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!
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!