AuthorJamie Martin

Easy and Quick Thanksgiving Card

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Make one, make a stack – this easy and quick Thanksgiving card is gorgeous! When you have an idea for a card that you can put together super fast and doesn’t look it, it’s like money in the bank. This easy and quick Thanksgiving card has loads of pretty details thanks to the clever use of some patterned paper, a decorative sentiment stamp and some fast die cutting. Let’s take a look at how Jamie put this together for us […]

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Rubbernecker’s Spook-tacular Paper in Action!

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See why Rubbernecker’s Spook-tacular paper is zipping through the mail to people everywhere! When we created our Paper Pads, we believed and hoped that our peeps would love them as much as we do. Well given how many times we’ve seen “I need Rubbernecker’s Spook-tacular paper!” out there, we are guessing we were on track! Today Jamie has created an adorable quick and easy Halloween card using NO stamping! For Jamie, that’s unusual but she says she really wanted to […]

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Easy Handmade Watercolor Fall Cards

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Use this idea for easy handmade watercolor fall cards to send to anyone for any occasion! When you see how Jamie has broken down the steps to make easy handmade watercolor fall cards with this simple yet pretty design, you will start to look for reasons to send a card! Let’s check it all out……. Jamie started by cutting our Flower #5 and 2 Part Butterfly from a piece of watercolor paper and did NOT remove the die cuts from […]

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A Beautiful Fall Silhouette Card

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SUPER quick and easy, yet gorgeous, this Fall silhouette card idea is a KEEPER! Silhouette cards are perfect for so many occasions and this Fall silhouette card totally fits that bill. Using a pretty (and so easy to make) stenciled background with that bold pop of black on top adds loads of impact with a minimum of effort. We saw a card with this same black-on-color yesterday and this is another example of how beautifully this approach works. Jamie created […]

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A Cute Handmade Owl Christmas Card!

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Today’s cute handmade owl Christmas card will make everyone smile! We have Jamie to thank for this cute handmade owl Christmas card that uses a traditional Christmas color with a unique twist. By adding those warm tones in her cloudy element, this card gets a contemporary feel with some classic themes – a great combination! Let’s get into the making! Start by cutting a piece of red card stock to a card sized panel, set our Snowflake Stencil over it […]

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A Good Christmas Card to Mass Produce!

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If you are looking for an idea for a cute Christmas card to mass produce you will want to bookmark this one! Having a few ideas for a quick and easy Christmas card to mass produce is like having a few bucks in the bank. And this one is easy to create but doesn’t lack any of the spirit of the season thanks to the touches of gold and a classic wreath shape. Jamie, who created this for us, says […]

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Using Paper Scraps To Make Cards – Quick Tip!

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You will love this tip on using paper scraps to make cards – add some POP to your backgrounds so quickly! When people think of using paper scraps to make cards they often picture using tons of punchies or creating a mosaic look. Today Jamie is showing how you can use all your paper scrap strips in the most fun and cute way to create a quick and easy decorative background that takes practically NO time at all! How adorable […]

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A Summer Themed Rubbernecker Sneak Peek!

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We can’t contain ourselves – check out this summer themed Rubbernecker sneak peek! Tomorrow is the day – Our June Release will go live for everyone and we just could not wait one more second to share this absolutely adorable summer themed Rubbernecker sneak peek featuring one of our new sets. We shared some tiny peeks the other day and this gives you a look at a full sized image from one of the new sets. Jamie has made this […]

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A Mini Slimline Card With Bling!

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Check out this mini slimline card with bling and sparkle! When we saw this mini slimline card with bling and shimmer from Jamie, we kept tipping it this way and that because that beautiful, subtle sparkle makes you just NOT want to stop looking at it! Want to make one? Let’s go! Start by die cutting all your elements; Die-cut gold glitter paper with our Crosshatch Design die; Using our You Script With Shadow die, cut the script portion from […]

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Handmade Tags to Use on Gifts OR Cards

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Make a stack of these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards for some instant cuteness! We love the idea of making bunches of these and having them at the ready. As Jamie says, they are fun to make and having these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards on hand make putting something together so fast. Just tie one onto any gift and you’ve instantly made it special. Or pop one on a card base and you […]

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An ADORABLE Handmade Card For Dog Lovers!

