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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.

Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Painted Seasons Handmade Card

I’m officially tired of winter! So no more snow and no more minus a bajillion degree temps! Plus I’m getting ready for spring with my Product of the Week!

There, now doesn’t that make you feel better?

So the first project this week is a Painted Seasons handmade card. It’s a Level 2 Sale-a-bration gift. This means when you order $120 CDN in product with me, you can get it for free.

Yup, you read that right. Nada. Nil. Zilch-o dollars for this wonderful bundle.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

The paper alone is TO – DIE – FOR! But the images are so pretty it’s a must-have for cards like this.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Now I have to admit. These colours are a bit out of my comfort zone. Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover are probably my least favourite of the 2018-20 In Colors. So this card took a bit of doing for me! But I had help.

I matched my flower, leaves and words to the colours in the paper. After all Stampin’ Up! has artists who design these combinations. So they must have a good idea right? Why not use them ALL the time?

Here’s how you can too. The colours are listed on the back of every package of designer paper from Stampin’ Up! So for this Painted Seasons package, you can choose Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Pool Party or Lemon-Lime Twist.

Which ones would you have chosen?

Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Let’s take a closer peek at my design.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

Not two or three, but SIX layers on this card. But it doesn’t look too busy since some of the layers are “barely” there!

  1. the Early Espresso card base
  2. a Grapefruit Grove panel embossed with the pretty Tufted embossing folder
  3. my Stitched Rectangle DSP (which coincidentally was left over from another card I made you can see over on my Facebook Group)
  4. a second stitched rectangle, this one in Vellum cardstock, stamped with two of the ferns in bright Call Me Clover
  5. the Part of My Story greeting cropped with the Everyday Label punch
  6. A fussy cut flower (you can get the Four Seasons framelits now to make it easier!) embellished with a few pearls

The Part of My Story stamp set has been another popular free item during Sale-a-bration. With mixed fonts, brush lettering and some unique greetings, you can probably see why too!

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

You can see how I used more of the greetings in this fun fold envelope and this watercolour background design.

Now It’s Your Turn

Get your items free with Sale-a-bration this year. Simply purchase all the items to make this card below and you will qualify for both the Painted Season bundle AND the Part of My Story freebies.

Or if there are other free items you might like, you can see all of them up for grabs here.

Painted Seasons Handmade Card
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Let’s take one more view of this pretty card.

Stampin Up Painted Seasons Handmade Card

See You Soon!

Thanks for dropping in a spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you enjoyed this design and it gives you an idea to create your own. I love to see what you’re crafting so be sure to send me an email at [email protected] with a pic!

Make a Painted Seasons handmade card like this – or any kind of card using colour combinations designed by artist – and have fun!

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