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Color a Windy Background With Markers

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Did you know you can color a windy background with markers? Truly, you can! When Melinda first saw this new stamp set she said she immediately pictured the girl bringing home her flowers from the market on a windy day. So she set out to color a windy background with markers and my word – she nailed it! Can’t you just feel those soft, sweet scented gusts and breezes puffing around our flower bearing friends? Want to see how you […]

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A Cute Handmade Faux Polaroid Card

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Give someone a case of the smilies with this adorable handmade faux Polaroid card! Did you know that Polaroid cameras are back? They do say everything old is new again and the photos from the new cameras look almost identical to the ones from days gone by. It’s no wonder then that two of our fabulous designers chose to use our new Group of Friends stamp to design their versions of a handmade faux Polaroid card. Let’s get Carol’s instructions […]

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A Sweet Handmade Card With Dogs To Send Love!

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How adorable is this handmade cards with dogs? April’s theme is animals and we have TONS of cute critters to help you make cards of all kinds. This handmade card with dogs from Julie feels like a warm and fuzzy hug and is perfect to bridge the super warm end-of-winter weather days with the chilly isn’t-this-suppose-to-be-Spring-already evenings. Let’s get Julie’s steps for creating this cute card that is loaded with love. Julie started by stamping the canine cuties from our […]

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Inking Diagonal Stripes – Card Making Tip!

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You will NEVER struggle with inking diagonal stripes in perfect alignment again! Inking diagonal stripes can be a real pain in the neck! They can often be hard to get lined up with whatever element you are adding them to, the alignment can “drift” with edges getting off kilter and you can end up with uneven gaps between the stripes. In today’s FREE video tutorial, Preeti shares her method for inking diagonal stripes in any colors, on any element and […]

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Video – Faux Watercolor Using Copics

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Come learn how to use your Copic markers to create a beautiful faux watercolor effect! We are back today with another amazing FREE video tutorial from Preeti sharing her brilliant method for creating faux watercolor with Copics. You can use any alcohol marker brand to create this gorgeous hand painted look and no one will know you weren’t working away at these miniature works of art for hours! We hope you love these free video tutorials and would love to […]

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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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Two Handmade Slimline Cards Using Bright Colors – VIDEO!

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Today in the last segment of our color theory video tutorials, we are sharing two fabulous handmade slimline cards using bright colors. This time of year can be gray and cold so what better way to cheer us up than with these two, gorgeous, FUN handmade slimline card using bright colors chosen to chase away the chill? These colors really POP on these cards!  This is the last video in Preeti’s color theory series – you can see the first […]

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More Handmade Cards For Coffee Lovers

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 Here’s an idea for handmade cards for coffee lovers – and cat lovers! This idea for handmade cards for coffee lovers includes some feline friends and we think it’s just fabulous! A good cup of coffee, a friendly kitty and this card all share that cozy feeling of warmth and affection. Let’s take a look at how Lisa put this together so we can try it out, too. A quick note – we’ve receive messages from fans thanking us for […]

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Super Cute Critter Slimline Cards!

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These cute critter slimline cards are great for any card sending occasion! We love cute critters and we love slimline cards so can you imagine how we feel about this idea from Julie for cute critter slimline cards? Yep – over the moon! And the fact that she’s using all THREE of our super stinkin’ cute, really popular and oh-so-flexible Woodlands Animals sets makes this that much more special. Let’s take a look at how she made this so we […]

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Cute Handmade Snowman Cards

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Cute handmade snowman cards like these will get you through the whole winter for any occasion! Aren’t these just SUCH cute handmade snowman cards? Can’t you just see anyone opening your envelope and being just totally bowled over by their cuteness? These are from Julie and today we are going to get her inside scoop on how she made them. First she stamped the snowman from our Christmas Inchies several times, stamped the tree a few times and stamped some […]

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Cute Cards To Cheer Someone Up!

