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Easy To Make Classy Cards

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Check out Kittie’s idea for easy to make classy cards! Sometimes you need something to send that looks a little more……”posh”. And no one wants to spend all their FUN time searching for an idea that fits that bill. Recently, Kittie shared a great idea for easy to make classy cards that can be changed up any way you want and still have some of that elegance, that touch of chic yet still clearly be handmade. This way they know […]

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Birdhouse Card Ideas – One For Your Files!

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We have plenty of birdhouse card ideas coming to share! People seem to love birdhouses and the feathered friends they attract and we’ve been asked to share some birdhouse card ideas. Fortunately, we have a charming die set that lets you create several different styles of this motif and, of course, PLENTY of birds to occupy them. Kittie created this card for her blog and since we are still celebrating the arrival of Spring and April’s theme is animals, we […]

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How To Emboss With Metal Dies For More Looks!

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Get even MORE out of your metal dies by using them to EMBOSS! Today we are showing off a card from Kittie where she used her tips for how to emboss with metal dies to get a whole new look using our Nested Scallop with Half Holes die set. When you use your metal dies as embossing tools, you instantly double the value of your crafting stash. It’s super easy to do once you know the correct sandwich to use for […]

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Handmade Spring Cards Mini Slimline Style!

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This quick and easy mini slimline card truly calls out Spring! It’s never to early to start collecting ideas for all your handmade spring cards. This one, from Kittie, literally calls out Spring. And while it’s so easy to make, there are no details sacrificed thanks to our new mini slimline dies and just a few tiny paper flowers. Let’s take a closer look at this oh-so-pretty card. Kittie layered her deckle edged, stitch detailed pale blue panel over a […]

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This Mini Slimline Die Makes This Whole Card!

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This card shows off this one mini slimline die to perfection! When we saw this card over on Kittie’s blog, we just knew we had to share it – can you believe how much impact this one little mini slimline die makes on this darling card? Kittie shares all her details on her own site but we just had to point out a few things that made us fall in love with this project. What we especially love about Kittie’s […]

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Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

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Quick and easy Christmas cards you can make in minutes! No matter how well you plan, it’s always such a huge relief to have ideas for some quick and easy Christmas cards you can make in a flash. Kittie recently shared this idea on her blog and we just loved the simplicity of the design but how pretty it turned out. You can get all her details on her post here – below are some highlights we want to point […]

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Upcycle Cookie Tins For Instant Gifts!

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Learn how to upcycle cookie tins with some paint and die cuts and have something totally worth gifting!!! We love the idea of repurposing and when Kittie shared this post on how to upcycle cookie tins, we asked her if we could share her awesome project here. Of course she said yes – Kittie is a sweetheart! We are getting such a kick out of how just one gorgeous paper poinsettia made with one of our die sets has totally […]

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Super Cute Handmade Reindeer Cards!

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These handmade reindeer Christmas cards are cute for anyone! When we saw this idea for handmade reindeer Christmas cards that Kittie shared on her blog, we asked her if we could share it here. Doesn’t this card just instantly make you smile? Those die cut reindeer look like they can’t WAIT to get to work! Kittie says she used some polka dotted paper for her “reverse” snowy background and we checked and our Splatter Background stamp (that Kittie used for […]

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One Of Our Cowboy Cards Made With Our New Dies!

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Kittie made us some cowboy cards – here’s one to start! Before we show off today’s super fun example of cowboy cards you can make with our new dies, we wanted to explain where the idea for this new collection came from. It came from you – our customers! We had so many people say they couldn’t find nicely designed dies featuring all things Southwestern and you all REALLY wanted dies that would be able to be mixed with our […]

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Handmade Fall Greeting Cards to WOW!

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These handmade fall greeting cards are little works of art and are truly fun to make! We’ve been sharing plenty of ideas for and examples of handmade Fall greeting cards and we would be totally remiss if we didn’t share this one from Kittie’s blog. Kittie says “You all know I love flowers – I even designed a line of my own dies to make them – and I think flowers in fall colors are just as gorgeous as their […]

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See How to Make a Die Cut Vellum Poinsettia

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Check out Kittie’s tips on how to make a vellum die cut poinsettia! We were astounded when we saw Kittie’s post this week on how to make a die cut vellum poinsettia – can you believe how gorgeous this is?  She is sharing all her insightful and artistic details and tips on her blog so we are STRONGLY encouraging you go check out the post.  Kittie added so much to her beautiful white poinsettia by adding some white heat embossed […]

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A Handmade Double Sided Open Frame Card!

