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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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A Cute Hand Stamped Unicorn Card!

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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 […]

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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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What Does Mixed Media Mean With Cards?

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What does mixed media mean when you are talking card making? Answer here! Recently we shared a lovely mixed media card and free tutorial video and we did have someone ask “But what does ‘mixed media’ mean?”. Today we are going to answer that question and share another fabulous card using this easy and fun method of creating art. The term “mixed media” simply means “the use of a variety of media in an entertainment or work of art”. In […]

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Cute Card Ideas For Friends – Sweet Spring Version

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You will want to save this in your card ideas for friends file FOR SURE! We are getting such a kick out of this precious card – it combines our theme of Spring with a design for cute card ideas for friends that can be adapted for any time of year. Jamie chose some sweet, soft colors for this version and we can see it in tropical colors for summer, those beautiful burnished shades for the fall and even this […]

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A Monochromatic Spring Mini Slimline Card

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Fresh greens on a mini slimline card bring a breath of spring air! We just love the beautiful emboss resist effect on this monochromatic spring mini slimline card! It speaks of soft, fresh breezes and that sweet single flower hints at bountiful days ahead! Allison created this for us and she’s sharing all her steps – let’s take a look! She started by cutting a piece of white card stock with our Mini Slimline Cover #2 die and adhered 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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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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Watercolor Flower Stamps + Gold Heat Embossing!

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Just look at what gold heat embossing does for these watercolor flower stamps! Today we are blown away by how pretty this card that Natasha made for us turned out – the gold embossing sets off these watercolor flower stamps so perfectly and her layering adds an even richer effect to this project! Let’s just get right to it – we can’t wait! Natasha began by stamping her images from our Poetic Peonies stamp set onto watercolor paper with Versamark […]

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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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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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Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Cards!

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These DIY holiday cards are a stash buster’s delight! So not only are these DIY holiday cards simply gorgeous, they can help you use up any variety of patterned papers with its simple, one piece peek-through die cut and a couple of die cut embellishments. Let’s take a look at how Carol created this for us. First, she made her card base by cutting her patterned paper to card front sized and adhered it with her tape runner. PRO TIP: […]

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Fall Themed Mixed Media Thank You Cards

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With these mixed media thank you cards, anything goes! These mixed media thank you cards look like they are SO much fun to make and we just love the unconventional colors Carol used – that teal looks so gorgeous against the brown. Did you know that if you see teal colored pumpkins at houses when trick or treating it means that they are giving out food allergy friendly treats? What a nice way to let kiddos know they can still […]

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Beautiful Heat Embossed Thank You Cards

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These heat embossed thank you cards are quick and easy and always gorgeous! We are just loving the simplicity and the glamour of these heat embossed thank you cards! This one is perfectly suited to Thanksgiving but this basic concept can easily be applied to all kinds of images and occasions. Julie used some clever masking to build this scene and make that pumpkin look like it was spilling out of the cornucopia. She started with her central image, the […]

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Love Heat Embossing Ideas For Handmade Cards?

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You will want to add this pretty project to your heat embossing ideas file! Today’s addition to great heat embossing ideas for floral cards comes to us as a bonus project from Allison and we are so excited to share this with you. This card is just so soft and ethereal but you know the design will last forever thanks to the power of heat embossing. Let’s check it out! Allie loves the soft look you get from heat embossing […]

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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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Check Out This Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decor!

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Yes, you can make this gorgeous vintage red truck Christmas decor piece to use or give as a fabulous handmade gift! A trend that has endured the years is the theme of vintage red truck Christmas decor. There is something about an old red pickup truck against the snowy greenery of the Christmas season that people just really love. Our very own Kittie Caracciolo put her spin on this a few years ago and this post gets shared and commented […]

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A Gorgeous Christmas Batch Card Making Idea!

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If Christmas batch card making is on your to-do list this year, check out this quick and easy idea! Every year many of us put Christmas batch card making on our holiday planning list. It’s always such a good feeling to have those cards done and ready to send and being able to do them in batches of cards AND “batches” of time is a huge advantage. Today Jamie brings us an idea that is so simple to put together, […]

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How to Stamp a Slimline Background with a Background Stamp

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Learn how to stamp a slimline background with a regular sized background stamp! There are plenty of tricks for how to stamp a slimline background with a regular sized background stamp but sometimes you have a gap or worse, a visible overlap. Today’s trick from Carol is really clever and helps you avoid that even when you do something more complex like heat embossing! Let’s check it out! First, Carol chose a background stamp with a random pattern to demonstrate […]

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Stunning White On White Heat Embossing on Vellum!

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Can you believe this gorgeous detail is created simply by heat embossing on vellum? We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this heat embossing on vellum is with the beautiful, ethereal details created with the white on white look. Melinda has outdone herself with this stunning card and today we are going to see how she did it! First, Melinda made her beautiful watercolor background. She started with a piece of watercolor paper that she cut with our largest Slimline […]

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Easy Ink Blending For Gorgeous Results!

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Today’s beautiful birthday card is all about ink blending. This way of adding beautiful, dreamy color to a project is super easy and as today’s designer, Annie, says “whenever I’m not in the mood to color with markers or paint, ink blending is a fast way to color images and gives beautiful results.” It certainly does – just LOOK at that card! Want to learn how to make it? Here we go! First trim your background panel to 4″ x […]

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