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Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum

Do you make handmade cards using vellum? Even if you’ve held back and you’re not sure about using a flat piece like on this card, you may find it’s a perfect choice for accents.

You know, I resisted ordering the Four-Petal flower punch for quite awhile. After all, I have the Daisy punch, that should be enough, right? Well, actually no!

This flower has a TOTALLY different look and feel. Elegant, where the daisy is more fun. A bit more artistic where the daisy is gorgeously symmetrical. But both of them, absolutely ideal for layering like on my project today.

I LOVE to Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum and punches from Stampin Up!

Sweet and simple AND easy! You can throw one of these together in no time in ANY colour combination you love. For pretty much ANY celebration or greeting you want. Let’s see why…

What works in this card?

  • crisp vellum cardstock flower with a hint-of-a-curve petals
  • focal point faceted gem catches the light and sparkles
  • monochromatic colour scheme with Soft Seafoam paired with white
  • simple greeting on a classic punched shape
  • fun ribbon matching the polka dot designer series paper tied in an easy knot

How about a closer peek?

Let's See How to Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum

Jo’s Design Tips

  • before adhering your two flowers together with a glue dot, lightly pull your bone folder on the petals, curving them towards yourself BIG TIPPER TIP! place your thumb on the bottom of the petal and the bone folder on the top and twist your wrist away from you.
  • tie your knot on your ribbon so the ends push out to the top and bottom (so left over right and under and LEFT over RIGHT and under – what we normally try to avoid! 🙃)
  • stamp your greeting to the far right of the punch to leave room for your flower to nestle onto the left edge of the punch
  • add dimensionals on the back of your greeting at the TOP and BOTTOM and LEFT and RIGHT so you are not only adhering it to your ribbon where it will be less sticky
SO Pretty and EASY to Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum

Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum

OK, I’m leaving it up to you. Leave me a comment. What are your FAVOURITE ways to add vellum embellishments and accents in your card making? With punches like I’ve used? Or with thinlits?

Here’s everything you need to recreate this quick and classy card. Remember to use my host code to get free Sunny Rewards from me!

make handmade cards with vellum
Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum
Glue Dots

One Last View

Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum and the Four Petal Punch from Stampin' Up!

I’m so glad you stopped by today. Be sure to check back here on Sunday for my Keep It Simple Sunday series. This is my most favourite blogging day! I always share the full measurements and instructions so you can whip into your craft area and make one lickety split!

So come join in the fun. I promise it’ll be another pretty project showing how to make handmade cards using vellum.

How to Stick Vellum to Cardstock | Facebook Live Replay

Let me show you exactly how to stick vellum to cardstock with my Facebook Live Replay.

Vellum is so fun to play with in our paper crafting. I love it so much it’s my Product of this week over on my group Facebook Page, Design with Jo VIPeeps! Come join in the fun all this week!

How to Stick Cardstock to Vellum

What’s NOT to love about the look of vellum cardstock?

  • Frosty white.
  • Transparent but softens everything behind it.
  • Adds a touch of glamour and class.
  • Easy to work with.
  • Sturdy and strong as a paper crafting element.

But there’s just one teensy little challenge. You can see almost EVERY type of adhesive through it! But luckily there’s a couple ways to get fabulous results with real sticking power.

I showed you one way to apply it over designer series paper here. Now here’s another way you’re going to want to try right away.

Today’s Project

NEW VIDEO: How to Stick Vellum to Cardstock the EASY way!

Can you see any glue showing through? And no brads or sequins or rhinestones in sight. (and no, it’s not only hiding behind those three pearls! 😋).

Let me show you exactly how you can have this magic work too. But first, here’s what we need to make this a cinch to do at home. (BIIIIIIG hint!!)

Technique Supplies

OK, let’s get to the good stuff…

How to Stick Vellum to Cardstock

And here are the measurements so you can make this pretty card yourself. (Substitute So Saffron anywhere you see Blushing Bride to make the one we made in the video.)

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Blushing Bride cardstock – 1 piece 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″, 1 piece 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 1 small scrap
  • Vellum cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″, small scrap
  • White Baker’s twine – about 14″
Want to Know How to Stick Vellum to Cardstock? Watch my VIDEO!

Let’s See What You Make

Now it’s up to you! Get out your vellum and your liquid glue and spritzer and see how to stick vellum to cardstock too. To get any of the supplies I used and if you live in Canada, a simple click on any image below will take you directly to my online store.

