Today’s tip for how to align stencils and stamps is sheer genius! If you’ve ever experienced smeared stamping ink when stenciling, cockeyed stamps over stenciled designs or any of the other perils that come with needing precise alignment today’s method for how to align stencils and stamps is going to make you do the happy dance! Sorry, didn’t meant to set up a rhyme….. Carol apologized to use for a “long” post and we said if every post she does […]Continue Reading
A Funny Handmade Birthday Card Idea!
See how a sassy greeting adds the giggles to this funny handmade birthday card idea. We are just cracking up at how Jamie took her very pretty design for a project adorned with layered die cut flowers and instantly turning it into a super funny handmade birthday card idea by using a chuckle worthy sentiment! When you see a card like this, you really start to appreciate some of the “less traditional” sentiments we have and see how they can […]Continue Reading
A Fun Birthday Card Made With Die Cuts!
Feel the breeze from this super cute birthday card made with die cuts! We love when our designers see things out of the box and this really fun birthday card made with die cuts combines several looks for something so colorful and festive! Dawn says “When I saw this bicycle I knew that I had to create a country scene where the Happy Birthday balloons were flowing off of the back. I can feel the wind in my hair riding […]Continue Reading
Make a Custom Stamped Background With Small Stamps!
This custom stamped background with small stamps is PERFECT to use with large sentiment stamps! When we first saw this card, we honestly thought we had forgotten one of the patterns from our Paper Pads. When we dove into the post to learn more, we saw that Carol had created this custom stamped background with small stamps as the perfect setting for two of our script and shadow die sets. You’ve just got to soak up this whole post because […]Continue Reading
Try This Easy Paper Pieced Card Background
Today’s easy paper pieced card background can be an awesome go-to design element for any project! Today we have this oh-so-pretty birthday card that uses such a clever and easy paper pieced card background that we have been asking ourselves where has this been all our lives? Jamie used two coordinating papers from our Modern Floral 6 X 6 Paper Pad and they look gorgeous together! We can also see this easy and fast technique being used with boldly contrasting […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Springy Floral Birthday Card
Today’s handmade springy floral birthday card is packed with blooms! It’s our birthday month and we are celebrating big time! We were looking at some of the beautiful projects we’ve shared and felt like this handmade springy floral birthday card needed to be shown off. All those delicious blossoms, massed in the opposite corners, creates such a beautiful balance and frames the simple sentiment so perfectly! This card from Kittie was featured about a year ago and it’s such a […]Continue Reading
Rubbernecker February 2023 New Release!
Come see all the fabulous new products and some projects from the Rubbernecker February 2023 New Release! It’s our birthday this month – if you hadn’t noticed! – and we are celebrating in every way we can think of. What better way do show off what we love the most than with this Rubbernecker February 2023 New Release, packed full of new stamps, dies and papers,and a couple of stencils most with a birthday twist? You will be SO excited […]Continue Reading
A Sparkly Birthday Cake Birthday Card!
You will LOVE the fun sparkly background on this colorful birthday cake birthday card! This birthday cake birthday card is about creating a tone-on-tone layer by using sparkly white heat embossing over white card stock. This creates a TON of visual impact but complements rather than competes with Carol’s GORGEOUS colorful details. Let’s check out all the details of the making! Let’s create that beautiful background and the card base first: Now let’s make the yummy cake! SO smart! We […]Continue Reading
Make a Card With a Color Wheel In Ombre!
Today’s beautiful color wheel in ombre is all you need to make this card a work of art! Today we have a beautiful, clean and simple birthday card made by Melinda. She created a color wheel in ombre effect with die cuts and it is simply breathtaking! We can see this done in so many variations with different die cuts, a single color ombre look and even as a row instead of a circle. Any way you put this together […]Continue Reading
A Happy Birthday Owl Card LOADED With Cuteness!
Today we have a beyond adorable happy birthday owl card from one of our new designers, Ricky. THis card, loaded with gifts of all sizes, features that gorgeously colored character dead center and he just looks like he can’t wait to break out in song! Let’s get into the details so we can make one of these, too. Ricky started with the owl by using our Build an Owl set to cut out the parts and pieces he wanted to […]Continue Reading
Make This Cute Cupcake Birthday Slimline Card!