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You won’t believe the details in this handmade double sided open frame card from Kittie! Kittie JUST posted the details on how she created this absolutely jaw droppingly amazing handmade double sided open frame card here on her blog and when we saw it we KNEW we had to share it!  This card is an exquisite work of art and we are amazing at how Kittie can take our little die cuts and turn them into these rich, realistic, gloriously […]

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Check Out These Super Cute Dog Die Cuts!

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Our dog die cuts are just the cutest! We know that animal lovers LOVE seeing their favorite furry friends on their projects and these dog die cuts are so stinkin’ adorable! Kittie helped us design these and had her own to little canine cuddlers in mind when she thought about what poses to create. Here’s a pic of her pups: Kittie says “I may be a tad bit prejudiced but I think my two boys- Mickey and Cody are the […]

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An Idea for Detailed Handmade Fall Cards From Kittie!

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Make some handmade fall cards that will blow them away! You all know Kittie does magical things with die cuts and this latest of her handmade fall cards is one of many perfect examples. Kittie used just a few of our dies, a limited selection of colors and some of her tips and tricks for shaping die cuts to make this card and we know whoever receives this is probably going to want to frame it! You can see the […]

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One of our Favorite Simple Slimline Fall Card Ideas

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Here’s the first of our slimline fall card ideas! This month we will be sharing some slimline fall card ideas and this one from Kittie is just so beautiful in its simplicity. And it’s SO fun to make! Kittie shared this last year on her blog and it’s such a classic look and any sentiment can be added – we just had to show it off here. Kittie made this card with one of our slimline insert dies, a leaves […]

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How To Use a Rotating Stencil – VIDEO!

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Learn how to use a rotating stencil to get multiple colored flowers all over your card! We were so excited when Kittie made a card sharing how to use a rotating stencil because she has a way of making things so clear and look so easy. Well, using our new Spin Around Stencils IS easy and we love how these innovative stencils allow you to create multiple flowers all over your projects in different colors and, with ours, even different […]

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Use Stencils And Die Cuts Together For BIG Impact!

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See how this card POPS using stencils and die cuts together! We’ve seen lots of cards that have used stencils and die cuts together but this card from Kittie really stands out! The way she positioned her beautiful, detailed flower made from one of our dies in the center of the starburst made with one of our stencils makes that flower look like it sending out those rich rays of light. You can see Kittie’s whole post here and we […]

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And Finally, Some DIY Christmas Thank You Cards

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Fittingly, our last Christmas in July post is about quick and easy DIY Christmas thank you cards! What better way to show your gratitude for gifts, events and gestures over the holidays than to make and send some DIY Christmas thank you cards?  These cards are so beautiful and are clean and simple and super fast to make. (And honestly? We think it’s so pretty it could be your Christmas card if you like!) These are easy cards to make […]

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Check Out This Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decor!

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Yes, you can make this gorgeous vintage red truck Christmas decor piece to use or give as a fabulous handmade gift! A trend that has endured the years is the theme of vintage red truck Christmas decor. There is something about an old red pickup truck against the snowy greenery of the Christmas season that people just really love. Our very own Kittie Caracciolo put her spin on this a few years ago and this post gets shared and commented […]

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Do You Need Tropical Christmas Cards?

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If you are making tropical Christmas cards, you HAVE to see this! Believe it or not, tropical Christmas cards are pretty popular. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you celebrate Christmas during your warm season. And if you live somewhere warm, a card like this is a perfect nod to your location. We just about fell over when we saw this card from Kittie and knew we had to share it with you all! You can see her original […]

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Quick and Easy Handmade Christmas Cards

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Check out this great idea for some quick and easy handmade Christmas cards! No matter how involved we may make our holiday cards, we all always need some ideas for some quick and easy handmade Christmas cards for those last minute moments. We loved this card from Kittie from last year so much we felt we had to share it again, especially with so many large seasonal greetings on sale! We just love how Kittie combined one large greeting, heat […]

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