AuthorCarol Hintermeier

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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Fall Themed Mixed Media Thank You Cards

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With these mixed media thank you cards, anything goes! These mixed media thank you cards look like they are SO much fun to make and we just love the unconventional colors Carol used – that teal looks so gorgeous against the brown. Did you know that if you see teal colored pumpkins at houses when trick or treating it means that they are giving out food allergy friendly treats? What a nice way to let kiddos know they can still […]

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Learn a Fun Watercolor Stamping Technique!

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This watercolor stamping technique will have you looking at your stamps in a whole new way! We were so excited to see Carol share this easy-to-do, fun watercolor stamping technique because, while it’s been around forever, this pretty method of creating watercolor looks on cards is enjoying a reboot in the card making world. Carol says, “The Daisy Daydream stamp set is the style of stamp that was used when I very first saw the demo at a Rubbernecker booth […]

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A Stunning Handmade Fall Flowers Shaker Card!

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We just can’t get enough of this handmade Fall flowers shaker card! With these beautiful flame colored blossoms, this handmade Fall flowers shaker card celebrates this season with so much beauty. Shaker cards are enjoying a new turn in the spotlight these days and this card is just perfect for just about any Fall occasion. Let’s see how Carol created this gorgeous card. To make her card base, Carol added a card sized piece of white wood grain textured card […]

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Make a Beautiful Blue Ombre Background

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You won’t believe how easy it is to create this blue ombre background with our Color Fuse Inks! When we first saw this card from Carol, we were struck not just by the stunning poppies but also by that stunning, rich blue ombre background. Carol said she was inspired by a photo of poppies against a deep blue sky and we say she nailed that feeling on this beautiful card! Let’s take a look at the steps Carol shares to […]

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THREE Cards Using Our New Layered Floral Stamps!

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See how easy it is to make beautiful cards with our layered floral stamps! Our layered floral stamps are super popular and when you see the THREE cards Carol has made for us today, you can see why these fly out of our shop at a breathtaking pace! Just look at all these details and how gorgeous all that dimension is just from stamping in different colors or shades of ink! Let’s dive right in because Carol brought ALL the […]

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Make a Card Background Design From A Surprise Source!

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You will never puzzle over how to make a beautiful card background design again! Sometimes we have an idea of our focal elements but trying to work out a just-as-gorgeous card background design can be a stumper. Well, if you have any of our layered flower stamp sets, you will be stumped no more! Check out how Carol used just a single layer from one of our brand new floral stamp sets to create a background just as beautiful as […]

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Make Some Cute Snowman Christmas Cards With Copics!

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Cute snowman Christmas cards are always in style and these are so fun to make! Many of you have said that you love ideas for cards that can be used for lots of reasons and these cute snowman Christmas cards totally fit the bill. Even though it is created as a winter card, it’s a perfect non-denominational card for the holidays. Let’s see how Carol made it and pick up her tips for using Copics to add all the vavoom! […]

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Get Some Copic Marker Background Tips!

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Today we are sharing some fantastic Copic marker background tips that will make you look like a pro! We are so excited to learn some Copic marker background tricks today from Carol that really help any stamped image pop right off the card. From adding essential shadows to creating a vibrant, shaded dark background, these simple techniques are mainstays in card making. Let’s get right to it because they are so easy and so effective! First, Carol stamped our Snowman […]

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How to Stamp a Slimline Background with a Background Stamp

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Learn how to stamp a slimline background with a regular sized background stamp! There are plenty of tricks for how to stamp a slimline background with a regular sized background stamp but sometimes you have a gap or worse, a visible overlap. Today’s trick from Carol is really clever and helps you avoid that even when you do something more complex like heat embossing! Let’s check it out! First, Carol chose a background stamp with a random pattern to demonstrate […]

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