Looking for a new way to use your patterned paper?

Use it to make a card base and show off BOTH sides!


Happiness Hues Paper: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”

 

That way your card is pretty on the outside… and the inside!


Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5”
Daffodil Delight: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”

 

Supplies for You are Wonderful Card:
(click an image for availability, some products may be retired)

 

In this video, I’m going to show you how to make a card base with your 12×12 patterned papers!

 

Tips for Making A Card Base with Patterned Papers:

  • If you’re using a single-sided patterned paper you can use any piece you want, but if you’re using a double-sided designer series paper you’ll want to find two back-to-back patterns that look good together.
  • When you cut your patterned paper to 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, think about which direction you want your pattern to go. This is especially important when you have a paper with an obvious up/down pattern.
  • Score your paper at 4-1/4” first, or just fold it in half to make your card base.
  • Patterned Paper is not quite as sturdy as card stock so to bulk it up, you might want to add a larger piece of card stock as an insert to give the card some sturdiness and so that you have a nice place to write.

 


Pumpkin Paper: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”

Patterned papers come in so many great designs that it’s easy to find one that will work well for a card base.

 

If you’re using a double-sided designer series paper you’ll want to find two back-to-back patterns that look good together.


Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5”
Cajun Craze: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
Pumpkin Paper: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Supplies for Pumpkin Thinking of You Card:
(click an image for availability, some products may be retired)

 


Ornament Paper: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”

 

When you cut your paper, think about which direction you want your pattern to go.

 

This is especially important when you have a paper with an obvious up/down pattern like these ornaments.


Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5”
Poppy Parade: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”

Supplies for Christmas Card:
(click an image for availability, some products may be retired)

 


Happy Forest Friends Paper: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”

 

Some patterns will really make you think about where to put any greetings or main images on the front.

 

This cute paper could be used for a baby card, birthday card, or for many other occasions but when I saw the bear I just thought he was waving “Hey there!”


Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5”
Old Olive: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”

Sometimes you just want to leave lots of space to write a message on the inside.

 

Supplies for Hey There Animal Card:
(click an image for availability, some products may be retired)

Go grab a piece of double-sided patterned paper and make a card base with it. And If you liked this idea, you’ll also want to check out this post…

 

How to Show Off BOTH Sides of Your Pretty Paper on a Handmade Card

 

Happy Stamping!
Jessica

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