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Tropical Beach Card with Color Fuse Inks

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I had so much fun making this colorful tropical beach card.  I created the beach scene background and colored all the tropical foliage and flowers using Color Fuse Inks by Rubbernecker.  The inks are so easy to work with and blend beautifully using blender brushes and applicators.  I love the large exaggerated foliage and flowers in the foreground with the ocean in the background.   For this card I used the Rubbernecker Leaf Set, Sea Grass, Mixed Flower Stack, Birds, […]

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Watercoloring Die Cuts with Color Fuse Inks

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Watercoloring die cuts like the flowers and foliage on this project is a fun technique for coloring images.  I used hot press watercolor to cut the flowers and foliage and used Color Fuse inks to color them.  Hot press watercolor paper is very smooth and is the perfect base for creating gorgeous color and shading.  For this project I used the Organic Shapable Daisy, Flower #5 (large leaves), Wreath Set and Tiny Flower Buds. I used Color Fuse Set #5 […]

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With Love Card

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I wanted to make a feminine with love card so I paired the Nested Circle Scallop w/ Holes and the 2 Part Butterfly #3 along with the Large Ivy, Small Flowers #3 and Kittie Says Phrases #1..  The bright pink and green color combination is so striking against the white background. The hearts on the designer paper adds another element of love on this card. The Card Base and Sentiment Cut an A2 sized card base,  the eyelet circle and […]

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Flower Arranging with Die Cuts

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My project today shows a good example of flower arranging with die cuts.  Every spring my mother would fill large pots arranged with mixed flowering plants and foliage to place out on the front and back porches.  They were so beautiful when the plants grew larger and filled in.  That is the look I was going for with my bucket of flowers and I especially love the color combination.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Wide Bucket for my […]

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Frame a Sentiment with Flowers

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For my project today I show how I frame a sentiment with flowers.  I had this large purple flower on my desk from recording the paper flower shaping video that I posted earlier this week and thought I would use it with foliage, a couple smaller flowers and a floral frame to highlight a sentiment.  The Special Joy sentiment could be used for any special occasion-birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc.  I framed it using the Floral Frame, Organic Shapable […]

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How to Make Small Paper Flowers for Cards

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Today I’m showing how to make small paper flowers for cards.  A couple weeks ago I shared a window card with you made using the Window with Double Stitch.  I  had the four rectangle sections left over from the window project and thought they would be perfect used with small flower pots and a sweet sentiment.  I paired the rectangles with Small Flowers #3, Tiny Flower Buds, Tall Terracotta Pots, Leaves and Greenery and a sentiment from the Kittie Says […]

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How to Make a Hydrangea

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My project today shows how to make a hydrangea flower and to create a pretty arrangement with ivy and branches filled with small flowers.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Small Flowers #3, Large Ivy, Berries Branches, Stacked Butterflies, Nested Marquee 2 w/Stitch, Nested Rectangle Small Stitch and Branch Shadow background stamp. The Tag and Card Base Cut a piece of cream cardstock approximately 4.25″ x 3.50″ and use a blender brush to apply Old Paper ink to cover […]

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Paper Flower Shaping Video Tutorial

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I am so excited to be sharing a paper flower shaping video tutorial today.  I have been trying to get up the courage to do videos for a long time and I finally decided to bite the bullet and get to it.  No one was injured in the making of this tutorial.  LOL!  I have had so many of you ask for videos and it is my hope to build my skills and bring you informative tutorials on how I […]

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Pop Up Box Card Blanks Dressed Up!

