I have discovered the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I can’t stop playing with it. The Flowers For Every Season DSP is in the Stampin’ Up! 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue so it’s not exactly new, but I think I kept shipping past it because it’s 6″ x 6″. Well since I got my hands on it I’ve been determined to deal with those demons. So today I bring you not one but two projects, using just one 6×6 sheet between them.
FLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON
From the Flowers For every Season DSP pack I took one sheet of this bright daisy design.
First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the piece to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP with my Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For my card base I decided to use Thick Whisper White Card. After using my Paper Trimmer to cut and scored the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Going back to the rest of the DSP sheet I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip, then I rimmed the strip down to 5-1/4″ long. Using liquid glue I fixed the strip along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I glued a 1/8″ strip of Poppy Parade card up against the edge of the DSP. With that done I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
I now had a 3″ x 6″ piece of DSP left and I cut it into two at 4-1/4″. I set aside the 1-3/4″ x 3″ piece for later and glued the larger piece to a 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ layer of Poppy Parade Card. Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the assembled layers onto the front of my card base.
HERE’S A CARD
For my sentiment I chose “Congratulations” from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set.
Using Just Jade ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Whisper White Card. Then I glued it onto a 7/8″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Poppy Parade Card before adding it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
While my card and envelope were finished I still had a couple of pieces of the Flowers For Every Season DSP left over. So I decided I would make a gift tag to match the card.
I started with another 3/4″ strip of Whisper White Card onto which I stamped the Congratulations sentiment. Then I glued it to a 7/8″ strip of Poppy Parade Card and set it aside.
Next I took the 1-3/4″ x 3″ piece of DSP and glued that to a 1-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ layer of Poppy Parade Card. With that done I laid the sentiment diagonally across the layered DSP and with a pencil marked where it extended past the edges of the layers. Then I trimmed the sentiment along the pencil lines.
For my tag base I cut a 2″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card. Then at one end I punched an oval hole using the Detailed Trio Punch. After that I threaded some 1/8″ Poppy Parade ribbon from the All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the sentiment to the DSP layer before attaching it to the tag base.
So from one 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP I made a card, decorated the inside and the envelope, and made a coordinating gift tag. All I was left with was a 3/4″ x 3/4″ scrap which I may or may not use on something else…
STAMPIN’ UP! NEWS
The Clearance Rack has been updated with lost of embellishments, ribbon, DSP and accessories. Stocks are limited and once sold out they will be gone for good. So if there’s anything you want make sure you use my online store to place your order right away.
Starting today customers can now buy the new full-size Stampin’ Up! Cut & Emboss Machine. The mini version will be released later and I’ll let you know as soon as I have a date for that.
Also throughout September we have a new joining offer. You can still choose $165 CAD of product and pay just $135 with no delivery charges (and in some provinces no tax either). Plus you’ll also receive a code to redeem for a Paper Pumpkin kit ($30 value). But now anyone who joins in September will also receive a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love Stamp Set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace Stamp Set ($56.75 value), plus enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards.
Oh, and I could also point out that if you want you could choose to get the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as your “starter kit”. Just a thought…
For more information contact me or see my Join Stampin’ Up! page.