AuthorAnnie Williams

A Cute AND Spooky Halloween Card!

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Learn how to make a cute AND spooky Halloween card to cover all the bases! Today we are so excited to share a very cute and spooky Halloween card from Annie that has us both feeling the little shivers from the background and then a giggle from the adorable little creatures getting ready to trick and treat. This card is also pretty easy and fun to make so you get two pluses in on with two effects in one! Let’s […]

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Happy Fall Slimline Card

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Perfect for back to school or just to celebrate the season, this Happy Fall slimline card is quick to make and SO sweet. We love slimline cards for lots of reasons and this Happy Fall slimline card serves up all that extra space for a longer message (or a check) and features two very pretty images from our new Fall Happiness stamp set. Annie – the creator of this beautiful project – says “The gorgeous images in the new Fall […]

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Use Embossing With a Stencil For a Fresh Look!

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Check out how embossing with a stencil can give you a very cool look, especially with the same stencil inked on another element! Did you know that embossing with a stencil is so easy and that using your stencils this way instantly doubles the value of all those pretty designs you have? And then when you combine a stencil embossed element with an ink stenciled element, you get an amazing, rich, perfectly coordinated look. Today Annie is showing this off […]

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Make Some Sweet Handmade Autumn Greeting Cards!

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These handmade Autumn greeting cards have the perfect sunny glow and the dies do almost all the work! As you know, this month we are celebrating all things Fall and today’s card idea from Annie has a lovely classic look. There’s something comforting and cozy about handmade Autumn greeting cards and this one gives us all the warm feels. In her own words, Annie shares her inspiration – “this bright and colorful card recreates my favorite scene like a postcard”. […]

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Trendy Christmas Card Designs – Two in One!

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We’ve got two looks in one with today’s example of trendy Christmas card designs! In our month long Christmas in July celebration we’ve been sharing some trendy Christmas card designs and concepts. Today, Annie has combined two hot trends on one very cool card! She’s used the whole “glow” look – so popular now and carrying right through the holidays – with the starry sky theme. This card is not just so serene and sweet, it’s easy to make and […]

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A Cute Handmade Gnome Christmas Card!

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Put a new “spin” on a cute handmade gnome Christmas card! Today we have this very cute handmade gnome Christmas card from Annie and we just love the way she’s set him against our pin wheel die cut to put a whole new “spin” on the most adorable holiday greetings! Annie says “When I saw the Offset Pinwheel Cover Die, I knew I wanted to turn it into a fun peppermint candy background for a Christmas card.” Honestly, the way […]

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Such a Pretty Gerbera Daisy Card Design!

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Make this pretty Gerbera daisy card design as is or swap out YOUR favorite blooms! Today’s super pretty Gerbera daisy card design is from Annie. She created this for us because, in her words “Gerbera daisies are my favorite kind of flower, so I knew right away that I wanted to stamp all of the beautiful blooms from the Layered Daisy Bouquet Stamp Set in tons of bright colors.”  We just love how she’s used those colors to bring these […]

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Rubbernecker June Release SNEAK PEEK!!!

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We just can’t wait – check out this Rubbernecker June Release sneek peek of a set that has our Design Team over the moon! We didn’t want you to have to wait until next Tuesday to start getting your eyes on what’s coming in our Rubbernecker June Release so we just HAD to share this gorgeous project with you. Annie says “The beautiful image from the Flower Girl Stamp Set has so many gorgeous details that I wanted to make […]

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How To Shade Using White Colored Pencils

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Learn how to shade using white colored pencils on a tone on tone design. Today Annie is showing us an absolutely beautiful way on how to shade using white colored pencils on a monochromatic design and we are practically swooning! Who knew that just a touch of white on a tone on tone design could be so impactful! Annie said “There are times when a stamp is so beautiful, that I just want to let the image speak for itself.  […]

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Explore This Handmade Sunflower Card Idea

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This beautiful handmade sunflower card idea just POPS with color! We are gaga over this handmade sunflower card idea, with the bright beautiful yellow sunflowers just positively popping over that bright bold blue plaid background! Our Color Fuse Inks are just perfect for this card design with all the shades so clear and clean and just deliciously colorful. Annie created this for us today using our Like a Sunflower Stamp set, part of the lineup of new goodies we just […]

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A Handmade Square Card Idea To Save!

