Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper
Do you have a stash of designer paper? If so, check out these Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper. So many times, we can be timid about cutting that beautifully printed paper. But trust me, I have a few simple layouts that will put you at ease to create some beautiful greeting cards with the designer paper that is collecting dust. 

I have many pictures below of finished cards with three different styles of designer paper. The layout that I am about to share is perfect for most designer papers and all occasions. 
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Video To Share Some Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper 

This video is longer than most of my videos, but I wanted to share a selection of layouts. So, instead of sharing a once-by-one design, it is all in one video. All layouts are basic and perfect for creating all occasions greeting cards with designer paper. 
UPDATE 8 am MDT: The last 4 minutes of the video I lost sound SORRY 

One Piece Of Designer Paper Layout 

This section of cards is the most simple one that I share today. Of course, the top layer is designer paper with some elements, but we don’t need many elements when creating excellent designer paper. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

Most of the cards are the exact measurement. I will list the measurement but more that some could vary by ⅛ of an inch, but overall the measurements are the same. 


  • Card Base 8 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼ or 11 x 4 ¼ score at 5 ½ 
  • Cardstock layer 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜ 
  • Designer paper top layer 4 x 5 ¼ 
  • The banner under the frame from Natural Print Dies 4 x ½ could be broader or skinnier.

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

The frames for the greeting are all frame die from Natural Prints. The card below the frame is folder ¼ in the back. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

I bet many of you will agree that when we have beautiful prints like these, we don’t need to do much to get the wow effect. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

This card above I stamped on the Sun Prints designer paper. 

One Layer Split Reverse 

The following selections of cards are the exact measurements then the card but cut at about 1 ½ or 2 inches and flip a section to get the two prints. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

The top cards are with the Sun Prints and below with the Boughs Of Holly. The landscape or portrait layout works perfectly for the split flip of the designer paper just, depending on the pattern of the paper. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

Mixing Two Print For Split Flip Layout

These two cards use two different prints of 5 ¼ x 4 cuts at 2″ and then mix the two papers. See the green strips on with the poinsettia, which is the holly print’s portion. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

Strips Layout 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

The strip layout also can be in the landscape or portrait style. 


  • Card Base 8 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼ or 11 x 4 ¼ score at 5 ½ 
  • Cardstock first layer 4  x 5 ¼ 
  • Cardstock first layer 3 ¾  x 5
  • Designer paper top layer strip of 1 ½ x 4 ⅞ and 2 x 4 ⅞ 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

The banner for the greeting is part of the Label Me Lovely Punch. I share how to create this in the video. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

The card with the Sun Prints and the little branch element are part of the Natural Prints dies. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

This card at the top is a strip of Sun Srint Designer paper left from another project, but it is an excellent layout for a used scrap. I stamped on the middle layer. 

3 x 5 ¼ Diagonal Layer 

The diagonal layout is simple but with that extra wow factor. All is explained in the video. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper


  • Card Base 8 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼ 
  • Designer paper 3 x 5 ¼ 
  • A strip of card stock 2 of 6 x ½ 

Left Over Scrap 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

So often, when creating with designer paper or cardstock, we have some odds size leftover paper after finishing a project. My best advice is to place a piece of about 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜ card stock and lay out the scrap on the cardstock until you get a pattern you like. It is no wrong way to create with scrap paper. Check these two cards. 

The top card is three strips of 4 x 1 ½. I have ½ inch gap between the first strip and the second it gives me an excellent section to add the frame for the greeting and some bling. It doesn’t have to be equal between each section. When it is ununiform, I say it adds some character. 

The card below is two pieces of 2 x 2 ¼ and one at 1 ½ x 2 ¼. 

Easy Card Layout With Designer Paper

Wow, there are lots of samples to create with designer paper. Did I inspire you to cut that beautiful paper? 

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