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These Retiform Technique cards were designed in a live video where participants helped pick elements. Design ideas and concepts were shared.

How To Design Cards! 3 Retiform Technique Cards!

By Melissa Kerman / November 18, 2023 / 2 Comments

These Retiform Technique cards were designed in a live video where participants helped pick elements. Design ideas and concepts were shared. This is Part 2 of 2 videos and blog posts featuring the retiform technique. In my first post/video, I created three unique pieces plus showed the card that inspired my creative play. In the […]

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Check out these four fun variations of the Retiform Cardmaking Technique! I've used a variety of color schemes and the Magical Meadow Bundle.

Learn How To – The Retiform Technique

By Melissa Kerman / November 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

Check out these four fun variations of the Retiform Cardmaking Technique! This is Part 1 of 2 videos and blog posts featuring the retiform technique. In this first post, you’ll see the card that inspired my creative play plus the three variations created during the live video. In the video, you’ll see me create these […]

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Today's project was made using a card sketch that is the theme for my monthly team idea challenge. Learn how simple it is to design this way!

How to Design Using a Card Sketch

By Melissa Kerman / June 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

Today’s project was made using a card sketch that is the theme for my monthly team idea challenge. Treehouse Chicks Team members who want to play along simply create a card(s) that fits the theme and they share photos of their project ideas on our team Facebook group. For each project shared they get a […]

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Get color inspiration from designer papers you love! The "Enjoy the Journey" designer paper was the inspiration for today's color scheme!

Learn How to Get Color Inspiration from Designer Paper!

By Melissa Kerman / February 18, 2023 / 0 Comments

Do you ever struggle with finding color combinations you love? If so you are going to love today’s post for finding color inspiration ideas! Each month I have an Idea Sharing Challenge in my Treehouse Chicks Team Facebook Group. Team members earn Chicks Bucks for sharing project ideas that they can redeem for product credits […]

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Check out these Clean and Simple cards and learn how to make them with a stamp you make yourself. Created with the Eden's Garden Stamp Set.

Make Your Own Stamp plus a Clean and Simple Card

By Melissa Kerman / February 4, 2022 / 2 Comments

Who doesn’t love a Clean and Simple card that can can be made in really any color scheme? In this post I’ll be showing two version of my clean and simple card design. These projects were made with the Eden’s Garden, Watercolor Shapes and Forever Fern Stamp Sets. That said, there are so many other […]

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Check out my set of 5 all occasion easy card ideas! These elegant cards were inspired by a simple card I love! You can design like this too!

All Occasion Easy Card Ideas

By Melissa Kerman / July 31, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, you’ll see 5 all occasion easy card ideas! These elegant cards were inspired by a simple card I love! I’ve had the card sample you see in the photo below for probably 17 years! It’s a simple, elegant layout that I loved way back when I first made it and I still […]

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Learn how to make easy backgrounds for cards while using images that would not typically be used this way. So many fun possibilities!

How to make easy backgrounds for cards!

By Melissa Kerman / May 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some ideas for how to make easy backgrounds for cards while using images that would not typically be used this way. While most of the time I look at stamps and only see them for their intended purpose, in today’s projects I’ve expanded my thinking just a bit. When […]

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Learn how to make a bunch of cards super fast with a card salad medley! Check out the next 3 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 3 blog post.

11 Quick Cards Part 3

By Melissa Kerman / April 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

Check out the next 3 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 3 blog post. In this series of posts, I’m sharing projects made with “card salad”. If you’ve been following along you know that all 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the […]

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Learn how to make a bunch of cards super fast with a card salad medley! Check out the next 4 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 2 blog post.

11 Quick Cards Part 2

By Melissa Kerman / April 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Learn how to make a bunch of cards super fast with a card salad medley! Check out the next 4 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 2 blog post. All 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! […]

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Today's project features two step stamping, the rock n' roll technique and the Beach Happy Stamp Set for a fun, summery design anyone would love!

Two Step Stamping with Beach Happy

By Melissa Kerman / March 22, 2019 / 2 Comments

Today’s “Rewind/Redo” project features Beach Happy Stamp Set for a fun, summery design anyone would love! My Redo” project features two step stamping and the rock n’ roll technique. My original card is a Christmas card that I made when I first started as a demonstrator. For my original design, I’ve used a technique called […]

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