Category Archives: Cardmaking

Birthday Place Cards

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

Have you ever been to a party where they have place cards?  I love this little detail even if it’s just a casual event.  It’s a way to make people feel they have a special place and they are welcome to the table.  Why not try this for a kids’ birthday party?

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Layered, Embossed Wreath Card

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

When we think of the colors of Fall, they usually include reds, oranges, yellows and dark browns.  My project today goes in a little bit of a different direction.  I was inspired by this little embellishment from Carta Bella’s Fall Break ephemera pack.  This and some of the stickers and other elements feature teals with oranges and yellows with an off-white background.  I loved this alternative to the traditional Fall palette and decided to create a card using these same colors.

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Quick Greetings

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

Having a small stack of very basic greeting cards around for last minute occasions is always helpful.  Maybe a friend needs some encouragement or your sister got a promotion—you have a card ready to go!

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Accenting Dry Embossed Images

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

As the weather cools, I definitely have flavored coffee on my mind.  This always puts me in the mood to make cards with all the cute “coffee-themed” products that are out there.  For my project today, I’m taking the Sizzix Impresslits Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte set and adding some extra touches with a white gel pen.

To start, I embossed a white notecard with the folder and did the same with a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ kraft-colored cardstock panel.

I used my white gel pen to trace the embossed image on the kraft panel being careful not to trace onto the raised parts.

I then trimmed about ½” off each side of the panel and adhered it to the white notecard with foam tape.  I wanted to still be able to see some of the embossing from the card peeking out.

After die cutting the coffee cup, I traced the cup sleeve onto some yellow cardstock in order to back the “thanks a latte” sentiment.

I adhered the sleeve onto the cup with some foam squares, then adhered the sentiment with a Zig 2-Way glue pen.

To cover up the inside of the card where the embossing shows through, I added a sheet of patterned paper from Avery Elle ‘s Everyday paper pad.

I’m a huge fan of dry embossing.  It’s such a great effect when you make that imprint into the paper.  The white pen elevates it just a little and is great for the “steam effect” look surrounding the coffee.  You could try this with any embossing folder you have at home.  Darker paper definitely works best.  Thanks for joining me today!

Clean and Simple – Missing You Card

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

Do you have a friend or loved one that lives far away?  What a perfect opportunity to send a handwritten note to say hello.  Sure, emails and texts are definitely quicker, but the old-fashioned elegance of sitting down to write cannot compare.

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Cozy Fall Card

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

A cozy fall scene makes the perfect focal point on a greeting card.  For today’s project, I was inspired by the little house tag in Carta Bella’s Fall Break ephemera pack and wanted that to be a part of my card.  Since I was not doing any stamping, I wanted to add a stenciled layer and a leaf layer for the tag to rest on.

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Halloween Treat Tags

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

I love making tags almost as much as cards.  They’re quick to make and you can still use all your fun scrapbook and stamping supplies—just on a smaller scale!  Halloween is always a fun time for tags because of all the fun candy treats you can attach them to.  In today’s post I show you ways to use up those piles of “googly” eyes you may have hiding in your craft room.  I know I have a ton and they seem to multiply.

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