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How To Shade Using White Colored Pencils

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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.  […]

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Silhouette Stamping With Reverse Masking

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Use silhouette stamping with reverse masking to create gorgeous, easy focal elements on your handmade cards! Silhouette stamping with reverse masking isn’t  a new thing but we don’t see it done often and it’s a shame. Because just LOOK at this beautiful card! Our Color Fuse Ink is perfect for this technique – we specifically formulated it to blend easily and beautifully and with reverse masking, those qualities are absolutely essential for results like these. Colleen created this for us […]

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Our New Layered Flower Stencils – VIDEO!

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See how easy it is to create using our new layered flower stencils! Today’s card, from Lisa, features two fabulous fun techniques in one. First, Lisa used our brand new layered flower stencils to create those dimensional blooms. Second, she created two gorgeous background frame elements using one of our great background dies. How fun is that? We love it when you can make two cards in one – what a fun time saver! Let’s talk about those layered flower […]

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Use No Line Watercoloring to “Hand Paint”

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Come see another beautiful card made with the no line watercoloring technique that starts with a stamp! Today, Melinda is back with another absolute stunner of a card. She’s shared her no line watercoloring talents with us before here and here and today’s card is another beautiful example of how this easy technique can make you look like a true watercolor artist. Melinda shared with us “When I saw this release I was ecstatic because the florals are just amazing […]

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A Handmade Card in Lavender and Blue – Stunning!

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This handmade card in lavender and blue has a fun trick used on the sentiment! So we think we can all agree that this handmade card in lavender and blue is an absolute knockout, right? Lavender and soft blue is a beautiful color combination all on its own. Used here with these beautifully detailed roses against that airy, fresh background – well, it just creates a mood that sings “Spring!”. We want to mention two things. First, due to technical […]

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For Quick Backgrounds Use Watercolor Ink!

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Today’s backgrounds use watercolor ink and a spritzer for a gorgeous effect! If you love making custom colored backgrounds use watercolor ink with this super easy technique to create something totally unique and beautiful. You pretty much can’t go wrong with this method and you can use any colors you like to create something dimensional, with lots of beautiful visual movement and such rich variations in shades. One thing that is particularly beautiful about these card backgrounds made with watercolor […]

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Explore This Handmade Sunflower Card Idea

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This beautiful handmade sunflower card idea just POPS with color! We are gaga over this handmade sunflower card idea, with the bright beautiful yellow sunflowers just positively popping over that bright bold blue plaid background! Our Color Fuse Inks are just perfect for this card design with all the shades so clear and clean and just deliciously colorful. Annie created this for us today using our Like a Sunflower Stamp set, part of the lineup of new goodies we just […]

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Handmade Tags to Use on Gifts OR Cards

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Make a stack of these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards for some instant cuteness! We love the idea of making bunches of these and having them at the ready. As Jamie says, they are fun to make and having these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards on hand make putting something together so fast. Just tie one onto any gift and you’ve instantly made it special. Or pop one on a card base and you […]

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Make This Die Cut Flip Top Window Card!

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Wait until you see all the details in this handmade die cut flip top window card! Our eyeballs popped out like those cartoon characters when we saw this die cut flip top window card that Lisa made for us today! It is LOADED with adorable details and she even added a fun belly band to keep her magnificent window closed. And of course, being a member of our amazingly generous Design Team, Lisa has shared her how-tos with us so […]

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A Cute Handmade Faux Polaroid Card

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Give someone a case of the smilies with this adorable handmade faux Polaroid card! Did you know that Polaroid cameras are back? They do say everything old is new again and the photos from the new cameras look almost identical to the ones from days gone by. It’s no wonder then that two of our fabulous designers chose to use our new Group of Friends stamp to design their versions of a handmade faux Polaroid card. Let’s get Carol’s instructions […]

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A Handmade Cat Yoga Card – FEEL the Zen!

