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Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack

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!

You won't believe how FAST and Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack

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!

Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack Make Cardmaking QUICK and EASY

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.

I LOVE Making Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack

Here’s a couple other simple cards made with the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack created by Stampin’ Up! designers.

Simple Cards with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack

Your Turn

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
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Oh SO 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?

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

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
  • two-step stamping
  • non-fussy designs
  • punches

And now I can add Memories and More Card Packs to the list too. See my top 6 reasons why I love them below!

I love, love LOVE Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

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.

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

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

  1. 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!
  2. Variety of sizes – 3″x4″ and 4″x6″ cards in a pack, plus you know where your Stampin’ Trimmer is!
  3. All in one card making – punched out sticker sheets with layerable accents so nothing besides card stock required!
  4. FAST FAST FAST!  Whip together a card in just 5 minutes!
  5. Coordination – In both colour & design with your stamps, designer paper and embellishments, you can’t go wrong.
  6. 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?

Look How GLOSSY the Happiness Blooms Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards can be!

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.

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards
I'm LUVIN' Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

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!

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards
Heat Tool
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Who says you Can't Use Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards?

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!

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

Watercolor pencils. What a simple tool. Portable. Easy-to-use. And often overlooked.

Let’s see how they can add lots of OOOMPH! to your paper crafting.

 

Create YOUR OWN Colours Once You Know How to Use Watercolor Pencils

 

We think we need to always add a blender of some kind to activate the colour! An Aqua Painter. A spritzer. Or another of my faves, a Wink of Stella.  Not so. Look at the depth of colour you can achieve with the pencils alone.

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for GREAT Shading!

You just need a few tips to get started:

Jo’s TIPS for How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

  1. start with your lightest colour first
  2. always lay down your colour LIGHTLY. Try not to add pressure as you’re colouring since you’ll immediately get a waxy buildup of dark colour
  3. gently swirl on your colour in a circular motion rather than colouring in short jerky lines
  4. select colours to complement each other and layer over top also using a swirling motion to build up colour

What colours did I use? Daffodil Delight first, then Pumpkin Pie, then Real Red to create my cute birthday cake.  The candle flame is Daffodil Delight.  The candle itself is Real Red.

Design Details

Make FUN Cards Once You Know How to Use Watercolor Pencils

  • the peep of Daffodil Delight gingham paper from behind the greeting banner adds tons of personality TIP: I notched my large greeting with my Paper Snips first.  Then I glued my piece of Daffodil Delight in behind and cut it to match.
  • both silver and black mini sequins bring on some bling
  • add some pizzazz to the background with the Dot To Dot embossing folder on a Real Red panel

Ready to add these great pencils to your paper crafting toolkit?  Simply click on the image below to take you to my 24-7 online store.  Or if you already own them, dredge them up and plop yourself down in front of the ole telly for fun colouring tonight.

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

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$150.00

 

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Fun Cards

 

You won’t go wrong when you have the Stampin’ Up! set of watercolor pencils. See my a whack load of reasons why they’re a paper crafters needed tool!

And you’re going to want to check out my exclusive deal for Design with Jo VIPeeps over on my Facebook Group

Plus I’ve got another no risk deal for you.  Let’s say you go ahead and purchase some of these super pencils from me and don’t love them.😯 . I’ll buy them back from you! 

But my thoughts?  Now you know how to use watercolor pencils for colouring only – plus all the other techniques they’re great for – I predict they won’t sit at the bottom of your paper crafting tool drawer! 

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

Have you seen how to use a hinged stamp positioner? In fact, have you ever tried a stamp positioner? They’re ideal for lining up your stamps and getting wonderful placement time after time.

There are several available and you may even have one. Even the Stamp-a-ma-jig is a simple positioner. (Have you got one of those hiding in the depths of your stamping tool drawer?)

But just like everything else, stamp positioners have gone high tech! Better features, more neat techniques. Plus the super cool Stamparatus allows you to do this now too!

