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Make Your Shadow Word Die Cut “Float”

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This is such a cool way to use a shadow word die cut! We’ve got five options in the store for you to create beautiful script with shadow word die cut elements for your cards and we’ve loved seeing all the ways you’ve been using them. Many of the comments we get are that you are all grateful that we created the shadow part of the die cut to actually match the script portion and that the shadow is just […]

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Use Offset Stenciling to Create The Illusion of Light

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We love this take on offset stenciling to make these rays look so rich! Offset stenciling is a fun way to add extra dimension and depth to any look and we just love how these two shades of yellow combine to offer so much warm light. And all those fun additional die cut elements create a card with so much to look at that bathes you in happiness. Let’s learn how to make one from our fabulous designer Lisa! First, […]

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Create a 3D Effect With Markers – Easy!

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This card is gorgeous and the 3D effect with markers used makes it POP! This card is such a great example of how to create a realistic 3D effect with markers and it’s actually really easy to do! Let’s see how Annie combined a pretty one layer bouquet with a eye bending 3D effect to make a card that you can’t stop looking at! First, Annie stamped the bouquet of flowers from our Summer Bouquet stamp set onto who card […]

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Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies in Perfect Combination!

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See how you can combine two stitched rectangle frame dies to make the perfect setting for your card! We offer several different types of stitched rectangle frame dies and today the talented Melinda has combined two from two different types of dies in a way that perfectly sets off her artful stenciling and die cut creations. And to think this was all a happy accident – Melinda says she was inspired to create this card when another project wasn’t coming […]

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Love Heat Embossing Ideas For Handmade Cards?

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You will want to add this pretty project to your heat embossing ideas file! Today’s addition to great heat embossing ideas for floral cards comes to us as a bonus project from Allison and we are so excited to share this with you. This card is just so soft and ethereal but you know the design will last forever thanks to the power of heat embossing. Let’s check it out! Allie loves the soft look you get from heat embossing […]

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How To Use Stencils For Card Making – Quick and Easy!

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Check out this super simple way for how to use stencils for card making. There are lots of ways for how to use stencils for card making and we love the ways that are super easy and quick without too much fuss. Today Allison is showing us one of those and we have to say we love how she’s deliberately allowed the stencil to do all the work and hasn’t tried to make it all “perfect”. Let’s take a look […]

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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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Make a Card Background Design From A Surprise Source!

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You will never puzzle over how to make a beautiful card background design again! Sometimes we have an idea of our focal elements but trying to work out a just-as-gorgeous card background design can be a stumper. Well, if you have any of our layered flower stamp sets, you will be stumped no more! Check out how Carol used just a single layer from one of our brand new floral stamp sets to create a background just as beautiful as […]

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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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Quick and Easy Flower Cards Handmade By You!

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Flower cards handmade by you are always the perfect thing to send! There are lots of ideas for flower cards handmade using stamps out there but there’s something so special about this one from Julie we just had to feature it here. This card is simply gorgeous with all its beautiful shading and dimension and guess what? All of that is thanks to one of our new layered floral stamp sets and our Color Fuse Ink! Let’s take a closer […]

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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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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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