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This handmade cat yoga card will have you chilling out in an instant! Even if you aren’t a “yoga person”, this handmade cat yoga card will have you feeling zen while you are creating it and then the person who receives it will be saying “Namaste” in appreciation. Julie created this for us so let’s dive in and make one too! First, stamp this cool cat from our Yoga Cats set onto a piece of white card stock with Copic-friendly […]

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A Handmade Square Card Idea To Save!

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You will want to use this handmade square card idea over and over! Today we have Annie to thank for this charming handmade square card idea that we can see changed up so many ways. Annie says “Even though it was meant to be a fall-themed stamp set, I thought the sweet images and flowers in the Autumn Fox Stamp Set made it perfect for spring too.”  We SO agree! We love that our Design Team shares so many projects […]

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A Precious Handmade Lamb Card!

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This sweet handmade lamb card is perfect for Easter AND other occasions! Colleen was inspired to create this delightful handmade lamb card for Easter this year and with a simple greeting swap, it can be used for so many other card-sending purposes. Colleen says “Lambs remind me of when my kids were little and I would spend so much time creating their Easter baskets. I wanted this card to be as innocent as that time in our lives!”. The lamb […]

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An ADORABLE Handmade Card For Dog Lovers!

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No matter what kind of pupper they have, this might just be the perfect handmade card for dog lovers everywhere! We were so delighted when we first saw this super cute handmade card for dog lovers. The classic color combination of red, white and black along with the easy, nested layers highlights those sweet little paw print hearts to perfection. Let’s follow along with Jamie’s step by step instructions so we can make our own! To begin, cut a piece […]

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Make a Cute Mini Slimline Shaker Card!

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This adorable unicorn is PERFECT for today’s cute mini slimline shaker card! Mini slimline cards are still a fan favorite of card makers and one way to make them even MORE special is to turn them into shaker cards. We love that Allison was inspired to make this cute mini slimline shaker card using our new, adorable unicorn set! These chonky charmers are so chill and you just look at those faces and you can’t help but smile. Making mini […]

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Simple Masking Techniques – VIDEO!

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Watch this FREE video tutorial for using simple masking techniques to create gorgeous layered scenes on your handmade cards! Did we mention that our Design Team LOVES our new Butterfly Flowers set?  We’ve seen some stunning cards using that set and today’s is right up there! Preeti has used the set in her fabulous video tutorial for us showing the first of several simple masking techniques. Masking is a very easy way to add your images in stamped “layers”. Basically […]

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Fun and Creative Handmade Cards for Friends

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These creative handmade cards for friends have a cute retro twist that they will love! Who here remembers the old style Polaroid photos? And shaking them to make them “develop faster”? Today’s example of creative handmade cards for friends features that iconic element with an adorable twist. Lisa has used one of our new stamp sets and some clever die cutting to make a card that sets our selfie squad in the Southwest scene, spilling out of a classic Polaroid […]

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The No Line Watercolor Technique – So Gorgeous!

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Use a simple no line watercolor technique to create absolutely gorgeous “hand painted” cards! Our Design Team – and now our customers – are LOVING this new Butterfly Flowers set and we are so glad! Today, Melinda has combined the main image from it with the no line watercolor technique to create a card that looks hand painted and just stunning. We’ve used this easier-than-it looks technique here on the blog before and we love that every project has its […]

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Using Stencils With Embossing Paste

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Check out why using stencils with embossing paste is the perfect way to play up imperfections! We’ve had so much positive feedback on our stencils and we are SO happy you all love them so much! One of the things we keep hearing is that you love using stencils with embossing paste to create beautifully textured backgrounds and elements. Today, Natasha has created this beautiful card for us and she is sharing why NOT making a stenciled embossing paste background […]

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A Cute Idea For Happy Birthday Cards With Cows!

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These Happy Birthday cards with cows are so cute and sweet and really fun to make! For people who love these gentle creatures, Happy Birthday cards with cows – well, a cow and bull! – are a cute way to send them a handmade card that will speak to their hearts. Plus, using our Barn Die set, you can have a fun little assembly session, adding all your little custom elements to your barn so easily. We have to thank […]

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Gorgeous, Colorful Yoga Cats Greeting Cards!

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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 […]

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