics Facebook Live using the Biggest Wish and More Wishes stamp sets by Stampin' Up
4 colorful cards made during the Back-to-Basics Facebook Live using the Biggest Wish and More Wishes stamp sets by Stampin' Up

A great set to begin stamping with is the Biggest Wish and now thru December 31, 2023 you can also get More Wishes! All of these cards were made using the ink from the Stampin’ Spots Classic Assortment, an economic way to get 8 inks for $24. Here are the links to the products if you would like more information or to purchase from my online store:

You may watch the video on this on my YouTube channel: Back-to-Basics Wishes


During the Back to Basics in June & July 2023, I built up from the beginning using the Color & Contour bundle. This month on August 13, 2023, we added dies!

4 Back to Basics cards made using the Color and Contour stamp set, Hello Irresistible DSP and Scalloped Contours dies.

I used the same colors, Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight & Lost Lagoon. The same Designer Series Paper – Hello, Irresistible was also used to stay with the same products.

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During the Back to Basics on Facebook Live on July 9, 2023, I took the supplies we used last month (I changed the colors a bit) added DSP, colored cardstock & coordinating inks.

pictured are 4 ink pads & coordinating inks: pretty peacock, lost lagoon, flirty flamingo & daffodil delight
picture of 2 cards made during July 9, 2023 Facebook live using the color & contour stamp set

The Designer Series Paper used is Hello, Irresistible, the cardstock & coordinating inks are: Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Flirty Flamingo & Daffodil Delight,

Please note, if you purchase a stamp set of your choice, note cards & envelopes, Memento & Stampin’ Write Markers, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin block as a Thank You! Click link “Basic Supplies” above to view them on my online store.

If you would like to watch this Back to Basic episode on YouTube, click here: Basic Stamping Made Easy


During the Facebook Live on June 11, 2023, I took these basic supplies and showed you how to use them and create various cards.

picture of the stamps in the color & contour stamp set by Stampin' Up
picture of supplies used: basic white notecards, memento ink, bone folder & In-Color Stampin' Write markers

Please note, if you purchase a stamp set of your choice, note cards & envelopes, Memento & Stampin’ Write Markers, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin block as a Thank You! Click link “Basic Supplies” above to view them on my online store.

2 cards made with color & contour stamp set on basic white notecards

If you would like to watch this Back to Basic episode on YouTube, click here: Back to Basics – Color & Contour


During my May 14, 2023 Facebook Live, I showed you how to take the next step-up with Dainty Delight dies. I’ve taken the lessons from the last 2 months and added die-cuts to the next set of cards.

I’ve stayed with the same 2022-2024 In Colors and the Dainty Delight stamp set from the first month and the 2022-2024 In Color cardstock & DSP.

If you would like to watch the May 14, 2023 video on YouTube. please click here: Back to Basics PLUS Dies!


During my April 9, 2023 Facebook Live, I showed you how to take the next step and add to the cards we made last month.

5 cards shown with floral stamped image from the dainty delight stamp set, monochromatic in the 2022-2024 Stampin' Up In Colors
5 cards shown with floral stamped image from the dainty delight stamp set, images were colored on the stamp itself then stamped on cardstock

If you would like to watch the April 9, 2023 video on YouTube. please click here: Back to Basics PLUS

In addition to the supplies we used last month, we used the 2022-2024 In Color cardstock, the 2022-2024 In Color DSP & Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


During the Facebook Live on March 12, 2023, I took these basic supplies and showed you how to use them and create various cards.

the core items in back to basics pictured, the dainty delight stamp set, stampin' write markers, memento ink pad and notes cards & envelopes,
card stamped with dainty delight flowers and colored in with markers
card made with markers colored on dainty delight stamp then stamped on card

If you would like to watch the March 12th video on YouTube, please click here: Back 2 Basics

Items to purchase to begin creating your own cards:

Please note, if you purchase a stamp set of your choice, note cards & envelopes, Memento & Stampin’ Write Markers, I will send you a Paper Pumpkin block as a Thank You! Click link “Basic Supplies” above to view them on my online store.

I also have a few other samples done with this bundle prior to the Back to Basics classes, see them in the gallery.