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How To Add Texture To Cardstock – Two Ways

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Check out two fun ways on how to add texture to cardstock for extra impact. Today Jean is showing us how to add texture to cardstock in two ways that are easy and fun and endlessly versatile. Combined with her layering her die cut pots and plants, you really feel like you are walking past a colorful wall in, say, an upscale coffee shop. Let’s get into the details so we can try these techniques out! Start by stamping the […]

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Looking for Spring Season Greeting Card Ideas?

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This example of beautiful spring season greeting card ideas can be adapted in so many ways for so many occasions. This month our theme was flowers so we’ve seen lots of spring season greeting card ideas. This one from Kittie is so versatile – you can swap out any of the detail elements and have endless ideas for spring – and beyond! – cards that you can send for any occasion. Kittie is sharing all her tips and tricks in […]

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Heat Embossing With Layered Stencils

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Combine heat embossing with layered stencils for truly eye popping effects! We’ve talked a little about our new layered flower stencils giving you lots of new and fun ways to add color to your projects. Today Allie is sharing her gorgeous card that she made by combining heat embossing with layered stencils to add a fresh artistic look to her stamped flowers. She’s spelling it all out for us to give it a try so let’s go! Start by stamping […]

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Stamped and Stenciled Flowers – SO Pretty!

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Such pretty details from stamped and stenciled flowers – and so easy! Allie made this card for us using new stamped and stenciled flowers and popped them over a stenciled background and the combination is just so pretty! We are watching these new layered flower stencil sets with coordinating stamp sets FLY out the door and when you see cards like this one, you can see why they are becoming so popular. Allie promised that this card is not difficult […]

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A Mini Slimline Card With Bling!

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Check out this mini slimline card with bling and sparkle! When we saw this mini slimline card with bling and shimmer from Jamie, we kept tipping it this way and that because that beautiful, subtle sparkle makes you just NOT want to stop looking at it! Want to make one? Let’s go! Start by die cutting all your elements; Die-cut gold glitter paper with our Crosshatch Design die; Using our You Script With Shadow die, cut the script portion from […]

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More Layered Stencils to Color Flowers!

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Check out a card made with another set of our brand new layered stencils to color flowers! People are going bananas for our brand new layered stencils to color flowers that they can then stamp the details with our new coordinating sets. Wow! We love stencils, and certainly we’ve had lots of great feedback from you all for our others. But these layered stencils that let you color each section of the flower differently have hit a sweet spot! Today […]

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Easy To Make Classy Cards

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Check out Kittie’s idea for easy to make classy cards! Sometimes you need something to send that looks a little more……”posh”. And no one wants to spend all their FUN time searching for an idea that fits that bill. Recently, Kittie shared a great idea for easy to make classy cards that can be changed up any way you want and still have some of that elegance, that touch of chic yet still clearly be handmade. This way they know […]

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Our New Layered Flower Stencils – VIDEO!

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See how easy it is to create using our new layered flower stencils! Today’s card, from Lisa, features two fabulous fun techniques in one. First, Lisa used our brand new layered flower stencils to create those dimensional blooms. Second, she created two gorgeous background frame elements using one of our great background dies. How fun is that? We love it when you can make two cards in one – what a fun time saver! Let’s talk about those layered flower […]

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New Flower Stencils for Card Making

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If you love our layered flower stamps you are going to FLIP for our new flower stencils for card making! We’ve become known for our beautiful layered floral stamps with additional details you won’t see with other stamp sets. Because those have become so popular and because we know some of you love to experiment with the coloring of these beautiful images, we’ve created some new layered flower stencils for card making. These four new stencil sets are designed to […]

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A Handmade Card in Lavender and Blue – Stunning!

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This handmade card in lavender and blue has a fun trick used on the sentiment! So we think we can all agree that this handmade card in lavender and blue is an absolute knockout, right? Lavender and soft blue is a beautiful color combination all on its own. Used here with these beautifully detailed roses against that airy, fresh background – well, it just creates a mood that sings “Spring!”. We want to mention two things. First, due to technical […]

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For Quick Backgrounds Use Watercolor Ink!

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Today’s backgrounds use watercolor ink and a spritzer for a gorgeous effect! If you love making custom colored backgrounds use watercolor ink with this super easy technique to create something totally unique and beautiful. You pretty much can’t go wrong with this method and you can use any colors you like to create something dimensional, with lots of beautiful visual movement and such rich variations in shades. One thing that is particularly beautiful about these card backgrounds made with watercolor […]

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Explore This Handmade Sunflower Card Idea

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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 […]

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Simple Masking Techniques – VIDEO!

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Watch this FREE video tutorial for using simple masking techniques to create gorgeous layered scenes on your handmade cards! Did we mention that our Design Team LOVES our new Butterfly Flowers set?  We’ve seen some stunning cards using that set and today’s is right up there! Preeti has used the set in her fabulous video tutorial for us showing the first of several simple masking techniques. Masking is a very easy way to add your images in stamped “layers”. Basically […]

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Birdhouse Card Ideas – One For Your Files!

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We have plenty of birdhouse card ideas coming to share! People seem to love birdhouses and the feathered friends they attract and we’ve been asked to share some birdhouse card ideas. Fortunately, we have a charming die set that lets you create several different styles of this motif and, of course, PLENTY of birds to occupy them. Kittie created this card for her blog and since we are still celebrating the arrival of Spring and April’s theme is animals, we […]

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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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A Cute and Funny Spring Center Step Card!

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Make this spring center step card using a ready to decorate die cut card base! When we first saw this pretty spring center step card we “awww’d” over the pansies and the cute bunnies. And then our brains registered the greeting and we HOWLED! What a fun mix of traditional spring elements with a sentiment that is perfectly suited to anyone who get why you do what you do!   We have Lisa to thank for this cheeky project and […]

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Easy Multicolor Stamped Flowers For Cards

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See how making multicolor stamped flowers for cards can be super easy and just gorgeous! There are lots of ways to create multicolor stamped flowers for cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafting projects. This super easy method yields beautiful results and keeps all those pretty colors from getting muddy and lets them POP! As beautiful as these many colored flowers are, Natasha shared with us that one of her favorite things on this card are not them! It’s the […]

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An Orange and Purple Handmade Card For Spring!

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Orange and purple together can create the perfect spring card! This pretty orange and purple handmade card use springy shades of these colors to add a fresh and delightful feel! We often see these colores in jewel tones for fall and this juicy orange and lilac-y purple definitely feel different! Jamie started by using our Plaid Texture Stencil with this bright beautiful shade of orange. Jamie says “This time I used the same color with both stencils but it’s also […]

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Use Mini Slimline Elements on Standard Cards!

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Check out this easy and fun way to use your mini slimline stamps and dies on full sized cards! Did you know that you can instantly get tons more bang for your creative stash bucks by using mini slimline elements on standard cards? Not only do these fabulous reduced-sized products make the most spectacular mini slimline cards, they can all serve as beautifully proportioned panels and unexpected decorative details on your full sized cards. Today Allison has used one of […]

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Dramatic Spring Gold and Black Handmade Cards!

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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 […]

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Quick and Easy Elegant Cards To Make in Minutes!

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Use this basic design idea for easy elegant cards to make anytime you want something quick but special! This design idea for easy elegant cards to make uses the visual impact of gorgeous color on a focal point set against a white on white layered background. No matter what colors or floral design you choose, this setting of color against textural white is a look that never gets old and can be switched up so many ways for so many […]

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