Once you find a card layout you’ll love to use over and over again, you’ll be amazed how FAST you can turn out a gorgeous design!

Then learn how to add little touches to take it over the top gorgeous! Get the insider tips on how to make this pretty design in my latest live replay video.

I’ve been on a layout kick lately. Have you seen some of my other posts?

I love how they allow you to craft quickly.

And still have totally beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs. Every single time you create a card.

Like this one we made in our live paper crafting class!

Card Layout You'll Love
Pretty with the Stippled Rose free SAB paper and beautiful words from Softly Sophisticated stamps

Take a peek at all the measurements below and don’t miss the live replay video to see exactly how you can create a design just like this one.

Heat Emboss for Added Flair

A layer of vellum cardstock is perfect to either tone down, or soften your piece of designer paper. Although today’s design isn’t too overpowering to start with, the opacity of the vellum still lends an elegant finish.

Once you have vellum on your card, you immediately have the opportunity to add some heat embossing with colour!

See the trick in the video for how EASY this is!

The stamp set we used is one I think got a little bit missed in the 2024 Sale-a-Bration offerings. Softly Sophisticated bundle is the first thing I chose for my free items and it’s still the one I’ve used the most!

For many reasons. Like

  • it comes as a bundle with a pretty 3D embossing folder you’ll love to add into your backgrounds
  • the words, the words! Not only do I love the sayings, the pretty font is one you’ll reach for again and again
  • it’s a two-step stamp! That means versatility for you in all your card making!

There’s still a few days left to add it into your own stash of supplies! But when February 29th is over, so is this free item! See it here.

Card Layout You’ll Love

Here are just a few of the comments from our FB Live community of crafters as we were creating together.

  • So pretty & so easy with all your tips. 👍❤️
  • Loving this layout.
  • Thanks for the inspiration!

Lots of tips to pick up on today’s video!

Card Layout You'll Love
There’s a trick for this ribbon knot – did you see it?

Isn’t it wonderful how the design of the paper is a perfect match to the die cuts from the Softly Stippled Dies? Kudos to Stampin’ Up! for making everything so easy for us!

Now let’s get to learning about this card layout! You know what to do with that triangle!

If you’d love to come join in our free card making presentations, we’re always happy to have new folks join us 11 am Mountain time every Tuesday morning. Here’s where you can find me on my Facebook page: Design with Jo!

Did you catch the tips?

I can’t seem to stop! Every live, I get the biggest thrill from sharing tricks to help you master these techniques. In today’s video you’ll find ones like…

  • how to make a perfect bow – perfectly easily!
  • the way to trim your card after it’s put together
  • how to make the glue disappear on vellum!
  • and more!

Come see it in the video!

Make This Layout Your Own!

When I made my sample for this design, I used totally different colours.

Although both t oday’s and the sample use free Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, each has a completely different theme and feel.

One is soft and monochromatic in our pretty Pool Party.

And the other is bold and cheery in Real Red and sumptuous gold!

The red uses the Most Adored 12×12 (162976) where one side has lots of gold swirls and designs with a bright Real Red background. The other is much softer with the Softly Stippled 12×12 paper (162975).

Here’s what you need to make a design like the two you see above at home!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Basic White Thick cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Softly Stippled DSP – 1 piece 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 1 piece 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Vellum cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Pool Party grosgrain Ribbon – about 10-12″ in total

I’m so glad you popped in to see my post and video. I’d love it even more to have you drop into a live video too to see what we have for you to get inspired and have some more fun in your craft space!

But in the meantime, be sure to give card crafting with a layout a try. I think the versatility and flexibility is going to prove to you it’s a card layout you’ll love!