I is for Irresistibly Floral DSP


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am focusing on the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. You get 12 12×12 sheets: 2 each of 6 single-sided designs. These white-on-white designs really come to life when the paper is inked.

img_5298Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!

These two cards may well be the fastest cards I have ever made.  I used the new Sponge Brayer from Stampin’ Up (found on page  172 in the annual catalog).  To achieve these beautiful, soft results, all you do is roll the brayer in the ink a few times and roll in on your paper.  You get the emboss resist without the fuss of having to emboss yourself! You just need to use a tissue to wipe away the excess ink from your DSP after you sponge it with the brayer.  The white glossy patterns on the Irresistibly Floral paper resists the ink.


I chose to use the 2015 – 2017 In Colors for my cards. I sponged the first card with Watermelon Wonder.  After I wiped it with a tissue, I adhered it to my Tip Top Taupe card base and made a banner using the Banners for You Stamp Set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I attached the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Basic Pearl Jewels.

Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper sponged using the sponge brayer

I just washed my sponge brayer with water to clean off the ink and squeezed it dry.  For my next card I was going for the ombre effect using mint macaron ink on the diamond Specialty DSP.  You can play around and get all different effects.  I added organza ribbon and Basic Pearl Jewels and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sayings with Mint Macaron ink for a tone on tone look. Simple works!

Stampin’ Up! Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper and Suite Sayings Stamp Set

Here are some great samples that are in the annual catalog (page 126) using the Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP, Falling Flowers stamp set and the matching May Flowers Framelits.


Don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month!


Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Irresistibly Floral 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 an Interesting day!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

Marriage is a Journey


Last week was my wedding anniversary.  I was inspired by a birthday card a member of our card club had shared.  I changed it up a bit and made this card for my  husband. We both like to travel and have had many adventures over the years. We are preparing for a special journey this summer so I thought this sentiment from Flourishing Phrases was perfect for his card. I love the way the sentiment pairs with the images from the Traveler stamp set. I stamped the images in soft suede ink on very vanilla card stock.  I added a mat with basic black.  The designer series paper is from the neutrals pack and I really like the way the gold looks with the soft suede. I added a layer of black behind the DSP.  I stamped the sentiment in basic black ink and and cut it out with the Big Shot using a thinlit from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits.


Next I wrapped some linen thread and tied it.  I used my piercing tool to poke a hole to thread the sentiment through before I tied the bow.  I added a gold heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes then added the layer to a very vanilla card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. And of course I stamped the envelope to match.



It just so happened we were actually traveling on our anniversary. We had to take our daughter to Georgia for her college orientation.  We stopped in Virginia (where our story began) and spent a wonderful afternoon with friends at Natural Bridge. What a beautiful day taking in the wonders of nature. Virginia will always hold a special place in my heart! Here’s a couple of pictures from our trip.


Hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’