Today I'm sharing some cards I've made recently, all using the same layout. The first one of these I made was a bear. I saw something similar online or in a Paper Crafts magazine and when i tried to make one, I wasted a TON of designer paper. I tried to make each of the 4 big sections individually and just could not get it figured out. I tossed it aside and decided I could not make this card in class--it used too much designer paper!!
One morning as I awoke, I realized this card was MUCH simpler than I was trying to make it. (Perhaps our dreams really DO help us solve problems.)
To make the card, cut two rectangles of your designer paper, 4" x 3". Layer those onto white card stock that is cut 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" so you have a border all around. Affix those to the card as shown below, letting the parts of each hang off.
These two are in Turquoise and Old Olive. These two show you that it doesn't matter which side you put the dots and stripes on. They are reversed on the turquoise one, but it works just as well.