Paper Crafting Ideas


Paper Crafting Ideas by Sandi Keene

Seriously, this RTC grid paper makes great cards!

I worked with the 4×4 grid in white and ivory.  I found Inkadinkado “inchies” stamps at my JoAnn’s (and they were on sale 40% off – Score!)  I knew they would be perfect for grid cards.  I stamped them on cardstock and then used a 1″ Fiskars square punch to punch them out for a quick and easy card front.


Aren’t these little stamps perfect for this?

I trimmed the RTC down to 1/8″ border on all four sides.  I added a red cardstock mat (approx 4″ x 4″) that I used scallop decorative scissors to cut and then adhered that to a patterned paper card.


For “be mine” I punched 9 squares out of off-white cardstock.  I stamped my letter in the middle of the square and then stamped second generation text* on top in black (*stamp once on scrap paper lightly and then stamp lightly on your project for a lighter background look). Inked all sides with Chestnut Roan chalk ink. I wrote “be mine” all around the card and used a K&Co. heart sticker on a dimensional dot.


Same as “Flowers” with a red ribbon for accent along with red sticker heart.  This card was made by my sister, Steffani,  who came over to craft with me and decided to give RTC a try.  I think she gets an A!

Note: no M&Ms were wasted in this photo shoot.  I promptly and happily ate them! : )

– Sandi Keene