Today’s tip for how to align stencils and stamps is sheer genius! If you’ve ever experienced smeared stamping ink when stenciling, cockeyed stamps over stenciled designs or any of the other perils that come with needing precise alignment today’s method for how to align stencils and stamps is going to make you do the happy dance! Sorry, didn’t meant to set up a rhyme….. Carol apologized to use for a “long” post and we said if every post she does […]Continue Reading
A Hand Stamped Camping Greeting Card Idea
Today’s hand stamped camping greeting card is so cute and might just make you start packing! It’s getting to be that time of year! Scoping out new locations, saving campfire recipes, packing the bug spray…… Today’s hand stamped camping greeting card is perfect to share with people for whom camping is a favorite pursuit. Carol created this card she says is easy and quick and is sharing her steps with us so we can get started on our own! Carol […]Continue Reading
Cards Made With Paper Scraps CAN Be Beautiful!
Check out this idea for cards made with paper scraps – no one will ever know! If you make lots of A2 cards and use our gorgeous patterns from any of our 6 X 6 Paper Pads, you likely have some strips or scraps left over. Today Carol is sharing her fabulous idea for cards made with paper scraps that show off that beautiful pattern a second time, help you clean out your stash and give you a design you […]Continue Reading
Awesome Embossing Paste and Stencil Tips
Learn some fun and helpful embossing paste and stencil tips to make beautiful textures! Today Carol is sharing some of her embossing paste and stencil tips to not just make this beautiful sparkly background but for how to make using these two tools together easier. Carol says “Stencils aren’t just for inks! When you want a beautiful background that doesn’t overtake the main image, use those stencils with texture paste!” We love this look and think you will, too, so […]Continue Reading
How to Make a Die Cut Flower Wreath
Come see how to make a die cut flower wreath that with tons of 3D details! Today Carol is jumping in on our dimensional flower excitement and is sharing with us how to make a die cut wreath with so much texture and dimension and in the prettiest rainbow arrangement. This design is so versatile and adaptable and using the easy marker technique Carol shares, you can customize your shades to and for anything! Let’s get right into it! First, […]Continue Reading
How To Use Rubbernecker Layered Flower Stencils Step by Step!
Learn how to use our layered flower stencils step by step and watch the magic appear! Stenciling, and more stenciling, with popped up die cut layers makes a gorgeous presentation! Today, Carol is sharing how our beautiful layered flower stencils – step by step with helpful photos – can create the most gorgeous cards. She’s even sharing her favorite PRO TIP for using these easy tools to create all that dimension with perfect detailing. Are you ready? Let’s see! Carol […]Continue Reading
Make a Custom Stamped Background With Small Stamps!
This custom stamped background with small stamps is PERFECT to use with large sentiment stamps! When we first saw this card, we honestly thought we had forgotten one of the patterns from our Paper Pads. When we dove into the post to learn more, we saw that Carol had created this custom stamped background with small stamps as the perfect setting for two of our script and shadow die sets. You’ve just got to soak up this whole post because […]Continue Reading
A Sparkly Birthday Cake Birthday Card!
You will LOVE the fun sparkly background on this colorful birthday cake birthday card! This birthday cake birthday card is about creating a tone-on-tone layer by using sparkly white heat embossing over white card stock. This creates a TON of visual impact but complements rather than competes with Carol’s GORGEOUS colorful details. Let’s check out all the details of the making! Let’s create that beautiful background and the card base first: Now let’s make the yummy cake! SO smart! We […]Continue Reading
Handmade Winter Cards For Friends – CUTE!
Check out this quick and easy – yet oh-so-cute – design for handmade winter cards for friends of all ages! After the holidays, we still have so many cards to send – birthdays keep rolling on up, events keep happening and certainly we send lots of thank yous! Today’s design for all occasion handmade winter cards for friends is so cute and you can just swap out the greeting and have an excellent all purpose winter card ready to go. […]Continue Reading
Make an Icy Winter Snowflake Thank You Card!
Come see how to make an icy winter snowflake thank you card perfect for all season long! We are so excited that Carol is sharing her version of how to make an icy winter snowflake thank you card – it’s SO perfect for this season! Card says “there’s not a bit of stamping on this card! Just a stencil, and nesting dies, complete the card!” This sounds like fun – let’s take a look! Carol does such a great job […]Continue Reading
Beautiful Handmade Farmhouse Style Christmas Card Idea!
