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Tractor Thank You Cards – They’re a Thing!

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How sweet are these handmade slimline tractor thank you cards? Did you know if you google “tractor thank you cards” you will get over SEVEN MILLION results? It kind of makes sense when you think about all the hard working farmer we have in our country – what nicer way to express gratitude toward them with fun, handmade tractor thank you cards? Apparently, Annie is right on top of the trend! She says “I was inspired by the rolling hills […]

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Watercolored Autumn Thank You Cards

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You can make a stack of these autumn thank you cards and have them on hand all season! This month we are featuring projects that express gratitude and these autumn thank you cards are so perfect for the fall season. Annie says “I love to create Thanksgiving cards that are simple and warm.  The sketched look of the Fall Pumpkins Stamp Set was perfect for some faux no-line watercoloring using markers”.  Let’s get Annie’s tips on how to make this […]

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Make Some Happy Fall Cards!

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Today’s stamp set will give you lots of ways to make Happy Fall cards! Today we are sharing one of Annie’s Happy Fall cards that she made with a stamp set we created to honor the beauty of fall. Our Splatter Leaves set gives you pretty leaves to color and four different sayings that make creating Fall themed cards a snap. Let’s see how Annie put her spin on this theme. First, she stamped the leaves onto white card stock […]

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Create a 3D Effect With Markers – Easy!

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This card is gorgeous and the 3D effect with markers used makes it POP! This card is such a great example of how to create a realistic 3D effect with markers and it’s actually really easy to do! Let’s see how Annie combined a pretty one layer bouquet with a eye bending 3D effect to make a card that you can’t stop looking at! First, Annie stamped the bouquet of flowers from our Summer Bouquet stamp set onto who card […]

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Just One Of Our Heat Embossed Floral Card Ideas

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This example of heat embossed floral card ideas is definitely a keeper! Our designers constantly amaze us with their skills using heat embossing and this example of heat embossed floral card ideas is one that we know we will be bookmarking! It’s so easy to make and we love that the impact comes from using the sheen of gold a few easy ways with the pops of color in the flowers. Let’s see how Annie put this together for us! […]

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A Slimline Card For A Friend

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Today we have a slimline card for a friend that is truly a one of a kind! Making a slimline card for a friend is a fun way to create something that gives you plenty of space to catch up on all the comings and goings of life. This one from Annie was inspired by her thinking of the walls of fresh flowers at the flower market. So she made a little “slat wall” with a slimline die and tucked […]

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Make Some Cute Christmas Slimline Cards!

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These are such cute Christmas slimline cards and they are SO fun to make! We are in love with these cute Christmas slimline cards and we can’t get over how much impact Annie’s use of one of our new stencils added to the whole look. Annie says “stencils are one of the most versatile crafting tools out there and I love finding unique ways to use certain designs that make them even more useful.”  She definitely shows that off here! […]

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Christmas Gnomes on a “Peppermint” Background!

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These Christmas gnomes are extra “sweet” against their candy swirl background! Oooh – today we have a SUPER cute card featuring a couple of Christmas gnomes set upon a panel Annie created that looks just like a big ol’ batch of Starlight peppermints! What a CUTE combo! Let’s try making one! First, stamp a couple of the fanciful fellas from our Garden Gnomes set onto white card stock with black Copic-friendly ink and color them in, cutting them out with […]

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Another Funny Handmade Slimline Card!

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If you liked yesterday’s card, you will also love this funny handmade slimline card with more funny fish! Yesterday we shared an under the sea card with with a tongue in cheek twist and today we are sharing another funny handmade slimline card with more sea creatures! Annie just couldn’t stop making these adorable fish so she made a second slimline card so she could add them all together. Let’s “dive in”! Just like with yesterday’s project, Annie started by […]

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A Cute Handmade Slimline Pirate Card Idea!

