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A Handmade Country Style Thank You Card Idea

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Learn how to create this charming, handmade country style thank you card! We are loving the trend of the farmhouse chic, refined country look and this handmade country style thank you card fits right in! From the pretty, botanical background to the wood grain details to the textural flower blossoms, this card has a lot to look at and it all works so perfectly together! Let’s get all of Lisa’s insider tips and make one of these ourselves! Lisa started […]

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A Pretty Floral Thank You Card!

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Get the inside scoop on how to make this delightful floral thank you card. This pretty floral thank you card is loaded with dimension and texture and gorgeous color. Thanks to some easy to use dies, it comes together super fast and is enhanced by that lovely pattern from one of the sheets from our Harvest Time Paper Pad. Let’s get all of Allison’s tips and tricks and make one, too, shall we? First, Allie used the medium sized die […]

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Beautiful Handmade Farmhouse Style Christmas Card Idea!

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One of our new Paper Pads makes this handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea a snap! The beautiful trend is still going strong and today’s handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea has it all! Rustic yet gorgeous design, a little antiqued sparkle and a beautiful 3D paper poinsettia to boot – AND it’s not hard to make! What more can you ask for? Carol has done such a great job spelling it all out for us we are going to […]

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Quick and Easy Handmade Cards for Fall!

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This design for quick and easy handmade cards for Fall occasions can be used over and over! You know that our exclusive Associate Designer, Kittie Caracciolo, is world famous for her beautifully detailed cards made with die cuts and all her clever tricks for bringing them to life. Today she is sharing her take on creating handmade cards for Fall that add a touch of that die cut magic she has to the simple use of our new patterned papers. […]

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How to Make a Wreath With Die Cut Sprigs

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This quick and easy method for how to make a wreath with die cut sprigs will have you looking for excuses to use them! One of the most iconic elements for holiday cards are a traditional evergreen wreath. There is nothing wrong with using a simple wreath die cut like this one but when you learn how to make a wreath with die cut sprigs in this post, you will probably start looking at ALL your foliage dies differently! This […]

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A Pretty Fall Thank You Card

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Today’s Fall Thank You card is just loaded with details and the secret is that they are all SUPER easy to add! Having a handmade Fall Thank You card at the ready is such an advantage – you never know when you might want to express your gratitude for something truly appreciated. But this time of year is also extremely busy. Having a few of these special cards on hand will make you feel like you have money in the […]

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Easy Autumn Cards in a Flash!

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Here’s a great idea for easy Autumn cards that you can make in minutes! Today we have a gorgeous layout that you can adapt so many different ways for endless varieties of easy Autumn cards for any and all occasions. Kittie used one of the beautiful designs from one of our new Paper Pads with some basic dies and has created a design that can be changed up not just for Fall cards, but for any theme or motif.  You […]

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How to Use Busy Paper On Handmade Cards

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Today we have a gorgeous design that helps you figure out how to use busy paper on handmade cards – check it out! Sometimes coming up with a design for how to use busy paper on handmade cards can be tricky. The paper and the pattern is gorgeous but you don’t want it to overtake the whole card. But you just can’t pass it up. Sound familiar? Today Carol is sharing her steps to use a more colorful, detailed pattern […]

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A Sweet Design for Handmade Fall Thank You Cards

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Make a few of these pretty handmade Fall thank you cards to have on hand! Today we get to feast our eyes on this idea for such vibrant and cheerful handmade Fall thank you cards thanks to Annie. She says “While brightly colored leaves get all the love during fall, I actually love the gorgeous fiery autumn flowers more.” Well when they look like this, we sure do agree! Let’s take a look at how Annie made this for us […]

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Beautiful and Simple Handmade Fall Cards!

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See how you can make some truly beautiful yet simple handmade Fall cards in mere minutes! Today our friend and Rubbernecker Associate Designer, Kittie, is sharing her idea for simple handmade Fall cards that are just as gorgeous as the ones that use a zillion fun things and take an afternoon to design to perfection. As much as we may love a good capital-P Project, sometimes a simple but sweet card is just what we need, both to send AND […]

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A Twist On A Ripped Paper Technique!

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Who knew that you could create such a beautiful background with a simple ripped paper technique? Card makers have been tearing up their papers for as long as they’ve been making cards. Today Allison is sharing her take on a simple ripped paper technique to create a background that is so stunning and adds so much visual interest, letting her little embellished die cut flowers really pop. Let’s get her details so we can make one of our own! Allie […]

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Stenciling Over Different Papers – AWESOME!

