Wednesday, October 5, 2022


Today's card uses one of my favorite layouts for showcasing Designer Series Paper.

I've made the exact same card with two different Designer Series Paper (DSP) collections to show you what a difference a simple change of paper can make.

The first card uses the Celebrate Everything DSP collection which is a host selection from the Fall Mini Catalog.

The second card uses the Textured Chic DSP collection from the current 22-23 Annual Catalog.

You can see that both use the exact same layout and elements, but the feel you get from each is quite different.  The first is more colorful and whimsical and the second is more reserved and elegant.  

Both cards use Puff Paint to add some snow on the Pine Bough.

Both cards also use the same ornament from the Decorated Pines Dies cut from Gold Metallic card stock from the Gold & Rose Gold Specialty Paper.

I did finish the inside of each card differently.  For the Celebrate Everything card I stayed with the colorful and whimsical theme that was established with the DSP.

For the Textured Chic Card, I could have done the same thing with a strip of DSP, but instead I decided to do a little stamping rather than using the designer series paper.

Which card do you prefer?   Both of these are obviously Christmas Cards, but my goal was to show you that once you create a layout, reuse it.  By simply changing the designer series paper, you can create a very different card for various occasions.  For example, you could change it from a card appropriate for a child's birthday, to a get well or sympathy card just by changing the DSP.  

Sometimes coming up with the layout is the most difficult part of making a card.  Once you have a layout you like, reuse it!  If you like this layout, download the Celebrate Everything tutorial, and keep it so you can reuse it for any occasion.

A list of Products used for the Celebrate Everything Christmas Card is shown below.

Product List


  1. Amazing how different the same design can look with different DSP! Both very cool.

    1. I totally agree. That's why I thought I'd just share both!