I set a goal to use my retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) before buying more (it’s a work in progress!). This inspired me to make several cards with just one sheet of my Fitting Florets Designer Series paper. I made several cards and still have a leftover piece for another card.
The first card uses the DSP as the entire card base. I fussy cut the matching flower in the middle from another area of that sheet and added it to the front with dimensionals. My stamped greeting is from the Charming Sentiments stamp set on Basic White, layering it on a Balmy Blue tag. I added some loops of a retired twine underneath the tag and popped the entire tag up with dimensionals.
Inside, I added a Basic White die cut from the Stitched Rectangle dies to write a note to the recipient. The DSP makes it such a beautiful card.
For these 2 cards, I CASEd this idea from Melinda at “Its a Card Knock Life”. I loved her idea to quickly use my DSP scraps. All you need is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of DSP; then cut it in half length-wise. Carefully tape them back together with either Washi tape, removable label tape or painters tape. Lay two matching, but different size dies (circles, rectangles, squares or any shape) centered over the taped cut and die cut them. Carefully remove the tape from the pieces. Using 2 card bases of coordinating colors, adhere half of the large pieces to the left or right side of the card. Then add your shape cutouts.
You can make them identical or alternate the sides like I did. Either stamp your greeting directly onto the card, or create a tag depending on greeting size. Again I used the Charming Sentiments stamp set. I added a white twine triple bow to each one. Super quick and easy!
For my third card, I used a more traditional layout with a Berry Burst frame under my DSP piece. I stamped the greeting with Berry Burst ink on a Blushing Bride tag, and made another triple bow from retired twine and added it with a glue dot to the corner. A simple, but gorgeous card. And I still have some of this one DSP sheet to use on another card!
I love the look of these cards, especially the first one that uses the DSP for the entire card base rather than traditional card stock. I love this idea so much, I am going to make more of my cards with a DSP card base. Great way to use all my DSP, and have gorgeous cards. What do you think? Have you tried doing this? Let me know.
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