Come see how to make an icy winter snowflake thank you card perfect for all season long! We are so excited that Carol is sharing her version of how to make an icy winter snowflake thank you card – it’s SO perfect for this season! Card says “there’s not a bit of stamping on this card! Just a stencil, and nesting dies, complete the card!” This sounds like fun – let’s take a look! Carol does such a great job […]Continue Reading
Easy Color Burst Background For Christmas Cards!
Check out this stunning background for Christmas cards that you can make easily with Color Bursts! Despite the atypical colors, this background for Christmas cards gives us all the winter feels. And it’s SO easy to achieve this beautiful, dimensional, watercolor-y look using Color Burst powders and a stencil. Melinda says “I enjoy making a bunch of backgrounds that I can use anytime I need a quick card. Its also nice to make a mess clean up and you have […]Continue Reading
Create A Winter Card Background – Frosty and FUN!
Learn how to create a winter card background that you can use all season long! Today Natasha is sharing a way to create a winter card background that you will want to use over and over. It will come out a little different every time and that is one of the things that makes it so fun to use! And the card is just SO cheerful and sweet and would make a perfect non-denominational holiday card. Let’s dive into the […]Continue Reading
More Handmade Winter Cards!
Make some handmade winter cards with alcohol inks and a snowy stencil! We’ve been sharing some ideas for handmade winter cards to give us all beautiful ways to send frosty greetings throughout the rest of the season. Today Lisa is taking us into a really fun direction with alcohol inks with one of our stencils and results are so spectacular! Lisa says “alcohol inks can be hard to use for someone who likes control of her crafty items, but if […]Continue Reading
A Beautiful Winter Slimline Card
You will want to ski right down the front of this winter slimline card! Ooooh – this winter slimline card feels so frosty and fresh and we love that Melinda was inspired to make it while thinking about all the skiing she wants to do this year. Now, our Pine Tree set – which keeps selling out! – has many different sizes and styles of trees and Melinda has upped the variety even more with her clever but easy masking […]Continue Reading
Super Cute Handmade Reindeer Cards!
These handmade reindeer Christmas cards are cute for anyone! When we saw this idea for handmade reindeer Christmas cards that Kittie shared on her blog, we asked her if we could share it here. Doesn’t this card just instantly make you smile? Those die cut reindeer look like they can’t WAIT to get to work! Kittie says she used some polka dotted paper for her “reverse” snowy background and we checked and our Splatter Background stamp (that Kittie used for […]Continue Reading
Glitter and Stencils Together Make Magic!!!
Use your glitter and stencils together to make EYE POPPING cards! There are so many ways to use stencils and we are over the moon that Carol is sharing this card where she shows how glitter and stencils together can create an effect that is truly eye popping. The ONLY thing we wish is that the photos showed how absolutely gorgeous the background is with TWO COLORS of glitter adding all the details. Honestly, it’s like nothing we’ve seen and […]Continue Reading
DIY Vintage Christmas Cards To Make
DIY vintage Christmas cards are popping up everywhere – here’s an idea that is quick, cute and super easy! There’s something a little special about DIY vintage Christmas cards – there’s the nostalgic feel of the vintage look and when you are making them yourself, you can add in all kinds of personal touches. Like this one from Annie – she said she loved the vintage look of the characters in this stamp set and pictured them as part of, […]Continue Reading
A FUN Tip Using Large Snowflake Stencils For Cards
Use this tip with large snowflake stencils for cards and see the difference it makes! While tiny, all over snowflake designs are really sweet, large snowflake stencils for cards, like ours, are designed to give you lots of design details for the different shapes of snowflakes. Customers asked us for these larger designs and we were happy to bring them to you. Preeti even made a fabulous video tutorial for us using them here. Today, Lisa is sharing a tip […]Continue Reading
Cute Winter Card Ideas – With a Fluffy Friend!
