V is for Very Vanilla DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am sharing 2 cards I made using Very Vanilla from This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


I think the snowflake DSP makes great thank you cards to send after Christmas.  These would make great teacher or hostess gifts as well as stocking stuffers! I always make thank you cards to give to my children for Christmas so they are all set to thank family members for their gifts.


The Very Vanilla card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  My snowflake DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4.  I cut the thanks from the Hello You Thinlits and adhered it to Very Vanilla cardstock that measures 1 5/8 x 5 1/2″.  The basic black layer is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2. My husband often asks me for thank you cards and this one will work for him.



The musical notes DSP is perfect for note cards for yourself or to give as a gift. I don’t know the music director at our school very well but he was kind enough to give me a guitar pic I needed for a special card for someone. (I’ll post that card another time.)  I made him a set of note cards to show my appreciation. I used the Crumb Cake note cards and Envelopes. I say this all the time but this is a great bang for your buck!  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  I use the white note cards all the time for thank you cards.  I think this crumb cake note card makes a great masculine card.  I had some extra clips from the Tin of Cards kit so I added them here.


The musical notes DSP measures 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and is layered on a 3 x 3 piece of basic black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases on Very Vanilla with Basic Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.  I punched the basic black circle with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Check out this gorgeous gift card holder showcasing the Very Vanilla musical notes paper along with some new dies that are going to be available Nov. 1st! These new Stitched Shapes Framelits are going to be such a beautiful addition to cards and projects. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) to preorder yours today!



Here are some other Designer Series Paper Packs that coordinate with Very Vanilla.  I included some photos I shared previously that showcase the paper. Click on the image to see the original post.

Moroccan Designer Series Paper


Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper


By The Shore Designer Series Paper


Stampin’ Up! By The Shore Designer Series Paper   http://www.juststampin.com


Do you prefer Whisper White or Very Vanilla in your craft projects?  Leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

There’s only a few more days to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Special from Stampin’ Up!  Now is the time to plan your projects for the holidays (and beyond) and Save! Both the Moroccan and By The Shore DSP are included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free SALE until October 31st.


Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s too late!  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! Be sure to leave a comment on yesterdays 100th blog post for a chance to win some blog candy!  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.

Just Stampin’


N is for Note Cards

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I am focusing on the Stampin’ Up!  Note Cards & Envelopes. I love these cards and the fact that they are thick cardstock and ready to go!  I send a lot of thank you notes and these are the perfect size for a nice handwritten note.  Not only that, they are a great deal…you get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  That’s just 30 cents each for a card and envelope! WOW!


I was inspired by Chat Wszelaki’s  designs (Me, My Stamps, and I) using the Love & Affection stamp set.  I changed it up a bit to make my notecards. The sentiments I chose are from Thankful Thoughts and Flourishing Phrases stamp sets. I love embossing folders and the Floral Affection set is a beauty!  You can see below I even used it to emboss the envelopes. I cut 1 inch strips of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper for my note cards. I “fussy cut” the flowers and leaves and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love how these note cards turned out!


I stamped and embossed the envelopes to match.


Stamp sets: Love & Affection, Thankful Thoughts, Flourishing Phrases  Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron  Papers: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes  Tools & Accessories: Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

How would you like to receive one of these cards?  Here’s my Back to School Special for today…Simply place an online order of $25 or more (before tax & shipping) and I will send you one of my cards along with a card kit so you can make 2 more to share. I believe if you try these you will love them as much as I do! Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.) Click HERE to purchase the Note Cards & Envelopes or HERE to see the Affectionately Yours Suite used on today’s cards.

Have a Nice Day!

Just Stampin’