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Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards

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?

Quick and Easy Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards

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.

  1. cut out my heart shapes
  2. create my stitched rectangle
  3. and emboss my rectangle with the Subtle embossing folder
To DIE FOR Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards

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

So Sweet Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards
  1. Cut out 4 of the smallest narrower hearts from Soft Seafoam
  2. 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.
  3. Crop the second largest stitched rectangle from the regular Whisper White.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Adhere large heart with dimensionals and Seafoam hearts with liquid glue.
  8. Glue Soft Seafoam panel to front of folded card. Add main panel with dimensionals.
  9. 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.

Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards
Big Shot

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!😉)

I LOVE These Heart Shape Cutouts for Handmade Cards

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.

Cut Out Heart Shapes for Cardmaking

Cut Out Heart Shapes for Cardmaking

What could be simpler?  Crop a few hearts, glue them to a piece of DSP, add a bow or two and…TADAH!  You’re done!  Collage card in the bag.  DONE like dinner!

Except…sometimes you look at your design and Fido’s dinner comes to mind.  Figuring out how to “do” collage can be a bit daunting.  Let me give you a few tips today.

Cut Out Heart Shapes for Card Making for Quick Collage Beauties

I love this piece of patterned paper in the All My Love package.  Maybe not as much as I love this one, but it runs a pretty darn close second.  Why?

  1. the colour combination is so unusual – Soft Seafoam and Lovely Lipstick?
  2. it’s all-occasion-flowers, nothing Valentine-y about it (unless you want it to be 😉)
  3. there’s lots of lovely design without looking too busy
  4. it can be dressed up or down, depending on the project, and,
  5. and it’s just plain pretty!

When I decided on All My Love DSP for my product of the week, I knew I wanted to showcase lots of large pieces of these gorgeous papers in my designs like I did on this one too.  And I knew I want to use cut out heart shapes to make a card you could use for Valentines.  Or an anniversary.  Or even a just because card for your signficant other.

The Be Mine Stitched Framelits are dreamy to use in collage.  There are so many different shapes to choose from.

Collage Cut Out Heart Shapes for Cardmaking

Now let’s take a closer look at the bunch of hearts I chose so I can share my top tips with you.

Collage Valentines with Cut Out Heart Shapes for Card Making

One of the things I like best about collage?  It’s interesting.  And there’s always some tiny something to explore.  Something you didn’t notice at first but if it was missing, the piece wouldn’t be complete.

But collage isn’t easy.  And it isn’t for everyone.  But if you love the look, consider a few of these ideas to help get you started.

Jo’s Design TIPS

  • mix up your elements
    • vary the sizes
      • there are three larger and four smaller pieces here
    • try different shapes
      • you see a solid heart, one scalloped heart frame, one fancy filigreed heart, a set of smaller outline hearts, a small flower
    • mix up the textures you use
      • die cuts, all with different “feels”, see through burlap-y like ribbon, glimmer paper, a banner and a bow work together to make one overall piece
  • use the paper to tell you what colours to choose
    •  I focussed on the Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Balmy Blue with a couple Flirty Flamingo touches; adding in the Lovely Lipstick and Soft Seafoam would have been too many different colours
  • stay with an odd number of pieces (make sure to count the DSP too)
  • add different levels with dimensionals
  • consider whether you want DSP on a die cut element – I chose not to since iI thought it would be just too busy


I LOVE Cut Out Heart Shapes for Card Making

So I’m curious. What’s the FIRST thing that pops out at you?  Is it the blue heart?  The crisp white scalloped frame heart?  The sweet little bow? Or the luscious paper?

What element would you switch off of my design for a different one?  Which paper will be the one you start with?  It’s time to get all your supplies to start playing around with collage.

Who Wouldn't Love These Cut Out Heart Shapes for Card Making?

This design is quite detailed.  Maybe you’d rather a much simpler one also with a heart theme?  

