May 11, 2021


It is really rare to get a piece of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper that isn't over-the-top lovely, at least, in my opinion.

These wonders are what make it ever so easy to let the DSP be the star of a creation. And there are so many ways to do this.

The easy card below is a case in point. Simply lovely, isn't it?

Cutting a favorite piece of Designer Series Paper into equal sized strips is a wonderful way to highlight the paper and make a stunning card at the same time.

Add just a few extras, and you're ready to send out a greeting.

Follow along for a tutorial on how to make this simple card.

A favorite piece of Designer Series Paper
Seaside Spray cardstock (this so happens to have retired)
Shaded Spruce cardstock

Beautiful Friendship stamp set

Black ink

Die cutting/embossing machine
Stitched Shapes Dies 
Black ribbon (past Paper Pumpkin kit)
Green Sequins
Stampin' Dimensionals
Glue Dots

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut three strips of chosen Designer Series Paper that measure 1" x 5". Arrange the strips evenly across a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/4". Adhere this piece to the card base.

From Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut a stitched oval that measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". 

From Seaside Spray cardstock, cut another stitched oval that measures 1 3/4" x 2 3/4". Stamp a sentiment that fits onto the blue oval in black ink.

Adhere the ovals to each other.

Add the finished ovals to the card front, raised up from the center.

From black 1/8" ribbon, tie a bow. Add it to the bottom of the ovals with a Glue Dot.

Add three green sequins to the blue portion of the ovals..

Of course, all these materials are to make the card as I created it. You will change up your colors to match whatever Designer Series Paper you choose for your card. Have fun!

Are you a Designer Series Paper hoarder? Well, here is a good way to use up small pieces of it! Very gratifying indeed.



  1. What a pretty card! I love most DSP and hate covering them up so this is just perfect.

  2. A fun tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing with us on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see more!

  3. This is a good idea and very creative. You definitely spend a lot of time working on your creativity and it shows. Beautiful! #HomeMattersParty

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