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We love the details on this cute handmade slimline pirate card idea! When Annie set out to execute her cute handmade slimline pirate card idea she specifically chose a slimline card because, in her words, “I couldn’t get over how cute the images in the Pirates Under the High Seas Stamp Set are!” and wanted to use as many as she could. We LOVE hearing things like this! So let’s take a look at how Annie made this and get […]

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A Birthday Cake Card + A Bonus Card!

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Check out this adorable birthday cake card and a super “sweet” bonus project! We just about fell over when we saw this fabulous birthday cake card and positively squealed when we saw the extra card Annie made for us. She says “I loved all of the images in the new Dessert Stamp Set so much, I had to create two cards to be able to color nearly all of them”.  We just LOVE it when people are inspired to USE […]

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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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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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A Cute and Funny Handmade Cat Card

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This cute AND funny handmade cat card will be a huge hit with cat lovers! Today’s adorable and funny handmade cat card will really resonate with cat lovers because what other than a sassy squirrel could get a group of cats to line up so neatly? Annie put this card together to offer some sweet encouragement and it’s so cute that we can see this being used for plenty of other occasions just with a change of the greeting. Let’s […]

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More No Line Coloring – On A Sweet Slimline Card!

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Another take on no line coloring – so easy and such great results! No line coloring offers a totally different look for stamped images and today Annie is sharing her take on this fun technique with this adorable slimline card. Annie said that this card was inspired by all the real life foxes running around her yard and we love her bright spring look since we are ALL itching for Spring to finally get here! As we showed in this […]

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DIY Easter Cards To Make!

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An adorable idea for some easy DIY Easter cards! If DIY Easter cards are on your list this year, you SO want to check out this project!  Anne is sharing her take on no-line coloring today and we just love the soft, sweet look it adds. She also has added a simple frame to a cute scene featuring our new Easter bunnies and taken the whole look up a notch. Let’s dive right in and make one ourselves! First, stamp […]

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Make Some Birthday Cards – Cute Animals Included!

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These birthday cards – cute animals included from one stamp – are just perfect for “kids” of any age! The adorable critters set in a pretty, dreamy frame add a magical touch to a birthday wish and we can’t wait to show you how Annie did it. Annie says “Sometimes an image is so perfect, you can’t wait to color it and don’t need to add too much to embellish it” and we SO agree! Let’s get started! Begin by […]

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Easy Ink Blending For Gorgeous Results!

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Today’s beautiful birthday card is all about ink blending. This way of adding beautiful, dreamy color to a project is super easy and as today’s designer, Annie, says “whenever I’m not in the mood to color with markers or paint, ink blending is a fast way to color images and gives beautiful results.” It certainly does – just LOOK at that card! Want to learn how to make it? Here we go! First trim your background panel to 4″ x […]

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Don’t Put Away Your Christmas Inchies Stamps!

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This year’s set of Christmas Inchies stamps was SUPER popular and today’s sweet card from Annie is a PERFECT inspiration to keep using them throughout the entire winter season. Annie says it perfectly – “I love getting more use out of my Christmas stamp sets and dies by creating winter-themed birthday, hello, and love cards.  These adorable Christmas Inchies were too cute to put away until next year!” We agree! Let’s see how Annie made this card so YOU can […]

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Tri-Fold Window Cards – Easy Hack!

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We just LOVE it when our designers spot something clever and today we are excited to share a very fun and easy way to make stunning tri-fold cards without having to purchase specially sized card stock. Annie, who brings us today’s card, spotted that all the “In Circle” dies released this past fall are the same size and line up the same way and she’s showing us a way to layer them to make a tri-fold card that you can […]

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A Super Pretty Slimline Holiday Card!

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We just love this slimline holiday card because it can easily be used for Christmas OR for a simple winter holiday or cheer card just by swapping out the greeting. And Annie shares so many fun and easy ways to really take your cards up a notch with all her helpful ideas – let’s check it out!   Annie started by cutting a panel of white card stock with the largest die from the Slimline Nested Scallop With Stitch die […]

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