Tip: How to Cut Detailed Die Cuts

Tip: How to Cut Detailed Die Cuts

There are some really lovely intricate metal dies on the market but sometimes it can be hard to get all those little details to cut out cleanly. Lori Craig at Splitcoast Stampers shares her tips, like using wax paper when cutting and … Read More...

Technique: Layered Stamps Card

Technique: Layered Stamps Card

The Spectrum Noir blog shares how to make a lovely layered image card. By stamping the same stamped image on different papers and cutting them out and layering them together you’ll get a wonderful  card with lots of dimension and pattern. There’s also tips … Read More...

Tip: Storing Unmounted Rubber Stamps

Tip: Storing Unmounted Rubber Stamps

Un-mounted and cling mounted stamps can help save you not only money (because they are less expensive) but they can also save you lots of space in your craft room since they don’t have those big bulky wood blocks but … Read More...

Project: Neon Halloween Card

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Neon colors are really hot right now and they work perfectly for funky Halloween cards! Crafter’s Companion blog has directions for making this bright neon Halloween card, including how to use a die cut circle as a mask for the moon background. Click Read More...

Project: Decorated Halloween Bags

Project: Halloween Bag

Dar’s Crafty Creations has directions for using vintage clip art, pattern papers and die cuts to decorate a plain brown bag and add a folded paper topper to a handled gift bag. These would be great large treat bags or a … Read More...

Project: Bottle Brush Tree Holiday Card

Project: Bottle Brush Tree Holiday Card

I’ve seen several stamp companies with bottle brush tree designs for the holidays, I guess that vintage look is going to be very trendy this year!

Hero Arts has a fun bottle brush stamp and is sharing step by step directions as … Read More...

Free Class: Birthday Cards

Free Class: Birthday Cards

Craftsy is a great place to learn new crafting techniques, they offer on-line classes for many different crafts like jewelry, photography, quilting, cake decoration and paper arts too. They offer paid classes but also free mini class as well. Each … Read More...

Project: Halloween Mummy Card

Project: Halloween Mummy Card

Stop over at the Simon Says blog for direction to make this adorable Halloween card using Mama Elephant stamps and dies, how cute is that little mummy? You’ll find a detailed video tutorial with several stamping techniques like “second generation” stamping for adding depth, a … Read More...

Project: Halloween Clock

Project: Halloween Clock

I am so in love with this wonderful altered Halloween clock made by the Artful Maven! Starting with a blank clock (from Tim Holtz designs) there’s a tiny lighted lantern inside, painted metal embellishments around the outside edges, a paper pumpkin face and … Read More...

Tip: Handwriting on Cards

Tip: Handwriting on Cards

If you don’t have the perfect saying or sentiment to add to a card why not write it yourself? I know many of us, myself included, don’t particularly like our own handwriting but with a little practice and the right … Read More...