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?
Is that a thing? Absolutely! But we’re not using that boring-old-silver-handheld-teeny-hole-punch. We’re going to use every circle punch in our arsenal – big, medium & small – to punch holes for super quick and cool cards!
Let me show you what I mean.
I love when I can use my tools for something just a bit different. How about you? That’s not only smart. It’s economical!
I think I must’ve been on a black streak this week🤔! Did you notice my vellum circle card had a black background? And so did my punched out zentangle ideas card! (Don’t worry I’ll be back to other colours next week!)
Now what’s not to like about this fun notecard?
it uses mostly paper scraps
you get fun rings you can make practically any size, in any colour, perfectly aligned or off centre like mine
then our circles work double time – one for the ring itself and one for the circle detail on the envelope
circles aren’t fussy – they work for boys & girls, young and old-er
Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pacific Point, Mango Melody and Whisper White cardstock scraps
Let’s Make It!
Fold black card and run front through Big Shot with Garden Trellis embossing folder.
Punch out the following colours and sizes:
Lemon-Lime Twist – 2 1/4″
Berry Burst – 1 3/4″
Pacific Point – 1 1/2″
Mango Melody – 1 1/2″
Then use one smaller punch to punch the middle out of your circle:
Lemon-Lime Twist – 2″
Berry Burst – 1 1/2″
Pacific Point – 1 1/4″
You can see an image of exactly how to do this over on my Design with Jo VIPeeps Facebook Group. A simple click is all it takes to get you there!
Arrange rings onto front of folded card and glue in place with liquid adhesive.
Stamp greeting on piece of Whisper White in Memento ink. Punch out with 1 1/4″ circle punch. Glue on top of Mango Melody circle. Add to front of card.
Place three glossy epoxy droplets on card as shown.
So pull out every circle punch you have! Then get busy with your drawer of scraps to make up these fun cards. And then? Then, I want you to share your cool hole punch card ideas with the rest of us over at Design with Jo VIPeeps!
Now if you’re a few short on circle punches, today’s the last day you can get in on my exclusive Steal of a Deal for my VIPeepers! Join in so you can add to your stash!
I did fancy up the envelope too which is totally optional. I used the Envelope punch board and a piece of the fab and FREE Botanical Butterflies paper. Then I glued my circles to the front and cut off the edges.
So? Fun yes?
Does it give you a 60’s kinda vibe? Maybe. I think you could get away with giving this to just about anyone. And they will love it!
Next time you want a quick design, don’t forget this little cutie. For something a little different, try cool hole punch card ideas.
The simplicity of heart shape cutouts for handmade cards can’t be overstated. If you don’t yet have the Be Mine Stitched Framelits in your stash of paper crafting goodies, this one just might tip the scale in its favour!
Fresh, clean and maybe just a teensy bit elegant? What do you think?
I have a brand new favourtist colour. Soft Seafoam. But I have to say I wasn’t converted right away. I thought it was a bit limp “dishrag-ish”. No pizzazz like in Lemon-Lime Twist or Granny Apple Green. But I’ve decided it has its own kind of understated oomph!
Not really mint. And not really honeydew either. It’s really the perfect shade of pastel green. How’s it sitting with you? Leave me a comment. Are you an afficionado too? Or are you holding out still?
Today’s the last day for my Product of the Week, the All My Love DSP. Which was your favourite project?
It’s Keep It Simple Sunday but I couldn’t resist amping it up a notch with my Big Shot 😘. To do three things.
cut out my heart shapes
create my stitched rectangle
and emboss my rectangle with the Subtle embossing folder
Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards
Cuttin’ It Up!
Whisper White thick cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
Soft Seafoam cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″, scraps
Whisper White regular cardstock – a piece 3 3/4″ x 5″
All My Love DSP – scrap about 2″ square
Let’s Make It
Cut out 4 of the smallest narrower hearts from Soft Seafoam
Cut the next largest heart from your piece of DSP. TIP: aim to get a heart with some Soft Seafoam leave in it and less Lovely Lipstick.
Crop the second largest stitched rectangle from the regular Whisper White.
Run the rectangle through the Big Shot with the Subtle embossing folder. TIP: place the rectangle in the centre of your piece of Whisper White and sae the cut out piece for another card.
Stamp on bottom right of white. TIP: Normally I would stamp first, as this is embossed. However the pattern is so fine, you are able to stamp over it. If you wish, stamp first then align the rectangle so the greeting is at the bottom.
Lay out hearts, starting with the large one, then the ones on each side. TIP: Eyeball the placement to try and achieve centred on the panel and with the same distance between each heart. A ruler may make this easier for you.
Adhere large heart with dimensionals and Seafoam hearts with liquid glue.
Glue Soft Seafoam panel to front of folded card. Add main panel with dimensionals.
Affix one large pearl to DSP heart as desired. TIP: I chose to place mine in the middle of a white space as opposed to the end of a stem or on a flower. It just looked better.
Your Turn to Get Creative!
What are you waiting for😁? Grab your All My Love DSP and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and you’ll be able to whip up some of these quick as a wink!
