Category Archives: Paper Crafts

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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Thank You Card Using Watercolor Pencils

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

If you’ve ever had a difficult time coloring with colored pencils and getting a smooth finish, you may want to try watercolor pencils.  In today’s post, I’ll be using the Art Advantage watercolor pencil set to color a pretty wreath of sunflowers and fall foliage.

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Happy Cloud Background

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

I love adding cheerful clouds onto my cards.  Whether it’s stenciling or die cuts, they always add a whimsical touch.

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“Watercolor” Floral Ephemera

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

Lately, I’ve been trying a lot of techniques with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.  These markers are a great way to get a watercolor look if you’re not that comfortable with traditional water coloring with a brush and paint.  One of the really fun techniques I tried was stamping with the markers using a layered stamp set.  I really like Avery Elle’s Layered Rose set and wanted to see what these markers could do.

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Clean and Simple Cards with a Scrapbook Kit

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

Even though getting together with friends looks a little different right now, there are ways we can stay connected.  Sending cards is an easy way to do this and even easier using a scrapbook kit.  I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I love using scrapbooking supplies to make easy cards.  You make the most of your supplies and it’s so easy because everything is pre-cut and patterned.  All you need are some card bases and a little foam tape.

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Back to School Greetings

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

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again.  Back to school!

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