Get Fancy with the Fancy Loop Die!

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The Around the Loop Nested Dies and companion Fancy Loop Die were created to work together for layers and shakers and all sorts of fun design elements on your hand made cards. These dies are straight edged ovals that are a perfect shape and size for adding a focal point to your standard A2 cards.

On its own, the Fancy Loop Die is just such a pretty addition. I used the direct to paper method to color the die on this card. It creates a lacy focal point which I decorated with stamped and die cut flowers.

Here I just cut and added it to the card horizontally and trimmed off the edge. I like the asymmetry of this look.

You can use the two sets of dies together to get more options! Here I used S'mores on the whole die but using one of the Around the Loop Nested Dies, I cut the scalloped edge away from the outside piece. I layered it with another frame cut with the nested dies to add a glitter embossed edge.

Double the fun I finished this card off with the S'mores edge I had left from the last card. I love when you get a two for one and the look of this two-toned decorative frame.

The Fancy Loop Die will add a bit of fancy to any card!

Valentine’s Day Card Making

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This card has it all for a frilly card that's perfect for Valentine's Day! Glitter, lace, pink, roses and a sweet sentiment. To see how it was created, head over to this Youtube Video Live Stream replay!

The first thing I did was stamp the lace from the Love & Lace Stamp Set using the MISTI Stamping Tool. I turned my cardstock and stamped it on the other side which created a beautiful border. I cut a layer of cardstock that was slightly smaller than the distance between the lace images for my focal point.

To this piece, I added Scor-tape, then poured Halo Embossing Glitter over it and heat set it. This added a nice glittery trim detail to frame the sentiment.

I colored the roses on the heart image from the Yours Truly Stamp Set with Copic Markers and used the Mixed Media Brush to “color” in the leaves. I poured Halo Embossing Glitter over it and heat set it to give the leaves a beautiful glitter shimmer! I love this look!

I stamped my sentiment from the Forever Yours Stamp Set, added a few Romance Sequins and that was it!

I hope you are inspired and if you're looking for any of these products, the links are below! Thank you for visiting the blog!

Valentines That Will Make Your Heart Flutter

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With Valentine's Day approaching, we gathered a few inspirational cards to get your creative juices flowing! Get ready to create cards to send to everyone you love!

hand stamped valentines with heart motif
Ilina Crouse

The sentiments in Notes of Love and coordinating dies are just perfect for choosing that just right sentiment no matter who your recipient may be.

The Two-Part Hearts Stamp Set & Lotsa Love Patterned Paper used on these cards are all absolute winners for Valentines. You can go from clean and simple to pile it on…whatever tickles your fancy!

Daniel West

We just love the Love in Heart Die! This one is so fun and really makes a statement simply in white or inked up and covered in glitter!

Here, it's paired with the Hip Hearts Stamp Set and Dies. Who doesn't love a funky patterned heart?

Why not go bold and make it “slim”! The Heart Trio Slimline Die is ready for Valentine Card making duty! This die is perfection for shaker cards and super cute for highlighting other stamped images like in the Hey There Dumpling Stamp Set. Don't forget the Happy Hearts Slimline Paper with this one!

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Love & Lace Bundle with Guest Designer Tiffany

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This month, Guest Designer Tiffany Pryce-Russom hopped in to create with the Roses & Lace Bundle. We are loving what she made and all of the little details she adds to her cards.

For this card, she created an ombre look by inking up the Diamonds are Forever Background Stamp in multiple ink shades. I love the little white gel pen dot details she added to her stamped roses to give little highlights.

This sweet card is a fancy fold! Tiffany loves mixing and matching her patterned papers and used three different sheets on this one card. I love how well coordinated our packs are for pattern mixing!

This card focused on the Love & Lace Stamp Set images. Popping up the die cut flourishes over the lace stamp is so pretty. Tiffany easily pulled her ink colors from the paper pack combo so it all coordinates like a dream!

