AuthorAllison Arbour

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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Sweet Slimline Cards For Special People!

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This idea for sweet slimline cards for special people of all ages is over the top adorable! Slimline cards are as popular as ever and when we saw this idea for sweet slimline cards for special people in your life, we all went “Awwww!” at the same time! Allie made this for us in soft colors and took full advantage of all the delightful details that the stamp set offers. And we just LOVE her combination of slimline dies! Let’s […]

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Handmade Fox Christmas Cards!

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Who knew how cute fox Christmas cards could be? Well, Allie did for sure, based on this idea she came up with for fox Christmas cards that has us totally captivated! We love how she combined two dies you would never suspect would work together so well and did a whole “peanut butter and jelly” thing on this card. Shall we see how she did it? Annie started by stamping one of the foxy friends from our Fox stamp set, […]

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Absolutely Adorable Christmas Shaker Tags!

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Hang them or tie them – these Christmas shaker tags are beyond brilliant! We are pretty sure that once you start making these Christmas shaker tags, you aren’t going to want to stop! Picture all your gifts wrapped in plain kraft, white or red paper with one of these tied on with some basic, rustic twine. Or picture a full, luxurious tree – perhaps even pint sized for a table top – covered in these captivating creations. Allison is really […]

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Monochromatic Card Ideas For Fall

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Looking for mostly monochromatic card ideas? Check this beauty out! This card is living proof that monochromatic card ideas do NOT have to be boring OR all one color. We just love the use of the shades of oranges in the background and on the pumpkins with just that hint of green. This card manages to be Fall like yet super fresh and clean and simple. Allie made this for us and she says “Fall is my favorite season, love […]

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Quick and Easy Handmade Butterfly Cards

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These handmade butterfly cards are SO sweet! Today Allie is sharing such a sweet and simple design for some quick and easy handmade butterfly cards that are excellent for lots of different occasions. Keeping the elements simple and unfussy – but still beautiful in their own right – keeps the focus on the darling butterflies. Let’s see how she did it! Allie started by taking a card sized panel of white card stock and blended the lighter shades of the […]

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A Pretty Way To Use A Patterned Cover Die

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See how to use a patterned cover die to add instant detail to your cards! When we designed this organic style patterned cover die we envisioned it being used as a more decorative lattice. Our designers have been doing just that and today Allison has another pretty twist on using this sort of leafy, sort of wavy cover die to add lots of textural interest to a a handmade card. Allie started by taking a piece of white card stock […]

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Handmade Shaker Cards To Make Them Chuckle!

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Check out these easy handmade shaker cards with a sense of humor! Today’s handmade shaker cards will crack ANYONE up but if you know a fellow craft who could use a laugh or two, THIS card is perfect! Let’s take a look at how Allison made this for us. Allie says she mentally connected the look on this turkey’s face with the funny sentiment and knew she had to put them together. So she started by stamping our Turkey onto […]

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