September 10, 2023


I'm sure everyone has had the experience of needing a card quickly, one that you maybe don't already have in your prepared stash of cards.

At times, Stampin' Up! makes it super easy to whip up a really attractive card with little time and effort. One of the ways they do that is with some of their Designer Series Paper designs. My card today is exactly an example of that.

Incredibly the floral oval on this card is just a small portion of a single sheet of DSP. Yes, just by cutting the sheet into six pieces, you get the perfect sizes to add to a card front.

To fill in the empty oval area, I stamped a single stem of a carnation in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Stampin' Blends.

At that point, I added a bow tied from woven braid and quickly stamped "thank you" in Mossy Meadow ink, die cut it, and added it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here is a tutorial (which you probably don't actually need) on how to make this quick and lovely card.

White cardstock
Rich Razzleberry cardstock

Inspiring Iris stamp set
Wildflower Path stamp set

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Mossy Meadow ink
Stampin' Blends in: Light Rich Razzleberry and Light Mossy Meadow

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Ornate Frames Dies
Mossy Meadow Braid Trim
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals

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

To this card base, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

From the Colors in Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (from Sale-A-Bration), cut one of the oval sections to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". To the center of this piece, stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink the carnation from the Inspiring Iris stamp set. Color it as you wish. I used Stampin' Blends in the aforementioned colors.

On a scrap of white cardstock, in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp your sentiment and use an appropriately sized label die to cut it out. With Stampin' Dimensionals, add the sentiment to the lower portion of the oval of flowers.

From Mossy Meadow Braided Trim, create a bow. Use a glue dot to adhere it above the sentiment label. Trim the ends to an angle and to a length that enables the ends to drape over the sentiment a bit.

Simplicity is the trademark of genius.
- Robin Sharma -





  1. That does sound like a perfect solution for a simple/quick card. It is just lovely too!