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Watercoloring Die Cuts with Color Fuse Inks

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Watercoloring die cuts like the flowers and foliage on this project is a fun technique for coloring images.  I used hot press watercolor to cut the flowers and foliage and used Color Fuse inks to color them.  Hot press watercolor paper is very smooth and is the perfect base for creating gorgeous color and shading.  For this project I used the Organic Shapable Daisy, Flower #5 (large leaves), Wreath Set and Tiny Flower Buds. I used Color Fuse Set #5 […]

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With Love Card

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I wanted to make a feminine with love card so I paired the Nested Circle Scallop w/ Holes and the 2 Part Butterfly #3 along with the Large Ivy, Small Flowers #3 and Kittie Says Phrases #1..  The bright pink and green color combination is so striking against the white background. The hearts on the designer paper adds another element of love on this card. The Card Base and Sentiment Cut an A2 sized card base,  the eyelet circle and […]

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Cards with Pickup Trucks for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to make cards with pickup trucks.  I think we all struggle to come up with ideas for masculine cards.  I like to turn to my old faithful pick up truck die, whether in a snowy winter scene for Christmas, a summer beach scene or even a sunny country scene with a tree and a few flowers and birds.  For my project today I used the Rubbernecker Truck, Inside Scallop Nested Die, Grass, Winter Tree, […]

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Coffee Cup Card

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This fun coffee cup card would be perfect to send to any coffee lover.  I don’t know about you but filling my coffee cup with good hot coffee is the first thing I do every morning.  And the “Life’s too short to drink cheap coffee” couldn’t be more true in my opinion.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Coffee Cup, Flower Buds, Flower Stems and Cheap Coffee. The Card Base and Sentiment Cut an A2 sized card base using […]

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Handmade Greeting Card Ideas for Men

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It is not always easy to come up with handmade greeting card ideas for men.  I usually turn to some kind of nature theme scene with animals and trees.  Deer are my favorite to use.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Birch Forest, Deer Family, Birds, Spring Leaves, Grass, Grass #2, Flower Buds and Flower Stems. The Card Base and Blue Background Cut an A2 sized white card base.  Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit […]

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A Paper Flower Bouquet ON A CARD!

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Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother’s Day so I just had to create a paper flower bouquet and work it onto a card.  My mother was a florist and I learned floral design working with her in the flower shop. I know she would have loved seeing this colorful flower card and how I use floral design in my card making.  Mother has been gone for more than twenty years but she will be in my heart […]

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Flower Arranging with Die Cuts

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My project today shows a good example of flower arranging with die cuts.  Every spring my mother would fill large pots arranged with mixed flowering plants and foliage to place out on the front and back porches.  They were so beautiful when the plants grew larger and filled in.  That is the look I was going for with my bucket of flowers and I especially love the color combination.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Wide Bucket for my […]

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Frame a Sentiment with Flowers

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For my project today I show how I frame a sentiment with flowers.  I had this large purple flower on my desk from recording the paper flower shaping video that I posted earlier this week and thought I would use it with foliage, a couple smaller flowers and a floral frame to highlight a sentiment.  The Special Joy sentiment could be used for any special occasion-birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc.  I framed it using the Floral Frame, Organic Shapable […]

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How to Make Small Paper Flowers for Cards

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Today I’m showing how to make small paper flowers for cards.  A couple weeks ago I shared a window card with you made using the Window with Double Stitch.  I  had the four rectangle sections left over from the window project and thought they would be perfect used with small flower pots and a sweet sentiment.  I paired the rectangles with Small Flowers #3, Tiny Flower Buds, Tall Terracotta Pots, Leaves and Greenery and a sentiment from the Kittie Says […]

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How to Make a Hydrangea

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My project today shows how to make a hydrangea flower and to create a pretty arrangement with ivy and branches filled with small flowers.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Small Flowers #3, Large Ivy, Berries Branches, Stacked Butterflies, Nested Marquee 2 w/Stitch, Nested Rectangle Small Stitch and Branch Shadow background stamp. The Tag and Card Base Cut a piece of cream cardstock approximately 4.25″ x 3.50″ and use a blender brush to apply Old Paper ink to cover […]

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Die Cut Scooter Z Fold Beach Card

