Sometimes it’s a bit challenging to know exactly how to layer for stunning cards!

You ask yourself, “do I have enough on my card?”

Or more often, it’s “have I got too many things layered on my card?


In fact it’s usually “is there just too much on here and I might have to pay extra postage because it’s bulky and overdone?!”

How about we figure out the right balance in today’s live replay?

First let’s take a peek at the card we made together.

how to layer for stunning cards
Layer without the bulk for great cards!

Five layers!

Can you believe it?

Why do These Layers Work So Well?

  1. We stayed with just a few colours,
  2. The only thing with Stampin’ Dimensionals is the greeting label,
  3. It’s a mix of layers…the card itself, our DSP, vellum, ribbon, label, Star Trinkets,
  4. We have tons of texture between the gold leaves and the embossed vellum and the trinkets, and
  5. They are all “similar” graduated shapes (well except for the star trinkets).

For a totally different card idea with 5 layers, take a peek at some colourful card making with dies and DSP.

You may have missed this set of stamps in the Holiday Mini Catalogue.

It has 3 sweet designs that are a mix of words and images.

Although my live video participants were going for the Ho Ho Ho, I had “insider knowledge” and thought “Tis the Season would work well on our card.

Let’s see my tips for layering up this card!

How to Layer for Stunning Cards

Sorry I wasn’t able to get this loaded into YouTube as I normally do for you. But you can take a peek at the replay here.

Measurements & Supplies For You

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Very Vanilla Thick – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Shining Brightly Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla – about 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (cut with the Countryside Corners die)
  • Night of Navy & Gold 1/2″ ribbon – about 6″
how to layer for stunning cards
Different layering options add tons of visual appeal without costing you more for postage!

Make a Card Just LIke This One

If you want to make this design with the same supplies as me, just click here to pin, print or order the items for your own stamp supplies. Thanks so much for choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

Here’s the samples I made in advance. One to showcase a different focal point besides a coloured in image (the Hallowe’en BOO!) and a much more cheerful and colourful one.

Which one do you like the best?

Click here to leave a comment.

I hope you can see the tons of variety you can achieve by switching up each of the elements. Fun, elegant, whimsical, serious, celebratory. There are so many versions you can make using this layering idea.

Play with your layers, add some vellum and ribbon and see how you can save at the post office now you know how to layer for stunning cards!