The 5 Minute DIY Card Tutorial

Make a DIY Card in Less Than 5 minutes ~

Every stamper should have a "go to" card, one that is so easy to make you can whip it up on a moments notice!

Does that ever happen to you? You're almost ready to go out the door and then "oh dang, I need a card".  This is the card that will enable you to just throw one together and still be on time! 

Here is a quick tutorial for the card: 

Cardstock: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Scored @ 4 1/4 

DSP: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4  (or rectangle die cut.  I used a rectangle from Color & Contour dies )

1 Focal Point, stamped, cut & colored ( I chose a flower from Color & Contour stamp set )

White Scrap: to stamp sentiment ( or die cut sentiment such as the one I used ) 

White Cardstock: 4 x 5 1/4 ( inside panel )

Dimensionals or glue


I used a texture stamp ( splotches ) to add a little color to the inside panel and then attached the inside panel to the inside of the card, as pictured below. 

Attach the DSP to the front of the card using dimensionals. You can attach it straight crooked, or any which way you like!
I chose a bit of a slant.

Next, attach the focal point ( in this case the flowers ) to the front of the DSP panel using dimensionals. 

Attach the stamped greeting to the card front, again in any position you choose! 
I chose the bottom left corner. 

In the spirit of "no naked envelopes ", stamp a few splotches on the envelope for a beautiful coordinating envelope. 

Pop it in the mail and send it to someone Amazing!! 

Here are a few variations of this card to show how versatile this card technique is. Use any paper, any focal point, and sentiment!
I use the gorgeous coordinating papercraft items from Stampin Up as I love how everything matches from the cardstock, DSP, ink, ribbon, right down to the bling! 

For this one I used the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set and Punch for the Deer. 
Isn't it adorable! Just a beautiful Christmas card and so easy to make a lot of them quickly! You will be finished your Christmas cards and roasting chestnuts by an open fire! 

Just a few more! 
Aren't they pretty! 

Next tutorial I will show you how to take this same card technique, and a few different cuts, for a card just as quick and easy! 
That way all of your cards won't be the same.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.
If you have any questions about this tutorial, or any of the products used, or if you would like to join my creative team ~ just send me an email at

Thanks for having a peek! 😏
As Always,
The Paper Artist