It’s A Pattern Party for the PALS Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Paper, crafts, and glue are my everyday life! (In addition to stamping, I am a Pre-K teacher.) It was love at first sight when I saw this paper from Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper!

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This was a really easy project to do with some store bought letters! I simply traced my initials (which also stand for my blog, Just Stampin’) and cut them out.  I adhered them to the block letters using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (I used the bold tip end to spread the glue evenly.) I embellished them with some ribbon and die cuts. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Crafting Forever. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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This would make a great gift for teachers, friends, family, kids, anyone! Stampin’ Up! has so many patterned papers to choose from! How cute would it be to decorate a child’s name with pattern paper?! My son loved dinosaurs and there is a cool dinosaur pattern in this same paper pack. You could use the camera paper for a scrapbooker or photographer in your life or choose a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper Pack for the coffee lover at work or home. You could even let the recipient color their own using the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s so many possibilities! Check out this quick video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing some of the different designer series paper.

Which designer series paper pack is your favorite? Click HERE to see all the different designer series paper packs available in my online store.

Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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Making an Impression for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

It’s no secret that I love to emboss! Embossing is a quick and easy way to add texture. Did you know you can use your dies to emboss? This is a great way to stretch your supplies and use dies you already have. I used the Star Framelits to do the Embossed Impressions Technique on my cards today.

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Just like embossing folders you can highlight either side to get two different looks.

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To make the embossed impression, you use the Big Shot like you would use any Embossing Folder. Make a “sandwich” with the cutting plate, add an embossing mat (I used 2 pieces of craft foam), then cardstock, dies (taped together) with cutting side down, and cutting plate on top.

 

I love this technique as it makes a big impression on a background. I die cut the congrats from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and adhered it with Glue Dots.  The sentiment I used is from B.Y.O.P.  This stamp set is on the retiring list and is a MUST HAVE! It is so versatile and has great sentiments for giving money or gift cards for birthdays, thank you, wedding, baby, and/or graduation.

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I masked and heat embossed the sentiment. I used white embossing powder on the Pacific Point cardstock and clear embossing powder on white cardstock. You can heat emboss any color sentiment using the Clear Embossing Powder.  Simply ink your stamp in VersaMark first, then in the ink color of your choice before stamping it on your cardstock.  (I only wanted part of the sentiment on my stamp so I “masked” what I didn’t want by covering it with tape so the ink would not transfer to my paper.) Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, remove the excess,  then watch the magic happen as you use the Heat Tool.

I cut a piece of craft foam 3 3/4 x 5 and adhered that behind my embossed layer to pop it up. Which look do you like best?

Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (retiring)  Ink: VersaMark, Pacific Point  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Pacific Point  Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Stars Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Enamel Shapes, Craft Foam (non Stampin’ Up!)

This technique works with single dies, greetings, or layering shapes.  Jennifer McGuire has several you tube videos using this technique. Give it a try and stretch your supplies!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

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Card Swap…Day 2

I’m excited to share some more of the beautiful cards from my first Just Stampin’ Card Swap! You are in for a treat with some fun folds and lovely layers. The collection of cards might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Yesterday I shared the first set of cards. You can see those cards HERE. Let the inspiration continue…

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I told you these would be awesome!!! From great techniques (inlaid, watercolor, sponging) to fun folds and lovely layers. Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. If you participated in the swap and don’t see the card you received here, please wait to comment about that card when it is showcased. That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments. Thank you to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”! Check back tomorrow for more card swap inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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L is for Love

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Stampin’ Up! has lots of new products for sending cards to loved ones for Valentine’s Day, anniversary, and wedding. The Occasions catalog is filled with so many ideas to inspire us! Today I am showcasing two cards I made using products from the Falling in Love Suite.

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I love everything in this suite…the soft muted colors in the designer series paper, the lace doilies, jewel embellishments, and especially the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  It can look like hearts or falling petals. The Lace Doilies are printed Very Vanilla on one side, white on the other. I love that versatility!  I was inspired by the anniversary card showcased on page 50 (and above) and couldn’t wait to make it in different colors.

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My niece is getting married next month and her wedding colors are navy, silver, and white. I used the Falling Petals Embossing Folder for the background on this card. I embossed the hearts on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy cardstock and added the lace doily, vellum, and ribbon before adhering it to the card base. I embossed the sentiment from the So in Love Stamp Set with silver embossing powder and cut it out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I used silver foil to cut the love from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I cut a piece of 2 1/4 x 6 Night of Navy cardstock to emboss with the hearts to make a matching envelope.

