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Happy Easter 2019

Happy Easter 2019

I’ll be celebrating Easter with my family who travelled from Thunder Bay to be with us. I’d also like to share my Easter greetings with you with this pretty daffodil card made with the retiring You’re Inspiring stamp set.

Happy Easter 2019 with You're Inspiring

While this card is perfect for Easter, simply change out the greeting and you have a lovely spring greeting for a birthday, congrats or friend card.

With some simple stamping with my Tuxedo Black Memento pad and coloured with Stampin’ Blends, this was a fun card to design. I’m trying to use up some of my patterned papers and have a good swatch of it here for subtle background. (Not that I have much patterned paper mind you – yeah right!! 😊)

Let me give you all the measurements and steps to make this simple and pretty card yourself.

Cuttin’ It Up!

I’ve added a few different layers to pull out the pretty on this card.

  • Basic Black – 1 piece 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 1 piece 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Thick White White – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
  • So Saffron – two strips 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • So Saffron polka Dot DSP – 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine – piece about 14″
Simple Alcohol Marker Colouring with Stampin Blends for a Happy Easter 2019

Let’s Make It

  1. Glue patterned paper to middle of folded Basic Black card. Glue strips of So Saffron along top and bottom edge. TIP: I use little dabs of liquid glue for the small strips so I have a little bit of leeway to move if I don’t get them quite aligned at first.
  2. Stamp sentiment on top and flower image on bottom centre of Whisper White Thick cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento pad. Colour with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. See my Top 10 best tips here for the Blends.
  3. Adhere to piece of Pear Pizzazz then to square of Basic Black. Attach with dimensionals to right centre of card. TIP: frame your piece with a large matted square for a bit more punch.
  4. Tie piece of Basic Black Baker’s twine around bottom edge of card and tie in a bow to the left centre. TIP: start with a larger bow and pull on each end until your are happy with the size of your bow. Then trim your ends.

OPTIONAL: Stamp large daffodil along a piece of Whisper White cardstock (2 2/4″ x 5″) also in Tuxedo Black ink. Glue to piece of So Saffron (4″ x 5 1/4″) then to inside of card. TIP: I almost always layer inside a black card to tie together the front and inside. And it’s always nice to add that unexpected touch when you stamp the inside with an image and not just the greeting.

A Simple Coordinated Inside for My Happy Easter 2019 Card

What would you design with this set?

What types of cards or projects would YOU first make with this pretty set?

  • Birthday?
  • Thinking of You?
  • Wedding?

Here are all the supplies you would need to recreate this card in your craft area. Be sure to use my host code for April ( CBPJASZX) if your online order comes to $60 CDN or more. That way you can earn Sunny Rewards from me!

Happy Easter to You and Yours

Wishing You a Happy Easter 2019

Enjoy a wonderful day however you are spending it today. With family, with friends. Away from home or not. At a down home grand feast or a lovely Easter brunch.

Wherever you are, take a special moment to thank your companions and celebrate a Happy Easter 2019.

Quick’n Easy Last Minute Easter Treats

It’s Keep It Simple Sunday so you’re getting quick’n easy last minute Easter treats. You can whip these up in less than 5 minutes (more like 3!) with a few punches, glue and an adorable stamp. Just like the bunny from A Good Day stamp set.

Last Minute Easter Treats with Gingham Gala DSP and your Daisy Punch!

Perfect for your Easter table with the Gingham Gala designer series paper. Just a tiny morsel to round out your spring meal.

Let me show you everything you need before we get started.

Let’s Make Last Minute Easter Treats
Daisy Punch

OK, let’s see exactly how FAST these are to make!

Quick & Easy Last Minute Easter Treats

Cuttin’ It Up!

The only thing you need for this cutie? Just scraps!

  • Gingham Gala
  • Highland Heather
  • Whisper White

Look how sweet the little treat looks inside the flower! (I just realized I missed adding a little pink nose too!😊)

Got 3 MInutes? Make Some Last Minute Easter Treats

Which One Would You Pick?

Small gingham Highland Heather and curved flower petals?

ADORABLE Last Minute Easter Treats

Or large Grapefruit Grove gingham squares and no curves?

Last Minute Easter Treats

Who Wouldn’t LOVE These Treats?

