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 […]Continue Reading
Use Mini Slimline Elements on Standard Cards!
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 […]Continue Reading
A Monochromatic Spring Mini Slimline Card
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 […]Continue Reading
An Ombre Rainbow Background on a Card!
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 […]Continue Reading
Funny Handmade Birthday Cards For Friends
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 […]Continue Reading
Cards Made With Layered Flower Stamps All Week!
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 […]Continue Reading
Sweet Slimline Cards For Special People!
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 […]Continue Reading
Handmade Fox Christmas Cards!
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, […]Continue Reading
Absolutely Adorable Christmas Shaker Tags!
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 […]Continue Reading
How to Make a Layered Tag With Die Cuts
We love this way for how to make a layered tag with a peek-a-boo top! Today we’ve got a fun way for how to make a layered tag using our tag die cuts with a special, die cut peek-a-boo layer on top. This is such an easy and fun way to add tons of detail and visual interest to a shape and you can swap out the tag shape and the top layer to make tags for any occasion. And […]Continue Reading
Monochromatic Card Ideas For Fall
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 […]Continue Reading
Quick and Easy Handmade Butterfly Cards
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 […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Way To Use A Patterned Cover Die
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 […]Continue Reading
Handmade Shaker Cards To Make Them Chuckle!
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 […]Continue Reading
Make Your Shadow Word Die Cut “Float”
This is such a cool way to use a shadow word die cut! We’ve got five options in the store for you to create beautiful script with shadow word die cut elements for your cards and we’ve loved seeing all the ways you’ve been using them. Many of the comments we get are that you are all grateful that we created the shadow part of the die cut to actually match the script portion and that the shadow is just […]Continue Reading
Love Heat Embossing Ideas For Handmade Cards?
You will want to add this pretty project to your heat embossing ideas file! Today’s addition to great heat embossing ideas for floral cards comes to us as a bonus project from Allison and we are so excited to share this with you. This card is just so soft and ethereal but you know the design will last forever thanks to the power of heat embossing. Let’s check it out! Allie loves the soft look you get from heat embossing […]Continue Reading
How To Use Stencils For Card Making – Quick and Easy!
Check out this super simple way for how to use stencils for card making. There are lots of ways for how to use stencils for card making and we love the ways that are super easy and quick without too much fuss. Today Allison is showing us one of those and we have to say we love how she’s deliberately allowed the stencil to do all the work and hasn’t tried to make it all “perfect”. Let’s take a look […]Continue Reading
See How To Use Nested Die Cut Frames On A Card
Use several nested die cut frames to really set off elements on a card! We sell four different dies to make nested die cut frames and we have to say that they are very popular probably because they cut so many pieces all at once! While you can certainly use the frames individually, they do look truly striking when used together, as on this gorgeous card from Allison. Shall we try making one? First, cut a piece of white card […]Continue Reading
Looking For Snowman Card Ideas For Any Occasion?
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 […]Continue Reading
A SUPER Easy Ombre Technique!
Learn an easy ombre technique using just one ink color! Ombre is still hot in the paper crafting world and we love the look, especially when it is created with a ridiculously easy ombre technique using just one color of our Color Fuse ink! This post is part of our Rubbernecker Christmas in July 2021 celebration. Every day during the month of July we are sharing projects that are designed to inspire you to start thinking about all the fun […]Continue Reading
Make a Round Card With Die Cuts – Quick and Easy!
See how to make a round card with die cuts in no time! It’s really easy to make a round card with die cuts when you simply layer different sized and edged circles together. The bonus of this project is that because it’s a flip-over card, it can double as the cutest summer gift tag! Let’s see just how easy this is to put together! Allison chose a fishie theme but you can use this easy design idea with any […]Continue Reading