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Watercolor Flower Stamps + Gold Heat Embossing!

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Just look at what gold heat embossing does for these watercolor flower stamps! Today we are blown away by how pretty this card that Natasha made for us turned out – the gold embossing sets off these watercolor flower stamps so perfectly and her layering adds an even richer effect to this project! Let’s just get right to it – we can’t wait! Natasha began by stamping her images from our Poetic Peonies stamp set onto watercolor paper with Versamark […]

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Card Making Backgrounds – Add a Fun Twist!

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Learn a fun way to add some pizzazz to your card making backgrounds! There are as many different ways to make cool card making backgrounds as there are background stamps in our store – more even! – and today Carol is sharing very fun and easy way to add even more impact to your card backgrounds with one simple step. Let’s take a look so we can try it, too! NOTE: You WILL want to use a stamp positioner, preferable […]

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Handmade Flower Cards In Winter Colors

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Did you ever think that handmade flower cards in winter colors could be so absolutely gorgeous? We are SO glad that our designers have so much talent that they can see things outside of the box – this idea for handmade flower cards in winter colors has us just sighing at their beauty. Annie made these for us and her vision is just so absolutely gorgeous…..let’s learn how she did this so we can get to it ourselves! Annie started […]

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Easy Handmade Monochromatic Floral Card

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Yes, this stunning handmade monochromatic floral card is quick and easy! The other day we shared this video and today we’ve got another completely different take on how to make another type of handmade monochromatic floral card that is a total stunner. AND – it’s quick and easy, truly! And thanks to our always-generous Design Team, we’ve got all the details so you can make this at home today! Colleen said she was inspired to make this complimentary monochromatic abstract […]

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A Pretty, Springy Handmade Card With Flowers

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Look forward to warmer weather with a springy handmade card with flowers! We’ve all loved seeing pretty winter cards but clearly our designers are ready for a new season – proof positive with this pretty springy handmade card with flowers stamped and die cut for some pop! Jamie’s put this together for us today so let’s take a look at her little tips and tricks! Jamie started by stamping the floral elements from our Summer Bloom set using the colors […]

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Cards Made With Layered Flower Stamps All Week!

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Today, the first project in a week of cards made with layered flower stamps! We love sharing cards made with layered flower stamps from our collection because we spend a lot of time designing these to give you the absolute best results and when we see them in action……well, it brings us so much joy! And given that so much of our country is sitting in super cold temps, we thought it might be nice to bring a little hope […]

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Masculine Mini Slimline Cards – FREE Video!

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Watch the making of TWO masculine mini slimline cards! Today we have a fabulous video tutorial from one of our new Design Team members, Colleen, showing how to make two masculine mini slimline cards that you can change up for so many occasions. These cards are proof positive that not all cards for men need to be blue and that cards for guys absolutely can include floral images. Don’t believe us? Get comfy and get prepared to want to do […]

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More Handmade Cards For Coffee Lovers

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 Here’s an idea for handmade cards for coffee lovers – and cat lovers! This idea for handmade cards for coffee lovers includes some feline friends and we think it’s just fabulous! A good cup of coffee, a friendly kitty and this card all share that cozy feeling of warmth and affection. Let’s take a look at how Lisa put this together so we can try it out, too. A quick note – we’ve receive messages from fans thanking us for […]

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A Fun Mixed Media Coffee Themed Card!

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Make a fun mixed media coffee themed card with these easy steps! We are so excited to share this mixed media coffee themed card from Natasha today! We love seeing our products used in new, fresh and fun ways and Natasha is serving us up a beautifully textural, loaded with details card that can be used for so many card sending reasons. Let’s dive right in and learn how to do it! Natasha started by stamping the coffee mug from […]

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Handmade Coffee Themed Cards – Four Days!

