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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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Make a Snowman Card For Any Winter Occasion!

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Here’s another fun take on how to make a snowman card for Christmas or ANY winter event! Apparently, our designers love to make a snowman card with our fun goodies and we are just tickled! The other day, Allison shared this idea and today we have Jamie with another fabulous take on snowmen! We are loving the slightly vintage feel from the plaid paper and her brilliant choice of a classic line drawing of our favorite frosty friends. Let’s dive […]

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Handmade Christmas Card Planning Guide

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Get your FREE Handmade Christmas Card Planning Guide and get ahead of the holiday crush! You are going to want to bookmark this page or print out this Handmade Christmas Card Planning Guide because this will help you figure out all the things you need to do and when to help you avoid that last minute holiday crunch. At least as far as card making goes! Here’s the guide and then we will add some more details (click on the […]

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Mixed Media Christmas Cards – Use Your Stash!

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Mixed media Christmas cards are a fun way to use all kinds of different things for a fabulous, luxe look! Today we are very excited to share one of Melinda’s ideas for mixed media Christmas cards. Melinda said she was inspired by all the bits and pieces in our Santa Post Card set that came out last year. We adore her way of incorporating so many of these images and in such interesting ways. Let’s take a closer look at […]

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Get Some Copic Marker Background Tips!

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Today we are sharing some fantastic Copic marker background tips that will make you look like a pro! We are so excited to learn some Copic marker background tricks today from Carol that really help any stamped image pop right off the card. From adding essential shadows to creating a vibrant, shaded dark background, these simple techniques are mainstays in card making. Let’s get right to it because they are so easy and so effective! First, Carol stamped our Snowman […]

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A SUPER Easy Ombre Technique!

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Learn an easy ombre technique using just one ink color! Ombre is still hot in the paper crafting world and we love the look, especially when it is created with a ridiculously easy ombre technique using just one color of our Color Fuse ink! This post is part of our Rubbernecker Christmas in July 2021 celebration. Every day during the month of July we are sharing projects that are designed to inspire you to start thinking about all the fun […]

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How to Stamp a Slimline Background with a Background Stamp

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Learn how to stamp a slimline background with a regular sized background stamp! There are plenty of tricks for how to stamp a slimline background with a regular sized background stamp but sometimes you have a gap or worse, a visible overlap. Today’s trick from Carol is really clever and helps you avoid that even when you do something more complex like heat embossing! Let’s check it out! First, Carol chose a background stamp with a random pattern to demonstrate […]

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Our New Paper Crafting Stencils are a HIT!

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See how our new paper crafting stencils add so much magic to handmade cards! We recently released a whole batch of brand new paper crafting stencils in loads of different designs and while we can tell you are excited by how they are FLYING out of here, we love seeing them in use. Today’s card from Lisa uses several and we are just so thrilled to see how well they work together and awesome results they give when paired with […]

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How To Stencil With Glitter Paste and Our NEW Stencils!

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See how to stencil with glitter paste over a gorgeous ombre background – another twofer! We mentioned that we see stencils making quite a comeback in the card making world and with this fun lesson on how to stencil with glitter paste from Carol, we can see why! There are so many fun ways beyond the basics to use stencils and this idea is a total keeper! Let’s take a look at how to make this super sparkly, fun background […]

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Stunning White On White Heat Embossing on Vellum!

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Can you believe this gorgeous detail is created simply by heat embossing on vellum? We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this heat embossing on vellum is with the beautiful, ethereal details created with the white on white look. Melinda has outdone herself with this stunning card and today we are going to see how she did it! First, Melinda made her beautiful watercolor background. She started with a piece of watercolor paper that she cut with our largest Slimline […]

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Create a Flower Bouquet With Stamps!

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Use a simple masking technique to create a flower bouquet with stamps! Today we are loving how Natasha shows us how to create a flower bouquet with stamps in a style similar to the one shown on our package. Lots of times you ask us “how’d you do that?” and we are so happy to have one of our fabulous Design Team members share the answer! Let’s dive right in and see how easy and endlessly adaptable this simple technique […]

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How to Make a Mini Slimline Birthday Card!

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Check out how to make a MINI Slimline Birthday card using our slimline nested dies! Today we are sharing a fresh take on the slimline craze with this adorable mini slimline birthday card. Slimline cards are still super popular and along with them are their baby sisters – mini slimline cards – which are typically 6″ X 3″. These are a a very fun sized card to make and thanks to our three different, basic shapes of nested slimline dies […]

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What Is “Dimensional Adhesive” Anyway?

Find out why we love dimensional adhesive so much! We often refer to dimensional adhesive in our posts and it’s one of our favorite tools and certainly one that our design team loves to use. We thought we’d take a moment and share with you why dimensional adhesive is something we can’t live without! First, we use the term dimensional adhesive to describe any material you can use to adhere two things together and add some space at the same […]

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Card Background Ideas Roundup – Get Inspired!

Let’s end the month with a roundup of some of our most popular card background ideas! This month, we’ve shared some amazing tips and tricks in loads of fun card background ideas. We thought we’d share some of the more popular ones here in case you missed them! First, many of you were inspired to load up on our fabulous Color Fuse Ink after you saw this post – we are not at all surprised because all WE wanted to […]

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Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Cards – A Twofer!

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See how to use your handmade watercolor backgrounds for cards two ways! There are lots of ways to make watercolor backgrounds for cards and today Melinda is going to share an easy way to make not just a gorgeous background but double down on the design and make two cards from the results! Let’s get the steps from Melinda…. First, take a scrap of any fairly stiff piece of plastic packaging or a piece of acetate. PRO TIP: Flimsy material, […]

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