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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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Two Beautiful Handmade Spring Scene Cards

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Make two handmade spring scene cards in one fun card making session! Today Melinda is sharing two handmade spring scene cards that she’s put together using some of the dies from the latest KittieKraft release. Melinda says “These cute birds were at the top of my to get list!”  We are really excited that so many other people are really excited about these pretty birds – they are “flying” out of the shop so we know they are going to […]

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Color Design Inspiration for Cards

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Check out a fun way to find color design inspiration for cards! Do you have a favorite method to find color design inspiration for cards? There are beautiful color combinations everywhere and today Colleen is sharing one of the ways she finds colors she wants to use on her projects. Colleen says “I was inspired to create this card using the mood board below. I enjoy combining color, composition and texture to my cards, and this mood board really inspired […]

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Our Iris Stencil for Handmade Cards – WOW!

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Our new iris stencil for handmade cards gives you bold beautiful layers that will POP! Our new line of coordinating stamp and stencil sets are apparently just what so many of you have been looking for! These four beautiful designs have been flying out of here and we are loving seeing what you all are making with them. Whether you get both the stencil set and and stamp set, the projects you are sharing with us make our hearts sing! […]

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How To Add Texture To Cardstock – Two Ways

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Check out two fun ways on how to add texture to cardstock for extra impact. Today Jean is showing us how to add texture to cardstock in two ways that are easy and fun and endlessly versatile. Combined with her layering her die cut pots and plants, you really feel like you are walking past a colorful wall in, say, an upscale coffee shop. Let’s get into the details so we can try these techniques out! Start by stamping the […]

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Heat Embossing With Layered Stencils

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Combine heat embossing with layered stencils for truly eye popping effects! We’ve talked a little about our new layered flower stencils giving you lots of new and fun ways to add color to your projects. Today Allie is sharing her gorgeous card that she made by combining heat embossing with layered stencils to add a fresh artistic look to her stamped flowers. She’s spelling it all out for us to give it a try so let’s go! Start by stamping […]

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Stamped and Stenciled Flowers – SO Pretty!

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Such pretty details from stamped and stenciled flowers – and so easy! Allie made this card for us using new stamped and stenciled flowers and popped them over a stenciled background and the combination is just so pretty! We are watching these new layered flower stencil sets with coordinating stamp sets FLY out the door and when you see cards like this one, you can see why they are becoming so popular. Allie promised that this card is not difficult […]

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A Mini Slimline Card With Bling!

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Check out this mini slimline card with bling and sparkle! When we saw this mini slimline card with bling and shimmer from Jamie, we kept tipping it this way and that because that beautiful, subtle sparkle makes you just NOT want to stop looking at it! Want to make one? Let’s go! Start by die cutting all your elements; Die-cut gold glitter paper with our Crosshatch Design die; Using our You Script With Shadow die, cut the script portion from […]

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More Layered Stencils to Color Flowers!

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Check out a card made with another set of our brand new layered stencils to color flowers! People are going bananas for our brand new layered stencils to color flowers that they can then stamp the details with our new coordinating sets. Wow! We love stencils, and certainly we’ve had lots of great feedback from you all for our others. But these layered stencils that let you color each section of the flower differently have hit a sweet spot! Today […]

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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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