May 9, 2023


Every once in awhile, Stampin' Up! makes cardmaking really really easy with some of the papers in their packs of Designer Series Paper. The DSP I used for today's card is just one of those instances. 

The sheets I'm talking about are those that have identical horizontal designs facing one another. Thus, all you have to do is cut the piece in half horizontally and trim to 4" x 5 1/4". This way you can get SIX cards from a single piece of 12" x 12" DSP. Even though the designs vary slightly, each and every section makes a truly lovely card.

As you can see, once you have your 4" x 5 1/4" piece, just add a bit of ribbon with a bow, a coordinating card base, and a simple sentiment.

Although you probably wouldn't need it, here is a tutorial to make a simple card like this one.

Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (from the past Sale-A-Bration. Did you get it??)
Old Olive cardstock
White cardstock

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Hello die
Old Olive Ribbon

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

About an inch or so from the bottom of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of  Designer Series Paper that has a mirror image design, wrap a length of 1/4" Old Olive ribbon around, fastening the ends on the back with tape. From the same ribbon, fashion a small bow. Adhere this with a Glue Dot to the far left side of the wrapped-around ribbon.

Adhere this completed panel to the Old Olive card base.

From whtie cardstock, die cut a small sentiment. Attach the sentiment to the right side of the ribbon with small dots of glue along the back center of the word. 

Because you know what happens when you say "hello" or "good morning"? 
You make a connection. 
And isn't that what being human is all about?
- Philip Rosenthal -




  1. Yes, sometimes those DSP's are just too pretty to cover up in any way. Is it odd that I often feel like I'm cheating though when I make cards like this? LOL They're just too easy.

    1. I know what you mean. But, I feel that, with as labor-intensive as so many of my cards are, I deserve a break with an easy one once in awhile.

  2. A beautiful card!


  3. What a gorgeous card! This should be framed for sure!
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  4. I have seen your bird drawings Linda, I thought for sure you painted this scene. It is beautiful! Simple and beautiful! You always showcase such wonderful cards.

    1. Thanks, Cara! I don't really have any painting talent. Wish I did!

    2. Thank you! That is so sweet of you to say!

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  6. This is a perfect card for spring -- very pretty! Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 65.

  7. Hi Linda, I love everything about this card - it is just bursting at the seams with beautiful flowers! Congrats - you are one of my Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday #570 at Create With Joy!