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Just Beautiful One Layer Card Masking

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This project is an excellent example of just beautiful one layer card masking – easy, quick and totally versatile! Today Colleen is sharing a project she created for us using a simple but beautiful one layer card masking technique that you can use over and over, with all kinds of themes and designs. You will love how easy this is! Let’s dive in……. Colleen started by stamping the flowers, stem and leaves from our Happy Mother’s Day set using Color […]

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One Layer Card Masking – Quick and Easy!

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Come see how you can create gorgeous looks using one layer card masking – quick and easy and FABULOUS! Today’s technique is so simple that it’s almost not a “technique”. One layer card masking – quick and easy and with just a few supplies – is an oldie but boy, is it a goodie! And today Colleen is showing it all off with a beautiful, colorful, perfectly all occasion card that we can all make in mere minutes. Let’s dive […]

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Mixed Media Card Making With New Papers!

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Get some tips on mixed media card making using our brand new Paper Pads! There are loads of ways to get started with mixed media card making and we’ve seen posts from several of our talented Design Team members showing us how to incorporate this “anything goes” style into cards using goodies from our store. Today, Natasha is showing us a design idea for a fun, rustic vibed mixed media card using our new Autumn Leaves Paper Pad. She says […]

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Contemporary Thanksgiving Cards To Make!

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Check out this idea to make bold and bright contemporary Thanksgiving cards! There’s been a little trend this year with the making of contemporary Thanksgiving cards along with all the classic designs. We love seeing these bursts of fresh ideas and today Colleen has taken this to a whole new level with her beautiful black and white elements against an almost neon colorful background. Let’s get all her inside scoop so we can adopt this gorgeous idea ourselves! Colleen started […]

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Distressed Mica Stain Sprays – WOW!

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This card is super easy to make using distressed mica stain sprays – get some tips and learn how to make your own sprays! Today Natasha has created a beautiful card using one of our brand new background stamps and some distressed mica stain sprays to give it a beautiful, barely-there-shimmery watercolored look. This technique is so fast and easy and since every card will be a little different, it’s a very fun way to express your creativity when you […]

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Fall Flower Mixed Media Cards

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Get some great tips on making fall flower mixed media cards! Today Colleen is sharing an idea for fall flower mixed media cards that are so bright and cheery and truly give us all the Fall feels. With the beautiful look of all that delicious texture on all her elements, Colleen has created something that you just can’t stop looking at! Colleen says “Fall is my favorite time of year and I always love to create fall cards filled with […]

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Quick and Easy Handmade Fall Cards

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Check out this idea for just beautiful quick and easy handmade fall cards that give all the Fall feels! We think you will LOVE this idea for quick and easy handmade fall cards because number one – they are gorgeous! And number two – they are the perfect project for when you really want to craft but maybe haven’t yet felt your super creative energy kick in yet. And maybe number three – these are the perfect cards to make […]

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A Gorgeous Fall Color Combo For Cards

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This luscious Fall color combo for cards is unexpected but downright gorgeous! When Colleen set out to make this card, she used her researching the Pantone 2022 Fall colors as inspiration. Her finding colors in shades of blue, purple and brown led to her creating this spectacular Fall color combo for cards that we are just over the moon for! While this color combination is unconventional for Fall cards, you can’t help but feel the season with this project and […]

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Gorgeous Handmade Gift Tags For Fall!

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You will want to make a batch of these handmade gift tags for fall occasions – learn why they can do double duty! Today we have some beautiful, bright and deliciously rich handmade gift tags for Fall from Natasha. These are so vibrant and modern and will look just spectacular tied onto any butcher paper wrapped package or plain kraft paper gift bag. But handmade gift tags also do double duty in the most insanely easy way! Simply pop one […]

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VIDEO – A Fall Mixed Media Background!

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Add some golden glow to your card with this beautiful Fall mixed media background! Before we get into all the delicious details about this card with that gorgeous Fall mixed media background, we just have to share what Colleen said inspired her. She says” Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love the traditional fall colors and pumpkins. I wanted my card to actually smell like fall (those of you who live in all season areas know what […]

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Create A Winter Card Background – Frosty and FUN!