No matter which style appeals to you the most, it take a bit of trial and error to achieve results you’re happy with.  Here’s my advice:

  • cut lots of dies in different colours and have them laying on your work table
  • dig into your snippets of cut ribbon to pull out a few to work with
  • play around with placement, adding and taking away different elements one at a time
  • don’t glue anything until you like the overall look!

So there you have it.  Collage basics in a nutshell!  Be sure to share what you design. 

So whether you use cut out heart shapes for cardmaking collage or other designs, pick a few of the tips above and see what you come up with!

Card Making Ideas with Scrapbook Paper | Facebook Live Replay

Today I’m sharing my Facebook Live cardmaking ideas with scrapbook paper.  And what pretty paper.  This week I’m featuring the All My Love designer series paper and this is my second project with it. 

 In case you’ve never joined me for facebook Live, I go live every week, usually Wednesdays at 4:30 MST on Design with Jo business page.   But next week, you’ll see me on Thursday, January 31st at noon MST.

I also go live on my Design with Jo VIPeeps group with pop up exclusives. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!  Hop on over and sign up now so you don’t miss another fab idea like this one.

Card Making Ideas with Scrapbook Paper

Here are all the supplies I used so you can make it along with me.


Card Making Ideas with Scrapbook Paper


Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Whisper White thick cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1.4″
  • Whisper White regular – 1 piece 5 1/4″ x 4″, 1 piece 2″ x 3″
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock – 1 piece 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Lovely Lipstick ribbon – about 6″ long

Here’s an up-close-and-personal shot for you.  Pretty cool how you can get that detail for your focal point isn’t it?

I LOVE How Easy Card Making Ideas with Scrapbook Paper Are!

Do you love working with patterned papers for your card making designs?  Take a peek at this cute 3″x3″ note card. And if not cards, what about these ulta sweet paper carrot treatholders for Easter!?

Time to Craft

If you’re not already in your crafting space, zip in there and start creating with your own DSP and framelits.  Then share your designs over at Design with Jo VIPeeps where everyone will love to see them!

So I always like to know.  Which one is your favourite?  The bold geometric or the one we made today with softer flowers on the Crumb Cake background?  I’d love it if you leave me a comment.


Card Making Ideas with Scrapbook Paper and Be Mine Framelits



Awesome Card Making Ideas with Scrapbook Paper


OK, that’s a wrap!  Thanks for watching and following along.  Be sure to check in on over at Design with Jo next Thursday at NOON MST to see what other designs I’ll be crafting up for you.

Who knows?  It could even be more card making ideas with scrapbook paper – or not🙃!

Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

Homemade Valentines treats boxes are on the menu today!  We’re talking straight up hearts to celebrate this fun day.  Send a batch of these super adorable mini boxes to school with your kids to share with their friends.  But keep a couple hanging around for your buds too!

They’re perfectly sized to fit a mini Kit Kat bar.  And a breeze to whip up with the envelope punch board and my Product of the Week, the All My Love DSP.

Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

There’s no doubt this yummy paper is fabulous for Valentines.  But don’t think that’s all you can make with it.  I get to play with it all this week so be sure to visit and check out what I come up with.

Plus over on my Facebook Group, I’ve got an exclusive POP-UP Facebook LIVE today at noon MST to see exactly how to make these little boxes.  Why not come on over and join in?

Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

Let’s see these adorable little guys!

Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

So SIMPLE to Make Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

Aren’t they sweet?  Let me know.  Which one is your favourite?

Cuttin’ It Up

  • All My Love DSP – 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ square
  • paper scraps – Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Sparkle glimmer
  • ribbon – pieces about 8-9″

Made from the Heart Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

Design with Jo’s TIPS  

  • combine framelits to jazz up your boxes
  • give your glimmer paper some personality with a touch of a Stampin’ Blend
  • use your ribbon or a glue dot to hold down the box flap

My Favourite Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes

What a great treat to give to friends, kids and adults alike for Valentine’s Day.

Here are all the supplies to make these little mini chocolate bar holders at home.  You’ll find your designer series paper will go a long ways here.  You can get 4 out of every sheet (so 48 in total with lots of off cuts for decoration.)


