Handmade Greeting Card Ideas for Men

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It is not always easy to come up with handmade greeting card ideas for men.  I usually turn to some kind of nature theme scene with animals and trees.  Deer are my favorite to use.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Birch Forest, Deer Family, Birds, Spring Leaves, Grass, Grass #2, Flower Buds and Flower Stems. The Card Base and Blue Background Cut an A2 sized white card base.  Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit […]

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Spring Cards – Three From One Stamp

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Hello Rubbernecker friends – today I’m using just one sweet stamp with its coordinating die to make three sweet spring cards!  I’ve used the Tree with Bench Swing stamp to create one clean and simple card, plus two more that are a bit more involved.  It didn’t take me very long at all to put these together!   All three cards are top-folding A2 card bases made with Neenah Solar White 80# card stock.  For each card, the swing image […]

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Five Ways to Color Background Stamps

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Hello crafters, Preeti here on the Rubbernecker blog and I have a lot to share with you today about fun ways to use your background stamps. Very often we use the background stamp as just that, mostly as a secondary element on our projects – something that just hangs out in the background. What you don’t realize is that many background stamps have wonderful images that can capture our attention and actually be the main focus of the card. One […]

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Colorful Handmade Cards using Spanish Phrases

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Lisa here, Popping in for a quick post today!  I had some of these rainbow shakers that I made a while ago waiting around to be finished and I decided they’d be perfect with the new Frases En Espanol #2 sentiment set! For full details on how I created these shakers, see this post here! I stamped the phrases from the Frases En Espanol set onto white cardstock using my Misti and some Color Fuse Inks.  I made them multicolored by […]

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A Paper Flower Bouquet ON A CARD!

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Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother’s Day so I just had to create a paper flower bouquet and work it onto a card.  My mother was a florist and I learned floral design working with her in the flower shop. I know she would have loved seeing this colorful flower card and how I use floral design in my card making.  Mother has been gone for more than twenty years but she will be in my heart […]

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Tiny Paper Flowers GALORE!

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With summer right around the corner I thought it was a good time to make a summer themed card and this die that cuts all these tiny paper flowers was the inspiration. Let’s take a peek! I just love how all those tiny paper flowers behind the fence add so much texture and dimension with nothing more than a swipe through my die cutting machine and some adhesive! It’s almost like a shaker card without the shake! Here’s how I […]

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Background Stamps For Card Making + Kissing = WOW!!!!

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Today we are going to show you how to use background stamps for card making plus an easy kissing technique to make something that is going to Blow. Your. Minds! Read on to be WOW’d! Hi there! Annie here again to talk a little bit about background stamps for card making. Like many of you, I have loads of pretty craft items…some that have never been used and others that never get put away because they’re so useful. Background stamps […]

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Mothers Day Cards that Impress

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Hi everyone, Jamie here to start off your week.  The card I’m sharing today is made using the Happy Mother’s Day Clear Stamp Set and the new Color Fuse Inks.  All of the colors work beautifully together so I thought I’d try some colors you wouldn’t normally use for a flower and see how it would look and I’m happy with the result! Here’s how my card was made Stamp the rose using Color Fuse Ink Sets #1, #2, #3, […]

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Flower Arranging with Die Cuts

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My project today shows a good example of flower arranging with die cuts.  Every spring my mother would fill large pots arranged with mixed flowering plants and foliage to place out on the front and back porches.  They were so beautiful when the plants grew larger and filled in.  That is the look I was going for with my bucket of flowers and I especially love the color combination.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Wide Bucket for my […]

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Celebrate National Scrapbook Day 2020 With a SALE!

It’s National Scrapbook Day 2020 and we couldn’t let this day happen without giving you a deal! We are all about giving you maximum value for your precious bucks so we looked for something that both scrapbookers and card makers say they can never get enough of. Wanna guess? NESTED DIES! We’ve identified 17 different sets of nested dies that you all have shared are some go-tos for your scrapbooking and card making projects so we decided to offer everyone […]

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Layered Floral Clear Stamps that WOW!

