April 11, 2023


I really love to use Designer Series Paper in various ways when creating my cards. This card shows one more way that DSP can shine.

The only embellishment on this simple card are the little faux sea glass pieces around the plant.

The plant was stamped, fussy cut, and planted in its pot.

Neutral cardstock
Cajun Craze cardstock
Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper

Plentiful Plants stamp set

Cajun Craze ink
Granny Apple Green ink

Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Faux Sea Glass Shapes

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

Add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Cajun Craze cardstock to this card base.

Cut a 1 5/8" x 2 7/8" piece of the light-colored neutral cardstock. About 1/2" from the bottom of this piece, stamp the rounded pot in Cajun Craze ink. On a separate scrap of the same paper, stamp the plant in Granny Apple Green ink. Fussy cut the plant, leaving a small margin, except at the bottom so it can rest nicely atop the pot. Adhere the plant in place.

From Designer Series Paper, cut two strips that measure 1" x 4" and two that measure 1" x 2 3/4". Using the sample card as your guide, add these strips around the edge of the Cajun Craze piece, keeping the pieces as evenly spaced as possible.

Add the plant piece to the center with Stampin' Dimensionals. It should fit just right.

Add five of the Faux Sea Glass Shapes around the plant.

Like people, plants respond to extra attention.

- H. Peter Loewer -




  1. You are so talented Linda with all of the cards you make. This is another one for the books!

  2. Such a versatile card layout. I have so much pretty paper so this is a lovely idea to pin so I can use it up.

    1. I'm so glad you can get some use out of the idea, Julie! That's what I'm here for.

  3. I believe I recognize this plant! Well done!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/04/continued-from-last-week.html

  4. Very talented and so beautifully done. I should get back to my embroidery cardmaking again. I do miss it.
    Visited you via The Really Crafty Link Party #361!.
    If interested, please hop over and come and share your posts with us at Senior Salon Pit Stop. See my entries: 20+21, and navigate to the bottom of my page for SSPS linkup, we hope to virtually meet you there.

    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't find a link on your site, but I did link up through esmesalon.com and included the party in my I Link Up At . . . Thanks!

    2. Linda, thanks for popping over to esmesalon. I trust and hope that I will be able to find your links there tomorrow.

  5. Thank you for sharing your post at SeniorSalonPitStop #257 - sorry for any confusion about the "Slabs" comment above. EsmeSalon = Slabs and SeniorSalonPitStop. Glad to have you as part of our Linky. Tweeted this one

  6. What a lovely card -- the color and simplicity are quite effective. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 61.