Plus don’t forget today’s your last day to get your All My Love DSP and receive my free Entwined Hearts pdf.
I love this design. Simple yet classy. You could try it with Balmy Blue too or Lovely Lipstick and see which combination you like the best. (You know, if Soft Seafoam doesn’t do it for you like it does for me!😉)
Thanks for popping in today. I hope your love this project as much as I do. Keep checking back to see what I’ve got up my sleeve! While I can promise it won’t be using heart shape cutouts, maybe it’ll spark your creativity too.
2019 Occasions Catalogue SNEAK PEEK: Make a Simple Birthday Card with the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set
Today I’m going out of my comfort zone to make you a simple birthday card with the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.
But why is this out of my comfort zone?
Well, I have to admit it. This wasn’t a favourite suite of mine at OnStage in November. Eeek! (Yes it IS possible.) I think it’s the colour combinations that didn’t jump up and down and say “Pick ME”! But I went ahead and ordered it specifically to CHALLENGE myself!
Now why would I do something like that?
It’s not like there aren’t PLENTY of suites and sets in the new catalogue calling my name.
It wasn’t because I don’t get all KINDS of technical challenge with constant learning of my online business. (Yes, I’m talking about you, Facebook, WordPress and Youtube!)
And it wasn’t because I thought the set was going to be HARD to use.
It was because I want to make sure I’m not limiting YOU with some of my choices with new designs, colour choices and product. And because sometimes my crafting needs a shot in the arm. Something just a bit different to keep me on my toes.
And just like you, once I started to play with this suite, I found I quite like it. Especially the colours!
I know. Newsflash right?
Let’s take a closer look at the stamp set.
Look What’s New
Lots of two-step stamping options to keep us entertained…and our card recipients charmed. Different flower shapes and sizes, whimsical dots and leaves that can stand on their own as design elements.
And the Happiness Blooms paper? Well, I have a surprise. It’s not the designer series paper you see tucked in behind the flower panel and the banner.
It’s the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack! Another first for me! Isn’t that pink and orange so darned cute peeping out from behind?
Bold, bright and FUN with deep Night of Navy tones mixed with Lovely Lipstick and Calypso Coral (among others). Two sizes of double sided cards make card crafting a breeze. Plus stickers and specialty cards with glossy elements to coordinate with the Happiness Blooms enamel dots.
The greeting is from the new Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. One you’ll use over and over again and great for small banners and tags. Easy to punch with multiple punches and perfect for everyone and anyone!
Once again all these items are available in the 2019 Occasions catalogue available January 3rd to order. It’s getting closer!
Make a Simple Birthday Card with the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set
How about I show you how to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper to dress up your presents? I don’t know about you but the tags are something I seem to forget about until the last minute!.
Is this you? You’ve:
spent hours deciding on the perfect gift for everyone on your list
wrapped it in special, saved-for-years, aged-just-right paper
decorated it with pretty curling ribbon, berries and bows
And now, the final crowning touch remains. A fabulous coordinating gift tag. How about these ones dressed up with the Sincerely Santa stamp (retiring now!) and the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder?
Isn’t it neat how you can achieve three different looks with one set of designer series paper? This one is Frosted Florals and you can see 3 different greens to coordinate with all your gifts. It’s been a favourite of mine this holiday season.
What gives it extra OOMPH! here is I’ve dry embossed my patterned paper with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. The added texture is unexpected, and with this folder, elegant. Have you noticed it before?
It’s truly an all-season folder. Great for spring, summer and fall and even into the winter and Christmas. It looks divine with this paper, pulling together the leaf images beautifully.
Two tags are made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. The remaining one is just a rectangle cut with my paper snips to look like a tag. If you’ve not done this before, here’s how to get perfectly matched edges:
Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
Cuttin’ It Up! (for a scalloped tag topper version)
Whisper White – 2” x 4”, scraps
Designer series paper – 2” x 4”
coordinating cardstock – Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow scraps
glimmer paper – sparkle, silver and copper scraps
ribbon or trim – about 6-7” per tag
Let’s Make It
Run designer series paper through Layered Leaves embossing folder. TIP: you can get 3 individual pieces in the folder at one time. TIP: If you are using all one colour of paper, use a full sheet 4” x 6” then cut it down after embossing.
Glue designer series paper to 2” x 4” piece of Whisper White.
Stamp greeting on Whisper White cardstock scrap and punch out with Everyday Label punch. TIP: the words exactly fit inside this punch so I used the dots under the 25th to line up between the edges.
Punch one 2” circle from coordinating cardstock and one leaf from your preferred colour of glimmer paper.
Glue label to front of circle then to leaf and let dry. Attach dimensionals and place on front of tag. TIP: Place dimensional right over stem of leaf punch to hold it securely in place.
Fold ribbon in half, insert folded end through hole, open the folded part and insert cut ends through. Pull to secure. TIP: Alternately, tie ribbon through hole and knot.
You probably have lots of safely-guarded and aged designer series paper at home to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper.
But if you don’t yet have the Layered Leaves embossing folder, you might want to pick it up with my Steal of a Deal which ends today, December 23rd!
Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper