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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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Highlighting Stamped Images

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

Sometimes a stamp is just so pretty it can stand alone simply being stamped with black ink.  I do this sometimes with my stamps and I love the look.  I do like to add pops of color here and there though for highlight.  This stamp from Inkadinkado called Fancy Fauna is perfect for this technique.

I chose the butterfly from the set, stamped it twice across a 4.25x 5.5” notecard with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  My stamp platform helped me get a crisp impression.

To add my color, I cut two circle masks from scrap paper using 2 sizes of circle dies and gathered 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink.  I really like this color combo of Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry.

I then simply blended the ink colors over the butterflies using the masks.  I connected the larger circle and smaller one and then left another smaller circle by itself for better flow.

I didn’t want to cover the entire butterflies with the circles—just parts of them.

I chose a sentiment from a Hampton Art stamp set, but trimmed it so it would fit in the area I needed.  I do this a lot and you can easily put the stamp back to where it was and it will stamp like you didn’t even cut it.

Here’s a final look at my project.  I hope you’ll try this technique with some of your favorite stamps.  You could even try different shapes like squares or triangles.  Thanks for joining me today!

Twisted Gatefold Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Are you looking for something other than the normal size card to make?  This is just what you are looking for to bring more fun to your card making!  This Twisted Gatefold technique gives a whole new look to a card and it’s easy to make.

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Easy Kids’ Birthday Card and Tag Set

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

As summer draws closer, so does kids’ birthday party season.  I have a great way to get yourself prepared with a ready made card and tag set using a simple 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and a fun interactive die.  Patterned paper pads are great because you have everything you need to make quick DIY crafts with little effort.  All the fun colors and even some sentiments are right there for you to cut and paste!  For my projects today, I used the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits Card Drop In-Thank You die set along with the Pebbles Happy Hooray 6×6 paper pad.  I also used some large and small pre-made white tags.

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One Stamp Heat Embossed Multiple Ways

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

When purchasing stamps to add to my collection, I am usually drawn to packages that contain sets–preferably images with corresponding sentiment options.  Every once in awhile though, there is that one single stamp that catches my eye.  Usually, it’s an intricate design or bold statement stamp that makes me want to take another look and consider a purchase.  I do like to make sure I have more than one idea for how to use it so I get the most for my purchase.  For today’s project, I chose a large red rubber stamp and brainstormed some ideas on how use it multiple ways.

This is the Flower Mandala Stamp from Ken Oliver.  It’s a bit larger than the front of a standard A2 size card, but there are many options for it’s use.

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Tilt Fold Hello Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Here is another different style of card that you can use for any occasion or theme.  This is the Tilt Fold Card and just taking a look at it with all of the edges that are peeking out from behind you would never guess that it’s created using only one piece of cardstock would you?  How fun is that?

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