When you need to make a card but you're short on time, printed paper can be an fast, easy way to add color, patterns and images to your creation. And with double-sided paper, you can use just one of the prints or mix them together, like I did on this card:
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake cardstock; Fresh Prints Designer Series paper (DSP) Stack
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pool Party markers
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, pearls, Dimensionals
The Fresh Prints DSP Stack is 4-1/2" x 6-1/2", so half of one sheet (4-1/2" x 3-1/4") is the perfect size for the background of an A2-sized card. Better yet, while you're at it just make two cards of the same design and use the whole sheet of DSP. Then you'll have an extra card ready to go the next time you need one.
After I cut the sheet of DSP in half for this card, I cut a 1" strip off one side and flipped that piece over before adhering the DSP to a 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I covered up the seam in the DSP with a piece of Pool Party ruffled ribbon. (I remembered after the fact that the blue color in the DSP is actually Coastal Cabana, but Pool Party also coordinates beautifully.) I adhered the panel to a Real Red card base, added a pearl in each corner and adhered a stamped and punched greeting over the ribbon. To make this card perfect for any occasion, you could replace the birthday greeting with a fabric or punched flower, a large button, or another embellishment.
And that's all there is to it. If you would like to see more cards with this layout, check out my July 22, 2012, post titled "Christmas color flip." Thanks for stopping by!