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Use Die Cut Shadow Layers To Add Instant POP!

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Come see how using simple die cut shadow layers can really create a lot of depth on your cards. Adding depth and dimension to your handmade cards can really amp them up and there are lots of ways to create that look. One of the quickest and easiest is to add die cut shadow layers behind elements for some instant pop. Today Jamie has used a simple black shadow to “lift” her beautifully designed leaf element and the effect is […]

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One Way to Alter a Die Cut – So Clever!

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See one way to alter a die cut to make a cool spot for a sentiment! Today we are sharing just one way to alter a die cut and it creates such a perfect spot for a sentiment! Julie used our Mini Slimline Cover #4 on her project and we can’t help but think how fabulous this would look with our new Striped Cover Die, either horizontally or vertically! Julie took her white card stock and lined up her die, […]

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A Super Cute Handmade Snowman Slimline Card!

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Today’s handmade snowman slimline card is just so full of cheer and easier to make than it looks! This absolutely adorable handmade snowman slimline card is a perfect project for when you want to send something non-denominational but still want to add that little hint of Christmas cheer. You can’t get much more wintry than snowmen and the addition of just the word “Merry” brings everything together so beautifully. Lisa created this for us and as usual, she’s sharing all […]

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Beautiful and Easy Handmade Winter Cards Idea!

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Today’s design for beautiful and easy handmade winter cards is so stunning and versatile and perfect for batch making! If you are looking for ideas for beautiful and easy handmade winter cards that you can use for just about any occasion, we have what might be the perfect design right here! This card comes together in no time and because the steps are super simple, you can break them up, do them all in slivers of time and then put […]

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Gorgeous Handmade Cardinal Cards for Christmas!

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Grab this idea for handmade cardinal cards for Christmas, perfect for batch making! Making handmade cardinal cards for Christmas is a time tested trend and every year we see beautiful designs that send a joyful message with these beautiful birds. Today’s card from Julie is at the top of the list of beautiful designs and not only is it perfect for batch making, but Julie also paired a male AND a female cardinal for a lovely nod to authenticity. Let’s […]

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A Single Layer Card With Masking – AMAZING!

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When you see how this single layer card with masking adds the most incredible POP of dimension you will want to make a stack of them! Making a single layer card with masking isn’t a new thing. Recently we shared this beautiful fall card and this gorgeous hot pink and gray card, both made using masking to create the illusion of layers. Today’s card, from Carol, takes the dimensional look to a whole new level, using super easy techniques with […]

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A Hand Stamped Card With Pine Cones and Berries

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Celebrate winter with this beautiful hand stamped card with pine cones and berries! Today’s just gorgeous hand stamped card with pine cones and berries that celebrates all things Winter is complements of Annie. Annie says “I love using my Christmas-themed stamps after the holidays are over to send friendly winter hellos or to wish someone a lovely winter birthday.” This card is so perfect for so many different occasions and we are thinking we might need to make a few […]

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Handmade Winter Card Ideas – Our Theme All Month!

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Get ready for a month full of fabulous handmade winter card ideas starting with this gorgeous winter birch card! Can you believe it’s already time for us to start sharing handmade winter card ideas? For many of us it is still Fall but we card makers like to get a jump on every season and start collecting ideas for the cold months ahead. What better way to spend a chilly afternoon than with something warm and delicious in our mugs […]

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A Beautiful Handmade Birthday Card Idea!

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If you love lots of color, you are going to adore this beautiful handmade birthday card idea! Today’s bright, cheerful and just beautiful handmade birthday card idea comes to us from Lisa and we are just loving how she combined that sunny yellow with those almost vintage feeling pinks. And then to set it all off with hot pink foil and black accents – it all just works to feel so celebratory! One of the best things about this card […]

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Beautiful AND Funny Handmade Cards for Friends!

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Who says funny handmade cards for friends can’t also be gorgeous? Check out this sassy yet sophisticated card design idea! We’ve got lots of sentiments that can help you make funny handmade cards for friends and today Allie is sharing how she combined one of those with some truly beautiful flowers and a snazzy dimensional background for the perfect combination of sweet and sassy. Let’s check out how she did it. First, Allie stenciled shades of fresh green from Color […]

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A Sweet Design for Handmade Fall Thank You Cards

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Make a few of these pretty handmade Fall thank you cards to have on hand! Today we get to feast our eyes on this idea for such vibrant and cheerful handmade Fall thank you cards thanks to Annie. She says “While brightly colored leaves get all the love during fall, I actually love the gorgeous fiery autumn flowers more.” Well when they look like this, we sure do agree! Let’s take a look at how Annie made this for us […]

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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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A Twist On A Ripped Paper Technique!

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Who knew that you could create such a beautiful background with a simple ripped paper technique? Card makers have been tearing up their papers for as long as they’ve been making cards. Today Allison is sharing her take on a simple ripped paper technique to create a background that is so stunning and adds so much visual interest, letting her little embellished die cut flowers really pop. Let’s get her details so we can make one of our own! Allie […]

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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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Layering Inks To Make More Colors!

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You just have to see this brilliant method of layering inks to make more colors when you are stamping! We dream about having every shade in the universe represented in our popular Color Fuse Inks. Today, Carol has made that a partial reality by showing us a fabulous and easy way to use layering inks to make new colors that, naturally, work beautifully with every other shade of Color Fuse. You are going to love this clever trick and we […]

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Handmade Card With Blue Jay Birds

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Learn a fun trick to make a beautiful handmade card with blue jay birds. We see lots of cardinals on cards and today Melinda has used a clever trick to show off her handmade card with blue jay birds. She says “We have a ton of blue jays where I live and they do look much like a cardinal. So I was inspired to make my cardinal into a jay!” We never thought about how much these colorful bird resemble […]

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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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New Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad!

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See the new Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad in action using a revived technique! The feedback we’ve been getting on our brand new Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad – all three of them, actually – has been so gratifying and all of them are flying out of here at a speed that rivals a scene out of a Harry Potter movie! We are so glad and yes, we have a big reorder on the way to keep them coming in […]

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The CUTEST Halloween Gift Tags!

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Just wait until you see these beyond adorable Halloween gift tags made with one of our brand new stamp sets! As we’ve mentioned, Halloween is the third most popular holiday in the US. Maybe it’s the cute costumes, the sense of community with trick or treating or the vast amounts of candy circulating but we know Halloween paper crafting is always very popular. These insanely sweet Halloween gift tags from Allison are just the thing to use to turn any […]

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