How beautiful is this super creative handmade thank you card idea? This month we are seeing one creative handmade thank you card idea after another. This one really caught our attention with all of the captivating depth and dimension, both tactile and aesthetic. There are physical with dimensional adhesive but the way in which Allison added the visual layering just makes this card POP. Let’s learn from her, shall we? To start, Allie stamped our News Paper Background with Fern […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Floral Thank You Card!
Get the inside scoop on how to make this delightful floral thank you card. This pretty floral thank you card is loaded with dimension and texture and gorgeous color. Thanks to some easy to use dies, it comes together super fast and is enhanced by that lovely pattern from one of the sheets from our Harvest Time Paper Pad. Let’s get all of Allison’s tips and tricks and make one, too, shall we? First, Allie used the medium sized die […]Continue Reading
Such a Cute Gingerbread Man Christmas Card!
Send the sweetest holiday message with this cute-enough-to-eat gingerbread man Christmas card! We are just loving this adorable gingerbread man Christmas card! It’s such a lovely, classic way to send a holiday greeting and is perfect for people for whom the holidays are all about the treats! This card also has a huge secret – it’s SUPER fast and easy to put together and ideal for batch making! Let’s take a look at how Allison put this together. First, she […]Continue Reading
How to Make a Wreath With Die Cut Sprigs
This quick and easy method for how to make a wreath with die cut sprigs will have you looking for excuses to use them! One of the most iconic elements for holiday cards are a traditional evergreen wreath. There is nothing wrong with using a simple wreath die cut like this one but when you learn how to make a wreath with die cut sprigs in this post, you will probably start looking at ALL your foliage dies differently! This […]Continue Reading
Beautiful AND Funny Handmade Cards for Friends!
Who says funny handmade cards for friends can’t also be gorgeous? Check out this sassy yet sophisticated card design idea! We’ve got lots of sentiments that can help you make funny handmade cards for friends and today Allie is sharing how she combined one of those with some truly beautiful flowers and a snazzy dimensional background for the perfect combination of sweet and sassy. Let’s check out how she did it. First, Allie stenciled shades of fresh green from Color […]Continue Reading
A Twist On A Ripped Paper Technique!
Who knew that you could create such a beautiful background with a simple ripped paper technique? Card makers have been tearing up their papers for as long as they’ve been making cards. Today Allison is sharing her take on a simple ripped paper technique to create a background that is so stunning and adds so much visual interest, letting her little embellished die cut flowers really pop. Let’s get her details so we can make one of our own! Allie […]Continue Reading
Two Perfect Gnome Cards For Friends!
Get the steps to make not just one but two adorable gnome cards for friends to make their day! These two gnome cards for friends are SO cute and they are so versatile that this is a design idea you are going to want to bookmark or pin on Pinterest to use over and over. Change up your color scheme and the sentiments and you’ve got cards for DAYS! Let’s check out Allison’s details so we can make these and […]Continue Reading
The CUTEST Halloween Gift Tags!
Just wait until you see these beyond adorable Halloween gift tags made with one of our brand new stamp sets! As we’ve mentioned, Halloween is the third most popular holiday in the US. Maybe it’s the cute costumes, the sense of community with trick or treating or the vast amounts of candy circulating but we know Halloween paper crafting is always very popular. These insanely sweet Halloween gift tags from Allison are just the thing to use to turn any […]Continue Reading
Inking Paper Pierced Backgrounds – WOW!
Get another look at how inking paper pierced backgrounds adds so much detail and richness with such easy steps! Based on the responses to this card and this card, you love the technique of inking paper pierced backgrounds to emphasize the design while adding color, texture and dimension. Today, Allison is using this to create a Fall card for us that has a gorgeous glow accented with a sweet little rustic vignette. Let’s get into the making so we can […]Continue Reading
Offset Layered Die Cut Background – WOW!
You are going to RUN to your craft spot to make this offset layered die cut background! We are in AWE of the effect that this offset layered die cut background has on this project and our brains are popping with ideas for how to use this fun trick with other dies. Aren’t you just bedazzled by all those gorgeous angles? The depth and richness of this textured look is fantastic! And when you see how easy this is – […]Continue Reading
Looking for Mini Slimline Snowman Card Ideas?
