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Hydrangea Hill DSP

Hydrangea Hill Birthday Card

Get some gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and it’s all you need! When the DSP has a directional pattern, you will have to decide whether you will create a landscape or portrait layout before you start to cut. For this card, I decided to use the portrait option. The pattern was near the bottom of the layer so there was enough “blank” space near the top to add the greeting.

Hydrangea Hill DSP Card

Let’s start with cutting the paper…

When I design a card using DSP, I always refer to the coordinating cardstock listed on the back of the package. For this one, I chose:

  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock (#153081)
    • 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; score @ 4-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock (#150883)
    • 1 @ 3-1/2” x 4-3/4″
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) (#154570)
    • 1 @ 4-1/4” x 3”
    • 1 @ 6″ x 2-1/2″ – envelope flap
  • Basic White Cardstock #159276
    • 1 @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ – inside layer

Ready to assemble…

Start with folding the Misty Moonlight Cardstock to create the card base – burnish with a bone folder

If you still have an Embossing Buddy that has been retired by Stampin’ Up!, I suggest using it to wipe across the DSP where the greeting will be stamped.

Use Versa Mark Ink Pad (#102283) to stamp the greeting from Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (#154507) on the DSP, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder (#109129), melt the Gold Embossing Powder with Heat Tool (#129053)

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the DSP to Seaside Spray Cardstock

Tie a loose knot in Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon (#154569), wrap around the DSP layer attaching to the back of the Seaside Spray Cardstock with Mini Glue Dots, attach this layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals

I stamped the greeting for the inside of the card with Misty Moonlight Classic Ink (#153118) on the Basic White Cardstock, use Stampin’ Seal to attach inside of card base

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Closer look at this card:

Hydrangea Hill

Retiring Colours

Get your Retiring Colours now!!
Each year Stampin’ Up! has 5 “In Colors” that retire….
and we get 5 new “In Colors”!
So…if you want any of these 2019 – 2021 In Colors:
Rococo Rose; Terracotta Tile; Pretty Peacock; Seaside Spray; and Purple Posy, don’t delay or you will be disappointed!!
The Purple Posy ink refill has been discontinued for a while now. The refills for the rest of these lovely colors will sell out quickly so be sure to order yours SOON.

The 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue expires at the beginning of May, but the ink refills and card stock packages will likely disappear before then.
(*NOTE: Purple Posy is not available in an ink pad, so it does not have an ink refill; however, the color IS available in the form of a Stampin’ Write Marker, Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based marker combo, and cardstock).

Are you wondering what else you can use your ink refills for, besides juicing up your ink pads? There are at least a DOZEN other things you can do with them.
Here’s a handy list you may want to save for future reference:

Things to do with ink refills…

  1. Keep ink pads juicy for years!
  2. Re-Ink Stampin’ Spots
  3. Re-ink Stamp & Write Markers
  4. Paint/watercolour with brushes or Water Painters
  5. Splatter ink with brushes or Water Painters
  6. Mix with water or rubbing alcohol in Stampin’ Spritzer and spritz on projects (add Shimmer Paint for extra sparkle)
  7. Tint Shimmer Paint
  8. Tint Embossing Paste
  9. Dye Ribbon
  10. Use in the Polished Stone Technique
  11. Use in the Baby Wipe Technique
  12. Use in Shaving Cream Technique
  13. Use in Marble Rolling Technique

Well Dressed DSP Open Jacket

Well Dressed Jacket

Here’s a very masculine card showing both sides of the Well Dressed DSP as an Open Jacket. Most of us struggle with ideas for masculine cards. When I saw the Well Dressed Suite in the January to June Mini Catalogue, I knew I had to have it in my stamping room! I found lots of shared ideas but, when I received a card similar to this one from fellow demonstrator, Karen Yeomans, I really wanted to make one!

Now let’s see how it’s made…

I picked a sheet of Well Dressed Designer Series Paper (#154562) that I thought looked like an actual suit jacket. To begin, I cut 1 piece @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it @ 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″. I folded and burnished the folds with a bone folder. The result was something that really looked like a suit jacket – perfect!

Well Dressed Jacket

Cutting the jacket front…

Next, I used the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Suit & Tie Dies (#154322) so with the card base closed, center the “V” die on the front making sure the bottom of the “V” was in line with the opening and the top ends are slightly above the top of the DSP so it will cut all the way to the top, trace with a pencil, cut each side separately so that front will open.

Shirt front and tie…

For the shirt, I used Basic White Cardstock (#159276) cut @ 5-1/2″ x 4-1/8″. I placed it against the left side of the DSP, closed the jacket, centered the collar piece, and used adhesive at the top edges only so the tie could be slipped underneath the collar. The tie was cut with Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Suit & Tie Dies (#154322) from the same DSP. When attached, I had the reverse side of the DSP showing. It looked best when it was slipped under the collar and centered on the shirt. I suggest closing the jacket to make sure the tie is centered.

Accessories finished the “Well Dressed” look…

Next, it was time to add adhesive to the left side of the jacket and adhere it over the shirt and tie. It was easy to attach the handkerchief to the back of the pocket before attaching the pocket to the front of the right side of the jacket. The final step was to add a Rhinestone Basic Jewel as a tie tack. I cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) @ 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attached it to the inside where I could write the greeting.

Oh, yeah, I also cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) @ 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attached it to the inside where I could write the greeting.

Now for a closer look…

Well Dressed Suit

Fun Fact shared by Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO: The Well Suited Suite in the January – June Mini Catalogue was inspired by Andy, our Product & Marketing Director. The suite’s “working name” was Andy’s Closet and he provided photos of his shirts and ties from his closet for the designer to use as inspiration. The result was a stylish and masculine suite that so many of us are loving! Inspiration can come from just about anywhere if we’re looking!

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