Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Jocelyn Olson

Before we show you Jocelyn’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

JocelynOlson-250WHi, my name is Jocelyn Olson.  My husband, two great kids and I live in South Dakota. I grew up in the Phoenix suburbs, but since high school, I’ve lived all over the country. I’m an avid papercrafter, bright color lover, digi/hybrid crafter, non-fiction book reader, and expert Polly Pocket dresser. In my spare time, I work as a consultant for states on Federal education and special education programs.

I’ve been lucky enough to work on several great design teams, including the Glitz Design Digital and Two Peas in a Bucket Creative Teams. I’ve also been published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine and CARDS Magazine. I am primarily a card maker, although I like to make all types of papercrafting projects. I keep my projects fun and often light-hearted. You can find my work can be found on my blog: Red Balloon Cards

I’m thrilled to be asked to post today, and I’m excited to be sharing a couple of cards with you!

Both of my projects today incorporate both digital and traditional elements, which I love to do. I know many paper crafters are hesitant about digital elements, but I love their versatility and not having to store as much. I often print out just the papers and elements I want to use for a particular project, and then I use them like traditional supplies.


For the Crushing on You, I printed the digital navy tag, “Crushing on…” journaling card, and the tabs and fussy cut them. I combined them with the traditional elements, like the flower ephemera, mist, washi tape, twine, and staples. For this card, I simply printed the elements—all I needed was a computer, a word processing program, and a printer.


For the Thank You, “Deer” card, I used Photoshop to combine several digital elements (the deer and trees). After printing the document, I splattered mist at the top and stamped the sentiment.

I have links to some digital tutorials and videos I’ve made under the “Digital Tutorials” on my blog. If you make a hybrid project, I’d love to see it. Please leave a link!  Thank you so much for looking!


Crushing on You
Paper: (Kraft; Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink
Specialty ink: (Opaque White Mr. Huey’s) Studio Calico
Embellishments: (flower ephemera from Close Knit) Crate Paper; (enamel dot from Kate & Co.) My Mind’s Eye; (orange stripe washi tape) Love My Tapes; (Natural twine) May Arts
Digital element:  (tag, file labels, red tape, label; “crushing on” from At the Moment collection) One Little Bird at The Lilypad
Dies: (You die) Simon Says Stamp

Thank You, “Deer”
Paper: (White) Avery Elle
Stamps: (sentiment from Messages with Flourish) Hero Arts
Ink: (Versafine Smokey Brown) Tsukineko
Specialty ink: (Opaque White, Blizzard Mr. Huey’s) Studio Calico; (Dandelion spray mist) Tsukineko
Digital element:  (deer, two trees, plaid paper from the Merry Little collection) Creashens at Pixels & Co.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Jocelyn Olson. Also, be sure to stop by Jocelyn’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).


16 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Jocelyn Olson”

  1. Amazing cards, Jocelyn, is such a unique cardmaker, her hybrid cards always have me wishing for a really nice home printer!!!

  2. Sweet cards. Fab colors and designs as always! One day I may muster up the courage to try making a hybrid card…I’m just now getting comfortable with digi stamps…haha

  3. Both of your cards are amazing Jocelyn! I love the mix of patterns and the overlapping letters in the first one! In fact, I love the whole card very much! Your second card is just so sweet! love the soft color combination!

  4. Wow these cards are just stupendous and oh so cute! I would Love to know the type of printer that Jocelyn is using? Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Glad to see Jocelyn’s feature! Her digital/hybrid work is always so well thought-out and super lovely! Congrats, Jocelyn!

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