The best thing about stamping is you can make it as easy as you want or as complicated as you want and both can look beautiful. I tend to lean more towards the similar cards, often called CAS cards which stands for clean and simple. Sometimes you may have lots of time to make a card with lots of stamping, die-cutting, embellishments, and coloring. Sometimes you don’t.
I let this beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper do all the work for my card today. This paper is just gorgeous with twelve beautiful designs that work perfectly for a CAS card. I just adhered a 3.5″ x 4.75 inch of the DSP to a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and a Pretty Peacock card base. I stamped the sentiment from a new stamp set called Many Mates in Pretty Peacock ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut it out using a new set of dies called Tasteful Labels. Then I cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock using the same die and then took a larger label and cut around that. The smaller die cuts out stitching both inside and outside of the cut so if you look careful you can see the stitching on the Pear Pizzazz piece as well as the Pretty Peacock piece.
Another great thing about Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper is it has two different designs on each side so I used the other side to make another CAS card that I will show you later. Even though it is the same paper, they look totally different. Stampin’ Up!® has some beautiful, new Designer Series Paper in the new Annual Catalog.