Create Your Own Stencil Using Cutting Dies

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Just in time for summer birthdays or 4th of July, we made a trio of cards using the new Fireworks die by My Favorite Things. This technique is a nifty way to extend the use of your cutting dies.

Take a look below at the video on how we got it done!

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Everything Is Coming Up Posies by Laurel Beard

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Everything is coming up posies! Laurel Beard of Simply Cardmaking with Laurel is visiting today and she is sharing a fabulous card using the beautiful Concord & 9th stamp and die set,  Posie Fill-In. She is so clever how she is using the luscious new embossing powder colors! It just makes this design pop!

Take a look at how she does it and then be sure to pop over to her blog for more inspiration.

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Watercoloring The Geode Stamp by Concord & 9th

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Concord & 9th has just released the Geode stamp and die set. We have created a video (see below) to show you how we used the stamp set. Hopefully, this will inspire you to get out your paints and give it a whirl. Choose whatever color palette that strikes your fancy!

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Watercolored Rose Card for Mother’s Day

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Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I wanted to make a special card for my daughter. I decided on the beautiful rose in the Concord & 9th Painted Rose stamp and die set. I had such fun making it that I created two different version. I am featuring the watercolored version in the video below.

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Alcohol Inks and Rosali

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Rosali of ilovestamping Instagram fame is visiting today and she has a fantastic alcohol ink project to share! Rosali’s creativity and talent are boundless and always so much fun.  So grab your favorite beverage and ENJOY!

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Valentine Hearts and Flowers Card

I am squeezing in another Valentine’s Day card before the holiday is over – whew! I just made it. I hope you enjoy this one!

This card has a big red heart and beautiful flowers, all the essentials for a perfect Valentine’s Day. With a few Shimmerz sprays, Brusho and a heart die, along with the Penny Black’s Creative First Blooms die set, it all comes together.

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I Miss Snacks and Rainbows by Laurel Beard

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We are lucky ducks to have Laurel Beard visiting us today! She has brought with her an adorable card with the cutest bear from the Heffy Doodle Unbearable Without You stamp set. This little bear can’t be missing snacks now. He is loaded down with all sorts of yummy things to eat.

Speaking of something yummy, check out Laurel Beard’s Simply Cardmaking blog. It is jammed packed with fun and ideas!!

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Golden Shimmering Oak Leaves

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Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and what better way to bring in this new season than with shimmering fallen leaves by Neat & Tangled. These oak leaves from the Oak Leaf stamp and die set are sooo pretty! And you can use them in so many ways.

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Celebrate The Season – Another Autumn Card

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Today is another card to celebrate Autumn. I have been enjoying making cards with an Autumn theme so much lately that I thought I should keep going while I still have Mojo!

I don’t know if you are like me but sometimes I struggle with inspiration but the Fall and Winter are my favorite times of the year so ideas and inspiration aren’t as hard to come by during these seasons.

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