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 […]Continue Reading
How To Use A Snowflake Stencil Four Ways
Check out the today’s video and get a SNEAK PEEK at a new product about to be released! Today Preeti is back with a super fun video tutorial giving us some great tips on how to use a snowflake stencil four ways for four completely different looks. These cards are SO gorgeous and loaded with so much to look at and of course Preeti makes it all look so easy. Couldn’t you just watch her all day? Before we curl […]Continue Reading
Check Out This Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decor!
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 […]Continue Reading
Make a Custom Die Cut Window On Your Card!
This is our last post of our all-about-snow theme for January and we thought sharing a technique for making a custom die cut window on your projects combined with this too-cool-for-school snowman was just perfect! Our designer Julie shares a very clever – and not crazy difficult! – idea for how to add an interesting feature to a peek-through window on any card. Let’s take a closer look! After Julie stamped, colored and die cut her snowman, she created her […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Card With Blue Roses and Snow!
Can you imagine someone opening this handmade card with blue roses, here in the dead of winter, where fresh flowers are few and far between? Picture their eyes lighting up when they see these beautiful blue blooms against that sparkly snowy background. Well you CAN make this card and today Renee is going to walk us through how. Renee used our Fragrant Blooms stamp and coordinating die set with our Color Fuse ink to create these stunning, dimensional flowers. Our […]Continue Reading
This Z Fold Snowman Card Will Crack You Up!
Z Fold cards are fun because, like slimlines, they give you lots of extra space and today’s Z fold snowman card uses every inch! We bow down to Kittie Carraciolo, one of our Associate Designers, for this card that is not just loaded with delightful detail but, once you “get it”, brings a huge grin to your face! Kittie uses TONS of our dies on her cards and we are always amazed at how her creative use of them adds […]Continue Reading
Gorgeous Snowy Z-Fold Card
Today we are sharing an absolutely gorgeous snowy Z-fold card made by Kittie. This card has been one of her most popular on her own blog and we just couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. This card is made even more dramatic by Kittie’s adding a deep dark night sky in the background and using all white die cuts with touches of just brown on the deer to make them stand out. We just love the look […]Continue Reading
A Clever Snowman Card Idea!
Even though this was originally created as a Christmas card, we just had to share this adorable snowman card idea because it’s just SO clever! We can totally see this design concept used with loads of our other characters and critters! Our Associate Designer, Julie Warner, created this card by stamping, coloring and die cutting the little snowman with all his details for the reflection. Then she covered the buttons, pocket and his face with masking tape on the stamp, […]Continue Reading
Tri-Fold Window Cards – Easy Hack!
We just LOVE it when our designers spot something clever and today we are excited to share a very fun and easy way to make stunning tri-fold cards without having to purchase specially sized card stock. Annie, who brings us today’s card, spotted that all the “In Circle” dies released this past fall are the same size and line up the same way and she’s showing us a way to layer them to make a tri-fold card that you can […]Continue Reading
Adorable Polar Bear Greeting Cards!
What better way to send warm winter wishes than with cute polar bear greeting cards? This cute fellow atop his huge snowball is just the thing to bring a smile to someone’s face during the long winter months. We anticipated that this winter might need some additional sending of cheerful cards so we created a whole bunch of sets that could be used for the holidays AND beyond! This card is exactly the kind of project we had in mind! […]Continue Reading
Masking Technique Tips For Awesome Results!
We are so excited to share some excellent masking technique tip shared today by Carol. She uses the very handy masking technique in a couple different ways on this beautiful one panel card and we are just loving all the depth and perspective she’s been able to create. Let’s dive in! Carol started with cutting some white card stock with the largest Nested Rectangle Scallop die. She stamped her polar bear with Copic safe ink onto this panel and again […]Continue Reading
How To Use Liquid Watercolor On Card Backgrounds – VIDEO
Hold onto your stamps, folks – today we have another Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video on how to use liquid watercolor to make the most stunning card backgrounds. Preeti is at it again with a simply stunning wintry nighttime galaxy background for her admiring forest friends. We can’t get over all the depth and color and light and just gorgeousness Preeti created using her liquid watercolors and we feel so grateful that she shared her techniques with us in a […]Continue Reading