AuthorKittie Caracciolo

Two Cards With Bright Colors

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Cards with bright colors are perfect for all occasions.  I have had so much fun creating these projects with the new Rubbernecker Vases and Shelves set and creating clean and simple designs on bright white backgrounds so the colors would pop.  I’m sharing two cards today that would be perfect to send to family and friends to let them know you are thinking of them during this strange and stressful time in our country.  Who wouldn’t be cheered up to […]

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A Super Cute Farm Scene Card!

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I just had to make this farm scene card using a double shutter base and I HAD to include Nellie the horse,  Bessie and Bossie, the spotted cows AND their cute little chicken and duck friends! The shutter card layout has been around for a long time but it’s not a fold I’ve used until recently.  I love that it provides a larger palette to create an extended scene on.  When closed this card shows the tree and one cow […]

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Pop Up Box Card Blanks Dressed Up!

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I like a shortcut as much as the next person and I am totally not ashamed to say that today’s project started with a package of pop up box card blanks from The Paper Cuts. These pre-cut, pre-folded, pre-everything-but-the-fun part cards are a lifesaver and today we are going to see how using those and some stinkin’ adorable  goodies from Rubbernecker can help you look like a paper crafting genius! For this project I used the Rubbernecker Winter Lamp Post, […]

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Using a Stair Step Card Template As a Base

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Today I wanted to share with you a cute way to use a stair step card template – this one from The Paper cut – as a base for any kind of card. For this card I chose a sweet little country cottage with some easy-to-do evergreen trees.  I used the Rubbernecker Spooky House, Evergreen Trees, Wrought Iron Fence, Grass, Small Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Tiny Flower Buds, Leaf Buds and Small Birds.  The card base was made using the […]

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Handmade Beach Cards – You Will Smell The Sea

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It appears I am on a double shutter card kick lately and maybe it’s because I am SO over the winter months, but the idea of handmade beach cards just kept calling out to me to be made! Here’s the one I have today.  I used the Rubbernecker Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Birds, Tall Bucket, Lifeguard Tower (surfboard), Sun Moon, Boats #1 and Grass #2. The Card Base The card base was made using a […]

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A Z Fold Box Card To Knock Your Socks Off!

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Ok – I will admit it – this z fold box card IS over the top! I went a little nuts, what can I say? But the BASIC form of this Z fold box card can be used in about a zillion ways, as complex or as simple as YOU want to make yours, and it will STILL be a showstopper!  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Circle Lattice, Window w/ Pierce, Tall Terracotta Pots, Tall Buckets, Apple Cart. […]

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Z Fold Window Card

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I love the spring feel of this z fold window card with the brightly colored papers, flowers and awnings and all the kitty cats.  I have been wanting to create a z fold card with a window or windows for a while but wasn’t quite sure how it would look.  When I first started I thought I would use only one window but ended up using four.  It looks like the outside of a house with it’s awning and fenced […]

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A Simple Double Shutter Card

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Having a template for a double shutter card is a great thing to have in your card making arsenal. They are easy to make, can be done in an endless variety of papers, motifs, themes and you can dress them up or down any way you want. AND a double shutter card is PERFECT for when you want to send something but don’t have a lot to say because there’s naturally not a ton of room to write a message! […]

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A Cute Welcome Spring Card!

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Today I am sharing a super cute Welcome Spring card using a bunch of fun dies from Rubbernecker. It may seem a little early for a Welcome Spring card – I know some areas are still getting tons of snow and chilly weather – but the good thing is Spring always does arrive and this card can get your friend ready for the blooming season. For this card I used the Wheelbarrow, Tall Terracotta Pots, Grass, Watering Can, Tall Buckets, […]

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Sentiments for Handmade Cards – One of My Faves!

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I am ALWAYS looking for good sentiments for handmade cards and I just love this one. I make lots of cards with paper flowers – I love them as I am sure you’ve seen! – and this sentiment fits so many occasions. It can be for encouragement, congratulations, sympathy, birthday….. I am sort of having trouble as I write this thinking of a time when this stamp from Rubbernecker would NOT work! For this project I used the Rubbernecker Watering […]

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Paper Flower Card with Floral Frame

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Today I’m sharing an elegant paper flower card made using the Rubbernecker Poinsettia #2 and Floral Frame.  The sentiment was made using the newly released Thinking of You stamp.  Forming the petals of the poinsettia forward instead of back with the stylus and molding pad creates a totally different and unique flower. The Card Base and Sentiment Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock. Secure the cardstock and Thinking of You stamp in the MISTI. Apply Versafine Clair […]

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A Birch Tree Die Cut Card To Make You Smile!

