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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.

Clean and Simple Thank You Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi from the blog Blue Scallop Creations.

You can never have too many thank you cards on hand.  Everyone likes to receive a hand written note showing that someone cares.  My project today, is a nice clean and simple thank you card that would be perfect for anyone.  I’ll be using just the Thank You sentiment from the Sizzix Framelits Card Drop In Thank You die set and an embossing folder from Sizzix called Prism Geometrics.  I’ll be adding some masked framing using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.

To start, I cut out the Thank You die in white card stock and embossed some silver shimmer card stock using the embossing folder.  I cut the silver card stock down to a 2.75″ x 4″ panel using a rectangle die but you could use a paper trimmer as well.

I masked off a rectangle on the front of a piece of white card stock cut down to 4″x 5.25″ using Post-It tape.  I used my silver embossed panel as a guide to make a thin frame.   I basically want to have the look of two mats behind the dry embossed focal point without having all the bulk of extra paper.

After removing the embossed panel, I blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink over the masked off area.  I just got the edges since I would be adhering the silver embossed panel later.


To create a second mat around the first, I masked off a thin frame next to my original.  I did each edge of the rectangle separately, covering the inside edge of the original rectangle with Post-It tape and adding another piece of tape next to it leaving a space for ink blending.  I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink for this portion.


I adhered black foam to the back of the Thank You die cut with some Tombow Mono Liquid glue and then adhered that to my silver embossed panel.  I popped the entire panel up on the front of a 4.24″x 5.5″ vertical gray note card.

Clean and simple, yet packs a punch with the 3D embossed panel and the clean masked frame.  You could make multiples of these using different embossing folders or even different colored inks for the frames.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

Masked Florals for Mother’s Day

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi from the blog Blue Scallop Creations.

There are some really fun techniques for stamping out there, but by far, my favorite is masking.  I love that you can have the look of depth and volume on the front of a card, but still have it lie flat for easy mailing.  For my project today, I’ll be doing a simple masking technique using a floral stamp from Hampton Art’s Clear Layer Flower Amaze.

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Welcome Our Newest Blogger Heidi!!

I am so excited to welcome our newest Think Crafts Contributor Heidi! I know you will love all of the card marking and paper craft projects that she will share with us. Find out more about her and check out her blog! 

Heidi will be sharing card making and papercrafting projects.  Her signature style is clean, simple, and graphic, with pops of bright color.  She believes a few easy design principles are key in achieving that “pleasing to the eye” look in card design.  She often will find inspiration for her cards in everyday things like clothing, signs, or even the colors in food.

Years ago, Heidi never thought of herself as a crafty person and is amazed at how much she loves this hobby. She originally started off trying a few online card challenges, then eventually dove in to start her own blog.  Since then, she has expanded her blog with video tutorials and is having so much fun with all of it!

When not keeping up with her busy family, you can find Heidi in her “happy space” creating cards and organizing her supplies.  You can also find her over at her blog, Blue Scallop Creations where she shares card making tutorials, favorite products, and organizational tips and tricks.

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