TagJamie Martin

Use Die Cut Shadow Layers To Add Instant POP!

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Come see how using simple die cut shadow layers can really create a lot of depth on your cards. Adding depth and dimension to your handmade cards can really amp them up and there are lots of ways to create that look. One of the quickest and easiest is to add die cut shadow layers behind elements for some instant pop. Today Jamie has used a simple black shadow to “lift” her beautifully designed leaf element and the effect is […]

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Quick and Easy Poinsettia Christmas Cards

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You are going to LOVE this design for quick and easy poinsettia Christmas cards! This flower is such a classic and iconic emblem of the holidays and today Jamie has created for us a design for quick and easy poinsettia Christmas cards that are just so pretty and dare we say again, perfect for batch making! As much as we all love to make and receive one-of-a-kind cards, projects that are easy to mass produce and still have touches of […]

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Combine Gloss and Sparkle on Handmade Cards!

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Today we get to see a fun and easy way to combine gloss and sparkle on handmade cards for lots of gorgeous detail! There are so many ways to add a little bling-bling to your projects and today Jamie is sharing a simple and quick way to combine gloss and sparkle on handmade cards. This easy one-two combo gives you tons of light reflection and with the pretty coloring under and over these finishes, you get tons of impact. Let’s […]

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Rubbernecker October Release Sneak Peek!

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Check out today’s beautiful project to get a Rubbernecker October Release sneak peek at a new stamp set and NEW coordinating product! You know us – we are like little kids with a secret that we just can’t keep! We just HAD to put up at least one Rubbernecker October Release Sneak Peek and we thought this card from Jamie was perfect. Not only is it a beautiful Fall floral card but it makes perfect use of a brand new […]

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Easy and Quick Thanksgiving Card

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Make one, make a stack – this easy and quick Thanksgiving card is gorgeous! When you have an idea for a card that you can put together super fast and doesn’t look it, it’s like money in the bank. This easy and quick Thanksgiving card has loads of pretty details thanks to the clever use of some patterned paper, a decorative sentiment stamp and some fast die cutting. Let’s take a look at how Jamie put this together for us […]

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Rubbernecker’s Spook-tacular Paper in Action!

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See why Rubbernecker’s Spook-tacular paper is zipping through the mail to people everywhere! When we created our Paper Pads, we believed and hoped that our peeps would love them as much as we do. Well given how many times we’ve seen “I need Rubbernecker’s Spook-tacular paper!” out there, we are guessing we were on track! Today Jamie has created an adorable quick and easy Halloween card using NO stamping! For Jamie, that’s unusual but she says she really wanted to […]

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Easy Handmade Watercolor Fall Cards

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Use this idea for easy handmade watercolor fall cards to send to anyone for any occasion! When you see how Jamie has broken down the steps to make easy handmade watercolor fall cards with this simple yet pretty design, you will start to look for reasons to send a card! Let’s check it all out……. Jamie started by cutting our Flower #5 and 2 Part Butterfly from a piece of watercolor paper and did NOT remove the die cuts from […]

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A Beautiful Fall Silhouette Card

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SUPER quick and easy, yet gorgeous, this Fall silhouette card idea is a KEEPER! Silhouette cards are perfect for so many occasions and this Fall silhouette card totally fits that bill. Using a pretty (and so easy to make) stenciled background with that bold pop of black on top adds loads of impact with a minimum of effort. We saw a card with this same black-on-color yesterday and this is another example of how beautifully this approach works. Jamie created […]

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A Cute Handmade Owl Christmas Card!

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Today’s cute handmade owl Christmas card will make everyone smile! We have Jamie to thank for this cute handmade owl Christmas card that uses a traditional Christmas color with a unique twist. By adding those warm tones in her cloudy element, this card gets a contemporary feel with some classic themes – a great combination! Let’s get into the making! Start by cutting a piece of red card stock to a card sized panel, set our Snowflake Stencil over it […]

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A Good Christmas Card to Mass Produce!

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If you are looking for an idea for a cute Christmas card to mass produce you will want to bookmark this one! Having a few ideas for a quick and easy Christmas card to mass produce is like having a few bucks in the bank. And this one is easy to create but doesn’t lack any of the spirit of the season thanks to the touches of gold and a classic wreath shape. Jamie, who created this for us, says […]

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A Summer Themed Rubbernecker Sneak Peek!

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We can’t contain ourselves – check out this summer themed Rubbernecker sneak peek! Tomorrow is the day – Our June Release will go live for everyone and we just could not wait one more second to share this absolutely adorable summer themed Rubbernecker sneak peek featuring one of our new sets. We shared some tiny peeks the other day and this gives you a look at a full sized image from one of the new sets. Jamie has made this […]

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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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Handmade Tags to Use on Gifts OR Cards

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Make a stack of these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards for some instant cuteness! We love the idea of making bunches of these and having them at the ready. As Jamie says, they are fun to make and having these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards on hand make putting something together so fast. Just tie one onto any gift and you’ve instantly made it special. Or pop one on a card base and you […]

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An ADORABLE Handmade Card For Dog Lovers!

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No matter what kind of pupper they have, this might just be the perfect handmade card for dog lovers everywhere! We were so delighted when we first saw this super cute handmade card for dog lovers. The classic color combination of red, white and black along with the easy, nested layers highlights those sweet little paw print hearts to perfection. Let’s follow along with Jamie’s step by step instructions so we can make our own! To begin, cut a piece […]

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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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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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Cute Idea For Cat Valentine Cards To Make

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If you and your sweetie are cat lovers, then you will adore this cute card! When we saw this adorable card, we were thinking it was the perfect example of cat Valentine cards to make at home for your favorite feline fans. While we missed seeing it for this year’s Valentine’s Day, we are absolutely book marking this for next year! We love the little pun, the sweet kitties and that beautiful soft background. This is from Jamie and of […]

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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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A Pretty, Springy Handmade Card With Flowers

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Look forward to warmer weather with a springy handmade card with flowers! We’ve all loved seeing pretty winter cards but clearly our designers are ready for a new season – proof positive with this pretty springy handmade card with flowers stamped and die cut for some pop! Jamie’s put this together for us today so let’s take a look at her little tips and tricks! Jamie started by stamping the floral elements from our Summer Bloom set using the colors […]

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Handmade Cards To Support a Friend In a Slump

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Sending handmade cards to support a friend? Check out this sweet design! There are lots of reasons to make and send handmade cards to support a friend going through something hard or unpleasant and this design idea from Jamie is a total go-to. It’s perfect for any gender, any age and for any reason because the sweet imagery is universally recognized and the colors are not too bright, not too dark……this is like the perfect “Goldilocks” card! Let’s take a […]

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags – Quick and Easy!

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These DIY Christmas gift tags might save the day! We are closing in on the holiday and we think this idea for some quick and easy DIY Christmas gift tags might just end up being a lifesaver! How many times have you run out of those stick-on ones or, worse, discovered they won’t STICK to your wrapping paper! ARGH, right? One of the best things about making your own gift tags is that there will be no question which gifts […]

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