This super sweet Fable Friend Baby Boy cards idea is just one of the versatile ways you can design with this adorable stamp set.
This mama with her three ducklings are the first stamps I reached for in this set. It’s actually made up of two images, the mama and here trio of kidlets.
But I think the best parts are the variety of greetings. Something for spring, Easter, baby and friends. Versatile!
That’s why I chose it for my Product of the Week this week! I’m playing with it all week so check back to see what I’ve come up with!
The images are all open line so to me that just BEGS watercolour with my Stampin’ Writes and an Aqua Painter! How many different colours do you think I have on here?
Here’s the colour palette. The darker tones I use for shading around the edges and stitching lines.
Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel
Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape
Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody
With watercolour, the pooling then drying of ink creates a lovely effect. One you need to take a closer peek at!
What about the rest of the card?
Fable Friends Baby Boy Card Idea
The Balmy Blue panel is embossed with the Polka Dot Basics folder first.
Then a strip of the sweet Daffodil gingham paper from Gingham Gala suite adds colour and ties the watercoloured ducks together. This fab paper has been so popular it was on backorder, but it’s back in stock so it’s time to get yours!
Jo’s Design Tips
Make sure to use liquid glue to adhere your gingham paper so it stays well stuck.
Then tie a piece of the super cheerful double stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon around the join and knot it as far to the right as possible.
Use your Stamparatus to stamp all the images as Watercolor paper is bumpier than normal so if you have to stamp a second time, you’ll do so perfectly!
Add a very faint line of light coloured ink (I used Soft Seafoam) to create the ground they are walking on
Let’s See Yours!
I’d love to see what kind of Fable Friends baby boy card idea you can design with this adorable set. Or maybe your needs to be a baby girl card with pretty pinks or purples? Be sure to send me a pic!
And here’s where you can get all your supplies in one go! I love when you support my business with your orders. Thank you so much.
I predict you’ll need to order some of the narrow note cards for fast DIY card making once you see this card. Pair mere SCRAPS of cardstock and Sparkle glimmer paper with your Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to end up with a cutie like this.
I’ve got a Pinterest board called Make It In 5! And this adorable card is at the top of the list! Make sure you pin it on your own boards to come back to!
How many ways can we describe today’s Keep It Simple Sunday project?
What other words would you use? I’d love to read your comment!
cardstock – scraps of Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo
glimmer paper – tiny scraps
Now check out all my TIPS to make it at home.
Let’s Make It!
Punch flower 4 times from cardstock scraps. Punch circle and leaf duo 8 times from Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock and 4 times from Sparkle glimmer paper.
Adhere flowers together with Liquid glue. TIP: Use your silicone craft sheet for easy cleanup in case your glue goes awry 🤓! TIP: Place flower upside down and add a dab of flue and put leaves on top. Vary the leaf placement on each flower. Turn over to place dot. TIP: Use your Take Your Pick tool to pick up the glimmer paper circle and place onto a dab of liquid glue.
Stamp greeting in Gorgeous Grape ink.
Add flowers with Mini Dimensional. TIP: Adhere middle flower first then, one on either side. TIP: Add a tiny dab of liquid glue to the OUTSIDE flap of the envelope to add your last flower.
Over to You!
Time to get out your Bitty Bloom punches and create your own Make It in 5! cards. Or do you need the set of these adorable punches?
Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack
Creative inspiration is only steps away when you order these supplies:
Bloom by Bloom Bundle with that sweet Bitty Blooms Punch Pack
Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack
Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
some cardstock scraps
Pair ’em up with the Cards & Envelopes in crisp white and bold navy and you’ve got almost instant cards. Lots of ’em!
I figure I could easily get the full 20 cards in the Happiness Blooms Memories & More cards & envelopes put together in about an hour using this kind of design.
What do you think? A bit simpler than this one but equally as fun?
This card took about 5 minutes to make. No kidding! (And most of that time was playing with the bow to get it just right! I’m gearing up for my Keep It Simple Sunday feature this weekend. You’ll want to make sure you keep an eye on my blog because it’s super cute!
And (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), you might want to check out my Steal of a Deal on my Facebook Group, Design with Jo VIPeeps. Join in as we build this fun community of crafters. And you could get your own Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes absolutely FREE!