Let’s take a last peek at that simple Crumb Cake one.  Just a couple cut out hearts, a double knotted ribbon and a heart epoxy shape is all you need to dress this one up.

Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes are Quick & Easy with the Envelope Punch Board

I have a ball coming up with yummy goodie holders.  Want more ideas?

What about these super sweet fold over boxes I shared in my Facebook Live last week?  Maybe these adorable packets you can see on my video?  Or these treat packets you can make with a full photo tutorial?

And be sure to join my Design with Jo VIPeeps Facebook Group so you can get all the directions to make these ones too.  Once you’re in just click on the Videos section if you missed the live version.

No matter what you’re celebrating, grab some cardstock and designer series paper and get crafty!  I know everyone will love your homemade Valentines treats boxes – maybe even more than the treat inside!

Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

Today I have beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals in some unexpected colours. Crumb cake? Soft Seafoam? What about Balmy Blue? Probably not the FIRST colours you reach for when you start dreaming up your Valentines ideas right?


But take a peek and see what you think!


Quick & EASY Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals




How did I come up with these colours you ask? From the All My Love DSP. And while I could have used that lovely DSP for my background, the Subtles DSP stack with lots of white was calling my name. Who knew they would work really well for anyone on your special list this Valentines. But especially for guys.


That sweet set of hearts? It’s THE “I gotta have it” die in the Be Mine Stitched framelits. Well OK maybe there might have been more than just one…😉


When you have a die this gorgeous, the rest of the card can be super simple and you still have a stunning design. Here are all of the dies in the Be Mine framelits so you can see them a bit more up close and personal.


Let’s Make Some Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys and Gals


There’s lots – 16! – to choose from. Stitched dies in two fun heart shapes (narrow and full), scalloped shapes, hearts with intricate designs, a pretty rose and a filigree-ish detail.


Plus a super saw-weet stitched scallop edgelit. Did you notice it on my card?


I LOVE to Make Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals


The edgelit takes off about 1/4″ of the card front edge so the stripes in the designer series paper show its pretty face. Then all you need is a tiny linen thread bow on top to complete this beautiful Valentine card for a guy or gal!


See a few more of my TIPS below to make this fun inset card.


Design with Jo Tips for Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals


  • Stamp your greeting on the front of the card first so you can get great placement with the hearts
  • Cut one of the hearts shapes directly from the cardfront (and save it for another use)
  • Choose a contrasting cardstock colour for your second heart shape so it shows up well
  • Save all the little hearts that fall out of the middle of the two die shapes for other projects (except for one little guy in the inside – see my pic below)
  • glue your DSP and Whisper White panel to the inside of your card first
  • use your silicone craft sheet, a sponge and liquid glue to adhere your die to the front of your card


Look how pretty the inside is with the reverse side of the patterned paper. And use a small scrap of the same DSP to complete the bottom flap. So sweet!


Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals INSIDE view


Make It At Home


Now it’s your turn to get busy with your Be Mine framelits. Here’s everything you need to get started creating right now!



Beautiful Valentines Card for Guys and Gals

Big Shot



We Made Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

How about a couple different colour combinations?


This was our card design at my last Koffee and a Kard class. We all used different DSP and colours although one colour remained our staple…Crumb Cake.


A little stamping, Big Shot therapy, chatter and a few giggles. I’m not sure there’s a better way to spend a morning!


Leave me a comment. Which one of these is your favourite?


Let's See Some Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Pat’s baby dots on a Crumb Cake base?


I LOVE to make Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
My big dots with a Balmy Blue card?


NON-Traditional but Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Deborah’s large dots with the subtlety of Seafoam?


Let's Make Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Leslie’s big dots peeking through Soft Seafoam hearts?


Do you want more ideas to help when it comes to making guy cards? Check out this post where I give you some hints.


Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you picked up an idea or two to keep your crafting fresh. Have fun making your own beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals – and I’ll see you next time!

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