Category Archives: Paper Crafts

Vintage Valentines

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

Who doesn’t love receiving a fancy valentine?  When I saw Bo Bunny’s Count the Ways collection, I knew I’d have some fun making some wonderfully over the top cards.

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Masculine Collage Cards

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

I have always been fascinated by Tim Holtz’ fun vintage ephemera packs filled with scraps and pieces inspired by days gone by.  There are so many things you can do with these packs and I thought they would be perfect for some masculine themed cards.  I never seem to have enough of those.

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Adding Fibers to Stamped Images

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

Since starting my new love of making altered journals, I’ve amassed quite a large amount of ribbon and decorative trim.   When looking at these cute little skates from Avery Elle’s Holiday Skates stamp set, I thought about the little pom pom trim I had and the perfect way I could use it.

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Easy Background Using Masking Paper

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

One of my favorite tools in my crafty tool kit is my masking paper.  It has so many fun uses with stamps, but you can also create some great backgrounds if you don’t have that perfect stencil.  For today’s project, I’ll be using masking paper from Inkadinkado along with nesting circle dies to create a fun snowball background for this holiday card.

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Farmhouse Style Holiday Tags

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

Dropping off baked goods at the holidays is a welcome tradition.  Why not add a festive tag to go along with the goodies?  In today’s post, I’ll show you how to make some pretty farmhouse style gift tags.  All you need is any kind of pine branch die cut or even some pretty holly leaf die cuts.  For the tag bases, I used Paper Essentials white tags in the large size.  A pop of bright, plaid ribbon and some glue dots along with a festive sentiment completes the supply list.  I used a sentiment from the Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix Fall Pudgies stamp and die set.

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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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