How to make three handmade cards using patterned paper

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Today I will be sharing with you how to make three handmade cards using patterned paper and products from the same suite, which in this case is the Magnolia Lane Suite from Stampin’ Up! 

But before anything else, let me tell you that today I am participating in a blog hop with fellow card makers and we will be showcasing you cards with the theme of Flowers! so if you love flowers you will surely enjoy this blog hop!! 

How to make handmade cards using patterned paper 


Let it go! and cut your paper! 

So as I was mentioning before,  I wanna take the opportunity to share with you a few tips on making handmade cards using patterned paper. You know I love the designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper and if you are like me, you might have as well a room full of DSP!!! 

You love admiring every single sheet you have and fear to cut it! cause you love all the designs and can’t part with it.. 

I know I am that way, and in the past I would not cut my precious paper! However for the past couple of years I changed my view and decided to hoard no more paper! lol 😂 and actually use it..

At the end of the day, every year there are tons of new paper that get released, and therefore there are tons of paper I want to buy.. But I cannot get more paper in my house if I don’t use it. So you can see my dilemma right? what a pickle? lol 🤣 And this was the reason why I decided to cut my paper and start making cards with it!


Why using patterned paper in your handmade cards?

As I started to incorporate more patterned paper into my cards, I discovered that making cards got even easier and faster to make!! Seriously!!

Using the paper will help you by getting:

  • Instant inspiration from the paper you cut 
  • Color combinations,  and if you are using Stampin’ Up! it gets super easy to make the card as everything is color coordinated! 
  • Cut outs from the DSP that work as embellishments, so you might only need to add sentiments to your card, and as simple as it sound the card turns out amazing 
  • Ideas to Mix and match sheets from the same paper pack to get stunning cards just with the beautiful designs on the sheets

 I hope by now I have convinced you to jump ahead and start using your patterned paper when making handmade cards!! I know you will see how easy this gets! give it a try!  I promise you, you will not regret it! 

So with all this said, lets see how to make these cards! 

how to make handmade cards using patterned paper

These cards were made using Magnolia Lane suite from Stampin’ Up! which as you can see it is stunning! I love the magnolias and the different ways you can use this collection to have flowers on your cards!!


The designing process when making handmade cards

I will share here a few steps I take to make handmade cards in an easy way!

  1. Select a designer series paper or paper pack of your liking and from it select the sheets that call your attention
  2. Using the colors from those sheets select a color combo you want to use for your cards – TIP: I typically pull out a piece of cardstock for each of the colors in the paper pack and put them together to see which ones would be well together
  3. Pull out stamps or embellishments that coordinate with the paper pack you selected. Note: If you use a full suite, then this step is super easy as everything coordinates. 
  4. Look for sketches to select layouts you want to try for your cards
  5. Make the cards and have fun with it!


In the following sections I will be providing more information regarding the cards showcased in my post today. 

The Color Combo

So following the colors on my paper I selected the following colors for my cards

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White 
  • Petal Pink

Handmade Card #1

sketches to play       how to make handmade cards using patterned paper

For this first card you can see that the sketch is an easy one to follow. I really encourage you to start with easy sketches without many layers, this makes it easy to replace the pieces with the elements from the paper pack you are using. 

You will notice that I mix and match the designs on the DSP, and you can see how nice it looks just with the paper. I added a simple sentiment and a flower that I colored with alcohol markers. Very easy to put together and I feel like it has a wow factor.. 

Handmade Card #2

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For the second card you will see again a simple sketch. Now for this card, i used the DSP as the background for the flower I added.  Again you can see how I just added a flower I put together using the dies from this collection and a sentiment at the bottom. 

Even though the card is very clean in its design it has an elegant look and it was again supper easy to put together. See how the patterned paper is helping the cards to look great! 

Handmade Card #3

sketches to play      how to make handmade cards using patterned paper

And for this last card, I love the sketch, same as the past two, this one is as well very simple, very clean!

You will notice on this card that I use the patterned paper for the embellishments. These two flowers were from the designer series paper. You can cut them with scissors or with dies, in my case I use the dies, but if the DSP does not have a coordinated die set, you can use scissors.

I love, love, love cutting elements from the designer series paper, this makes the card even easier. As you can see I only stamped the sentiment and that was it, yet the card looks amazing If I say so myself 😉

Magnolia Lane Card Class

If you liked the cards in this post you might want to check the Magnolia Lane Card Class on my PDF Store, this class will show you even more examples on how to use your patterned paper for more cards that you can recreate over and over with any paper pack you have! 

You can read more about this class here 



The Video Tutorial 

As usual here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these cards, I give you the measurements, tips and tricks on how to make each of these cards.. Please note that this video is long as I show you how to make all three cards in this video. 😁 

If you are interested in the full supply list you can click here to download it


The Blog Hop Line up

Remember to visit all the blogs participating in this blog hop! I know you will love to stop to every single of them as all the projects are super cute!  you can go to the next blog by clicking on the button below or on the links below with the full line up!

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Angie McKenzie

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Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Vicki Milyard

Alejandra Gomez – You are HERE 😉

Kaylin Krawczyk

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Jackie Lawless

Narelle Fasulo

Sue Allen

Sandra Mastello

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

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14 thoughts on “How to make three handmade cards using patterned paper”

  1. Hi Allie, these are all great cards but I don’t have the Magnolia bundle so I’m going to use the idea using the Daisy bundle and thank you so much. Hugs Anne

  2. Lovely way to make some quick, gorgeous cards, indeed. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us again this month! xx

  3. Lovely way to make some quick, gorgeous cards, indeed. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us again this month! xx


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