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A Very Cool DIY Greeting Card Background!

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Learn how to make a stunning DIY greeting card background! There are zillion ways to make a fun greeting card background perfectly suited to your project and this one from Annie just blew us away. Have you ever seen such a great mix of a modern, almost mysterious background combined with an adorable, focal element? We just love this juxtaposition of two styles and can’t wait to show you how she did it! To start on this card for teenage […]

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Try An Emboss Resist Card Background!

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Check out our designer’s clever tip for making an emboss resist card background in a lot less steps! It’s really fun to make images “float” on an inked panel and today, with this quick and easy emboss resist card background, you can use a number of images in just one step. That’s right – ONE STEP! Let’s check out how Julie did it. First, Julie took a piece of white card stock and secured it in her stamp positioner. Then […]

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Distress Ink Backgrounds For Cards

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See one of our favorite realistic looking distress ink backgrounds for cards! There are loads of fun ideas for creating distress ink backgrounds for cards and this one we especially love because it really brings our Cobblestone Background stamp to life! Melinda saw a fun watercolor tutorial on creating a rock wall and decided to recreate that cool, shaded, mutli-color look using our stamp as a short cut. We think she nailed it! Let’s learn how to do this. Take […]

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Heat Embossing on Acetate – WOW!

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Take a look at how heat embossing on acetate takes this to a new level! Ok – raise your hand if you knew how awesome heat embossing on acetate looks! This is such a fun and unexpected look and we cannot WAIT to try it out with some of our other background stamps! Let’s make one along with Carol, shall we? Before we begin, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you use only heat resistant acetate for this technique. Regular acetate […]

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One Background Stamp Many Ways!

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Come see how to use just one background stamp many ways with totally different looks! We love helping you get more use out of your products and today we are revisiting a post from about a year ago that shows you a terrific idea for how to use one background stamp many ways for completely different looks. We don’t know about you but having these reminders every now and then help us look at our goodies with fresh eyes! First […]

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A Pretty Tone on Tone Card Background!

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Use this idea for an easy tone on tone card background! Sometimes, a stamp does all the work for you as it does here with this super pretty tone on tone card background in two colors. We love the juxtaposition of this lemony yellow with the cool pale teal and the die cut flowers seeming to float over them. Let’s take a look at how Annie made this card for us today. First, she made her flowers using our Friend […]

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How To Create a Glitter Embossed Background

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Come see how to make a truly stunning glitter embossed background! Holy WOW – this glitter embossed background has us excitedly looking at our other background stamps and glitter embossing powder to see how many more of these gorgeous elements we can make! There is so much movement and detail and sparkle and it’s SO easy to do with any of our background stamps. Let’s check out how Jamie made this incredibly gorgeous card. First, and you pretty much always […]

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Quick and Cute Handmade Gift Tags!

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Use your card making goodies to create cute handmade gift tags!   The leap from handmade cards to handmade gift tags is very tiny – you can use all the fun things you do for your cardmaking to make gift tags that you can add to gifts OR package up and GIVE as gifts! Who doesn’t love pretty accessories when gift giving. And here’s a PRO TIP from us to you all: Use plain old white or kraft paper as […]

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A Cute Way To Use a Window Die Cut!

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Check out this video tutorial for how to use a window die cut to make an adorable card! We’ve seen Kittie use our window die cut to make some really pretty cards. Today we are happy to share her video that shows you a fun and fairly easy way to make a realistic and detail loaded card with a die cut window and flower box. Let’s check out the video and then scroll down for some highlights: Here are some […]

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How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!