All these products are now in the shop, use the links below or visit the shop here!

All the Ways to Use the Around the Loop Dies and Fancy Loop Dies

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As part of the Forever Extras Bundle, we introduced the Around the Loop Nested Dies and Fancy Loop Die to our collection. These two dies were created to work together so many layering options for your cards.

The Around the Loop Nested Dies are straight sided oval shapes which were designed to give you more surface area for adding focal point elements or stamping sentiments. These shapes are proportionate for your A2 card. The Fancy Loop has a decorative frame and will layer perfectly with the Nested Dies!

There are so many ways to use these fabulous dies, alone or together. Let's take a look at some of them!

Simply cut a a shape and pop it up on your card. This shape gives you a place to stamp your sentiment and embellish with stamped images like these Roses are Red Stamped and die cut flowers.

Kristie Goulet

Kristie is our rainbow girl! She used the nested dies without cutting them apart to make frames to nest inside each other on this fun card. A little direct-to-paper inking and you have a beautiful array of rainbow colored arches.

Switch up the “sandwich” in your die cutting machine and emboss your card with the dies. Again, this set was not yet cut apart and made this super cool texture on the card layer. So simple and so unique!

Time to layer up! These two by Ashlee have a similar layout but with different colors and accent stamped pieces, you get different looks. The Fancy Loop Die makes such a pretty lace layer.

Lisa Harrolle

Speaking of lace…Lisa laced this up! Using some twine, she created a corset look by criss crossing between the slits in the die. What a creative use of the Fancy Loop Die!

Melissa Andrew

Keep it simple! White on white is always a winner in my book. Just using this decorative element adds so much to the card. This one has a vintage doily feel.

Go full Loop by cutting your whole card base into a fun shape. This is a great idea for Valentines since smaller cards are often traditional for giving away.

There are so many ways to use these dies together and on their own! We can't wait to see what YOU might do with them!

Roses & Lace Bundle- featuring Guest Designer Arsenia Wolf

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Creating elegant cards with the Roses & Lace Bundle was easy for Guest Designer, Arsenia. She used each of the elements in the bundle and embellished with splatter and bling.

This card features pattern mixing from the Roses and Lace Patterned Paper. I love how she used the lace stamp to add a strip of trim on the card and one simple stamped rose with leaves creates a sweet little focal point.

This card has smartly placed rose clusters made from the Roses are Red Stamp Set and Dies. I can't get enough of the scripted font we chose for this sentiment as it has a modern, hand-written feel. Trimming up the card with some patterned paper and embellishing with Venice Sequins are simple touches that make a big statement.

This one caught our eye as Arsenia embossed the Diamonds are Forever Background Stamp in white on white which creates a subtile geometric background. She fussy cut the stamped lace and has it peeking out from behind her sentiment block. The colors here are just right.

Which one inspires you the most to hit your crafty space and make something beautiful??

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Love & Lace Collection Available Now

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The Love & Lace Collection is Available NOW! Head to the shop, choose your favorites, or grab them all and we'll get your order out to you right away!

Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday for card makers. It's the perfect time for us to share our crafty passions with the ones we love.

I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of floral images or decorative heart stamps. The Love & Lace Collection epitomizes all these things. It's about love, frilly accents, floral flairs and soft color combos.

From the lacy, intricate details to the prim and pretty patterned papers, we have curated this collection “with love”. Don't worry though, we also remembered all the other occasions these stamps and dies would work for from thanks to birthdays and beyond and added an array of sentiments to hit the mark for friends and family alike. The Love & Lace Collection will fill your crafty love tank.

These Extras will be a Forever Favorite! Love & Lace Collection

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The Forever Extras Bundle is coming to the shop on Wednesday, January 11 and is the perfect bundle of staple extras for Valentines and beyond! Hand-scripted sentiments, a versatile geometric background stamp and dies created for layering, will all work nicely with just about anything in your crafty stash.

