Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Savannah’s Storage Tip

Hello, friends! Savannah O’Gwynn here today to share my favorite way to store my paper scraps and finished cards. SAVfact: I DO NOT like to throw anything away—in particular, paper scraps! I find ways to use up even the tiniest … Continue reading


The Difference Between Distress & Distress Oxide Inks: Part 2

Editor’s Note: We’re happy to have designer Deborah Nolan as our guest on the CardMaker blog today! It’s a pleasure to be back as a guest designer sharing another project that utilizes Ranger Distress Oxide inks. If you’ve missed a … Continue reading


Gaylynn’s Technique of the Week: Adding Dimension & Texture

Hello, Gaylynn here with a technique that I use often. It is adding dimension and texture to your card-making projects. This can be done with most images, by repeat stamping and then adding the second trimmed layers from duplicate images. … Continue reading


Diana’s Technique of the Week: Embossed Backgrounds

Hi everyone! Diana here with a technique that uses dies to create a gorgeous embossed background. For this technique I used the following: 5 x 3 3/4-inch piece of white cardstock Distress ink Foam blending tool Snowflake dies Silicone rubber … Continue reading


What’s Hiding in Your Punches Guest Post by Pamela Haskin

Hi everyone! It?s Pamela happy to be back today as a guest blogger. Those of you who know my work, know I love finding new ways to use punches, dies, stamps, etc. Today, I want to show you how I turned … Continue reading


Savannah’s Storage Tip: Organizing Sequins

Hello, friends! Savannah O?Gwynn here today to share a storage tip for sequins. SAVfact: I am a neat freak and organizing machine! I love to organize my papers and supplies! Everything has to have a place in a cabinet, on … Continue reading


Gaylynn’s CardMaker Tip: Stamping Ink for Use with Watercolor

Hello, Gaylynn here, with my tip for the day. A question that I get most often in card making is: What kind of ink do you stamp with when you want to color in watercolor? This post will focus on … Continue reading


Teresa’s Technique of the Week: Grunge Inking

Hello everyone! It is Teresa today sharing a super easy and practical step-by-step technique. I don?t know about you, but sometimes I see something and think ?How can I create that without spending any extra money?? I think we all … 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


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