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Make the Most of Double-Sided Paper

The thing about double-sided patterned paper is… How do you choose which side to use?

Especially if you love both sides!!?! Oh the decisions.

That’s why I thought I’d share some card ideas with you today that feature BOTH sides of a piece of double-sided paper!

Cards with Double-Sided Paper

Now this won’t work with every piece of double-sided paper because you really need both sides to look good together and that isn’t always the case.

However when both sides look good together, all you need to do is fold up a bit of the paper to showcase both patterns!

Dinosaur Birthday Card

One way to feature both sides is to just fold up about 1″ of the double-sided paper. Easy peasy & did you notice I said “about 1 inch”? No exact measuring is required. Just fold it up!

To add a little extra to this card I wrapped a piece of black twine around 3 times and tied it in a knot around all 3 twine layers so that it would spread out at the ends but all meet at the knot.

Another option is to fold your paper up at an angle to show a triangle of the back pattern. Pin the corner into place using an enamel shape, brad, button, punched or die-cut shape… or anything else you can think of. Maybe even an eyelet! (Does anyone use those anymore?)

Measurements for both cards:
Basic Black card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Patterned Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Tips:

  • Stamp your greeting on the white base piece first, then hold your double-sided paper over top of it. That way you can fold up enough of your paper to make sure you can see your entire greeting.
  • As you are folding your double-sided paper use a bone folder to give it a good crease.
  • Tape down the paper you’ve folded up. Even if you are adding ribbon or something to hold it in place.

Your turn! Go grab a piece of double-sided paper, fold up a bit of it and make a card.

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