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Making this beach themed Z Fold card with the die cut scooter front and center was so much fun.  I always enjoy deciding where to put all the parts and pieces to create an interesting scene.  With the scooter out in the front I wanted the lifeguard tower to look back in the distance since it is so much smaller than the scooter.  Adding the palm trees on both sides of the card anchored the scene and draws the eye […]

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Flower Garden Pop Up Box

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Making this flower garden pop up box was lots of fun and will be the perfect gift for anyone who loves gardening and flowers.  For the base I used the A2 sized Pop Up Box by The Paper Cut.  These box kits are so handy to have on hand and take all the guess work out of figuring the dimensions and score lines for the box.  I created the scene using the Rubbernecker Arch Trellis, Garden Tools, Grass, Picket Fence, […]

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Paper Flower Shaping Video Tutorial

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I am so excited to be sharing a paper flower shaping video tutorial today.  I have been trying to get up the courage to do videos for a long time and I finally decided to bite the bullet and get to it.  No one was injured in the making of this tutorial.  LOL!  I have had so many of you ask for videos and it is my hope to build my skills and bring you informative tutorials on how I […]

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More Beach Scene Greeting Cards!

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Yes, I know, MORE beach scene greeting cards! But I am drawn to these and cards with bright colors because sunnier days ARE coming and I want to do my part to remind people that there are better times ahead. This card with its little scooter just waiting for someone to jump on and zip away makes me feel hopeful! The Card Base The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from The Paper Cut White […]

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Macrame Planters Card

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This clean and simple macrame planters card was fast and easy and is such a pretty card for any occasion.  I have all kinds of ideas running through my head on how to use these dies.  My next card will definitely be with at least one hanging in front of a die cut window.  For this project i used the Rubbernecker Macrame Planters, Leaves and Greenery, Small Flowers #3, Tiny Flower Buds, Nested Rectangle Scallop and Best Friends stamp set. […]

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Two Cards With Bright Colors

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Cards with bright colors are perfect for all occasions.  I have had so much fun creating these projects with the new Rubbernecker Vases and Shelves set and creating clean and simple designs on bright white backgrounds so the colors would pop.  I’m sharing two cards today that would be perfect to send to family and friends to let them know you are thinking of them during this strange and stressful time in our country.  Who wouldn’t be cheered up to […]

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A Super Cute Farm Scene Card!

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I just had to make this farm scene card using a double shutter base and I HAD to include Nellie the horse,  Bessie and Bossie, the spotted cows AND their cute little chicken and duck friends! The shutter card layout has been around for a long time but it’s not a fold I’ve used until recently.  I love that it provides a larger palette to create an extended scene on.  When closed this card shows the tree and one cow […]

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Pop Up Box Card Blanks Dressed Up!

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I like a shortcut as much as the next person and I am totally not ashamed to say that today’s project started with a package of pop up box card blanks from The Paper Cuts. These pre-cut, pre-folded, pre-everything-but-the-fun part cards are a lifesaver and today we are going to see how using those and some stinkin’ adorable  goodies from Rubbernecker can help you look like a paper crafting genius! For this project I used the Rubbernecker Winter Lamp Post, […]

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Using a Stair Step Card Template As a Base

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Today I wanted to share with you a cute way to use a stair step card template – this one from The Paper cut – as a base for any kind of card. For this card I chose a sweet little country cottage with some easy-to-do evergreen trees.  I used the Rubbernecker Spooky House, Evergreen Trees, Wrought Iron Fence, Grass, Small Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Tiny Flower Buds, Leaf Buds and Small Birds.  The card base was made using the […]

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Handmade Beach Cards – You Will Smell The Sea

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It appears I am on a double shutter card kick lately and maybe it’s because I am SO over the winter months, but the idea of handmade beach cards just kept calling out to me to be made! Here’s the one I have today.  I used the Rubbernecker Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Birds, Tall Bucket, Lifeguard Tower (surfboard), Sun Moon, Boats #1 and Grass #2. The Card Base The card base was made using a […]

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A Z Fold Box Card To Knock Your Socks Off!

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Ok – I will admit it – this z fold box card IS over the top! I went a little nuts, what can I say? But the BASIC form of this Z fold box card can be used in about a zillion ways, as complex or as simple as YOU want to make yours, and it will STILL be a showstopper!  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Circle Lattice, Window w/ Pierce, Tall Terracotta Pots, Tall Buckets, Apple Cart. […]

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