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Layered Floral Stencils With Coordinating Stamps

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See why our layered floral stencils with coordinating stamps are huge fan favorites! We will start by saying we know we aren’t the only company to offer layered floral stencils with coordinating stamps. But we DO know that our stencil, stamp and die collections are hugely popular. How do we know this? Well, these items zip out of here like they are on greased roller skates as soon as we restock, fans constantly ask us when we will have more […]

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See What a Layered Flower Stencil Can Do!

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See how using a layered flower stencil can add the most beautiful details to your handmade cards! Today we get to feast our eyes on Annie’s beautiful floral thank you card made using one of the sheets from our Modern Florals Paper Pad and a coordinating stamp and layered flower stencil set. We designed these layered stencils to allow you to instantly add gorgeous coloring details to the coordinating flower stamps and this is one of the prettiest examples we’ve […]

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Make an Icy Winter Snowflake Thank You Card!

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Come see how to make an icy winter snowflake thank you card perfect for all season long! We are so excited that Carol is sharing her version of how to make an icy winter snowflake thank you card – it’s SO perfect for this season! Card says “there’s not a bit of stamping on this card!  Just a stencil, and nesting dies, complete the card!” This sounds like fun – let’s take a look! Carol does such a great job […]

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A Beautiful Handmade Birthday Card Idea!

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If you love lots of color, you are going to adore this beautiful handmade birthday card idea! Today’s bright, cheerful and just beautiful handmade birthday card idea comes to us from Lisa and we are just loving how she combined that sunny yellow with those almost vintage feeling pinks. And then to set it all off with hot pink foil and black accents – it all just works to feel so celebratory! One of the best things about this card […]

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Beautiful AND Funny Handmade Cards for Friends!

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Who says funny handmade cards for friends can’t also be gorgeous? Check out this sassy yet sophisticated card design idea! We’ve got lots of sentiments that can help you make funny handmade cards for friends and today Allie is sharing how she combined one of those with some truly beautiful flowers and a snazzy dimensional background for the perfect combination of sweet and sassy. Let’s check out how she did it. First, Allie stenciled shades of fresh green from Color […]

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Combine Gloss and Sparkle on Handmade Cards!

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Today we get to see a fun and easy way to combine gloss and sparkle on handmade cards for lots of gorgeous detail! There are so many ways to add a little bling-bling to your projects and today Jamie is sharing a simple and quick way to combine gloss and sparkle on handmade cards. This easy one-two combo gives you tons of light reflection and with the pretty coloring under and over these finishes, you get tons of impact. Let’s […]

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Stenciling Over Different Papers – AWESOME!

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See two cards that use stenciling over different papers to create the coolest looks! Today Lisa is sharing her take on stenciling over different papers and we have to say the results are so gorgeous that we immediately started picturing ALL our stencils with ALL our new patterns in our new Rubbernecker Paper Pads! Let’s get Lisa’s tips on stenciling over patterned papers AND gel prints and see how she made these two cards. For both cards, after choosing her […]

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How To Use Stamping Foam With Stencils

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Learn how to use stamping foam with stencils in just a few easy steps! If you’ve been wondering how to use stamping foam with stencils to make custom stamps, you are in the exact right place! Today Melinda is taking one of her favorite stencils from our collection and using it to make a custom stamp for her oh-so-pretty Fall themed Thank You note. She shared with us that she is “going to spend the month of October making thank […]

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Layering Inks To Make More Colors!

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You just have to see this brilliant method of layering inks to make more colors when you are stamping! We dream about having every shade in the universe represented in our popular Color Fuse Inks. Today, Carol has made that a partial reality by showing us a fabulous and easy way to use layering inks to make new colors that, naturally, work beautifully with every other shade of Color Fuse. You are going to love this clever trick and we […]

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A Cute AND Spooky Halloween Card!

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Learn how to make a cute AND spooky Halloween card to cover all the bases! Today we are so excited to share a very cute and spooky Halloween card from Annie that has us both feeling the little shivers from the background and then a giggle from the adorable little creatures getting ready to trick and treat. This card is also pretty easy and fun to make so you get two pluses in on with two effects in one! Let’s […]

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Making Autumn Cards With A Stencil

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Learn a fast way for making Autumn cards with a stencil and a simple cover die – easy and SO pretty! We’ve been loving seeing all these ideas for making Autumn cards this month and today’s card is so pretty and so easy to make! We do want to say that the photos just do NOT do this card justice! The layering and shading of the ink are so dynamic in real life and we know if you try this […]

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Use Embossing With a Stencil For a Fresh Look!

