Hello friends! I’m so excited to share today’s cards. I’ve got the best craft punch for making simple cards! Mix it with beautiful designer paper or your favorite scrapbook paper for a variety of looks. I’m sharing bonus card ideas too!

So, What IS the best craft punch? The Tailored Tag Punch by Stampin’ Up! Ok, so that is just one of my favorite punches but for these simple cards it’s perfect.

The ‘Peony Garden Designer Series Paper’ (DSP) is the paper I chose. You can see how easy it would be to mix and match papers. I’d love to hear your thoughts– do you think this is the best craft punch for these simple cards? Would you use some other paper punch?

Let me show you the best craft punch for making simple cards and simple card backgrounds.

Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Today it is also my monthly blog hop with my international stamping friends.  We are all featuring fun projects using the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  After you watch my video, “hop around the world” and check out all the other projects.  

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Best Craft Punch for Simple Cards & Card Backgrounds

Make sure to check out all my tips for making these cards.  They are fun and easy; especially when you use the best craft punch!  And remember–any paper would work perfectly!  The video also shows how I stamped the insides of each of the cards.


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Best Craft Punch Card Recipes & Supplies

Having the best craft punch and mixing it with designer paper or scrapbook paper makes card making so easy.
The Stampin' Up! Tailored Tag punch is my favorite paper punch and I used it here with the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.
  • Petal Pink:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (cut down to 5″ x 3 3/4″)
  • Gray Granite:  5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Scraps:  Whisper White, Gray Granite
This craft punch gives you versatility in how you lay out your card background.
  • Gray Granite:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Petal Pink:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (cut down to 5″ x 3 3/4″)
  • Whisper White:  5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

Happy Thoughts Stamp Set

This stamp set is not available yet (unless you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator) but will be beginning January 5th.  It’s kinda special to me because I DESIGNED IT!!!!  Yes, I am super excited.  It’s all about making sure you have the right greeting no matter what kind of card you need to make.  AND–words for the inside!

Happy Thoughts by Stampin' Up! designed by Jackie Bolhuis, Klompen Stampers

The 3 different “inside” verses work perfectly with the 4 all occasion greetings!

Aside from the best craft punch I used the best stamp set of 2021; the Stampin' Up! Happy Thoughts.

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Here are the rest of the cards and the recipes…..

Use your paper punch shapes in a different direction for a unique and simple card.
  • Gray Granite:  11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (cut down to 5″ x 3 3/4″)
  • Petal Pink:  5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
The best craft punch makes the prettiest Happy Birthday card!
  • Petal Pink:  11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Gray Granite:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (cut down to 5″ x 3 3/4″)
  • Whisper White:  5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

My Supply List

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Time to Hop Around The World

Just click on each name below to visit the blogs of all my friends.  If you like their projects, make sure to leave them a comment!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog today.  I hope you found it informational and inspirational.  I love to share quick and easy stamping projects with you, as well as always keep you informed as to what is happening in the Stampin’ Up! world.

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