CategoryTechniques

Stick It Adhesive + Die Cutting = AWESOME!

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Today Jamie is sharing a fun way to use a Stick It Adhesive die cutting technique to make fabulous elements for your cards. We don’t know about you but we often forget we have something in our stash – especially if we don’t use it often – and seeing projects like these always get us excited about revisiting these items and ideas. Before we dive into today’s project, remember, we have a fun Birthday Sale going on! Be sure to […]

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Make a Custom Die Cut Window On Your Card!

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This is our last post of our all-about-snow theme for January and we thought sharing a technique for making a custom die cut window on your projects combined with this too-cool-for-school snowman was just perfect! Our designer Julie shares a very clever – and not crazy difficult! – idea for how to add an interesting feature to a peek-through window on any card. Let’s take a closer look! After Julie stamped, colored and die cut her snowman, she created her […]

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Create a Copic Marker Sky – Northern Lights Edition!

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We hope you are buckled in because today’s Stamp Along With Rubbernecker from Preeti is all about creating a Copic marker sky colored to look like breathtaking Northern Lights. We don’t know how she does it, but Preeti is once again giving us amazing tips and tricks to follow along as she creates pure magic. There are plenty of crafters who show off what THEY can do and we feel so lucky to have Preeti to show us what WE […]

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A Super Cool Washi Tape Technique!

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If you are like a lot of us, our designer Melinda included, you have some washi tape that you just had to buy and now have no idea where or how to use it. Well, today Melinda is blowing our minds with this fun and fabulous washi tape technique that lets you create a totally custom look, actually USE some of your washi tape and end up with two gorgeous elements for two different cards. First, make your background panels […]

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Use Small Stamps To Make a Background!

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Today we have a super fun way to use small stamps to make a background for your cards with a VERY cool technique for making the images pop! This method of creating fun, custom backgrounds for your cards is easy to do and you will use this idea over and over for sure. Let’s let Carol show us how she did this so we can try it, too! First, stamp the coffee cups and brewer from our Coffee Set in […]

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Beautiful Stacked Paper Flowers From Stamps!

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In today’s Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is sharing a fun and easy way to create beautiful stacked paper flowers using outline stamps. You are going to LOVE this fun way to create super dimensional, 3D flowers for your projects! And as usual, Preeti shares so many tips and ideas and little tricks – you are going to feel like a pro! In today’s video, Preeti is using our Fresh Flowers stamp and coordinating dies but you can use any […]

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Make An Angled Front Card To Show Off Your Layers!

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Let’s face it, we spend a LOT of time choosing what we use to make our cards and what better way then to make an angled front card to show off all the pretty layers that inspired us? Jamie combined this concept with her loving being at home on cold winter days snuggled up with a nice hot cuppa-something-yummy. We just love how her placement of all her different components both lets us see all those fun different layers and […]

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This Z Fold Snowman Card Will Crack You Up!

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Z Fold cards are fun because, like slimlines, they give you lots of extra space and today’s Z fold snowman card uses every inch! We bow down to Kittie Carraciolo, one of our Associate Designers, for this card that is not just loaded with delightful detail but, once you “get it”, brings a huge grin to your face! Kittie uses TONS of our dies on her cards and we are always amazed at how her creative use of them adds […]

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Cute Winter Greeting Cards With Inchies!

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Even though Christmas is past, there are still a zillion reasons to send winter greeting cards and when they are handmade by you they are, of course, that much more special. Today Allie has created for us an adorable and gorgeously unconventionally colored winter greeting card that you can use with any fun winter images. First, she die cut some white card stock with her Frame With Curves and adhered the frame to her card front, reserving one of the […]

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Adding Texture To Cards – WOW Video!

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In today’s Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, you are going to be WOWed off your set with this incredibly inventive technique for adding texture to your cards using heat embossing. It is truly jaw dropping! Take a peek – All of that incredible texture and shine and deliciousness was made by heat embossing and watercolor ink! Even though there are loads of fun ways for adding texture to cards, like all the embossing pastes and other media, Preeti us sharing her […]

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A Fun Winter Shaker Card With GNOMES!

