An easy stenciling technique makes this undersea slimline card extra cute! We wish you could see this ultra fun undersea slimline card in person – the stenciling on the background is so full of dimension and depth that it really looks like you are looking through the water! Fortunately, Dawn is so generous with her directions, we are pretty sure you can recreate the look. Check out the how tos! Dawn started by stamped all the images from our Under […]Continue Reading
How to Paint Simple Watercolor Cards
Even if you are a beginner, today’s tips will show you how to paint simple watercolor cards that are just stunning! Today Melinda – one of our expert Design Team members with a real eye for watercoloring – is sharing her tips for how to paint simple watercolor cards. Once you get these basic techniques down, you will be able to create cards hand painted by you that will all be your own little miniature works of art! Melinda says […]Continue Reading
A Fun Slimline Father’s Day Card Idea
Check out this slimline Father’s Day card idea perfect for a dad who loves the outdoors! With loads of extra space to write as much as you want, today’s slimline Father’s Day card idea from Dawn is loaded with fun details all made with easy to use die cuts! She’s laid out all the details for the making and you will love how fast this comes together. It even uses up scraps, which as you know from this post, is […]Continue Reading
A Fun Birthday Card Made With Die Cuts!
Feel the breeze from this super cute birthday card made with die cuts! We love when our designers see things out of the box and this really fun birthday card made with die cuts combines several looks for something so colorful and festive! Dawn says “When I saw this bicycle I knew that I had to create a country scene where the Happy Birthday balloons were flowing off of the back. I can feel the wind in my hair riding […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Springy Floral Birthday Card
Today’s handmade springy floral birthday card is packed with blooms! It’s our birthday month and we are celebrating big time! We were looking at some of the beautiful projects we’ve shared and felt like this handmade springy floral birthday card needed to be shown off. All those delicious blossoms, massed in the opposite corners, creates such a beautiful balance and frames the simple sentiment so perfectly! This card from Kittie was featured about a year ago and it’s such a […]Continue Reading
A Springy Hippo Birthday Card – SO Cute!
Come see how to make this adorable hippo birthday card that will make anyone’s day! Today we are excited to share with you the debut project from one of our new designers, Dawn. Dawn has created this absolutely adorable hippo birthday card and is sharing all her fabulous tips and tricks for making. Dawn says “When I saw the Hippo set I immediately thought of Spring and how happy they are for it to begin. What better way to celebrate […]Continue Reading
Make This Cute Cupcake Birthday Slimline Card!
Today’s adorable cupcake birthday slimline card has tons of extra space for all your happy wishes! Today we get to “feast” our eyes on this adorable – and quick and easy! – cupcake birthday slimline card, loaded with cute details all thanks to the detailed stamps and a pretty patterned paper frame. Let’s look at the steps and see how we can reproduce this sweet treat at home. Jamie started by cutting her festive decorative paper and a piece of […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Hippo Slimline Birthday Card!
Once you see this handmade hippo slimline birthday card you just might fall in love! Sammi, one of our amazing new designers, came up with this adorable handmade hippo slimline birthday card and we are absolutely in LOVE with these cute little friends! Sammi said she got her inspiration for this projects once she laid eyes on these little cuties and since she loves a scene card, envisioned them cavorting across a slimline sized card. Let’s take a look at […]Continue Reading
A Super Cute Handmade Snowman Slimline Card!
Today’s handmade snowman slimline card is just so full of cheer and easier to make than it looks! This absolutely adorable handmade snowman slimline card is a perfect project for when you want to send something non-denominational but still want to add that little hint of Christmas cheer. You can’t get much more wintry than snowmen and the addition of just the word “Merry” brings everything together so beautifully. Lisa created this for us and as usual, she’s sharing all […]Continue Reading
A Cute Slimline Fox Thanksgiving Card
Get the tips on making this cute slimline fox Thanksgiving card to share with special people this year. This really easy and very cute slimline fox Thanksgiving card can be sent to anyone thanks to the sweet demeanor of those adorable foxes. It’s so cute that you can swap out the greeting and have an ideal Fall card for just about any occasion. Let’s see how Julie made this for us so we can try it out at home. Julie […]Continue Reading
A Super Cute Unicorn Slimline Card!