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This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE! Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee! First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies.   Using your favorite ink  blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over […]

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How to Remove White Border From Die Cuts

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Learn the solution for how to remove white border from die cuts to make them float on your cards! We all want solutions for the pesky how to remove white border from die cuts issue when we are using them against a dark background. Well today, Carol has a fantastic idea and it doesn’t involve recutting all around the die cuts! Let’s go follow along with Carol as she puts together this gorgeous card. First Carol made that beautifully rich […]

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A Stunning Die Cut Flower Card From Kittie

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We love this die cut flower card and we couldn’t wait to share it with you! So by now you know if you see a gorgeous, ornate die cut flower card somewhere on the web there’s a very good chance it was made by our very own Associate Designer and friend, Kittie Caracciolo. When we saw this pop up on her blog the other day we knew this was one we just HAD to share here. Isn’t it just so […]

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Make Your Own Background Paper With Rubber Stamps!

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You’ve GOT to check out this video tutorial on how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps! In today’s fabulous installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is showing us some amazing examples of how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps. This Pattern Theory 101: Part 2 video is LOADED with fabulous tips so please get comfy and check it out and then we will take closer looks at the stunning cards! Here’s that first […]

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Gelli Plates And Stamping – Great Tips!

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Who knew gelli plates and stamping would be such a good mix? If you haven’t used gelli plates and stamping together you are in for a fun treat today! Lisa is showing us some fun and easy ways to use acrylic paints, a gel plate and some of our stamps to create some magical looking projects. Let’s check it out! First Lisa shares some GREAT tips for making sure your foray into this fun application of a new technique is […]

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Use Angled Layers On Cards For A Fun Look!

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Using angled layers on cards adds visual impact and a sense of fun! We have talked about using angled layers on cards before in this post and this colorful card with its hysterical greeting is the perfect use of this fun and easy technique. Let’s check out how Jamie put this together so you can try it out for yourself! First, Jamie stamped out Chicken Wire Background on a softly patterned paper with Versmark and heat embossed with silver powder. […]

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Make TWO Cards Using ONE Die Cut!

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See how you can make two cards using one die cut as the main element! With the addition of a few extra elements you can make two cards using one die cut as the fun background – let’s check out how fast and fun and easy this is! Julie used our Circle Background with Stitched Die to make two very fun and colorful background elements for these very different cards by simply using her watercolors to add splashes and swirls […]

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Looking for Watercolor Card Ideas?

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If you are looking for watercolor card ideas, you are going to LOVE this one! When we first saw this one of Melinda’s watercolor card ideas it popped into our heads that it looks like a little piece of art! Melinda says she was inspired by spring in the air and we can totally feel it in this adorable project! Let’s check out how she made it! First, Melinda stamped the little chicks in Lemon Color Fuse ink. She then […]

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Pattern Design Ideas – Video Tutorial!

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Wow – SO many tips for pattern design ideas! Today’s installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker is LOADED with tips and tricks for endless pattern design ideas to use on your cards. Preeti has taken the time to explain some basic theories of pattern design and shares three fabulous cards showing how to use them. Pull up a comfy chair because this tutorial is attention grabbing! Let’s watch this first and then we can take a closer look at her […]

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More No Line Coloring – On A Sweet Slimline Card!

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Another take on no line coloring – so easy and such great results! No line coloring offers a totally different look for stamped images and today Annie is sharing her take on this fun technique with this adorable slimline card. Annie said that this card was inspired by all the real life foxes running around her yard and we love her bright spring look since we are ALL itching for Spring to finally get here! As we showed in this […]

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How To Make a Round Card

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Learn how to make a round card with this easy tutorial! Have you always seen a perfectly round card and wondered how the heck you could make one without having to reinvent, well, the wheel? Today, Allison is showing us all how to do this using circle dies and some fun tips to finish it off so perfectly. Let’s dive right in! First, fold a piece of card stock you want to use as your card base and make sure […]

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Do You Love Watercolor Stamping Techniques?

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If you love watercolor stamping techniques, you are going to LOVE this project! We share lots of fun ways to use our products and have shared lots of tips and ideas for watercolor stamping techniques. Today’s project from Melinda is another fabulous take on using our stamps and watercoloring to create truly gorgeous results. And it’s NOT difficult and you don’t have to be “an artist” to create these stunning effects. Let’s get started! First, you will want to use […]

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