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One Design, Many Looks (and many many cards!)

Posted on: December 18, 2017

As I’ve mentioned before, my summer 2017 goal was to use up all my retired DSP. It’s now winter 2017 (dare I say, the cusp of 2018?) and I’m still working on this goal! It was a far bigger project than I anticipated, but I am very pleased with my progress.

As part of this goal, I stumbled onto a method that I really enjoy. When I find a card design I like, I make as many of that card as I can with the paper supply I have, until every last shred of it is gone (or too small to use). In the case of the dragonfly card that you’ll see below, I made over 60 cards with that design to use up my beautiful Succulent Garden paper.

Then I discovered that I really, really liked this layout! It’s simple enough to make multiples (many many multiples … lol) and can be used with any paper and for any occasion. In the past five months, I’ve made several different card designs with this layout, and I can’t begin to guess how many cards I’ve made in total! It’s really helping me to get through my stash … with the new annual catalogue launching in June, it would be great to have lots of room on my shelves for the new paper and supplies I am sure to buy!

Here are the measurements for this card layout if you’d like to try it.

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5″
Background (if using; as shown in “Peace, Joy, and Love” card): 4 x 5.25″
Cardstock frames: 1.5 x 5 1/8″ and 3 1/8 x 3 1/8″
DSP: 1 3/8 x 5″ and 3 x 3″ (perfect for using up your 6×6″ paper stacks!)
White or vanilla for stamping sentiment

And that’s it! I hope you enjoy this layout and that it helps you use up your stash!

Drop me a comment below and show me what you’ve created with this layout, or tell me which DSP you just can’t bear to part with! Happy Stamping!

2 Responses to "One Design, Many Looks (and many many cards!)"

[…] sampler card format that I like! The one pictured uses Christmas paper (because I’m trying to use up my stash), but you could use this layout with any designer series paper that you […]

[…] Simple DSP Layout: I’ve made HUNDREDS of cards with variations of this layout. Read all about it in this post! […]

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!


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