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My next card uses the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper for the background.

 

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The card base is Sahara Sand. Next is a layer of Very Vanilla which  measures 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  The designer series paper from Falling in Love measures 4 x 5 1/4. I cut a circle from the layering circles framelits to place behind the very vanilla doily.  It gives it a different look. I like the tone on tone to highlight the sentiment banner and heart.

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I used the same sentiment from So in Love only this time I masked part of it so I would just have the word celebrate. I used the Bunch of Banner Framelits to cut out the sentiment and attached it with dimensionals.  I cut the heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits using silver foil and added the embellishment to tie in the silver and vanilla. I used the DSP to line the back of the envelope. I love the elegant look of this card.

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Preciously I shared a card and gift card holder I made using the So in Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies. If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showing some different ideas using this stamp set and dies from the Falling in Love Suite.

Either of today’s cards could be used for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day…they are all days to celebrate love! Which one is your favorite?

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Stamp Set: So in Love  Ink: VersaMark  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Sahara San, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil, Vellum  Tools & Accessories: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Lace Doilies, Falling in Love Embellishments, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

I hope you enjoyed these ideas today. You can save 10% by purchasing The So in Love Stamp Set as a bundle.  The Clear Mount Bundle costs $47.50.  If you add the Lace Doilies  or Falling Petals Embossing Folder, you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. In addition, when you order $50 or more from my online store using the January Hostess Code EPGDT3KF I will send you a card kit. Contact me if you have any questions.

Have a lovely day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

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X is for A Little Foxy DSP

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Welcome to my ABC’s of DSP. Today I am showcasing A little FoXy Designer Series Paper Stack. (OK so I may be stretching it a bit for the letter x but when I teach the letter X to my Pre-K students we say “X as in Fox”.)  This paper stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided 6 x 6 designs. It coordinates with Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate cardstock. I used the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch along with A Little Foxy DSP to create this card and treat for my daughter (from her cat LOL).

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I love to make little gifts that coordinate. The treat holder is quick & easy to make.  Start with a piece of 2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and score it as 4″ and 4 1/2″ then punch each end with the Tag Topper Punch.  I added the heart pattern from A Little Foxy DSP stack then stamped, punched and adhered my kitty on to a 2″ whisper white circle which is adhered to a smoky slate circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals. This cat is so stinkin’ cute! It holds a mini Kit Kat (of course!) with a note, “Your Kit Kat misses you!”  How perfect!

The matching note card has the same cute kitty made with the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch as well as the heart DSP from A Little Foxy DSP stack. The “love” is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it in both Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette cardstock and offset it on my card. Check out those X’s on the front of the envelope. (Way to tie in the letter for today don’t you think? 🙂 )

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The inside sentiment is from Designer Tin of Cards and I added an enamel heart.

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Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Bloomin’ Love, Places You’ll Go, Designer Tin of Cards  Ink: Smoky Slate  Papers: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, Tag Topper Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

Here is a quick video from Stampin’ Up! showing some of the possibilities with this stamp set and punch!  Check out the cool tip for stamping with this set!

 

Here’s some more ideas using this product suite.

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As you can see, you can make more than cards using this bundle.  Tags and treat holders are another fun way to make the most of your supplies!

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My daughter loves cats!  We already had one before she found 5 in a storm drain and called me to help rescue them.  The first thing I said was, “OK but we are not keeping them!” What can I say, we nursed those babies (actually had to bottle feed them) and found homes for the other 4 but there was no way she could let go of “Storm”.  Storm chose Ariane! She was the last one rescued and Ariane actually had to climb down into the storm drain to get her as she was so tiny, frightened, and frostbitten. (Storm actually lost the tip of her tail.) Well to make a long story short, we kept her and she never left Ariane’s side (seriously!).  She would sit on her lap while she did homework, wait outside the bathroom door while she showered, and slept beside or on top of her every night.  As we looked at colleges I thought Storm was my ticket to her choosing a college close by. HA!  Needless to say, Storm and I have grown closer these past 2 months as we both miss Ariane. Here’s a picture of Storm all snuggly warm on top of my quilt I pulled out the other day to show you. (Didn’t get that put away fast enough!)

