Category Archives: Paper Crafts

Clean and Simple Water Coloring With Nuvo Aqua Pens

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

 

Bright watercolors that let you stay in the lines without heat embossing?  Count me in!  For today’s project, I wanted to try Nuvo’s Aqua Flow pens.  They are basically highly pigmented liquid watercolors in an easy to use pen.  The colors offered are so bold and bright, I definitely had to include flowers.

 

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Bus Stop Breakfast Gift Bags

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Donuts…..always a welcome surprise for breakfast!  This is especially true with school starting soon and crazy mornings where a sit down breakfast is not in the cards.  For today’s project, I used the Sizzix—Jen Long Donut Card Fold Along Die to create a fun card to attach to some mini donut holes for a quick out- the- door snack.  Add a happy and encouraging message, and your kids will start their day on a positive note.

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Twisted Easel Card Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Don’t just make a statement make a card fashionista statement with this awesome Twisted Easel Card.  It’s perfect for any girl of any age.   Whether you need a birthday card or one to tell a friend how fabulous she is, this is the card to use.

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A Masculine Birthday Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

As a card maker, I am drawn to bright, cheerful colors.  Mostly white card bases with pops of pinks, mint and soft yellows.  There are times though, when I need to make a masculine-style card.  This is where the richer colors come in with some darker accents.  For today’s project, I’m using a background die from Avery Elle called Waves for a quick and easy masculine birthday card.  Balloons from Avery Elle’s Balloons stamp set are heat embossed with rich colors that complement the neutral background.

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Sketch Inspiration

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Every once in awhile our creative spark can disappear for whatever reason.  You want to create something, but you just stare at that stamp set or paper pad and just can’t figure out what to do with it.  This is where a sketch can come in handy.  Sketches are pretty popular–there are even blog challenges that offer prizes when you create something using their sketch.  I use sketches a lot and actually, when I create a card, I usually draw out a sketch to go with it so I can use it for another project later on.

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Colorful Card Sentiments Using Craft Foam

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

If you’re looking to add a bright, 3D element to your greeting cards, craft foam is the way to go!

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