Use That Designer Series Paper!

Remember how I have been talking about using all that gorgeous Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper?  Well, I am still trying to do that.  The hard part is SU keeps coming out with beautiful patterns in every catalog which, of course I have to purchase but I still trying really hard to get myself to cut that paper and use so here are two more simple and easy cards I made using some.

Stampin Up Sweet Ice Cream

This first card using the Host Bundle of Designer Series Paper called Pattern Party.  This is an amazing pack of paper that you can get with a qualifying order.  It has 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ double sided paper.  There are colorful patterns on one side and black and white designs on the other.

To make this top card I just adhered the Blushing Bride piece of DSP onto a Basic White card base.  Then I cut out a piece of Poppy Parade card stock and a different piece of DSP using the Basic Borders dies (I love these dies) and layered them on top.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream on a 3″ x 1 1/8″ piece of Basic White card stock and cut it out using a die from the set called Tasteful Labels.  Then I cut a full piece of Poppy Parade card stock using the same die.  I adhered them together and used Dimensionals to place them on the card.  Lastly I added a couple of leaves from Pierced Blooms in Granny Apple Green card stock.

Stampin Up Biggest Wish

I used Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper for my second card.  This was also super easy to make.  I adhered the flower piece of DSP on top of the Fresh Freesia checked piece and then cut out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I glued the bottom piece of a Basic White card base and then used a Foam Adhesive Sheet to layer the cut out piece so it is popped which adds dimension.  I stamped the larger sentiment from the stamp set called Biggest Wish in Fresh Freesia ink and the smaller one in Gorgeous Grape and then cut that out using another Stitched Rectangle Die and glued that on top.

This is my birthday week.   So, in honor of my birthday, I am offering 10% Off on all orders over $50 if you use the Host Code VMJYKYCW.  Just click in the box below and it will take you to my website and automatically enter the Host Code for you.   If your order is larger than $150 DO NOT use the Host Code so you can get the host benefits yourself but I will still give you the discount. You can order online and I will rebate you the discount by PayPal or I can send you a check in the mail.  This offer is good until 11:59 PM Sunday, August 29, 2021.



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Peaceful Moments

On Monday I showed you how you can make a quick and easy card by letting your Designer Series Paper (DSP) do all the hard work.  Here is another example for you.  If you are anything like me, you purchase a lot of DSP but you don’t use a lot of it.  There is something that keeps me from cutting into that first sheet that makes it so hard to do.  As they say “just do it”.  What good is this beautiful paper if it sits around uncut and unloved?

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Ornate Garden Specialty Paper.  It is called Specialty because it has some gold foil designs on some of the patterns.  I cut a piece of the Terracotta Tile colored paper 4″ x 5.5″ and layered it onto a Whisper White card base.  Then I cut the flowered DSP 2.5″ x 3.75″ and layered that onto a piece of 2.75″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment “heartfelt” (from the stamp set called Well Said) using Memento Black in onto a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock and then the “thank you” sentiment (from the stamp set called Peaceful Moments) in Terracotta Tile ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut both of them out using dies from the Tasteful Labels die set

It took me longer to decide which DSP to use then it took to make the card.  So remember.  Cut that Designer Series Paper and use it!  That is what it is for.


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Buy Three DSP Get One Free During July!


During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you’ll get one free. That’s like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra–did we mention FREE?– DSP!


Keep in mind:

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you’re paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you’re paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.

These items don’t qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits


  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 186 &187
  • Promotion Dates and Deadlines: July 1-31, 2014

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Flowerpot Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Flashback Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Park Lane Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Maritime Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Lullaby Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Back to Black Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA

Tea Party

Tea Party

Tea Party

Tea Party is one of those Stampin Up! stamp sets that are really meant to be used with vintage cards.  I really think someone needs to spend some time with me teaching me how to do vintage cards because I just can’t get the hang of it.  So here is a vintage stamp set in a “clean” card once again.

As you know, I am having a love affair with the new In Colors.  Each color is just so beautiful alone but they go together so nicely too.  This card uses Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.  I have heard this said before, but I agree that whomever named these new colors must have been hungry when they did it.  Four out of five names have something to do with food (the others are Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush).

The catalog this year has beautiful In Color ribbons called 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim.  I used it in Crisp Cantaloupe.  I cut out the banners using the Bitty Banners Framelits and the Designer Series Paper is from the In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.

A Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek from the new 2012/2013 Stampin Up Catalog.  It is called Summer Smooches and includes bright and cheery Designer Series Paper and a stamp set called Bright Blossoms.  I also made the matching envelopes using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.