Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP! This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack to make a card for my sister. This convenient 6″x 6″ size is perfect for card fronts, small gifts, and tags. You get 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. One side has nature and textile photography; the other side is coordinating graphic imagery.
This photo does not do the paper justice at all! In fact, I admit I passed it over in the catalog again and again thinking it is not for me. (I’ve since changed my mind!) Check out this 1 minute video to get a better view of the paper in this stack and see some sample ideas (even some home decor).
When I finally got my hands on this DSP I was blown away by the realistic prints. I love photography and wish I was better at capturing images in the right light. My inspiration for today’s card is the view from my sister’s new “dream home”.
I would have to pinch myself if I woke up to this every morning. Aaaahhh! Here’s my card…
I wanted to make a larger window to look more like my inspiration and show more of the view from my sister’s windows. To do this you have to make sure the cutting plate does not cover all the way to the end of the die. I added some photos below so you can see how I cut the window die with the Big Shot. I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the right hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. You can see how it cut the die only where I placed the cutting pad on top. Then I lined the die up and placed the cutting pad on top making sure not to cover all the way on the left this time.
It’s easier to do than it sounds and you end up with a nice large window to fill your card front. I saw a card on Pinterest doing this for a tall window and I just adapted the idea to make mine wide instead. I added a sentiment from Sheltering Tree and to make it even more realistic I decided to add a window sheet which I attached with glue dots.
I stamped grass from the Wetlands Stamp set in Old Olive ink. I used a sticky note to mask part of the stamp as I didn’t want tall grass everywhere. I adhered the DSP to the window sheet then popped the window up with foam adhesive strips. I love how it turned out and hope my sister likes it too! What a view!
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Sheltering Tree Inks: Crumb Cake, Old Olive Papers: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack Tools & Accessories: Hearth & Home Thinlits, Big Shot, Foam Adhesive Strips
Here’s some more ideas using other designs from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper.
If you would like to purchase any of the products shown here today you can Click HERE to shop my online store. There’s only a few days left to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31. If you buy 3 packs of DSP you get 1 pack FREE! Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out. I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me. I appreciate each and every order!
Thanks for stopping by! What does your view look like today? I’ll be looking at smiling faces from my sweet 4 year old students in the morning and beautiful fall leaves in the afternoon as I help my friends do some yard work for a family that needs our support. Leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!
11 thoughts on “S is for Serene Scenery DSP Stack”
Jeanie, Your sister is going to LOVE this card! It’s perfect!!!! I have been using this cutting method with the layering squares. Now I will have to try it with the window!
Using the Layering Squares is a great way to make rectangles. 🙂
Wow, Jeanie – another wow! card. I have never tried using the cutting pads short of the die. Now I’m going to try that 😉 Ramsey’s right – your card is perfect and your sister will be wowed!
I am wowed by her view. Hoping the house next door goes on the market when I’m ready to retire. LOL
WOW, WOW, WOW. I love your beautiful blog, especially today’s, LOL. The cards are gorgeous. I can see why you love the window thinlit and DSP serenity pack. These are all WOW cards. And yes, I am still pinching myself for all my blessings.
What a clever technique to make a beautiful card, Jeanie. Your sister will love it. Thanks for sharing this technique and a great way to use that beautiful DSP.
It’s funny how what I end up with is never usually what I start to make when I sit down to create. It just happens to evolve as I work. One thing/idea always leads to another. That’s one of the things I love about paper crafting! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thanks so much!