Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate patterned papers. I’ve tried various brands but I’ve not found any quite like Stampin’ Up! Their normal Designer Series Paper (often referred to as DSP) is fairly thick with designs on both sides. Sometimes though they’ll create ‘Specialty DSP’ like Joyous Noel with foil accents in some of the designs. The Tea Room Specialty DSP is different again as it’s much thinner than their normal DSP, more like copy paper. While it’s not suitable for making boxes, it’s still great for backgrounds and envelopes as today’s simple Sunday project shows.
I began with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder, before attaching a layer of Pumpkin Pie Card to the front.
On a strip of Whisper White Card I used Memento Tuxedo Black Card to stamp the ‘Thanks so very much’ sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set. This piece was then fixed to a strip of Pumpkin Pie Card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
TEA ROOM SPECIALTY DSP
From the Tea Room Specialty DSP pack I chose this pretty Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry tile design. I cut a piece for the front of the card and attached it with liquid glue.
A narrow strip was cut and fixed along the top of a layer of Whisper White Card. This was then fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I used more liquid glue to attach some of the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Following the edge of the flap I then trimmed the DSP to shape with Paper Snips.
All that was left was to cut a Pearlised Doily in half and attach it to the back of the layered sentiment. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the sentiment to the front of the card and I was done.
Simple, simple, simple. Simple materials, simple layout, simple techniques. This project would be perfect for those times when you need a lot of thank you cards or notecards. What’s more with twenty four 12″ x12″ sheets in the Tea Room Specialty DSP pack they’d be economical too.
If you wanted to step it up you could add a bow, pearls or sequins and still keep this a simple card.
After making this project I went looking for some others I’d done using this DSP. Here’s what I came up with.