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

See those cute coloured lines in the background? This is what the Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s positioner has over every other positioner out there! Hinge step stamping that’s SO easy, you can do it with your eyes closed! (Well, maybe not completely closed 🤪!

The Amazing Life stamp set works a dream for this. It’s my Product of the Week!

how to use a hinged stamp positioner

I’m having fun playing with it and I’ll be featuring it on Wednesday on my Facebook Live (4:30 MST on my DesignwithJo Page.) Hope you set a reminder to join in the fun too! 

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner to Make Cards Quick

Creating these repeating lines is a simple process with your Stamparatus. I show you exactly how hinge step stamping works in this YouTube video.

Jo’s Steps for this Happy Happy Birthday Card Background

  1. position your first image at the top of your page and pick up with your Stamparatus plate
  2. hinge step one colour (Pacific Point) all the way down your page as shown in the video
  3. clean and remove stamp and insert plate back in top hinge
  4. position stamp about 1/8″ below the first image and ink with second colour (Bermuda Bay)
  5. hinge step one colour all the way down your page
  6. repeat 3-5 for last colour (Granny Apple Green)
I LOVE how EASY This IS How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

The Stamparatus is one cool tool, don’t you agree? If you have one and want some more tips for how to use it, you’re going to want to check out my YouTube playlist.

And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, check out why I think they’re a stamping tool MUST HAVE. Then click on the little image below to get yours on that little UPS truck delivered straight to your door.

How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

Stamparatus
$67.00
Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$13.25
Starburst Punch
$24.00
2" Circle Punch
$24.00
2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$11.50
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$11.50
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$11.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.75
Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker
$6.00
Bermuda Bay Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$6.00
Paper Snips Scissors
$13.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$9.50
Repeated Lines are SO EASY Once You Know How to Use a Hinged Stamp Positioner

This may come as a surprise (not!) seeing I’m trained as an accountant, but I like things to line up nice and neat. So it’s no wonder the Stamparatus quickly became my favouritist rubber stamping tool.

Grab yours and get started making fun backgrounds like this one. Take a peek at your stash of stamps to see what stamps you have that will work especially well. Here are a few of my go to’s:

  • lines and dots
  • words and sentences
  • smaller images both solid and open
  • letters

Which ones will YOU use now you know how to use a hinged stamp positioner?

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Get off to a fab 2019 with this fun card!

Happy New Year 2019!

I pulled out my Journaling pens and the Celebrate You thinlits to wish you best wishes for 2019 – Zentangle style. I love the size of the celebrate. It really takes centre stage.

Have you used word dies as the focal point on YOUR cards? Being a calligrapher, I absolutely love words and letters, markers and writing. So it makes sense my Product of the Week is…

Happy New Year 2019

Over on my Facebook Group this week, I’ll be sharing a cool deal, my Live and tips and tricks for using word dies in your crafting. Why not join in to have some fun along with us?

Using Word Dies in Your Cardmaking

Happy New Year 2019!

With word framelits, lots of the creating is done for you already. You just need to add a little more decoration. But only if you like. This other congrats card is so vibrant all on its own, I didn’t think it really needed decoration.

And when you use words as your focal point, the rest is just gravy. Yummy, luscious gravy. Like:

  • the Swirls & Curls embossing folder on thick Whisper White
  • a bold Basic Black frame – and card
  • or the sparkly gold glimmer Starburst punch framed with a stitched circle shape
  • the swirly metallic gold thread popping up like fireworks
  • how about the metallic sequins dotted around for added glitz?

Here’s everything you need to make this fun card to celebrate a Happy New Year 2019 too! Or what about a great birthday card for a fab friend? Or a congrats for your kid brother who just graduated?

Happy New Year 2019 Zentangle Card

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$150.00
Happy New Year 2019 with Zentangle

My mom always says, you want to make sure to start the year off right. Don’t do anything on New Year’s Day that you don’t want to be doing all year!

So that means, shelve the laundry and dishes and the snow removal. And amp up the paper crafting! Make your own Happy New Year 2019 TO ME card to get your 2019 started off on the right foot!

 

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