Technique Tuesday - Designer Series Paper

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop and I'm hopping with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. This month the theme is Designer Series Paper.    

I used the adorable Designer Series Paper from the Zany Zoo Suite in the 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  It is so cute!  I created the background layer using 1 piece of Designer Series Paper - cut in 2 strips and adhere together.  This card was made on my weekly sketch challenge.  Join me every Tuesday night at 6:30pm for my sketch.

Here's the sketch I used for this card.

Now check out this adorable card.  Who doesn't love a llama knitting!


  1. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using a Bone Folder to form card base
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4".
  3. Cut the Designer Series into 2 pieces - 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" and 2" x 5 1/4".  You can save the 1/2" strip for the inside of the card or recycle it.
  4. Adhere 1 1/2" strip to left side of card base
  5. Adhere 2" strip to right side of card base
  6. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  7. Adhere in the middle of the card base
  8. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  9. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/4" x 3"
  10. Stamp image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock
  11. Colour with Stampin' Blends - Crumb Cake, Lemon Lolly and Calypso Coral
  12. Adhere to Lemon Lime Twist cardstock
  13. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  14. Tie ribbon around bottom of card base and tie a bow on left side
  15. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4" x 2"
  16. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card base over ribbon using Dimensionals
  17. Adhere Lemon Lolly Solid Gems
  18. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp confetti in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  20. Adhere to the inside of the card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

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I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon or embossing folder.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

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  1. Omg I need that set! My best friend raises llamas and knits. How did I miss this set. TFS!

  2. Great/cute card. This suite is on my wish list!!

  3. Adorable Melva, that alpaca is too cute x


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