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Isn’t she adorable?! So, as Pete the Cat would say, “It’s all Good!”  Speaking of Pete the Cat, every year I dress up for Halloween to go along with a book. (Last year I was the alphabet tree from Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom). My PreK students this year love Pete the Cat stories so I am dressing up as Pete for our Halloween party today.

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My PreK students go trick-or-treating throughout the school and visit each classroom. The older kids don’t get to dress up so they enjoy seeing the little ones in their costumes and I always make them guess what character I am.  If you have young kids or grandchildren you need to read them Pete the Cat.  Let me forewarn you, once you get the songs in your head, you’ll be singing them for days!  LOL  Pete is upbeat and there’s a good lesson and moral in the stories. The buttons on my costume are attached with velcro so I’ll be “losing” them all day (and having my students find them).  I love Halloween almost as much as April Fool’s Day!  LOL

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Many thanks to everyone who left comments on my 100th blog post!  The winner of a set of handmade cards from me is Marie.  Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send out your set of cards.  I will post the set of cards later this week. (I don’t want to spoil the surprise for Marie.) I really appreciate all the wonderful comments and I am so glad you enjoy my blog and feel inspired.  I love to create and share with others!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale.  I have been showcasing the beautiful Stampin’ Up! designs all month long. (There’s only 2 alphabet letters left in this series.) Many of you left comments the other day sharing your favorite Designer Series Paper and so I thought I’d share my Top 4 choices from the DSP SALE (just in case you want to know which ones I recommend on this last day of the sale)…Floral Boutique (LOVE navy and white…so classic!), By the Shore (I love the beach, combing for shells, and sand between my toes.  Plus, the prints on the back of these designs are versatile for year round projects!),  Candy Cane Lane (So stinkin’ cute and perfect for Christmas projects!), and my last choice is a toss up…  I just recently purchased the Moroccan DSP so I haven’t used it as much yet but I really like the prints (so much better in person than you see in the catalog!). My other choice is Fruit Stand. (It has been the biggest surprise for me.)  I admit it was not on my wish list; however, I won a pack at the shoebox swap I attended last summer and fell in love with the prints!  I used that whole pack and have just about used up all of my second pack. I made a bunch of apple note cards for teacher thank you notes, used the lemon DSP to go with little gift packets of lemonade as well as get well cards, made adorable 3 x 3 strawberry cards to go with a basket of fresh berries or jam…I could go on and on about this pack! Try some out for yourself!

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. This month I have lots of 4 x 6 DSP samples going out to my customers along with a thank you card.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a Happy Halloween!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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B is for Blooms & Bliss DSP

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Welcome to my new alphabet series, The ABC’s with DSP.  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today’s cards showcase paper from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.

 

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I used a 6 x 6 piece of DSP for each of these cards. I love to challenge myself to use paper in different ways. I cut each piece the same, used every piece on my card, and just varied the layouts for each. Here is how I cut the 6 x 6 DSP for each.  First, I cut the DSP at 3 3/4 which gave me 2 pieces: 1 measuring 2 1/4 x 6 (to be used for the envelope flap) and 1 piece measuring 3 3/4 x 6.  I cut this piece at 5″.  My 3 cuts measure: 2 1/4 x 6, 3 3/4 x 5, and 3 3/4 x 1.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I made this first card for the ladies at the shop where I sell my cards to raise money for our local chapter for Breast Cancer.

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I adhered my DSP to a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock a smidge larger (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) and attached this to the Rich Razzleberry card base.  I layered the 1 inch strip of DSP on a piece of 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 Blushing Bride and adhered this to the card.  My sentiment is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits which I cut from Blushing Bride.  The Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon is attached with a glue dot. Here’s my matching envelope.

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For my other 2 cards I just adhered the 1″ strip of DSP on top of the larger piece and adhered these to a layer of cardstock just a smidge larger. I love the way the designs and patterns in this DSP compliment each other.

I stamped thanks from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set in Island Indigo and punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch. I used Stylized Birthday for the sentiment on the other card and cut it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I popped this up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the flowers from Petite Petals in mint macaron and island indigo ink.  I punched these out with the matching Petite Petals Punch. The mint macaron ribbon used on both of these cards is from the trio pack in the Holiday catalog (page 47).

