Tag Archives: Christmas Card

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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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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Stenciled Winter Wishes

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

Colorful knit caps are a staple of winter.  They’re even cuter when shrunken down and put on a greeting card!

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Stenciled Embossing with a Little Sparkle

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

Heat embossing is probably one of my favorite card making techniques along with stenciling.  Today, I’m going to combine the two and add a little sparkle to go with it for a festive Christmas greeting.

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Window Christmas Cards with Vellum

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

Using vellum as a background on cards adds a diffused softness that looks really pretty especially when adding heat embossing.

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