Using Patterned Paper to Make a Card in Minutes

Friends Are Like Seashells | Simple Card Making Ideas

Using Patterned Paper in card making allows you to make quick and easy cards in minutes. I love using Patterned Paper because I let it do all the heavy lifting for me in terms of color!

Seashell card in yellow & pink using the Stampin' Up! Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set

For this beautiful handmade Birthday Card, I combined the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Suite of products. Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy for us when we use a Suite because everything is coordinated – the stamp set, the patterned paper, and the embellishments. Card making doesn’t get much easier than that!

I also used one my favorite products – the Cut & Emboss Machine – to add a bit of embossing and die-cutting. This step is optional – you can cut your own cardstock instead of die-cutting it, but I do think it adds a bit of pop!

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IWhat makes this card so special is the gorgeous paper used. The colors are simply gorgeous and all you need to do is add a sentiment. The paper does all the heavy lifting for you! Here’s how to make this easy card:

Supplies Used On This Project

Project Measurements

  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scrap for die-cutting
  • Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock: 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

Project Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of Basic White Cardstock to 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4” and fold at score line to create your base card. 
  2. Cut a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of the Ombre Sand & Sea Designer Paper and run through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the 3D Seashells Embossing Folder. 
  3. Wrap the White Crinkled Ribbon around the Designer Paper & tie into a bow.  Adhere to base card.
  4. Run a scrap of Basic White cardstock using the 1-1/8” x 2-1/8” rectangular Stitched So Sweetly Die.
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto the White die-cut piece using Blushing Bride ink.
  6. Cut a 1-1/4” x 2-1/4” piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and layer the White sentiment piece onto the Blushing Bride piece; adhere to base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals so that it overlaps the Ribbon.
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Seashell card in yellow & pink using the Stampin' Up! Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this papercrafting tutorial.   I hope you are inspired to create and send cards.  I love sharing how to make cards here on the BZBStamper blog and I can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

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