How To Stick Vellum to Cardstock
Heat Tool
Big Shot

Which One Do You Like the Best?

Now it’s my favourite part of my Facebook Lives. Leave me a comment to tell me which of these designs appeal to you the most?

A. The sympathy sentiment we made together in the Live?

How to Stick Vellum to Cardstock so It's INVISIBLE!

B. Or this sweet Happy Easter greeting in Blushing Bride and crisp Whisper White?

Facebook LIVE Replay: How to Stick Vellum to Cardstock

Thank You

I know you have lots of items on your To Do list every day so I want you to know how much I appreciate your stopping by to take a peek today.

Keep checking in as I’ll be sharing more projects with this super paper crafting supply. And some might even build on this technique now you know how to stick vellum to cardstock 😙 – see you soon!

Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Painted Seasons Handmade Card

I’m officially tired of winter! So no more snow and no more minus a bajillion degree temps! Plus I’m getting ready for spring with my Product of the Week!

There, now doesn’t that make you feel better?

So the first project this week is a Painted Seasons handmade card. It’s a Level 2 Sale-a-bration gift. This means when you order $120 CDN in product with me, you can get it for free.

Yup, you read that right. Nada. Nil. Zilch-o dollars for this wonderful bundle.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

The paper alone is TO – DIE – FOR! But the images are so pretty it’s a must-have for cards like this.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Now I have to admit. These colours are a bit out of my comfort zone. Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover are probably my least favourite of the 2018-20 In Colors. So this card took a bit of doing for me! But I had help.

I matched my flower, leaves and words to the colours in the paper. After all Stampin’ Up! has artists who design these combinations. So they must have a good idea right? Why not use them ALL the time?

Here’s how you can too. The colours are listed on the back of every package of designer paper from Stampin’ Up! So for this Painted Seasons package, you can choose Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Pool Party or Lemon-Lime Twist.

Which ones would you have chosen?

Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Let’s take a closer peek at my design.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Not two or three, but SIX layers on this card. But it doesn’t look too busy since some of the layers are “barely” there!

  1. the Early Espresso card base
  2. a Grapefruit Grove panel embossed with the pretty Tufted embossing folder
  3. my Stitched Rectangle DSP (which coincidentally was left over from another card I made you can see over on my Facebook Group)
  4. a second stitched rectangle, this one in Vellum cardstock, stamped with two of the ferns in bright Call Me Clover
  5. the Part of My Story greeting cropped with the Everyday Label punch
  6. A fussy cut flower (you can get the Four Seasons framelits now to make it easier!) embellished with a few pearls

The Part of My Story stamp set has been another popular free item during Sale-a-bration. With mixed fonts, brush lettering and some unique greetings, you can probably see why too!

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

You can see how I used more of the greetings in this fun fold envelope and this watercolour background design.

Now It’s Your Turn

Get your items free with Sale-a-bration this year. Simply purchase all the items to make this card below and you will qualify for both the Painted Season bundle AND the Part of My Story freebies.

Or if there are other free items you might like, you can see all of them up for grabs here.

Painted Seasons Handmade Card
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Let’s take one more view of this pretty card.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

See You Soon!

Thanks for dropping in a spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you enjoyed this design and it gives you an idea to create your own. I love to see what you’re crafting so be sure to send me an email at [email protected] with a pic!

Make a Painted Seasons handmade card like this – or any kind of card using colour combinations designed by artist – and have fun!

Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

One of the easiest ways to add variety to your handmade cards is to use card folding techniques for card making. Let me show you a fun fold with my photo tutorial that’s so easy, you’ll send EVERY card out the door making this design!

Then when you run out of ideas for this fold, grab my Creative Folds online class for five more ideas!

Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

You know I’ve been focussing on the Fable Friends stamp set this week. So far you’ve seen my mama duck and her ducklings and my sweet Easter bunny gift bag.

Now it’s time to play with the sailor squirrel for a bright and cheery fun fold card.

Add Excitement to Your Crafting with Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

A bit unexpected colours for our nursery rhyme figures isn’t it? Why not Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Call Me Clover for a pick-me-up kind of card? And take a peek at the fun inside!

PHOTO TIPS: Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

It’s a blast to add fun folds as a technique to fancy up your cards. And when you can make them in minutes, what could be better?

Get five more simple ideas in my Creative Folds online class.

Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Poppy Parade cardstock – 1 piece 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2nd piece 2 1/2″ x 9 3/8″, scored at 5 1/8″
  • Mango Melody cardstock – 4″ x 7 1/2″, scored at 2 1/4″
  • Painted Seasons DSP (FREE with your $120 CDN order right now) – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 4 7/8″
  • Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon – two pieces about 10″ long each

Jo’s Design Details

  1. Start by folding my scored pieces of Poppy Parade and Mango Melody cardstock along the score lines.
  2. Next adhere your large piece of patterned paper to the inside of the Mango Melody cardstock.
  3. Then stamp the flower from A Big Thank You in coordinating ink to add interest to the fronts of your cards.
  4. Stamp words and one flower onto your piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to inside of folded Poppy Parade “card”.
  5. Then add your ribbon. Here’s how to do it.
Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

Lay your piece of Mango Melody cardstock flat with the flowers you just stamped on the left. Tape down a piece of ribbon about 1 1/2″ in with Tear & Tape. TIP:  Adhere to the side that DOES NOT have flowers stamped on it. TIP: I used two pieces of Tear & Tape to make it secure.

Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

Close Poppy Parade “card” then place your handheld 1/8″ punch as far as it will go into the FRONT of the card. Punch your hole.

Insert second piece of ribbon from the INSIDE through the hole and secure with two pieces of Tear & Tape.

Assemble your Card

Card Folding Techniques for Card Making
  1. Fold both cards shut and turn over. Add Tear & Tape to all sides.
  2. Remove tape backing from Mango Melody and adhere to single sheet of Poppy Parade 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  3. Remove tape backing from Poppy Parade and line up right hand fold with edge of the patterned paper. TIP: Keep an eye on the inside card to make sure it’s straight.

Decorate the front

  1. Stamp the squirrel in Early Espresso ink and colour the flower ONLY with Stampin’ Blends. TIP: Let dry slightly or give it a shot with your Heat Tool and your blend will work perfectly and not smear a bit!
  2. Run through 2 1/8″ layering circle with your Big Shot.
  3. Crop next size up scallop circle in Mango Melody and glue together.
  4. Adhere over top of Tear & Tape with dimensionals.
Try DIFFERENT Card Folding Techniques for Card Making

Get More Creative Fold Card Tutorials

If simple fun folds is how you like to decorate your cards, you’ll love my online Creative Folds class! Full how-to videos and pdfs to make 5 awesome creative fold designs. All it takes is a simple click to make fabulous cards just like this one.

Over to You!

Ok, time to get busy in your craft area!

Here is everything you will need to make this cheerful fun fold card.  To order any of these supplies, simply click on an image below. 

Remember! Until March 31st, all your orders count towards free Sale-a-Bration items.  That means, with every $60 CDN order, you get to pick out free goodies! And $120 CDN will net you the Painted Season patterned paper (I used here) with its lovely coordinating stamp set!

Card Folding Techniques for Card Makers
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Make sure you add some coordinating pizzazz to your envelope too. All I did was add two small strips of the DSP to the side of the envelope front. Now all I need to do is letter my friend’s name with my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write marker and it’s ready to pop in the mail.

Card Folding Techniques for Card Making Adds PUNCH and POLISH!

Want to get your cards noticed? Add immediate interest with card folding techniques for card making – I guarantee you’ll have fun and they’ll LOVE ’em!

Narrow Note Cards for Fast DIY Card Making

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.

It's So EASY to Use Narrow Note Cards for Fast DIY Card Making

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?

  • Simple
  • Quick
  • Cheerful
  • Sweet
  • Colourful
  • FAST

What other words would you use? I’d love to read your comment!

The Bitty Blooms Punch Pack are cute as can be. I used one punch for this project last week too. Let’s see a close-up of all 4 of them.

Narrow Notecards for Fast DIY Card Making

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • 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!

#simplestamping Narrow Note Cards for Fast DIY Card Making
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stamp greeting in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  4. 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?

Place an order here to get yours shipped direct to you in about a week. Remember to add my host code JX3TEVQC with any online order over $60 so you can start ramping up your way to $50 in free product!

Narrow Note Cards for Fast DIY Card Making

ADORABLE & Quick: Narrow Note Cards for Fast DIY Card Making

‘Til Next Time

If you loved this sweet card, this other cute and quick punch card idea might tickle your creative spirit too.

And be sure to keep checking back for more great ideas with me. You never know what might show up. Some might even be on narrow note cards for fast DIY card making just like this one!

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