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Check out how embossing with a stencil can give you a very cool look, especially with the same stencil inked on another element! Did you know that embossing with a stencil is so easy and that using your stencils this way instantly doubles the value of all those pretty designs you have? And then when you combine a stencil embossed element with an ink stenciled element, you get an amazing, rich, perfectly coordinated look. Today Annie is showing this off […]

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A Gorgeous Fall Color Combo For Cards

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This luscious Fall color combo for cards is unexpected but downright gorgeous! When Colleen set out to make this card, she used her researching the Pantone 2022 Fall colors as inspiration. Her finding colors in shades of blue, purple and brown led to her creating this spectacular Fall color combo for cards that we are just over the moon for! While this color combination is unconventional for Fall cards, you can’t help but feel the season with this project and […]

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Make a Transparent Texture Paste Background!

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When you learn how to make this style of transparent texture paste background with one of our stencils, you will be positively hooked! There are plenty of ways to make a transparent texture paste background for cards and we think this one from Carol has to be possibly the most beautiful we’ve seen! Using one of our beautifully detailed stencils – here our Fall Leaf Stencil – to first apply ink and then transparent texture past builds a look that […]

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Handmade Autumn Cards With Lots of Ombre!

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The gorgeous handmade Autumn cards are made even more beautiful with the double use of an ombre look! This month’s theme is all about handmade Autumn cards and this one from Lisa is just about one of the most quintessentially golden glowy cards we’ve seen. We absolutely LOVE the double ombre thing going on and of course Lisa has shared all her tips for the making of this beauty. Shall we get started? To begin, Lisa  picked out a watercolor […]

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A Beautiful Fall Silhouette Card

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SUPER quick and easy, yet gorgeous, this Fall silhouette card idea is a KEEPER! Silhouette cards are perfect for so many occasions and this Fall silhouette card totally fits that bill. Using a pretty (and so easy to make) stenciled background with that bold pop of black on top adds loads of impact with a minimum of effort. We saw a card with this same black-on-color yesterday and this is another example of how beautifully this approach works. Jamie created […]

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VIDEO – A Fall Mixed Media Background!

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Add some golden glow to your card with this beautiful Fall mixed media background! Before we get into all the delicious details about this card with that gorgeous Fall mixed media background, we just have to share what Colleen said inspired her. She says” Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love the traditional fall colors and pumpkins. I wanted my card to actually smell like fall (those of you who live in all season areas know what […]

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Create A Winter Card Background – Frosty and FUN!

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Learn how to create a winter card background that you can use all season long! Today Natasha is sharing a way to create a winter card background that you will want to use over and over. It will come out a little different every time and that is one of the things that makes it so fun to use! And the card is just SO cheerful and sweet and would make a perfect non-denominational holiday card. Let’s dive into the […]

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A Cute Handmade Owl Christmas Card!

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Today’s cute handmade owl Christmas card will make everyone smile! We have Jamie to thank for this cute handmade owl Christmas card that uses a traditional Christmas color with a unique twist. By adding those warm tones in her cloudy element, this card gets a contemporary feel with some classic themes – a great combination! Let’s get into the making! Start by cutting a piece of red card stock to a card sized panel, set our Snowflake Stencil over it […]

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A Sweet Snowy Holiday Card

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This sweet and charming snowy holiday card is perfect to send to people who don’t celebrate Christmas. While sending cards at Christmas is a long tradition we know that not everyone celebrates Christmas. And making different sets of cards isn’t always feasible. This adorable snowy holiday card could be the perfect solution – you can use this caring non-denominational greeting on some and, if you want to be Christmas specific, you can use a different greeting for those people you […]

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Make an Infinity Edge Shaker Card!

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See how easy it is to make an infinity edge shaker card perfect for the summer! Once you know how insanely easy it is to make an infinity edge shaker card, you will want to turn all your designs into one of these fun, interactive projects. It’s serious so simple and the edge to edge look is perfectly suited to these under the water cards that you all are loving making with our new under the sea sets! You will […]

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