Category Archives: Rubber Stamping

Alternatives to Christmas Stamps

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

In past posts, I have talked about stretching your stamps or thinking “outside the box” when it comes to theme.  For today’s post, I will show you how to turn a simple floral stamp into a Christmas stamp.  This is great when you don’t have or want to get a huge collection of holiday stamps but still want to create some festive greetings.  It is helpful to have one or two holiday sentiments though.  I will be using Avery Elle’s Modern Floral stamp and die set as my focal point along with a floral themed embossing folder whose flowers have a bit of a poinsettia look.  Even better, would be to use a Christmas-themed embossing folder if you have it.  The terrarium around the floral stamp reminds me of a Christmas ornament which is a plus.

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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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“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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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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Welcome Baby Card

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

A shiny rainbow to welcome a new bundle of joy is the theme of my project today.  I love all the options you have with Avery Elle’s Rainbows stamp set and matching die set for making colorful greetings.  

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Easy Heat Embossing Tool for Beautiful Backgrounds

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

I recently discovered one of those fun paper crafting tools that I didn’t know I needed.  It’s called the Totally Tiffany Heat Embossing Station, and it’s a huge help when you are embossing large backgrounds like on my project today.  

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Embossed Floral Card

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

A floral border is the perfect accent to a cheerful card.  Heat embossing makes it super easy to color and stay in in lines too 😊.

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