Today’s adorable cupcake birthday slimline card has tons of extra space for all your happy wishes! Today we get to “feast” our eyes on this adorable – and quick and easy! – cupcake birthday slimline card, loaded with cute details all thanks to the detailed stamps and a pretty patterned paper frame. Let’s look at the steps and see how we can reproduce this sweet treat at home. Jamie started by cutting her festive decorative paper and a piece of […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Hippo Slimline Birthday Card!
Once you see this handmade hippo slimline birthday card you just might fall in love! Sammi, one of our amazing new designers, came up with this adorable handmade hippo slimline birthday card and we are absolutely in LOVE with these cute little friends! Sammi said she got her inspiration for this projects once she laid eyes on these little cuties and since she loves a scene card, envisioned them cavorting across a slimline sized card. Let’s take a look at […]Continue Reading
An Easy But BEAUTIFUL Handmade Floral Birthday Card!
Use this quick and easy design for a handmade floral birthday card over and over for so many gorgeous cards! Today we are showing off a project from Julie who brings a hint of spring fever and lots of celebration with this handmade floral birthday card. This design is so simple yet so so stunning and you can create endless cards using the basic layout with lots of different papers, colors, flowers and even change up the greeting for more […]Continue Reading
A Beautiful Handmade Birthday Card Idea!
If you love lots of color, you are going to adore this beautiful handmade birthday card idea! Today’s bright, cheerful and just beautiful handmade birthday card idea comes to us from Lisa and we are just loving how she combined that sunny yellow with those almost vintage feeling pinks. And then to set it all off with hot pink foil and black accents – it all just works to feel so celebratory! One of the best things about this card […]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
Distressed Mica Stain Sprays – WOW!
This card is super easy to make using distressed mica stain sprays – get some tips and learn how to make your own sprays! Today Natasha has created a beautiful card using one of our brand new background stamps and some distressed mica stain sprays to give it a beautiful, barely-there-shimmery watercolored look. This technique is so fast and easy and since every card will be a little different, it’s a very fun way to express your creativity when you […]Continue Reading
Handmade Birthday Card Idea for Cat Lovers
Use this handmade birthday card idea for cat lovers to make them feel truly special! Whether it’s you who is a feline fan or the lucky friend you are sending this to, this handmade birthday card idea for cat lovers totally fits the bill! Adding the cute die cut details over some simple layers made with our mini slimline dies give you tons of design variations! Allison created this for us and, as always, we’ve got the goods on how […]Continue Reading
How To Emboss With Metal Dies For More Looks!
Get even MORE out of your metal dies by using them to EMBOSS! Today we are showing off a card from Kittie where she used her tips for how to emboss with metal dies to get a whole new look using our Nested Scallop with Half Holes die set. When you use your metal dies as embossing tools, you instantly double the value of your crafting stash. It’s super easy to do once you know the correct sandwich to use for […]Continue Reading
Try This Handmade Ombre Birthday Card Idea!
This handmade ombre birthday card is fun and funny and perfect for just about anyone! We are getting such a kick out this handmade ombre birthday card in its bright and beautiful greens and with that funny little saying! This kind of card is perfect to send to anyone celebrating another year! Shall we get Julie’s inside scoop so we can try this out ourselves? Julie started with that dynamic background by applying distress inks in shades of yellow greens, […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Mini Slimline Window Card
Use this idea for a mini slimline window card over and over! The simple design of this mini slimline window card can be used as the base for so many other styles and designs of mini slimline cards. You can swap out the focal elements for virtually any other motif, change up the color story to any of your favorite combinations, swap out the stenciling on the windows and swap out sentiments to have an endless choice of ideas for […]Continue Reading
Great DIY Birthday Cards For Golfers!
Celebrate a golfing enthusiast’s birthday with a bright, DIY golf-themed card! Even though our March theme is all things spring, we just HAD to carry over this fabulous idea for DIY birthday cards for golfers! The bright spring colors and the idea of getting OUTSIDE in the fresh air felt to us like the most perfect bridge between our birthday month long celebration and our eager welcoming of the new season. Jean made this for us and we LOVE it! […]Continue Reading