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Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

I’ve just discovered how quick and easy Memories and More card packs for handmade cards are! Well, I guess I did know it😬, but I didn’t play with them enough to full appreciate how quick cardmaking can be.

Just like you, there’s often not enough time to fit my craft “fix” in. So that’s when I use every short-cut trick in the papercrafting books.

  • pre-cut and scored cards
  • colourful handmade papers
  • two-step stamping
  • non-fussy designs
  • punches

And now I can add Memories and More Card Packs to the list too. See my top 6 reasons why I love them below!

I love, love LOVE Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

What’s not to like about lots of rich, bold colour in a super quick card? Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and crisp Whisper White jump off the page!

The card base is one of the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. It’s one of the larger ones at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ so more room to play! Can you see how the envelope has Night of Navy stripes to fully coordinate? Use them anytime. But especially when your craft time is at a premium.

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

I an in love with this Bloom by Bloom bundle. If I have to confess, it was not in my top 10 when I first saw the catalogue. But it’s wormed its way into my inky fingers on more than several occasions with its versatility. Like on this 5 minute two-step notecard.

Even better? I get to play with it all this week so be sure to “check back & check out” what I come up with. Plus I’ve got a fun Facebook Live Wednesday at 4:30 MST you won’t want to miss.

Jo’s Top 6 Reasons to Use Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

  1. Tons of options – 50 double sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in each pack. And check out the specialty sheet (1 of 6) below!
  2. Variety of sizes – 3″x4″ and 4″x6″ cards in a pack, plus you know where your Stampin’ Trimmer is!
  3. All in one card making – punched out sticker sheets with layerable accents so nothing besides card stock required!
  4. FAST FAST FAST!  Whip together a card in just 5 minutes!
  5. Coordination – In both colour & design with your stamps, designer paper and embellishments, you can’t go wrong.
  6. Inexpensive – only $13.50 CAN for a full pack of goodies. That’s enough for at least 50 cards!

I chose the glossy Lovely Lipstick flowers for my card’s focal point. Can you see how gorgeously shiny the flowers are?

Look How GLOSSY the Happiness Blooms Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards can be!

It’s hard to tell in the photo but I mounted the glossy panel on a piece of glossy white cardstock so there’s double the shine!

For a greeting, I went simple with one from the new Itty Bitty Birthday Cling stamps. You might have missed them on page 16 of the Occasions catalogue. But there are 16 fabulous ways to help celebrate everyone’s special day.

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards
I'm LUVIN' Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards

Jo’s Design Tips

  • Cut down that yummy glossy paper. This is 2″ x 4″ so I can get 3 identical cards from one piece.
  • Stamp the large flower image on front of folded card in Night of Navy ink first. Let dry (or give it a quick shot with your heat tool.)
  • Swipe your Embossing Buddy over top of entire card THEN stamp small flower repeatedly with Versamark ink in between the large flowers.
  • Make sure both your large and small images go off the sides of your card to make it look larger – and less cramped!
  • Match your scalloped circle punches to your flower image – sorta😊 to frame your greeting.

It’s Your Turn

Head down to your craft room and let’s see what you come up with when you combine Memories and More card packs for handmade cards.

And if you were inspired by this design, grab your necessaries for quick card making right here. Remember to add host code JX3TEVQC to your online order so I can send you free product with my Sunny Rewards bonus!

Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards
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Who says you Can't Use Memories and More Card Packs for Handmade Cards?

I know your craft time is often in short supply. So why not get some help for fast and fun designs with great supplies? Use Memories and More Card Packs for handmade cards to get YOUR papercrafting “fix” in too!

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle | FB Live Replay

Have a giggle today with my Stamparatus techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle Facebook Live Replay. I had lots of opportunities for improvement and I’ve incorporated some of those into my blog post for you to benefit from my learning curve!

If you haven’t joined me for Facebook Live, come on in and join the fun. I come live to you every week on my Design with Jo business page usually at 4:30 MST on Wednesdays. I love to get group participation to help me design my project. That way it’s always a surprise! Everyone is welcome to join in! 

So what are we making today?

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

A cute puppy card. This one has an easy and fun technique made with your Stamparatus.

Never heard of a Stamparatus before? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s version of a stamp positioner. And what a version it is! It’s heads and tails (🤪 sorry couldn’t resist!) above the competition. I tell you exactly why I think so in this blog post.

Using it allows us to get two – and three – dimensional. Let’s take a closer peek at that trio of canines.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Don’t they all look like they’re waiting for the food bowl?

OK, let’s get on with the show so you can see how to make these for yourself ! Then I’ll share a few tips I picked up to give you a hand…

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

If you found this video tweaked your creative “bone” (again, sorry, couldn’t resist! 🙃), you might also like these ones, also showcasing the Stamparatus.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Real Red cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Window Sheet – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″, scraps at least 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Basic Gray cardstock – 1/2″ x 4 1.4″ and 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Soft Suede cardstock – strip 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

And we can’t forget the inside of the card. It’s just as important as the front with this technique.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Learn From My Mistakes!

