See how using a layered flower stencil can add the most beautiful details to your handmade cards! Today we get to feast our eyes on Annie’s beautiful floral thank you card made using one of the sheets from our Modern Florals Paper Pad and a coordinating stamp and layered flower stencil set. We designed these layered stencils to allow you to instantly add gorgeous coloring details to the coordinating flower stamps and this is one of the prettiest examples we’ve […]Continue Reading
Beautiful and Easy Handmade Winter Cards Idea!
Today’s design for beautiful and easy handmade winter cards is so stunning and versatile and perfect for batch making! If you are looking for ideas for beautiful and easy handmade winter cards that you can use for just about any occasion, we have what might be the perfect design right here! This card comes together in no time and because the steps are super simple, you can break them up, do them all in slivers of time and then put […]Continue Reading
A Hand Stamped Card With Pine Cones and Berries
Celebrate winter with this beautiful hand stamped card with pine cones and berries! Today’s just gorgeous hand stamped card with pine cones and berries that celebrates all things Winter is complements of Annie. Annie says “I love using my Christmas-themed stamps after the holidays are over to send friendly winter hellos or to wish someone a lovely winter birthday.” This card is so perfect for so many different occasions and we are thinking we might need to make a few […]Continue Reading
A Sweet Design for Handmade Fall Thank You Cards
Make a few of these pretty handmade Fall thank you cards to have on hand! Today we get to feast our eyes on this idea for such vibrant and cheerful handmade Fall thank you cards thanks to Annie. She says “While brightly colored leaves get all the love during fall, I actually love the gorgeous fiery autumn flowers more.” Well when they look like this, we sure do agree! Let’s take a look at how Annie made this for us […]Continue Reading
A Super Sweet Handmade Fall Card!
We are in LOVE with this sweet handmade Fall card with all its precious details and just beautifully colored Fall veggies! Today Annie has combined something older – seasonal dies – and something newer – our Harvest Time Paper Pad – and is sharing this sweet handmade Fall card. Using the tractors she sees pulling cartloads of pumpkins in her area, Annie recreated that iconic Fall vibe in paper. Let’s learn how she did it so we can make some, […]Continue Reading
A Cute AND Spooky Halloween Card!
Learn how to make a cute AND spooky Halloween card to cover all the bases! Today we are so excited to share a very cute and spooky Halloween card from Annie that has us both feeling the little shivers from the background and then a giggle from the adorable little creatures getting ready to trick and treat. This card is also pretty easy and fun to make so you get two pluses in on with two effects in one! Let’s […]Continue Reading
Happy Fall Slimline Card
Perfect for back to school or just to celebrate the season, this Happy Fall slimline card is quick to make and SO sweet. We love slimline cards for lots of reasons and this Happy Fall slimline card serves up all that extra space for a longer message (or a check) and features two very pretty images from our new Fall Happiness stamp set. Annie – the creator of this beautiful project – says “The gorgeous images in the new Fall […]Continue Reading
Another Adorable Handmade Halloween Card!
Looking for an idea for an adorable handmade Halloween card? Check out this super-cutie! Today we are serving up another absolutely adorable handmade Halloween card using one of our most popular new sets and our new Halloween patterned paper collection. We love how Annie combined our little trick-or-treating gourds in bright fun colors that perfect set off the polka-dots in the paper from our Spook-tacular Paper Pad. Let’s get her easy to do details and make one for ourselves! To […]Continue Reading
Use Embossing With a Stencil For a Fresh Look!
Check out how embossing with a stencil can give you a very cool look, especially with the same stencil inked on another element! Did you know that embossing with a stencil is so easy and that using your stencils this way instantly doubles the value of all those pretty designs you have? And then when you combine a stencil embossed element with an ink stenciled element, you get an amazing, rich, perfectly coordinated look. Today Annie is showing this off […]Continue Reading
Trendy Christmas Card Designs – Two in One!
We’ve got two looks in one with today’s example of trendy Christmas card designs! In our month long Christmas in July celebration we’ve been sharing some trendy Christmas card designs and concepts. Today, Annie has combined two hot trends on one very cool card! She’s used the whole “glow” look – so popular now and carrying right through the holidays – with the starry sky theme. This card is not just so serene and sweet, it’s easy to make and […]Continue Reading
A Cute Handmade Gnome Christmas Card!
