AuthorCarol Hintermeier

Easy Semi-Spooky Halloween Card!

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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 […]

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New Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad!

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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 […]

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Watercoloring and Gold Embossing – WOW!

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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 […]

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Make a Transparent Texture Paste Background!

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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 […]

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A Spectacular White And Gold Christmas Tree Card!

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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 […]

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Handmade Poinsettia Christmas Cards That Wow!

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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 […]

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Make an Infinity Edge Shaker Card!

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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 […]

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Make a Multi Media Card Background – SO FUN!

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You have to check out how easy and fun it is to make this multi media card background loaded with textural details! Many people think that making a multi media card background is super complicated and requires a boat load of supplies. While you certainly CAN do all that to make card backgrounds, today Carol is sharing some easy and downright fun-to-do tips for creating something that is just loaded with details, texture, depth and color. Let’s dive right in! […]

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Our Iris Stencil for Handmade Cards – WOW!

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Our new iris stencil for handmade cards gives you bold beautiful layers that will POP! Our new line of coordinating stamp and stencil sets are apparently just what so many of you have been looking for! These four beautiful designs have been flying out of here and we are loving seeing what you all are making with them. Whether you get both the stencil set and and stamp set, the projects you are sharing with us make our hearts sing! […]

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More Layered Stencils to Color Flowers!

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Check out a card made with another set of our brand new layered stencils to color flowers! People are going bananas for our brand new layered stencils to color flowers that they can then stamp the details with our new coordinating sets. Wow! We love stencils, and certainly we’ve had lots of great feedback from you all for our others. But these layered stencils that let you color each section of the flower differently have hit a sweet spot! Today […]

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A Cute Handmade Faux Polaroid Card

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Give someone a case of the smilies with this adorable handmade faux Polaroid card! Did you know that Polaroid cameras are back? They do say everything old is new again and the photos from the new cameras look almost identical to the ones from days gone by. It’s no wonder then that two of our fabulous designers chose to use our new Group of Friends stamp to design their versions of a handmade faux Polaroid card. Let’s get Carol’s instructions […]

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Gorgeous, Colorful Yoga Cats Greeting Cards!

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Use masking and ink blending to create vibrant and FUN yoga cats greeting cards to send the zen to your friends! We love funny – anything that brings an unexpected smile to someone’s face is always a win in our book. And we are apparently bopping the funny bone on the head with these stamps to make yoga cats greeting cards of all types. Today, Carol has created this absolutely gorgeous, vibrant slimline card with so many fun little details […]

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Layer Die Cuts To Build a Scene

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Learn easy tips to layer die cuts to build a scene on your handmade cards. Creating a scene on a card is super easy when you layer die cuts to build it up. For instance on this card, Carol created depth in the sky with layered die cut clouds and then added a ton of perspective to her grassy knoll with some die cut strips of grass. You clearly get a sense of there being a whole scene you can […]

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WOW! Ombre Emboss Resist With A TWIST!

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Two techniques combine to make an ombre emboss resist look you won’t be able to stop using! You may have seen versions of this ombre emboss resist technique before. You simply heat emboss a background stamp with clear (or white on white card stock) powder and then apply your inks from lightest to darkest to create an ombre look. Today Carol has take this gorgeous application and totally upped the ante with a DOUBLE ombre look! You can see how […]

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How to Create Realistic Copic Colored Lilies – WOW!

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Who knew just DOTS could create such realistic Copic colored lilies? There are a few tutorials out there that show you how to make realistic Copic colored lilies using a variety of stamps but we haven’t seen any that have yielded flowers that look like you could just pick them right off the card! Carol is sharing her one simple but incredibly impactful Copic marker tip that has us having to close our mouths with our hands! Let’s dive in! […]

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Make a Birthday Shaker Card Slimline Style!

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Shaker cards plus birthday cards equals extra fun! We like to imagine that today’s birthday shaker card – slimline style for extra celebration – is for us! As you may or may not know, this month we are celebrating 29 years of providing fabulous stamps, dies, inks, stencils and other fun products you can use in your creative card making and paper crafting pursuits. We are honored to serve such a friendly, creative community and to celebrate OUR birthday, we […]

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Card Making Backgrounds – Add a Fun Twist!

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Learn a fun way to add some pizzazz to your card making backgrounds! There are as many different ways to make cool card making backgrounds as there are background stamps in our store – more even! – and today Carol is sharing very fun and easy way to add even more impact to your card backgrounds with one simple step. Let’s take a look so we can try it, too! NOTE: You WILL want to use a stamp positioner, preferable […]

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A Handmade Snowy Card Background – GORGEOUS!

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You won’t believe what our designer used to make this handmade snowy card background! You can practically hear and smell the snow when you look at this beautiful handmade snowy card background on this project! Our designer stenciled the winter winds blowing the beautiful snow with glittery gel and embossing powders for the effect. But wait – we don’t sell a “winter winds” stencil! Oh, but we DO when you see our Wavy Stencil through Carol’s eyes! Who knew a […]

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Easy Masked Backgrounds With Stamps!

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Making masked backgrounds with stamps is super easy with these tips! One of the fun things about creating masked backgrounds with stamps is that you can truly create a whole scene with lots of details, depth and dimension using a simple masking technique. Today Carol is showing us just how to do that with this adorable, festive card just perfect for the holidays and even further into the winter with a simple greeting swap! Let’s check out all her details. […]

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Glitter and Stencils Together Make Magic!!!

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Use your glitter and stencils together to make EYE POPPING cards! There are so many ways to use stencils and we are over the moon that Carol is sharing this card where she shows how glitter and stencils together can create an effect that is truly eye popping. The ONLY thing we wish is that the photos showed how absolutely gorgeous the background is with TWO COLORS of glitter adding all the details. Honestly, it’s like nothing we’ve seen and […]

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Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Cards!

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These DIY holiday cards are a stash buster’s delight! So not only are these DIY holiday cards simply gorgeous, they can help you use up any variety of patterned papers with its simple, one piece peek-through die cut and a couple of die cut embellishments. Let’s take a look at how Carol created this for us. First, she made her card base by cutting her patterned paper to card front sized and adhered it with her tape runner. PRO TIP: […]

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