May 17, 2022


During the most recent Sale-A-Bration, a customer could get a 6X6 pack of cool Designer Series Paper for free. Called Simply Marbleous, one side of the paper featured a marbled look in a color with white, while the flip side was an oily look, suposedly resembling silk. It came in a variety of colors.

While I wasn't a complete fan of the DSP, I did find a good use for it in this card:

I cut the green marbled side into strips, then mounted them to a black base. I was happy with the result, and finished it off with a few die cuts and the sentiment.

Follow along for a tutorial on how to make a card like this. This process could be done with any Designer Series Paper that doesn't have just too much drama and/or busyness. Give it a try!

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Designer Series Paper of your choice

Black ink

Season's Blessings (unfortunately retired)

A die cutting/embossing machine
Ornate Frames Dies (RETIRED -- boo hoo!)
Project Life Dies (also retired)
Matte Black Dots (page 143, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals

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

To this, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of black cardstock.

Working on the black cardstock, adhere four 3/4" x 5" strips of Designer Series Paper, spacing them as evenly as possible.

On a scrap of white cardstock, in black ink, stamp a sentiment. Die cut the sentiment with a die that fits your words. I used a die from <the now retired> Ornate Dies.

Add a Black Matte Dot to each side of the sentiment.

Adhere the sentiment piece to a larger die cut label in black.

With Stampin' Dimensionals, add the sentiment piece to the card front.



  1. I'm not especially a fan of Simply Marbelous either, but you did a great job of using it. Thanks for sharing a way to use those papers that we're not especially enamored with!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like my use of a less-than-desirable DSP!

  2. Not my favorite DSP but I do like the card you made!

    1. Thanks, Joanne! I'm always glad when I can figure out a way to use something that I'm not all that crazy about.

  3. Very Pretty! Love the saying on this card!

    1. Thank you, Pat! Yes, I feel that this sentiment can be used for many occasions/events.

  4. You do such creative and beautiful work! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth party. Hope the rest of your month is wonderful!