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No matter what kind of pupper they have, this might just be the perfect handmade card for dog lovers everywhere! We were so delighted when we first saw this super cute handmade card for dog lovers. The classic color combination of red, white and black along with the easy, nested layers highlights those sweet little paw print hearts to perfection. Let’s follow along with Jamie’s step by step instructions so we can make our own! To begin, cut a piece […]

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A Cute Handmade Card For a Good Friend

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Check out this cute handmade card for a good friend with one of brand new stamp sets! Our Design Team – including Jamie, who made this cute handmade card for a good friend for us today – has flipped for this super cute “selfie squad” image from our new Group of Friends stamp set. Everyone agrees that the idea of a group of cozy critters gathered together to post their outing on social media is hysterical and we love that […]

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An Orange and Purple Handmade Card For Spring!

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Orange and purple together can create the perfect spring card! This pretty orange and purple handmade card use springy shades of these colors to add a fresh and delightful feel! We often see these colores in jewel tones for fall and this juicy orange and lilac-y purple definitely feel different! Jamie started by using our Plaid Texture Stencil with this bright beautiful shade of orange. Jamie says “This time I used the same color with both stencils but it’s also […]

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Cute Card Ideas For Friends – Sweet Spring Version

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You will want to save this in your card ideas for friends file FOR SURE! We are getting such a kick out of this precious card – it combines our theme of Spring with a design for cute card ideas for friends that can be adapted for any time of year. Jamie chose some sweet, soft colors for this version and we can see it in tropical colors for summer, those beautiful burnished shades for the fall and even this […]

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Cute Idea For Cat Valentine Cards To Make

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If you and your sweetie are cat lovers, then you will adore this cute card! When we saw this adorable card, we were thinking it was the perfect example of cat Valentine cards to make at home for your favorite feline fans. While we missed seeing it for this year’s Valentine’s Day, we are absolutely book marking this for next year! We love the little pun, the sweet kitties and that beautiful soft background. This is from Jamie and of […]

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A Take on Background Techniques For Card Making

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There are lots of ways to make card backgrounds – check out this simple fun way! There are loads of background techniques for card making ranging from the unadorned to the fabulously complicated. This one, from Jamie, is definitely on the easier side but sacrifices no details nor pretty impact. Let’s take a look at what she’s made for us. Jamie started by stamping the vase of flowers from our new Birthday Vase stamp set with black Versafine ink onto […]

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A Pretty, Springy Handmade Card With Flowers

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Look forward to warmer weather with a springy handmade card with flowers! We’ve all loved seeing pretty winter cards but clearly our designers are ready for a new season – proof positive with this pretty springy handmade card with flowers stamped and die cut for some pop! Jamie’s put this together for us today so let’s take a look at her little tips and tricks! Jamie started by stamping the floral elements from our Summer Bloom set using the colors […]

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Handmade Cards To Support a Friend In a Slump

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Sending handmade cards to support a friend? Check out this sweet design! There are lots of reasons to make and send handmade cards to support a friend going through something hard or unpleasant and this design idea from Jamie is a total go-to. It’s perfect for any gender, any age and for any reason because the sweet imagery is universally recognized and the colors are not too bright, not too dark……this is like the perfect “Goldilocks” card! Let’s take a […]

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags – Quick and Easy!

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These DIY Christmas gift tags might save the day! We are closing in on the holiday and we think this idea for some quick and easy DIY Christmas gift tags might just end up being a lifesaver! How many times have you run out of those stick-on ones or, worse, discovered they won’t STICK to your wrapping paper! ARGH, right? One of the best things about making your own gift tags is that there will be no question which gifts […]

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Easy Yet Stunning Heat Embossed Christmas Cards

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You won’t believe how quickly you can make a whole stack of these gorgeous heat embossed Christmas cards! There are lots of different designs for heat embossed Christmas cards on our site with everything from entire backgrounds to tiny detail elements using this technique. Today we are going gaga for Jamie’s beautiful shades-of-green Christmas card that, with just a swap of a greeting, can step in for any occasion throughout the winter season. Her artful use of crisp white against […]

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Add Cute Details Using Embossing Powder

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Using embossing powder in different colors on the same card easily adds lots of cute details! We all know that using embossing powder and our heat tools to add some textural details to our cards is an easy trick. Today’s card shows how combining two different colors of embossing powders can be really complementary and give those little details just enough extra wow to make them special. Let’s take a look at this cute card Jamie has made for us […]

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