We are in love with this adorable unicorn slimline card done in fun Fall colors! If you were lucky enough to receive this cute and sassy unicorn slimline card in the mail, it’s a safe bet to say that you would feel as special as these fun little friends bringing you some smiles in those pretty Fall colors. The extra special bonus is that this card is also a shaker card, adding some interactive fun. Lisa created this for us […]Continue Reading
A Spectacular White And Gold Christmas Tree Card!
This absolutely beautiful white and gold Christmas tree card puts a modern spin on a traditional theme! When we first saw this white and gold Christmas tree card we just couldn’t get over how incredibly festive this card is! The brilliant gold adds that rich element and setting it against almost all white lets all that fabulous texture come through. Carol created this for us and she’s sharing all her scoop. Shall we? Start with some patterned paper for the […]Continue Reading
Check Out This Funny Saying for Summer Cards!
We just had to add this funny saying for summer cards to our latest set and this card shows it off to perfection! Today we have two adorable cards made using one of our new sets, including this funny saying for summer cards that sums it all up for a lot of us! What a cute way to commiserate with a friend over your shared feelings for one season while celebrating another. Let’s check out how Lisa made both of […]Continue Reading
How To Shade Using White Colored Pencils
Learn how to shade using white colored pencils on a tone on tone design. Today Annie is showing us an absolutely beautiful way on how to shade using white colored pencils on a monochromatic design and we are practically swooning! Who knew that just a touch of white on a tone on tone design could be so impactful! Annie said “There are times when a stamp is so beautiful, that I just want to let the image speak for itself. […]Continue Reading
A Mini Slimline Card With Bling!
Check out this mini slimline card with bling and sparkle! When we saw this mini slimline card with bling and shimmer from Jamie, we kept tipping it this way and that because that beautiful, subtle sparkle makes you just NOT want to stop looking at it! Want to make one? Let’s go! Start by die cutting all your elements; Die-cut gold glitter paper with our Crosshatch Design die; Using our You Script With Shadow die, cut the script portion from […]Continue Reading
Make An Under The Sea Slimline Card
Just look at the gorgeous details on this under the sea slimline card! This under the sea slimline card positively POPS with color and those glossy details add so much! It’s the perfect card to send to someone who you know need to know that you think they are super special. And it’s so fun to put together – you might not want to stop at one! Let’s get all the details of the making of this card from its […]Continue Reading
Gorgeous, Colorful Yoga Cats Greeting Cards!
Use masking and ink blending to create vibrant and FUN yoga cats greeting cards to send the zen to your friends! We love funny – anything that brings an unexpected smile to someone’s face is always a win in our book. And we are apparently bopping the funny bone on the head with these stamps to make yoga cats greeting cards of all types. Today, Carol has created this absolutely gorgeous, vibrant slimline card with so many fun little details […]Continue Reading
Use Mini Slimline Elements on Standard Cards!
Check out this easy and fun way to use your mini slimline stamps and dies on full sized cards! Did you know that you can instantly get tons more bang for your creative stash bucks by using mini slimline elements on standard cards? Not only do these fabulous reduced-sized products make the most spectacular mini slimline cards, they can all serve as beautifully proportioned panels and unexpected decorative details on your full sized cards. Today Allison has used one of […]Continue Reading
Dramatic Spring Gold and Black Handmade Cards!
Put a fresh twist on gold and black handmade cards to usher in the new season! You don’t normally associate gold and black handmade cards with spring but today Annie is making us look twice at the classic, dramatic look. The use of softly colored flowers with a hand painted look over the bold and graphic elements of Annie’s background create a card that is loaded with details, contrast and fabulous texture. Let’s see how she did it! Annie […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Mini Slimline Window Card
Use this idea for a mini slimline window card over and over! The simple design of this mini slimline window card can be used as the base for so many other styles and designs of mini slimline cards. You can swap out the focal elements for virtually any other motif, change up the color story to any of your favorite combinations, swap out the stenciling on the windows and swap out sentiments to have an endless choice of ideas for […]Continue Reading
Make a Birthday Shaker Card Slimline Style!
Shaker cards plus birthday cards equals extra fun! We like to imagine that today’s birthday shaker card – slimline style for extra celebration – is for us! As you may or may not know, this month we are celebrating 29 years of providing fabulous stamps, dies, inks, stencils and other fun products you can use in your creative card making and paper crafting pursuits. We are honored to serve such a friendly, creative community and to celebrate OUR birthday, we […]Continue Reading