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How To Stencil With Glitter Paste and Our NEW Stencils!

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See how to stencil with glitter paste over a gorgeous ombre background – another twofer! We mentioned that we see stencils making quite a comeback in the card making world and with this fun lesson on how to stencil with glitter paste from Carol, we can see why! There are so many fun ways beyond the basics to use stencils and this idea is a total keeper! Let’s take a look at how to make this super sparkly, fun background […]

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Our Brand New Layered Rose Stencil In Action!

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Just look at what our brand new, two part layered rose stencil can do! We sent our designers all our brand new stencils including this two part layered rose stencil. And our insanely talented design team all went bananas over them and have been sharing their projects with us so we can share them with you! Like this beautiful card from Kittie – she posted it on her blog yesterday and we love it and want to give you some […]

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Two for One – Under the Sea Cards To Make You Smile!

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Today we have not one but TWO under the sea cards to cool you off! The story of how Lisa served up two super cute under the sea cards for us today is something we think we can all related to and is a hoot. Let’s see what happened…. First Lisa started on her first background. She cut a panel of white card stock with our Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die and blended some Whisper and Beachside Color Fuse ink […]

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Stunning White On White Heat Embossing on Vellum!

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Can you believe this gorgeous detail is created simply by heat embossing on vellum? We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this heat embossing on vellum is with the beautiful, ethereal details created with the white on white look. Melinda has outdone herself with this stunning card and today we are going to see how she did it! First, Melinda made her beautiful watercolor background. She started with a piece of watercolor paper that she cut with our largest Slimline […]

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Use Your Negative Die Cut as a Reverse Stencil!

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Check out this fun twist for creating a reverse stencil from your die cut! Today Jamie is sharing a really innovative and fun way to use your die cuts to create a fun reverse stencil to help you add extra details with one easy step! We just love the way her night time “lights” peek through the skyline and she says she was inspired to thank a million people in a city with a million thanks. What a fun perspective! […]

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A Fun Handmade Tool Box Card!

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Look what Kittie created – a tool box card loaded with details! When Kittie said she wanted to create some basic tools with a vintage style tool box, we just knew that she would come up with something like this handmade tool box card. While it’s perfect for Father’s Day, this is the perfect card for anyone who is, as Kittie says in her original post, handy or WANTS to be handy! You can see all her how-tos on her […]

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How to Make a Mini Slimline Birthday Card!

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Check out how to make a MINI Slimline Birthday card using our slimline nested dies! Today we are sharing a fresh take on the slimline craze with this adorable mini slimline birthday card. Slimline cards are still super popular and along with them are their baby sisters – mini slimline cards – which are typically 6″ X 3″. These are a a very fun sized card to make and thanks to our three different, basic shapes of nested slimline dies […]

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A Beach Themed Birthday Card

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Make this beach themed birthday card in no time using easy to use dies! Today we are sharing a bold and bright beach themed birthday card from Julie that gets all its visual pop from some of our dies, including the new sea gulls which people have been asking for for a long time. We just love all the bright colors and can see this card being used for lots of different card-sending reasons just by changing out the greeting. […]

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A Birthday Cake Card + A Bonus Card!

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Check out this adorable birthday cake card and a super “sweet” bonus project! We just about fell over when we saw this fabulous birthday cake card and positively squealed when we saw the extra card Annie made for us. She says “I loved all of the images in the new Dessert Stamp Set so much, I had to create two cards to be able to color nearly all of them”.  We just LOVE it when people are inspired to USE […]

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BRAND NEW Stamps and Dies From Rubbernecker!

Check out all the brand new stamps and dies from Rubbernecker in our “Summer Adventures” Release!! You know we love it when we can offer new stamps and dies from Rubbernecker! Welcome to our “Summer Adventures” stamps and dies with BRAND NEW stencil designs on the way! Scroll down to see some incredibly gorgeous projects – all of which we will be sharing in more detail this month – and some SUPER fun ideas!

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Make a Fun Surf Van Card To Celebrate Summer!