If you are on the hunt for cute mini slimline snowman card ideas, this just might be your last stop! With mini slimline cards still so hot and snowmen being just so dang cute, then it’s no surprise that slimline snowman card ideas are always in demand. This super cute card with its winter holiday but non-Christmas specific greeting is an ideal card, much like yesterday’s project, to have to send to anyone and everyone this holiday season. Plus, this […]Continue Reading
A Sweet Mini Slimline Snowman Shaker Card
Beat the heat with this mini slimline snowman shaker card to kick off our Christmas in July 2022! We love this adorable mini slimline snowman shaker card! The photos just do NOT do this project justice! When you shake the card, the sparkly shaker filler adds a barely there but fabulously dramatic “snowfall” through those tiny windows in that mini slimline cover die. What a fun way to kick off our Christmas in July 2022 celebration! Would you like to […]Continue Reading
More Inking over Paper Piercing – GORGEOUS!
Here’s another example of inking over paper piercing – what a GREAT look! The other day we shared a card with inking over paper piercing and today Allie is sharing a different take on that with this GORGEOUS cloudy background! Cloud stenciled backgrounds are not new to this blog but THIS easy quick technique adds an element of richness that takes this traditional background to a new level. Let’s make one of our own! Start by running a piece of […]Continue Reading
A Quick and Easy Card Made With Die Cuts
How fabulous is this quick and easy card made with die cuts and layered for a peek-a-boo look? Every once in a while you “meet” a card whose design is so simple and so easy but has so many possibilities that it takes you a moment to realize what a gem you have on your hands. This quick and easy card made with die cuts is one of those. Want to see how just fast and easy it is? Check […]Continue Reading
Heat Embossing With Layered Stencils
Combine heat embossing with layered stencils for truly eye popping effects! We’ve talked a little about our new layered flower stencils giving you lots of new and fun ways to add color to your projects. Today Allie is sharing her gorgeous card that she made by combining heat embossing with layered stencils to add a fresh artistic look to her stamped flowers. She’s spelling it all out for us to give it a try so let’s go! Start by stamping […]Continue Reading
Stamped and Stenciled Flowers – SO Pretty!
Such pretty details from stamped and stenciled flowers – and so easy! Allie made this card for us using new stamped and stenciled flowers and popped them over a stenciled background and the combination is just so pretty! We are watching these new layered flower stencil sets with coordinating stamp sets FLY out the door and when you see cards like this one, you can see why they are becoming so popular. Allie promised that this card is not difficult […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Card in Lavender and Blue – Stunning!
This handmade card in lavender and blue has a fun trick used on the sentiment! So we think we can all agree that this handmade card in lavender and blue is an absolute knockout, right? Lavender and soft blue is a beautiful color combination all on its own. Used here with these beautifully detailed roses against that airy, fresh background – well, it just creates a mood that sings “Spring!”. We want to mention two things. First, due to technical […]Continue Reading
Make a Cute Mini Slimline Shaker Card!
This adorable unicorn is PERFECT for today’s cute mini slimline shaker card! Mini slimline cards are still a fan favorite of card makers and one way to make them even MORE special is to turn them into shaker cards. We love that Allison was inspired to make this cute mini slimline shaker card using our new, adorable unicorn set! These chonky charmers are so chill and you just look at those faces and you can’t help but smile. Making mini […]Continue Reading
Cat Yoga Greeting Cards – A Real Thing!
Yes, cat yoga greeting cards are a thing and we’ve got a sneak peek at how we are making them SO FUN! Animals doing human things is always cute and often funny. In our new release coming next week, we’ve got something new that will let you make cat yoga greeting cards for so many occasions with this adorable theme. Today Allison is serving us a funny and sweet card for that true friend AND giving you a sneak peek […]Continue Reading
How To Make a 3D Butterfly Card
Use this easy technique for how to make a 3d butterfly card with any butterfly stamp! Allison has been on a roll and today she is going to show you how to make a 3D butterfly card using a new stamp and die set that is part of the new release coming in April, currently scheduled for April 5th. Mark your calendars because this release is LOADED with so many beautiful, fun and whimsical elements! You can, of course use […]Continue Reading
How To Alter a Die Cut To Match A Layer
Learn the easiest way for how to alter a die cut to match a layer for seamless edges! Thanks to our talented Design Team, we learn lots of cool tips and tricks and “professional grade” ways to make our handmade cards level up to little works of art. One of the things that we see them to a lot is make sure that when they use overlapping die cut elements, the edges line up just so. Today, Allison is sharing […]Continue Reading