As you know, I love creating quick & easy cards with Designer Series Papers (DSP). Today I want to share a project using just one sheet of DSP from the Petal Promenade pack. In this pack are a few sheets that at first glance may be a bit intimidating. But don’t be afraid to cut your Designer Series Paper! This package of paper has some gorgeous designs that are actually photographs of flowers, and a few of them are designed to easily be cut, add a greeting, layer onto a card, and BAM–quick and easy (& gorgeous) cards!!!
All you have to do is cut these “frames out” and you are ready to make some quick and easy cards. There are 3 larger “frames” and 6 smaller ones. I just used my trimmer and cut right at the end of the image to cut all of them out. You could, if you want, leave a little border around, but I liked the look of the flowers being right on the edge.
Don’t Be Afraid to Cut Your Designer Series Paper
After I cut out all the little frames, I just started looking through all my stamp sets to find greetings that I liked and that would fit. To keep it simple, I stamped them all in Mossy Meadow.
Next I came up with a simple card design for the 6 smaller frames. When the frames were cut out, they were about 3″ x 3″, so I cut some 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ squares of coordinating colors of cardstock to layer them to.
Each card was then made with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Very Vanilla for the base, with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla that I embossed using different embossing folders.
Abstract Impressions Stamp Set
The first 2 cards use greetings from the Abstract Impressions stamp set. This is a great 2-step (actually 3-step) stamp set. I struggled taking photos that would show both the beauty of the card plus the stamp set I used for the greeting, so you get 2 pictures of each card!
In this photo you can really see the embossing on the Very Vanilla layer. This is the TUFTED embossing folder! I also used the Very Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle ribbon on all 6 of these cards. One of the things I really like about this ribbon is how easy it is to tie a bow in and it’s really soft and doesn’t add bulk. These cards will be easy to mail without any additional postage!
The next card uses the Hexagons folder. Another great one to use with any stamps and card designs!
Enjoy Life Stamp Set
The greeting for the second card is from the Enjoy Life stamp set. This is my first time using this set, but I am sure you will see more cards to come. The words are perfect for so many people and reasons! The Very Vanilla layer on this one is embossed with the Subtles folder–this my new FAVORITE. When you don’t know what to do to add just that extra little touch, this is the “go to” embossing folder. As the name implies, it is subtle, but it totally changes the card! I think you can kinda see the embossing in the below picture. Its just so hard to capture in a photograph.
Healing Hugs Stamp Set
For the next card I used a greeting from the Healing Hugs stamp set. This is a new set I just got and I can’t wait to make (and share) lots of cards with it. But for today, I am just using the “get well soon” from it because it fit so perfectly in the floral frame.
This card uses a brand new embossing folder that will not be available until September 5th in the Holiday Catalog, but I know you will absolutely want to purchase this one. It’s called Tin Tile!!! WOW WOW WOW is all I can say about it!!! Here is a better picture so you can see the detail of the embossing.
Like I said at the beginning of this rather lengthy post, I simply grabbed all different stamp sets that had greetings in them that I liked. You don’t have to always just use a whole stamp set, look at them with fresh eyes when you are just looking for a greeting for the cards you are making!
This time I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Again, I can’t emphasize enough, any and all embossing folders will look awesome with this simple, but elegant, card design.
Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set
To finish up the six smaller frames, plus move into the 3 cards I made with the larger frames on the paper we are using, I chose the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for the greetings. Again, perfect words to use, even without the images in the stamp set.
The card with the smaller frame is embossed with another new folder that will be in the Holiday Catalog called Swirls and Curls.
3 More Quick & Easy Cards With Petal Promenade
The sheet of Designer Series Paper had 3 of the larger floral frames that I used to make these 3 cards. Again, I kept the cards super simple. Once I cut out the frames, they measured about 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, so I cut layers of Mossy Meadow that were 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″. Each was then just layered onto a card base that was 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Easy Peasy. The card bases are Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, and Petal Pink.
Besides the Dandelion Wishes Stamp set, I also used Calls for A Celebration and Friendly Conversation. Both of these sets have FABULOUS WORDS in them that you have seen me use several times already.
Wow, This Post Got Long
I know these ended up long, but it’s really just showing 9 different cards all from one piece of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper plus 2 simple card layouts! Again, don’t forget to look at your stamp sets for different greetings, even when not using the other images in them.
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