Category Archives: The Creative Cardmaker

Gradient Borders

Happy Tuesday! Danielle here with another card making tip! Today I’d like to share with you how to get this pretty gradient look using border dies. The first thing you will want to do is choose which cardstock colors you will want for your border. I have a rainbow effect going on here on my […]


Working with Cover Plate Dies

Today I want to talk about some metal dies by Papertrey Ink that are made to cover a whole card front, and share some creative uses for them. Let’s get started! These are called Cover Plate Dies, which you can see more of HERE. This is an example of a Cover Plate Die by Papertrey […]

More Vellum Ideas

Vellum is one of my favorite specialty papers to use on my handmade cards, as I just love the soft look it adds! I’d like to show you more fun ways I’ve used vellum, along with a few I found on Pinterest to give you even more creative inspiration! 1. Layer: First, I love to […]

Using Tags on Cards

Today I’m here to share with you two fun ideas for using tags on your cards, like these from the Fancy Pants’ Happy Place collection! First, I love to layer them! I’ve layered a large tag in the background, a medium striped tag, then two colorful tags to hold the sentiment. The black flair really pops […]

Holiday Tag Ideas

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, I thought I would share a few different holiday tag ideas with you today to get you in the mood for creating this season! 1, Chalkboard Tags To get this look, these tags were cut from black cardstock, then stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing […]

Vintage Christmas Card Motifs

  Today I’d love to share with you a couple of cards made with Papertrey Ink’s All Through the House kit with these adorable vintage scenes. These cards couldn’t be much easier… just a few die cuts, adhering them into place, and adding a bit of fine glitter to make them magical and sparkly! First, […]

Inlaid Die Cuts

Welcome back to another creative cardmaking post! Today I want to show you how to create a card with an “Inlaid Die Cut Technique,” which really creates a professional look to your cards! Let’s get started! All you will need is a die cutting machine, dies, and some different colors of cardstock. I’ve used black […]