Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Sean’s Technique of the Week: Watercoloring & Heat-Embossing Background Paper

One of my favorite techniques in card making is heat-embossing. It adds a little shine and a little “something” to make the card extra special. Today, I want to show you how I use heat-embossing along with watercolors to make my … Continue reading


KellyJean’s CardMaker Tip

My favorite card-making tip to share with you today could easily be mistaken for the KISS acronym that many of us paper artists know and love—Keep It Simple Stamper. However, that only applies if you are actually STAMPING. My favorite acronym … Continue reading

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Daniela’s Storage Tip

Hello! It’s Daniela with a favorite storage tip for storing and/or organizing your craft supplies. Whenever I work on a project that requires more time, like December Daily, mini album or even a card, I like to sort my craft … Continue reading


Let’s Get Groovi® by guest blogger Cheryl Hurttgam

Editor’s Note: We are excited to have Cheryl Hurttgam, owner of The Paper Hollow, as our guest blogger today! She’s sharing about Groovi® Plates from Clarity Stamps (available in the United States through The Paper Hollow). You’ll love learning about … Continue reading


Daniela’s CardMaker Tip

Hi! Daniela here today to share a great card-making tip with you. Sometimes I have a creative block; I get stuck and I need a starting point. In those times, I love to use sketches. Sketches are readily available these days from various … Continue reading

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Catherine’s Storage Tip

Hey everyone! Catherine with you on this fine fall day to share one of my few but kind of cool storage tips. True confessions: If you only knew how unorganized some parts of my studio are, you would understand how hard this assignment was … Continue reading


Catherine’s CardMaker Tip

Hello everyone! Catherine here to share a great card-making tip with you today. I am, admittedly, not afraid to use (waste) my supplies (new inks, pens and paints) when experimenting with new techniques when I’m making “traditional” art—it doesn’t phase me a … Continue reading


Juliana’s Technique of the Week: Creating Backgrounds

Hi everyone, it’s Juliana here with you today to share a simple technique for creating backgrounds on your cards. I love stamping and die-cutting cute images to use for decorating my cards, but sometimes I want to add a little … Continue reading


Nancy’s Storage Tip

Hi there CardMaker fans! Nancy here today with some storage tips for all of your card-making needs. The most important single piece of storage in my room are these Alex drawers from Ikea. It’s amazing just how much they can hold! … Continue reading


KellyJean’s Tiny House Gift-Card Holder

Hi there, everyone! What a pleasure to share one of my absolute favorite gift-card holders with you thanks to CardMaker magazine! Be sure to leave a comment thanking the folks at CardMaker for always supplying us with loads of tips … Continue reading