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Hey Friends! Allison here, sharing these new gorgeous layered floral clear stamps from Rubbernecker. I created three different cards using the one floral stamp set and added a few die cuts and some background stamping to change up the look. Using small changes like adding the baker’s twine, using some small die cuts and adding dimension here and there with foam adhesive gives you so many different looks with one amazing stamp set!  Take a peek: How to make the […]

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Frame a Sentiment with Flowers

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For my project today I show how I frame a sentiment with flowers.  I had this large purple flower on my desk from recording the paper flower shaping video that I posted earlier this week and thought I would use it with foliage, a couple smaller flowers and a floral frame to highlight a sentiment.  The Special Joy sentiment could be used for any special occasion-birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc.  I framed it using the Floral Frame, Organic Shapable […]

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How to Make Small Paper Flowers for Cards

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Today I’m showing how to make small paper flowers for cards.  A couple weeks ago I shared a window card with you made using the Window with Double Stitch.  I  had the four rectangle sections left over from the window project and thought they would be perfect used with small flower pots and a sweet sentiment.  I paired the rectangles with Small Flowers #3, Tiny Flower Buds, Tall Terracotta Pots, Leaves and Greenery and a sentiment from the Kittie Says […]

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Building Floral Patterns with Stamps

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Hello friends, Preeti here on the Rubbernecker blog on a beautiful Monday Morning. Today I have two cards for you that are same but different,I know it sounds oxymoron, but I will explain as we move along. I have always loved patterns, especially textile prints. My Grandparents from my Dad’s side owned a textile and designer paper printing press. I would watch my grandfather create various prints using wood blocks carved in various designs by himself to create patterns. These […]

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How to Use Clear Stamps and Dies on Cards

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Hello Rubbernecker friends!  Today I want to show you how to use clear stamps and dies with a bright and cheerful “Just Because” card that’s sure to brighten anyone’s day! These beautiful flowers are from the Blossoms In Spring stamp set and are easily cut out with the coordinating dies.  I added some dimensional fun with these beautiful Copic colored butterflies from the Brush Butterflies set.  My steps for creating this pretty card are going to be brief, and I […]

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FOUR Ink Background Techniques Using Color Fuse!

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Hello friends!  Preeti here on the Rubbernecker blog after a long time – I’ve been busy creating these cards using some new ink background techniques for you.   So, I have been isolation for almost four weeks now because of the virus and finally on Monday my test for the virus came out negative! This virus has completely wiped out my energy but has not weakened my spirit to create and love life. I have missed my art room for […]

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A Springtime Birthday Card – Quick and Easy!

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Jamie here with you again this week with a springtime birthday card made with one of Rubbernecker Stamps beautiful new layering stamp sets “It’s Spring Time” and Rubbernecker’s new Color Fuse Inks. I mean, with a name like that you just HAVE to make a springtime birthday card, right?   Here’s how my card was made- Die-cut a circle from white cardstock and grey using the Nested Circle Small Stitch Die Cut Set. Use the “It’s Spring Time” stamp set […]

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A Beautiful Uplifting Sentiment

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Hello there – Lisa here and today sharing this card using another uplifting sentiment from Rubbernecker. There are SO many beautiful sentiment stamps at Rubbernecker and they are just perfect for these kinds of cards that say so much with just one stamp! And couldn’t help but add the sweet Poppy Bouquet floral as the perfect compliment! Take a peek: I knew I wanted to use this vintage rose design paper for this one and I loved the way the […]

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Retro Scooter Springtime Card

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Hi there! Annie here today with a fun springtime card featuring some of the newest dies in the Rubbernecker shop. The first time I set eyes on that adorable scooter die, I pictured it leaning next to an old stone wall in some faraway European city. And since the only traveling I’ll be doing for a while is in my mind, I decided to take that inspiration and do my best to recreate the scene I was imagining. COBBLESTONE BACKGROUND […]

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How to Make a Hydrangea

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My project today shows how to make a hydrangea flower and to create a pretty arrangement with ivy and branches filled with small flowers.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Small Flowers #3, Large Ivy, Berries Branches, Stacked Butterflies, Nested Marquee 2 w/Stitch, Nested Rectangle Small Stitch and Branch Shadow background stamp. The Tag and Card Base Cut a piece of cream cardstock approximately 4.25″ x 3.50″ and use a blender brush to apply Old Paper ink to cover […]

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A Coffee and Owl Card To Make You Chuckle!

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Hi everyone, Jamie here with you today and I have a coffee and owl card for you to get your week started.  This cute little wide-eyed owl’s name is Preston. Doesn’t he look like he’s had just a little too much caffeine? Do you think that’s why owls always look so WIDE AWAKE? Here’s how my super cute coffee and owl card was made- Stamp Preston on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaMark Ink and color with Prisma Colored Pencils. […]

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