I love to give – and receive – mini treats. Anytime is good, but for special occasions, it’s great! These are so quick and easy to put together, you can get the kids involved and make up a batch for them to take to school.

While I’ll bet your last minute Easter treats won’t last very long, you’ll be sharing the joys of spring with everyone – in a mini chocolate bite!

Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers | Facebook Live Replay

You are going to LOVE my simple DIY gift for coffee lovers today! And even better, you can check out my Facebook Live Replay video to see all the steps to make them at home yourself.

Look how sweet these little guys are!

LOOK At These Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers!

OK, I just gotta say this is one of my most favouritist projects of all time! They’re just so CUTE! The bright and bold colours, the petite size, the polka dots, the gingham ribbon, the coffee theme. What is NOT TO LOVE about ’em?

Plus they make a super quick gift you made yourself! That’s totally practical! Wanna see how easy they are?

Let’s See This Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers in Action!

I tied a bit of Navy gingham ribbon to the clasp after we were all done that I forgot to do when we were live. I thought it sweetened it up even more! What do you think?

I LOVE This Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers using Coffee Cup dies and Coffee Cafe stamps from Stampin Up!

Cuttin’ It Up!

Look at only the small amount of stuff you need to make this cutie (the one we made together in the video):

  • Real Red – 1 piece about 4 1/4 x 6
  • scraps of cardstock – Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • small scrap of Regals 6×6 DSP in Real Red (small dots)
  • inexpensive memo pad
  • round stationery binding ring (the kind that snaps closed)

Now It’s Up To You!

I’d love for you to make some of these and share them over on my Facebook group page, Design with Jo VIPeeps! Here’s everything you need to whip some up at home (oh, and don’t forget your Cropadile😉).

Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers
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I have been going a little bit crazy making these adorable pint sized memo pads. (I’ve got more done besides these! 🙃) . But look how fun they are!

I Can't Stop Making These Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers!

Many Thanks

I am so grateful when you stop and take a peek at what I’m doing. I know you’ve got lots of things to do and places to be. And I hope you found a bit of inspiration to motivate you to get into your craft space. Let me know how it goes!

Before you go, here are a couple other close ups.

This was the other one we made together. A bit simpler but cool with the greeting on the textured coffee sleeve and the beans in behind.

Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers They Will LOVE to Receive!

I added one of the small True Gentleman buttons with some Linen Thread knotted through it to this one. Plus I placed the shadowed tiny cup in behind the sentiment coffee sleeve. That red really makes it POP!

ADORABLE Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers with Coffee Cup Dies from Stampin Up!

And this fella has the spiral from the memo pad for a top so it sits together just a little more solidly. I explained in the video how to do this so if you didn’t get a chance to watch it, now’s your chance!

Another Version of these Simple DIY Gift for Coffee Lovers

Oh, and if you want to make that Stair Stepper card I showed you in the video, simply click here for my video.

Whichever cute coffee cup design you decide to make, maybe this simple DIY gift for coffee lovers just might be your favourtist project ever too!

{Video} DIY Handmade Paper Gift Bags

I’ve got a new video for you for DIY handmade paper gift bags. Ones so simple and cheery you’ll be reaching for your Happiness Blooms DSP to make a few right along with me!

But first…did you see my Product of the Week this week? I’m featuring 3D projects and videos. All week!

DIY Handmade Paper Gift Bags

Remember this funny little bunny? I love his toothiness! And you can get a pdf to make him yourself…simply click here.

And the rest of this week I’ll have more 3D items for you to check out just like this pretty gift bag. So make sure you hop back!

I’m not sure what I like more. The bright Pineapple Punch flowers or the little pop of Lovely Lipstick. Both are fab for sending your wishes for almost ANY occasion.

OK, I won’t make you wait any longer…sit back and enjoy!

DIY Handmade Paper Gift Bags

Let me give you a close-up of the matching tag. It’s a perfect match for this sweet paper and so much fun when you layer punches to frame your stamping.

Make Some At Home

OK, now it’s your turn. Here are all the supplies I used today. Pick up what you need right here for tons of cheerful bags. Plus be sure to use my April host code (CBPJASZX) to earn a free Sunny Rewards shopping spree from me!

DIY Handmade Paper Gift Bags

A or B?

