AuthorAllison Arbour

Two Perfect Gnome Cards For Friends!

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Get the steps to make not just one but two adorable gnome cards for friends to make their day! These two gnome cards for friends are SO cute and they are so versatile that this is a design idea you are going to want to bookmark or pin on Pinterest to use over and over. Change up your color scheme and the sentiments and you’ve got cards for DAYS! Let’s check out Allison’s details so we can make these and […]

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The CUTEST Halloween Gift Tags!

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Just wait until you see these beyond adorable Halloween gift tags made with one of our brand new stamp sets! As we’ve mentioned, Halloween is the third most popular holiday in the US. Maybe it’s the cute costumes, the sense of community with trick or treating or the vast amounts of candy circulating but we know Halloween paper crafting is always very popular. These insanely sweet Halloween gift tags from Allison are just the thing to use to turn any […]

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Inking Paper Pierced Backgrounds – WOW!

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Get another look at how inking paper pierced backgrounds adds so much detail and richness with such easy steps! Based on the responses to this card and this card, you love the technique of inking paper pierced backgrounds to emphasize the design while adding color, texture and dimension. Today, Allison is using this to create a Fall card for us that has a gorgeous glow accented with a sweet little rustic vignette. Let’s get into the making so we can […]

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Offset Layered Die Cut Background – WOW!

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You are going to RUN to your craft spot to make this offset layered die cut background! We are in AWE of the effect that this offset layered die cut background has on this project and our brains are popping with ideas for how to use this fun trick with other dies. Aren’t you just bedazzled by all those gorgeous angles? The depth and richness of this textured look is fantastic! And when you see how easy this is – […]

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Looking for Mini Slimline Snowman Card Ideas?

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If you are on the hunt for cute mini slimline snowman card ideas, this just might be your last stop! With mini slimline cards still so hot and snowmen being just so dang cute, then it’s no surprise that slimline snowman card ideas are always in demand. This super cute card with its winter holiday but non-Christmas specific greeting is an ideal card, much like yesterday’s project, to have to send to anyone and everyone this holiday season. Plus, this […]

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A Sweet Mini Slimline Snowman Shaker Card

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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 […]

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More Inking over Paper Piercing – GORGEOUS!

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Here’s another example of inking over paper piercing – what a GREAT look! The other day we shared a card with inking over paper piercing and today Allie is sharing a different take on that with this GORGEOUS cloudy background! Cloud stenciled backgrounds are not new to this blog but THIS easy quick technique adds an element of richness that takes this traditional background to a new level. Let’s make one of our own! Start by running a piece of […]

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A Quick and Easy Card Made With Die Cuts

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How fabulous is this quick and easy card made with die cuts and layered for a peek-a-boo look?  Every once in a while you “meet” a card whose design is so simple and so easy but has so many possibilities that it takes you a moment to realize what a gem you have on your hands. This quick and easy card made with die cuts is one of those. Want to see how just fast and easy it is? Check […]

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Heat Embossing With Layered Stencils

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Combine heat embossing with layered stencils for truly eye popping effects! We’ve talked a little about our new layered flower stencils giving you lots of new and fun ways to add color to your projects. Today Allie is sharing her gorgeous card that she made by combining heat embossing with layered stencils to add a fresh artistic look to her stamped flowers. She’s spelling it all out for us to give it a try so let’s go! Start by stamping […]

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Stamped and Stenciled Flowers – SO Pretty!

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Such pretty details from stamped and stenciled flowers – and so easy! Allie made this card for us using new stamped and stenciled flowers and popped them over a stenciled background and the combination is just so pretty! We are watching these new layered flower stencil sets with coordinating stamp sets FLY out the door and when you see cards like this one, you can see why they are becoming so popular. Allie promised that this card is not difficult […]

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A Handmade Card in Lavender and Blue – Stunning!

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This handmade card in lavender and blue has a fun trick used on the sentiment! So we think we can all agree that this handmade card in lavender and blue is an absolute knockout, right? Lavender and soft blue is a beautiful color combination all on its own. Used here with these beautifully detailed roses against that airy, fresh background – well, it just creates a mood that sings “Spring!”. We want to mention two things. First, due to technical […]

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Make a Cute Mini Slimline Shaker Card!

