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 […]Continue Reading
Two Beautiful Handmade Spring Scene Cards
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 […]Continue Reading
Finding Color Combo Inspiration For Cards
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 […]Continue Reading
More Inking over Paper Piercing – GORGEOUS!
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 […]Continue Reading
A Pierced Cover Die Pretty in Pink!
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 […]Continue Reading
Such a Pretty Gerbera Daisy Card Design!
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 […]Continue Reading
How to Age a Die Cut With Ink
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. […]Continue Reading
Make a Multi Media Card Background – SO FUN!
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! […]Continue Reading
Acrylic Paint on Gel Plate Stenciling – VIDEO!
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 […]Continue Reading
A Summer Themed Rubbernecker Sneak Peek!
We can’t contain ourselves – check out this summer themed Rubbernecker sneak peek! Tomorrow is the day – Our June Release will go live for everyone and we just could not wait one more second to share this absolutely adorable summer themed Rubbernecker sneak peek featuring one of our new sets. We shared some tiny peeks the other day and this gives you a look at a full sized image from one of the new sets. Jamie has made this […]Continue Reading
Color Design Inspiration for Cards
Check out a fun way to find color design inspiration for cards! Do you have a favorite method to find color design inspiration for cards? There are beautiful color combinations everywhere and today Colleen is sharing one of the ways she finds colors she wants to use on her projects. Colleen says “I was inspired to create this card using the mood board below. I enjoy combining color, composition and texture to my cards, and this mood board really inspired […]Continue Reading
Rubbernecker June Release SNEAK PEEK!!!
We just can’t wait – check out this Rubbernecker June Release sneek peek of a set that has our Design Team over the moon! We didn’t want you to have to wait until next Tuesday to start getting your eyes on what’s coming in our Rubbernecker June Release so we just HAD to share this gorgeous project with you. Annie says “The beautiful image from the Flower Girl Stamp Set has so many gorgeous details that I wanted to make […]Continue Reading
Our Iris Stencil for Handmade Cards – WOW!
Our new iris stencil for handmade cards gives you bold beautiful layers that will POP! Our new line of coordinating stamp and stencil sets are apparently just what so many of you have been looking for! These four beautiful designs have been flying out of here and we are loving seeing what you all are making with them. Whether you get both the stencil set and and stamp set, the projects you are sharing with us make our hearts sing! […]Continue Reading
Use Markers Over Ink to Create a Watercolor Look
Easy technique – use markers over ink to create a watercolor look that is irresistible! Most of us who are paper crafters are either artists or artist-wannabes and love creating projects that show off the artistic talents we do have. Many people adore the look of hand painted elements but weren’t gifted with that skill. The answer? Use markers over ink to create a watercolor look that is absolutely stunning! Julie created this card and you can see that all […]Continue Reading
Two Gorgeous Handmade Sunflower Card Ideas
These beautiful handmade sunflower card ideas are completely versatile and just so pretty! Our designer today is Lisa and she’s shared lots of gorgeous projects using gel prints and even shared some tips on how to make them. Today’s two handmade sunflower card ideas she’s showing off also use some of her gel prints but have no fear! If you aren’t into that you can substitute patterned paper or card stock, follow along and have the same brilliant effects. Shall […]Continue Reading
Heat Embossing With Layered Stencils
Combine heat embossing with layered stencils for truly eye popping effects! We’ve talked a little about our new layered flower stencils giving you lots of new and fun ways to add color to your projects. Today Allie is sharing her gorgeous card that she made by combining heat embossing with layered stencils to add a fresh artistic look to her stamped flowers. She’s spelling it all out for us to give it a try so let’s go! Start by stamping […]Continue Reading
Stamped and Stenciled Flowers – SO Pretty!
Such pretty details from stamped and stenciled flowers – and so easy! Allie made this card for us using new stamped and stenciled flowers and popped them over a stenciled background and the combination is just so pretty! We are watching these new layered flower stencil sets with coordinating stamp sets FLY out the door and when you see cards like this one, you can see why they are becoming so popular. Allie promised that this card is not difficult […]Continue Reading
How To Shade Using White Colored Pencils
Learn how to shade using white colored pencils on a tone on tone design. Today Annie is showing us an absolutely beautiful way on how to shade using white colored pencils on a monochromatic design and we are practically swooning! Who knew that just a touch of white on a tone on tone design could be so impactful! Annie said “There are times when a stamp is so beautiful, that I just want to let the image speak for itself. […]Continue Reading
Silhouette Stamping With Reverse Masking
Use silhouette stamping with reverse masking to create gorgeous, easy focal elements on your handmade cards! Silhouette stamping with reverse masking isn’t a new thing but we don’t see it done often and it’s a shame. Because just LOOK at this beautiful card! Our Color Fuse Ink is perfect for this technique – we specifically formulated it to blend easily and beautifully and with reverse masking, those qualities are absolutely essential for results like these. Colleen created this for us […]Continue Reading
More Layered Stencils to Color Flowers!
Check out a card made with another set of our brand new layered stencils to color flowers! People are going bananas for our brand new layered stencils to color flowers that they can then stamp the details with our new coordinating sets. Wow! We love stencils, and certainly we’ve had lots of great feedback from you all for our others. But these layered stencils that let you color each section of the flower differently have hit a sweet spot! Today […]Continue Reading
Our New Layered Flower Stencils – VIDEO!
See how easy it is to create using our new layered flower stencils! Today’s card, from Lisa, features two fabulous fun techniques in one. First, Lisa used our brand new layered flower stencils to create those dimensional blooms. Second, she created two gorgeous background frame elements using one of our great background dies. How fun is that? We love it when you can make two cards in one – what a fun time saver! Let’s talk about those layered flower […]Continue Reading