Look how fun those itty bitty flowers are with an enamel dot in the middle.
Here’s a couple other simple cards made with the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack created by Stampin’ Up! designers.
OK, let’s see what you can come up. Here are the few supplies I used to create my card today. Simply click on any of the pictures to take you to my online store where you can get yours.
And when you purchase the bundle and card pack together with my host code JX3TEVQC by February 17th, not only do you get my Steal of a Deal, you get to punch a sunflower on my Sunny Rewards card. And you get to choose a new Sale-a-bration item! WOW!
Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack
Don’t forget to add a teeny bit of pizzazz to your envelope too. A quick punch with an enamel dot and you’re all set!
I love creating elaborate projects as much as you. But sometimes simple is where it’s at. When I can make as cheerful a card as this one with minimal supplies and just a couple embellishments, I call it a great day!
Why not give simple cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack a try too?
I’ve just discovered how quick and easy Memories and More card packs for handmade cards are! Well, I guess I did know it😬, but I didn’t play with them enough to full appreciate how quick cardmaking can be.
Just like you, there’s often not enough time to fit my craft “fix” in. So that’s when I use every short-cut trick in the papercrafting books.
pre-cut and scored cards
colourful handmade papers
And now I can add Memories and More Card Packs to the list too. See my top 6 reasons why I love them below!
What’s not to like about lots of rich, bold colour in a super quick card? Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and crisp Whisper White jump off the page!
The card base is one of the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. It’s one of the larger ones at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ so more room to play! Can you see how the envelope has Night of Navy stripes to fully coordinate? Use them anytime. But especially when your craft time is at a premium.
I an in love with this Bloom by Bloom bundle. If I have to confess, it was not in my top 10 when I first saw the catalogue. But it’s wormed its way into my inky fingers on more than several occasions with its versatility. Like on this 5 minute two-step notecard.
Even better? I get to play with it all this week so be sure to “check back & check out” what I come up with. Plus I’ve got a fun Facebook Live Wednesday at 4:30 MST you won’t want to miss.
Jo’s Top 6 Reasons to Use Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards
Tons of options – 50 double sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in each pack. And check out the specialty sheet (1 of 6) below!
Variety of sizes – 3″x4″ and 4″x6″ cards in a pack, plus you know where your Stampin’ Trimmer is!
All in one card making – punched out sticker sheets with layerable accents so nothing besides card stock required!
FAST FAST FAST! Whip together a card in just 5 minutes!
Coordination – In both colour & design with your stamps, designer paper and embellishments, you can’t go wrong.
Inexpensive – only $13.50 CAN for a full pack of goodies. That’s enough for at least 50 cards!
I chose the glossy Lovely Lipstick flowers for my card’s focal point. Can you see how gorgeously shiny the flowers are?
It’s hard to tell in the photo but I mounted the glossy panel on a piece of glossy white cardstock so there’s double the shine!
For a greeting, I went simple with one from the new Itty Bitty Birthday Cling stamps. You might have missed them on page 16 of the Occasions catalogue. But there are 16 fabulous ways to help celebrate everyone’s special day.
Jo’s Design Tips
Cut down that yummy glossy paper. This is 2″ x 4″ so I can get 3 identical cards from one piece.
Stamp the large flower image on front of folded card in Night of Navy ink first. Let dry (or give it a quick shot with your heat tool.)
Swipe your Embossing Buddy over top of entire card THEN stamp small flower repeatedly with Versamark ink in between the large flowers.
Make sure both your large and small images go off the sides of your card to make it look larger – and less cramped!
Match your scalloped circle punches to your flower image – sorta😊 to frame your greeting.
It’s Your Turn
Head down to your craft room and let’s see what you come up with when you combine Memories and More card packs for handmade cards.
And if you were inspired by this design, grab your necessaries for quick card making right here. Remember to add host code JX3TEVQC to your online order so I can send you free product with my Sunny Rewards bonus!
I know your craft time is often in short supply. So why not get some help for fast and fun designs with great supplies? Use Memories and More Card Packs for handmade cards to get YOUR papercrafting “fix” in too!