October 8, 2023


Are you like me in that I fall in love with all the lovely Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers? And then I buy too many?

Well, I have a little card where you can use up some of these beloved papers, even if they are just scraps that are in your DSP stash.

Start by selecting five different designs of DSP that are either from the same pack or that just have a similar color/look to them so you have a cohesive card even though you are using a variety of designs.

Cut your strips to 3/4" x 3". Center them onto a 4" 5 1/4" piece of cardstock that works well with the prints you have chosen. I selected a neutral color that complements the background of all of my DSP strips.

Once all your strips are in place, if you are like me, you don't want to disrupt what you've already done too much. So I chose to keep the rest of the card very simple. 

Popping up the two-layered "thanks" gives the card its only dimension. 

I love the clean and simple look of the card:

Following is a tutorial on how to create a quick and easy card such as my sample.

Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Light neutral cardstock
Black cardstock
Coordinated Designer Series Papers cut to 3/4" x 3" strips

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Amazing Thanks Dies
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of light-colored neutral paper that works well with your selected DSPs.

Cut five strips of DSP to 3/4" x 3". Arrange your strips in the order you like onto the neutral background. It helps, before gluing down, to find the center of the neutral cardstock, then start with the placement of the center strip first, gluing it in place. Next, add the two end pieces, leaving even margins, similar to the top and bottom. Finally, adhere the second and fourth strips. Hopefully they come out pretty evenly.

From black cardstock, die cut the fatter portion of the word "thanks", and from Flirty Flamingo, cut the narrower part. Carefully glue these two word parts together.

Add the word, a bit raised from the center point, with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the card.

It's a funny thing about life, 
once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, 
you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
- Germany Kent -




  1. That is a beautiful card and the perfect way to use up some scraps.

    1. Thank you, Joanne! It's always so nice to hear from you!