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Use Ink Spray As The Perfect Coloring Short Cut!

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For some card making instant gratification, try using ink spray to color your elements! Today Renee is sharing such a fantastic short cut that we are thinking lots of us forget about – using ink spray to color our hand stamped flowers for some fast yet fabulous cards! This is such an easy and so satisfying way to add color and texture to any stamped image and you can add as much or as little as you want in any […]

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A Stunning Handmade Fall Flowers Shaker Card!

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We just can’t get enough of this handmade Fall flowers shaker card! With these beautiful flame colored blossoms, this handmade Fall flowers shaker card celebrates this season with so much beauty. Shaker cards are enjoying a new turn in the spotlight these days and this card is just perfect for just about any Fall occasion. Let’s see how Carol created this gorgeous card. To make her card base, Carol added a card sized piece of white wood grain textured card […]

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Homemade Fall Card Ideas – Slimline and CUTE!

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You will want to save this to your homemade fall card ideas file! We’ve been sharing lots of homemade fall card ideas this month and we’ve had quite a few slimline cards from our awesome design team. This one REALLY celebrates Fall with it’s double “Hurray” greeting and we can’t wait to see how Lisa made it! There are so many fun things happening on this card and the little woodland pals really up the adorable factor!   Lisa started […]

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Easy To Make Handmade Watercolor Cards

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This easy way to create handmade watercolor cards will have you painting all day! Even if you don’t consider yourself “artistic” you will want to try out creating a stack of the handmade watercolor cards once you see how Melinda breaks it down for us. Melinda shared with us that Fall is her favorite season for both the cool air and the beautiful colors which she’s recreated on these simply gorgeous cards. Let’s get started! Melinda’s instructions today are fantastic […]

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Handmade Shaker Cards To Make Them Chuckle!

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Check out these easy handmade shaker cards with a sense of humor! Today’s handmade shaker cards will crack ANYONE up but if you know a fellow craft who could use a laugh or two, THIS card is perfect! Let’s take a look at how Allison made this for us. Allie says she mentally connected the look on this turkey’s face with the funny sentiment and knew she had to put them together. So she started by stamping our Turkey onto […]

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Try Making Abstract Greeting Cards For Fall

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There’s no such thing as a “wrong” way to make abstract greeting cards! Today Renee has created an example of Fall themed abstract greeting cards that shows that there is no wrong or right way to make these cards and they are ALL beautiful! Renee took the idea of Fall leaves on the ground and the turning colors of the season and used an abstract expression of that on her card focusing on simple shapes and autumn colors. All one […]

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Make a Beautiful Blue Ombre Background

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You won’t believe how easy it is to create this blue ombre background with our Color Fuse Inks! When we first saw this card from Carol, we were struck not just by the stunning poppies but also by that stunning, rich blue ombre background. Carol said she was inspired by a photo of poppies against a deep blue sky and we say she nailed that feeling on this beautiful card! Let’s take a look at the steps Carol shares to […]

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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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THREE Cards Using Our New Layered Floral Stamps!

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See how easy it is to make beautiful cards with our layered floral stamps! Our layered floral stamps are super popular and when you see the THREE cards Carol has made for us today, you can see why these fly out of our shop at a breathtaking pace! Just look at all these details and how gorgeous all that dimension is just from stamping in different colors or shades of ink! Let’s dive right in because Carol brought ALL the […]

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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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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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Two Ways To Use Liquid Watercolor On Your Cards

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Check out two liquid watercolor techniques on one card! If you’ve been afraid to try liquid watercolor on your cards, today’s project will surely convince you to try it! The other day, we shared a project using the base layer of one of our beautiful layered flower stamps and today Natasha is showing us how to use just the outline layer. If you haven’t snapped up one of our layered flower sets yet, please try one out – there are […]

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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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Color Burst Powders + New Flower Stamps = GORGEOUS!

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Check out the backgrounds for these tags made with color burst powders! Today’s absolutely GORGEOUS tags made with color burst powders and one of our new floral stamp sets is a bonus project from Natasha and we are SO excited! Natasha says “I love the new Amazing Blooms stamp set!  I wanted to create some simple, yet colorful gift tags using these beautiful layering stamps, along with color burst powders.” Let’s take a closer look at how she made these […]

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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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Make Some Christmas Paper Crafts From Your Stash!

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Use your stash of goodies to put together some giftable Christmas paper crafts! Christmas paper crafts are always popular and gathering and testing ideas can be a fun way to ease into holiday preparation. Don’t we ALL swear we are going to start early and then find ourselves in a crunch mid-December? Today we are going to share some ideas – some classic, some new – that can help you think outside the box (or package or bag or tag) […]

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