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Distress Ink Backgrounds For Cards

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See one of our favorite realistic looking distress ink backgrounds for cards! There are loads of fun ideas for creating distress ink backgrounds for cards and this one we especially love because it really brings our Cobblestone Background stamp to life! Melinda saw a fun watercolor tutorial on creating a rock wall and decided to recreate that cool, shaded, mutli-color look using our stamp as a short cut. We think she nailed it! Let’s learn how to do this. Take […]

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A Pretty Turquoise and Pink Handmade Greeting Card

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Check out this trendy slimline pale turquoise and pink handmade greeting card – SO pretty! We love trendy color combinations and this turquoise and pink handmade greeting card nails it! The fact that it’s a slimline card means that there is that much more fabulous color to enjoy! And this is one of those cards that, other than the coloring, is super quick and oh-so-easy. Let’s face it, lots of us got hooked on new TV shows during our cloistering […]

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Heat Embossing on Acetate – WOW!

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Take a look at how heat embossing on acetate takes this to a new level! Ok – raise your hand if you knew how awesome heat embossing on acetate looks! This is such a fun and unexpected look and we cannot WAIT to try it out with some of our other background stamps! Let’s make one along with Carol, shall we? Before we begin, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you use only heat resistant acetate for this technique. Regular acetate […]

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One Background Stamp Many Ways!

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Come see how to use just one background stamp many ways with totally different looks! We love helping you get more use out of your products and today we are revisiting a post from about a year ago that shows you a terrific idea for how to use one background stamp many ways for completely different looks. We don’t know about you but having these reminders every now and then help us look at our goodies with fresh eyes! First […]

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Make Funny Handmade Cards For Summer!

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Do you like to make funny handmade cards? This is for YOU! We love to make funny handmade cards and even created some special sentiments like this one just for that purpose. ALL cards are “good” cards but there’s a special thing about funny cards and today Lisa is just CRACKING us up with this one. Once we saw that super stunning background we just knew we had to share it right away! Let’s go through how Lisa created this […]

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A Pretty Tone on Tone Card Background!

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Use this idea for an easy tone on tone card background! Sometimes, a stamp does all the work for you as it does here with this super pretty tone on tone card background in two colors. We love the juxtaposition of this lemony yellow with the cool pale teal and the die cut flowers seeming to float over them. Let’s take a look at how Annie made this card for us today. First, she made her flowers using our Friend […]

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How To Create a Glitter Embossed Background

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Come see how to make a truly stunning glitter embossed background! Holy WOW – this glitter embossed background has us excitedly looking at our other background stamps and glitter embossing powder to see how many more of these gorgeous elements we can make! There is so much movement and detail and sparkle and it’s SO easy to do with any of our background stamps. Let’s check out how Jamie made this incredibly gorgeous card. First, and you pretty much always […]

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Quick and Cute Handmade Gift Tags!

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Use your card making goodies to create cute handmade gift tags!   The leap from handmade cards to handmade gift tags is very tiny – you can use all the fun things you do for your cardmaking to make gift tags that you can add to gifts OR package up and GIVE as gifts! Who doesn’t love pretty accessories when gift giving. And here’s a PRO TIP from us to you all: Use plain old white or kraft paper as […]

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One of Our Cute Friend Card Ideas!

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If you are looking for some cute friend card ideas you HAVE to check out this project! Julie comes up with so many cute friend card ideas and this was one we just had to share over here because it’s just so sweet! We can see changing up that greeting for so many different occasions! Let’s check it out! This card, even with all it’s pretty details, comes together pretty quickly and easily because it uses some basic stamping and […]

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A Great Idea for Handmade Encouragement Cards!

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There are plenty of reasons to send handmade encouragement cards and this design is excellent for any one of those reasons! Sending handmade encouragement cards to people who are going through a challenge or could use a little boost is such a lovely way to let them know you are supporting them. This idea is so sweet and still packs a punch with its command to “Be Brave!” Let’s make one along with Melinda!   First, stamp our Brushed Flower […]

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How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!

