Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome – Christina Heeren

Before we show you Chris’ fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

My name is Christina Heeren and I live in Des Moines, IA with my wonderful husband of 19 years and our four children. I have been paper crafting for over 15 years. I love creating cards, scrapbook pages, mini albums, and 3D projects. When I’m not playing with paper you can find me tending my garden or spending time outdoors with my family, volunteering, and photographing my surroundings.
I currently serve on the Xyron, Epiphany Crafts, and CAS(E) this Sketch Design Teams. I have also been fortunate enough to have had my work published in Simple Scrapbooks Magazine, Stamping, Stationery, and Scrapbooking Magazine, and PaperHaus Magazine.
I have created two projects to share with you today- my Hello, Friend Card and a Travel Case Mini Album.  I am thrilled and honored to be a Featured Designer for Paper Crafter’s Library. Thank you for this opportunity!

Featured Projects


 Travel Case Mini Album Description:

In the Summer we love to travel as a family whether we are making a trip to spend time with family or exploring someplace new. The travel album will be a great way to house photos and journaling from our Summer adventures on the road. I used the Travel Girl collection from October Afternoon. I love working with collections that have coordinating papers and embellishments. It makes putting projects together quick and easy. I kept the cover simple and made it look like a case with a handle.
The handle is connected to the album with binder rings which also hold the pages on the inside of the album. I added a couple of tags and a charm to the front of the album for a bit of decoration. When I create mini albums I love to make the pages interactive. Using the Martha Stewart scoring board I was able to quickly add pockets or flaps to each page of the album.
Most of the patterned paper I used for the pages was from the 8×8 paper pad. The smaller scale prints are perfect for mini albums and cards. I particularly love the travel log paper from the 8×8 paper pad. It works great for journaling and adding trip details.
Travel Case Mini Album Supplies:
October Afternoon Travel Girl Guide Book 12×12 Patterned Paper
October Afternoon Travel Girl Journaling Cards
October Afternoon Travel Girl Word Stickers
October Afternoon Travel Girl 8×8 Paper Pad
October Afternoon Travel Girl Tidbits
Bazzill Lagoon Cardstock
Bazzill Walnut Cream Cardstock
American Crafts Shadow Cardstock
ANW Crestwood Rain Adhesive Backed Cardstock
Two Peas in a Bucket Photo Frames Digital Cut File
Silhouette Cameo
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Studio Shape Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Charm Setting
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Studio Shape Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Bubble Caps
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Brad Settings
Xyron 5″ Creative Station
Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker
Xyron Mega Runner
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
Tim Holtz File Tab Die
Basic Grey Magnetic Discs
Binder Rings
Silver Chain
Silver Jump Rings
Hello, Friend Card
While I had my supplies out I decided to make a quick and simple card to send to an out of state friend. To make this card start by creating a standard size card base from Bazzill Walnut Cream cardstock. Cut a 1/4 inch strip of the Subway Tokens paper from the 8×8 paper pad and adhere to the left side of the card. Die cut the map shape from American Crafts Shadow cardstock and adhere to the card with dimensional adhesive (I used the map digital cut file from Two Peas and trimmed the frame from the die cut leaving the map portion for my card). Stamp the Hello, Friend sentiment with Hero Arts Wet Cement ink and the card is complete.
Hello, Friend Card Supplies:
October Afternoon Travel Girl 8×8 Paper Pad
Hero Arts/ Studio Calico Oh Snap Stamp Set
Bazzill Walnut Cream Cardstock
American Crafts Shadow Cardstock
Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink
Silhouette Cameo
Two Peas in a Bucket Maps Digital Cut File
Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker
Dimensional Adhesive

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Chris Heeren. Also, be sure to stop by Chris’ blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).


4 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Christina Heeren”

  1. I really look forward to this feature each week. I’ve been introduced to so many new artists and their work this way. Thanks for sharing your spotlight.

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