Tag Archives: Cardmaking

Birthday Surprise

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

For those of us who make handmade cards, we know we can never have too many in the birthday category.  I think these are the most fun to make because there is always some element of fun and whimsy involved.  Today’s project is pretty clean and simple, but I’ll show you again how movement and color can make all the difference.  I used a set from Sizzix called Birthday Wishes along with the balloons from Avery Elle’s Balloons stamp set.

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A Cup of Thanks

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

While shopping during the holidays, I’ve come across a lot of plaid patterns in kitchen dishes and textiles.  I held myself back from starting a collection of plaid coffee cups—they’re so cozy and festive!  My card today is inspired by those plaid cups though, and I’m using a really fun set of chipboard shapes from Paper Accents called Cup & Cocoa to create a card with lots of texture.  How cute are those little marshmallows?

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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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Fun With Glitter

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

I love glitter not only for its sparkle, but also for all the fun color options that are available.  For my project today, I’m using some neon colored glitters along with a pretty stencil from Echo Park called Classy Fan.  I’ll be adhering the glitter using translucent embossing paste.  It’s perfect, because it’s clear and acts as a really strong glue for all that gorgeous glitter.

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Love Is In the Mail Valentine’s Day Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Valentine’s Day will be here soon and it’s time to start planning and creating those special cards for the loved ones on your list.  Send the love this year with this special little card with a big heart.

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Emoji Love for Valentine’s Day

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Let’s talk emoji’s this Valentine’s Day.  We know they are a popular way to communicate simple messages so why not send the simple message of love on this special day.   This handmade card is more than just a message.  Use it to share with the person that you are in love and want to say “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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Quilt Pattern Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Are you like me and have admired all of the beautiful quilt patterns that you’ve seen, but not sure you’d be able to create one yourself because paper crafting is more of your thing?  Well, here is the perfect way to combine those beautiful patterns with your love of paper crafting.  What’s even more fun is that you can do it with any pattern you see.  This is the star pattern that is often seen on many quilts.

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