Simply Scrumptious Gift Card Holder

By Clare Horner

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Some times it is just so much simpler to give that picky teenager a gift card than buy a gift. I never know what to buy my nieces mainly because they have everything twice over already! I decided to create a slider card and figured that I could hide a gift card within the mechanism. Simple and pretty, they key part being the simple for me! Learn how to make your own scrumptious gift card holder under our “MAKE” page!

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#LinksWeLike Wednesday!

Welcome to the very first #LinksWeLike blog post! Every Wednesday, look to the Imagine Crafts blog for a roundup of some our favorite things from around the web!

 

Stars and Stripes

by Maureen Cronin

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Ready for summer? Memorial Day kicks off summer in the US and this card is great for sending greetings or using as an invitation to a July 4th BBQ. Create the perfect 4th of July invitation here!

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Old Glory with a Twist

by Penny Ward

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Nothing says Memorial Day to me like an American flag. We artist are never happy unless we are grunging, distressing or finding new ways to present an old custom. Let me show you how to achieve a new look for Old Glory HERE!

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National Stationery Show Trends 2015

The National Stationery Show is held annually each May in NYC. The NSS is the premier trade show that showcases the paper industry’s newest innovations in paper trends from stationery and greeting cards to almost anything that can be created with paper. The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 10,000 buyers and undoubtably sets the trends in other industries including the craft industry.

To celebrate the 2015 Stationery Show, IMAGINE Crafts would like to inspire you with cards created by our Artists In Residence that reflect what’s hot at the show.

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Anything and everything metallic is trending right now and it just looks soooo good on a card! This would make a wonderful snail mail greeting for any occasion, just change the sentiment. Let Penny show you how to create this spectacular card.

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Maureen created this simple, yet stunning floral print card with metallic color that is sure to shine. See how Maureen created this card.

Leave it to our other fantastic Artist In Residence, Savannah O’Gwynn, to discover how to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card with a big impact! Savannah shows how to use Metallic Creative Medium to create cards that are sure to get noticed!

Are you a fan of the metallic trend? Share your shimmering tips and tricks with the Imagine Crafts Community on Facebook or comment below!

Create Your Own Butterfly Pillow Cover

Created by Isha Gupta

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The sun is out (mostly) and nature is starting to bloom! I’m a huge fan of this time of the year for it’s flowers, butterflies and freshness. So let’s use that as inspiration to bring nature inside our home.

Create your own nature inspired pillow cover here!
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