Easy and Fun Gel Plate Background Tips!

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Extend the use of your background stamps with these gel plate background tips! Today we are super excited to learn some really useful gel plate background tips from Lisa – we just LOVE getting more out of our crafting sessions and supplies and these tips are going to get you both. Let’s dive in and follow along! First, Lisa made sure that she put her gel plate out over a protected surface – this can get a little messy! She […]

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NEW Dies From Rubbernecker!

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Are you ready to see some new dies from Rubbernecker? We love it when it’s time to yell “New dies from Rubbernecker – check them out!”  This new die release – along with some coordinating stamp sets – is all about summer fun. And, because you all went BANANAS over her spring collection, we again asked Kittie Caracciolo to add more of her designs to her Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker line and these fabulous, fun, a little retro, a little […]

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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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Quick and Easy Birthday Cards – SO CUTE!

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Check out how to make some truly adorable quick and easy birthday cards – change up the greeting for ANY occasion card! As much as we love nothing more than a good, long, satisfying crafting session, sometimes we need cards in a hurry and this idea for quick and easy birthday cards is totally a keeper. Change up the greeting and you can have a card ready for any occasion! Let’s make one! First, let’s make that pretty stamped panel […]

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Die Cut a Stamped Background For a Cool Card Element!

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See how when you die cut a stamped background you can get an absolutely gorgeous quick and easy card! This awesome post shows that quick and easy cards can be off the chain gorgeous when you die cut a stamped background and pop it over a simple inked panel. This is one of the best “batch” card ideas we’ve seen and we are loving that just about any oversized die in combination with just about any background stamp can give […]

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Rubbernecker Watercolor Sale!

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Hooray! The Rubbernecker watercolor sale starts tomorrow, 5/15! It’s starting to be spring all over and with it comes loads of pretty flowers so what better way to celebrate then with a Rubbernecker watercolor sale?  We’ve got some select stamp sets and watercolors ready for you to snatch up at some killer prices. PLUS – see below for a fun thing to do today with our own Melinda Stearns! All Colorburst and Liquid Watercolor 6 packs are on sale from […]

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Rubbernecker New Release Sneak Peek!

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It’s time for another Rubbernecker New Release Sneak Peek!! We love love LOVE releasing new goodies to you and we love creating these “Rubbernecker New Release Sneak Peek” posts for you because we know it gets you all excited for what’s coming in just about one week. Our Exclusive Associated Designer, Kittie Carraciolo, helps us come up with fun ideas for dies that can be used in lots of different ways just as she shows us on all her super […]

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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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Could Color Fuse Be The Best Ink For Stamping?

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Read on to see the reasons our customers tell us Color Fuse is the best ink for stamping! There are TONS of ink choices out there and we know that choosing the best ink for stamping is a highly personal decision. That said, we’ve received so many rave reviews about our Color Fuse Ink that we thought we should share some of the reasons we have so many people who have become total Color Fuse fanatics. Here’s what Bea from […]

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A Pretty Turquoise and Pink Handmade Greeting Card

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Check out this trendy slimline pale turquoise and pink handmade greeting card – SO pretty! We love trendy color combinations and this turquoise and pink handmade greeting card nails it! The fact that it’s a slimline card means that there is that much more fabulous color to enjoy! And this is one of those cards that, other than the coloring, is super quick and oh-so-easy. Let’s face it, lots of us got hooked on new TV shows during our cloistering […]

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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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Use Up Your Die Cut Leftovers!

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Still have die cut leftovers? Check out this project! We know that when you use our dies to create elements for your handmade cards, you like have some die cut leftovers. We try to make sure that you get the maximum value for your money so we make sure we add as many of the little pieces we can to each die. But then what do you with all those little pieces? Most crafters just can’t bear to throw them […]

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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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Make Funny Handmade Cards For Summer!

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Do you like to make funny handmade cards? This is for YOU! We love to make funny handmade cards and even created some special sentiments like this one just for that purpose. ALL cards are “good” cards but there’s a special thing about funny cards and today Lisa is just CRACKING us up with this one. Once we saw that super stunning background we just knew we had to share it right away! Let’s go through how Lisa created this […]

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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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Rubbernecker De-Stash Sale Ending Soon!!

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The Rubbernecker De-Stash Sale Ending is a few days away! The Rubbernecker De-Stash Sale Ending is this Tuesday, May 4th and even though some items are sold out, there are still lots of fabulous deals to be had! In fact, we discovered some more items tucked away and decided to add them to the sale. There are some additional stamps, dies and newly combined bundles in the sale section of our store and you just have to check them out. […]

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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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One of Our Cute Friend Card Ideas!

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If you are looking for some cute friend card ideas you HAVE to check out this project! Julie comes up with so many cute friend card ideas and this was one we just had to share over here because it’s just so sweet! We can see changing up that greeting for so many different occasions! Let’s check it out! This card, even with all it’s pretty details, comes together pretty quickly and easily because it uses some basic stamping and […]

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