AuthorAllison Arbour

How to incorporate PINK into your holiday cards this year

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Red and green are the go-to Christmas colors and we see them fill our holiday cards with Christmas cheer, but what if we incorporated PINK into our holiday cards this year? Check out this mini slimline card that pull the pinks from our Snowflake Fun Paper Pad, and really makes them POP for a festive flare! Today, Allison is creating a clean and simple mini slimline card that highlights “pink” as her main color. We love this color combo so […]

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How to use your dies and Color Fuse Ink to spruce up patterned paper

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See how we use our Slimline Christmas Tree Die as a stencil, and turn our already amazing Christmas Paper Pads into a simple card that really WOWs! Changing the color of your patterned paper is simple using Color Fuse Inks. We love how Allison is always thinking outside the creative box. Christmas trees are one of the most popular designs of the season and there are so many ways you can make yours unique and fun. Today, Allison has given […]

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Cute Idea for Handmade Girly Halloween Cards!

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We don’t see many ideas for handmade girly Halloween cards and today’s absolutely adorable card makes up for that! Chalk this up to one of those designs you never knew you needed – handmade girly Halloween cards. Never did we picture how gorgeous a distinctly feminine Halloween card could be. Allison’s vision is so sweet and so loaded with details and we are here for it! Allison started by making a mini slimline card base from white card stock and […]

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Make This Cute Mini Slimline Halloween Card!

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This cute mini slimline Halloween card is so sweet and adorable – it’s all treat and no trick! We are getting such a kick out of this cute mini slimline Halloween card! It’s not just the yummy doughnuts that this so sweet – the little kitty and the adorable characters on the patterned paper all come together in a way that just makes you say “Awwwww!”. And it’s SO easy thanks to all the details in the dies and stamps […]

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A Very Creative Handmade Thank You Card Idea!

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How beautiful is this super creative handmade thank you card idea? This month we are seeing one creative handmade thank you card idea after another. This one really caught our attention with all of the captivating depth and dimension, both tactile and aesthetic. There are physical with dimensional adhesive but the way in which Allison added the visual layering just makes this card POP. Let’s learn from her, shall we? To start, Allie stamped our News Paper Background with Fern […]

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A Pretty Floral Thank You Card!

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Get the inside scoop on how to make this delightful floral thank you card. This pretty floral thank you card is loaded with dimension and texture and gorgeous color. Thanks to some easy to use dies, it comes together super fast and is enhanced by that lovely pattern from one of the sheets from our Harvest Time Paper Pad. Let’s get all of Allison’s tips and tricks and make one, too, shall we? First, Allie used the medium sized die […]

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Such a Cute Gingerbread Man Christmas Card!

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Send the sweetest holiday message with this cute-enough-to-eat gingerbread man Christmas card! We are just loving this adorable gingerbread man Christmas card! It’s such a lovely, classic way to send a holiday greeting and is perfect for people for whom the holidays are all about the treats! This card also has a huge secret – it’s SUPER fast and easy to put together and ideal for batch making! Let’s take a look at how Allison put this together. First, she […]

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How to Make a Wreath With Die Cut Sprigs

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This quick and easy method for how to make a wreath with die cut sprigs will have you looking for excuses to use them! One of the most iconic elements for holiday cards are a traditional evergreen wreath. There is nothing wrong with using a simple wreath die cut like this one but when you learn how to make a wreath with die cut sprigs in this post, you will probably start looking at ALL your foliage dies differently! This […]

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Beautiful AND Funny Handmade Cards for Friends!

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Who says funny handmade cards for friends can’t also be gorgeous? Check out this sassy yet sophisticated card design idea! We’ve got lots of sentiments that can help you make funny handmade cards for friends and today Allie is sharing how she combined one of those with some truly beautiful flowers and a snazzy dimensional background for the perfect combination of sweet and sassy. Let’s check out how she did it. First, Allie stenciled shades of fresh green from Color […]

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A Twist On A Ripped Paper Technique!

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Who knew that you could create such a beautiful background with a simple ripped paper technique? Card makers have been tearing up their papers for as long as they’ve been making cards. Today Allison is sharing her take on a simple ripped paper technique to create a background that is so stunning and adds so much visual interest, letting her little embellished die cut flowers really pop. Let’s get her details so we can make one of our own! Allie […]

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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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