Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper

I just love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden paper!

The truth is that my first design with this layout was made with the Magic In This Night designer series paper, which is the product suite that also includes the gorgeous Black Glitter Paper and Metallic Mesh Ribbon you see here. I love the original design (which you’ll see later in this post), but at the time I was working on my designs for my upcoming clubs and needed to use a designer paper with more neutral patterns and colors. Today’s clean and simple cards with the Peony Garden paper were the perfect match for what I needed.

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

The Peony Garden designer paper pack includes the colors, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, and Smoky Slate. I’ve used the Petal Pink and Gray Granite paper patterns to coordinate with the Gray Granite sentiment piece and really only used the subtle, small patterns. There are other patterns with larger images too which might also look very pretty with this design. This is one of the two variations I made.

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

What really makes this card is the lovely central panel with the sentiment, which is stamped on one of the Tasteful Labels dies. For this version I simply stamped the sentiment in black ink but for the second version I did something a bit more special.

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

Below is a photo of the backside of this central panel. I’ve simply cut my mesh ribbon down the center and attached it to the backside of the Basic Black card stock with dimensionals.

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

This next version of my card uses two different patterns of the Peony Garden designer paper.

I love the floral pattern in this top piece of designer paper!

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

Plus, I’ve made the sentiment shiny to coordinate with the bling of the glitter paper, mesh ribbon and rhinestone jewels.

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I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

These next two cards are actually my original versions of this card layout. I just love to remake card layouts with different products!

As mentioned earlier, these two cards were made with the Magic In This Night suite of products including the Magic In This Night designer series paper, Black Glitter Paper, and Metallic Mesh Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too! Magic In This Night paper used here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden paper!

I love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden Paper! Use this simple, elegant layout with other designer papers too!

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Project Dimensions:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 4-1/4″ x 11″
  • Peony Garden (or Magic In This Night) Designer Paper (Large): 3″ x 4″
  • Peony Garden (or Magic In This Night) Designer Paper (Small): 2″ x 4″
  • Basic Black Sentiment Backing: 1-5/8″ x 4″
  • Black Glitter Paper: 1-3/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Gray Granite (or Pretty Peacock or Cajun Craze) Cardstock scrap for Sentiment

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