This quick layout to create with DSP is such a fun way to experiment!



Who has time for that??

Yes you did hear that right. That’s exactly what layouts are for!

For you to play with different colours, different stamp sets and all your own supplies using a sketch I KNOW will give you perfect results!

So you don’t have to worry about having to scrap a card and throw it in the trash.

There’s nothing to lose!

This is the cute card I came up with using the Zany Zoo DSP.

Quick Layout to Create with DSP

Why use a layout?

  1. someone (me! 🙂 ) has already done all the measuring and arranging for you!
  2. it’s a wonderful way to make quick designs
  3. your card looks different every time because you just change up the paper or stamps or dies, and
  4. you can still add your own techniques for even more WOW!


Let’s take a closer look at this layout.

Quick Layout to Create with DSP

What’s the Layout?

This is a simple layout…with loads of possibilities! Some circles, a couple rectangles and a bow (if you want to get fancy!)

I chose the Zoo Crew DSP to make short work of this design. I measured the space around the koala so I knew what size circle I needed. Although I settled on my 2 1/4″ circle punch, you could use a die as well. Then it was easy to pick two of the Stylish Shapes circles in two larger sizes to mat the cutie bear.

Once I had cut my largest circle, that’s when I decided on the size of my rectangles. It needed to be large enough to balance the circles.

And this one does! (see the size below)

Time to Play!

Feel free to use just about anything you have in your paper crafting stash to make your card. Just grab some patterned paper with large enough images you can crop circles from. Then add some coordinating cardstock and you’re ready to roll!

I love the Zoo Crew DSP for this technique but there are so many more – penguins, poinsettias, leaves, ghosts and goblins – that come to mind.

But if you really can’t find a DSP that works, stamp an image and colour it in. It will take a little more time, but will be equally sweet.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″, scrap
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP – 2 1/2″ x 4″, then larger piece to crop a circle of
  • Petal Pink – lage scrap
  • Basic White – 7/8″ x 3″ cut to whatever size your greeting is
  • ribbon – about 5″

If you’d like to start your play time with layouts using the exact same item I used, simply click here to pin, print or order to have it shipped directly to your home. Thanks so much for choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and shopping with me 🤗!

If you’ve spent a little time wandering around my website already, you’ll see I have several layouts for you to choose from to start playing. Each one is different and offers hours of creative inspiration and play time in your craft space!

I also have a class you might like to investigate since I go much more in depth on 3 MORE original layouts. It’s called The Power of Layouts for Amazing Cards!

I also swiped my Wink of Stella over the koala but it’s quite difficult to see.

Quick Layout to Create with DSP

Have fun making this quick layout to create with DSP – you really can’t go wrong giving it a try and everyone who gets your design will be WOWed by your creativity!