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SUPER Cute Quick and Easy Handmade Card

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How absolutely adorable is this quick and easy handmade card? We are always on the lookout for another idea for a quick and easy handmade card that provides us some instant crafting gratification but is still something that will completely delight our lucky card recipient. This project totally nails it! Let’s make one along with Allison…. First, cut a piece of white card stock using the second largest die from our Nested Rectangle with Pierce set. Stamp one of the […]

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How To Make a Round Card

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Learn how to make a round card with this easy tutorial! Have you always seen a perfectly round card and wondered how the heck you could make one without having to reinvent, well, the wheel? Today, Allison is showing us all how to do this using circle dies and some fun tips to finish it off so perfectly. Let’s dive right in! First, fold a piece of card stock you want to use as your card base and make sure […]

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Use a Stamp Mask To Combine Images

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Learn the basics of using a stamp mask to combine images easily! If you’ve never used a stamp mask before today’s post from Allison offers an excellent illustration of how this super easy to do technique can be a game changer. There are lots of times when we want to place objects on our projects in a way that make them look like they are grouped so some are in front of others. And we don’t always want to take […]

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Use Stencils For Card Making Magic!

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Who says stencils for card making are out of fashion? Not us and not you when you see how Allison made this charming card! We are pretty sure each of you has a stencil kicking around somewhere and after checking out today’s post, we are betting you will be digging them out! Shall we see how Allie created this fabulous all-occasion card? First, cut your layers. Allie used a pale yellow between her white card base and her decorated panel. […]

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A Stunning And Simple Card Design To Use Over and Over!

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You are going to love today’s simple card design so much because not only does it offer a STUNNING birthday card like the one made today, you can use this design over and over, with any motif in any color story for any occasion. You are going to want to bookmark this post because this design is a total keeper! The basic design is some layered circles and rings in the center of a tone on tone card panel with […]

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Another Installment of Creative Ways to Use Dies!

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We love sharing creative ways to use dies and today we have another fun twist on die cutting using one of our cool slimline dies. Allison is going to take us through how she made the beautiful, fun cloud layers on this adorable card. We love how she reversed the die on her layers to make a width-wise cloud – it just adds to that whole pretty floaty look. Let’s check out her how-tos! First Allison cut a whole stack […]

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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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Adorable Polar Bear Greeting Cards!

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What better way to send warm winter wishes than with cute polar bear greeting cards? This cute fellow atop his huge snowball is just the thing to bring a smile to someone’s face during the long winter months. We anticipated that this winter might need some additional sending of cheerful cards so we created a whole bunch of sets that could be used for the holidays AND beyond! This card is exactly the kind of project we had in mind! […]

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Cute Christmas Cards DIY AND Slimline!

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Today we have some really cute Christmas cards DIY in slimline mode. Of course you can adapt this adorable design to a standard sized card but we just love that Allie has packed a whole happy scene onto this card. Let’s check it out! Allie says “These cuties always find their way into a few of my cards through the year. I love the look on their faces and their playful postures.” Of course the way she’s colored them and […]

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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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Soft and Lovely Elegant Thank You Cards

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Today we are excited to share some soft and lovely elegant thank you cards that you can make – one or a batch! – to send for more formal occasions or just when you want to send something really pretty. Don’t these just fit that bill perfectly? And these cards use some basic design ideas that you can use for any kind of card so read on and be inspired! First you can see that this card was made featuring […]

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Make a Batch of Cute Homemade Christmas Cards!

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Do you make a lot of cards and if so, are you looking for some ideas for batches of really cute homemade Christmas cards? You are in the RIGHT PLACE! Today Allie has a terrific idea for a basic design idea that you can customize to your heart’s content – here using a few of our brand new Christmas stamp and die sets – to make a big beautiful batch of cards. Let’s dive in! First, here are the new […]

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Showing Off A New Slimline Die Set!

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Wowzers – isn’t this card made with the new Nested Scallop slimline die set gorgeous? When we started designing and bringing you slimline die sets, we made sure to keep some of the more popular motifs from our standard dies and scallops are ALWAYS a hit. This card takes full advantage of how fantastic layers look on a slimline card and Allie used one of our super cool slimline insert dies, too, for a look that is so rich and […]

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Handmade Thank You Card Ideas

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We don’t know about you, but we love having handmade thank you card ideas handy because there are so many reasons to say “thank you”! Today, Allison is showing us one of these great DIY card ideas using one of our recently released background stamps and a fun coloring technique as the focal point. We love how she created sort of an ombre look from the outside edges of the card to the center! She did this by stamping the […]

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Halloween Crafts To Make Today!

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Looking for some ways to use your existing stamps and dies to make some fun Halloween crafts? We got you covered. Follow along for some Tricks and Treats and some frightful inspiration from our Designers and we make non-card items that are sure to WOW!  Candy Bar Wrappers Supplies: 5335-01D Build an Owl Die 5335-02D Owl Halloween add ons Die 5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies 1349 field of stars background 1343 Snakeskin background 1356 wavy line background Steps: 1. Cut […]

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