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Another Way to Use Your DSP

Like most stampers I love patterned paper aka Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I buy a lot of it and have been trying to use it more.  I am breaking up with the idea of saving it for just the right, special project.  It sounds easy but the tendency to hoard is real.  I am always on the look out for ways to use my DSP.  Last week on my team's bi-weekly stamp together session, Kivonne shared this template with us.  We all loved it and have been having fun creating cards using it.

Here's the first card I made using the ideas she shared.


  • Card base-5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Basic Black CS
  • Cut two 1" x 4-1/4" Favored Flowers DSP (flowers)
  • Cut two 1" x 3" Favored Flowers DSP (the flip side of the flowers pattern shown above)
  • Cut 1 Fresh Freesia CS 1-7/8" x 3-1/8" (used the new Basics 3D Embossing folder available March 1)
  • Die cut thanks from the Amazing Thanks die in Basic Black.
  • Cut out flowers, leaves and bud from the Favored Flowers DSP.
  • Iridescent Rhinestones

Now all you need to do is layer the strips on the card front, attach the fussy cut flowers and leaves with Stampin' Dimensionals, and attach the thanks.  This is a quick and easy card to make.  For me the hardest part is figuring out which side of the DSP to use and where.

I enjoyed making this card so I decided to make more!


Used the Perfectly Penciled DSP for this card.  The card base is 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".  The butterfly and flowers were cut from the DSP and colored using Stampin' Blends.  Used the Basics 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the Basic White in the middle of the card.  Love these new folders and i think they will quickly be my go to textures.  The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set and cut out using the coordinating Sending Dies.  Buy it as a bundle and save 10%.  I used Versamark ink and White Embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment.  On either side of the sentiment are Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels.


Inside I added a strip of DSP and more fussy cut images from the DSP.  

Here is a very quick and easy masculine version.


For this one i used the He's the Man DSP Specialty DSP which has 2 sheets of dies cuts in the pack.  The car and the sentiment are from the die cut sheet.  Instead of using a card stock piece in the middle I used a piece of the He's the Man DSP. This card can be made very quickly.  Just cut some strips and add some die cuts and you have a handsome card.  The only extra thing was I added were some Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots on the banner and on the tires.  


Inside I added a strip of DSP and more die cuts from the DSP pack.  Seriously this card could be made in 15 minutes!

Thanks for stopping by and remember Sale-A-Bration is ending at the end of February!  Place your order soon as items are beginning to sell out (Dainty Flowers DSP).




Camille Mayeda

Very pretty cards, Sharon! I like the way you cut the DSP.


Very lovely cards
Love the layout of your cards.


Lovely cards, Sharon! However, in your description of the Favored Flowers card, you mention the flip ...of the pattern shown above. Which isn't there. Obviously, you used the same LO for the other cards shown. But is the Favored Flowers one meant to be landscape or portrait? I'd LOVE to CASE, see! I never purchased the Perfectly Penciled DSP, kept on teetering on the fence, but your card did it: it's now on my wish list! Thanks so much!

marlene kiley

This man card is neat! Great choice for any occasion.

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