Want to Learn How To Make Handmade Cards?

If you want to learn how to stamp and make beautiful handmade greeting cards, this training series was built especially for you!

Over the course of these 12 videos, I will show you the basics and fundamentals of stamping and paper crafting.  It is so much easier than it looks and I know you will enjoy it as much as I do.

And best of all, these videos are completely free and you can watch on your own time and at your pace!

My name is Brandy Cox and I have been teaching people how to stamp for close to15 years now.  Take the first step and join me on this journey.  There is an awesome community of crafters and stampers that love to share their creations and joy with each other.  We’d love for you to join us!

Free Training Series #2 - Schedule
  • Video #13 – Wed. June 1
  • Video #14 – Wed. June 8
  • Video #15 – Wed. June 15
  • Video #16 – Wed. June 22
  • Video #17 – Wed. June 29
  • Video #18 – Wed. July 6
  • Video #19 – Wed. July 13
  • Video #20 – Wed. July 20
  • Video #21 – Wed. July 27
  • Video #22 – Wed. Aug. 3
  • Video #23 – Wed. Aug. 10
  • Video #24 – Wed. Aug. 17
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Video #13
Everything You Need to Know About Mailing Cards

How do you mail a card? You’ve got your handmade card complete but what’s the best way to mail it and protect it? I’ve got tips & answers for you!

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:32 How to mail a card
  • 3:00 Size, Weight, Thickness
  • 4:00 How to Mail a standard A2 card
  • 5:31 Is your card machinable?
  • 6:06 What’s largest & smallest card you can mail
  • 12:08 How thick can my card be?
  • 13:40 What is non-machinable mail?
  • 17:46 How to mail an International card
  • 19:47 What size cards can I mail?
  • 21:50 Can I mail a square card?
  • 23:09 How can I protect my handmade card in the mail?
  • 23:49 8 Ways to protect your handmade cards in the mail
Video #14
Learn How to Score Cardstock

I truly believe the best craft score board is the ‘Simply Scored’ by Stampin’ Up! Let me share all the wonderful features of this perfect scoring tool and teach you how to score cardstock and paper.

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:48 Best craft score board-Simply Scored
  • 1:14 Ruler on board and paper stylus tips
  • 2:34 Storage features of Simply Scored board
  • 4:26 How to use place makers to score
  • 4:50 How to score cardstock
  • 7:00 Take Your Pick Tool has 2 stylus point options
  • 7:43 Score with bone folder
  • 8:50 Travel tips for craft score board
  • 10:00 How to score decorative edge on cards
  • 10:41 How to score decoration on envelope
  • 11:01 Score board for 3D projects
  • 12:17 Where to find Simply Scored board

Video #15
Learn How To Use The Stampin Up Catalog

The Stampin’ Up! Catalog is full of some of the best card making, scrapbooking, and paper craft supplies on the market.

Let me share where you can find all the goodies, how to read the icons and symbols in the catalog, and show you how it’s also a great idea book!

0:43 How often are catalogs released at Stampin’ Up!?
3:49 Table of Contents and Icon chart
7:00 Paper Pumpkin
7:33 Kit Collection
10:29 What images will the dies cut?
11:03 What does Mini symbol on dies and embossing folders mean?
12:04 What type of stamp is this?
13:50 How to know what size blocks you need for each stamp set
15:48 Angel Policy-Copyright stamp if you intend to sell your cards or projects
18:23 Stampin’ Up! storage
18:55 Assortments, Bundles, Adhesives, Designer Series Paper, Memories & More, Envelopes
22:57 Specialty Papers, Embellishments, Ribbon, Tools, Blocks
25:49 Stampin’ Up! punches
26:19 Stampin’ Up! Dies
28:47 Stampin’ Up! embossing folders
29:05 Stampin’ Up! Host rewards
29:40 Join my team
30:20 Stamp index
30:46 Accessories index
32:28 How to find old Stampin’ Up! Catalog digital copies

Video #16
Learn How To Use The Stamparatus

There are so many reasons why I believe the Stampartus is a must-have for any paper crafter. Stampin’ Up! has done a fabulous job of bringing us the best stamp positioner on the market with some features you won’t find in other brands.

2:53 What comes with Stamparatus
8:15 How to store Stamparatus
12:43 Benefits of Stamparatus – Perfect stamp alignment
13:09 Complete ink coverage
16:56 Hinged stamping
21:36 2 Step Stamping & multi-colored images
26:46 Mirror stamping aka Reflection stamping

Video #17
How to Find Ideas and Inspiration for Card Making Ideas

Where do you get card making design ideas? There are so many resources that can spark your creativity and get you thinking of designs, colors, shapes, and more. I’ve got 12 ways to spark your creativity and I promise you there’s a method here that will work for everyone.

1:42 Google image search stamp set name
3:41 Splitcoaststampers website
7:13 Brandy’s Cards search box
9:34 Pinterest Search
10:18 YouTube
10:51 Instagram
11:13 Stampin’ Up! catalogs
17:30 Card Swaps
19:28 PDF Card Making Tutorials
21:14 Color Chart/ Color Combo suggestions
23:00 Color challenge
25:53 Clothes, fabric, furniture

Video #18
Embossing Paste: Your Complete Guide To A Fun Card Making Product

Do you know how to use embossing paste? I’ll teach you how! Plus I’ve provided tips, inspiration, and card ideas to get you started with embossing paste.

0:20 2 types of embossing paste
0:49 palette tools
1:03 Decorative masks & stencils
1:19 get warm bowl of water
3:25 embossing paste idea 1: shimmery
5:03 embossing on colored cardstock
6:04 idea 2: how to color embossing paste
8:30 1st and 2nd card samples
9:16 idea 3 with card sample
11:39 using dies with embossing paste
12:52 how to color embossing paste method 3
13:15 embossing paste for texture background + card sample
14:30 add shimmer to stamped images colored with alcohol markers
15:40 card sample

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Video #21
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Video #22
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Wednesday, Aug. 10
Video #24
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Wednesday, Aug. 17
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