Forever Extras Bundle

  • Forever Yours Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Diamonds Are Forever Background Stamp
  • Fancy Loop Die
  • Around the Loop Nested Dies

These products can be purchased individually, pick and choose your favorites! Or pick our bundles and save!

This bundle is the perfect addition to mix and match with our Roses & Lace or Yours Truly Bundles.

Amanda Fitterer

When making cards for Valentine's Day, you need a just right sentiment for everyone you love. Enter the Forever Yours Sentiments Stamp Set. This hand-lettered sentiment set is perfect for any time you are sending a little love from the basic “I love you” to “life is better with you” or “always in my heart”.  It will be a forever favorite!

Ashlee McGregor

The Fancy Loop Die is a beautiful scalloped frame die. This straight sided oval or “loop” die is a great shape for a standard A2 card front as a feature frame or popped up element. The decorative accents make this die extra fancy! Pair the Fancy Loop Die with the Around the Loop Nested Dies for more options.

They say diamonds are forever and this background stamp will forever be a favorite! This geometric nesting diamond pattern will add a just right design to your card's background. Soft or bold, this stamp is versatile for both elegant and fun projects. 


We curate our products around a theme and include all the pieces you need to sit down and create wonderful cards for your friends and family. It's easy with perfect color coordination, images that work together along with just the right sentiments, background images and dies.

The extra perk of purchasing our bundles? They come at a discount! The brand new Love & Lace Collection hits the shop on January 11!

Make Truly Beautiful Valentines! Love & Lace Collection

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If you love hearts and paisley…the Yours Truly Bundle is going to knock your socks off! This bundle will be available beginning Wednesday, January 11 at 9am Eastern. StampNation Members can order early, and their orders are first to ship, beginning Tuesday, January 10 at Noon Eastern!

Let's take a look at what's coming in this bundle!

Yours Truly Bundle

  • Yours Truly Stamp Set
  • Yours Truly Dies
  • Nottingham Lace Cover Plate Die
  • Paper Hearts Patterned Paper
  • Lisbon Sequin Mix

These products can be purchased individually, pick and choose your favorites! Or pick our bundles and save!

Add in the Paper Hearts Patterned Paper, intricate and elegant Nottingham Lace Cover Plate and you will be ready to create so many cards and projects. Just add your creativity and a pop of Lisbon Sequins!  

Lisa Harrolle

Send all your love with the Yours Truly Stamp Set and Dies. This set of custom illustrated line-art heart stamps are adorned with floral and paisley patterns. Use one or layer more than one die cut heart on your card.

Melissa Andrew

These images will be beautiful colored in with your CP inks or favorite markers but will also look fantastic embossed for a metallic pop. Add a sentiment of “hugs and kisses” or “it's you I adore” for the perfect card for the ones you love!

Ashlee McGregor

The Paper Hearts Patterned Paper is ready for your Valentine cards and projects! The prints feature hearts and paisley and we've mixed in some classic prints like a small polka dot and black and white gingham!

Ashlee McGregor

The Nottingham Lace Cover Plate pays homage to the intricate and beautiful art form of lace making. This Cover Plate has a lace inspired floral and paisley pattern with lots of stitch lines and details. This beautiful die cut image will make a stunning card all on it's own or a detailed background to showcase a stamped heart or floral image. 

StampNation Members get all the perks!

ORDER EARLY: Members, log into the shop on Tuesday, January 10 at Noon Eastern, click new and the products will be there for ordering. The shipping team is ON IT and will ship your early order out right away! Sometimes our members get shipping notifications within an hour of ordering, pretty awesome, right?

LIVE STREAM RELEASE PARTY: Then, be sure to join us at 3pm Eastern for our exclusive Live Stream Party, link to join will be emailed to you!

