Card Making with Designer Paper

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you’ll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The first set of 5 projects features all the 2020-2022 InColors!

I’ve used two of the patterns from the 2020-2022 InColors for these 5 cards. These first three cards use the “woodgrain” pattern from the pack of 2020-2022 InColor designer paper pack. I think this pattern also looks a bit like ripples or water.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

This first card is made with Just Jade cardstock, ink, and designer paper.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

This next card is made with Misty Moonlight cardstock, ink, and designer paper.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The last card in this set of 3 is made with Magenta Madness cardstock, ink, and designer paper.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set is a two-step stamping step.

The floral image you see here is heat embossed with white embossing powder. There is a second image stamped over the top to provide some dimension, depth, and contrast with the white flowers. The sentiment comes from the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set and is also heat embossed and attached with dimensionals.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

These next two cards use a different pattern in the 2020-2022 designer paper pack. This pattern looks like ‘jeans” material to me. I think it’s enough of a subtle background to work for this design but it’s a bit busier than the first paper.

This card is made with Cinnamon Cider cardstock, ink, and designer paper.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!
Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

This final card in my first set of 5 is made with BumbleBee cardstock, ink, and designer paper.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

Here’s the full set of 5:

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

For your reference here is a graphic showing the Building Blocks of my Design Process.

Sometimes getting started with a design is the hardest part. By providing “building blocks” to describe my process, I hope it will help you to get started creating and making projects with more ease.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

To show the versatility of card making with designer paper, I just had to create some more designs!

I adapted the layout from the first design with just three small changes. I made the focal piece smaller, changed the orientation from landscape to a portrait style card, and moved the sentiment up to the top of the focal piece. These next two cards are made with the In Good Taste designer paper.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The designer paper used here has a very subtle texture making it super easy to work with. I chose to stamp in black ink as an alternative to the white heat embossing. However, the sentiment on this first card is heat embossed with silver to go with the black and gray color scheme and add a pop of shine.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The second image is stamped with Smoky Slate ink to add depth to the flowers.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The basic gray background layer is dry embossed using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

The focal piece for this next card uses the backside of the paper used in the previous card. Obviously, there’s a lot more going on in the background with the stacked stone design.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

Here are a few close-ups so it’s easier to see and appreciate the details.

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

I just adore this stacked stone designer paper! This is just one of the many gorgeous patterns in the In Good Taste Designer Paper Pack!!!

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

In case you don’t know, the In Good Taste Designer Paper and several others are on sale this month for 15% off!!!

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Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

Here’s my pair of cards with the In Good Taste Designer Paper. Do you have a favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects today and will do some card making with Designer Paper yourself!

It can make the design process so simple and fun!

Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you'll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes!

You’ll find dimensions and a complete supply list for these projects at the end of this post. Plus, check out my Facebook Live video for all the details and tips that may not have been included in this post.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

2020-2022 InColors Cards

  • Card Body (2020-2022 InColors): 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • 2020-2022 InColors Designer Paper Focal Piece: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White Focal Backing: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Sentiment Piece (2020-2022 InColors): 5/16″ x 1-7/8″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

In Good Taste” DSP with Stacked Stones Card

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Gray Dry Embossed Piece: 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″
  • Basic Black Focal Backing: 3-3/16″ x 4-3/16″
  • In Good Taste Designer Paper Focal Piece: 3″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Sentiment Piece: 3/8″ x 1-1/2″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

In Good Taste” DSP with Gray Background Card

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Gray Dry Embossed Piece: 3-13/16″ x 5-1/16″
  • Basic Black Focal Backing: 3-3/16″ x 4-3/16″
  • In Good Taste Designer Paper Focal Piece: 3″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Sentiment Piece: 3/8″ x 1-1/4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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