March 18, 2023


Here's a quick and easy way to make a card without too much thinking or planning. The secret is to make use of Designer Series Paper.

With white cardstock as your card base, as well as on the sentiment label, all you need is a bit of coordinating cardstock and a bit of bling. And maybe ten minutes. Ready?

White cardstock
Pool Party cardstock (or any color that coordinates with the DSP you've chosen)
Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (page 87, Mini Catalog)

Sassy Salutations stamp set 

Coastal Cabana ink

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Festive Pearls (page 83, Mini Catalog)
All That Dies (page 64, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals

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 Designer Series Paper to 2" x 5 1/2".

Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 2 1/2" x 5 1/2". Adhere the DSP and the coordinating cardstock together. Add this piece centered onto the white card base.

In coordinating ink, stamp a greeting onto a scrap of white cardstock. Use one of the label dies from the All That die set to cut out the sentiment.

Use the two small flagged pieces from the same die set to cut two pieces from the colored cardstock. Add these two flagged pieces to the back of the sentiment label so equal amounts extend beyond the edges of the label.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add the strip on the card about 1 1/4" from the top of the card.

Add a Festive Pearl, or whatever piece of bling you'd like, to either side of the stamped sentiment.

In case you ever foolishly forget, I am never not thinking of you.
 - Virginia Woolf -




  1. That's pretty! I like the colors - springy!
    Thanks for sharing at

  2. A very pretty card showcasing some lovely DSP!

    1. Thanks, Joanne! Yes, I love using DSP for doing most of the work!

  3. Such a pretty card. I did try card making once but I found it really time consuming. I'd have loved to have been able to have created something so pretty in just 10 minutes.

    1. Thank you, Anne! Although this card took only about 10 minutes, it is definitely the exception. Usually it takes me around an hour and a half to design a card. My Easter cards are taking me forever.

  4. Beautiful card Linda! How do you come up with all of these design ideas? You always have such beautiful ideas! Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday.

  5. That is a lovely card. Our oldest girl who lives up the street from us and is recently widowed, bought a circuit machine so I am hopeful we can make cards together soon. Our youngest girl lives in Western NY but she has the circuit and she makes lots of wonderful creative crafty gifts. Our middle daughter lives with us and her husband here and she is simply just talented too. She once made paper flowers from old book pages. They are so lovely and I don't think I have the patience for it. Thank you for sharing all the items used in making your lovely card. I belong to an encouragement group and we send lots of cards. I need to get back to hand making them. Thank you for inspiring me.

    1. My sincere pleasure for being able to inspire you -- the purpose of my blog. I loved hearing about all the papercrafting talent in your family. Thanks for sharing all that with me!

  6. What a pretty card! It has a calming and soothing aspect due to its colors and design. I think it would be equally appropriate for either a male or female recipient. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 57.

    1. Thank you, Carol! I agree with the male/female recipient; either would work.