Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

There are several young gentlemen in my life who are graduating college soon.  I know they’ll be anxious to start their careers, but I hope they can and will take a break from all their studying for a little time to explore the world. It may not seem like it to them, but this is the best time in their life to travel.  Most of them are not committed to a partner, a career, or house payments yet so they are more free to travel before they settle into a routine.

I made some pocket cards with the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Traveler Collection to inspire them.  These cards are a little different because the cover half panel is actually a pocket perfect for stuffing with little treasures. 

I rounded the tops of the card bases with a ¼” corner rounder.  I adhered the shorter pattern paper panel on three sides (in a U shape) leaving the top of the panel open for gift cards, cash.. wouldn’t a plane ticket be amazing?


The collection has everything you need to embellish these pretty pockets.. chipboard, bits and pieces, stickers and washi too!

These pocket cards will delight all the travelers on your list and hopefully encourage a new generation of explorers.


Oh Happy Day!  The sun is shining and spring is on it’s way!    The Simple Stories Springtime Collection is  just the thing to get you in the mood to celebrate!

I love the Simple Stories Collection Kits.  They’re a great investment because they’re reasonably priced and you can make so much with everything that’s included.

The kit includes sheets of 3x4” journaling cards that make great focal points for your cards.  Since there are two sheets you can make LOTS of cards.  I like to cut the duplicate card – fussy cutting images and layering them over the original to add dimension.

The sticker sheets are perfect for embellishing.  I use my embossing buddy to powder the backs so they’re not sticky.  I add dimension by adhering them with adhesive foam stickers

And the papers are perfectly coordinated to mix and match.  There are five different patterns in the collection kit. The sheets are 12 x 12” so there’s lots to play with. 

There’s a little something here for everyone on your list!


Jeanne here today!  Spring is in the air and my thoughts are turning to warmer weather and spending more time outdoors!   Easter is one of my favorite holidays for just that reason.  I love having a house full of people to share a good meal, but sometimes the kids get wrestles.  Easter is eggstraspecial because it’s usually the first get together of the year that we can step outdoors.

I made 6 cards to share today, all made with the Simple Stories Bunnies and Baskets Collection.  This is a 12” paper pack that includes a sheet of journaling cards, as well as a sheet of cardstock stickers.

The cut apart journaling cards make the perfect focal point for your cards.  Isn’t this bunny adorable?

The cardstock stickers are great for embellishing your cards.  The stickers are thicker than regular stickers.  To make them easier to work with I use my embossing buddy and powder the sticky adhesive backs.  This makes them easy to move around while I’m deciding for the perfect placement.   When I’m ready to adhere them I use liquid glue or adhesive foam squares to set them in place.

The cardstock sticker sheet even includes sentiment strips with sweet sayings.

I think the collection kit is a great value too!  All the elements are color coordinated and look at all the cards I make.  I still have an entire sheet of journaling cards and lots of paper to make more with!

There are 6 12 x12” double sided pattern papers in the pack.  I cut them down to 4x6 to make them more manageable for card making.   

I know your friends and family will appreciate the time you take to make a hand made card.  The beautiful papers and sweet images will announce the season and brighten their day!