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Heidi

About Heidi

Heidi’s love of papercrafting began over 10 years ago creating scrapbooks for birthdays and fun events. Then, one day, she picked up a cardmaking magazine and fell in love with all the creative options stamps and dies had to offer. She finds inspiration for her cards in all kinds of interesting places. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescrallopcreations.

Vintage Style Stamp Set—Two Ways

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Beautiful Christmas scenes from the “Days of Yore” make such pretty card fronts.  Tim Holtz has a gorgeous stamp set called Scenic Holiday that is just perfect for this kind of project.  I’ll show you both a modern and vintage way I used the set.  First, the vintage:

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Retro Christmas Re-Visited

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Every year, my list of Christmas cards to make needs to include a few retro-themed designs.  I’ve always been a fan of the aluminum trees and tinsel and festive starbursts of the 1950s.  I can always count on Tim Holtz to come out with something that fits the bill.  Today’s project was made with the versatile Ornamental Birds die set from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.

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Alternatives to Christmas Stamps

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

In past posts, I have talked about stretching your stamps or thinking “outside the box” when it comes to theme.  For today’s post, I will show you how to turn a simple floral stamp into a Christmas stamp.  This is great when you don’t have or want to get a huge collection of holiday stamps but still want to create some festive greetings.  It is helpful to have one or two holiday sentiments though.  I will be using Avery Elle’s Modern Floral stamp and die set as my focal point along with a floral themed embossing folder whose flowers have a bit of a poinsettia look.  Even better, would be to use a Christmas-themed embossing folder if you have it.  The terrarium around the floral stamp reminds me of a Christmas ornament which is a plus.

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Craft Tool Overview: The Crop- A- Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

I think I have just about every craft tool I could ever need—I really love crafting!  But the one tool I didn’t have in my supply bin was the Crop A Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter from We R Memory Keepers and I don’t know why I waited so long.  Yes, it does look like it may be complicated to use, but it’s actually not and I’ve found this too be a tool I’ve been reaching for quite often lately.

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Winter Tunnel Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

If you are looking for a different kind of card to make this holiday season, why not try a tunnel card?

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Glittery Backgrounds for Christmas Card Prep

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

If you like to create hand made cards for the holidays, an easy tip to prepare is to make a variety of backgrounds on blank notecards.  You can then add a quick sentiment and you have a card ready to hand out or mail.

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Halloween Shaker Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Halloween and shaker cards go hand in hand in my opinion.  Glittery sequins bouncing around in the background do have a candy quality.  For my project today, I will be using a new to me product that makes your shaker windows a little more interesting—and easier to make.

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