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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!

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Make Handmade Cards Using Vellum
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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
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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!

Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards

After a week off work recuperating from a too busy couple of months, take a look at these simple triple embossed handmade cards. Like several of my posts, today I want you to get a bit more out of your crafting supplies! This time, both your embossing folders and punches!

Plus since it’s Keep It Simple Sunday, I’ve got the full measurements and step by step instructions for you! Read on…

But first, can you pick out the three different embossed elements?

Use Vibrant Vases for Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards

With this mix of dry and heat embossing it’s the deep impressions on the vase that stand out. This one even looks like there’s a little face on the top don’t you think? (Olaf from Frozen comes to mind for me! 🤪)

On the one above, the DEBOSSED side is facing out (indented flower). This one is reversed and the EMBOSSED side is facing out.

I LOVE These Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards with Vibrant Vases

Pretty fun aren’t they?

OK, here’s all the deets to you can make one yourself.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White regular cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″, scraps
  • Brights cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Let’s Make It!

What FUN! Quick and Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards with Vibrant Vases
  1. Emboss your piece of regular Whisper White cardstock with the Layered Leaves or Country Floral dynamic embossing folder. TIP: You can get the gorgeous Country Floral folder shown above free now until March 31st with a $60 CDN order.
  2. Glue to the center front of your folded card.
  3. Run your smaller scrap of Whisper White cardstock through your Big Shot with the Lace Dynamic embossing folder. TIP: Ensure you are only using your Big Shot Platform and only ONE standard cutting pad with the dynamic embossing folders.
  4. Line your Vase Builder punch over top of an embossed area that appeals to you and punch. (Note you will have some waste so decide which vase shape appeals to you the most and center in on that one.)
  5. Stamp words on top left with Versamark ink. TIP: Rub lightly with your Embossing Buddy before starting to stamp.
  6. Place punched out vase on bottom right to eyeball placement of stems. Remove, then stamp leaves two times so they will extend above the vase with Versamark ink. TIP: Stamp two times with the pointy part of the leaf pointing up, then turn stamp upside down to stamp third one.
  7. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat.
  8. Adhere to front of card with dimensionals. Adhere vase over top of leaves with mini dimensionals.

I enjoyed this card so much, we made some in my last Koffee and a Kard class. Here are some of the designs. See how some have a tulip or a sprig from the Sprig Punch for a bit more foliage. A few sparkly embellishments fancy them up even more.

Each of these colours comes from the Brights assortment package of cardstock. These assortment packages are a super way to get a taste of all the colours in a family. Isn’t it great that every colour looks just as wonderful as the one next to it? That white embossing really pops!

Vibrant Vases and Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards Made by Class Attendees!

Your Turn Now!

Is your mind whirling with all the possibilities? I’m curious which punch you’re going to start with?

You might already have the Vivid Vases stamp set and Vase Builder punch. And if you do, this card is definitely for you! And if not, I’d love it if you purchased your stamps and punch with me to make your own! Thank You!

Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards
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For another super simple idea with the Vase Builder punch, click here.

Here are all three of my cards, two with a Country Floral background and one with Layered Leaves. Which one appeals to you the most?

I LOVE These Simple Triple Embossed Handmade Cards Made with Stampin' Up!s Vibrant Vases and the Vase Builder punch

Thanks for checking in😊

I think the draw with these pretty cards is the simplicity. With some unexpected design details that makes the recipient take a little closer peek at what you created!

Give them a try! I bet you’ll love these simple triple embossed handmade cards too!

Card Making Techniques and Tips

Card Making Techniques and Tips

Remember these cards with cutouts last week? How about another idea, this time with the Stitched Labels framelits?

AWESOME Greetings and Card Making Techniques and Tips

Can you see it? Just that “little somethun'” in the background?

Add a neat – yet so simple – element like this so people will look twice when they get your card in the mail. Here’s a close up so you can see how interesting this stitched thinlit really is.

Detailed Stitched Label Thinlits and Card Making Techniques and Tips

Cool isn’t it? A tiny hint of the white background showing through for a peek-a-boo effect.

All the framelits and thinlits in this Stitched Label dies have…you got it…stitching. And you don’t need to get out your needle and thread or your sewing machine for awesome designs.

The one I used almost looks like a geographical land mass on a map!

OK, it’s Keep It Simple Sunday so that always means you get the measurements and steps to make my project yourself. Here ya go!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Shimmery White cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, scraps
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Sahara Sand cardstock – scrap at least 3″ x2″
  • ribbon – about 3″

Let’s Make It

Here are some card making techniques and tips to create this simple card at home.

