Use the die cut inlay technique to create TWO cards at once! These super cute cards take full advantage of the usual die cut inlay technique with a quick and easy twist. Instead of scrapping the leftover pieces from your inlaid die cuts, just do an even swap of outsides and insides and create opposite elements, both totally usable! Renee loves our Christmas Inchies set because, as she puts it, it’s “a great stamp set to use if you want […]Continue Reading
Fun Floral Christmas Cards To Make You Smile!
Make some FUN floral Christmas cards – no poinsettias necessary! How about a cheerful twist on a traditional theme – some fun floral Christmas cards that combine the elegance of flowers with the whimsy of gnomes? We just cracked up when we saw this combination of the two and know that these handmade holiday cards will be the TALK of the town! Renee knew she wanted to stick with traditional red and green for her florals and wanted to set […]Continue Reading
Combine Stencils and Gradient Inking – Gorgeous!
Today’s card combines stencils and gradient inking to create a beautiful autumn scene loaded with warmth and whimsy. There are so many fun ways to create beautiful effects with stencils and gradient inking tips used today helped make a rich and glowing background on this card. You can almost feel the warmth of that autumn sunshine seeping through these detailed birch trees! Renee created this for us today and here are her details so we can try this, too. Let’s […]Continue Reading
Cute Handmade Birthday Card Ideas Inspiration!
Use this project to inspire cute handmade birthday card ideas forever! We think this project will be one of those cute handmade birthday card ideas that you come back to over and over. Renee has used a basic card layout to make one of the stinkin’ cutest cards AND it’s perfect for someone of any age! You can change out any of the elements and the colors and always have a design that is sure to delight whomever is lucky […]Continue Reading
Colorful Fall Themed Thank You Cards
Today’s Fall themed thank you cards thank the season itself! This month we’ve been sharing thank you cards and since it is still the season, these Fall themed thank you cards by Renee were ones we knew we had to share! Renee says that this card was inspired by her North Bend, Washington drive home from work every day. She says “I see mountains of trees for miles. It’s definitely something I look forward to when I drive home from […]Continue Reading
Stencils and Masks – A Perfect Pairing!
Checkout what you can do combining stencils and masks together! Today Renee has created such a pretty card for us that shows how combining stencils and masks can add a TON of beautiful detail with some very easy steps! In her own words, “Fall is the season of thanks for the past year and for what is to come”. What a lovely sentiment! Renee has created a perfect Fall card that expresses that loving gratitude toward the lucky recipient. Let’s […]Continue Reading
Use Ink Spray As The Perfect Coloring Short Cut!
For some card making instant gratification, try using ink spray to color your elements! Today Renee is sharing such a fantastic short cut that we are thinking lots of us forget about – using ink spray to color our hand stamped flowers for some fast yet fabulous cards! This is such an easy and so satisfying way to add color and texture to any stamped image and you can add as much or as little as you want in any […]Continue Reading
Try Making Abstract Greeting Cards For Fall
There’s no such thing as a “wrong” way to make abstract greeting cards! Today Renee has created an example of Fall themed abstract greeting cards that shows that there is no wrong or right way to make these cards and they are ALL beautiful! Renee took the idea of Fall leaves on the ground and the turning colors of the season and used an abstract expression of that on her card focusing on simple shapes and autumn colors. All one […]Continue Reading
A Fast and Easy Hand Stamped Flower Card
No one will believe this is a fast and easy hand stamped flower card made by you in no time flat! We are always looking for ideas to make a fast and easy hand stamped flower card and we’ve designed many of our layered floral stamp sets to help. This pretty card by Renee takes full advantage of all the beautiful dimension and detail these stamps give you and all it needs beyond the stamping is a greeting! Let’s check […]Continue Reading
Stamping With Pigment Ink Using Our Layered Stamps
See why our floral layered stamps are perfect for stamping with pigment ink! Stamping with pigment ink isn’t quite as popular as it used to be and when we see cards like today’s from Renee we can’t imagine why not! Just LOOK at those beautiful sections of color, all created thanks to our floral layering stamp sets. Because pigment ink does sit on top of the paper (as opposed to actually sinking in as what happens with dye ink) you […]Continue Reading
Pigment Ink On Black Card Stock Creates A Magical Look!
Our flowers stamped in pigment on black card stock is STUNNING! While it isn’t as popular as it once was, Renee used pigment ink on black card stock on her project today and the results are so magical! Because pigment ink sits on top of the paper and doesn’t color it as dye ink does, you can stamp it over darker colors and it will really pop. Let’s see how Renee created this for us. Renee used our new Country […]Continue Reading
Do You Love Christmas Cards With Owls On Them?
Christmas cards with owls on them are enduring in popularity and today’s is just adorable! Everywhere you look, you see Christmas cards with owls on them and we think we can see why. They are SO stinkin’ cute! And WHOoooo doesn’t love owls? When today’s designer, Renee, saw this little feathered fella she thought “Home for Christmas” and when you think of where an owl lives you just have to think of a tree, right? So let’s see how she […]Continue Reading
More Christmas Cards With Gnomes!
Christmas cards with gnomes are hot hot hot and today we have a cool fella to share! We can’t get over how many Christmas cards with gnomes we are seeing this year and we love that our Christmas Gnomes – Andre, Michael, Thomas and William – are riding that wave of popularity! Today we have an adorable card from Renee showing off one of the “boys” so let’s see how she put it together so WE can make some! To […]Continue Reading
SUPER Sweet Birthday Cards!
Sweet birthday cards are always perfect and this one “takes the cake!” We love having ideas for sweet birthday cards because there really aren’t too many times when these aren’t just perfect. This one from Renee goes above and beyond loaded with some yummy treats suited to wishing someone sweet a Happy Birthday. Let’s take a look at how she put this cutie together! Renee started by cutting a bright pink frame using our Slimline OPC Squares and then cut […]Continue Reading
How to Make a Shadow Box Shaker Card
Come learn how to make a shadow box shaker card SO much more easily with one die! It can be hard to figure out how to make a shadow box shaker card with all that delicious depth and dimension – measuring, scoring, cutting, fitting – UGH! But when you start with our Shadow Box Frame die and use it on an oversized card to capture all the gorgeous details, it’s so much easier and SO much more fun. Let’s learn […]Continue Reading
A Sweet Handmade Greeting Card About Coffee
How many times have you wanted to send a greeting card about coffee? If you are like Renee, today’s designer, you love to make a greeting card about coffee! Renee loves coffee cards and clearly, many of you do, too, since anything we create that has to do with coffee flies out of here! Renee really liked the idea of adding a vintage style background to her coffee card today and she’s sharing how she got that look in today’s […]Continue Reading
A Pretty Turquoise and Pink Handmade Greeting Card
Check out this trendy slimline pale turquoise and pink handmade greeting card – SO pretty! We love trendy color combinations and this turquoise and pink handmade greeting card nails it! The fact that it’s a slimline card means that there is that much more fabulous color to enjoy! And this is one of those cards that, other than the coloring, is super quick and oh-so-easy. Let’s face it, lots of us got hooked on new TV shows during our cloistering […]Continue Reading
How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!
This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE! Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee! First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Using your favorite ink blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over […]Continue Reading
A Card For A Special Friend!
Make a card for a special friend – like this sweet project! We are always looking for an idea for a card for a special friend and today Renee has created one for use that is just so sweet and so perfect! Let’s see how to make one along with her, shall we? First, stamp your little foxy friend and her little pet mouse, color them in with your favorite coloring medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies. […]Continue Reading
Make a Colorful Card Border With Stamps
Use a colorful card border to set off a special quote and a loving greeting! We just love this simple colorful card border made by just stamping with bright colors – it’s SO cheerful and it sets off this lovely stamped quote and sweet sentiment. Shall we dive in and make one? Choose the colors that speak to you and line them up as you want them to appear on your card for easy reference. Renee chose bold, bright hues […]Continue Reading
Looking for Card Ideas for Friends?
Pin this to the top of your card ideas for friends list! We are ALWAYS on the lookout for fun card ideas for friends, especially during these times when our friends are so much more important to us. This concept – how much our friends are pulling us through – is part of why we focused our efforts on some new friend items in our new release that you can see here. And speaking of the new release, today Renee […]Continue Reading