Easy Panel Frames card for #GDP060

This week the Global Design Project Challenge feature is to CASE a designer’s sketch card. In starting out for a challenge card, I consider first the design and then the colors. Lastly I choose a stamp that will fit into the criteria and space allowed for that particular challenge.

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This card features a series of panels that create “frames” to carry the card stock color through the project. By making each unit (cardstock that has dsp cut 1/8″ smaller), we create frames to make each unit stand out from the others. This card design is very easy to follow. Here are the measurements I used, although you can set up the sizing that is best for you and your project.

card base:   4 1/4″  x  5 1/2″   ,  middle panel:  3 3/4″  x  5″ (dsp is cut 1/8″ smaller)  , inner panel: 2 3/4″  x  4″  (dsp or cardstock is 1/8″ smaller) .   The design element of the innermost frame will hang over, away from the design.


I chose the nice sketchy look to the flowers of Love & Affection stamp set. I really like the sentiments in this set! The colors of the Affectionately Yours Designer Paper were very easy to duplicate in the framed panels. I found it a quick card to make and the design lends itself nicely to a masculine card.


I created a video for completing this card, CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE, or watch below.

Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

Please visit the Global Design Project’s challenge page BY CLICKING HERE. If you are looking for an easy card design to make, this one will fit into any colorway and gives you an opportunity to customize to a specific person. Imagine neutrals for a manly card?

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Today’s card is a great idea to make a wow card and especially to get the kids involved. Great swap card idea as well, hint hint 😉   Let’s make it together!

-Jenny Hall
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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As Demonstrators prepare for OnStage in November, we will all be busily making “swap” cards. For those unable to go to OnStage, they do not get to experience the swap on a large scale. If you would like to participate in an “Across the Miles Swap”, please contact me to sign up. Here is how it will work: You will need to sign up to participate by November 15th. Once we close off the sign up date, I will contact you to let you know how many cards to make for swap. You will get back as many as you send in. If you want to swap one card, then sign up to send in one card. If you want to swap with all participants, I will let you know how many to make and that’s how many you will send in and get back. This is a great way to share your work with others and to see what everyone else is doing. I do not anticipate this swap to go too big but if it does then I will break us into groups so as not to have everyone make a ton of cards. Are you ready to join the swap? You have until Nov 15th to sign up. Let’s make it together!


Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo


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  1. Jenny – this card is beautiful! I love that you snipped a couple of the flowers and added them to overlap with the layer and add beautiful dimension to the card. The combination of colors is so soothing, and the execution of your card is perfection. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week.

    • Thanks, Brian! And thank you for lending such wonderful inspiration to fellow crafters. We all love your work 🙂 -Jenny

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