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Day one of our coffee themed cards week – check it out! This week we are sharing four days of handmade coffee themed cards – we thought we could all use a little warming up! Whether you call it Joe, Bean Water, Java, Rocket Fuel, lots of people have a true love for their coffee. And even if you don’t like the taste, most people enjoy the aroma….. We ARE coffee lovers and by the looks of it, so are […]

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A Sweet Handmade Animal Winter Card

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This handmade animal winter card warms your heart! Today’s handmade animal winter card from Annie continues our week of sharing ideas for projects using our ever-popular and over the top adorable Woodlands Animals collection. We are so loving the beautiful, soft winter sky background and the way you can practically smell the snow. Let’s take a closer look at how she’s created this for us. Annie started by stamping her animals from our Woodland Animals Sets #1 and #2 on […]

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Handmade Cute Critter Cards For Anyone!

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You can send these handmade cute critter cards for any occasion! Today we have an idea for some handmade cute critter cards that we see being just perfect for so many card-sending purposes. The little bear might be helping out his porcupine friend so it’s lovely for an “I am here for you” card. Or Teddy might be applauding Porcupine’s achievement getting to the top of the tree. Or they could just be crittering about. See what we mean? And […]

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Easy Masked Backgrounds With Stamps!

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Making masked backgrounds with stamps is super easy with these tips! One of the fun things about creating masked backgrounds with stamps is that you can truly create a whole scene with lots of details, depth and dimension using a simple masking technique. Today Carol is showing us just how to do that with this adorable, festive card just perfect for the holidays and even further into the winter with a simple greeting swap! Let’s check out all her details. […]

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A Beautiful Winter Slimline Card

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You will want to ski right down the front of this winter slimline card! Ooooh – this winter slimline card feels so frosty and fresh and we love that Melinda was inspired to make it while thinking about all the skiing she wants to do this year. Now, our Pine Tree set – which keeps selling out! – has many different sizes and styles of trees and Melinda has upped the variety even more with her clever but easy masking […]

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Fun Handmade Southwestern Christmas Cards!

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If you’ve been searching for ideas for southwestern Christmas cards you are going to love this project! We’ve talked a bit about how there’s one section of our country that doesn’t seem to get too much crafting love and today we addressing that with this idea for detailed and fun southwestern Christmas cards that highlight the features that make that area so beautiful. This card was made by Julie and she says that it’s actually pretty easy to make thanks […]

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Clean and Simple Christmas Card Inspiration!

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 Today’s video is loaded with clean and simple Christmas card inspiration to get you started! If you are looking for some clean and simple Christmas card inspiration ideas, you are going to want to pull up a chair and take a lovely ten minute or so break and watch this video tutorial. Preeti is at it again with her truly LOVELY cards, all her tips and tricks and fabulous details. Her first card is full of beautiful bright colors and […]

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A FUN Tip Using Large Snowflake Stencils For Cards

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Use this tip with large snowflake stencils for cards and see the difference it makes! While tiny, all over snowflake designs are really sweet, large snowflake stencils for cards, like ours, are designed to give you lots of design details for the different shapes of snowflakes. Customers asked us for these larger designs and we were happy to bring them to you. Preeti even made a fabulous video tutorial for us using them here. Today, Lisa is sharing a tip […]

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A Slimline Gnome Card For The Holidays!

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This slimline gnome card for the holidays has us chuckling – talk about a surprise gift! We were pretty excited to how Julie created this slimline gnome card for the holidays – we just love the idea of a gnome popping out of a gift box to send his happy wishes! And we were even more excited when we saw that she made that fun colorful panel using one of our new stencils! Let’s take a look at how Julie […]

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Cute Winter Card Ideas – With a Fluffy Friend!

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If you are looking for cute winter card ideas, this one will be a keeper for sure! It’s time of year when we will see lots of fun winter card ideas and this one really struck us thanks to that sweet little kitten that makes us just want to pick her up and give her a nose boop! How cute is this? Let’s get all the making details from Annie…. Annie says she was inspired because our new Diamond With […]

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Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Cards!

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These DIY holiday cards are a stash buster’s delight! So not only are these DIY holiday cards simply gorgeous, they can help you use up any variety of patterned papers with its simple, one piece peek-through die cut and a couple of die cut embellishments. Let’s take a look at how Carol created this for us. First, she made her card base by cutting her patterned paper to card front sized and adhered it with her tape runner. PRO TIP: […]

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