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Fun with ‘One Sheet Wonder’ Technique

Make Your Own Designer Series Paper!

One Sheet Wonder1STAMP SET:

Mixed Bunch CLEAR: 125537

Mixed Bunch WOOD: 125535


Melon Mambo Stampin’ Pad126948

Old Olive Stampin’ Pad: 126953

Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad: 126860

Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad: 126983

Yesterday I turned a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock into my very own custom Designer Series Paper!  I am very excited to use this on a project today.  I will post my creation later.  Super cute!  I think I will be able to use this single sheet on several projects, so I went ahead and filled in the whole 8.5×11 page.  Half way through, I changed from the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Pad to Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad so that my DSP would have some variation in projects.  Completely custom!

Try your hand at this One Sheet Wonder technique and make your own DSP today!  Need supplies?  Check out my online store.


Reason to Smile & Make Your Own Designer Paper


Reason to Smile - Front

Wow! What a promotion! This project features the new promotional stamp set: REASON TO SMILE.  The set is available in wood or clear for $5.00 when you purchase $50.00 or more from Stampin’ Up!  This set is available until July 31.

I used the stamp set to create my own Designer Series Paper and I layered it with Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  I added a few embellishments and Voila!


Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Item # 105117
Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Item # 122926
Whisper White Cardstock, Item # 100730
Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin Pad, Item # 126984
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin Pad, Item # 126945
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin Pad, Item # 126860
Reason to Smile *JULY PROMOTION*

WOOD: Item # 131274 / CLEAR: Item # 131275

Teeny Tiny Wishes

WOOD: Item # 115370  / CLEAR: Item # 127802

3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon – Lucky Limeade, Item # 122977
1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie, Item # 119253
Snail Adhesive, Item # 104332 (Refill: Item # 104331 )
Dimensionals, Item # 104430
Glue Dots, Item #103683


TECHNIQUE:  Make Your Own Designer Paper

Want to create custom DSP?  Well, all you need is a few of your favorite stamps, ink, and solid cardstock!


        1. Start by selecting coordinating stamps.  (Here, I used the Reason to Smile stamp set from the July Promotion.)
        2. Use complementing ink colors and stamp randomly.
        3. With a random arrangement, fill in all of the blank space.
        4. Cut this cardstock into DSP for your next few projects!

Layered Florals

Layered Florals - Front


This project is a great example for highlighting your favorite Designer Series Paper.  Here, I added a few layers with rounded corners and created a great texture on the card base with Flowering Flourishes stamp set in the same color ink as cardstock.  I made the flowers on the DSP really pop by adding flower punches and basic pearls to make them come alive.

I love the rounded corner punch! Definitely a must have tool!  (For my other must-have tools, check out Audrey’s Favorites.)









Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Item # 122926

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Item # 115316

Whisper White Cardstock, Item # 100730

Floral District Designer Series Paper, Item # 126919


Flowering Flourishes: WOOD: Item # 126365 / CLEAR: Item # 126367

Teeny Tiny Wishes: WOOD: Item #115370 / CLEAR: #127802


1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry, Item # 126876

Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Item # 119247


Snail Adhesive, Item # 104332 (Refill, Item # 104331)

Dimensionals, Item # 104430

Punch Pack (Flower), Item # 118309

3/16″ Corner Punch, Item # 119871

Layered Florals - Exterior Layered Florals - Interior Layered Florals - Envelope
Exterior Interior Envelope

*NEW* Lacy & Lovely Stamp Set ~ With a Modern Twist

Old Olive Thanks


Old Olive Cardstock, Item # 100702
- Base of Card: 5.5 x 8.5 scored @ 4.25

Whisper White Cardstock, Item # 100702
- Layer 2: 5 x 4
- Layer 6: Big Shot Framelit -(2″ wide)
- Interior top layer: 4.25 x 3.25

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Item # 115316
- Layer 3: Cut into 4 rectangles: 2.5 x 1.75
- Layer 5: Big Shot Framelit – (2.5″ wide)
- Interior bottom layer: 5.25 x 4

