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DSP Strips Make Unique Cards

This great idea for using DSP Strips to make unique cards was shared by Jackie Bolhuis! Every card you make will be different, unique, and, of course, beautiful!!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Cut Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ – fold to create a standard card base.
  • Cut Garden Green Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. Attach to the card base.
  • Cut 12 – 15 pcs of Lily Impressions DSP at 1/2″ x 6″.
  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. Apply Snail Adhesive to cover cardstock.
  • Cover the adhesive with DSP. Start by placing a strip of DSP at an angle across the Whisper White Cardstock. Cover with DSP by placing the strips next to each other. Alternate sides of the DSP. Place 2-3 strips beside each other and then change the direction of the strips.
  • When the entire piece of Whisper White cardstock is covered, trim the edges with Paper Snips. Use the Paper Trimmer to cut the layer to 5″ x 3-3/4″. Attach over the Garden Green layer.
  • Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from So Sentimental stamp set on Whisper White cardstock. Cut greeting out with Stitched So Sweetly dies and the Big Shot. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card front.

Here’s a look at a different design. Notice how all the strips are placed side by side going the same direction.

Watch my Facebook Live on May 7, 2020 to see how this card is made!

Now it’s time for you to use some of that DSP you have in your stash! Please share what you make!

Pressed Petals “W” Fold

I love how you can make this Pressed Petals “W” Fold card with DSP or stamps – whatever works for you! Thanks to Sharon Armstrong for sharing this design on Pinterest!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Cut Merry Merlot Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  • Cut 2 pcs Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. Attach to both sides inside the card base.
  • Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 11″ x 1-3/4″ – score at 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″ – fold into a “W”.
  • Cut 4 pcs Rococo Rose Cardstock at 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″. Cut 4 pcs of Pressed Petals Specialty DSP at 2-1/2″ x 2″ – can be the same design or coordinating designs. Attach to Rococo Rose Cardstock background layers. Attach 1 of these pieces to each “side of the W” – all on the same side of the 11″ strip.
  • Fold the “W” – apply adhesive on the left-hand side of the “W” – on the inside of the card base, place it near the centre on the left-hand side of the Very Vanilla layer. Apply adhesive on the right-hand side of the “W” – fold the card base closed to complete attaching the “W” layer inside the card.
  • Cut Rococo Rose cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″ – attach to the card front.
  • Cut Very Vanilla cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″. Use Merry Merlot, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive Classic Ink to stamp the greeting and the flower. Attach over the Rococo Rose cardstock on the front of the card base.

Now let’s look at the card from the top looking down:

A view from the top

And now let’s look inside:

A look at the inside

You might think you don’t have enough room to write your message on but you could always add another piece of Very Vanilla on the back of the card base.

Now it’s your turn to make one…..and please share it with me!!

Double Fancy Fold – 2nd Version

Recently I’ve been making lots of different Fancy Fold cards – here’s another version of this one – I just can’t get enough of them! I love adding a piece of DSP to the envelope so you have a matching set.

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 10″ x 4-1/4” – Score at 4-1/4″ – fold & burnish on the scoreline.
  • Cut Perennial Essence DSP at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  • Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the right-hand side of the card base.
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp the desired image near the bottom corner. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the DSP on the card base.
  • Cut Petal Pink cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 4″. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front of the card base.
  • Cut Perennial Essence DSP at 4-1/4″ x 4″. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front of the card base.
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock at 7-1/2″ x 2-3/4″. Score at 3-3/4″ – fold & burnish on the scoreline.
  • Cut Perennial Essence DSP at 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the left-hand side of the greeting layer.
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 2″. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp the greeting. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the DSP on the greeting layer.
  • Slide the greeting layer over the front of the card base near the centre. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach on the inside of the front of the card base.
  • Cut Perennial Essence DSP at 4-1/4″ x 4″. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the left-hand side of the greeting layer.
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