Card Making Techniques and Tips with Stampin Up By the Bay and Detailed Stitched Label Thinlits

  1. Place your stitched thinlit on left side of Night of Navy cardstock and run through your Big Shot. Then attach it to your folded card with dimensionals. TIP: Use your paper piercer to get out the tiny little squares.
  2. Stamp gulls and thank you in Sahara Sand ink onto scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and crop with second smallest Layering Oval. TIP: Use your Stamparatus for perfect placement. See my Stamparatus must-have tips here.
  3. Crop next size scalloped oval to mat your image and greeting. Glue together.
  4. Colour Polka Dot tulle ribbon with your Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and let dry a couple minutes. TIP: Use the brush top ON ITS SIDE for best results. TIP: You probably won’t need to colour both sides side it should seep through the fabric.
  5. Fold over ribbon and attach to a glue dot, then use a second glue dot to add it the back left of the ovals.
  6. Adhere to right hand side of card with two dimensionals.

And as quick as that, you have a card for just about anyone on your list. But I specifically had a male in mind for this card. Yes, EVEN with the ribbon – but…

Did You Notice?

I’ve made slight changes in my card with my ink and ribbon colour. I’d love it if you left a comment for which one appeals to you?

a. All Sahara Sand?

Card Making Techniques and Tips with Stampin Up By the Bay

Or b. with the touches of Night of Navy?

Card Making Techniques and Tips and Cards with Cutouts

Do YOU think one is MORE masculine than the other?

Time to Make It Yourself

Take a stitch out of my book and create this masculine card in your own crafting area. You can get your By the Bay absolutely free with a $60 CDN order until March 31st. See all the Sale-a-bration gifts here.

Card Making Techniques and Tips
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A Final Peek

Card Making Techniques and Tips for Classic Greetings with Stampin Up Detailed Stitched Labels

Simple designs are so effective at conveying your gratitude. Add a bit of the unexpected to elevate them the tiniest bit more with card making techniques and tips like this one using cutouts.

Cards with Cutouts

Come see how I’ve used cards with cutouts not once, but TWO times in my Facebook Live Replay today! And in less than 10 measly minutes!

I LOVE how EASY Cards with Cutouts are with Petal Promenade DSP and Beautiful Layers Thinlits from Stampin Up

Isn’t this pretty? Did you realize there were gorgeous wreaths like this in the Petal Promenade DSP? They are perfect against the Soft Smoky Slate textured background.

They are actual photographs turned into paper. And they look so realistic, You can almost smell the flowers!

If you like this paper, here’s another idea for a card you can make in MINUTES!

I had been planning this card for a few weeks so what a BONUS to have the Petal Promenade DSP become a FREE Sale-a-bration item last Friday! That’s right, with a $60 CDN order, you can add this beautiful paper as your gift.

Cards with Cutouts

So where are the two kinds of cutouts? Take a peek at my video to see for yourself!

Here’s the card we made together in the video. It really is a special greeting for someone who is going through a difficult time. You could make 12 out of one package of DSP and switch up the background colours for a bit of variety.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Mossy Meadow cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petal Promenade DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and cutout for wreath
  • Rose metallic thread – about 24″

How about a close up so you can see how much that Petal Pink Rhinestone sparkles?

Cards with Cutouts with Petal Promenade DSP are QUICK & EASY!

Over to You!

Get your Paper Snips and grab yourself some Petal Promenade DSP and in minutes you can have a beautiful card like this too.

You can always find my supplies listed in the description section of the YouTube video. And I put them here as well so it’s easy for you to place an order. I know your crafting dollars are limited so I thank you for choosing to spend them with me.

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Cards with Cutouts
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Pick a Favourite

So I always like to ask. Which one is your favourite? Leave me a comment below so everyone can see!

Is it the one we made together with the portrait orientation and rectangle wreath?

Cards with Cutouts are Quick and Easy with Stampin' Up'!'s  Beautiful Layers Thinlits and Petal Promenade DSP

Or the round wreath with the variegated coloured flowers I made earlier?

Handmade Cards with Cutouts for Quick Crafting and Stampin UP Beautiful Layers Thinlits

Thanks for Checking In!

I’m glad you stopped in to check out both my video and today’s blog. Set a reminder and be part of my Facebook Live design team Tuesdays at 6:30 MST.

Just think how fun it will be to order me around! 😋

Cards with Cutouts and Petal Promenade DSP

Next time you need a quick card with just a different look, remember this easy one. Add interest with your detailed thinlits to create cards with cutouts – in mere minutes!

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