The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so beautiful. The problem is you can only show one side at a time on a card. I think these collar cards are a great way to show off both sides. Have you seen these collar cards around? They can go by other names too. They are very easy to do.
I saw the idea on Pinterest and using the Butterflies from ‘Watercolor Wings’ on a card on a forum I am on. Both are great to show the colours.
I am not going to give you exact measurements for your cards of how to make them. Really you can make them any size you want. You have your standard base card, then the card mat which I have in Very Vanilla. This is slightly smaller than your card base. Then the DSP is slightly smaller than that. It depends on how wide the border you want too.
(OK if you are metric the base is 14.8cm x 10.5cm. The mat is 14.4cm x 10.1cm and the DSP is 14cm x 9.7cm).
I have used the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack. On your DSP measure along on the long side and mark a point half way. Cut in to your DSP piece by about 5cm (2″). Then fold back each piece to angle the paper and press to along the score line to crisp the fold. See too easy!
On the Very Vanilla piece I stamped the sentiment. The one on the left is from ‘Best Birds’. The one on the right is ‘Vertical Greetings’.
For these butterflies: The one on the left is stamped in Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Emerald Envy. The one on the right is Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Sweet Sugarplum.
Isn’t it great to be able to see both sides of the paper. 🙂
Have a great weekend. I hope it is a stamping weekend for you.