• Easy Painted Background

    Have you ever admired the cards with beautiful backgrounds painted from scratch, and then bemoaned your lack of time, dedication, and/or mad skills to do the same thing? Well, I’ve got good news for you – the Brushstroke Bold Prints background stamp makes getting such a look super easy, super quick, and it’s also a […]

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  • Cards for Kids

    I always feel a little guilty when it comes to kids cards, because honestly, the little kids in my life (my nieces and nephews) are too young to really care about a card, but I mean, I’m a cardmaker! It’s pretty much a requirement that I give them a card for the appropriate occasions! When I […]

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  • VIDEO: Colorful Bird Card Set

    So confession time with Clare: I’m obsessed with Grape Juice. No, not the actual juice, but the ink. It’s just so darn fun! It was also the basis for tying today’s colorful card trio together. I decided to use some bright, fun colors for my feathered friends today, so I used Cotton Candy and Rose Madder for […]

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  • Jiffy Card

    Sometimes (okay, a lot of times!), you just need a card in a jiffy. For me, cards for guys are always the hardest to jiffy up, but the Enjoy the Journey stamp set makes it a cinch!

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  • June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

    We are back with another look at the June My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, June 5 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let’s join Clare, who is […]

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  • A Slothful Pair

    One of my favorite woodblock stamps from the new summer catalog is the Sloth. He is just too darn cute! He’s so detailed, that if you’re an amazing color-er (is that a thing??), then you could have some serious fun, but if you’re like me, coloring impaired, he’s still a snap to color! The first […]

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  • Video: Two Card Backgrounds in One

    There’s nothing quite like two for one. Two candy bars for the price of one, two donuts for the price of one, two…sorry, I really like my sugar. ;) I also like getting two cards for the effort of one! The “star” (ha, couldn’t help myself) of today’s card set is the Star Confetti Fancy […]

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  • Bright Bee-day

    I’m not gonna lie people, I usually avoid using stencils. I’m not sure if it’s a of out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing, or the fact they just intimidate the heck out of me, or maybe a combination, but the fact stands – I don’t use stencils much. However, when I started playing around with the Busy As […]

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  • Birthday Wreath

    I often find that certain stamps I pass over quickly become one of my favorites to use. Such is the case with the Antique Bee and Flowers. I’m not sure if it’s just that it’s a woodblock stamp, and because I store mine in drawers, they end up being rather “out of sight, out of mind.” In any case, when I did take it out to play, I had some fun.

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  • March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

    We are back with another look at the March My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, March 6th at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. We’ll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let’s join Clare, who is […]

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  • Timeless Classic

    There are certain stamps that are almost maddeningly perfect, and today’s featured stamp, Wallpaper Pattern Bold Prints, is just one of those. I had the darnedest time deciding on just how I wanted to showcase it for today – embossed, patterned, watercolored, etc – and in the end, I just decided to add a little ink and water and let the stamp speak for itself.

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  • You Age Well

    Like any other self-respecting card maker, I enjoy sending my friends and family some of the creations that I labored hours over. ;) However, I enjoy sending these labors of love even more when I have a quirky – or dare I say, cheesy? – sentiment to add to them. The new Irreverent Birthday Messages […]

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