I predict you’ll need to order some of the narrow note cards for fast DIY card making once you see this card. Pair mere SCRAPS of cardstock and Sparkle glimmer paper with your Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to end up with a cutie like this.
I’ve got a Pinterest board called Make It In 5! And this adorable card is at the top of the list! Make sure you pin it on your own boards to come back to!
How many ways can we describe today’s Keep It Simple Sunday project?
What other words would you use? I’d love to read your comment!
cardstock – scraps of Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo
glimmer paper – tiny scraps
Now check out all my TIPS to make it at home.
Let’s Make It!
Punch flower 4 times from cardstock scraps. Punch circle and leaf duo 8 times from Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock and 4 times from Sparkle glimmer paper.
Adhere flowers together with Liquid glue. TIP: Use your silicone craft sheet for easy cleanup in case your glue goes awry 🤓! TIP: Place flower upside down and add a dab of flue and put leaves on top. Vary the leaf placement on each flower. Turn over to place dot. TIP: Use your Take Your Pick tool to pick up the glimmer paper circle and place onto a dab of liquid glue.
Stamp greeting in Gorgeous Grape ink.
Add flowers with Mini Dimensional. TIP: Adhere middle flower first then, one on either side. TIP: Add a tiny dab of liquid glue to the OUTSIDE flap of the envelope to add your last flower.
Over to You!
Time to get out your Bitty Bloom punches and create your own Make It in 5! cards. Or do you need the set of these adorable punches?
Get set to fold a fancy origami envelope with my Facebook Live Replay. Yeah, really. I mean it! Go grab yourself a piece of computer bond paper and make it along with me! This is so easy, you can do one in minutes.
And did I mention there’s NO glue? Aha, now I got your attention!
If the word origami strikes fear into your belly, don’t stress. I am NOT a proficient origami-ist (I’m sure that’s a word🤪) so it’s gotta be simple! I’m going to use a piece of the bright and bold Happiness Blooms DSP to fold a fancy origami envelope just like this.
How’s that for bright and cheery? Isn’t that paper to die for? Let’s take a closer peek at the designs and colours.
Wouldn’t you love to get a treat like this origami envelope in your mailbox? Let me show you how easy it is.
Fold a Fancy Origami Envelope
So was I right? Did you get yours folded so it looks the pretty much the same?
Let me give you all the measurements for the envelope itself as well as the ways I fancied it up.
Cuttin’ It Up!
designer series paper – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ cut from the cut offs
cardstock coloured to coordinate with your DSP 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″, scraps
Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
cording – 3 pieces about 4″ long
The sweet card tucks inside for a fun surprise when the envelope is opened. The greeting comes from the Part of My Story stamps free with a $60 order during Sale-a-bration. Don’t you think it perfectly matches the happy mood of the paper?
And bonus! A gift card will also fit right inside! Who doesn’t love another gift card holder idea?
Time to Choose
Leave me a comment and let me know. Which version is your favourite? This one I made in the video?
Or this colourful one?
Now It’s Up to You
Grab whatever sheet of designer series paper you have close at hand and get folding! Be sure to grab your bone folder – and that’s ALL to make a fun envelope.
Decorate it up with the same supplies I used by clicking on any image below. I really appreciate your shopping with me!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
Or the trio with Night of Navy?
Or maybe this one I made after so I could figure those bloopers out! This one’s on Pacific Point.
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.
Are YOU a dog lover? Do you have friends and family who go a bit nuts about canines? Well I LOVE my furry child Holmes who’s a huge part of our lives. So today let’s see a couple cute dog quotes to spice up handmade cards. For you. And your dog lover friends.
Simple, sweet and fun with the Gingham Gala designer series paper on a reverse fold card. I love how fresh it makes this card feel with Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake.
I’m goin’ to the dogs this week with my Product of the Week! It will go a long way to helping you create wonderful cards for those dog aficionados.
And you won’t want to miss my Facebook Live over on my Design with Jo business page this Thursday at noon MST. I’m digging out my Stamparatus for a cool design.
The Happy Tails bundle from the Occasions catalogue is one sweet deal. Get 10% off when you purchase the Happy Tails stamp set and Dog Builder punch together.
Jo’s Design Details
layer your gingham paper on your Crumb Cake and THEN tie around your Braided Linen trim
use liquid glue for the best hold with the trim on the front
randomly stamp your bones on the right hand side with Crumb Cake ink
lay down one solid wash of Ivory Stampin’ Blends before adding your Crumb Cake Blends combo
Colour your pup BEFORE punching out
Let’s take a closer peek at that cute dog quote.
Simply stamped in Crumb Cake ink. Then run it through the Big Shot with the Stitched oval and mat with a scalloped oval. I love how the braided trim adds a fun touch. TIP: I curled it by winding it around a pencil and holding it in place for a few seconds.
The Dog Builder punch has a sweet little heart on it. It adds a lovely detail to the inside greeting.
It’s Your Turn!
Let’s get you all outfitted to make these simple and fun cards for your dog loving friends and family. Simply click on any of the images below to purchase from my online store and earn Sunny Rewards just for shopping with me!
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.
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
Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pacific Point, Mango Melody and Whisper White cardstock scraps
Let’s Make It!
Fold black card and run front through Big Shot with Garden Trellis embossing folder.
Punch out the following colours and sizes:
Lemon-Lime Twist – 2 1/4″
Berry Burst – 1 3/4″
Pacific Point – 1 1/2″
Mango Melody – 1 1/2″
Then use one smaller punch to punch the middle out of your circle:
Lemon-Lime Twist – 2″
Berry Burst – 1 1/2″
Pacific Point – 1 1/4″
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!
Arrange rings onto front of folded card and glue in place with liquid adhesive.
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.
Place three glossy epoxy droplets on card as shown.
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!
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.
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.