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Distressed Mica Stain Sprays – WOW!

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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 […]

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Handmade Birthday Card Idea for Cat Lovers

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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 […]

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How To Emboss With Metal Dies For More Looks!

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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 […]

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Try This Handmade Ombre Birthday Card Idea!

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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, […]

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A Pretty Mini Slimline Window Card

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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 […]

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Great DIY Birthday Cards For Golfers!

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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! […]

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Cute Cat Birthday Cards With a Cool Trick!

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This idea for cute cat birthday cards can be used over and over! Cat lovers are special people and what better way to celebrate them than with cute cat birthday cards like this one? Lisa used some previously created gel print paper on her card and you can use your own gel plate paper OR substitute any patterned paper that works for you. By heat embossing one of our background stamps over the paper, Lisa has created a hybrid specialty […]

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A Cool Idea for Mixed Media Birthday Cards!

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Mix your media and supplies to make a super cool card background! Mixed media birthday cards are always fun because you never really are 100% sure how your creation will turn out so there’s an element of surprise. We love the idea of experimenting with a collection of some of our tools and different applications of art media and today Natasha has created this colorful card loaded with texture. Let’s get a closer look at the making so we can […]

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An Ombre Rainbow Background on a Card!

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Easy to make – hard to stop staring at! This ombre rainbow background is one of the most delicious things we’ve seen! The way these colors blend together over this shaker card background makes this card look like so much greater than the sum of its parts. Allison took some basic birthday elements and combined them with this super colorful, can’t-stop-looking-at-it background to make a card that is truly a knockout! Let’s get her inside scoop. First Allison used the […]

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A Sweet Handmade Cat Birthday Card!

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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, […]

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Three Ways To Color Handmade Cards – VIDEO!

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Get some great tricks and tips for adding color to your handmade cards! Today Colleen has created a fun, tip loaded video for us showing three ways to color handmade cards using alcohol markers and our own Color Fuse dye inks. Colleen says she’s really itching for spring and that inspired her to create this beautiful, colorful card. You can watch the video here and then scroll down for the step by step instructions. Doesn’t Colleen make it all look […]

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A Clean and Simple Mini Slimline Birthday Card

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Make a STACK of these clean and simple birthday cards! One of the great things about mini slimline cards is that thanks to their compact size and rectangular shape, you don’t need a ton of things on one to make it super cute. This clean and simple mini slimline birthday card packs ALL the celebration in with an easy to make, super fun stacked cake. Speaking of birthdays, if you’ve been following along this month you know that this is […]

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Make a Birthday Shaker Card Slimline Style!

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Shaker cards plus birthday cards equals extra fun! We like to imagine that today’s birthday shaker card – slimline style for extra celebration – is for us! As you may or may not know, this month we are celebrating 29 years of providing fabulous stamps, dies, inks, stencils and other fun products you can use in your creative card making and paper crafting pursuits. We are honored to serve such a friendly, creative community and to celebrate OUR birthday, we […]

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A Pretty Example of Rustic Birthday Card Ideas!

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This project is proof that rustic birthday cards can be truly pretty! We’ve seen some rustic birthday card ideas that, while lovely to look at, weren’t what you would call “pretty” – this one breaks the mold! Natasha says “I fell in love with the Birthday Vase Stamp set and love the rustic feel of the vase.  I was inspired to create a colorful card using this stamp set along with pattern papers from my stash!” Well, we sure are […]

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A Take on Background Techniques For Card Making

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There are lots of ways to make card backgrounds – check out this simple fun way! There are loads of background techniques for card making ranging from the unadorned to the fabulously complicated. This one, from Jamie, is definitely on the easier side but sacrifices no details nor pretty impact. Let’s take a look at what she’s made for us. Jamie started by stamping the vase of flowers from our new Birthday Vase stamp set with black Versafine ink onto […]

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Funny Handmade Birthday Cards For Friends

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Who says funny can’t be gorgeous? Today we’ve got an idea for funny handmade birthday cards for friends that are so beautiful it takes a second for the funny part to kick in. And we LOVE it! When we designed this set – part of our fun filled Birthday release – we combined these easy to whip up flowers with these sayings that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Today, Allie is showing that off to perfection. Let’s dive […]

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How to Stencil Using Multi Colors of Ink

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Use lots of different colors of ink with your stencil for a super cool background! Today we’ve got an eye-popping birthday card made for us by Julie to show us how to stencil using multi colors of our awesome Color Fuse Ink. We just love how the colors pop on their own and here and there blend together to make gorgeous new shades. Let’s dive right in and get Julie’s tips! Julie started with our Geometric #1 stencil and several […]

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A Pretty Happy Birthday Cake Card!

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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 […]

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Add Cute Details Using Embossing Powder

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Using embossing powder in different colors on the same card easily adds lots of cute details! We all know that using embossing powder and our heat tools to add some textural details to our cards is an easy trick. Today’s card shows how combining two different colors of embossing powders can be really complementary and give those little details just enough extra wow to make them special. Let’s take a look at this cute card Jamie has made for us […]

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Cute Handmade Birthday Card Ideas Inspiration!

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Use this project to inspire cute handmade birthday card ideas forever! We think this project will be one of those cute handmade birthday card ideas that you come back to over and over. Renee has used a basic card layout to make one of the stinkin’ cutest cards AND it’s perfect for someone of any age! You can change out any of the elements and the colors and always have a design that is sure to delight whomever is lucky […]

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Looking For The Best Ink Colors For Stamps?

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See why our ink colors for stamps are becoming huge fan favorites! When we launched our Color Fuse Ink collection, we really did feel they offered some of the best ink colors for stamps and paper crafting. Well! Our customers who have tried these fabulous inks out have all said that our Color Fuse line is their absolute favorite and we are so thrilled! And our designers love them, too, and not just because they are our designers. Because our […]

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