M is for Moroccan DSP


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  This paper pack was not on my wish list and I did not even purchase it until the BOGO special this month.  Boy was I missing out!  This paper has gorgeous designs on both sides and now I can’t wait to create with it! Here’s my first card made with this DSP (look for many more to come).

Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Moroccan Nights Stamp Set

I love Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy together.  This card came together quickly with the help of the Layering Circles Framelits and Duet Banner Punch. The sentiment is from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and is perfect with these hanging lanterns from the Moroccan Nights Stamp Set. I cut the DSP at 2″ for both my card and matching envelope.

Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Nights Designer Series Paper and Stamp Set

Stamp Sets: Moroccan Nights, Jar of Love  Inks: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon  Papers: Emverald Envy, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Moroccan Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I am having a class this weekend to put together the Designer Tin of Cards kit.  This is one of the cards in the kit using the Moroccan Nights DSP.

Stampin’ Up! Designer Tin of Cards Kit   

If you need more inspiration, here are some samples from the annual catalog using the Moroccan DSP.




Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Moroccan Suite, and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  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! Have a Marvelous Day!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

P is for Punches (and Paper Pumpkin)

I love the Stampin’ Up! Punches! They make it so easy to add interesting layers to a project. I have plenty of photos and punched projects to share with you today as well as my Paper Pumpkin Preview, videos, and special offers. Let’s get started with a quick 2 minute video showcasing one of my favorite punches, the tag topper punch.

Oh My Gosh!!!  Did you just love the candle wrap she showed in the video?! What a clever gift presentation! Here are some projects I made with the tag topper punch.


The tag topper punch can be used for cards, gift pouches, as well as tags and more. I love making gift sets that all go together.  The measurements for the gift pouch came from Hannah McCurley (StampinbyHannah).  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 1/2 Designer Series Paper and score on the long side @ 2″ and 4″.  Add tear & tape along the edge to adhere. Punch the top with the tag topper punch and staple the bottom closed. I decorated the front using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners. This is the perfect size treat holder for miniature candy bars.

I embossed the matching gift tag with the Confetti Embossing Folder and punched coordinating balloons.  The sentiment is punched out using the Duet Banner Punch. The Basic Black Bakers Twine is used on all 3 projects to “tie” it all together. 🙂


You can watch the short video below to see how I made this gift box topper using the Festive Flower Punch. The sentiment on the tag is punched with the Decorative Label Punch.



Here’s a little trick I found on Pinterest for using the Elegant Butterfly and circle punches to make bats. So cool for Halloween projects!!


As you can see in the photo below I have Plenty of Punches! The Stampin’ Up! Punches can store flat or standing on edge. It’s best to use your whole hand when punching.  These punches work better if you set them flat on a table and then punch using direct downward pressure. Happy Punching!

Here are some past projects I’ve made using punches.

Made using the Triple Banner Punch
Made using the Tree Builder Punch
Made using the Bow Builder Punch
Made using Circle Punches (and Envelope Punch Board)


Made using the Flower Medallion Punch

I hope you enjoyed these punched projects!  Perhaps you would like a sampling of perfectly punched pieces to play with for your craft projects?  Purchase $25 or more from my online shop and I will send you some perfectly punched pieces for your projects as my Back to School Special for today. Click HERE to see the variety of punches from Stampin’ Up! and to shop my online store. Also, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for lots of retired punches on sale!!!

Have a Pleasant Picture Perfect Day!

Just Stampin’


P.S. 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.)

P.P.S. Spoiler Alert!  My Paper Pumpkin for this month arrived yesterday (Perfect timing for the letter P).  If you would like to see a Preview of the kit scroll all the way down. I can’t wait to play!!!!


Don’t forget about the Paper Pumpkin BOGO Sale Going On Now!


Right now first-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month of Paper Pumpkin FREE!

  • Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
  •  Use promo code “BOGO” and you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE!  CLICK HERE then click JOIN in the top right corner

Fine Print:

  • If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two month.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.

Paper Pumpkin is perfect for a gift, a college student, a busy adult, children, retired or seniors, and those who love to build up their crafting supplies on a budget. With the BOGO Free offer you could buy one for yourself and one for a gift and get together with a friend or family member and have some fun crafting time each month.  Subscriptions can be suspended or canceled at any time without penalty. Come join the fun!

Paper Pumpkin Preview…Something Good To Eat Kit  September 2016


Do You Like Surprises?

I LOVE surprises!  Each month I look forward to my “Happy Mail”.  I made this fun card for my daughter using my June Paper Pumpkin kit. I wanted to give her a special thank you card for helping me set up my blog. I think this banner surprise card did the trick!


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Watch the video below to check out everything that came in my Paper Pumpkin box and see how to put this cool banner card together. Directions and all the supplies you need are in the box!


I think you’ll agree you get a great bang for your buck!  I usually have lots of left over supplies to use on other projects.  I’ve been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber now for almost 3 years. I love to take mine with me when I am traveling.  It’s easy to work on because everything I need is inside the box.  I offer alternative project ideas each month.  For this card  I used the Banners for You stamp set and matching Bunch of Banners Framelits to stamp and cut out the sentiment.  I popped it up with dimensionals and thought it was just perfect for my daughter.  She is an amazing young lady and I am so proud of her!  She wanted me to start this blog so I wouldn’t miss her so much when she leaves for college next month. (How sweet is that!) I don’t think anything is going to make me miss her any less but I do enjoy creating and sharing with others.

If you would like to get some “Happy Mail” and start receiving your Paper Pumpkin kit you need to sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. Signing up is easy….just click  SHOP PAPER PUMPKIN in the bar at the top.  Your kit will be delivered right to your door (shipping & handling is included). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Products:  June 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Banners For You stamp set, Bunch of Banners Framelits

Have a wonderful day Just Stampin’