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Winter Card Making Ideas from Christmas Cards

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Adapt holiday cards into winter card making ideas – like with this beauty! Around this time of year we start to think about how to use holiday cards we see to come up with winter card making ideas we can use for the rest of the season. This stunner from Melinda is a perfect example! All you have to do to extend the use of this card for months is to change out the greeting and you’ve got a truly […]

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More Handmade Winter Cards!

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Make some handmade winter cards with alcohol inks and a snowy stencil! We’ve been sharing some ideas for handmade winter cards to give us all beautiful ways to send frosty greetings throughout the rest of the season. Today Lisa is taking us into a really fun direction with alcohol inks with one of our stencils and results are so spectacular! Lisa says “alcohol inks can be hard to use for someone who likes control of her crafty items, but if […]

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Beautiful Handmade Christmas Cards With Poinsettias

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And today, some handmade Christmas cards WITH poinsettias! Yesterday in this post we showed a non-poinsettia floral Christmas card and today we are flipping the coin and sharing an idea for handmade Christmas cards with poinsettias that is such a fabulous showstopper! Thanks to one of our easy-to-use die sets, making these gorgeous, realistic paper poinsettias is easier than the final project looks. What is extra fun about this card is that Natasha, who is already an AMAZING card maker, […]

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Easy Masked Backgrounds With Stamps!

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Making masked backgrounds with stamps is super easy with these tips! One of the fun things about creating masked backgrounds with stamps is that you can truly create a whole scene with lots of details, depth and dimension using a simple masking technique. Today Carol is showing us just how to do that with this adorable, festive card just perfect for the holidays and even further into the winter with a simple greeting swap! Let’s check out all her details. […]

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A Beautiful Winter Slimline Card

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You will want to ski right down the front of this winter slimline card! Ooooh – this winter slimline card feels so frosty and fresh and we love that Melinda was inspired to make it while thinking about all the skiing she wants to do this year. Now, our Pine Tree set – which keeps selling out! – has many different sizes and styles of trees and Melinda has upped the variety even more with her clever but easy masking […]

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Absolutely Adorable Christmas Shaker Tags!

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Hang them or tie them – these Christmas shaker tags are beyond brilliant! We are pretty sure that once you start making these Christmas shaker tags, you aren’t going to want to stop! Picture all your gifts wrapped in plain kraft, white or red paper with one of these tied on with some basic, rustic twine. Or picture a full, luxurious tree – perhaps even pint sized for a table top – covered in these captivating creations. Allison is really […]

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Glitter and Stencils Together Make Magic!!!

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Use your glitter and stencils together to make EYE POPPING cards! There are so many ways to use stencils and we are over the moon that Carol is sharing this card where she shows how glitter and stencils together can create an effect that is truly eye popping. The ONLY thing we wish is that the photos showed how absolutely gorgeous the background is with TWO COLORS of glitter adding all the details. Honestly, it’s like nothing we’ve seen and […]

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A FUN Tip Using Large Snowflake Stencils For Cards

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Use this tip with large snowflake stencils for cards and see the difference it makes! While tiny, all over snowflake designs are really sweet, large snowflake stencils for cards, like ours, are designed to give you lots of design details for the different shapes of snowflakes. Customers asked us for these larger designs and we were happy to bring them to you. Preeti even made a fabulous video tutorial for us using them here. Today, Lisa is sharing a tip […]

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Combine Stencils and Gradient Inking – Gorgeous!

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Today’s card combines stencils and gradient inking to create a beautiful autumn scene loaded with warmth and whimsy. There are so many fun ways to create beautiful effects with stencils and gradient inking tips used today helped make a rich and glowing background on this card. You can almost feel the warmth of that autumn sunshine seeping through these detailed birch trees! Renee created this for us today and here are her details so we can try this, too. Let’s […]

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Cute Gnome Card Ideas For Fall

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Is there any such thing as too many gnome card ideas? Today Lisa is sharing a both cute and stunning fall version of gnome card ideas that we plan on keeping around forever! We hear all the time that our gnomes are the cutest out there with our Christmas Gnomes being fan favorites. Today, Lisa shows that these holiday forward fellas can be used for any season and we just love their message! Let’s look at how she made this […]

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Add Cute Details Using Embossing Powder

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Using embossing powder in different colors on the same card easily adds lots of cute details! We all know that using embossing powder and our heat tools to add some textural details to our cards is an easy trick. Today’s card shows how combining two different colors of embossing powders can be really complementary and give those little details just enough extra wow to make them special. Let’s take a look at this cute card Jamie has made for us […]

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How to Layer Stencils – Video Tutorial!

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Learn how to layer stencils with two GORGEOUS cards! This fabulous video tutorial from Preeti shows two simple stunning examples for how to layer stencils for even more beautiful effects. We are always in awe of how joyful Preeti makes her projects in her videos and today we get to hear her absolutely delightful giggle as she talks us through her step by step instructions. Here’s her first card where she combines just one layer of our two part Slimline […]

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Mixed Media Fall Cards For Friends

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Today’s take on mixed media Fall cards for friends is a STUNNER! Oooh – today we are so excited to share how Natasha created her mixed media Fall cards for friends – or for ANYONE just by switching out the die cut word! We love these kinds of cards because, based on what you use and how you use it, each card will be a little different which really frees you up to be creative. Natasha used lots of goodies […]

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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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