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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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Just One Of Our Heat Embossed Floral Card Ideas

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This example of heat embossed floral card ideas is definitely a keeper! Our designers constantly amaze us with their skills using heat embossing and this example of heat embossed floral card ideas is one that we know we will be bookmarking! It’s so easy to make and we love that the impact comes from using the sheen of gold a few easy ways with the pops of color in the flowers. Let’s see how Annie put this together for us! […]

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A Fun Take on A Triple Layer Card!

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This is a TRIPLE triple layer card! Any time you use three layers, you’ve made a triple layer card. But what about three different three layer components on a card? Behold, Julie’s triple element triple layer card! And it’s easy and gorgeous and perfect for so many occasions. Let’s get Julie’s tips to put this pretty project together. To start, Julie used various sizes of our Nested Rectangle Stitch and Nested Square Stitch dies to cut her three panels from […]

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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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Learn How To Make a Spectacular Floral Slimline Shaker Card!

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This stunning floral slimline shaker card will knock their socks right off! We were hoping that we might see a floral slimline shaker card using one of our brand new floral stamp sets and when Lisa shared this with us we have to admit, we did a little happy dance. Just LOOK at how beautiful these colors are together! And that little pocket detail – it’s SO pretty! Let’s get started learning how to do this so we can get […]

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Simply Beautiful Handmade Greeting Cards!

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This idea for beautiful handmade greeting cards is so fresh and sweet! Ok, we’ll be honest – we think our design team takes the cake when it comes to ideas for beautiful handmade greeting cards. We haven’t had a single project from these talented women that we haven’t stopped and swooned over. THIS card from Melinda is one of those projects that we know we will be coming back to over and over, changing up the flowers and the colors […]

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See How To Use Nested Die Cut Frames On A Card

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Use several nested die cut frames to really set off elements on a card! We sell four different dies to make nested die cut frames and we have to say that they are very popular probably because they cut so many pieces all at once! While you can certainly use the frames individually, they do look truly striking when used together, as on this gorgeous card from Allison. Shall we try making one? First, cut a piece of white card […]

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A Slimline Card For A Friend

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Today we have a slimline card for a friend that is truly a one of a kind! Making a slimline card for a friend is a fun way to create something that gives you plenty of space to catch up on all the comings and goings of life. This one from Annie was inspired by her thinking of the walls of fresh flowers at the flower market. So she made a little “slat wall” with a slimline die and tucked […]

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Our Pretty Scalloped Square Frame Makes This Card Pop!

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See how a scalloped square frame creates the perfect setting for some of our new flowers! The scalloped square from our Square Combo #1 OPC (One Piece Cut) Die remains one of our most popular shapes and when you see it used on this card, you will immediately see why. This simple but adorned shape creates the perfect frame for today’s greeting and gives a tiny arrangement of some of our brand new flower stamps an ideal place to sit. […]

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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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Make A Watercolor Christmas Wreath Card!

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If you love to watercolor, this Christmas wreath card will be as much fun to make as it is to send! A classic Christmas wreath card is always a good go-to theme and we absolutely LOVE what Melinda has done with this pretty stamp and one of our new stencils. The combination is magical! Let’s check out how to make one for ourselves. Melinda started by stamping our Wreath with Berries stamp in a very light color of ink onto […]

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Make Some Cute Snowman Christmas Cards With Copics!

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Cute snowman Christmas cards are always in style and these are so fun to make! Many of you have said that you love ideas for cards that can be used for lots of reasons and these cute snowman Christmas cards totally fit the bill. Even though it is created as a winter card, it’s a perfect non-denominational card for the holidays. Let’s see how Carol made it and pick up her tips for using Copics to add all the vavoom! […]

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Do You Love Christmas Cards With Owls On Them?

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Christmas cards with owls on them are enduring in popularity and today’s is just adorable! Everywhere you look, you see Christmas cards with owls on them and we think we can see why. They are SO stinkin’ cute! And WHOoooo doesn’t love owls? When today’s designer, Renee, saw this little feathered fella she thought “Home for Christmas” and when you think of where an owl lives you just have to think of a tree, right? So let’s see how she […]

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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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Some Cute and Funny Homemade Christmas Cards!

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Your friends will just CRACK UP when they open these funny homemade Christmas cards you put together for them! We all love making cards and these funny homemade Christmas cards put such a fun spin on the idea of sending holiday wishes to loved ones. We get such a kick out these cards because it’s not just the adorable owls all dressed up but Lisa’s fun play on words that has us “h-owling”! Let’s see how she made them! To […]

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Make Some Cute Christmas Slimline Cards!

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These are such cute Christmas slimline cards and they are SO fun to make! We are in love with these cute Christmas slimline cards and we can’t get over how much impact Annie’s use of one of our new stencils added to the whole look. Annie says “stencils are one of the most versatile crafting tools out there and I love finding unique ways to use certain designs that make them even more useful.”  She definitely shows that off here! […]

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Let’s Make Some Cute Slimline Christmas Cards!

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These cute slimline Christmas cards are going to make you want to drop everything and STAMP! When you mix our adorable little Christmas Inchies with our innovative slimline dies you get SUPER cute slimline Christmas cards!!! Natasha flipped for these fun little fellas and spotted that their small size and scale allowed them to be the perfect elements to use in multiples over the larger field of a slimline card. Let’s make learn her secrets!! First, Natasha stamped the images […]

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Make a Snowman Card For Any Winter Occasion!

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Here’s another fun take on how to make a snowman card for Christmas or ANY winter event! Apparently, our designers love to make a snowman card with our fun goodies and we are just tickled! The other day, Allison shared this idea and today we have Jamie with another fabulous take on snowmen! We are loving the slightly vintage feel from the plaid paper and her brilliant choice of a classic line drawing of our favorite frosty friends. Let’s dive […]

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Looking For Snowman Card Ideas For Any Occasion?

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See a great example of snowman card ideas you can use all season long! While we are celebrating Christmas in July this month, we are thrilled to have this all-occasion project to add to our snowman card ideas. While it makes an excellent Christmas card, it’s also perfect for just about any other snowman-needed occasion!  Let’s see how Allison put this together for us. First, Allie used the second largest die from our Nested Rectangle With Pierce set adn cut […]

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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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Cute Circle Frame Die Cut Christmas Card!

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You can use this circle frame die cut Christmas card idea with any favorite scene setters! This basic design for a circle frame die cut Christmas card looks absolutely adorable with these woodland creatures and we know that it would look equally as wonderful with just about any characters you’d like to use. Let’s take a look at how to put together this card so you can make it just like this or modify to your style. To make the […]

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