June 15, 2021


As any of you Stampin' Up! fans know, their Designer Series Paper (DSP) is beautiful. Often it's so pretty that it can serve as the main portion of a card.

I decided to make this particular print the star of a card. I cut the square of DSP into fourths and topped it off with a black silhouette cut with one of the new dies from the Meadow dies.

Picking coordinating colors, adding a little embossing to the cardstock in the background, tossing in a simple sentiment, and voila!  You're done!

Follow along for a tutorial on how to create a card similar to this one.

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Choice of Designer Series Paper

Black ink

Quiet Meadow stamp set (page 110, Annual Catalog)

Die cut/Embossing machine
Meadow Dies (page 160, Annual Catalog)
Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (page 155, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Sponge
1 1/4" Square Punch or dies of the same size

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

Emboss a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. Add this to the white card base.

Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock to 3" square. From coordinating Designer Series Paper, punch four squares using the 1 1/4" square punch or a die of the same size. Keeping equal margins, adhere the four DSP squares within the 3" square space.

Adhere the square to a 3 1/4" square of black cardstock. Attach this onto the embossed layer, leaving equal margins at the top and sides.

From black cardstock, die cut one of the flowers from the Meadow dies. Glue this flat up the center of the piece with the squares. Be sure to add a little adhesive to the stem so it stays in place over the embossing.

Stamp in black your desired sentiment onto a 1/2" x 2" piece of white cardstock. The sentiment I used on my sample is from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.

Add the sentiment to the card about 1/4" from the bottom of the square so it overlaps the stem.



  1. That's a nice card! I know what you mean about the DSP! Most of it is just darn beautiful, and it's sometimes difficult to use it all up let alone cut into it! lol

    1. Thanks! I agree with you wholeheartedly about the lovely DSP. I have so much in my stash that is just too pretty to cut into or I'm saving for just the right project. Unfortunately, some of that stuff is 15 years old just waiting for the "right project"!

  2. I do often think that their papers are too pretty to use! I hate covering them up with other images or layers. This is perfect.

    1. I feel the same way -- the more showing, the better!

  3. You are right, and this paper is so pretty. So is the card of course. I look forward to seeing what you make each week. #HomeMattersParty