Technique Tuesday - Designer Series Paper

I'm excited to be participating in the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.  Today we're sharing cards featuring Designer Series Paper (DSP). Stampin' Up! has such amazing Designer Series Paper - it's one of my favourite products because it is all so beautiful.

For my card today, I'm CASE'ing (Copy and Share Everything) a card I received from Lisa Althouse.  I love this layout - it's a perfect way to use up all of the scraps of DSP that we all have laying around.  I used the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper for my card.  It is stunning!  What do you think?


  1. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2' and score at 4 1/4".
  2. Fold on score line to form card base.
  3. Cut Copper Foil 3 7/8"" x 5 1/8" and adhere to card base.
  4. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3 3/4" x 5"
  5. Emboss using Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  6. Adhere to card base.
  7. Cut 7 strips of Designer Series Paper - some should be 1/2" wide and the rest should be 3/4" wide.  You can either make them all the same height - my first card has strips that are 2 3/4" high and my second card has the heights varying between 3 1/4" to 3 1/2".
  8. Adhere the strips at different angles to the card base.  I start with the middle strip and then adhere the others on either side.  
  9. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  10. Stamp sentiment using Rich Razzleberry ink
  11. Stamp splotches using Rich Razzleberry ink (stamped off twice)
  12. Take 8" of Fine Art Floral ribbon and pull on the thread to unravel.  See my video on how to do this step.
  13. Coil the threads together and adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Adhere sentiment over threads using Dimensionals.
  15. Tie a small bow using Gold Ribbon and adhere below sentiment using a Glue Dot
  16. Adhere Brushed Metallic Dots
  17. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  18. Stamp sentiment, flower and splotches using Rich Razzleberry ink.  Splotches are stamped off twice
Here's the second card I made using longer strips.

All of the supplies to make this card are available in my Online Store.

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                            1. Love what you did with the dsp on this card! Great card!

                            2. Love this paper and there are always scraps I can’t throw away!
                              Great card.

                            3. Love this way of using up scraps Melva, such a great idea x


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