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This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE! Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee! First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies.   Using your favorite ink  blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over […]

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How to Remove White Border From Die Cuts

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Learn the solution for how to remove white border from die cuts to make them float on your cards! We all want solutions for the pesky how to remove white border from die cuts issue when we are using them against a dark background. Well today, Carol has a fantastic idea and it doesn’t involve recutting all around the die cuts! Let’s go follow along with Carol as she puts together this gorgeous card. First Carol made that beautifully rich […]

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Make Your Own Background Paper With Rubber Stamps!

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You’ve GOT to check out this video tutorial on how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps! In today’s fabulous installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is showing us some amazing examples of how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps. This Pattern Theory 101: Part 2 video is LOADED with fabulous tips so please get comfy and check it out and then we will take closer looks at the stunning cards! Here’s that first […]

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Gelli Plates And Stamping – Great Tips!

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Who knew gelli plates and stamping would be such a good mix? If you haven’t used gelli plates and stamping together you are in for a fun treat today! Lisa is showing us some fun and easy ways to use acrylic paints, a gel plate and some of our stamps to create some magical looking projects. Let’s check it out! First Lisa shares some GREAT tips for making sure your foray into this fun application of a new technique is […]

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A Cute and Funny Handmade Cat Card

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This cute AND funny handmade cat card will be a huge hit with cat lovers! Today’s adorable and funny handmade cat card will really resonate with cat lovers because what other than a sassy squirrel could get a group of cats to line up so neatly? Annie put this card together to offer some sweet encouragement and it’s so cute that we can see this being used for plenty of other occasions just with a change of the greeting. Let’s […]

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Use Angled Layers On Cards For A Fun Look!

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Using angled layers on cards adds visual impact and a sense of fun! We have talked about using angled layers on cards before in this post and this colorful card with its hysterical greeting is the perfect use of this fun and easy technique. Let’s check out how Jamie put this together so you can try it out for yourself! First, Jamie stamped out Chicken Wire Background on a softly patterned paper with Versmark and heat embossed with silver powder. […]

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SUPER Cute Quick and Easy Handmade Card

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How absolutely adorable is this quick and easy handmade card? We are always on the lookout for another idea for a quick and easy handmade card that provides us some instant crafting gratification but is still something that will completely delight our lucky card recipient. This project totally nails it! Let’s make one along with Allison…. First, cut a piece of white card stock using the second largest die from our Nested Rectangle with Pierce set. Stamp one of the […]

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Make TWO Cards Using ONE Die Cut!

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See how you can make two cards using one die cut as the main element! With the addition of a few extra elements you can make two cards using one die cut as the fun background – let’s check out how fast and fun and easy this is! Julie used our Circle Background with Stitched Die to make two very fun and colorful background elements for these very different cards by simply using her watercolors to add splashes and swirls […]

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Looking for Watercolor Card Ideas?

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If you are looking for watercolor card ideas, you are going to LOVE this one! When we first saw this one of Melinda’s watercolor card ideas it popped into our heads that it looks like a little piece of art! Melinda says she was inspired by spring in the air and we can totally feel it in this adorable project! Let’s check out how she made it! First, Melinda stamped the little chicks in Lemon Color Fuse ink. She then […]

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A Card For A Special Friend!

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Make a card for a special friend – like this sweet project! We are always looking for an idea for a card for a special friend and today Renee has created one for use that is just so sweet and so perfect! Let’s see how to make one along with her, shall we? First, stamp your little foxy friend and her little pet mouse, color them in with your favorite coloring medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies. […]

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The BEST Dog Stamps For Card Making!

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Looking for dog stamps for card making? Check THESE out! We don’t brag often but we are pretty confident in saying that the set used today are the BEST dog stamps for card making! Why? Because it’s a row of adorable, all different breed, all different sized doggos. Plus, and this is the most fun part, we made a stamp and die for both the front AND the back of the dogs so you can make cards like this one! […]

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