Let’s check out some handmade beach cards in our last May Flashback Friday! We can’t believe it’s already almost the end of the month! And we don’t know about you, but with all the fun summer cards we’ve seen all month, we are SO ready for it to kick off. To get us in the mood for the sun and sand and surf, we thought we’d share some handmade beach cards that deserve a second look. First up is this […]Continue Reading
A Beach Themed Birthday Card
Make this beach themed birthday card in no time using easy to use dies! Today we are sharing a bold and bright beach themed birthday card from Julie that gets all its visual pop from some of our dies, including the new sea gulls which people have been asking for for a long time. We just love all the bright colors and can see this card being used for lots of different card-sending reasons just by changing out the greeting. […]Continue Reading
Vertical Slimline Beach Card
Today we are sharing a gorgeous vertical slimline beach card created by our Associate Designer Kittie Caracciolo. We feel SO lucky to have Kittie exclusively creating cards like this one for us to show off our goodies! Kittie shared that she imagined looking back at the beach to build this scene and we love this perspective! She used the newly released Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop paired with the Lifeguard Tower, Palm Trees, Sand Toys, Deckle Hills, Waves and the […]Continue Reading
A CAS Beach Scene Slimline
Have you checked out all of the unique slimline dies in the Rubbernecker store yet? I thought this fun Slimline Postage Die would be perfect for creating a postcard-inspired card for a friend that I’ve been missing lately. Embellished with just a couple of die-cuts on a pretty ink-blended background, I love how the extra empty space afforded by the slimline format really allows me to convey a sense of absence. INK-BLENDED BACKGROUND Start by cutting a piece of white […]Continue Reading
Tropical Beach Card with Color Fuse Inks
I had so much fun making this colorful tropical beach card. I created the beach scene background and colored all the tropical foliage and flowers using Color Fuse Inks by Rubbernecker. The inks are so easy to work with and blend beautifully using blender brushes and applicators. I love the large exaggerated foliage and flowers in the foreground with the ocean in the background. For this card I used the Rubbernecker Leaf Set, Sea Grass, Mixed Flower Stack, Birds, […]Continue Reading
Die Cut Scooter Z Fold Beach Card
Making this beach themed Z Fold card with the die cut scooter front and center was so much fun. I always enjoy deciding where to put all the parts and pieces to create an interesting scene. With the scooter out in the front I wanted the lifeguard tower to look back in the distance since it is so much smaller than the scooter. Adding the palm trees on both sides of the card anchored the scene and draws the eye […]Continue Reading
More Beach Scene Greeting Cards!
Yes, I know, MORE beach scene greeting cards! But I am drawn to these and cards with bright colors because sunnier days ARE coming and I want to do my part to remind people that there are better times ahead. This card with its little scooter just waiting for someone to jump on and zip away makes me feel hopeful! The Card Base The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from The Paper Cut White […]Continue Reading
Handmade Beach Cards – You Will Smell The Sea
It appears I am on a double shutter card kick lately and maybe it’s because I am SO over the winter months, but the idea of handmade beach cards just kept calling out to me to be made! Here’s the one I have today. I used the Rubbernecker Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Birds, Tall Bucket, Lifeguard Tower (surfboard), Sun Moon, Boats #1 and Grass #2. The Card Base The card base was made using a […]Continue Reading
May 2023 Blog Roundup
It’s the end of the month so that means it’s time for our May 2023 Blog Roundup! Wow – we had SO many fun projects this month! Our theme was all things summer and our designers brought it! Just look at this May 2023 Blog Roundup – don’t all these projects just make you want to put on your flip flops, grab a pop top and hit the beach? We hope you loved seeing all these gorgeous projects and got […]Continue Reading
Square Cards for Summer Hand Stamped!
Check out this idea for square cards for summer hand stamped by you to delight anyone! We don’t see a lot of square cards and often they are the perfect size and scale for a specific scene you might have in mind. This card by Dawn is an excellent example of these square cards for summer hand stamped and decorated all by you! Scroll down for all the steps and some great shots of Dawn’s expert Copic coloring that brings […]Continue Reading
May 2023 Rubbernecker Release!
