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DSP – Designer Series Paper

Sunburst Card

When you have Designer Series Paper (DSP) pieces that you’re just not sure what you should do with them, here’s an idea! Make a sunburst card using both sides of your beautiful DSP!

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 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  • Cut Shaded Spruce Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  • Cut Just Jade Cardstock at 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach to Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″. Use Just Jade Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from the Positive Thoughts stamp set. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach to Just Jade Cardstock.
  • Cut 4 pieces of Forever Greenery DSP at 4″ x 1-1/2″. Cut each piece into 2 triangles by inserting in the Paper Trimmer by placing the upper left-hand corner to the lower right-hand corner.
  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. This layer will be used to attach the DSP to make the sunburst. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the triangles to the cardstock starting in the centre and working towards the outside edges. When all the cardstock is covered, turn it over and trim with Paper Snips. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach over the layer with the greeting.
  • Cut a length of Just Jade 1/4″ Ribbon. Use Mini Glue Dots to attach over all the layers along the edge of the DSP layer. Cut a length of Just Jade 1/4″ Ribbon to tie a “faux” bow.
  • Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the completed layers over the card base.

Fancy Fold Birthday Card

Recently I was asked to make a very special birthday card. I was so pleased with the results so I’ve decided to share it with all of you! Yes, it took a lot of pieces, a lot of products and a lot of time to create this “one of a kind” creation!

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:

  • Whisper White Cardstock:
    • 1 pc 12″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4″, 7-1/2″, 11″
    • 1 pc 11″ x 5-1/2″, score at 3″, 6″, 8-1/2″
  • Highland Heather Cardstock:
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-7/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper (Lily Impressions):
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Ribbon – 24″

Now here’s a look at the pages inside the card:

  • Fold each of the Whisper White Cardstock pieces on each of the score lines with each fold being the opposite direction from the last fold.
  • Use a strong adhesive like Tear ‘N Tape to attach the 1″ strip on the longer piece to the widest section of the shorter piece.
  • Attach 24″ of ribbon around the folded card being sure to have the front approximately 6″ shorter than the back. This will result in the tied bow being on the front edge.
  • Decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to display. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the DSP to the cardstock.
  • Arrange the layers in the desired locations. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp the greetings. Cut the greetings out with dies and the Big Shot. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach as desired.
  • Use the Perennial Flower Punch to punch out flowers that have been stamped on Highland Heather Cardstock with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.
  • Use Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals to attach the flowers to the layers as desired.

Here’s another look at the finished project:

Parisian Beauty Shadow Box Insert

I recently decided it was time to change the insert for this frame so I created this Parisian Beauty Shadow Box Insert for it! The first time I saw this bundle in the January to June Mini Catalogue, I knew that it was what I wanted to use to update this insert! The Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP (Designer Series Paper) from the Suite is amazing – the pool party, petal pink, and silver foil are beautiful when all put together! I added some bling and die cuts to complete the layout – I love the results!! 🥰

Now let’s see the products I used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store! The Parisian Beauty Suite will not be carried over to the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue so, if you want it for your craft room, be sure to get it now!


I thought you might like to recreate the insert so I’m sharing the instructions and dimensions for it. Of course, if you would like different colours for your decor you can always choose a different DSP and match it with the coordinating colours listed on the DSP package.

So here you go:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2”
  2. Basic Black Cardstock:
    1. Cut 1 @ 3″ x 5″
    2. Cut 2 @ 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
    3. Cut 4 @ 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  3. Pool Party Cardstock:
    1. Cut 1 @ 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″
    2. Cut 2 @ 3-1/4″ x 2″
    3. Cut 4 @ 2″ x 2″
  4. Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper:
    1. Cut 2 @ 3″ x 2″
    2. Cut 2 @ 9-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  5. Cut Silver Foil Cardstock and Petal Pink Cardstock with Parisian Dies and the Big Shot.
  6. Use Pool Party Classic Ink to stamp background images and borders on Pool Party Cardstock.
  7. Use Tuxedo Memento Black Ink to stamp the greetings.
  8. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the DSP.
  9. Use Snail Adhesive and Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach cardstock as shown.

Here’s a look at the insert before I put it in the frame….

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