I’d love it if you left me a comment. Which one can you see yourself making?

A. The colourful Night of Navy background offset with the bright Pineapple Punch cardstock?

Or B. the cheery Calypso Coral I made in my video?

No matter which one appeals to you the most, you’re going to love making your own for all the special gift giving occasions! These colours are ideal for spring, but maybe you have some manly colours hanging around for a fun Father’s Day bag? Or muted pastels for an up-and-coming Easter present?

Sooooo, I know you sometimes skip to the bottom and miss out on some of the good stuff 🙃. Did you take a peek at the video? It’s a nice short one and there’s nothing like seeing it made right in front of you to pick up my tips and techniques. Just sayin’…

A Quick Thanks

It was great to have you stop by for a gander today. I hope to see you again soon when I showcase my other 3D items. And ALL my paper crafting ideas in my blog posts.

I promise I’ve got lots more besides DIY handmade paper gift bags to keep your own creativity sparked – better stay tuned!

Cute Birthday Cards for Friends

Cute birthday cards for friends are easy when you have a punch as fantastic as the Cake Builder in the 2019 Occasions catalogue. Even without the stamps, grab this one fabulous builder punch, some DSP and you’re all set for crafting cards…and coordinating gifts!

This punch was so popular it sold out in weeks when the Occasions Catalogue first launched. So I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for it to come back in so I could share it with you.

Cute Birthday Cards for Friends Using the Cake Builder and Piece of Cake from Stampin' Up!

Note: (It will be back April 15th so I couldn’t wait any longer to showcase it as part of this week’s Product of the Week.) It’s available to order NOW though!

Cute Birthday Cards for Friends

Many of you know I’m a huge fan of punches. It’s true that while I love me my dies, there’s nothing to beat punches for fast and fun paper crafting.

This week I want to show you some projects that fit “easy”, moderate” and more “advanced” categories of paper crafting. So hang onto your birthday cakes and let’s get started with our moderate project.

GRAB Your Cake Builder Punch for Super Cute Birthday Cards for Friends

The birthday greeting, cake topper and cake design? I’ve mixed and matched the Amazing Life stamps for more “punch” (🙃 I know, huge groaner but I couldn’t resist!)

Design with Jo Design Details

  • I love mixing up my Brights colour family for unexpected combinations. Today I’ve got So Saffron, Mango Melody and Melon Mambo playing together.
  • frame your cake with a matted oval in a coordinating colour
  • colour a few whimsical pearls with the Mango Dark Stampin’ Blend to match the design
  • use matching dots in Brights 6×6 designer series paper on the envelope flap
The Cake Builder Punch Makes Cute Birthday Cards for Friends

Design with Jo Tips

  • Save Paper: cut your DSP and cardstock down to 1 1/4″ high so you can cut the cake out and miss having to punch the stand
  • Double Up!: get two cards from one punching (you will have a reverse of this cake for variety)
  • No Measure Magic: punch out your cake and stand and lay them on your oval; ink up your cake topper”, remove the top layer cake and eyeball it. You should have pretty good placement without having to pull out your ruler.
  • Pop It Up!: use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the cake stand

And That’s Not All!

Look what else you can design to coordinate with your cute birthday cards for friends.

Make A Matching Gift Box for A Cute Birthday Cards for Friends

WOW! An almost an exact replica of the card. There’s only two little differences.

  1. I crafted a belly band for my mini pizza box in Melon Mambo. See how to make one perfectly sized in this video here.
  2. I added a double wrap of white baker’s twine around the whole design to add a fun element.
Adorably Cute Birthday Cards for Friends with Matching Mini Pizza Gift Box

Make It Your Own

There’s no time like the present to get into you craft area and create! Make up a few of these fun designs yourself. Here are all the supplies I used.

Order along with my host code and you can earn FREE Sunny Rewards from me. Here’s your code: CBPJASZX

Cute Birthday Cards for Friends
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Make This CUTE Birthday Cards for Friends

Spoiler Alert!

I’ve got a super adorable Easter punchart project for you coming up so make sure you head back here later this week to check it out!

And I hope you enjoyed this card design and will be mix and matching your own stamps for awesome and cute birthday cards for friends – they’ll LOVE ’em!

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