Tag Archives: Die Cutting

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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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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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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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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