AuthorRenee Villalobos

Colorful Fall Themed Thank You Cards

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Today’s Fall themed thank you cards thank the season itself! This month we’ve been sharing thank you cards and since it is still the season, these Fall themed thank you cards by Renee were ones we knew we had to share! Renee says that this card was inspired by her North Bend, Washington drive home from work every day. She says “I see mountains of trees for miles. It’s definitely something I look forward to when I drive home from […]

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Stencils and Masks – A Perfect Pairing!

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Checkout what you can do combining stencils and masks together! Today Renee has created such a pretty card for us that shows how combining stencils and masks can add a TON of beautiful detail with some very easy steps! In her own words, “Fall is the season of thanks for the past year and for what is to come”. What a lovely sentiment! Renee has created a perfect Fall card that expresses that loving gratitude toward the lucky recipient. Let’s […]

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Use Ink Spray As The Perfect Coloring Short Cut!

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For some card making instant gratification, try using ink spray to color your elements! Today Renee is sharing such a fantastic short cut that we are thinking lots of us forget about – using ink spray to color our hand stamped flowers for some fast yet fabulous cards! This is such an easy and so satisfying way to add color and texture to any stamped image and you can add as much or as little as you want in any […]

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Try Making Abstract Greeting Cards For Fall

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There’s no such thing as a “wrong” way to make abstract greeting cards! Today Renee has created an example of Fall themed abstract greeting cards that shows that there is no wrong or right way to make these cards and they are ALL beautiful! Renee took the idea of Fall leaves on the ground and the turning colors of the season and used an abstract expression of that on her card focusing on simple shapes and autumn colors. All one […]

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A Fast and Easy Hand Stamped Flower Card

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No one will believe this is a fast and easy hand stamped flower card made by you in no time flat! We are always looking for ideas to make a fast and easy hand stamped flower card and we’ve designed many of our layered floral stamp sets to help. This pretty card by Renee takes full advantage of all the beautiful dimension and detail these stamps give you and all it needs beyond the stamping is a greeting! Let’s check […]

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Stamping With Pigment Ink Using Our Layered Stamps

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See why our floral layered stamps are perfect for stamping with pigment ink! Stamping with pigment ink isn’t quite as popular as it used to be and when we see cards like today’s from Renee we can’t imagine why not! Just LOOK at those beautiful sections of color, all created thanks to our floral layering stamp sets. Because pigment ink does sit on top of the paper (as opposed to actually sinking in as what happens with dye ink) you […]

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Pigment Ink On Black Card Stock Creates A Magical Look!

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Our flowers stamped in pigment on black card stock is STUNNING! While it isn’t as popular as it once was, Renee used pigment ink on black card stock on her project today and the results are so magical! Because pigment ink sits on top of the paper and doesn’t color it as dye ink does, you can stamp it over darker colors and it will really pop. Let’s see how Renee created this for us. Renee used our new Country […]

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Do You Love Christmas Cards With Owls On Them?

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Christmas cards with owls on them are enduring in popularity and today’s is just adorable! Everywhere you look, you see Christmas cards with owls on them and we think we can see why. They are SO stinkin’ cute! And WHOoooo doesn’t love owls? When today’s designer, Renee, saw this little feathered fella she thought “Home for Christmas” and when you think of where an owl lives you just have to think of a tree, right? So let’s see how she […]

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More Christmas Cards With Gnomes!