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Today I’ve made a birch tree die cut card that only LOOKS like it took forever. Using a large, card front sized die cut, like this one from Rubbernecker, gives you a ton of dimensional interest with one turn through your machine. Then you can add details to your heart’s desire. Check out how I chose to build mine. For my project I used Birch Forest, Grass, Bunnies, Flower Stems, Small Ivy, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds and 3 Pine […]

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House and Truck Scene Card

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Today I’m sharing a spring house and truck scene card made using several dies by Rubbernecker.  I modified the Spooky House with a stenciled brick pattern to create a normal house for my scene.  I paired the house with the Winter Tree, leaves from the Small Ivy, Truck, Grass, Small Birds and Tiny Flower Buds.  The Cloudy and Grass Card Base Cut an A2 sized piece of white cardstock, score and fold to create the card base. Create the cloudy […]

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Pop Up Flower Box Card

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Today I’m sharing a 3D pop up flower box card with a lattice background, Adirondack chair sitting against a fence and terracotta pots filled with flowers.  I used the Rubbernecker Circle Lattice, Beach Chairs, Knob Top Fence, Grass, Large Ivy, Small Ivy, Tall Terracotta Pots, Watering Can, Small Flowers #1, Flower Buds, Small Butterflies and Cart Accessories #1. I used the A2 Pop Up Box Card Kit from The Paper Cut  for the card base. Assemble the 3D Pop Up […]

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Truly Unique Handmade Christmas Cards

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Today I’m sharing one of the more unique handmade Christmas cards I’ve created. It features an evergreen tree background and a bicycle and lamp post as the main focal image with lots of lovely snow.  I really love how the trees get lighter in color to draw the eye back into the distance of the scene.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps 3 Pine Trees set and the Splatter Background to create the snowy scene background and the Winter Lamp Post, […]

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A Christmas Themed Front Door Card

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Today I’m sharing a welcoming holiday front door card using the new Rubbernecker Stamps Door with Steps die set.  I posted a similar card a few weeks ago done in all white.  This time I thought it would be fun to create the white door scene on a red background.  I paired the door with the Knob Top Fence, Deckle Hills, Greenery #2, Tiny Leaves, Rectangle Combo #3 and Nested Rectangle sets.  The Siding Card Base Cut 15 to 20 […]

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Winter Scene Christmas Card

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Today I’m sharing a sparkly winter scene Christmas card.  In truth I think I went a little to over the top with the glitter but I had lots of fun making it.  For my project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Tree Panel #3, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1 and Cardinals.  The snowy background was made using the Splatter Background. I covered the white trees and snow layers using the Nuvo Pure Sheen Ice White Glitter.  I covered the trees […]

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Whimsical Christmas Card

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My project today is a whimsical Christmas card with a decorated fence and arbor and kitty cats playing in the snow. The main feature of the card is the Rubbernecker Stamps Gate and Arbor paired with the Cats, Deckle Hills, Cardinals and decorations made using the Greenery #1 set.  The background was made using a tree from the 3 Pine Trees and Splatter Background. The Snowy Tree Background Apply the blue sky using Tumbled Glass ink and an ink blending […]

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Country Christmas Barn Scene

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My project today is a country Christmas barn scene made to match the fun scene on the designer paper background.  I love that the Rubbernecker Barn matches the shape of the barn on the paper.  I paired the barn with the Evergreen Trees, Greenery #2 and created the snow layer using the Borders # 3.  One of the tree stamps from the 3 Pine Trees set is  perfectly sized match for the evergreen trees so I used it to apply […]

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Deer Christmas Cards

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My project today is a pretty nature scene with one of my deer Christmas cards.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Deer Family, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Holly and Greenery #2.  I framed the scene using the Nested Deckle Rectangles and Nested Rectangles and created the falling snow on the background and trees using the Splatter Background. The Snowy Background, Trees and Frame Cut the Deckle Rectangle using white cardstock and cut the frame opening using a die from the Nested […]

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Gnome Duo Christmas Card

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My project today is a fun and colorful Gnome Duo Christmas card made using the new Rubbernecker Gnome Couple set paired with the Evergreen Trees,  Cardinals, Rectangle Combo #3, Sun Moon and the Christmas lights from the Globe Tree set.  I had fun creating this scene with the Gnome couple decorating the Christmas tree.  I couldn’t resist getting Mrs. Gnome tangled up in the string of lights.  The Frame and Card Base Cut the Rectangle Combo die out twice, once […]

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