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.
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?
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
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!
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.
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″
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.
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.
The paper alone is TO – DIE – FOR! But the images are so pretty it’s a must-have for cards like this.
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.
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!
the Early Espresso card base
a Grapefruit Grove panel embossed with the pretty Tufted embossing folder
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!
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!
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
Start by folding my scored pieces of Poppy Parade and Mango Melody cardstock along the score lines.
Next adhere your large piece of patterned paper to the inside of the Mango Melody cardstock.
Then stamp the flower from A Big Thank You in coordinating ink to add interest to the fronts of your cards.
Stamp words and one flower onto your piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to inside of folded Poppy Parade “card”.
Then add your ribbon. Here’s how to do it.
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.
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
Fold both cards shut and turn over. Add Tear & Tape to all sides.
Remove tape backing from Mango Melody and adhere to single sheet of Poppy Parade 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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
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!
Run through 2 1/8″ layering circle with your Big Shot.
Crop next size up scallop circle in Mango Melody and glue together.
Adhere over top of Tear & Tape with dimensionals.
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.
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.
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!
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?