BIRTHDAY PRESENT: January 11 is our 12th Birthday and the presents are for you! You'll receive a coupon code valid January 10 – 31, for one FREE 4×6 Stamp Set. Pick out ANY previously released 4×6 Stamp Set in our shop, add the code and get it for free!

Say it with Roses…and Lace! Love & Lace Collection

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The Roses & Lace Bundle is ready for Valentine's Day or any occasion you need to send an elegant, love-filled greeting! This bundle features both the Roses Are Red and Love & Lace Stamp Sets giving floral, lace and timeless textile images.

What's included in this product bundle?

Roses & Lace Bundle

  • Roses Are Red Stamp Set  6×8 
  • Roses Are Red Dies
  • Love & Lace Stamp Set
  • Love & Lace Dies
  • With Love Word Die
  • Roses & Lace Patterned Paper
  • Venice Sequins

These products can be purchased individually, pick and choose your favorites! Or pick our bundles and save!

These products were curated to coordinate together, so when purchased together, you can expect to create polished handmade cards for friends and family. Just grab your inks and start creating!

The With Love Word Die, Roses & Lace Patterned paper and coordinating Venice Sequins work perfectly with the Roses are Red Stamp Set for endless design possibilities.

Ilina Crouse

The Roses Are Red Stamp Set is a large 6×8 set and includes two-step floral stamps. Stamp elegant rose clusters and layer together with the coordinating dies.

Ilina Crouse

This set is perfect for any occasion with sentiments for birthday, valentines, thanks and love. Use your CPD Color Wheel, which you can download for FREE here, for easy color layering options. 

Ilina Crouse

Add a little lace to your card with the Love & Lace Stamp Set and dies. This intricate border stamp will add a lovely lace accent to your card or project.

Ilina Crouse

The perfect little extra is the With Love Word Die. This hand-scripted word die is an all-in-one continuous phrase that could be clipped apart and positioned stacked if desired.

Mark Your Calendar:

Live Stream Events at Noon EST

  • Monday on Facebook: final bundle reveals
  • Tuesday on Facebook: card making with the new collection
  • Wednesday on YouTube: Release Party with card making
  • Thursday on Facebook: more card making with the collection

StampNation Members on Tuesday:

  • Order Early at Noon EST
  • Release Party on YouTube at 3pm EST

Ordering for the Love & Lace Collection goes live on Wednesday, January 11 at 9am EST!

Make Life Sweet Card with Embossing

Catherine General

With our Countdown to New Year's Sale this week, select items are marked down up to 70% off! Earlier in the week, I grabbed a few of these sale items and went LIVE on Facebook to create a card.

Using the Sweater Weather Background Stamp, I stamped in Buttercream Ink and then embossed the background with Cream on Top- a WOW! Embossing Glitter that was custom made to coordinate with Buttercream. It's such a warm and yummy texture! I then grabbed the Make Life Sweet Stamp Set and stamped out my card.

You can watch the LIVE replay here and don't forget to hop over to the shop and check out our Sale. Some products are available while supplies last and the sale ends January 2nd.

Selective Inking and Embossing Techniques with Party Crackers!

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Create festive party crackers with the Cracking Good Times Stamp Set and Dies for all the celebrations coming up this year! New Year's, Birthdays, Graduation, Engagement, Retirement, even Christmas are perfect occasions for these stamping products!

The stamp set has a variety of stamps for creating multicolored crackers as well as confetti. I used a holiday sentiment from the Merriest Sentiments Stamp Set on this card, glitter embossed the “sparkle” and added my fun crackers. It's easy to create multicolors and embossed accents; you can see how in this video!

All the products are linked below, head to the shop and see what you'll be creating with next week!

Cheers to New Year’s Collection- Now in the Shop!

Erika General

As each year comes to a close, we think about the stamping must-haves to kick off the New Year. One of the things I always have on my mind is Thank You Cards for all the gifts and hosts over the holiday. We also will be celebrating the New Year and want to bring the card making party!  This year's Cheers to New Years Collection has got you covered for all those card making events!

