CategoryColor Fuse

Turn Any Wreath Die Cut into a Christmas Card!

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You don’t need a special wreath die cut for your Christmas cards – use what you have and switch it up with today’s tips! Today Melinda is showing us a simple but stunning way to convert a spring wreath die cut into a holiday card, giving us instant extra value from our crafting tools. This card is also just perfect for batch making! Melinda says “I am truly enjoying this Christmas in July and have batched a bunch of cards […]

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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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Trendy Christmas Card Designs – Two in One!

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We’ve got two looks in one with today’s example of trendy Christmas card designs! In our month long Christmas in July celebration we’ve been sharing some trendy Christmas card designs and concepts. Today, Annie has combined two hot trends on one very cool card! She’s used the whole “glow” look – so popular now and carrying right through the holidays – with the starry sky theme. This card is not just so serene and sweet, it’s easy to make and […]

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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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A Cute Handmade Owl Christmas Card!

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Today’s cute handmade owl Christmas card will make everyone smile! We have Jamie to thank for this cute handmade owl Christmas card that uses a traditional Christmas color with a unique twist. By adding those warm tones in her cloudy element, this card gets a contemporary feel with some classic themes – a great combination! Let’s get into the making! Start by cutting a piece of red card stock to a card sized panel, set our Snowflake Stencil over it […]

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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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Handmade Poinsettia Christmas Cards That Wow!

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These handmade poinsettia Christmas cards are very easy to make and the little extra details take them to a whole new level! Every year we show off beautiful handmade poinsettia Christmas cards and this first 2022 project of this type kicks us off in gorgeous style! Carol created this for us today and we just love how she combined a few very easy techniques together to make a card that has a beautiful, frosted look that is totally on trend […]

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Versatile Handmade Christmas Cards

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This idea for versatile handmade Christmas cards just might be your perfect solution! There are tons of ideas out there for versatile handmade Christmas cards that you can change up and many of them require lots of additional thinking and designing to adapt the design. This card might just the perfect antidote to that and still let you add your own creative twists. What makes this card so easily adaptable is that you use a simple cluster of stamped images […]

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A Cute Handmade Gnome Christmas Card!

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Put a new “spin” on a cute handmade gnome Christmas card! Today we have this very cute handmade gnome Christmas card from Annie and we just love the way she’s set him against our pin wheel die cut to put a whole new “spin” on the most adorable holiday greetings! Annie says “When I saw the Offset Pinwheel Cover Die, I knew I wanted to turn it into a fun peppermint candy background for a Christmas card.” Honestly, the way […]

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A Sweet Mini Slimline Snowman Shaker Card

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Beat the heat with this mini slimline snowman shaker card to kick off our Christmas in July 2022! We love this adorable mini slimline snowman shaker card! The photos just do NOT do this project justice! When you shake the card, the sparkly shaker filler adds a barely there but fabulously dramatic “snowfall” through those tiny windows in that mini slimline cover die. What a fun way to kick off our Christmas in July 2022 celebration! Would you like to […]

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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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Make an Infinity Edge Shaker Card!

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See how easy it is to make an infinity edge shaker card perfect for the summer! Once you know how insanely easy it is to make an infinity edge shaker card, you will want to turn all your designs into one of these fun, interactive projects. It’s serious so simple and the edge to edge look is perfectly suited to these under the water cards that you all are loving making with our new under the sea sets! You will […]

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Check Out This Funny Saying for Summer Cards!

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We just had to add this funny saying for summer cards to our latest set and this card shows it off to perfection! Today we have two adorable cards made using one of our new sets, including this funny saying for summer cards that sums it all up for a lot of us! What a cute way to commiserate with a friend over your shared feelings for one season while celebrating another. Let’s check out how Lisa made both of […]

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Two Beautiful Handmade Spring Scene Cards

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Make two handmade spring scene cards in one fun card making session! Today Melinda is sharing two handmade spring scene cards that she’s put together using some of the dies from the latest KittieKraft release. Melinda says “These cute birds were at the top of my to get list!”  We are really excited that so many other people are really excited about these pretty birds – they are “flying” out of the shop so we know they are going to […]

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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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More Inking over Paper Piercing – GORGEOUS!

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Here’s another example of inking over paper piercing – what a GREAT look! The other day we shared a card with inking over paper piercing and today Allie is sharing a different take on that with this GORGEOUS cloudy background! Cloud stenciled backgrounds are not new to this blog but THIS easy quick technique adds an element of richness that takes this traditional background to a new level. Let’s make one of our own! Start by running a piece of […]

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A Pierced Cover Die Pretty in Pink!

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See how you can add an easy glow up to a card by inking over a pierced cover die. Our new Floral Swirl Pierced Cover Die has been a HUGE hit and while it is just absolutely stunning on its own, today Julie is showing off her twist. By buffing a little ink over the pierced surface, you get even more textural relief from the design AND can custom color your designs to make beautifully color coordinated cards.  Let’s see […]

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Such a Pretty Gerbera Daisy Card Design!

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Make this pretty Gerbera daisy card design as is or swap out YOUR favorite blooms! Today’s super pretty Gerbera daisy card design is from Annie. She created this for us because, in her words “Gerbera daisies are my favorite kind of flower, so I knew right away that I wanted to stamp all of the beautiful blooms from the Layered Daisy Bouquet Stamp Set in tons of bright colors.”  We just love how she’s used those colors to bring these […]

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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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Make a Multi Media Card Background – SO FUN!

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You have to check out how easy and fun it is to make this multi media card background loaded with textural details! Many people think that making a multi media card background is super complicated and requires a boat load of supplies. While you certainly CAN do all that to make card backgrounds, today Carol is sharing some easy and downright fun-to-do tips for creating something that is just loaded with details, texture, depth and color. Let’s dive right in! […]

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Acrylic Paint on Gel Plate Stenciling – VIDEO!

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Wait until you see what acrylic paint on gel plate stenciling can do when you add foil to the mix! Lisa is back with more of her amazing backgrounds and today she’s used acrylic pain on gel plate stenciling and then adding FOIL to make these beautiful panels absolutely POP! She’s even sharing a fun little video showing just how easy these are to make. And we have to say, that even without the foil, these backgrounds are so colorful […]

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