One of our new Paper Pads makes this handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea a snap! The beautiful trend is still going strong and today’s handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea has it all! Rustic yet gorgeous design, a little antiqued sparkle and a beautiful 3D paper poinsettia to boot – AND it’s not hard to make! What more can you ask for? Carol has done such a great job spelling it all out for us we are going to […]Continue Reading
A Single Layer Card With Masking – AMAZING!
When you see how this single layer card with masking adds the most incredible POP of dimension you will want to make a stack of them! Making a single layer card with masking isn’t a new thing. Recently we shared this beautiful fall card and this gorgeous hot pink and gray card, both made using masking to create the illusion of layers. Today’s card, from Carol, takes the dimensional look to a whole new level, using super easy techniques with […]Continue Reading
How to Use Busy Paper On Handmade Cards
Today we have a gorgeous design that helps you figure out how to use busy paper on handmade cards – check it out! Sometimes coming up with a design for how to use busy paper on handmade cards can be tricky. The paper and the pattern is gorgeous but you don’t want it to overtake the whole card. But you just can’t pass it up. Sound familiar? Today Carol is sharing her steps to use a more colorful, detailed pattern […]Continue Reading
Layering Inks To Make More Colors!
You just have to see this brilliant method of layering inks to make more colors when you are stamping! We dream about having every shade in the universe represented in our popular Color Fuse Inks. Today, Carol has made that a partial reality by showing us a fabulous and easy way to use layering inks to make new colors that, naturally, work beautifully with every other shade of Color Fuse. You are going to love this clever trick and we […]Continue Reading
Easy Semi-Spooky Halloween Card!
Combine a trick and a treat with this easy to make semi-spooky Halloween card! Today Carol caught the Spook-tacular Paper Pad bug, too and has made for us a really cute, only semi-spooky Halloween card that features a handful of all new goodies from our store. Let’s take a peek at how to put this together! Start by choosing a patterned paper from our new Spook-tacular Paper Pad and trim 4 ½” x 5 ½”. Keep the scrap strips to […]Continue Reading
New Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad!
See the new Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad in action using a revived technique! The feedback we’ve been getting on our brand new Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad – all three of them, actually – has been so gratifying and all of them are flying out of here at a speed that rivals a scene out of a Harry Potter movie! We are so glad and yes, we have a big reorder on the way to keep them coming in […]Continue Reading
Watercoloring and Gold Embossing – WOW!
Combine watercoloring and gold embossing and you have makings of a stunning Fall card! Creating a pretty fall colored paper using watercoloring and gold embossing some of our leaf stamps over it create the most beautiful effect, not at all unlike the one Mother Nature put out for us every Fall. Today’s card from Carol makes great use of her watercolored custom paper and the card is just so gorgeous and so easy! Like Carol says “Loose watercoloring is a […]Continue Reading
Make a Transparent Texture Paste Background!
When you learn how to make this style of transparent texture paste background with one of our stencils, you will be positively hooked! There are plenty of ways to make a transparent texture paste background for cards and we think this one from Carol has to be possibly the most beautiful we’ve seen! Using one of our beautifully detailed stencils – here our Fall Leaf Stencil – to first apply ink and then transparent texture past builds a look that […]Continue Reading
A Spectacular White And Gold Christmas Tree Card!
This absolutely beautiful white and gold Christmas tree card puts a modern spin on a traditional theme! When we first saw this white and gold Christmas tree card we just couldn’t get over how incredibly festive this card is! The brilliant gold adds that rich element and setting it against almost all white lets all that fabulous texture come through. Carol created this for us and she’s sharing all her scoop. Shall we? Start with some patterned paper for the […]Continue Reading
Handmade Poinsettia Christmas Cards That Wow!
These handmade poinsettia Christmas cards are very easy to make and the little extra details take them to a whole new level! Every year we show off beautiful handmade poinsettia Christmas cards and this first 2022 project of this type kicks us off in gorgeous style! Carol created this for us today and we just love how she combined a few very easy techniques together to make a card that has a beautiful, frosted look that is totally on trend […]Continue Reading
Make an Infinity Edge Shaker Card!
See how easy it is to make an infinity edge shaker card perfect for the summer! Once you know how insanely easy it is to make an infinity edge shaker card, you will want to turn all your designs into one of these fun, interactive projects. It’s serious so simple and the edge to edge look is perfectly suited to these under the water cards that you all are loving making with our new under the sea sets! You will […]Continue Reading