The Thank You Kindly Bundle is the perfect group of items for your Thank You Cards now and all year round.

Cheers to New Years Collection Photo with products and stamped party cracker images

The Good Time Bundle features a party cracker theme and is perfect for New Years, birthdays and more.

We also are featuring Luxe Mini Ink Pads- the perfect group of classy colors for this collection. Start your New Year on the right card making foot with the Cheers to New Years Collection. Grab your favorites now!

Cheer to New Year’s Collection: Cheers Extras Bundle

Catherine General

Our Cheers to New Year's Collection, featuring the Luxe Mini Ink Pads, is coming to the shop on December 7! Along with the ink minis, we have products that are perfect for celebration and thank you cards!

Cheers to stamping accessories that will work with just about anything!  The Cheers Extras Bundle is just that and is a must-have add.

Cheers Extras Bundle

  • Line Dance Background Stamp
  • Lights on Broadway Cover Plate Die
  • Ruffles & Dashes Dies

This bundle includes the staple Ruffles & Dashes Dies, Lights on Broadway Cover Plate and Line Dance Background Stamp. All of these pieces will mix and match with any occasion stamps!

Kristie Goulet

This card is an ink blending dream. The Line Dance Background Stamp has been white embossed and a rainbow of color blended over it. It's the perfect backdrop for stacks of cards.

Lisa Harrolle

The sparkle of the Lights on Broadway Cover Plate has a more garden lattice feel paired with the Corner Swag Stamp Set and Dies. Such a lovely card!

Susan Powell

The Ruffles and Dashes Dies will be your new favorite for simple layer. Susan used three different dies for her clean and simple card. A crafty staple!

We'll be on Facebook at Noon Eastern on Thursday and Friday of this week, and Wednesday will be our Release Party on Youtube. See you then!

Cheer to New Year’s Collection: Thank You Kindly Bundle

Catherine General

Our Cheers to New Year's Collection hits the shop on Wednesday, December 7 at 9am Eastern! For our StampNation Members, they get early release festivities on Tuesday!

December 6 at Noon Eastern – all new products hit the shop for StampNation Members. They get to shop early and their orders ship first!

December 6 at 3pm Eastern – StampNation Members are invited to join us for an Exclusive Live Stream Release Party! Members, link will be emailed to you on Tuesday!

Not a member yet? There's still time to join us, click here to get your membership started today!

With flowers, butterflies and various ways to express gratitude, the Thank You Kindly Bundle is perfect for all those thank you cards this holiday season!

Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly Stamp Set
  • Thank You Kindly Dies
  • Corner Swag Floral Stamp Set
  • Corner Swag Dies
  • Bee Thankful Patterned Paper
  • Saint Lucia Sequin Mix

These products can be purchased individually or in a bundle with a discount! Check out all the gorgeousness!

The Thank You Kindly Stamps and Dies and Corner Swag Stamps and Dies will have you making endless cards! Add some pattern and pizzaz with the Bee Thankful Patterned Paper and Saint Lucia Sequins. This one is a real beauty!

Lisa Harrolle

We love this Slimline Card from Lisa. She did a little paper piecing with the background patterned paper. The flourished and layered “thank you circle” is certainly the focal point of the card.

Lisa layered up all the stamped and die cut pieces and the gold embossed accents and Saint Lucia Sequins add a lot of class to this card.

Amanda Fitterer

Amanda used the circle flourish stamped and die cut piece to make a shaker card. The vellum window is a nice added touch.

Lisa Harrolle

The leaf and berry swag from the Corner Swag Stamp Set was made for this. This card is a pile it on beaut!

The floral clusters look so stunning when paired up on a card. I love all the layers and textures here with the cover plate die background and frame of patterned paper. Your card recipient will certainly feel appreciated with cards made from this bundle!

Tomorrow, we'll reveal the final bundle and then it's time to get your Thank You on!