It’s time for our May 2023 Rubbernecker Release – come see what’s new! We LOVE release days and sharing what we’ve been sitting on that’s new and fun from our house to yours. Today is the day – the May 2023 Rubbernecker release starts today and you will LOVE what we have for you! First up is our Summertime Animals stamp set with the available coordinating die. These cute critters all have their own adorable details, perfect for celebrating all […]Continue Reading
SNEAK PEEK – May 2023 New Release
See a little sneak peek for our May 2023 New Release! You know us – we have a very hard time keeping secrets when we have the absolute cutest and most awesome stuff coming! We thought we would try something new today and give you a little sneak peek of three new stamps coming on Thursday. First, there isn’t much out there cuter than cute little critters. You know we have an extensive line of these kinds of characters and […]Continue Reading
Make a Summer Slimline Card in Brights!
Come get all the fun tips to make a summer slimline card like this one! You can tell our designers are into this month’s theme – we are seeing the MOST fun summery projects and it makes us want to break out our straw hats and flip flops! When Sammi decided to make a summer slimline card like the one she did today, she sure did make us want to hit the beach! Sammi used gorgeous bright Color Fuse Inks […]Continue Reading
Cards to Make for Summer Occasions All Month!
All May we will be sharing cards to make for summer occasions – today kicks us off perfectly! We like to give you a little head’s up on ideas and designs for what’s coming and this month we are sharing cards to make for summer occasions. From backyard barbecues to pool parties to road trips to soaking up the sun, we have cards to celebrate everything from the exciting to the everyday. Today, Jamie is serving up that idea with […]Continue Reading
Make Custom Paper For Die Cuts!
Learn two easy ways to make custom paper for die cuts! Today’s beautiful card comes to us from Melinda and we are so excited to learn her tips to make custom paper for die cuts so every card you create can be uniquely your design! Melinda says “I just love this butterfly die – it gets a ton of use in my craft room. I also knew I wanted to use some other items in my craft stash that haven’t […]Continue Reading
Cool Effects With Rubbernecker Wavy Stencil!
See why the Rubbernecker Wavy Stencil has been a fan favorite since the day it launched! As you know, this month we are sharing favorite projects from the past year (and beyond!) chosen by our panel of experts – all of YOU and all of US! Today we are featuring a card that blew you all away using the almost-famous Rubbernecker Wavy Stencil. You might have seen it recently in our post showing off cards that sparkle. Let’s take a […]Continue Reading
A Sweet Mini Slimline Snowman Shaker Card
Beat the heat with this mini slimline snowman shaker card to kick off our Christmas in July 2022! We love this adorable mini slimline snowman shaker card! The photos just do NOT do this project justice! When you shake the card, the sparkly shaker filler adds a barely there but fabulously dramatic “snowfall” through those tiny windows in that mini slimline cover die. What a fun way to kick off our Christmas in July 2022 celebration! Would you like to […]Continue Reading
Finding Color Combo Inspiration For Cards
Get some more tips on finding color combo inspiration for cards! In this post, Colleen shared how she finds color combo inspiration for cards and today she’s back with another gorgeous project inspired by the original. She added a whole new look to her card with different pops of color and we love seeing how she changed things up to make everything look fresh and different. Here’s the original inspiration photo: And here’s the photo that inspired Colleen to make […]Continue Reading
Using Paper Scraps To Make Cards – Quick Tip!
You will love this tip on using paper scraps to make cards – add some POP to your backgrounds so quickly! When people think of using paper scraps to make cards they often picture using tons of punchies or creating a mosaic look. Today Jamie is showing how you can use all your paper scrap strips in the most fun and cute way to create a quick and easy decorative background that takes practically NO time at all! How adorable […]Continue Reading
Use Alcohol Ink on Die Cuts For Cool Effects!
Check out what alcohol ink on die cuts can do to add some cool effects to your cards! “Oh please can we make this really awesome effect so much hard to make?” said NO card maker EVER! Today’s awesome mini-technique of using alcohol ink on die cuts to add tons of interesting texture and details is one that we know you all will want to bookmark. Just LOOK at those hills in this background! Do they not almost look like […]Continue Reading
Color a Windy Background With Markers
Did you know you can color a windy background with markers? Truly, you can! When Melinda first saw this new stamp set she said she immediately pictured the girl bringing home her flowers from the market on a windy day. So she set out to color a windy background with markers and my word – she nailed it! Can’t you just feel those soft, sweet scented gusts and breezes puffing around our flower bearing friends? Want to see how you […]Continue Reading