Use Sewing Tools to cut Ornate Garden Designer Paper for Card Design

Daisies are one of my favorite flowers… when I saw the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper with the pretty daisy designs on some the prints they instantly became the papers I wanted to use for my swap cards.

I love the simplicity of the design with the single daisies scattered through the 12″ x 12″ design.  

Note: Usually when I design a card using designer paper, if the print is large I use larger pieces of the paper for card designs, if the design is small I use smaller pieces of the paper for card design.  Both types of card designs will showcase the beauty of the papers.

I wanted to cut the paper into small strips but with the placement of the daisies they would be cut off and/or placed far apart.  I realized if I cut the designer paper on an angle, the daisies would not be cut plus they would be closer together on the strip.

If I turned the paper on an angle I could use my trimmer to cut the ends of the paper, but not the center of the 12″ x 12″ paper. If I use some sewing tools (long ruler, cutting mat & rotary cutter)  I could cut the whole sheet (see below video for tips).

Tip: Don’t worry about the width of the strips when cutting.



♥ Stamp Set: Ornate Thanks (149471 –  photopolymer) 
♥ Ink: Old Olive (147090) 
♥ Cardstock: Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
♥ Paper: Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Paper (152488)
♥ Ribbon: Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (152479)
Tools / Misc: Ornate Layers Dies (152726), Stitched Rectangles Dies (148551), Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder (152725), Stamparatus (146276), Paper Trimmer (152392), SNAIL (104332), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579), Long Ruler, Cutting Mat & Rotary Cutter


Old Olive Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4”, 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ for Ornate Die, Strip for matting designer paper

Whisper White Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″, 3-3/4″ x  5″ (for inside), 3″ x 4″ (for rectangle die & template) 

Designer Paper: Cut strip 4″ long

Ribbon: 10″


1 – Cut strip of Designer Paper to 4″, then mat to 4″ strip Old Olive Cardstock that is 1/4″ wider then designer paper. Adhere to 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock embossed with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to front of  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Old Olive Cardstock folded in half on 4-1/4″ score line, crease with Bone Folder.

2 – Cut 3″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock with Stitched Rectangle Die, then stamp outside sentiment image using Old Olive ink & Stamparatus. Adhere to center of Ornate Frame cut from 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ Old Olive Cardstock using Ornate Layers Dies. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals. Attach bow with Mini Glue Dot.

Tip: If you are not using Stamparatus, stamp image first then cut with Stitched Rectangle Die.

3 – Stamp inside sentiment on 3-3/4″ x  5″ Whisper White Cardstock, then adhere to inside of card.

Click here to download printable project sheet with instructions & dimensions for this project.    

Check out my video below for assembly tips .

Note: My videos are unedited and may contain bloopers (misspoken words or technical errors).

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♥ Terri’s April Stamp-a-Stack Card Packet contains materials for three greeting cards using Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper. All materials are cut and ready to stamp & assemble (use your own adhesive, stamps, inks & *tools).
* Additional tools needed: Bone Folder (102300)
Tailored Tag Punch (145667) & Banner Triple Punch (138292)
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One Comment

  1. I agree with you about daisies. I carried them and bridesmaids had them in their baskets for our wedding 50 years ago!
    Thanks also for the tips for the DSP and card samples. Can’t wait for mine to arrive on Monday!☀️??

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