Category Archives: Christmas

Farmhouse Style Holiday Tags

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

Dropping off baked goods at the holidays is a welcome tradition.  Why not add a festive tag to go along with the goodies?  In today’s post, I’ll show you how to make some pretty farmhouse style gift tags.  All you need is any kind of pine branch die cut or even some pretty holly leaf die cuts.  For the tag bases, I used Paper Essentials white tags in the large size.  A pop of bright, plaid ribbon and some glue dots along with a festive sentiment completes the supply list.  I used a sentiment from the Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix Fall Pudgies stamp and die set.

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Vintage Style Stamp Set—Two Ways

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

Beautiful Christmas scenes from the “Days of Yore” make such pretty card fronts.  Tim Holtz has a gorgeous stamp set called Scenic Holiday that is just perfect for this kind of project.  I’ll show you both a modern and vintage way I used the set.  First, the vintage:

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Retro Christmas Re-Visited

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

Every year, my list of Christmas cards to make needs to include a few retro-themed designs.  I’ve always been a fan of the aluminum trees and tinsel and festive starbursts of the 1950s.  I can always count on Tim Holtz to come out with something that fits the bill.  Today’s project was made with the versatile Ornamental Birds die set from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.

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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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Quilled Snowflakes

It is still wintertime with the possibility of snow for many of us. These lovely quilled snowflakes are a fun activity for cozy winter days.

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