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How Paper Cards Are My Go-To for Quick and Easy Card Making

Using a piece of scrapbook paper is a great way to make paper cards in minutes. It’s a craft idea that makes a great gift too. It. all starts with a 12 X 12 piece of DSP.

Sometimes it’s so hard to cut up that pretty paper, but why keep it? Use it to make some beautiful cards to send to people to brighten their day.

For these paper cards I used designer paper that is double sided and used one side as the frame and the other as the focal point.

The highlight of these paper cards is the designer paper. Stampin’ Up! has some of the prettiest papers on the market. We are using the ‘Hand-Panned’ DSP with a fun frame card layout. What I love about this card design is you get to show both sides of the coordinating paper!

Paper Cards Made Fast | Video Tutorial

Learn how easy it is to make these fun frame cards that will help you dig out all the designer & scrapbook paper that you have been stashing and put it to great use! You will be creating in minutes with this fun design

To make these paper cards you start with cutting out a center of the designer paper.

If you don’t already have the Stitched Rectangle Dies, you might just want to add them to your next order. They are a “must” in my card making tool box.

Do you need to make a gift for someone? This card layout would be perfect to make a set of cards with a variety of greetings to give to someone as a special gift.

You can use the scrapbook paper with coordinating cardstock for your paper cards.

Card Measurements

All of these cards simply use an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock for the card base, then a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper.

Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the frame as I show in the video.

This is the perfect design to create with any papers and just add the greeting of your choice. All the greetings on my cards are from the BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM stamp set.

Card Supplies

My list of supplies is quite simple for this card. Just click the button below to view it and order any of the products you may want.

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These paper cards would make a great gift.

I hope you liked the paper cards today & you’re inspired to use some of the papers you have. If you fell in love with this beautiful new paper you can order it!

As always, if you have any questions, make sure to let me know. I am here to help you in any way that I can.


24 thoughts on “How Paper Cards Are My Go-To for Quick and Easy Card Making”

  1. Love this idea to use both sides of designer paper. Simple, but pretty. Thank you Jackie for all the inspiration. You are great to share.

  2. Oh my, Jackie, you do an amazing job teaching in your videos! Love the framing tips and all the card layouts.
    Thank you for sharing your talents…I’m going to try this technique today!
    Stay cool,

  3. A set of these beautiful cards would make a lovely gift. I appreciate how you explain the “why” behind your procedures and techniques. Thank you.

  4. Ah! Love the simplicity AND beauty of this card! Also, thanks for the tip on how to use too large dies on a sentiment, Nifty!

  5. And once again Jackie hits it out of the ballpark! Such lovely cards and another terrific how to video. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, your videos are the best because you do not waste my time, you get right to how to make a card. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, I’ve been trying to use DSP a lot more in my cards, since I am a DSP hoarder.

    • I’m so happy that the ideas I share help you out. I do my best to be quick and to the point. Have a stamp happy day!

  6. Like this simple layout for getting lots of cards done quickly and they are lovely. Thank you for your guidance and great tips.

  7. I needed a quick last minute gift so decided to give these cards a try. I had so much fun making them! They were super fast to make and were beautiful!! I honestly don’t think a bad card could be made using this gorgeous paper. Thank you, Jackie!!

  8. Hi Jackie love your simple but beautiful cards. Just wondering if we can still buy the Stitched Rectangular Dies? I’m in Australia & can’t seem to find them.

    • The Stitched Rectangular Dies is now a retired product, so you may be able to find them on a resale site. But there are some similar dies available like the Radiating Stitches or Stylish Shapes.


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