U is for Unique DSP (and you could win some blog candy!!!)


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  Today I am making some Unique DSP.  You can find inspiration anywhere.  Today mine came as I was wrapping a gift and needed to make a card to go with it.  The paisley pattern on the wrapping paper reminded me of Stampin’ Up!’s  Paisley & Posies Stamp Set.  So I gathered my markers, stamp set, and cardstock and decided to make my own designer series paper to coordinate with the wrapping paper.


I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I randomly stamped 3 images from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set using Sweet Sugarplum ink. Next was the fun part…coloring! I used Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, and Wild Wasabi markers to color on the cardstock. (The Wild Wasabi turned out to be darker when colored on the cardstock so I switched to using the Pear Pizzazz.)

Next I cut a piece of 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece from my unique DSP and layered it on a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock that measures 5 1/2 x 3 1/2. I adhered this to my Whisper White card base. I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blossoms with Sweet Sugarplum ink and cut it out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I cut a scallop oval from Sweet Sugarplum to layer my sentiment.  Most of the cards I make seem to evolve as I create and this one was no exception.  I wish I could say I planned it that the flower would match up perfectly but, I was playing around with where to lay the sentiment and noticed how cool that worked out!  I attached the layered sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals then I used the Paisley Framelits to cut out a flower from my “unique” DSP.  I cut off the stem before attaching it with a glue dot.


I used more of my DSP to decorate my envelope to match.


Stamp Sets: Paisleys & Posies, Birthday Blossoms  Inks: Sweet Sugarplum (ink & marker), Wild Wasabi/Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach (markers)  Papers: Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Paisley Framelits

Do you know what today is?  It is my 100th blog post! Let’s celebrate with some blog candy! Leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner to receive a set of cards from me.  I have been sharing ideas using Stampin’ Up! DSP all month long…What’s your favorite DSP?  You have until midnight (EST) on October 30th to leave a comment. (It would be awesome to get 100 comments!!! Spread the word and share with your friends!)  I will announce the winner on Halloween, October 31st.  (No tricks, just treats! 🙂 ) If I reach 100 comments I will pick 5 winners!!!


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Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is unique!

Just Stampin’



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Look Who’s Turning 50!

Stampin Up Number of Years 50th birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday I shared a wine tag I made for Suzanne’s birthday celebration. This is the card I made for her. I used some of the same elements as the tag…gorgeous gold ribbon, Floral Affection Embossing Folder (my favorite), and the Large Numbers Framelits.   I used a stamp from the Number of Years stamp set to heat emboss the sentiment using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.

Here’s the card dimensions:

The whisper white card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The gold floral Designer Series Paper is from the Neutrals Collection and measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The embossed whisper white layer measures 4 1/4″ x 3″ and is matted with gold card stock measuring 4 3/8″ x 3 1/8″. I tied a knot in the ribbon and secured the ends on the back with Snail Adhesive. I added Stampin’  Dimensionals on the back before attaching it to the floral layer.


I chose the gold color scheme for this card based on her gift, a beautiful handmade “friend” bracelet. I used a sentiment from the Happy Happenings stamp set on the inside of the card.  It was perfect for Suzanne and her Girls Night Out limo ride!


I love making envelopes to match so I embossed the front with the Floral Affection embossing folder. (I used this embossing folder last week on a card and watercolored.  To see that card click HERE.)


I love sharing my cards with others and I hope to inspire you to share some handmade kindness. You can purchase any of the products I used in my online store. Just click the SHOP NOW button and Join the Fun of BONUS DAYS.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’