Blog Post (Just Paper –And a Little Embellishment

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Scientist’s Art. Today we will be making 6 simple cards just using paper and few embellishments. There are many templates around what is called “One Sheet Wonder” that makes the most out of a sheet of designer series paper (A.K.A. DSP). In this example we are using the Tropical Chic DSP (available until May 31 st ) and the coordinating card stock (Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, and Shaded Spruce). If you are watching my video I call Shaded Spruce – Tranquil Tide…mmm I wonder if I am becoming color blind.


When making these cards I embossed many of the mats in the Subtle Embossing Folder. I used stickers and ribbon I had in my stash and tried to keep the cards a simple and low cost as possible. If you would like directions to these 6 cards please send me an email at cbradleybecker@gmail.com. Hope you have a great weekend and make it a tropical escape even if its in your craft room

Happy Day Flamingo

Happy Birthday Flamingo

Base: Blushing Bride: 5.5”x8.5”; score at 4.25”

Mat: Blushing Bride Mat: 5.25”x4”; emboss in subtle folder; adhere to front of card.

  1. Use 3” square and make a green 3.25” mat. Layer.
  2. Adhere ribbon around bottom of square and tie knott bow and adhere with glue dot. 
  3. Adhere square with dimensionals to front of card.
  4. Use stickers to decorate as desired.

4 Panel Card

Base: Blushing Bride 5.5”x8.25”

Mat: Tranquil Tide 5.25”x4”; emboss in subtle folder. Do not adhere until ribbon is attached. 

Mat: Blushing Bride 5”x3.75”; emboss in subtle folder. Adhere to green mat.

  1. Adhere ribbon around mat layer and then attach mat to the front of the card.
  2. Use the 4: 1”x1.5” pieces of DSP. Make 4 green mats: 1.25”x1.75”
  3. Adhere 4 panels with dimensionals in a square pattern.
  4. Use glue dot to adhere small bow to front near panels.
  5. Use stickers and other embelishments to decorate as desired. 

Three Square Card

Base: Granny Apple Green – 5.5”x8.5”

Mat: Tranquil Tide 2.5”x5.5”

Mat: Blushing Bride: 2”x5.5”

  1. Adhere two mats together and then adhere ribbon to front of card.
  2. Use 3: 1” squares and mat with green mats: 1.25” square; adhere with dimensionals.

Decorate with stickers and embellishments.

Doily Card

Base: Granny Apple Green – 5.5”x8.5”

Mat: Blushing Bride – 5.25”x4”; emboss in subtle folder

  1. Attach mat to card front
  2. Cut doily in half and glue to front of card.
  3. Use 1.75”x3” DSP and create green mat 2”x3.25” and layer; use dimensinoals to adhere over doily edge. 
  4. Decorate with stickers and embellishments as desired.

Base: Granny Apple Green – 5.5”x8.5”

Mat: Tranquil Tide – 5.25”x4”

Mat: Blushing Bride – 5”x3.75”

  1. Use 2 DSP Pieces: 1.5”x2.25” and make 2 green mats: 1.75”x2.5”
  2. Layer mats. Adhere 1 rectangle to card;
  3. Adhere ribbon to card mats over rectangle.
  4. Adhere 2 rectangle with dimensionals to card base.
  5. Tie bow and adhere with glue dot.
  6. Decorate with stickers and embellishments as desired.