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!

    1. Thank you ever so much for the sweet comment!