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You will want to use this handmade square card idea over and over! Today we have Annie to thank for this charming handmade square card idea that we can see changed up so many ways. Annie says “Even though it was meant to be a fall-themed stamp set, I thought the sweet images and flowers in the Autumn Fox Stamp Set made it perfect for spring too.”  We SO agree! We love that our Design Team shares so many projects […]

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A Cute Hand Stamped Unicorn Card!

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Today, our first cute hand stamped unicorn card using one of our brand new sets! Unicorns aren’t for everyone but as Annie says “there’s something about the goofy and chunky characters in the new Unicorns Stamp Set that I think gives them mass appeal” and when you see this cute hand stamped unicorn card we think you will all agree with her! Annie created this for us and she’s giving us all the inside scoop to try it out ourselves […]

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Dramatic Spring Gold and Black Handmade Cards!

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Put a fresh twist on gold and black handmade cards to usher in the new season! You don’t normally associate gold and black handmade cards with spring but today Annie is making us look twice at the classic, dramatic look. The use of softly colored flowers with a hand painted look over the bold and graphic elements of Annie’s background create a card that is loaded with details, contrast and fabulous texture. Let’s see how she did it!   Annie […]

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A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!

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Look what a single mini slimline background die can add to a sweet card! When we design our dies, we try to create them so they can serve many purposes on your cards – this mini slimline background die has been a HUGE favorite so far and today Annie is letting it play a major role. And we LOVE it! Annie has made this adorable card, perfect for a friend, spring themed by using these precious little lambs and using […]

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A Sweet Handmade Cat Birthday Card!

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This is the PURRFECT birthday card for cat lovers! Since this is our birthday month and also since we just released our super cute (and SUPER popular!) For Each Other stamp set we’ve seen a few cute critter birthday cards this month. This handmade cat birthday card from Annie is both super sweet AND has a really cute back story. Annie says she was inspired to add this feline friend to her card because, in her words, “in my house, […]

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A Pretty Happy Birthday Cake Card!

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A Happy Birthday cake card lasts forever! What’s better on your birthday than a yummy cake and a pretty card? Maybe a Happy Birthday cake card that will last forever and always look delicious? This card from Annie combines all the sweetness of a delicious looking cake with the celebration of a birthday all in one precious card. Let’s see how she did it!   First, Annie made her pretty background by stamping our brand new Happy Birthday #1 Stamp […]

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Handmade Flower Cards In Winter Colors

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Did you ever think that handmade flower cards in winter colors could be so absolutely gorgeous? We are SO glad that our designers have so much talent that they can see things outside of the box – this idea for handmade flower cards in winter colors has us just sighing at their beauty. Annie made these for us and her vision is just so absolutely gorgeous…..let’s learn how she did this so we can get to it ourselves! Annie started […]

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A Sweet Handmade Animal Winter Card

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This handmade animal winter card warms your heart! Today’s handmade animal winter card from Annie continues our week of sharing ideas for projects using our ever-popular and over the top adorable Woodlands Animals collection. We are so loving the beautiful, soft winter sky background and the way you can practically smell the snow. Let’s take a closer look at how she’s created this for us. Annie started by stamping her animals from our Woodland Animals Sets #1 and #2 on […]

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Looking For Cute Christmas Card Ideas?

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Add this to your cute Christmas ideas card ideas file because it’s SERIOUSLY adorable! There are so many different styles of Christmas cards and one of our faves are cute Christmas card ideas because you can really put so much personality into something that’s both festive and whimsical. Today’s card from Annie totally fits that bill and just love what she did with one of our new background stamps. Annie said “When I saw the new Twas The Night Background […]

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DIY Vintage Christmas Cards To Make

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DIY vintage Christmas cards are popping up everywhere – here’s an idea that is quick, cute and super easy! There’s something a little special about DIY vintage Christmas cards – there’s the nostalgic feel of the vintage look and when you are making them yourself, you can add in all kinds of personal touches. Like this one from Annie – she said she loved the vintage look of the characters in this stamp set and pictured them as part of, […]

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Cute Winter Card Ideas – With a Fluffy Friend!

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If you are looking for cute winter card ideas, this one will be a keeper for sure! It’s time of year when we will see lots of fun winter card ideas and this one really struck us thanks to that sweet little kitten that makes us just want to pick her up and give her a nose boop! How cute is this? Let’s get all the making details from Annie…. Annie says she was inspired because our new Diamond With […]

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