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Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wishes, Stylized Birthday, Petite Petals  Inks: Island Indigo, Mint Macaron  Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Petite Petals Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Mint Macaron 3/8″ Ribbon, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Look at all the coordinating colors that go with the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper: Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White.  There are so many possibilities you can do with these colors as you mix and match with the DSP.

Here is a project I shared previously that I made using Blooms & Bliss DSP.  Click on the the image to see the original post with details how to make these boxes.

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Itty Bitty Boxes using Blooms & Bliss DSP

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Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! specials Oct. 1-5 to Celebrate World Card Making Day as well as the Designer Series Paper special offer. 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!

Have a Blissful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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D is for Designer Series Paper

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today it’s all about Designer Series Paper (aka DSP)! I love color and patterns and enjoy decorating my home with lots of different coordinating fabrics.  That’s one reason why I love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper…it coordinates with our color collections. Here’s one example showing 5 colors that coordinate with this piece of DSP from the new Holiday Catalog, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Click HERE for a chart prepared by our amazing PALS leader, Mary Fish.  It has a list of all the Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstock colors.  I keep a copy in my craft area for easy reference.

Today I am going to show you how to let the DSP shine! Stampin Up! Designer Series Paper comes in 12 x 12 or 6 x 6 paper packs. The paper has double-sided designs which gives you even more choices and variety for your projects. Here’s some tips for cutting your paper to make some quick and simple cards with DSP.  Start with a piece of 6 x 6 (or cut your 12 x 12 to 6 x 12 then 6 x 6).Cut the 6 x 6 to 4 x 6, then 4 x 5 1/4.  You will now have 3 pieces: 1 @ 4 x 5 1/4, 1 @ 3/4 x 4, and 1 @ 2 x 6.

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You will use all 3 pieces to follow a simple “formula” to make a card and decorate the envelope.

Cut 2 inches off the 4 x 5 1/4 piece so you have 2 pieces: 1 @ 2 x 4 and 1 @ 3 1/4 x 4.  Turn one piece over so you have 2 different designs. Choose a piece of coordinating cardstock (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2) and adhere both pieces.

You can attach a piece of coordinating ribbon or a strip of cardstock over the seam line. Stamp a sentiment and cut or punch out and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used ribbon from the coordinating trio pack and attached a bow with a glue dot.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut and layer my sentiment from Places You’ll Go stamp set. (Who do you think I made this card for?)

I used the small 3/4 inch strip on the inside of my card and the 2 x 6 strip for my envelope flap.  How cool is that-no leftover pieces!

Here’s another “formula” for using another 6 x 6 piece of DSP.   (I cut my 12 x 12 sheet to 6 x 12, then 6 x 6 so I had 2 6 x6 pieces.) This time I made 2 cards from the 6 x 6 DSP.  (Just because I had to use all the pieces!) For the first one I was inspired by one of my  Paper Pumpkin kits that had intricate die cut outs with a diagonal strip in the middle to add a sentiment, ribbon, etc.

I cut the 6 x 6 DSP into 3 pieces: 1 @ 2 x 6, 1 @ 4 x 4, and 1 @ 2 x 4.

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Next I cut the 4 x 4 piece on an angle (slash), separated the pieces, and adhered to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 coordinated cardstock.  You can stamp a sentiment, add cutouts, etc. So many possibilities!

I played around with different colors and cut outs and came up with this for a friend who is starting a new job. I layered the die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

For my third card, I intended to use the 2 x 4 piece of DSP to make a banner using the triple banner punch but, I liked it layered on the card as it was.  I used the layered circle framelits to cut out my sentiment and coordinated layer and attached it to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last piece of 2 x 6 DSP was used for my envelope again.  🙂

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WOW!  3 different cards with matching envelopes from a piece of 6 x 12 DSP! And they were quick & easy!

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I store my 12 x 12 DSP in plastic magazine files by color collections. It’s easy to see and grab what I need.

How would you like some Designer Series Paper to design some cards of your own?  You can get a sampling for FREE with today’s Back to School Special.  Simply place an order(through my online shop) of $30 or more (before tax and shipping) and use the Hostess code VS23B4FP  at checkout.  I will mail you a sampling of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.You will be able to make cards like these in a jiff.

I hope you have a Delightful Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie