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Two Simple Steps – Add Shading to Stamped Images

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Learn the two super simple steps to add shading to stamped images for TONS of depth and dimension! When you add shading to stamped images, you immediately add depth and dimension to your projects. There are loads of ways to do this – colored pencils, coloring directly onto your stamps, water coloring, etc.. Today Lisa is showing us a very simple two step process – well, ONE additional step – that takes literally seconds and can completely change the look […]

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What Does Mixed Media Mean With Cards?

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What does mixed media mean when you are talking card making? Answer here! Recently we shared a lovely mixed media card and free tutorial video and we did have someone ask “But what does ‘mixed media’ mean?”. Today we are going to answer that question and share another fabulous card using this easy and fun method of creating art. The term “mixed media” simply means “the use of a variety of media in an entertainment or work of art”. In […]

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A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!

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Look what a single mini slimline background die can add to a sweet card! When we design our dies, we try to create them so they can serve many purposes on your cards – this mini slimline background die has been a HUGE favorite so far and today Annie is letting it play a major role. And we LOVE it! Annie has made this adorable card, perfect for a friend, spring themed by using these precious little lambs and using […]

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Cute Card Ideas For Friends – Sweet Spring Version

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You will want to save this in your card ideas for friends file FOR SURE! We are getting such a kick out of this precious card – it combines our theme of Spring with a design for cute card ideas for friends that can be adapted for any time of year. Jamie chose some sweet, soft colors for this version and we can see it in tropical colors for summer, those beautiful burnished shades for the fall and even this […]

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A Monochromatic Spring Mini Slimline Card

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Fresh greens on a mini slimline card bring a breath of spring air! We just love the beautiful emboss resist effect on this monochromatic spring mini slimline card! It speaks of soft, fresh breezes and that sweet single flower hints at bountiful days ahead! Allison created this for us and she’s sharing all her steps – let’s take a look! She started by cutting a piece of white card stock with our Mini Slimline Cover #2 die and adhered it […]

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How To Add Dimension to a CAS Card!

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Grab all your CAS card ideas and get ready to add LOADS of dimension with today’s tips! We all love saving ideas for cards we want to make and today’s FREE video tutorial is sharing amazing tips for how to add dimension to a CAS card with just a few easy steps. We so wish you could see this card in person and we know if you follow along with Preeti, your jaw will DROP when you see how pretty […]

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A Pretty Mini Slimline Window Card

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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 […]

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Make an Easy Mixed Media Card – FREE Video!

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Make an easy mixed media card using some basic supplies from our store! Mixed media cards are always popular and while some are made with boatloads of different types of supplies, today’s easy mixed media card uses some things you might already have on hand! And just look at how absolutely gorgeous it is! Colleen said she “was inspired to create a mixed media card because of the awesome new and creative products that have been released this month”. So […]

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Great DIY Birthday Cards For Golfers!

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Celebrate a golfing enthusiast’s birthday with a bright, DIY golf-themed card! Even though our March theme is all things spring, we just HAD to carry over this fabulous idea for DIY birthday cards for golfers! The bright spring colors and the idea of getting OUTSIDE in the fresh air felt to us like the most perfect bridge between our birthday month long celebration and our eager welcoming of the new season. Jean made this for us and we LOVE it! […]

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How to Create Realistic Copic Colored Lilies – WOW!

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Who knew just DOTS could create such realistic Copic colored lilies? There are a few tutorials out there that show you how to make realistic Copic colored lilies using a variety of stamps but we haven’t seen any that have yielded flowers that look like you could just pick them right off the card! Carol is sharing her one simple but incredibly impactful Copic marker tip that has us having to close our mouths with our hands! Let’s dive in! […]

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Cute Cat Birthday Cards With a Cool Trick!

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This idea for cute cat birthday cards can be used over and over! Cat lovers are special people and what better way to celebrate them than with cute cat birthday cards like this one? Lisa used some previously created gel print paper on her card and you can use your own gel plate paper OR substitute any patterned paper that works for you. By heat embossing one of our background stamps over the paper, Lisa has created a hybrid specialty […]

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Paper Piecing Cards – FREE Video Tutorial!

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Use up your patterned paper stash with these paper piecing cards! If you love paper piecing cards, you will LOVE today’s video tutorial. Preeti used some of our mini slimline card dies and some of her patterned paper stash combined them with one of our floral stamp and die sets to make some gorgeous handmade cards. She breaks everything down so you can follow along so get comfy and get inspired! Let’s watch the video and then we can take […]

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Using Lines and Curves Design on Your Cards

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Lines love curves and curves love lines – find out why! There’s an expression “angles love curves” and today we are going to take a peek at how you can never really go wrong using a lines and curves design on your cards. When our brains look at curves, our emotions are activated and offer the perception of softness, safety and comfort. Straight lines and angles offer stability, order and strength. When you combine the two, our brains are super […]

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A Cool Idea for Mixed Media Birthday Cards!

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Mix your media and supplies to make a super cool card background! Mixed media birthday cards are always fun because you never really are 100% sure how your creation will turn out so there’s an element of surprise. We love the idea of experimenting with a collection of some of our tools and different applications of art media and today Natasha has created this colorful card loaded with texture. Let’s get a closer look at the making so we can […]

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Cute Idea For Cat Valentine Cards To Make

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If you and your sweetie are cat lovers, then you will adore this cute card! When we saw this adorable card, we were thinking it was the perfect example of cat Valentine cards to make at home for your favorite feline fans. While we missed seeing it for this year’s Valentine’s Day, we are absolutely book marking this for next year! We love the little pun, the sweet kitties and that beautiful soft background. This is from Jamie and of […]

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Mini Slimline Card Sketches – New Feature!

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Who wants some FREE mini slimline card sketches? We keep seeing people ask for fresh inspiration in the form of mini slimline card sketches and our designers are always chock full of ideas. We figured we’d put together some collectible FREE inspirations in the form of easy to use sketches. The ONLY thing we ask is that you let us know if these are helpful to you so we can be sure to always provide the things that are most […]

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A Sweet Handmade Cat Birthday Card!

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This is the PURRFECT birthday card for cat lovers! Since this is our birthday month and also since we just released our super cute (and SUPER popular!) For Each Other stamp set we’ve seen a few cute critter birthday cards this month. This handmade cat birthday card from Annie is both super sweet AND has a really cute back story. Annie says she was inspired to add this feline friend to her card because, in her words, “in my house, […]

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Three Ways To Color Handmade Cards – VIDEO!

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Get some great tricks and tips for adding color to your handmade cards! Today Colleen has created a fun, tip loaded video for us showing three ways to color handmade cards using alcohol markers and our own Color Fuse dye inks. Colleen says she’s really itching for spring and that inspired her to create this beautiful, colorful card. You can watch the video here and then scroll down for the step by step instructions. Doesn’t Colleen make it all look […]

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A Clean and Simple Mini Slimline Birthday Card

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Make a STACK of these clean and simple birthday cards! One of the great things about mini slimline cards is that thanks to their compact size and rectangular shape, you don’t need a ton of things on one to make it super cute. This clean and simple mini slimline birthday card packs ALL the celebration in with an easy to make, super fun stacked cake. Speaking of birthdays, if you’ve been following along this month you know that this is […]

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Make a Birthday Shaker Card Slimline Style!

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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 […]

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Make Some Easy Stencil Backgrounds on Cards!

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Today’s FREE video tutorial is all about quick and easy stencil backgrounds! It’s that time of year when we are looking for ideas for quick and cute DIY Valentine cards and today’s video tutorial shows three, all enhanced with super easy stencil backgrounds and some cute colored critters. Preeti is sharing some fun tips and easy ways to use these stencils to add even more interest, color and just plain FUN to your cards. Pull up a comfy seat and […]

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