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New Flower Stencils for Card Making

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If you love our layered flower stamps you are going to FLIP for our new flower stencils for card making! We’ve become known for our beautiful layered floral stamps with additional details you won’t see with other stamp sets. Because those have become so popular and because we know some of you love to experiment with the coloring of these beautiful images, we’ve created some new layered flower stencils for card making. These four new stencil sets are designed to […]

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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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Use Our Sun Ray Stencil BEHIND a Die Cut Frame!

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You will never look at your sun ray stencil the same way again when you see this cool technique! We’ve shared lots of projects that use our Sun Burst stencil and it’s one of our super popular products thanks to the fun details we added. Today, Melinda is taking using a sun ray stencil like ours up a HUGE notch with a very fun inking technique combined with a fabulous, multi-paned peekaboo look with a die cut frame. Melinda says […]

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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 and Funny Spring Center Step Card!

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Make this spring center step card using a ready to decorate die cut card base! When we first saw this pretty spring center step card we “awww’d” over the pansies and the cute bunnies. And then our brains registered the greeting and we HOWLED! What a fun mix of traditional spring elements with a sentiment that is perfectly suited to anyone who get why you do what you do!   We have Lisa to thank for this cheeky project and […]

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An Orange and Purple Handmade Card For Spring!

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Orange and purple together can create the perfect spring card! This pretty orange and purple handmade card use springy shades of these colors to add a fresh and delightful feel! We often see these colores in jewel tones for fall and this juicy orange and lilac-y purple definitely feel different! Jamie started by using our Plaid Texture Stencil with this bright beautiful shade of orange. Jamie says “This time I used the same color with both stencils but it’s also […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Funny Handmade Birthday Cards For Friends

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Who says funny can’t be gorgeous? Today we’ve got an idea for funny handmade birthday cards for friends that are so beautiful it takes a second for the funny part to kick in. And we LOVE it! When we designed this set – part of our fun filled Birthday release – we combined these easy to whip up flowers with these sayings that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Today, Allie is showing that off to perfection. Let’s dive […]

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How to Stencil Using Multi Colors of Ink

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Use lots of different colors of ink with your stencil for a super cool background! Today we’ve got an eye-popping birthday card made for us by Julie to show us how to stencil using multi colors of our awesome Color Fuse Ink. We just love how the colors pop on their own and here and there blend together to make gorgeous new shades. Let’s dive right in and get Julie’s tips! Julie started with our Geometric #1 stencil and several […]

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A Gorgeous Teal and Purple Ombre Card

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Purple flowers and a teal ombre background combine to make a stunning card! We love beautiful color combinations and this teal and purple ombre card from Lisa just grabs our attention with these striking shades. It makes us so happy when we see  ombre card backgrounds made so easily with our Color Fuse Ink and this card shows this off to perfection! Let’s see how Lisa put this together for us so we can try it at home. Lisa started […]

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Try An Embossing Paste Background!

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A white on white embossing paste background adds so much texture! We’ve seen plenty of cool cards made with embossing paste and today’s embossing paste background adds a TON of texture and wow with just one simple extra step. Melinda has made this card for us so let’s see what magical touches she’s used today! Melinda started with her beautiful flowers. She stamped the smaller blossoms and a few leaves using our Poetic Peonies stamp set. Melinda says “stamp a […]

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Handmade Flower Cards In Winter Colors

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Did you ever think that handmade flower cards in winter colors could be so absolutely gorgeous? We are SO glad that our designers have so much talent that they can see things outside of the box – this idea for handmade flower cards in winter colors has us just sighing at their beauty. Annie made these for us and her vision is just so absolutely gorgeous…..let’s learn how she did this so we can get to it ourselves! Annie started […]

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More Handmade Cards For Coffee Lovers

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 Here’s an idea for handmade cards for coffee lovers – and cat lovers! This idea for handmade cards for coffee lovers includes some feline friends and we think it’s just fabulous! A good cup of coffee, a friendly kitty and this card all share that cozy feeling of warmth and affection. Let’s take a look at how Lisa put this together so we can try it out, too. A quick note – we’ve receive messages from fans thanking us for […]

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An Adorable Coffee Themed Slimline Card

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Is this coffee themed slimline card not just the CUTEST? Before we get to Melinda’s absolutely adorable coffee themed slimline card today, did you all get your orders in for our new MINI Slimline dies? These are flying out of here like motivated bees and we want to make sure you get what you want when you want it! Be sure to check out this post if this is news to you and come on over and see what we […]

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