Use Your Paper Stash With Panel Cards!

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Thanks so much for stopping in today. I have a serious question for you. Are you hoarding designer papers? Do you have a box full? A shelf full? A closet full? If so, it’s time to use those papers! Today’s card ideas are a great way to use those beautiful printed papers to make quick and simple cards.

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Panel Cards Video

To see today’s projects and make a simple panel card along with me (with no measuring I have to add!), watch along here!

What Is DSP?

Below I’ll be using the abbreviation DSP. Sometimes I get asked what this stands for. I try not to use this abbreviation often because not everyone knows what it is, but now you will know that DSP stands for designer series paper. That’s all. I’ll use this below when sharing measurements, so I wanted to make sure you know.

Panel Card Samples

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

I love creating panel cards. There are so many different ways to create them, and I want to share a few below. For each one, you can find the measurements of the panels shown. All cards use a card base that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

One Panel Card

Pretty simple right?! Mat: 4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Featured DSP: Pattern Party

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Two Panel Cards

Panel size: 2″ x 5 3/8″ To make smaller DSP to lay on top: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″

Featured DSP: New Horizons

Featured stamps: Grassy Grove

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Mat: 2 1/2″ x 4″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″

Featured DSP: Expressions of Ink

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Three Panel Cards

Panel size: 1 5/8″ x 4″ To make smaller DSP to lay on top: 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″

Featured DSP: Heart and Home

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Mat: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP: 1″ x 5″

Featured DSP: Gold and Rose Gold Specialty Metallic and Pattern Party

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Quadrant Card

Panel size: 2″ x 2 5/8″ For paper with a ‘scene’ like this one, begin with DSP measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut in half on the short edge at 2″ and on the long edge at 2 5/8″ to get four pieces measuring 2″ x 2 5/8″.

Featured DSP: Flowering Fields

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Panel Card With No Measuring

Keep in mind that the panels don’t have to fill the entire card, such as the sample shown below. If you struggle with measurements, I encourage you to watch along with today’s video to see how I created this panel card without worrying about measurements!

Featured DSP: You’re a Peach

Sentiment Tags

I have to mention that most of the tags on today’s cards came from my favorite tackle box full of tags, where I have them pre-made and organized by occasion like birthday, sympathy, etc. I created these using the amazing Many Messages bundle that allows you to create 19 tags by stamping only once and cranking through your Cut & Emboss Machine one time with one die. It’s life-changing.

Make hundreds of tags in minutes with the Stampin Up Many Happenings stamp set and coordinating Messages die!

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Here are the designer papers I used on today’s cards.

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Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

There are so many other ways you can cut paper to create your own panel card designs. Will you try some today?

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6 Replies to “Use Your Paper Stash With Panel Cards!”

  1. TerryS

    Always nice to see some reminders of how to use up those left over pieces of DSP. Have you done a video on using the Many Messages bundle? I’d love to see your expertise in using it. Thanks!

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  2. Mary from NH

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you very much for sharing all of your cards. I love that you used the DSP that you have sitting around. I have a huge amount of DSP that I need to use in my making cards. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful yet easy cards to make. I intend to visit your video.

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    • Anna Helman Post author

      Hi Mary, you’re very welcome! I’m glad these ideas can help you. Thanks for following along with the things I share 🙂

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