Author Archive | Tammy Dailor

Holiday Paper Crafting | Assembly Line Tags & Place Cards

Right around the end of September, I think to myself, this year will be the year that I start my holiday paper crafting early. But it’s such a busy time. Things come up and the next thing you know, it’s December. With time running out, is it possible to still add a handmade touch to your gifts and cards?

Absolutely! When I need to do some bulk paper crafting quickly, I set up an assembly line and everything comes together in snap. In fact, it usually takes me longer to gather all the supplies than it does to actually create the projects.

Over this past weekend, my goal was to create three different sets of items: gift tags for family and friends, place cards for the holiday table and embellishments for holiday cards.

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Technique | Debossing & Inking

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed a new byline on this post! This post marks the debut of a new contributing writer for Scrapbook Update, Tammy Dailor. Tammy’s style is very clean and simple and she has a great way of breaking down her creative process and writing short and clear technique tutorials that appeal to scrapbookers of all styles. We hope you will welcome her contributions at Scrapbook Update, and if you want to see more of her, you can visit her website, Your Memory Connection. — Nancy

Today I wanted to share a fun and easy technique using embossing folders. The photo for this layout is of my youngest nephew taken during a Christmas shopping excursion. Because the colors in the photo are blues and grays, I thought a wintry spin would set the right tone. For the main design element on my layout, I used a snowflake embossing folder and two coordinating distress inks.

First, emboss the snowflake pattern on a piece of smooth cardstock. If you do this technique with textured cardstock, you might want to make sure that the embossing goes on the textured side so that it will be smooth on the debossed side that you want to work with. Once you have your embossed piece, turn the sheet over so that the debossed or smooth side is up (i.e.the side with the bumpy texture of the design is face down on the table).

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