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Do you scrapbook, create cards, or stamp? Share your tricks!

Asked by dynamicduo (14352points) November 22nd, 2008

I’m an art and craft kind of gal. Seeing as Christmas is coming up, I’m starting to think about creating Christmas cards and tags for presents using my scrapbook papers and stamp sets. I love seeing what other people come up with, so if you have any neat tips or tricks for scrapbooking, card making, or stamping, please share!

I love stamping and coloring in with pencil crayons. I’ve posted a sample picture and description of my technique here. I love this technique, the final product is so colorful and cute! It can be used on a scrapbook page, on a card, or what I love to do is string them on ribbon and make a mobile of sorts.

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cooksalot's avatar

Not so much me but a friend from church does The Angel Company and has her own site. Check it out Stamper Heaven.

augustlan's avatar

I made my own Christmas cards a time or two. I found it to be more trouble than it was worth, and more expensive in the long run. They did turn out nicely though. Here are a few tips I learned along the way, for embellishing with glitter:

Buy a few plastic box frames from a craft store, and remove the cardboard ‘filler’ box. Use the plastic boxes to put different colors of glitter in. After you stamp your design, use a glue pen, or a toothpick dipped in glue to ‘draw’ any areas you’d like to enhance. Before the glue dries, gently press the card into the glitter and then tap the card to remove excess glitter – directly over the box frame so it falls back in. When you’re done, you can replace the cardboard ‘filler’ box that came in the frame, and it will keep your glitter ready for the next time.

The cards I made featured evergreen trees in different sizes, stamped with dark green ink. I used clear glitter to make ‘snow’ on the ground below the trees, and also on selected areas of the trees. I also had a north star type stamp, and I used glitter on that as well.

o0's avatar

You could consider binding your own books. It is very rewarding.
http://www.keithsmithbooks.com/ is a great resource. Japanese stab bindings are simple to learn and look great.

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