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Learn how to create a winter card background that you can use all season long! Today Natasha is sharing a way to create a winter card background that you will want to use over and over. It will come out a little different every time and that is one of the things that makes it so fun to use! And the card is just SO cheerful and sweet and would make a perfect non-denominational holiday card. Let’s dive into the […]

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A Sweet Santa’s Workshop Card

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This Santa’s workshop card is a perfect complement to all the other Santa Claus Christmas cards we can make! Today Jean has made for us a Santa’s workshop card that you just KNOW has all kind of magical goodness happening behind these doors. Letting some of our dies do almost all the work, this card is really fun to put together and it’s a nice alternative to many of the other typical Santa Claus cards you see. Let’s get the […]

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Handmade Non-Traditional Christmas Cards

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When you see this idea for handmade non-traditional Christmas cards you just might make a change in your plans! Classic poinsettias are an expected them for holiday cards and they are just lovely. That said, today’s idea for handmade non-traditional Christmas cards features poinsettias in colors you don’t find in nature and these are simply STUNNING. If you love a modern look yet enjoy classic motifs, this card is so up your alley!  Colleen says “What inspired me to create […]

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Make Some Rustic Mixed Media Christmas Cards

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These rustic mixed media Christmas cards add a fabulous element of country style to classic motifs. As lovely as ornate, classic, traditionally designed holiday cards are, there is a true simple beauty to this idea for rustic mixed media Christmas cards made for us today by Natasha. We love her all natural color story and the way she’s built up her details in her layers is just gorgeous. Natasha says “Using my Color Fuse inks made creating the fun background […]

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Super Cute Handmade Die Cut Christmas Cards!

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Now for some cute and charming handmade die cut Christmas cards – let the dies do the work for you! As we’ve mentioned, we have tons of Christmas stamps, dies and more in the store ranging from vintage style to contemporary motifs, from faith based to whimsical – and everything in between. Today, we’ve got an idea for handmade die cut Christmas cards from Jean that is so cute and so, well, almost goofy, it is sure to make anyone […]

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A Cool Handmade Contemporary Poinsettia Card

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This handmade contemporary poinsettia card uses some metallic accents and touches of bright color to create a fresh and modern look. This year one of the Christmas card trends that you will see everywhere is a contemporary look using colors of stone with bright, random touches combined with brilliant metallics. This card has all of that and more. Colleen created this handmade contemporary poinsettia card for us today and we can’t wait to get the inside scoop. Start by stamping […]

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Looking for Birdhouse Card Ideas?

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You can never have too many birdhouse card ideas – they make great all occasion cards! We love birdhouse card ideas because there’s something so sweet about birds making their homes near ours where we can see each others. Today’s card from Natasha is created with a cool, shabby-chic-funky vibe and it’s just the thing to get us into summer mode. Let’s learn all her tricks, shall we? Natasha used our Shed Die and Shed Bird House Add-On Die to […]

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A Fun Patriotic Birthday Card Idea!

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If you need to send a patriotic birthday card this one is perfect! If you know an American person born on or around the Fourth of the July this just might be the perfect birthday card! The traditional red white and blue with the Fourth of July theme adds a little extra recognition to how special their birthday is. Let’s follow along on this project from Jean – it’s easy and fun! Start by cutting a piece of patterned paper […]

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Finding Color Combo Inspiration For Cards

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Get some more tips on finding color combo inspiration for cards! In this post, Colleen shared how she finds color combo inspiration for cards and today she’s back with another gorgeous project inspired by the original. She added a whole new look to her card with different pops of color and we love seeing how she changed things up to make everything look fresh and different. Here’s the original inspiration photo: And here’s the photo that inspired Colleen to make […]

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How to Age a Die Cut With Ink

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Learn how to age a die cut with ink to add a cool, vintage element to your cards. This card is a stunner for sure with those bright beautiful flowers set against that fun gel-print background and we love the partial lattice on which those blossoms are resting. Before we got a chance to figure it out on our own, Natasha shared this post and includes her fun and easy tips on how to age a die cut with ink. […]

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Use Alcohol Ink on Die Cuts For Cool Effects!

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Check out what alcohol ink on die cuts can do to add some cool effects to your cards! “Oh please can we make this really awesome effect so much hard to make?” said NO card maker EVER! Today’s awesome mini-technique of using alcohol ink on die cuts to add tons of interesting texture and details is one that we know you all will want to bookmark. Just LOOK at those hills in this background! Do they not almost look like […]

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