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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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Bumblebee Birthday Card

Birthday card with Bumblebee

Today, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) does most of the work on this Bumblebee Birthday Card! By having DSP, Ribbon, Ink, and Embellishments all in the same colour, I find it easy to create this “Wishing you the happiest of birthdays” card for my stash!

Let’s start with…

The Bumblebee Cardstock (#153077) is cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with a bone folder. The Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper (#154297) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 3″. I used the Curvy Dies (#154319) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) to “split” the DSP and make room for to stamp the flexible greeting from the Quite Curvy stamp set (#154430).

Now for the Designer Series Paper…

Next, I cut Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and layered the die-cut DSP over it to determine where the greeting would be stamped. I didn’t adhere the DSP with an adhesive until the greeting was stamped with Bumblebee Classic Ink (#153116) – (just in case I had to turn the Whisper White layer over 😉) Once I arranged and stamped the words in a pattern I liked, I attached the DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Note: Use liquid glue gives me a little more “wiggle” room for exact placement.

Now for some embellishments…

A length of Bumblebee Ribbon (#153622) (approx. 10″) was attached to the back of the Whisper White/DSP layer with Mini Glue Dots. A smaller piece of ribbon was used to tie a “Faux” bow. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I attached this completed layer to the card base. And, last but definitely not least, I attached 2 coordinating In Color Enamel Dots (#152480).

On to you…

Now it’s your turn to give it a try – with this bundle you can create a Christmas card, a birthday card, a sympathy card, a thank you card, or thinking of you card – the choice is yours. I’m sure you can figure out how to adapt these cards with the Quite Curvy bundle!

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