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Grab this idea for cute cards to cheer someone up, no matter how old they might be! We are in love with this idea from Natasha for some truly cute cards to cheer someone up of send them a sweet note of encouragement. When you think about it, we send lots of cards for big occasions and we know that it’s the everyday stuff that ends up mattering the most. Why note send one of these sweet notes just to […]

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Cute Winter Card Ideas – With a Fluffy Friend!

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If you are looking for cute winter card ideas, this one will be a keeper for sure! It’s time of year when we will see lots of fun winter card ideas and this one really struck us thanks to that sweet little kitten that makes us just want to pick her up and give her a nose boop! How cute is this? Let’s get all the making details from Annie…. Annie says she was inspired because our new Diamond With […]

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Our Slimline Card Stencils Add So Much!

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Our slimline card stencils are super hot and here’s an example of why! We love coming up with new ideas for slimline card stencils – there aren’t a ton out there and they can add so so much to your projects. We even have a few in the works which you will see very soon so be sure to check back every day because as soon as they get HERE, they will be ready to get to YOU! Today’s project […]

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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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Make Some Cute Snowman Christmas Cards With Copics!

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Cute snowman Christmas cards are always in style and these are so fun to make! Many of you have said that you love ideas for cards that can be used for lots of reasons and these cute snowman Christmas cards totally fit the bill. Even though it is created as a winter card, it’s a perfect non-denominational card for the holidays. Let’s see how Carol made it and pick up her tips for using Copics to add all the vavoom! […]

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A Great Idea for Handmade Encouragement Cards!

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There are plenty of reasons to send handmade encouragement cards and this design is excellent for any one of those reasons! Sending handmade encouragement cards to people who are going through a challenge or could use a little boost is such a lovely way to let them know you are supporting them. This idea is so sweet and still packs a punch with its command to “Be Brave!” Let’s make one along with Melinda!   First, stamp our Brushed Flower […]

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How to Remove White Border From Die Cuts

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Learn the solution for how to remove white border from die cuts to make them float on your cards! We all want solutions for the pesky how to remove white border from die cuts issue when we are using them against a dark background. Well today, Carol has a fantastic idea and it doesn’t involve recutting all around the die cuts! Let’s go follow along with Carol as she puts together this gorgeous card. First Carol made that beautifully rich […]

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A Side Step Card Hack For Using Pre-Cut Bases

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If you use a precut base to make a side step card you will love this PRO TIP! Making a side step card doesn’t have to be difficult or tricky when you start with a pre-cut base like the ones we carry in the store from The Paper Cut. Yes, you can cut and score on your own but who wants to spend crafty time doing that? Today Lisa has a super fun, critter laden side step card for us […]

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A Fun Card Design Using Die Cut Words

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Use your die cut words in a fun way to dress up a card! We love using die cut words as focal elements on cards and today we are sharing a fast and fun project from Julie using one of our brand new Shadow Word dies. Something we’ve been hearing is that people are really liking the scale of the shadow we added and we are so glad! Let’s take a closer look at how Julie made this card so […]

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Alcohol Ink Techniques – Blending for Backgrounds

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Looking for new alcohol ink techniques? Read on for some great PRO TIPS! We love when our designers share fun new ways to use our goodies and today Lisa is sharing one of her super fun alcohol ink techniques to create this gorgeous background for this super fun card. Lisa says she loves combining sets from our store and had you said that our super popular Garden Gnomes would look so great with one of our new Easter sets we […]

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Repeat Stamping Slimline Style!

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Repeat stamping slimline style looks AWESOME and is SO EASY! We love an easy project that gives a lot of impact and this fun card from Julie using a repeat stamping slimline technique just cracks us up! How adorable is this? Before we dive in to this awesome card, remember that ALL our slimline dies are on sale through tomorrow. Take a nice juicy 20% off any and ALL our slimline dies and if you’ve been wanting to build your […]

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