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Celebrate the beach life with this fun surf van card! Everywhere you look, these super fun, hip, slightly retro, slightly modern beachside vehicles are making a HUGE comeback and in honor of that Kittie has made a cool surf van card to show off the new dies from Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker. When Kittie was doing all the design work for her new dies, she made sure she included every last details and we all just LOVE them! You can […]

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Card Background Ideas Roundup – Get Inspired!

Let’s end the month with a roundup of some of our most popular card background ideas! This month, we’ve shared some amazing tips and tricks in loads of fun card background ideas. We thought we’d share some of the more popular ones here in case you missed them! First, many of you were inspired to load up on our fabulous Color Fuse Ink after you saw this post – we are not at all surprised because all WE wanted to […]

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A Fun Card for Dad!

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Come see how to make a super fun card for Dad – just in time for Father’s Day! There are a few occasions where you need to make a fun card for Dad and one is coming up soon – Father’s Day! Today Julie used some of our new dies to make an absolutely on point card for Dad. Swap out the greeting and this “handy” card can be used for lots of different reasons. Let’s take a look at […]

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Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Cards – A Twofer!

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See how to use your handmade watercolor backgrounds for cards two ways! There are lots of ways to make watercolor backgrounds for cards and today Melinda is going to share an easy way to make not just a gorgeous background but double down on the design and make two cards from the results! Let’s get the steps from Melinda…. First, take a scrap of any fairly stiff piece of plastic packaging or a piece of acetate. PRO TIP: Flimsy material, […]

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A Sweet Handmade Greeting Card About Coffee

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How many times have you wanted to send a greeting card about coffee? If you are like Renee, today’s designer, you love to make a greeting card about coffee! Renee loves coffee cards and clearly, many of you do, too, since anything we create that has to do with coffee flies out of here! Renee really liked the idea of adding a vintage style background to her coffee card today and she’s sharing how she got that look in today’s […]

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Stained Glass Stamping – Easy and Stunning!

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Stained glass stamping is so easy and it creates the most beautiful cards! You may not have heard of stained glass stamping but it is one of the prettiest techniques and it’s actually really easy. Today Carol is taking us through how to do this technique and we know you are going to be hooked! First, let’s make the card base. Stamp our Splatter background stamp onto your card front with Slate ink from Color Fuse Set #12. PRO TIP: […]

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A Fishing Father’s Day Card From Kittie!

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There’s still time to make a fishing Father’s Day card using our fun new dies! Today we are sharing a fishing Father’s Day card made for us by Kittie to show off some of our brand new dies. The fabulous thing about this card is that you can use it any time you want to recognize someone who loves to spend time fishing, all year long! You can see every step over on Kittie’s blog and we wanted to point […]

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Easy and Fun Gel Plate Background Tips!

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Extend the use of your background stamps with these gel plate background tips! Today we are super excited to learn some really useful gel plate background tips from Lisa – we just LOVE getting more out of our crafting sessions and supplies and these tips are going to get you both. Let’s dive in and follow along! First, Lisa made sure that she put her gel plate out over a protected surface – this can get a little messy! She […]

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NEW Dies From Rubbernecker!

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Are you ready to see some new dies from Rubbernecker? We love it when it’s time to yell “New dies from Rubbernecker – check them out!”  This new die release – along with some coordinating stamp sets – is all about summer fun. And, because you all went BANANAS over her spring collection, we again asked Kittie Caracciolo to add more of her designs to her Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker line and these fabulous, fun, a little retro, a little […]

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Quick and Easy Birthday Cards – SO CUTE!

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Check out how to make some truly adorable quick and easy birthday cards – change up the greeting for ANY occasion card! As much as we love nothing more than a good, long, satisfying crafting session, sometimes we need cards in a hurry and this idea for quick and easy birthday cards is totally a keeper. Change up the greeting and you can have a card ready for any occasion! Let’s make one! First, let’s make that pretty stamped panel […]

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Die Cut a Stamped Background For a Cool Card Element!

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See how when you die cut a stamped background you can get an absolutely gorgeous quick and easy card! This awesome post shows that quick and easy cards can be off the chain gorgeous when you die cut a stamped background and pop it over a simple inked panel. This is one of the best “batch” card ideas we’ve seen and we are loving that just about any oversized die in combination with just about any background stamp can give […]

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