Stampin' Up Sweet Laughter Vellum Birthday card

Tool Tuesday: Vellum Paper

I wanted to share this cute little card I made my Sister-In-Law for her birthday. I used the Sweet Laughter stamp set, it's really perfect for her since she is an amazing cook (just in case she reads this!! ha-ha!!) I just loved the way it turned out, the use of Vellum here just added the right touch. I used this weeks Sketch Challenge from Create with Connie and Mary CCMC 349.


Here's a peak of my card:

What do you think?  Pretty fun, huh? Before we go over the details of the card, I wanted to share why I chose to highlight Vellum today for Tool Tuesday. (the tag is made out of Vellum)

When I googled Vellum I learned that it's derived from a Latin word "vitulinum" which means "made from a calf", the term refers to a parchment made form calf skin, as opposed to other animals. Interesting !!  Today, modern Vellum is from cotton and wood pulp!


  • can be embossed
  • can be stamped on (Staz-on ink dries fast, Memento ink takes just a few minutes to dry
  • surface is smooth, transparent and uniform
  • beautiful material used on cards, scrapbook pages, wedding and anniversary cards, baby cards
  • can be used in your printer, and just print directly on the Vellum-allow ink to dry!! An ink-jet printer works best!!
  • can use in full-size or in little tidbits to add that extra touch
  • Sheer and sturdy at the same time!!


  • adds a delicate touch or overlay 
  • adds a subtle elegance to a card or project
  • adds fun and interest
  • puts a 'spot-light' on an element or content
  • want to make an impression, make a Vellum envelope (with envelop punch board)
  • can use as a Photo Matte

When working with Vellum, you have to be careful with adhesive! If you use regular adhesive is shows right through. Can you see the adhesive on mine?  ( see below how I attached) You can attach putting adhesive on patterns-sort of like disguising it, using a brad, a ribbon, staple. It's beauty is worth the effort!

So back to my card:

To make the measuring cup, I stamped it in Momento Ink and let it dry about 5 min. Once it was dry I used the Crisp Canteloupe marker on the back side to color in the cup...this is made for my Sister-in-Law so I went to the 'kind' mark on the cup!! I didn't want to get into trouble!! :) For my cup, I actuallyu stanped it again on whisper white and colored right on the Whsiper White, I then used just a little snail on the colored part an attached it to the Vellum. I used a glue dot on top of the Vellum tag.

This little card turned out very cute!!

Here's the supplies I used:
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  1. What a sweet card! I love the touch of vellum - it really is worth the effort! This is a really great take on the sketch - thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. This is DARLING! I love the vellum clever! First card I've seen done with this set...and so great! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. What an adorable card! I love the sweet, clean and even somewhat retro look you've created! Using the vellum for the tag is a lovely touch too! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. A very clever card! Beautiful design and colour composition. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)