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Winter Card Making Ideas from Christmas Cards

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Adapt holiday cards into winter card making ideas – like with this beauty! Around this time of year we start to think about how to use holiday cards we see to come up with winter card making ideas we can use for the rest of the season. This stunner from Melinda is a perfect example! All you have to do to extend the use of this card for months is to change out the greeting and you’ve got a truly […]

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More Handmade Winter Cards!

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Make some handmade winter cards with alcohol inks and a snowy stencil! We’ve been sharing some ideas for handmade winter cards to give us all beautiful ways to send frosty greetings throughout the rest of the season. Today Lisa is taking us into a really fun direction with alcohol inks with one of our stencils and results are so spectacular! Lisa says “alcohol inks can be hard to use for someone who likes control of her crafty items, but if […]

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags – Quick and Easy!

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These DIY Christmas gift tags might save the day! We are closing in on the holiday and we think this idea for some quick and easy DIY Christmas gift tags might just end up being a lifesaver! How many times have you run out of those stick-on ones or, worse, discovered they won’t STICK to your wrapping paper! ARGH, right? One of the best things about making your own gift tags is that there will be no question which gifts […]

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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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Handmade Fox Christmas Cards!

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Who knew how cute fox Christmas cards could be? Well, Allie did for sure, based on this idea she came up with for fox Christmas cards that has us totally captivated! We love how she combined two dies you would never suspect would work together so well and did a whole “peanut butter and jelly” thing on this card. Shall we see how she did it? Annie started by stamping one of the foxy friends from our Fox stamp set, […]

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A Christmas Edition of Throwback Thursday!

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How about a Christmas edition of Throwback Thursday? Like many of you, many of our Design Team members are in their own holiday crunch, doing all the Holiday Things. We wanted to make sure these generous ladies didn’t feel crazed so Jamie jumped in to help us pop in a couple of fun Throwback Thursdays, revisiting some previous posted projects that have endure the test of time and are still just so adorable! Let’s take a look… First is this […]

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Looking For Cute Christmas Card Ideas?

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Add this to your cute Christmas ideas card ideas file because it’s SERIOUSLY adorable! There are so many different styles of Christmas cards and one of our faves are cute Christmas card ideas because you can really put so much personality into something that’s both festive and whimsical. Today’s card from Annie totally fits that bill and just love what she did with one of our new background stamps. Annie said “When I saw the new Twas The Night Background […]

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Beautiful Handmade Christmas Cards With Poinsettias

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And today, some handmade Christmas cards WITH poinsettias! Yesterday in this post we showed a non-poinsettia floral Christmas card and today we are flipping the coin and sharing an idea for handmade Christmas cards with poinsettias that is such a fabulous showstopper! Thanks to one of our easy-to-use die sets, making these gorgeous, realistic paper poinsettias is easier than the final project looks. What is extra fun about this card is that Natasha, who is already an AMAZING card maker, […]

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Fun Floral Christmas Cards To Make You Smile!

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Make some FUN floral Christmas cards – no poinsettias necessary! How about a cheerful twist on a traditional theme – some fun floral Christmas cards that combine the elegance of flowers with the whimsy of gnomes? We just cracked up when we saw this combination of the two and know that these handmade holiday cards will be the TALK of the town! Renee knew she wanted to stick with traditional red and green for her florals and wanted to set […]

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Easy Masked Backgrounds With Stamps!

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Making masked backgrounds with stamps is super easy with these tips! One of the fun things about creating masked backgrounds with stamps is that you can truly create a whole scene with lots of details, depth and dimension using a simple masking technique. Today Carol is showing us just how to do that with this adorable, festive card just perfect for the holidays and even further into the winter with a simple greeting swap! Let’s check out all her details. […]

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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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Stunning Handmade Poinsettia Christmas Cards!

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These poinsettia Christmas cards are so lavish and real looking! Poinsettia Christmas cards are a popular theme and these cards take that theme and go full on luxury with it! We cannot get over how real these flowers look and are sure that anyone to whom you send one of these cards will be speechless! Let’s take a look at how Lisa created these for us today. Lisa started by making her background, which you can’t really see in the […]

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Fun Handmade Southwestern Christmas Cards!

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If you’ve been searching for ideas for southwestern Christmas cards you are going to love this project! We’ve talked a bit about how there’s one section of our country that doesn’t seem to get too much crafting love and today we addressing that with this idea for detailed and fun southwestern Christmas cards that highlight the features that make that area so beautiful. This card was made by Julie and she says that it’s actually pretty easy to make thanks […]

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Easy Yet Stunning Heat Embossed Christmas Cards

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You won’t believe how quickly you can make a whole stack of these gorgeous heat embossed Christmas cards! There are lots of different designs for heat embossed Christmas cards on our site with everything from entire backgrounds to tiny detail elements using this technique. Today we are going gaga for Jamie’s beautiful shades-of-green Christmas card that, with just a swap of a greeting, can step in for any occasion throughout the winter season. Her artful use of crisp white against […]

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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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Absolutely Adorable Christmas Shaker Tags!

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Hang them or tie them – these Christmas shaker tags are beyond brilliant! We are pretty sure that once you start making these Christmas shaker tags, you aren’t going to want to stop! Picture all your gifts wrapped in plain kraft, white or red paper with one of these tied on with some basic, rustic twine. Or picture a full, luxurious tree – perhaps even pint sized for a table top – covered in these captivating creations. Allison is really […]

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DIY Vintage Christmas Cards To Make

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DIY vintage Christmas cards are popping up everywhere – here’s an idea that is quick, cute and super easy! There’s something a little special about DIY vintage Christmas cards – there’s the nostalgic feel of the vintage look and when you are making them yourself, you can add in all kinds of personal touches. Like this one from Annie – she said she loved the vintage look of the characters in this stamp set and pictured them as part of, […]

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A FUN Tip Using Large Snowflake Stencils For Cards

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Use this tip with large snowflake stencils for cards and see the difference it makes! While tiny, all over snowflake designs are really sweet, large snowflake stencils for cards, like ours, are designed to give you lots of design details for the different shapes of snowflakes. Customers asked us for these larger designs and we were happy to bring them to you. Preeti even made a fabulous video tutorial for us using them here. Today, Lisa is sharing a tip […]

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Repurposing a “Failed” Craft Project

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A fun way for repurposing a failed craft project! So, WE wouldn’t have using this term but today Melinda wanted to share with us her latest take on repurposing a failed craft project. Honestly, we see NO “failure” here! But here’s what Melinda had to say “I have a pile of possible fails in my craft room and occasionally go through it to look for things I might be able to save and or aren’t as bad as previously thought. […]

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Cute Cards To Cheer Someone Up!

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Grab this idea for cute cards to cheer someone up, no matter how old they might be! We are in love with this idea from Natasha for some truly cute cards to cheer someone up of send them a sweet note of encouragement. When you think about it, we send lots of cards for big occasions and we know that it’s the everyday stuff that ends up mattering the most. Why note send one of these sweet notes just to […]

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Combine Stencils and Gradient Inking – Gorgeous!

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Today’s card combines stencils and gradient inking to create a beautiful autumn scene loaded with warmth and whimsy. There are so many fun ways to create beautiful effects with stencils and gradient inking tips used today helped make a rich and glowing background on this card. You can almost feel the warmth of that autumn sunshine seeping through these detailed birch trees! Renee created this for us today and here are her details so we can try this, too. Let’s […]

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