Come see how to make a die cut flower wreath that with tons of 3D details! Today Carol is jumping in on our dimensional flower excitement and is sharing with us how to make a die cut wreath with so much texture and dimension and in the prettiest rainbow arrangement. This design is so versatile and adaptable and using the easy marker technique Carol shares, you can customize your shades to and for anything! Let’s get right into it! First, […]Continue Reading
How to Use the Same Stamp Two Ways on One Card
Today we are re-sharing a video that we think is just perfect for this month of flower projects. Some time ago we shared this awesome tutorial for how to use the same stamp two ways on one card and from what we heard from you all, it was very inspirational! We had so many people come up to us at our shows and ask us which of our floral stamps would also be good for this technique. The great news […]Continue Reading
Get Some Great Heat Embossing on Vellum Tips!
Our heat embossing on vellum tips will give you great results every time! So not only did Dawn make this beautiful card for us to swoon over, she’s also sharing some excellent heat embossing on vellum tips that make this sometimes tricky technique SO much more successful. Dawns says “For the March theme of flowers I wanted to make a card that looked like lattice with vines and flowers growing on it.” She sure did! Let’s see how she did […]Continue Reading
Combine Embossing Paste and Dry Embossing – WOW!
Using embossing paste and dry embossing with a folder is insanely easy and the effect is awesome! Today we have this colorful card from Ricky and he is bringing that with some drama with a quick and easy way to use embossing paste and dry embossing together to add a ton of impact with one step. Let’s get right into it! Ricky started by stamping the image from our Tangerine Trip onto watercolor card stock. He lightly sprayed it with […]Continue Reading
Using Colored Pencils on Gray Paper – Stunning!
See how using colored pencils on gray paper to color in images can create the most beautiful effect! We’ve seen colored pencils on colored paper before, like here and here, and the look is just so pretty. Today Julie has taken that technique and used on on a soft shade of gray and we just can’t get over how ethereal and magical the effect is. The flowers appear as if they are emerging from the softest fog and popping one […]Continue Reading
Make a Custom Stamped Background With Small Stamps!
This custom stamped background with small stamps is PERFECT to use with large sentiment stamps! When we first saw this card, we honestly thought we had forgotten one of the patterns from our Paper Pads. When we dove into the post to learn more, we saw that Carol had created this custom stamped background with small stamps as the perfect setting for two of our script and shadow die sets. You’ve just got to soak up this whole post because […]Continue Reading
A Silhouette Stamped Birthday Card With Mega POP!
This gorgeous silhouette stamped birthday card is so fast and easy and is super eye catching! Today we have this fabulous silhouette stamped birthday card that lets the bold, black images really pop against the beautiful bright splatters. And abstract card like this is the perfect go-to for any card design and on a birthday card it gives just enough visual motion to feel festive. Let’s take a look at how Ricky put this together for us so we can […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Springy Floral Birthday Card
Today’s handmade springy floral birthday card is packed with blooms! It’s our birthday month and we are celebrating big time! We were looking at some of the beautiful projects we’ve shared and felt like this handmade springy floral birthday card needed to be shown off. All those delicious blossoms, massed in the opposite corners, creates such a beautiful balance and frames the simple sentiment so perfectly! This card from Kittie was featured about a year ago and it’s such a […]Continue Reading
The Press n Seal Die Cut Technique Made Easy!
Learn how to use the press n seal die cut technique for super easy paper piecing! Today we have this absolutely GORGEOUS birthday card in purple – one of Sammi’s favorite colors – and not only does she show us how she created those beautiful stenciled flowers, she shows us how to use the press n seal die cut technique to get them all on her card in one clever step! We love using our floral dies to make beautiful […]Continue Reading
Make a Card With a Color Wheel In Ombre!
