Two different cards from Peaceful Place DSP!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which will show you how to make two distinctive cards from one sheet of the Peaceful Place DSP! I absolutely love the designs from the Peaceful Place DSP and whether you want to keep it a monochromatic card or add a splash of color, it’s so easy to do either one! I know that some of the designs can seem to be overwhelming, by that I mean sometimes you can look at a sheet of DSP and wonder just how you can use it all up without taking away from the design. So, this is the perfect opportunity to show you how I used one design to easily make two different cards using the whole 12” x 12” sheet!

To start, I first cut this 12” x 12” design at 1 ½” along the right side for a 1 ½” x 12” strip, I cut the top section at 3 ½” (from the top) for a 3 ½” x 10 ½” strip, and then cut the remaining piece into three 3 ½” x 8 ½” layers. The first card will be a slim line card using the three 3 ½” x 8 ½” pieces of DSP:

The base layer is a piece of the silver (or lightest color) foil from the Silver Foil Specialty Paper cut at 3 ¾” x 8 ¾” and the next layer will be the DSP cut at 3 ½” x 8 ½”, which will be adhered on top of the silver foil:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. I used a bow maker to make a triple bow from the Black & White Gingham Ribbon. If you do not have a bow maker, I will show you two alternative ways to use the ribbon.

2. Use the third smallest scalloped Layering Circle Die to die-cut from the middle of the base layer silver foil sheet.

3. On Basic White cardstock, heat emboss the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts in silver embossing powder and use the second smallest Layering Circle Die to die-cut out. This sentiment die-cut will be adhered to the above silver foil die-cut scalloped circle.

4. You will need two of the 3mm and one of the 4mm 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in Polished Pink, not pictured.

The base layer for this slim line card is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 8” x 9” and scored at 4” along the 8” side. I first adhered the silver foil base layer and the DSP layer to the cardstock card base, adhered the die-cut sentiment pieces centered at the top, used glue dots to adhere the triple bow ribbon underneath, and placed the Polished Pink jewels as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 8 ¾”, stamp the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts in Basic Gray ink, and I cut the 1 ½” strip of DSP in half, for two ¾” x 12” strips, and then cut it along the 12” side at 3 ¾”, which the ¾” x 3 ¾” strip is adhered along the bottom:

Here are a couple alternatives for the ribbon, the first one I folded a piece of the ribbon in half, tied it into a bow, and trimmed the ends. For the second card, I just simply tied the ribbon around the DSP and Silver Foil into a knot and adhered the layered sentiment over the ribbon, I also used Fresh Freesia Jewels instead of the Polished Pink Jewels:

I used my own envelope to fit the slim line card* and used snowflake stamps from Snowflake Wishes in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate inks. *FYI-slim line dies and envelopes will be coming out in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog!!!!!!:

For the second card, the base layer is Basic White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut the 3 ½” x 10 ½” piece of DSP into three 3 ½” x 3 ½” pieces, using one for each card.

2. Cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” piece of Balmy Blue cardstock, which will be layered under the above DSP piece.

3. You will need two of the Wonderful Snowflakes.

4. On Basic White cardstock, heat emboss the same sentiment from the slim line card in silver embossing powder and die-cut out with the second smallest Layering Circles Dies.

5. You will need two of the 6mm and one of the 4mm Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, not pictured.

Adhere the cardstock and DSP layers to the embossed base layer, adhere each Wonderful Snowflake in opposite corners, dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment, and place a 6mm gem in the middle of each snowflake and the 4mm in the O in JOY. This completed piece is adhered to a Balmy Blue cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts in Balmy Blue ink, and cut the other ¾” x 12” strip of DSP into three ¾” x 4” strips, adhering one of the strips along the bottom:

For the other two cards with this design, I used Misty Moonlight cardstock and the Night of Navy blue gems:

For the coordinating envelopes, I stamped the large snowflake in either Balmy Blue or Misty Moonlight inks and the smaller background snowflake stamp in Smoky Slate ink:

Isn’t this a fun and easy way to not only use a whole sheet of DSP, make two different designed cards, and really let this beautiful DSP do the work for you? Now you have six more cards and coordinating envelopes ready to go!

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