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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

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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Shaker Card

Shaker card birthday

Even if you’re not a kid who love shaking things, this Shaker Card will make you try shaking it! I love how easy it was to make by using a Clear Envelope (#102619) to hold the Flowers For Every Season Gems (#153645) and the Sequins For Everything (#153556) [Note: These sequins will be returning in the 2021 Annual Catalogue on May 4, 2021.]

Shaker card

Let’s start with cutting…

When you start with 11″ x 8-1/2″ cardstock, you have 2 choices for cutting your card base. For this card, I chose to cut the Granny Apple Green Cardstock (#146990) at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a scoreline at 4-1/4″. Fold on the scoreline and burnish with a Bone Folder. Next, you get to decide if you want the orientation of your card to be portrait or landscape (which I picked!). I like to cut all my cardstock before I start stamping or assembling so, my next step was to cut Basic Cardstock (#159276) at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration 2021 (#155225) at 5″ x 3-3/4″.

Fun with assembly…

The Oh So Ombre DSP was placed inside Clear Envelope. You must make sure it’s touching the closed-end of the envelope and bottom side. Now you can place some sequins and gems inside the envelope in the front of the DSP. Fold edges of Clear Envelope to the back. Use a Bone Folder to help the fold stay put as near as possible to the edges of the DSP. Attach on the backside with Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995). Add Tear & Tape on all four edges making sure the sequins will stay inside. And, now, you’re ready to peel the backing off the Tear & Tape so you can place the completed “shaker” over the Basic White layer.

Stamp your greeting…

I send a lot of birthday cards so my usual “go-to” greeting is “Happy Birthday”! This one is in a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration 2021 Brochure called Approaching Perfection (#155282). The Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (#147095) coordinates with the DSP and, to add a splash of colour, I used Mango Melody Classic Ink (#147093) for the birthday candles. Once I was pleased with my stamping, I used the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies (#152886) to cut out the greeting. If you look closely, you’ll see that I’ve burnished the edges of this layer by leaving the cardstock in the die, turning it over, and running a stylus around the edges. Just a little extra touch and I LOVE how it looks!

Ready for embellishments…

A length of Fine Art Ribbon (#154561) attached behind the greeting before adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold it to the clear envelope adds some glimmer. A Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#144220) to a candle flame is the perfect finishing touch (in my opinion!)

Inside layer…

Unless the card base is white or vanilla, I always add a coordinating inside layer. For this card, I stamped the inside greeting with Granny Apple Green Classic Ink and the balloon with Mango Melody Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Any adhesive of choice can be used to attach this layer to the inside of the card base.

A while ago I made a couple of different cards using the same design.
You can see them here and here!

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