September 24, 2022


Have you ever had a sheet (or two) of Designer Series Paper where the images are so huge that you hesitate to use it for anything at all because the grand scale of the images would completely overwhelm whatever you wanted to create? Besides, when you cut the sheet into a smaller size, for example, 4" x 5 1/4", all these beautiful images are reduced to pieces of images. 

The only way I can see to get around this situation is to . . . yes! Fussy cut the beautiful oversized images.

To create this set of six cards, that's exactly what I did. One fine summer day, I sat on my deck with a sheet of this DSP, which, by the way, came from a Sale-A-Bration pack, and snipped away. Ah. Bliss. 

After I'd finished the fussy cutting, I wasn't sure how I wanted to use these lovely floral stems. But, following are the photos of what I finally came up with.

I'm actually not a crafter who combines two very different Designer Series Papers, but I happily discovered that it really worked in this case. The two papers are from the same set of DSP. 

Die cutting the putple layer gave the Rich Razzleberry it that lovely stitched line. Adding a bow made from thick white baker's twine and attached with a mini glue dot gave me an easy-to-put-together set of cards.

I purposely didn't add a sentiment to the card because they can be used for almost any occasion, and I figured that that can be addressed on the inside of the card. 

If you get your hands on a piece of Designer Series Paper with oversized images, how do you work with it? Or do you just add it to your paper stash?


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  1. Replies
    1. Aw, thanks, Joanne! The flowers themselves are so lovely, thus it's easy to make nice cards.

  2. I really like how the flowers pop right off the page in these cards. Also, the soft colors are so lovely.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays 35.

    1. Thanks, Carol! I thought the flowers were all so lovely that this is the only way I could honor them.

  3. I love fancy cut cards although I try to avoid cutting whenever possible because it hurts my fibro-tinged fingers. But beautiful job on these and congrats - you are one of my Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! :-)

    1. Oh! So sorry about your fingers! I have severe arthritis in my hands/fingers, but so far, fussy cutting is still very doable. I am so relieved, because I don't know what I'd do without fussy cutting! Thanks in advance for the Feature!