CategoryTechniques

How To Combine Stencils On Cards

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Today, some tricks for how to combine stencils on cards! It can be tricky to figure out how to combine stencils on cards, like this example today from Lisa, where she wanted to have two textures meet on her fun birthday card. But of course Lisa is FULL of helpful tips and today she’s sharing her clever way of using two completely different stencils on the same card in a way that looks AWESOME! Let’s jump right in! First, Lisa […]

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Stunning DIY Wall Art Made With Stamps!

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DIY wall art is all the rage – check out how to use your stamps to make some no one will believe isn’t hand painted! Once again, our jaws hit the desks when we saw this incredibly DIY wall art tutorial video from Preeti. Everywhere you look these days, you can see lots of people sharing ideas for DIY wall art but we haven’t seen people talking about using something that most of us crafters already have. Our stamps! Just […]

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More Metallic Embossing on Dark Paper!

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Today’s metallic embossing on dark paper takes this technique to a whole new level! Any finish of metallic embossing on dark paper adds tons of drama and high impact to cards and today’s version from Natasha takes this easy-to-do but oh-so-gorgeous technique to a whole new level with her artistic touches. To start, Natasha stamped the flowers from our Sweetest Sunrise onto her deeply colored card stock with Versamark and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. She created her […]

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Fall Themed Mixed Media Thank You Cards

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With these mixed media thank you cards, anything goes! These mixed media thank you cards look like they are SO much fun to make and we just love the unconventional colors Carol used – that teal looks so gorgeous against the brown. Did you know that if you see teal colored pumpkins at houses when trick or treating it means that they are giving out food allergy friendly treats? What a nice way to let kiddos know they can still […]

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See How to Make a Die Cut Vellum Poinsettia

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Check out Kittie’s tips on how to make a vellum die cut poinsettia! We were astounded when we saw Kittie’s post this week on how to make a die cut vellum poinsettia – can you believe how gorgeous this is?  She is sharing all her insightful and artistic details and tips on her blog so we are STRONGLY encouraging you go check out the post.  Kittie added so much to her beautiful white poinsettia by adding some white heat embossed […]

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No Line Coloring Video Tutorial!!

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Watch this no line coloring video tutorial and be prepared to cancel your day! Preeti makes everything look easy and has instilled such confidence in so many stampers – her no line coloring video tutorial today is NO exception! No line coloring is a simple way to use a very pale ink to stamp your images for coloring in and it leaves a very pretty hand painted look. Sometimes this can be tricky to learn but today we have Preeti […]

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Beautiful Heat Embossed Thank You Cards

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These heat embossed thank you cards are quick and easy and always gorgeous! We are just loving the simplicity and the glamour of these heat embossed thank you cards! This one is perfectly suited to Thanksgiving but this basic concept can easily be applied to all kinds of images and occasions. Julie used some clever masking to build this scene and make that pumpkin look like it was spilling out of the cornucopia. She started with her central image, the […]

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A Spectacular Thank You Z Fold Box Car

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This awesome Thank You Z fold box card is LOADED with fun details! We love cards that are full of surprises and this Thank You z fold box card is a great example!  Lisa has outdone herself with all her extra touches and we cannot wait to see how she did all of them. Let’s dive in! Lisa started with one of the cards from the Z Fold Box Card Kit from The Paper Cut. These are so handy to […]

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Dress Up Your Stamped Backgrounds!

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Stamped backgrounds will never be the same once you check out this easy and FUN tip! We are particularly excited about this project because the always-talented Melinda is sharing a super easy and fun way to give your stamped backgrounds even more fabulous detail and design with nothing more than markers! Melinda said she wanted to create a fall card, but still use bright colors AND “definitely wanted to use the new Diamond Stitch cover die”! What is even more […]

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Stencils and Masks – A Perfect Pairing!

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Checkout what you can do combining stencils and masks together! Today Renee has created such a pretty card for us that shows how combining stencils and masks can add a TON of beautiful detail with some very easy steps! In her own words, “Fall is the season of thanks for the past year and for what is to come”. What a lovely sentiment! Renee has created a perfect Fall card that expresses that loving gratitude toward the lucky recipient. Let’s […]

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Learn a Fun Watercolor Stamping Technique!

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This watercolor stamping technique will have you looking at your stamps in a whole new way! We were so excited to see Carol share this easy-to-do, fun watercolor stamping technique because, while it’s been around forever, this pretty method of creating watercolor looks on cards is enjoying a reboot in the card making world. Carol says, “The Daisy Daydream stamp set is the style of stamp that was used when I very first saw the demo at a Rubbernecker booth […]

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Watercolored Autumn Thank You Cards

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You can make a stack of these autumn thank you cards and have them on hand all season! This month we are featuring projects that express gratitude and these autumn thank you cards are so perfect for the fall season. Annie says “I love to create Thanksgiving cards that are simple and warm.  The sketched look of the Fall Pumpkins Stamp Set was perfect for some faux no-line watercoloring using markers”.  Let’s get Annie’s tips on how to make this […]

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A Fun and Easy Handmade Fall Thank You Card!

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You will be able to use this handmade Fall Thank You card to say thanks to anyone for anything! Today we’ve got a very sweet card from Jamie that combines so many of the bold, rich colors of Fall with some easy to do techniques that add a ton of interest and won’t take a ton of time! Let’s dive in! First, Jamie used our Leaf Die Set to cut some background and detail segments of assorted leaf shapes. She […]

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A Pretty Way To Use A Patterned Cover Die

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See how to use a patterned cover die to add instant detail to your cards! When we designed this organic style patterned cover die we envisioned it being used as a more decorative lattice. Our designers have been doing just that and today Allison has another pretty twist on using this sort of leafy, sort of wavy cover die to add lots of textural interest to a a handmade card. Allie started by taking a piece of white card stock […]

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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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