144 Cards!!!

Sep 6, 2017 | Uncategorized | 20 comments

The cards shown above are three of the Make and Takes that I got to make on the Thailand Incentive trip.  I love their simplicity but also love that they really showcase the beautiful Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  

It seems like so many of us – myself included – don’t want to use our Designer Series Paper – we hoard it!  Well, I have vowed to use more of this gorgeous paper and want to share a quick tip with you! 

Need 12 cards really quick?  Cut your 12 x 12 inch paper in 3″ widths – from left to right.  Then cut these strips 4″ high.  You will end up with 12 pieces of designer paper – just the size to create the cards above. 

If you really need a lot of cards, you can cut the entire package of designer series paper into 3″ x 4″ pieces and have enough pieces to create 144 cards

Here’s a card we created at my recent Holiday Catalog Open House.  I took the Make and Take idea above and just added a little more color and layering.

I love this acorn pattern paper from the Painted Autumn pack. 

To create this card, I used products from the Painted Harvest bundle found on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog.

 Here’s how this card went together:
My card base is Early Espresso – cut 4″ x 11″, and folded in half. 

I cut the designer paper 3″ x 4 ” and then layered it onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock cut 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  

I punched a leaf with the Leaf Punch and vellum cardstock. I used a small strip of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped my greeting and created a banner by using the Triple Banner punch. 

I attached the leaf to the back of the banner and then wrapped this with a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon, attaching to the card front with dimensionals. 

Such a quick and easy card, and like I said, I love how it showcases the beautiful Painted Autumn designer series paper.

Here’s another similar card – using a different paper from the Painted Harvest dsp. 

Of course you can use this idea for any designer paper – and I am going to do just that!  I’ve listed the supplies used in this card below with clickable links to my online store.  I’d sure be thrilled if placed an order in my store!

To see all of our current Designer Series Paper Offerings in my store, please click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!  



  1. Muffins Mama

    Thanks, Laura. I never thought of a package of DSP that way! And the layout is a classic… works for anything and everything! TFS!

    • Laura

      Hi Mary- good to hear from you!

  2. Rachel Jolley

    Two utterly gorgeous cards! Tfs

    • Laura

      Thanks, Rachel!

  3. gael g

    What shunning cards. I am so ready for fall.

    • Laura

      Me, too! Thank you!

  4. Anonymous

    Wonderful cards,I love them.

  5. Colleen Severyn

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  6. Nancy Kelley

    Hi, Laura! I love the paper you used for these fall cards. It was fun to try it at your open house and kick off my favorite season! Thanks again for the darling sunflower bag-what a nice surprise!

  7. Erin N.

    I love this method. It inspires me to make a stack of cards and use the paper I have collected!

  8. Colleen Severyn

    Love these fall cards!

  9. Mad About Crafting

    I love the idea of cutting shapes out of vellum. I must try this very soon with my Christmas cards.

  10. Libby Blake

    It's always good to be reminded about how to make the MOST out of all the beautiful Stampin' Up papers! Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Laura

      Thank you!

  11. Dawn

    Acorn paper is adorable!

    • Laura


  12. Unknown

    144 cards, certainly is a lot of cards. These are lovely.

    • Laura

      Yes it is!! Thanks, Tammie!

  13. Julie H

    I love these cards! Right in time for fall.

    • Laura

      Thanks, Julie!


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