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Today Lisa has created for us a winter shaker card loaded with details and some of our adorable gnomes! Lisa says she loves this set because there are so many different characters in the set so she used it in combination with some of her favorite colors to create wintry shaker card just perfect for the season. Let’s follow along and make one, too! First, stamp your favorite gnomes and some of your favorite animals from our Woodlands series on […]

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Coloring Directly Onto Stamps – WOW Technique!

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Have you ever tried coloring directly onto stamps with markers? Did you even know you “could” do that? Today, Melinda, one of our new Design Team members, has created a simply gorgeous card for us using this WOW technique. We just love that she used a spring/summer stamp and created a perfect winter card by using her beautiful cool palette of blues and silvers. You will want to use a stamp positioner, like the Misti for example, for this to […]

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Tri-Fold Window Cards – Easy Hack!

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We just LOVE it when our designers spot something clever and today we are excited to share a very fun and easy way to make stunning tri-fold cards without having to purchase specially sized card stock. Annie, who brings us today’s card, spotted that all the “In Circle” dies released this past fall are the same size and line up the same way and she’s showing us a way to layer them to make a tri-fold card that you can […]

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Masking Technique Tips For Awesome Results!

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We are so excited to share some excellent masking technique tip shared today by Carol. She uses the very handy masking technique in a couple different ways on this beautiful one panel card and we are just loving all the depth and perspective she’s been able to create. Let’s dive in! Carol started with cutting some white card stock with the largest Nested Rectangle Scallop die. She stamped her polar bear with Copic safe ink onto this panel and again […]

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Make Cute Christmas Cards With Inchie Stamps!

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Today we want to show how to make cute Christmas cards with our Christmas Inchies. These have been used on slimline cards here and here and then on some tags here and we just had to share this card today because the WHOLE GANG of our inchie friends is here to celebrate! This adorable card by Julie is a flat card, meaning all the images are stamped directly onto her card base. Julie made fantastic use of the masking technique […]

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How To Use Watercolor Pens With Layering Stamps

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We are beyond excited to share today’s fabulous Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video all about how to use watercolor pens with layering stamps. You seriously will not believe the amazing results you can get with Preeti’s tips and tricks. It’s not often we look at something WE made and say “How’d she DO that” but today is one of those days. Take a look at these images. Would you not think these had been painstakingly created using so many shades […]

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DIY Felt Ornaments Using Card Making Dies!

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Today we want to share some simply fabulous DIY felt ornaments our Associate Designer Kittie Caracciolo created using our card making dies. Wait until you see these projects – we are sure you will be bursting with ideas and inspiration! First, we have her cozy Christmas cabin. Is that not just so adorable? We just love the bright pops of red against the soft white and gray with that one brilliant yellow nod to the stars….. You can see more […]

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How To Make A Wreath With Die Cuts For a Card

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We are getting into the holiday season and this post today sharing how to make a wreath with die cuts for your holiday cards is perfectly timed! Let’s take a look at how this comes together – it’s so easy and cute and you can create wreaths in all sizes for all you projects. First Allie cut a whole bunch of the elements using the Wreath With Berries Die. This die was specially designed for holiday themed projects in a […]

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How To Use Liquid Watercolor On Card Backgrounds – VIDEO

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Hold onto your stamps, folks – today we have another Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video on how to use liquid watercolor to make the most stunning card backgrounds. Preeti is at it again with a simply stunning wintry nighttime galaxy background for her admiring forest friends. We can’t get over all the depth and color and light and just gorgeousness Preeti created using her liquid watercolors and we feel so grateful that she shared her techniques with us in a […]

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Colorful and Unique Thank you Cards

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We are just loving that these incredibly colorful and unique thank you cards were made using a new slimline background stamp that we created as a fall themed item and – VOILA! – it’s a thank you card! Isn’t is delicious? And our designer said that aside of the coloring of the background image, which for those of us who love to color is ALL the fun!, this card is super simple to make. This is another one of those […]

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How to Make Your Own Ink Pad With Liquid Watercolors – Video!

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Once again, we have an awesome video from Preeti showing how to make your own ink pad using liquid watercolors. You won’t BELIEVE the amazing multi-colored looks you can get with this fun tip! It’s always fun using the supplies you have in different ways, and we hope you feel inspired and crafty after watching Preeti create these amazing projects today! See the projects below and head to the bottom to check out the video.  Enjoy this fun video to […]

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