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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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Unicorn “What a Day” Card

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

The unicorn trend is still going strong in paper crafting, so for today’s project, I was excited to try out my new Sizzix Die and Emboss Folder called Unicorn and Rainbows.  Eighties nostalgia at its best.

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Vellum and Gold Foiled Card

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

Foiling is such a fun way to add elegance to your card designs.  For today’s project I decided to add some golden glam to this Sizzix Framelits Card Drop In Thank You die.  The great thing about this die is it pretty much does all the work for you.  You just add the special touches.  I’ll be using some gold foil along with some vellum and iCraft Deco Foil Adhesive Foam.

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Festive Fourth of July Card

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

This time of year brings lots of cookouts and fun activities at friends’ and families’ homes—especially for the 4th of July.   It’s always nice to bring a dish or small gift for the host, so why not include a fun little note as well?  I found a great way to use the Sizzix Scribbles & Splat die cut set just for this purpose.

 

I thought a shaker card would be fun, but I didn’t have any type of firecracker die to use as an opening.  Cut to me flipping through my dies and I came across this die set.  Great for backgrounds, but why not try the “splat” for my fireworks I thought?

 

I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut 2 of the “splats” onto it at a diagonal.

 

To create my shaker, I adhered some clear cardstock over the back of the panel and added foam tape around the edges making sure the corners touched.

 

Before covering my blue notecard with the shaker window, I adhered some white cardstock to the front and poured some multicolored seed beads onto it.  Be sure to add a lot, because you want to be able to see them (they roll around a lot).  I chose the beads because they make a fun sound that kind of mimics the sound of fireworks.

To finish off the card, I added sentiments and stars using some 4thof July themed stickers from Sticko.

Here’s another version where I covered the small holes with silver Stickles glitter glue.  You could try other colors too to see what works.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope your summer is getting off to a great start!

Distress Ink Painting Technique on a Thinking of You Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Sometimes it’s fun to create your own backgrounds for your cards and other times you aren’t able to find just the right paper design you are wanting.  Here is a simple way to create a striped background using your Distress Inks by Ranger to create just the background you want.  It’s perfect for any theme and occasion when you need a card.

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