Perfectly Perpendicular Patterned Paper

It’s time for a new card template, and this one will knock your socks off! This layout is another great way to use up lots of patterned paper to make cards that fall together very easily. Let’s walk through the design elements of this template.

  • Utilizes 3 pieces of Designer Series Patterned Paper
  • The pieces are attached perpendicular to each other
  • Can be straightforward and simple or stepped-up!
  • This template is designed to work on a horizontal card
Template #6 – Perfectly Perpendicular

Download the pdf for your files here and watch the video tutorial for this project.

Papercrafting Playdate #34 replay of Facebook Live Oct. 3rd, 2021

 Supplies Needed

• 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock base, scored at 4-1/4”” 

• 4” x 5-1/4” patterned paper #1

• 1-3/4” x 4-1/2″ patterned paper #2

• 2-1/4” x 3-1/4” cardstock or patterned paper #3

• 3/4” x 2-1/2” Basic White or patterned paper

• 4” ribbon

Step 1: Attach the 4” x 5-1/4” patterned paper  #1 to the card base.

Step 2: Attach the 1-3/4” x 4-1/2″ piece of patterned paper #2 on the front of the card base over the first piece of patterned paper, centering it vertically and horizontally. 

Step 3: If desired, stamp on or decorate the 2-1/4” x 3-1/4” piece of patterned paper/cardstock.  This piece is main decorative focal point of the card front.

Step 4: Attach the  2-1/4” x 3-1/4” patterned paper #3 or cardstock vertically (perpendicularly) over the second piece of patterned paper.  The top and bottom of this piece should be spaced equally from the edges of the card front. Place it towards the left (or right) side of the card front leaving  1/4” of the 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” piece showing on the left.

Step 5: Stamp a greeting sentiment on the piece of 3/4” x 2-1/2” Basic White or patterned paper.  Attach this piece towards the right side of the card front along the bottom edge of the 1-3/4” x 4-1/2″ patterned paper #2, AND overlapping focal point piece around 3/4”. This piece should be popped up with dimensionals.

Step 6: Tie ribbon in a knot and attach at a point where all the pieces intersect.

I’ve created a set of three cards for each package of Designer Series Paper that I am featuring with this template: Beauty of the Earth DSP, Tidings & Trimmings DSP, Harvest Meadow DSP, and Cute Halloween DSP. Links to the papers and stamp & dies bundles are below.

Beauty of the Earth DSP with Pretty Pumpkins Bundle

Tidings & Trimmings DSP with Tidings & Trimmings Bundle, Sparkle of the Season Bundle, and Christmas Season Bundle

Nature’s Meadow DSP and Sparkle of the Season Bundle, and Wildflower Bundle

Cute Halloween DSP with Cutest Halloween Bundle and Sparkle of the Season Bundle

Product List

Pull out some of your coordinating patterned paper and throw together some of these perfectly perpendicular cards! Enjoy-Robin

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2 Responses to Perfectly Perpendicular Patterned Paper

  1. Ceresa Beason says:

    Thank you so much for this template and the opportunity to use up some scraps and DSP. Love your cards.

  2. Judy Culli says:

    Another winner template! Yeah. Can’t wait to make some. You make my stamping so easy! Thanks!

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