I hope you watched the video. And I hope you had a little TEE HEE or two as I seemed to go from one challenge to another with this card! So here’s a few tips so it’s easier for you.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle
Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle
Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Over To You!

So, think you’d like to try this at home? Here are all the supplies I used to make this great design. A simple click is all it takes and the little brown UPS truck will be screeching to a halt outside your door before you know it!

Plus you’ll be cashing in on my Sunny Rewards when you shop online and use host code JX3TEVQC. It’s my way to thank you for shopping with me.

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle
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Pick Your Favourite

OK, let’s see which one is your pick. Leave me a comment to let me know which one you like the best.

The trio in Real Red?

Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Or the trio with Night of Navy?

Get a Giggle with my FB LIVE Replay: Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Or maybe this one I made after so I could figure those bloopers out! This one’s on Pacific Point.

Reverse Image Stamparatus Techniques with the Happy Tails Bundle

Thanks for taking time to watch the video. Hope you played along to help create the design! My next Facebook Live is Wednesday, February 13th at 4:30 MST over on my facebook business page. I’d love to have YOU be part of it.

In the meantime, give your hand a try at these Stamparatus techniques with the Happy Tails bundle and let me know what you think.

Cool Hole Punch Card Ideas

Cool Hole Punch Card Ideas?

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.

Cool Hole Punch Card Ideas You Can Make in NO TIME!

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
  • the cute greeting comes from the fun Animal Outing stamp set

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Basic Black cardstock – 3″ x 6″, scored at 3″
  • Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pacific Point, Mango Melody and Whisper White cardstock scraps

Let’s Make It!

ADORABLE & Cool Hole Punch Card Ideas
  1. Fold black card and run front through Big Shot with Garden Trellis embossing folder.
  2. Punch out the following colours and sizes:
    1. Lemon-Lime Twist – 2 1/4″
    2. Berry Burst – 1 3/4″
    3. Pacific Point – 1 1/2″
    4. Mango Melody – 1 1/2″
  3. Then use one smaller punch to punch the middle out of your circle:
    1. Lemon-Lime Twist – 2″
    2. Berry Burst – 1 1/2″
    3. Pacific Point – 1 1/4″
    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!
  4. Arrange rings onto front of folded card and glue in place with liquid adhesive.
  5. 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.
  6. Place three glossy epoxy droplets on card as shown.

Your Turn!

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!

Cool Hole Punch Card Ideas
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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.

Cool Hole Punch Card Ideas You Can Make in NO TIME!

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.

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🙃!

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

Watercolor pencils. What a simple tool. Portable. Easy-to-use. And often overlooked.

Let’s see how they can add lots of OOOMPH! to your paper crafting.

 

Create YOUR OWN Colours Once You Know How to Use Watercolor Pencils

 

We think we need to always add a blender of some kind to activate the colour! An Aqua Painter. A spritzer. Or another of my faves, a Wink of Stella.  Not so. Look at the depth of colour you can achieve with the pencils alone.

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for GREAT Shading!

You just need a few tips to get started:

Jo’s TIPS for How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

  1. start with your lightest colour first
  2. always lay down your colour LIGHTLY. Try not to add pressure as you’re colouring since you’ll immediately get a waxy buildup of dark colour
  3. gently swirl on your colour in a circular motion rather than colouring in short jerky lines
  4. select colours to complement each other and layer over top also using a swirling motion to build up colour

What colours did I use? Daffodil Delight first, then Pumpkin Pie, then Real Red to create my cute birthday cake.  The candle flame is Daffodil Delight.  The candle itself is Real Red.

Design Details

Make FUN Cards Once You Know How to Use Watercolor Pencils

  • the peep of Daffodil Delight gingham paper from behind the greeting banner adds tons of personality TIP: I notched my large greeting with my Paper Snips first.  Then I glued my piece of Daffodil Delight in behind and cut it to match.
  • both silver and black mini sequins bring on some bling
  • add some pizzazz to the background with the Dot To Dot embossing folder on a Real Red panel

Ready to add these great pencils to your paper crafting toolkit?  Simply click on the image below to take you to my 24-7 online store.  Or if you already own them, dredge them up and plop yourself down in front of the ole telly for fun colouring tonight.

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Colouring Only!

Big Shot

$150.00

 

How to Use Watercolor Pencils for Fun Cards

 

You won’t go wrong when you have the Stampin’ Up! set of watercolor pencils. See my a whack load of reasons why they’re a paper crafters needed tool!

And you’re going to want to check out my exclusive deal for Design with Jo VIPeeps over on my Facebook Group

Plus I’ve got another no risk deal for you.  Let’s say you go ahead and purchase some of these super pencils from me and don’t love them.😯 . I’ll buy them back from you! 

But my thoughts?  Now you know how to use watercolor pencils for colouring only – plus all the other techniques they’re great for – I predict they won’t sit at the bottom of your paper crafting tool drawer! 

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