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A STUNNING Watercolor Card Background!

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The watercolor card background on this project is so gorgeous and you will not believe how easy it is to make! We love a pretty watercolor card background – the way the colors blend, the lovely movement watercolors offer. Well, THIS card takes that to an entirely new level and when you see how easy it is, we suspect we will be spending a LOT of time in the Color Burst section of our warehouse! Read on to learn Melinda’s […]

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Happy World Card Making Day 2022!

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Take a peek at how we combined celebrating World Card Making Day 2022 with National Coffee Day with our Guest Designer, Ricky Burton Romero! Happy World Card Making Day 2022! Have you set aside any time today to celebrate a day that celebrates all of us who LOVE making cards? We sure hope you did – you deserve it! A few days ago we celebrated National Coffee Day with a super fun blog hop. We are VERY excited to share […]

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Easy Semi-Spooky Halloween Card!

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Combine a trick and a treat with this easy to make semi-spooky Halloween card! Today Carol caught the Spook-tacular Paper Pad bug, too and has made for us a really cute, only semi-spooky Halloween card that features a handful of all new goodies from our store. Let’s take a peek at how to put this together! Start by choosing a patterned paper from our new Spook-tacular Paper Pad and trim 4 ½” x 5 ½”. Keep the scrap strips to […]

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Watercoloring and Gold Embossing – WOW!

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Combine watercoloring and gold embossing and you have makings of a stunning Fall card! Creating a pretty fall colored paper using watercoloring and gold embossing some of our leaf stamps over it create the most beautiful effect, not at all unlike the one Mother Nature put out for us every Fall. Today’s card from Carol makes great use of her watercolored custom paper and the card is just so gorgeous and so easy! Like Carol says “Loose watercoloring is a […]

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A Beautiful Fall Leaf Wreath Card!

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Relatively easy to make, this fall leaf wreath card is stunning and can be used for so many card sending reasons! Kittie shared this gorgeous fall leaf wreath card a couple of years ago and we remembered it for its exquisitely simple design that lets those die cut fall leaves take center stage in such an impactful way. We thought it was a perfect card to share in this month’s Fall theme. Kittie shares more details in her post here […]

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Easy Shaving Cream Background Fall Card!

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Revisit an old technique with this GORGEOUS shaving cream background Fall card! While the technique might be a blast from the past, this shaving cream background Fall card has a modern, bold black on color twist we love! Julie used a piece of shaving cream background she had left over from another project – SAVE THOSE SCRAPS! – and decided to add a beautiful, almost Art-Deco style design to make a Fall card that is perfect for any occasion. And […]

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The Most Stunning Quick and Easy Christmas Card!

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We know it’s hard to believe but this breathtaking project is a quick and easy Christmas card you can make in minutes! We all love a good quick and easy Christmas card and most of them, while just lovely, don’t always have the WOW that a more involved project does. Well, this beauty from Julie throws that concept right into the trash! This absolutely breathtaking card is not just literally breathtaking – like, we gasped when we saw it 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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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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