One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! is that they sell beautiful Designer Series Paper. The great thing is there are two different designs on each sheet. Sometimes it is hard to decide which side to use. The other great thing about their DSP is you can use it to create beautiful cards that are so easy to make. Each of the cards I made took less than ten minutes.
To make the card above, I cut a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper and layered it onto a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Orchid Oasis card stock. I wrapped a piece of Soft Sea Foam ribbon (retired) around it and layered it on a Soft Sea Foam card base. Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Charming Sentiments using Orchid Oasis ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock and cut it out using the Deckled Rectangle Dies. I adhered it to the card using Dimensionals. Lastly, I added a couple of 2022-2024 InColor Matte Decorative Dots.
This card was even easier and faster to make than the first one. I cut a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper and layered it onto a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Tahitian Tide card stock and a Starry Sky card base. I cut out the sentiment using the Amazing Thanks dies and Tahitian Tide card stock. Lastly, I added some Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins.
Try these simple cards when you need something beautiful but you don’t have a lot of time.
Tomorrow is the end of Sale-a-bration for 2023. Stampin’ Up! has decided to go back to having it just once a year instead of twice. Therefore, this is the last chance this year you can get products for free with a qualifying purchase! At the time of this writing, all the products were still available except for the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper. There are still stamp sets and other DSP packs such as Dandy Designs (one of my favorites!) still available.
Another favorite of mine is the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper which is in the 2023 January – April Mini Catalog. This is a 6″ x 6″ pack of beautiful paper including the one I used on my card. I just love the colors of it.
I started this card with a Highland Heather card base. I cut a 1.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Pool Party card stock and embossed it using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. This folder is now retired but you can use any other current (or past) folder to add a little texture to the piece of card stock.
Next, I took a 3″ x 4″ piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock and layered a slightly smaller piece of Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper on top of it. I adhered that to the card base slightly off-center. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Framed Florets using Gorgeous Grape ink on a piece of Pool Party card stock and cut it out using the Stylish Shapes Dies. Then I cut out a larger square using the same die set. Lastly, I added some Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems.
As a side note, if you purchase all the products I used on this card, you would be eligible for two $50 Sale-a-bration items or one $100 item such as the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper is a huge pack of DSP (48 sheets)!