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SIP in Style: 9 Charming Cards from 1 Sheet of Fresh As a Daisy DSP

When it comes to papercrafting, there's nothing quite as satisfying as creating beautiful cards to share with loved ones. And what better way to sip your favorite beverage while indulging in your creative passion? In this blog post, we're going to show you how to make nine charming cards using just one sheet of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP). So grab your favorite tea, coffee, or even a glass of wine, and let's get crafting!

Nine easy #simplestamping cards with dsp banner

Supplies you will Need for the 9 Charming Fresh As A Daisy SIP Cards:

To create these nine SIP (Stamps, Ink, & Paper) cards:

  1. 1 piece of the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper (the patchwork pattern)

  2. 1 sheet of Pebbled Path Cardstock (for mats)

  3. 1 Sheet of Basic White Cardstock (for sentiments)

  4. 9 A2 size Card bases made from Basic White Thick Cardstock

  5. the Biggest Wish Stamp Set

  6. Two ink pads (Pebbled Path Classic Ink Pad and Azure Afternoon Classic Ink Pad).

And yes by doing some creative cutting of the Designer Series Paper I made nine beautiful #simplestamping cards that were ever so easy and only used minimum supplies.

Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper Introduction:

The Fresh As a Daisy 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper is loaded with happy flowers—you can't help but feel the cheerful when you look at each piece! One side of each sheet is abloom with daisies; the other side has a subtle wash design that complements any project. Plus, one sheet includes multiple individual pieces that you can cut out and use on card fronts, so creating cards is quick and easy.

This was the piece of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper that I picked to create the nine cards. I knew when I saw it that it would make the perfect SIP cards if I just could figure out the best way to cut it to get the most from it.

The Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper features the following colors; Azure Afternoon, Boho Blue, Bubble Bath, Cajun Craze, Copper Clay, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon Lolly, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, Pretty Peacock, Wild Wheat. So you have plenty of color to pick from to create beautifully coordinating projects.

How To Cut the Fresh As A Daisy DSP to get 9 Cards:

Below are the cards in order of how I cut the patchwork piece of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper. To make the most of this piece of Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper you are going to want to cut it in this order.

  1. Start at the top row where you have the Bubble Bath background piece on the left and the Pretty Peacock on the right. Cut this row completely off at 4".

  2. Then cut the Wild Wheat set of Daisies and the little blue background patten one off on the right hand side.

  3. The other two sections cut off at 4" between the two then just cut them in half between the two panels.

But you need to remove the first two sections before to make it even easier and to gain the most from your piece of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper.

9 Fresh As A Daisy SIP Cards:

After you have cut up your paper it is time to cut you card bases from Basic White Thick Cardstock. You could use a colored cardstock but that would involve more Basic White for the insides of each card. So, to keep it on the simple side I used just Basic White Thick Cardstock. All nine card bases were cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" to make nine standard A2 Card Bases.

For the first card I took the piece of the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper with the Bubble Bath colored background and the small daisy bouquet and simply added it to the top of my A2 card base leaving a broader around the top and two sides. I then stamped the thanks sentiment from the Biggest Wishes Stamp Set (which I used for all the cards and want mention the stamp set again) in Pebbled Path Classic Ink at the bottom of the card base. I then added a simple 1/4" x 4" strip of Pebbled Path Cardstock below the DSP for a little added interest to finish off this card.

Handmade #simplestamping thanks card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

For the next card I simple took the Lemon Lolly Stripped Card front piece of Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper and simply stamped the sentiment Friend in Pebbled Path Classic Ink onto it. I then matted this piece of DSP with a piece of Pebbled Path Cardstock cut just a 1/4" bigger than the card front before adding it to the card base.

Handmade #simplestamping friend card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

For the third card I added the Wild Wheat & Pretty Peacock colored piece of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper to the Basic White Thick Cardstock card base. I then stamped the sentiments Thanks in Pebbled Path Classic Ink and then Friends right below it in Azure Afternoon Classic Ink onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock. I then matted the sentiment piece with a piece of Pebbled Path Cardstock with a 1/8" border on all four sides. I added two little 1/2" pieces of Pebbled Path Cardstock under the sentiment that I cut fishtail banners into.

Handmade #simplestamping thanks friend card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

Next I used the piece of Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper with the little blue seed like patterns on it and attached it to a mat of Pebbled Path Cardstock cut just 1/4" larger than the DSP. Next I attached this to the card base at the bottom. I stamped the word Happy first in Azure Afternoon Classic Ink and then stamped the birthday greeting in Pebbled Path Classic Ink over it to finish off the card and sentiment.

Handmade #simplestamping birthday card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

For card number five: I added the block text Thanks Sentiment from the Stamp Set right to the bottom of the Wild Wheat colored piece of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper in Pebbled Path Classic Ink and matted it with a 1/8 larger Pebbled Path Cardstock mat.

Handmade #simplestamping thanks card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

For card number 6: I added the beautiful landscape pattern to the card base and then stamped the happy birthday greeting onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock. I stamped the scripted happy sentiment in Pebbled Patch Classic Ink first and then stamped the birthday in the block font in Azure Afternoon Classic Ink before cutting the cardstock piece down just a little. I then cut a fishtail banner one end and added it to the card.

Handmade #simplestamping birthday card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

With card number 7: I took the piece of Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper that had the two pattens on it and added it to a 1/4" larger piece of Pebbled Path Cardstock after stamping the hello sentiment in Pebbled Path Classic Ink. Then all I had to do was add it to the card base.

Handmade #simplestamping  hello card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

For Card number 8: I repeated the process as card 7 but I used the block hello in the Pebbled Path Classic Ink in the center of the Pebbled Patch brushstroke pattered piece of the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper. I then added the scrip font friend sentiment below it in Azure Afternoon Classic Ink.

Handmade #simplestamping hello friend card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

For the last card I took the last piece of the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper and simply added it to the card base. I then stamped the block font hello sentiment in Azure Afternoon Classic Ink and the script font friend sentiment and stamped it over the hello in Pebbled Path Classic Ink. I then matted the Basic White Cardstock sentiment piece with a piece of Pebbled Path Cardstock cut just 1/4" larger.

Handmade #simplestamping hello friend card using Fresh As  a Daisy DSP by Rick Adkins

Creating charming cards doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. With just one sheet of Fresh As a Daisy DSP and a little bit of creativity, you can make nine stunning cards to share with your loved ones. So, grab your crafting supplies, brew your favorite beverage, and enjoy a delightful afternoon of crafting and sipping in style. Cheers to your creative endeavors!

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