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This adorable unicorn is PERFECT for today’s cute mini slimline shaker card! Mini slimline cards are still a fan favorite of card makers and one way to make them even MORE special is to turn them into shaker cards. We love that Allison was inspired to make this cute mini slimline shaker card using our new, adorable unicorn set! These chonky charmers are so chill and you just look at those faces and you can’t help but smile. Making mini […]

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Cat Yoga Greeting Cards – A Real Thing!

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Yes, cat yoga greeting cards are a thing and we’ve got a sneak peek at how we are making them SO FUN! Animals doing human things is always cute and often funny. In our new release coming next week, we’ve got something new that will let you make cat yoga greeting cards for so many occasions with this adorable theme. Today Allison is serving us a funny and sweet card for that true friend AND giving you a sneak peek […]

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How To Make a 3D Butterfly Card

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Use this easy technique for how to make a 3d butterfly card with any butterfly stamp! Allison has been on a roll and today she is going to show you how to make a 3D butterfly card using a new stamp and die set that is part of the new release coming in April, currently scheduled for April 5th. Mark your calendars because this release is LOADED with so many beautiful, fun and whimsical elements! You can, of course use […]

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How To Alter a Die Cut To Match A Layer

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Learn the easiest way for how to alter a die cut to match a layer for seamless edges! Thanks to our talented Design Team, we learn lots of cool tips and tricks and “professional grade” ways to make our handmade cards level up to little works of art. One of the things that we see them to a lot is make sure that when they use overlapping die cut elements, the edges line up just so. Today, Allison is sharing […]

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Handmade Birthday Card Idea for Cat Lovers

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Use this handmade birthday card idea for cat lovers to make them feel truly special! Whether it’s you who is a feline fan or the lucky friend you are sending this to, this handmade birthday card idea for cat lovers totally fits the bill! Adding the cute die cut details over some simple layers made with our mini slimline dies give you tons of design variations! Allison created this for us and, as always, we’ve got the goods on how […]

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Use Mini Slimline Elements on Standard Cards!

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Check out this easy and fun way to use your mini slimline stamps and dies on full sized cards! Did you know that you can instantly get tons more bang for your creative stash bucks by using mini slimline elements on standard cards? Not only do these fabulous reduced-sized products make the most spectacular mini slimline cards, they can all serve as beautifully proportioned panels and unexpected decorative details on your full sized cards. Today Allison has used one of […]

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A Monochromatic Spring Mini Slimline Card

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Fresh greens on a mini slimline card bring a breath of spring air! We just love the beautiful emboss resist effect on this monochromatic spring mini slimline card! It speaks of soft, fresh breezes and that sweet single flower hints at bountiful days ahead! Allison created this for us and she’s sharing all her steps – let’s take a look! She started by cutting a piece of white card stock with our Mini Slimline Cover #2 die and adhered it […]

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An Ombre Rainbow Background on a Card!

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Easy to make – hard to stop staring at! This ombre rainbow background is one of the most delicious things we’ve seen! The way these colors blend together over this shaker card background makes this card look like so much greater than the sum of its parts. Allison took some basic birthday elements and combined them with this super colorful, can’t-stop-looking-at-it background to make a card that is truly a knockout! Let’s get her inside scoop. First Allison used the […]

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Funny Handmade Birthday Cards For Friends

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Who says funny can’t be gorgeous? Today we’ve got an idea for funny handmade birthday cards for friends that are so beautiful it takes a second for the funny part to kick in. And we LOVE it! When we designed this set – part of our fun filled Birthday release – we combined these easy to whip up flowers with these sayings that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Today, Allie is showing that off to perfection. Let’s dive […]

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Cards Made With Layered Flower Stamps All Week!

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Today, the first project in a week of cards made with layered flower stamps! We love sharing cards made with layered flower stamps from our collection because we spend a lot of time designing these to give you the absolute best results and when we see them in action……well, it brings us so much joy! And given that so much of our country is sitting in super cold temps, we thought it might be nice to bring a little hope […]

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