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Christmas cards with gnomes are hot hot hot and today we have a cool fella to share! We can’t get over how many Christmas cards with gnomes we are seeing this year and we love that our Christmas Gnomes – Andre, Michael, Thomas and William – are riding that wave of popularity! Today we have an adorable card from Renee showing off one of the “boys” so let’s see how she put it together so WE can make some! To […]

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How to Make a Shadow Box Shaker Card

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Come learn how to make a shadow box shaker card SO much more easily with one die! It can be hard to figure out how to make a shadow box shaker card with all that delicious depth and dimension – measuring, scoring, cutting, fitting – UGH! But when you start with our Shadow Box Frame die and use it on an oversized card to capture all the gorgeous details, it’s so much easier and SO much more fun. Let’s learn […]

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A Sweet Handmade Greeting Card About Coffee

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How many times have you wanted to send a greeting card about coffee? If you are like Renee, today’s designer, you love to make a greeting card about coffee! Renee loves coffee cards and clearly, many of you do, too, since anything we create that has to do with coffee flies out of here! Renee really liked the idea of adding a vintage style background to her coffee card today and she’s sharing how she got that look in today’s […]

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A Pretty Turquoise and Pink Handmade Greeting Card

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Check out this trendy slimline pale turquoise and pink handmade greeting card – SO pretty! We love trendy color combinations and this turquoise and pink handmade greeting card nails it! The fact that it’s a slimline card means that there is that much more fabulous color to enjoy! And this is one of those cards that, other than the coloring, is super quick and oh-so-easy. Let’s face it, lots of us got hooked on new TV shows during our cloistering […]

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How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!

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This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE! Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee! First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies.   Using your favorite ink  blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over […]

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A Card For A Special Friend!

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Make a card for a special friend – like this sweet project! We are always looking for an idea for a card for a special friend and today Renee has created one for use that is just so sweet and so perfect! Let’s see how to make one along with her, shall we? First, stamp your little foxy friend and her little pet mouse, color them in with your favorite coloring medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies. […]

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Make a Colorful Card Border With Stamps

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Use a colorful card border to set off a special quote and a loving greeting! We just love this simple colorful card border made by just stamping with bright colors – it’s SO cheerful and it sets off this lovely stamped quote and sweet sentiment. Shall we dive in and make one? Choose the colors that speak to you and line them up as you want them to appear on your card for easy reference. Renee chose bold, bright hues […]

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Looking for Card Ideas for Friends?

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Pin this to the top of your card ideas for friends list! We are ALWAYS on the lookout for fun card ideas for friends, especially during these times when our friends are so much more important to us. This concept – how much our friends are pulling us through – is part of why we focused our efforts on some new friend items in our new release that you can see here. And speaking of the new release, today Renee […]

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Cute Handmade Birthday Cards For Kids!

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Today we have a card from Renee showing an idea for some cute handmade birthday cards for kids. When she saw this set, she immediately thought of her young nephew who loves boats and came up with this fun project. Let’s make one, too! First color a card front sized panel using your favorite blending too with some sand and sky – here Color Fuse Caramel Brown and Sierra Blue – to create the background. Cut that panel and another […]

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A Breathtaking Butterfly Birthday Card!

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When we first saw this butterfly birthday card we had to take a moment and just appreciate how beautiful it is! The soothing background pattern of the watercolor style flowers, the highlighted oval that is the perch for a striking 3D die cut butterfly and that bold black sentiment…….it all just comes together in such perfect balance. And Renee, today’s designer, is sharing her whole how-to here so YOU can make it too! Renee used our Spring Blossom Watercolor stamp […]

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A Handmade Card With Blue Roses and Snow!

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Can you imagine someone opening this handmade card with blue roses, here in the dead of winter, where fresh flowers are few and far between? Picture their eyes lighting up when they see these beautiful blue blooms against that sparkly snowy background. Well you CAN make this card and today Renee is going to walk us through how. Renee used our Fragrant Blooms stamp and coordinating die set with our Color Fuse ink to create these stunning, dimensional flowers. Our […]

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A Cute Snowman Birthday Card!

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In her very first post as one of our new Design Team members, Renee is sharing with us a snowman birthday card that we think is just adorable! And thanks to a greeting that can certainly serve as birthday wishes but can be a nod to any cheerful greeting, we are thinking having a stack of these on hand would be excellent! Renee stamped and colored her images from our Christmas Inchies set and cut them out with the coordinating […]

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