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I like a shortcut as much as the next person and I am totally not ashamed to say that today’s project started with a package of pop up box card blanks from The Paper Cuts. These pre-cut, pre-folded, pre-everything-but-the-fun part cards are a lifesaver and today we are going to see how using those and some stinkin’ adorable  goodies from Rubbernecker can help you look like a paper crafting genius! For this project I used the Rubbernecker Winter Lamp Post, […]

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Using a Stair Step Card Template As a Base

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Today I wanted to share with you a cute way to use a stair step card template – this one from The Paper cut – as a base for any kind of card. For this card I chose a sweet little country cottage with some easy-to-do evergreen trees.  I used the Rubbernecker Spooky House, Evergreen Trees, Wrought Iron Fence, Grass, Small Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Tiny Flower Buds, Leaf Buds and Small Birds.  The card base was made using the […]

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Handmade Beach Cards – You Will Smell The Sea

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It appears I am on a double shutter card kick lately and maybe it’s because I am SO over the winter months, but the idea of handmade beach cards just kept calling out to me to be made! Here’s the one I have today.  I used the Rubbernecker Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Birds, Tall Bucket, Lifeguard Tower (surfboard), Sun Moon, Boats #1 and Grass #2. The Card Base The card base was made using a […]

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A Z Fold Box Card To Knock Your Socks Off!

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Ok – I will admit it – this z fold box card IS over the top! I went a little nuts, what can I say? But the BASIC form of this Z fold box card can be used in about a zillion ways, as complex or as simple as YOU want to make yours, and it will STILL be a showstopper!  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Circle Lattice, Window w/ Pierce, Tall Terracotta Pots, Tall Buckets, Apple Cart. […]

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Z Fold Window Card

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I love the spring feel of this z fold window card with the brightly colored papers, flowers and awnings and all the kitty cats.  I have been wanting to create a z fold card with a window or windows for a while but wasn’t quite sure how it would look.  When I first started I thought I would use only one window but ended up using four.  It looks like the outside of a house with it’s awning and fenced […]

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A Simple Double Shutter Card

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Having a template for a double shutter card is a great thing to have in your card making arsenal. They are easy to make, can be done in an endless variety of papers, motifs, themes and you can dress them up or down any way you want. AND a double shutter card is PERFECT for when you want to send something but don’t have a lot to say because there’s naturally not a ton of room to write a message! […]

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A Cute Welcome Spring Card!

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Today I am sharing a super cute Welcome Spring card using a bunch of fun dies from Rubbernecker. It may seem a little early for a Welcome Spring card – I know some areas are still getting tons of snow and chilly weather – but the good thing is Spring always does arrive and this card can get your friend ready for the blooming season. For this card I used the Wheelbarrow, Tall Terracotta Pots, Grass, Watering Can, Tall Buckets, […]

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Sentiments for Handmade Cards – One of My Faves!

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I am ALWAYS looking for good sentiments for handmade cards and I just love this one. I make lots of cards with paper flowers – I love them as I am sure you’ve seen! – and this sentiment fits so many occasions. It can be for encouragement, congratulations, sympathy, birthday….. I am sort of having trouble as I write this thinking of a time when this stamp from Rubbernecker would NOT work! For this project I used the Rubbernecker Watering […]

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A Birch Tree Die Cut Card To Make You Smile!

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Today I’ve made a birch tree die cut card that only LOOKS like it took forever. Using a large, card front sized die cut, like this one from Rubbernecker, gives you a ton of dimensional interest with one turn through your machine. Then you can add details to your heart’s desire. Check out how I chose to build mine. For my project I used Birch Forest, Grass, Bunnies, Flower Stems, Small Ivy, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds and 3 Pine […]

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Truly Unique Handmade Christmas Cards

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Today I’m sharing one of the more unique handmade Christmas cards I’ve created. It features an evergreen tree background and a bicycle and lamp post as the main focal image with lots of lovely snow.  I really love how the trees get lighter in color to draw the eye back into the distance of the scene.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps 3 Pine Trees set and the Splatter Background to create the snowy scene background and the Winter Lamp Post, […]

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Stencils… the best things in life

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  Hi there! Marilyn here! I hope you are well as we see the long, warm and sunny days wind down to the end of summer.  It’s already darker earlier in the evenings and later in the morning.   Did you hear Rubbernecker Stamps is now making their own line of stencils?  There are several patterns available and for my card, I chose to use 4007 Squares & Rectangles with texture paste for extra dimension.    After the paste was […]

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