And Finally, Some DIY Christmas Thank You Cards

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Fittingly, our last Christmas in July post is about quick and easy DIY Christmas thank you cards! What better way to show your gratitude for gifts, events and gestures over the holidays than to make and send some DIY Christmas thank you cards?  These cards are so beautiful and are clean and simple and super fast to make. (And honestly? We think it’s so pretty it could be your Christmas card if you like!) These are easy cards to make […]

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One of Our Handmade Christmas Cards With Poinsettias

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Check out this idea for classic Christmas cards with poinsettias! Christmas cards with poinsettias are a classic theme and most of the time they are beautifully done in reds and whites. Well Julie decided to render one in GOLD and white and it’s just stunning!  If you saw this post, you know that metallics are big this year and what better way to celebrate your crafting range than to create a classic motif with a trendy application? To make this […]

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Make A Watercolor Christmas Wreath Card!

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If you love to watercolor, this Christmas wreath card will be as much fun to make as it is to send! A classic Christmas wreath card is always a good go-to theme and we absolutely LOVE what Melinda has done with this pretty stamp and one of our new stencils. The combination is magical! Let’s check out how to make one for ourselves. Melinda started by stamping our Wreath with Berries stamp in a very light color of ink onto […]

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Make Some Cute Snowman Christmas Cards With Copics!

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Cute snowman Christmas cards are always in style and these are so fun to make! Many of you have said that you love ideas for cards that can be used for lots of reasons and these cute snowman Christmas cards totally fit the bill. Even though it is created as a winter card, it’s a perfect non-denominational card for the holidays. Let’s see how Carol made it and pick up her tips for using Copics to add all the vavoom! […]

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Do You Love Christmas Cards With Owls On Them?

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Christmas cards with owls on them are enduring in popularity and today’s is just adorable! Everywhere you look, you see Christmas cards with owls on them and we think we can see why. They are SO stinkin’ cute! And WHOoooo doesn’t love owls? When today’s designer, Renee, saw this little feathered fella she thought “Home for Christmas” and when you think of where an owl lives you just have to think of a tree, right? So let’s see how she […]

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Check Out This Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decor!

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Yes, you can make this gorgeous vintage red truck Christmas decor piece to use or give as a fabulous handmade gift! A trend that has endured the years is the theme of vintage red truck Christmas decor. There is something about an old red pickup truck against the snowy greenery of the Christmas season that people just really love. Our very own Kittie Caracciolo put her spin on this a few years ago and this post gets shared and commented […]

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Christmas Card Trends 2021

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All the Christmas card trends 2021 are so perfectly suited for people make their own cards! We were so delighted when we saw that Christmas card trends 2021 look almost as if they were predicted by stampers! We can’t even contain ourselves so let’s take a look! Here is a list of trends that we got from the experts in this field: – Stars – Bright Pops of Color – Graphic Line Elements – Handmade Effects – Foil or Metallic […]

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Make Some Christmas Paper Crafts From Your Stash!

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Use your stash of goodies to put together some giftable Christmas paper crafts! Christmas paper crafts are always popular and gathering and testing ideas can be a fun way to ease into holiday preparation. Don’t we ALL swear we are going to start early and then find ourselves in a crunch mid-December? Today we are going to share some ideas – some classic, some new – that can help you think outside the box (or package or bag or tag) […]

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Some Cute and Funny Homemade Christmas Cards!

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Your friends will just CRACK UP when they open these funny homemade Christmas cards you put together for them! We all love making cards and these funny homemade Christmas cards put such a fun spin on the idea of sending holiday wishes to loved ones. We get such a kick out these cards because it’s not just the adorable owls all dressed up but Lisa’s fun play on words that has us “h-owling”! Let’s see how she made them! To […]

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Make Some Cute Christmas Slimline Cards!

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These are such cute Christmas slimline cards and they are SO fun to make! We are in love with these cute Christmas slimline cards and we can’t get over how much impact Annie’s use of one of our new stencils added to the whole look. Annie says “stencils are one of the most versatile crafting tools out there and I love finding unique ways to use certain designs that make them even more useful.”  She definitely shows that off here! […]

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Let’s Make Some Cute Slimline Christmas Cards!

