AuthorJamie Martin

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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Use Several Colors to Up Your Cloud Stencil Designs!

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This could be one of our favorite cloud stencil designs yet! There are lots of cloud stencil designs you can use to add a fun background in your card making and this one today from Jamie, with all these beautifully blended pastel layers of clouds, is absolutely ADORABLE! Who would have thought that just a repeat using our Cloud Stencil and some of our softer shades of Color Fuse Ink could make a background like this? Well, clearly Jamie did! […]

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Pretty Burlap Thank You Cards!

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Who knew burlap thank you cards could be so fun? Well, Jamie did – these burlap thank you cards are so perfect for the Fall season! And we are already picturing them for Christmas, for the spring…….that rustic burlap frame adds instant visual interest and texture and then it’s just the decorating that sets the theme. Let’s look at how to put them together! First Jamie die cut a piece of burlap with our Slimline OPC Scallop die. Jamie says […]

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A Fun and Easy Handmade Fall Thank You Card!

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You will be able to use this handmade Fall Thank You card to say thanks to anyone for anything! Today we’ve got a very sweet card from Jamie that combines so many of the bold, rich colors of Fall with some easy to do techniques that add a ton of interest and won’t take a ton of time! Let’s dive in! First, Jamie used our Leaf Die Set to cut some background and detail segments of assorted leaf shapes. She […]

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Another Pretty Slimline Fall Card!

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Check out how all the details come together on this slimline fall card for a sweet friend! Today’s slimline fall card is brought to you by Jamie and we love how she’s put together several easy-to-do details on one card that will surely tell a friend how much they mean to you. Let’s take a look at how all these fun elements come together. Jamie made GREAT use of some pretty patterned paper she has and chose a piece that […]

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Easy Stamped Layered Flowers For a Slimline Card

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Use our stamps for easy layered flowers that wow every time! Our stamps that created beautiful layered flowers are growing every day in popularity and simple but stunning cards like this one from Jamie are, we are sure, part of the reason! From highly detailed sets like this one to watercolor looks like the one today, layered flower stamp sets are an easy way to get lots of shading and dimension using just those stamps and great ink. Let’s see […]

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Our Pretty Scalloped Square Frame Makes This Card Pop!

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See how a scalloped square frame creates the perfect setting for some of our new flowers! The scalloped square from our Square Combo #1 OPC (One Piece Cut) Die remains one of our most popular shapes and when you see it used on this card, you will immediately see why. This simple but adorned shape creates the perfect frame for today’s greeting and gives a tiny arrangement of some of our brand new flower stamps an ideal place to sit. […]

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Make a Snowman Card For Any Winter Occasion!

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Here’s another fun take on how to make a snowman card for Christmas or ANY winter event! Apparently, our designers love to make a snowman card with our fun goodies and we are just tickled! The other day, Allison shared this idea and today we have Jamie with another fabulous take on snowmen! We are loving the slightly vintage feel from the plaid paper and her brilliant choice of a classic line drawing of our favorite frosty friends. Let’s dive […]

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A Gorgeous Christmas Batch Card Making Idea!

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If Christmas batch card making is on your to-do list this year, check out this quick and easy idea! Every year many of us put Christmas batch card making on our holiday planning list. It’s always such a good feeling to have those cards done and ready to send and being able to do them in batches of cards AND “batches” of time is a huge advantage. Today Jamie brings us an idea that is so simple to put together, […]

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