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Quick and Easy Handmade Butterfly Cards

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These handmade butterfly cards are SO sweet! Today Allie is sharing such a sweet and simple design for some quick and easy handmade butterfly cards that are excellent for lots of different occasions. Keeping the elements simple and unfussy – but still beautiful in their own right – keeps the focus on the darling butterflies. Let’s see how she did it! Allie started by taking a card sized panel of white card stock and blended the lighter shades of the […]

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A Pretty Way To Use A Patterned Cover Die

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See how to use a patterned cover die to add instant detail to your cards! When we designed this organic style patterned cover die we envisioned it being used as a more decorative lattice. Our designers have been doing just that and today Allison has another pretty twist on using this sort of leafy, sort of wavy cover die to add lots of textural interest to a a handmade card. Allie started by taking a piece of white card stock […]

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Handmade Shaker Cards To Make Them Chuckle!

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Check out these easy handmade shaker cards with a sense of humor! Today’s handmade shaker cards will crack ANYONE up but if you know a fellow craft who could use a laugh or two, THIS card is perfect! Let’s take a look at how Allison made this for us. Allie says she mentally connected the look on this turkey’s face with the funny sentiment and knew she had to put them together. So she started by stamping our Turkey onto […]

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Make Your Shadow Word Die Cut “Float”

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This is such a cool way to use a shadow word die cut! We’ve got five options in the store for you to create beautiful script with shadow word die cut elements for your cards and we’ve loved seeing all the ways you’ve been using them. Many of the comments we get are that you are all grateful that we created the shadow part of the die cut to actually match the script portion and that the shadow is just […]

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Love Heat Embossing Ideas For Handmade Cards?

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You will want to add this pretty project to your heat embossing ideas file! Today’s addition to great heat embossing ideas for floral cards comes to us as a bonus project from Allison and we are so excited to share this with you. This card is just so soft and ethereal but you know the design will last forever thanks to the power of heat embossing. Let’s check it out! Allie loves the soft look you get from heat embossing […]

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How To Use Stencils For Card Making – Quick and Easy!

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Check out this super simple way for how to use stencils for card making. There are lots of ways for how to use stencils for card making and we love the ways that are super easy and quick without too much fuss. Today Allison is showing us one of those and we have to say we love how she’s deliberately allowed the stencil to do all the work and hasn’t tried to make it all “perfect”. Let’s take a look […]

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See How To Use Nested Die Cut Frames On A Card

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Use several nested die cut frames to really set off elements on a card! We sell four different dies to make nested die cut frames and we have to say that they are very popular probably because they cut so many pieces all at once! While you can certainly use the frames individually, they do look truly striking when used together, as on this gorgeous card from Allison. Shall we try making one? First, cut a piece of white card […]

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Looking For Snowman Card Ideas For Any Occasion?

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See a great example of snowman card ideas you can use all season long! While we are celebrating Christmas in July this month, we are thrilled to have this all-occasion project to add to our snowman card ideas. While it makes an excellent Christmas card, it’s also perfect for just about any other snowman-needed occasion!  Let’s see how Allison put this together for us. First, Allie used the second largest die from our Nested Rectangle With Pierce set adn cut […]

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Make a Batch of Adorable 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 adorable 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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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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Make a Round Card With Die Cuts – Quick and Easy!

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See how to make a round card with die cuts in no time! It’s really easy to make a round card with die cuts when you simply layer different sized and edged circles together. The bonus of this project is that because it’s a flip-over card, it can double as the cutest summer gift tag! Let’s see just how easy this is to put together! Allison chose a fishie theme but you can use this easy design idea with any […]

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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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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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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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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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