Author Archives: Brooke

Card Challenge Corner: Revisiting Serendipity

The serendipity technique is not new, but it might be new to you. In this technique, a serendipity panel is created by using bits and pieces of various papers. In the autumn issue of CardMaker, designer Sharon M. Reinhart shares … Continue reading

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Jen’s CardMaker Tip

Hi everyone! Jen here with a quick watercoloring tip for you that is super simple but it makes a huge difference in how well watercolor designs turn out. So what’s the tip? Here it is: Tape down your watercolor paper … Continue reading


Quietfire Design & CardMaker Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re joining our friends at Quietfire Design for another inspiring blog hop. The designers have created some fun projects and can’t wait to share their ideas with you. A big thank you to Suzanne at Quietfire … Continue reading


Gaylynn’s Storage Tip

Hello, Gaylynn here with one way to store clear or rubber stamps. There are many ways to do so, including plastic bins. This post primarily focuses on thin stamp storage containers for a clean and organized look. This photo shows … Continue reading


Clare’s Card-Making Technique: Toile de Jouy

Hello all, Clare here today with a toile de jouy-inspired card! You’ve probably all seen toile de jouy patterns, but never knew the name. I didn’t before this post; I had to look it up! According to Wikipedia, “”Toile de … Continue reading


Card Challenge Corner: Fall Watercolors

In each issue of CardMaker, we spotlight a featured designer and in our autumn issue that designer is Karin Åkesdotter. She is an amazingly talented watercolorist and the card shown here is one she made for our autumn issue. This … Continue reading

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Creative Space: Teresa Kline

Hello peeps! It is Teresa here sharing my little studio/creative space. I use the word “studio” lightly, but it is my little studio in my head. I appreciate my space very much even though it is not a huge room. … Continue reading


Savannah’s CardMaker Tip

Hello, friends! Savannah here today to share a cardmaking tip that I’ve been using FOREVER! I learned this quick tip from Carol Duvall’s show—that’s how old this trick is! Tip: You can unstick stickers using baby powder. This allows you … Continue reading


Gaylynn’s Quick & Easy Card

Hello, Gaylynn here with a quick and easy floral card. To make this card, begin by stamping the background with your choice of stamps and repeat the images onto one piece of cardstock. I stamped enough to make two cards. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Kim Klinkovsky’s Embellishment Tips

Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset and I’m honored to be a guest designer on the CardMaker blog. This week I’m sharing embellishment tips you can achieve using alcohol-based markers. They aren’t just for coloring paper. You can … Continue reading

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