Put a new “spin” on a cute handmade gnome Christmas card! Today we have this very cute handmade gnome Christmas card from Annie and we just love the way she’s set him against our pin wheel die cut to put a whole new “spin” on the most adorable holiday greetings! Annie says “When I saw the Offset Pinwheel Cover Die, I knew I wanted to turn it into a fun peppermint candy background for a Christmas card.” Honestly, the way […]Continue Reading
Such a Pretty Gerbera Daisy Card Design!
Make this pretty Gerbera daisy card design as is or swap out YOUR favorite blooms! Today’s super pretty Gerbera daisy card design is from Annie. She created this for us because, in her words “Gerbera daisies are my favorite kind of flower, so I knew right away that I wanted to stamp all of the beautiful blooms from the Layered Daisy Bouquet Stamp Set in tons of bright colors.” We just love how she’s used those colors to bring these […]Continue Reading
Rubbernecker June Release SNEAK PEEK!!!
We just can’t wait – check out this Rubbernecker June Release sneek peek of a set that has our Design Team over the moon! We didn’t want you to have to wait until next Tuesday to start getting your eyes on what’s coming in our Rubbernecker June Release so we just HAD to share this gorgeous project with you. Annie says “The beautiful image from the Flower Girl Stamp Set has so many gorgeous details that I wanted to make […]Continue Reading
How To Shade Using White Colored Pencils
Learn how to shade using white colored pencils on a tone on tone design. Today Annie is showing us an absolutely beautiful way on how to shade using white colored pencils on a monochromatic design and we are practically swooning! Who knew that just a touch of white on a tone on tone design could be so impactful! Annie said “There are times when a stamp is so beautiful, that I just want to let the image speak for itself. […]Continue Reading
Explore This Handmade Sunflower Card Idea
This beautiful handmade sunflower card idea just POPS with color! We are gaga over this handmade sunflower card idea, with the bright beautiful yellow sunflowers just positively popping over that bright bold blue plaid background! Our Color Fuse Inks are just perfect for this card design with all the shades so clear and clean and just deliciously colorful. Annie created this for us today using our Like a Sunflower Stamp set, part of the lineup of new goodies we just […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Square Card Idea To Save!
You will want to use this handmade square card idea over and over! Today we have Annie to thank for this charming handmade square card idea that we can see changed up so many ways. Annie says “Even though it was meant to be a fall-themed stamp set, I thought the sweet images and flowers in the Autumn Fox Stamp Set made it perfect for spring too.” We SO agree! We love that our Design Team shares so many projects […]Continue Reading
A Cute Hand Stamped Unicorn Card!
Today, our first cute hand stamped unicorn card using one of our brand new sets! Unicorns aren’t for everyone but as Annie says “there’s something about the goofy and chunky characters in the new Unicorns Stamp Set that I think gives them mass appeal” and when you see this cute hand stamped unicorn card we think you will all agree with her! Annie created this for us and she’s giving us all the inside scoop to try it out ourselves […]Continue Reading
Dramatic Spring Gold and Black Handmade Cards!
Put a fresh twist on gold and black handmade cards to usher in the new season! You don’t normally associate gold and black handmade cards with spring but today Annie is making us look twice at the classic, dramatic look. The use of softly colored flowers with a hand painted look over the bold and graphic elements of Annie’s background create a card that is loaded with details, contrast and fabulous texture. Let’s see how she did it! Annie […]Continue Reading
A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!
Look what a single mini slimline background die can add to a sweet card! When we design our dies, we try to create them so they can serve many purposes on your cards – this mini slimline background die has been a HUGE favorite so far and today Annie is letting it play a major role. And we LOVE it! Annie has made this adorable card, perfect for a friend, spring themed by using these precious little lambs and using […]Continue Reading
A Sweet Handmade Cat Birthday Card!
This is the PURRFECT birthday card for cat lovers! Since this is our birthday month and also since we just released our super cute (and SUPER popular!) For Each Other stamp set we’ve seen a few cute critter birthday cards this month. This handmade cat birthday card from Annie is both super sweet AND has a really cute back story. Annie says she was inspired to add this feline friend to her card because, in her words, “in my house, […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Happy Birthday Cake Card!
A Happy Birthday cake card lasts forever! What’s better on your birthday than a yummy cake and a pretty card? Maybe a Happy Birthday cake card that will last forever and always look delicious? This card from Annie combines all the sweetness of a delicious looking cake with the celebration of a birthday all in one precious card. Let’s see how she did it! First, Annie made her pretty background by stamping our brand new Happy Birthday #1 Stamp […]Continue Reading