Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Heather H.’s CardMaker Tip

Good morning! Heather here to share a little card-making tip with you! I love using vellum on cards—it is so light and airy, and adds such a soft and pretty effect. It can be a bit tricky to adhere without … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s Technique of the Week: Working with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello CardMaker fans! Rebecca here with a card-making technique. For this card background, I used the brand-new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I used two colors of Distress Oxide to create a blended background and then stamped with a Distress … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s U Inspire Me

Hi CardMaker fans! It’s Rebecca here today! Card-making inspiration is all around us! The other day I received an email from Anthropologie and the room that was pictured had this print on the wall.   I immediately knew I wanted … Continue reading

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Melissa’s CardMaker Tip

Hi there, crafty friends. Melissa here with you today. I’m always looking for ways to stretch the use of my stamps. I’m pretty sure this tip has been done before by other stampers, but it’s something I just recently started … Continue reading


Heather P.’s Technique of the week: Stamp Highlighting

Hello! Heather P. here today with a card featuring a stamping technique I’ve seen on Pinterest, but haven’t had a chance to try called Stamp Highlighting. This technique is so fun and is a great way to use floral images! … Continue reading


Katie’s CardMaker Tip

Hello CardMaker friends, Katie here today. My kids are long past the stage of diapers and baby wipes, but I always keep a package or two of wipes on hand. Not only are baby wipes great for quick clean up (including wiping … Continue reading


Kat’s Technique of the Week: Fussy Cutting

Good morning, everyone! Kat here today popping in to share one of my favorite techniques with you—fussy cutting! There are so many pretty patterned papers out there and I love to find new and unique ways to use them. For … Continue reading


Guest Post: Sean Fetterman

Technique: Using Ribbon Scraps to Create Background Paper Do you ever wonder what to do with that pile of scraps of ribbon that you have stored away? If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to waste any of it. … Continue reading


Rebecca’s CardMaker Tip

Hi everyone! Rebecca here with my first ever blog post on the CardMaker magazine blog! Today, I am here with a card-making tip. My first tip is to have a few quality tools to assist you in your card making. … Continue reading


Heather’s Technique of the Week: Reverse Watercoloring

Good morning! Heather here today to share one of my favorite go-to techniques that I call Reverse Watercoloring! I have these cards that I put together using a couple lovely Altenew stamp sets. I started off by using my handy … Continue reading