Today’s beautiful color wheel in ombre is all you need to make this card a work of art! Today we have a beautiful, clean and simple birthday card made by Melinda. She created a color wheel in ombre effect with die cuts and it is simply breathtaking! We can see this done in so many variations with different die cuts, a single color ombre look and even as a row instead of a circle. Any way you put this together […]Continue Reading
Beautiful Cards Made with Ink Blending
See some cards made with ink blending and how truly easy it can be! Yes, our designers are professional grade and are able to achieve beautiful effects often with more ease than us civilians. But with our Color Fuse Ink and the right tools, cards made with ink blending effects is totally within reach of even the most novice stamper. Here’s the card that got us on this kick: You all LOVED this card when it came out earlier this […]Continue Reading
Ways To Use Die Cut Frames
See some fun ways to use die cut frames on your cards! Inspired by a card that got a ton of love, we thought it would be fun to share cards that give you ideas for fun way to use die cut frames. Whether you use just one to spotlight an element, a set of nested frames to build some drama or layered frame die cuts to create gorgeous depth, these often unsung heroes of card making deserve some attention! […]Continue Reading
Paper Scrap Storage Ideas – Free Tip Friday!
Get your space more organized with our paper scrap storage ideas. If you are like many people, a new year feels like a fresh start in some ways. What better way to get that feeling than with a tidied up crafting space? And with these paper scrap storage ideas, we can tackle the number one thing paper crafters say is their biggest challenge – all those little pieces we can’t bear to throw away! First, you have to decide what […]Continue Reading
Ideas For Cards For Friends
Check out four different ideas for cards for friends that will wow them! If you are like us, we love sending cards to people who make our days better, easier and more fun. Today, inspired by one of our most popular friend cards, we thought we would share some ideas for cards for friends that can spark your creativity, no matter your style. This card, with its fun faux Polaroid style frame, is not only a widely shared project by […]Continue Reading
Monochromatic Card Inspiration
Get lots of monochromatic card inspiration with these projects! Monochromatic color schemes – where you use just one color in variations of intensity and depth – can be gorgeous. One of our all time most clicked posts featured a – shockingly! – black and white design so we thought we would share this and other projects to give you a kick start with some monochromatic card inspiration. First up is that card: Did you ever think different elements of black […]Continue Reading
Handmade Teddy Bear Cards For Winter
This might just be the cutest idea for handmade teddy bear cards for winter occasions! Cute and cuddly, despite the snow, these handmade teddy bear cards for winter are just so adorable and we really don’t think they are just for kids! Who wouldn’t love to imagine getting a little snuggle from this fuzzy little friend? And when it comes with a hug from you – well, that’s a bonus! Let’s see how Julie made this so we can send […]Continue Reading
A Very Creative Handmade Thank You Card Idea!
How beautiful is this super creative handmade thank you card idea? This month we are seeing one creative handmade thank you card idea after another. This one really caught our attention with all of the captivating depth and dimension, both tactile and aesthetic. There are physical with dimensional adhesive but the way in which Allison added the visual layering just makes this card POP. Let’s learn from her, shall we? To start, Allie stamped our News Paper Background with Fern […]Continue Reading
Silhouette Stamping Over Ink Blending – Stunning!
Come see how to make this simple yet gorgeous card with silhouette stamping over ink blending. Melinda says “I love checking out older trends in card making. I was super inspired recently by some cards using silhouette stamps”. That inspired her to create this beautiful, moody, mystical card using silhouette stamping over ink blending. It’s so simple and we think an undersung technique, which you can appreciate when you see a card like this! Let’s see how Melinda made this […]Continue Reading
Use Die Cut Shadow Layers To Add Instant POP!
Come see how using simple die cut shadow layers can really create a lot of depth on your cards. Adding depth and dimension to your handmade cards can really amp them up and there are lots of ways to create that look. One of the quickest and easiest is to add die cut shadow layers behind elements for some instant pop. Today Jamie has used a simple black shadow to “lift” her beautifully designed leaf element and the effect is […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Floral Thank You Card!
Get the inside scoop on how to make this delightful floral thank you card. This pretty floral thank you card is loaded with dimension and texture and gorgeous color. Thanks to some easy to use dies, it comes together super fast and is enhanced by that lovely pattern from one of the sheets from our Harvest Time Paper Pad. Let’s get all of Allison’s tips and tricks and make one, too, shall we? First, Allie used the medium sized die […]Continue Reading
One Way to Alter a Die Cut – So Clever!
See one way to alter a die cut to make a cool spot for a sentiment! Today we are sharing just one way to alter a die cut and it creates such a perfect spot for a sentiment! Julie used our Mini Slimline Cover #4 on her project and we can’t help but think how fabulous this would look with our new Striped Cover Die, either horizontally or vertically! Julie took her white card stock and lined up her die, […]Continue Reading