January 7, 2023


I send my deepest apprerciation and kudos to Jessica Taylor for sharing the wonderful technique I used in this card.

Stampin' Up! is well-known for their exquisite Designer Series Papers. There are so many times that I really love BOTH sides of a single sheet of DSP. Therein lies a huge problem. Which do I choose for my project? Or should I even cut it up at all and rather hoard it in my ever-growiing stash?

Well, Jessica in her wisdom, has solved the problem somewhat. She shares a technique she has coined Rip and Flip, in which you can enjoy BOTH sides of the paper in a single project!

Even if you decide to add to your stash, you can get away with parting with only a small portion of a lovely piece. In using your DSP in this way, you will need a piece that measures a mere 4" x oh, maybe 5 3/8". Then stick the rest of the sheet away.

A closeup of the meshing of the two sides of a piece of beautiful Designer Series Paper.

Even though it's a really easy technique to try, here is a tutorial on how to accomplish this look.

White cardstock
Poppy Designer Series Paper

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Happy Birthday die
Basic Pearls (to dot the "i")

Yes! That's ALL you need to make this easy card!

This is honestly the EASIEST card you will ever make, but still looks like a million bucks!

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a piece of gorgeous Designer Series Paper that looks good and coordinates well on BOTH sides. This piece should measure 4" x 5 3/8".

Holding this piece of DSP, tear off a section -- being sure to tear TOWARDS you. I tore off about an inch and a quarter. The reason you tear towards you is so you get that wonderful white torn edge.

Now, flip the torn-off piece over and add these two pieces to the card base, overlapping them a bit and keeping the white torn edge showing..

From white cardstock, die cut a small greeting. Add this to the smaller torn portion.


Joint undertakings stand a better chance 
when they benefit both sides.
- Eurpides -




  1. What a nice effect!
    Thank you for sharing your talent at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/sunflower-seed-bread.html

  2. Oh my gosh; that is so easy! I often have a hard time picking which side to use... and do tend to hoard my DSP a lot.

    1. Welcome to my club, Joanne! I love this technique!

  3. That turned out to be a beautiful, unique card. - Margy

  4. Thank you for sharing the process on this beautiful card.

  5. Pretty card! I was recently reading that Pantone's Color of the Year for 2023 is magenta -- these poppies appear to have the bold magenta tones in them. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 48.

    1. Thanks, Carol! Yes, the pop of magenta makes the colors more refreshing.