Clean & Simple Card Template

We are keeping it easy today! I’ve got a lovely clean & simple card template design to share with you. Today’s template utilizes Designer Series Paper so it is a great template to use when you want to plow through your paper stash!

Beauty of the Earth DSP and Beauty of Friendship & Forever Fern Stamp Sets

Take a look at the video tutorial for putting this template together and download the pdf for your files. Here are the dimensions and supplies needed for this template:

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

•3 1/4” x 1 1/2” Basic White CS or a neutral color 

•2 3/4” x 5″ patterned paper 

•3” square coordinating patterned paper 

•Scraps for accent images

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Having a template is helpful because it gives you a starting place for putting a card project together without having to make it up on your own. This template is driven by the pattered paper, there are multiple ways to “step-up” this template to make it more fancy.

The 4 best ways for stepping up a simple card:

  1. Add background stamping to the card front.
  2. Layer the patterned paper on coordinating cardstock.
  3. Add texture to a layer using an embossing folder.
  4. Add embellishments to the focal point/sentiment.

Compare these two versions of the template. The one on the left is the basic version and the one on the right has been stepped-up using background stamping and layering the DSP on cardstock.

The next two versions show the stepped-up versions utilizing more texture with an embossing folder (on the left) and extra embellishments on the focal point (on the right)

One you get started on this template I promise you will easily have a bunch of cards ready to get in the mail to all your favorite people. I couldn’t stop creating until I had tried most of my patterned paper. A completely satisfying crafting experience!

Product List

Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Tailor Made Tags Dies


Beauty Of The Earth 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Forever Fern Bundle (English)


Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials


Linen Thread


Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad


Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Don’t forget that throughout the month of July until August 2nd there are 9 packages of Designer Series Paper on sale at 15% off.

Happy Stamping, Robin

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