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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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A Stunning Handmade Fall Flowers Shaker Card!

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We just can’t get enough of this handmade Fall flowers shaker card! With these beautiful flame colored blossoms, this handmade Fall flowers shaker card celebrates this season with so much beauty. Shaker cards are enjoying a new turn in the spotlight these days and this card is just perfect for just about any Fall occasion. Let’s see how Carol created this gorgeous card. To make her card base, Carol added a card sized piece of white wood grain textured card […]

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Gorgeous Fall Greeting Cards To Make!

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These handmade Fall greeting cards will take your breath away! This month’s theme on the blog is Fall greeting cards and projects and this particular card just proclaims the beauty of this season. Those vibrant, cheerful blossoms against that pretty, almost fading background speaks to how the Fall season both retreats into winter and puts forth the last of its spectacular dazzle. Let’s get right into how we can make some of these at home thanks to Natasha’s instructions! Natasha […]

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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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Pretty Floral Cards in Purple and Orange

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Floral cards in purple and orange kick off beautiful fall color stories! As unconventional as they might be, floral cards in purple and orange are the perfect way to start bringing the fall colors into your projects. This one from Julie brings such a pretty take on these classic fall jewel tones we really wanted to share how she did it! First, Julie made her background that peeps through those diamonds by using shades of blue and purple Color Fuse […]

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Make a COOL 3D Design Card Background!

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Check out how one of our new stencils created this amazing 3D design card background! We never imagined that combining a graphic 3D design card background with some of our watercolor flowers would create such a captivating card and we are SO glad that Lisa did! Isn’t this just the coolest card? Let’s get right into the fun details of how she envisioned and created this project! Lisa started by cutting a piece of white card stock using one of […]

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Looking For The Best Ink Colors For Stamps?

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See why our ink colors for stamps are becoming huge fan favorites! When we launched our Color Fuse Ink collection, we really did feel they offered some of the best ink colors for stamps and paper crafting. Well! Our customers who have tried these fabulous inks out have all said that our Color Fuse line is their absolute favorite and we are so thrilled! And our designers love them, too, and not just because they are our designers. Because our […]

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How To Use Nesting Dies – A Gorgeous Take!

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This is a fun trick for how to use nesting dies in a different way! How to use nesting dies is usually pretty simple – choose ones that are different enough in size to allow you to layer. However, today Melinda is sharing a fabulously fun way to use nesting dies differently and she used one of our classic OPC (One Piece Cut) dies to show it off. Let’s dive in! Melinda shared that she was inspired by her summer […]

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THREE Cards Using Our New Layered Floral Stamps!

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See how easy it is to make beautiful cards with our layered floral stamps! Our layered floral stamps are super popular and when you see the THREE cards Carol has made for us today, you can see why these fly out of our shop at a breathtaking pace! Just look at all these details and how gorgeous all that dimension is just from stamping in different colors or shades of ink! Let’s dive right in because Carol brought ALL the […]

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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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Just One Of Our Heat Embossed Floral Card Ideas

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This example of heat embossed floral card ideas is definitely a keeper! Our designers constantly amaze us with their skills using heat embossing and this example of heat embossed floral card ideas is one that we know we will be bookmarking! It’s so easy to make and we love that the impact comes from using the sheen of gold a few easy ways with the pops of color in the flowers. Let’s see how Annie put this together for us! […]

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A Fun Take on A Triple Layer Card!

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This is a TRIPLE triple layer card! Any time you use three layers, you’ve made a triple layer card. But what about three different three layer components on a card? Behold, Julie’s triple element triple layer card! And it’s easy and gorgeous and perfect for so many occasions. Let’s get Julie’s tips to put this pretty project together. To start, Julie used various sizes of our Nested Rectangle Stitch and Nested Square Stitch dies to cut her three panels from […]

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Brand New – Rubbernecker Sentiment SETS!

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Check out the BRAND NEW Rubbernecker sentiment sets! We’ve sold greetings and word stamps individually forever and we thought it was high time to put together some fabulous Rubbernecker sentiment sets and we know you are going to LOVE them! We’ve been asked so many times to create sentiment sets and we decided now is the perfect time to give you what you love. First, the cost of red rubber has gone through the roof and we HATE raising prices. […]

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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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Stunning White On White Heat Embossing on Vellum!

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Can you believe this gorgeous detail is created simply by heat embossing on vellum? We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this heat embossing on vellum is with the beautiful, ethereal details created with the white on white look. Melinda has outdone herself with this stunning card and today we are going to see how she did it! First, Melinda made her beautiful watercolor background. She started with a piece of watercolor paper that she cut with our largest Slimline […]

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Create a Flower Bouquet With Stamps!

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Use a simple masking technique to create a flower bouquet with stamps! Today we are loving how Natasha shows us how to create a flower bouquet with stamps in a style similar to the one shown on our package. Lots of times you ask us “how’d you do that?” and we are so happy to have one of our fabulous Design Team members share the answer! Let’s dive right in and see how easy and endlessly adaptable this simple technique […]

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Get More From Your Layered Stamp Sets!

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Stretch how you use your layered stamp sets with this fun tip! You all love our layered stamp sets and we are thrilled! We LOVE seeing what you are making with them and are so happy that the layers we design give you all the delicious detail and dimension you love. Today, Carol is showing us a very fun way to use just the outline layer of the layered stamp sets to create a whole new look that we think […]

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A Clever Snowman Card Idea!

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Even though this was originally created as a Christmas card, we just had to share this adorable snowman card idea because it’s just SO clever! We can totally see this design concept used with loads of our other characters and critters! Our Associate Designer, Julie Warner, created this card by stamping, coloring and die cutting the little snowman with all his details for the reflection. Then she covered the buttons, pocket and his face with masking tape on the stamp, […]

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Adorable Polar Bear Greeting Cards!

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What better way to send warm winter wishes than with cute polar bear greeting cards? This cute fellow atop his huge snowball is just the thing to bring a smile to someone’s face during the long winter months. We anticipated that this winter might need some additional sending of cheerful cards so we created a whole bunch of sets that could be used for the holidays AND beyond! This card is exactly the kind of project we had in mind! […]

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Gorgeous Handmade Card With Coffee Theme!

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Today we get to show off a gorgeous handmade card with coffee theme details from our Associate Designer, Julie Warner. You may remember this stunning card from this post and today we’ve got some fun additional inside scoop on this card. We figured there’s nothing like curling up with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning….. First let’s get another look at this beautiful card: Julie wanted to create an image where it looked like this coffee lover was […]

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Thank You Card Sayings – En Espanol!

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Some of you may know that we have many thank you card sayings in the shop including this brand new and FLYING out the door set and this set in Spanish and lots in between. We love mixing things up and since “Gracias” has become a popular word for even the non-Spanish speaking peeps this card is a GREAT example of a fun way to use a stamp from a foreign language set in a way everyone can understand it! […]

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