Simple Saturday With Elizabeth & WOW Video

Stampin up elizabeth just believe thank you card video tutorial
When it comes to card making, I believe "simple" means quick, easy and a minimal amount of supplies.  Single stamps from Stampin' Up! fit that description and are budget friendly, too.  The Elizabeth single stamp ($9.95) is nothing short of stunning and can define a card in seconds.  Just add a sentiment and go!

Stampin up elizabeth video tutorial
Stampin up elizabeth thank you card video Now about adding that sentiment . . . I love the benefits of Stampin' Up! clear-mount stamps.  They make image placement so much easier.  However, the area for the sentiment on the  Elizabeth stamp is a bit tight for lining up quickly.  I don't trust myself "eyeballing" it–even with my reading glasses.  Plus, let's face, it don't have the patience for a Stamp-a-ma-jig on a quick card. 

Today's 1 Minute to WOW Video Tutorial shares a simple way to add a variety of sentiments and get a clean and classy look–without the work!  UPDATE:  I flipped the video so the card is right side up!



  • Stampin up elizabeth note cards envelopes Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Old Olive.  This trio was suggested to me by my Stampin' Up! Color Coach.  Check out this video to learn more about this essential for your paper crafting tools.
  • Ready to go!  Stampin' Up! Note Cards are perfect for gift enclosures or thank you notes.  The set of 20 is cut, scored and includes coordinating envelopes.
  • The pretty flourishes on the Elizabeth stamp add a finishing touch on the envelope.

BONUS!  The Elizabeth stamp is one of the many choices of free products you can earn with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.  Click for Sale-A-Bration details.

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Elizabeth stampin pretty blog Stamp Set:  Elizabeth (W117120), Just Believe (W116948, C120453)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Old Olive (100702)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch (119833)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Brads (119747), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Other Supplies:  Whisper White Notecards (including envelopes, 107311)

On Video:  Word Window Punch (119857)



  1. Another bold and beautiful card! Thanks for the tip; I don’t use the Elizabeth stamp much because of the “lining up”. Will definitely give it another go.

  2. so fabulous & a neat share.

  3. This video is fabulous, love the idea….now I’m going to have to get an elizabeth stamp, lol.

  4. Another “Wow” from you, Mary! I had decided to buy the Elizabeth stamp but then decided my wish list was too long. I wondered if I would use it often enough. So, I opted not to buy it. But now I have decided I will earn it this month during SAB. I am a fairly new demonstrator and hope that my demonstrations make Stampin’ Up!’s products so versatile and eye-catching as yours do! I love the touch of “wow” that the stamp gives to the envelope.

  5. Carla Bazhenow

    Beautiful card, loved the video too. Great tip!!! I will use it for sure. Hugs,

  6. Beautiful card – love the stamp 🙂

  7. The wow here is Old Olive and Melon Mambo! They are fabulous together!

  8. Beautiful designs. Have you ever thought about once you create your art, uploading the jpg in order to create many heartfelt greeting cards and snail mail them out all from your computer? I inivite you to try it out for free – on me.

  9. Chris R. from Iowa

    Mary, this is a fantastic card! I love the little details on it and I think this will be one of my favorite! I don’t like taking the time to use the thing-a-ma-jig or whatever it is and don’t have one. But, the oval with the scalloped oval adds just a bit of color that I think really makes the card! Another duh moment! Thanks for the idea of just popping it up too using the word window punch. So many possibilities. Plus, the little stamped corner on the envelope is the perfect touch! Thanks for making my day, Mary. Oh, I love your photos of your new cat yesterday – I would love to see the mauve paws! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  10. Oh, man . . . you guys are so right. I was pushing on time yesterday and completely forgot to flip it 180 degrees. Let me see what I can do! Hugs, M

  11. What a stunning CAS card! Love it!

  12. Mary, Thanks for sharing such a great tip! I love the simplicity of your card and the gorgeous colors!

  13. So pretty Mary … love that pop of color your raised sentiment adds! Another great video!

  14. I love your tutorials and the cards was super cute. I have the Elizabeth stamp and haven’t used oval punches, but not the word window. I agree with others that it would be great if you could turn the card around so we have a view from “our side” of the card and your work.

  15. Loved this little tip. So easy. Don’t forget to turn the card so that we at home can see the finished product. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I am so excited to see this stamp on your blog! I just ordered it as one of my freebies from Sale-a-bration. Can’t wait to use it. Beautiful Work!!

  17. Good morning, Mary: You are simply amazing!! You are always, ALWAYS looking for new ways to teach all of us new things. This little trick works perfectly, it’s so clever. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Tracey Parrott

    love your tutorials Mary, but perhaps you could turn the card around because when you are finished it is upside down to us!

  19. You should do a One minute wow video using the Stamp- A- Ma-jig. It does make stamping faster for me and saves alot of card stock because you never make a mistake! So that means in these penny pinching days it saves money too! And if It takes one extra minute to get it out, it is worth every penny and minute for a beautiful card!I love it when people say how did you get that so centered. Also I have found the more I used it the faster you get using it. I just love that Elizabeth Stamp! Looks super fancy even though it is so One Minute simple! Good job Mary!

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