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See two cards that use stenciling over different papers to create the coolest looks! Today Lisa is sharing her take on stenciling over different papers and we have to say the results are so gorgeous that we immediately started picturing ALL our stencils with ALL our new patterns in our new Rubbernecker Paper Pads! Let’s get Lisa’s tips on stenciling over patterned papers AND gel prints and see how she made these two cards. For both cards, after choosing her […]

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A Super Sweet Handmade Fall Card!

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We are in LOVE with this sweet handmade Fall card with all its precious details and just beautifully colored Fall veggies! Today Annie has combined something older – seasonal dies – and something newer – our Harvest Time Paper Pad – and is sharing this sweet handmade Fall card. Using the tractors she sees pulling cartloads of pumpkins in her area, Annie recreated that iconic Fall vibe in paper. Let’s learn how she did it so we can make some, […]

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Layering Inks To Make More Colors!

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You just have to see this brilliant method of layering inks to make more colors when you are stamping! We dream about having every shade in the universe represented in our popular Color Fuse Inks. Today, Carol has made that a partial reality by showing us a fabulous and easy way to use layering inks to make new colors that, naturally, work beautifully with every other shade of Color Fuse. You are going to love this clever trick and we […]

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Easy Semi-Spooky Halloween Card!

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Combine a trick and a treat with this easy to make semi-spooky Halloween card! Today Carol caught the Spook-tacular Paper Pad bug, too and has made for us a really cute, only semi-spooky Halloween card that features a handful of all new goodies from our store. Let’s take a peek at how to put this together! Start by choosing a patterned paper from our new Spook-tacular Paper Pad and trim 4 ½” x 5 ½”. Keep the scrap strips to […]

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Three Cute Handmade Halloween Cards!

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Check out three cute handmade Halloween cards and why you don’t need instructions to make them! Today’s three cute handmade Halloween cards are from our Exclusive Associate Designer, the talented Kittie Caracciolo. Now, if you follow Kittie, you know she provides the most detailed instructions for the making of her gorgeous, intricate and detailed projects on her blog pretty much every time she posts. Recently, however, Kittie posted these three cute handmade Halloween cards that she’d created using one of […]

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See All The New Rubbernecker Papers!

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See all the patterns in the new Rubbernecker papers! We’ve been asked so many times if there’s a way to see each of the new Rubbernecker papers so while we were unpacking from the Mesa, AZ show we snapped some quick pics of all the designs. Each pairing in these photos is the front and back of the sheet. We tried really hard to make sure that patterns and colors that we thought were perfect complements to each other were […]

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Happy Fall Slimline Card

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Perfect for back to school or just to celebrate the season, this Happy Fall slimline card is quick to make and SO sweet. We love slimline cards for lots of reasons and this Happy Fall slimline card serves up all that extra space for a longer message (or a check) and features two very pretty images from our new Fall Happiness stamp set. Annie – the creator of this beautiful project – says “The gorgeous images in the new Fall […]

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Another Adorable Handmade Halloween Card!

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Looking for an idea for an adorable handmade Halloween card? Check out this super-cutie! Today we are serving up another absolutely adorable handmade Halloween card using one of our most popular new sets and our new Halloween patterned paper collection. We love how Annie combined our little trick-or-treating gourds in bright fun colors that perfect set off the polka-dots in the paper from our Spook-tacular Paper Pad. Let’s get her easy to do details and make one for ourselves! To […]

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An Idea for Cute Handmade Halloween Cards!

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Get a great idea for cute handmade Halloween cards using one of our brand new sets and brand new Paper Pads! Today’s idea for super cute handmade Halloween cards come to us from Lisa and we are loving her charming little chums all dressed up and ready to stroll! We also love how she uses some bold patterned paper from our new Spook-tacular Paper Pad in the background and are excited to see how stinkin’ adorable it looks on this […]

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New Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad!

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See the new Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad in action using a revived technique! The feedback we’ve been getting on our brand new Rubbernecker Autumn Leaves Paper Pad – all three of them, actually – has been so gratifying and all of them are flying out of here at a speed that rivals a scene out of a Harry Potter movie! We are so glad and yes, we have a big reorder on the way to keep them coming in […]

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