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These cute slimline Christmas cards are going to make you want to drop everything and STAMP! When you mix our adorable little Christmas Inchies with our innovative slimline dies you get SUPER cute slimline Christmas cards!!! Natasha flipped for these fun little fellas and spotted that their small size and scale allowed them to be the perfect elements to use in multiples over the larger field of a slimline card. Let’s make learn her secrets!! First, Natasha stamped the images […]

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Make a Snowman Card For Any Winter Occasion!

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Here’s another fun take on how to make a snowman card for Christmas or ANY winter event! Apparently, our designers love to make a snowman card with our fun goodies and we are just tickled! The other day, Allison shared this idea and today we have Jamie with another fabulous take on snowmen! We are loving the slightly vintage feel from the plaid paper and her brilliant choice of a classic line drawing of our favorite frosty friends. Let’s dive […]

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Handmade Christmas Card Planning Guide

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Get your FREE Handmade Christmas Card Planning Guide and get ahead of the holiday crush! You are going to want to bookmark this page or print out this Handmade Christmas Card Planning Guide because this will help you figure out all the things you need to do and when to help you avoid that last minute holiday crunch. At least as far as card making goes! Here’s the guide and then we will add some more details (click on the […]

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Looking For Snowman Card Ideas For Any Occasion?

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See a great example of snowman card ideas you can use all season long! While we are celebrating Christmas in July this month, we are thrilled to have this all-occasion project to add to our snowman card ideas. While it makes an excellent Christmas card, it’s also perfect for just about any other snowman-needed occasion!  Let’s see how Allison put this together for us. First, Allie used the second largest die from our Nested Rectangle With Pierce set adn cut […]

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Do You Need Tropical Christmas Cards?

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If you are making tropical Christmas cards, you HAVE to see this! Believe it or not, tropical Christmas cards are pretty popular. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you celebrate Christmas during your warm season. And if you live somewhere warm, a card like this is a perfect nod to your location. We just about fell over when we saw this card from Kittie and knew we had to share it with you all! You can see her original […]

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Cute Circle Frame Die Cut Christmas Card!

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You can use this circle frame die cut Christmas card idea with any favorite scene setters! This basic design for a circle frame die cut Christmas card looks absolutely adorable with these woodland creatures and we know that it would look equally as wonderful with just about any characters you’d like to use. Let’s take a look at how to put together this card so you can make it just like this or modify to your style. To make the […]

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Mixed Media Christmas Cards – Use Your Stash!

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Mixed media Christmas cards are a fun way to use all kinds of different things for a fabulous, luxe look! Today we are very excited to share one of Melinda’s ideas for mixed media Christmas cards. Melinda said she was inspired by all the bits and pieces in our Santa Post Card set that came out last year. We adore her way of incorporating so many of these images and in such interesting ways. Let’s take a closer look at […]

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Make a Batch of Adorable Homemade Christmas Cards!

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Do you make a lot of cards and if so, are you looking for some ideas for batches of really adorable homemade Christmas cards? You are in the RIGHT PLACE! Today Allie has a terrific idea for a basic design idea that you can customize to your heart’s content – here using a few of our brand new Christmas stamp and die sets – to make a big beautiful batch of cards. Let’s dive in! First, here are the new […]

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More Christmas Cards With Gnomes!

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Christmas cards with gnomes are hot hot hot and today we have a cool fella to share! We can’t get over how many Christmas cards with gnomes we are seeing this year and we love that our Christmas Gnomes – Andre, Michael, Thomas and William – are riding that wave of popularity! Today we have an adorable card from Renee showing off one of the “boys” so let’s see how she put it together so WE can make some! To […]

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Get Some Copic Marker Background Tips!

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Today we are sharing some fantastic Copic marker background tips that will make you look like a pro! We are so excited to learn some Copic marker background tricks today from Carol that really help any stamped image pop right off the card. From adding essential shadows to creating a vibrant, shaded dark background, these simple techniques are mainstays in card making. Let’s get right to it because they are so easy and so effective! First, Carol stamped our Snowman […]

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Christmas In July Stamps and Dies In One Handy Spot!

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We’ve gathered all our Christmas in July stamps and dies into one place for easy browsing! We’ve had so many of you coming over to the store to browse our huge collection of goodies that we decided to put all our Christmas in July stamps and dies in one spot so you can just scroll through to your heart’s content and see what we have available to get your OWN Christmas in July on. Let’s check out some customer favorites! […]

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