Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

Patti’s Technique of the Week: Sponging Ink Colors

Hi everyone! Patti J. here and today I’m going to share a favorite technique. I’m not sure what it’s called, but it involves daubing ink directly to your stamp with a sponge dauber. Let’s go create something awesome! First, choose a … Continue reading


Happy Fourth of July!

The CardMaker staff is spending time with our families today celebrating America’s birthday! We wish you a beautiful red, white and blue day celebrating the freedoms we’ve been blessed with in this country! Happy Fourth of July! Photo from here via … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes

For every issue of CardMaker, we hold two editorial reviews. The first review is where Tanya and I choose which designs we will be accepting working from printouts that we have received from designers. Once we have received all of … Continue reading


Carolyn’s CHA Recap

Editor’s Note: We are so happy to have former blog team member Carolyn King guest posting for us today giving us her take on the recent CHA show! I just returned from CHA and I am tired but so very inspired. The … Continue reading


Jennie’s Outside the Box

Hi everyone! It’s Jennie here with my “Outside the Box” post. This is one of my favorite features as we are challenged to take a card that has been published in CardMaker magazine and recreate it with supplies we have on hand. … Continue reading


Behind the Scenes: Snackfest

Every year, a couple of weeks before Christmas, we hold our annual Snackfest day here in our offices. It’s a day where everyone can bring in goodies to snack on and to celebrate the season. Plus, we’ve been told that … Continue reading

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Recently, our office (which publishes a variety of crafting publications) held a Christmas ornament contest inviting all employees to create handmade ornaments in a variety of categories including fabric, beading and paper, all done in the color of our company logo … Continue reading


Arizona in June

Earlier this summer, Tanya and I flew out to Arizona where Tanya filmed a couple of paper-crafting videos with the wonderful team at Xyron. The first video is now live and we wanted to share it with all of you-click here … Continue reading


Facebook Love

Have you “liked” us on Facebook? Not only is CardMaker on Facebook, but Tanya and I also have pages. We share the latest news and every once in awhile some fun behind-the-scenes action. As you can see, we have a … Continue reading


Behind the Scenes: Stampaway 2012

A couple of weeks ago, Tanya, Corene and I had the opportunity to take a couple of classes at Stampaway in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of the classes we took was taught by the multitalented Joe Rotella where we learned how … Continue reading