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The "Cut & Flip"

This is one of my favorite quick & easy card design templates! Inspired by a card I saw that was made by Jackie Bolhuis, it takes advantage of the great design offerings of all the Stampin' Up double-sided Designer Papers. It's been a staple make and take at beginner workshops because it's such a great way to highlight our great papers and our stamps to use as the focal point -- either plain old bold stamping or as you see in the second sample, a watercolored focal point.

I call it the "cut & flip" because you start with a 4" by 5 & 1/4" piece of double sided Designer Paper. You cut it into two pieces that measure 2" by 4" and 4" by 3 & 1/4". Now you flip the smaller piece and use that contrasting side as the top of your background layer and the larger piece as the bottom, with both layered onto the card color of your choice, in this case SU's Bashful Blue. I like to cover the "seam" between the two papers with either a narrow strip of card stock or a pretty ribbon.

The focal point image on the Father's Day card is a Vanilla layer that's 2 & 1/4" by 1 & 3/4" layered onto a piece of Chocolate Chip CS that's 2 & 1/2" by 2". This is a great size for many word images and makes them a focal point -- I added a few stamped and punched out flowers to the Spring Showers designer paper scheme. Designer_pap_wc

On the Happy Birthday card, the focal point is stamped with Nice and Easy Notes (still one of my fav SU stamp sets that I've had for 10 years!!). The Whisper White layer is 2 & 3/8" square layered onto a 2 & 1/2" Cocoa square. I love the Petal Patch designer papers which are from last year's catalogs -- but not available right now. I'm still hoping they re-appear in the next new main catalog.

I'll be redesigning this idea with the great Paisley set and matching papers from the SU Spring Mini that starts March 1. Like I said, quick and easy -- but always a pretty card. I know you have LOTS of designer papers so have some fun making these in other patterns.