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DSP – Designer Series Paper

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….

Flowering Foils Specialty and So Very Vellum Specialty DSP

Flowering Foils Specialty and So Very Vellum Specialty DSP

The foil outline in this specialty DSP rejects colouring so you can use sponges, daubers or Stampin’ Blends to add colour like I did on this card.  By using colours that coordinate with the card base, you can make a gorgeous greeting for anyone on your list!

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:

  1. Cut Pool Party 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″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  3. Cut Flowering Foils Specialty DSP at 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″. Use Dark Pool Party Blends to colour the flowers. Or use sponge dauber with Pool Party Classic Ink to colour the flowers. Use Dark Mint Macaron Blends to colour the leaves. Attach to the top of the Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut So Very Vellum Specialty DSP at 3-1/4″ x 2″. Use Liquid Glue to attach to the bottom section of the Whisper White Cardstock.
  5. Use Mini Glue Dots to attach a length of Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon around the centre of the Whisper White Cardstock covering the jon between the 2 DSP pieces. Tie a faux bow with another piece of the ribbon. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this layer to the card base.
  6. Use the Big Shot with your choice of words from the Well Written Dies to cut out the greeting from Copper Foil Sheets. This copper will coordinate with the copper on the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP. Use small dots of Liquid Glue on the back of the greeting to attach it to the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.

 

 

You can my video on how to make this card here!

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