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Use This Easy Card Layout With Any Pretty Paper

One of my favorite ways to make cards is to use Designer Series Paper as the focal point, and just add a stamped greeting. This keeps the supplies needed small, and you can make these cards quite quickly. Today I am sharing an easy card layout that is perfect to use with any papers that you already have. But, I think you might just fall in love with the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper that I am using!

Oh my goodness….. this paper is amazing. The designer actually hand painted on large canvases and then they photographed the paintings to create the paper. It truly looks hand painted and makes beautiful cards. Simply grab your favorite greeting stamp set and add whatever sentiment you want.

Easy card layout using Designer Series Paper

You are going to love this easy card layout. And – we are using a complete 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to ensure that everything coordinates. I will show you how to cut it so that you have your large focal piece on the front, and then pieces left for both the inside of the card and the envelope.

Easy Card Layout Video Tutorial

Are you ready to create? Here is my short video that will show you how to cut the Designer Series Paper to maximize it to have enough for the card front, inside and envelope, with very little waste.

With just a few supplies, you can create this fun easy card layout. All you need is a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP), a greeting stamp set, and some coordinating card stock. I also added some ribbon for an extra special touch.

All The Details…..

easy to make wedding card

You are going to start by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper to have enough for the focal point on the front of the card, a small piece for the inside, and enough left for the envelope flap.

Make sure to watch the video to see how to cut it.

easy card layout to make quick and easy cards.  Using a card sketch makes designing so easy


  • Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Front Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Coordinating colored layer: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Inside Basic White: 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Coordinating colored layer: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • DSP inside: 1″ x 3 3/4″
handmade birthday card using designer series Paper card layout

Want to make these cards? This Designer Series Paper is an absolute MUST HAVE! It is so pretty and can be used with any greetings. It’s available in the Stampin’ Up! January-April Mini Catalog. Click the button below to see the complete list of all the products I used and then, if you’d like to order any of them – simple add to your cart!

easy card layout using designer series paper and coordinating colored cardstock

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26 thoughts on “Use This Easy Card Layout With Any Pretty Paper”

  1. Oh my gosh! I agree, these r beautiful! U do such an awesome jibe with your creativity & presentation! Thank y so much for sharing!

  2. Amazing! Only you make quick and easy cards look so beautiful! I’m meeting a friend next week for coffee & a chitchat…….guess what I’m going to give her, LOL! Thanks again for the terrific inspiration & as always no wasted time on your video, just great card making.

  3. Simple elegance! Love these cards and made up a batch to try the different papers. I don’t seem to have an email for you – I’d send you a photo of my take on these.


  4. I so enjoy your enthusiastic videos. I love it when you and Dave do cards together. I’ve done 7 volumes of your tutorials on card folds. Thanks for sharing.


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