Designer Series Paper Patterns – Brights – Old Olive Stripes, Item # 117155
- Layer 4: 4.75 x 3.5


Old Olive Classic Stampin Pad, Item #126953

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin Pad, Item #126976



*NEW* Lacy & Lovely, WOOD: Item # 122885 / CLEAR: Item # 22288

My friend, WOOD: Item # 122585 / CLEAR: Item # 122587



Big Shot Framelits – Labels Collection, Item #125598

Embossing Folder – Square Lattice, Item # 119976



Old Olive Thanks – Interior


Peek-a-Boo Poppies Birthday Card

Peek-A-Boo Poppies - Exterior

In this card, I created a peek-a-boo effect by folding cardstock and cutting out aligned circles.  Then I framed each cut out with a scallop ring in Wisteria Wonder.  Dimensionals added a great effect on each panel.  Then, ribbon and rhinestones added some jazz to the front.  Wow! What a card!


Whisper White Cardstock, Item # 100730
- Framelit #3 Labels Collection – 1 label
- Circle Punch 1 3/8 – 2 circles

Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Item # 122926
-5.5 x 11 scored at 1″, 4″, 7″
- 4 x 5.5 (attach this to the 1 inch flap to extend the card base)
- Circle Punch 1 3/4 – 2 circles

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock, Item # 122922
- Framelits #4 Labels Collection – 1 label
- Punch circles with 1 3/4, discard the centers then over top use the Scallop punch to create 4 Scallop Rings



Circle Punch 1 3/8, Item # 119860

Circle Punch 1 3/4, Item # 1198500

Scallop Circle Punch 2 3/8, Item # 118874

Big Shot Framelit – Labels Collection, Item # 125598
- #3 Smallest
- #4 Smallest



Blue Ribbon, WOOD: Item # 125979 / CLEAR Item # 125981
- Happy Birthday stamp (Inside of Card)

Pleasant Poppies, WOOD: Item # 126480CLEAR: Item # 129499
- stamped on all panels for background effect

Happy You *HOSTESS* WOOD: Item # 122800 / CLEAR: Item # 122802
- Cake with Celebrate stamp (Inside of Card)

Embellished Events, WOOD: Item # 126495 / CLEAR: Item # 126497
- Cake stamp (Front of Card)
- Celebrate stamp (Front of Card)



Dimensionals, Item #104430

Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Item # 119246

Snail Adhesive, Item # 104332 - The adhesive is super important on this project.  You need a strong seal to attach the extension panel on to the base of the card.  After you score to create the accordion base, you will need to punch the peek-through holes and then seal up the folded portion to create the middle page of the card, seen below.


Peek-A-Boo Poppies - Interior 1Peek-A-Boo Poppies - Interior 2









Double-Folded Flower Card & Marker Technique


Real Red - Folded Flower CardToday I created a double-folded flower card to try out the *NEW* stamp set MY FRIEND. This card features Floral District Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstock and 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon and Ink. The stamping technique used here involving marker-inking the stamps and “huffing.”

What You Will Need:


Glossy White Cardstock, Item # 102599
4.25 x 8.5-scored @ 2.75 (Main base)
2.75 x 2.5 (Inside note)

Whisper White Cardstock, Item # 100730
2.75 x 3.25 (Front-left)

Designer Series Paper – Floral District, Item # 126919
2.5 x 4 (Front-right panel)

Real Red Cardstock, Item # 126949
3 x 8 -scored at 4 (Layer 2)


My Friend, WOOD: Item # 122585 / CLEAR: Item # 122587
Hello stamp

Flowering Flourishes, WOOD: Item # 126365 / CLEAR: Item # 126367
Small flower stamp




Rose Red Marker, Item # 100052

Tangerine Tango Marker, Item # 119702

Old Olive Marker, Item # 100079



1/8 Taffeta Ribbon – Real Red, Item # 119251

3/16″ Corner Punch, Item # 119871

Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Item # 121809


STAMPIN’ UP! Marker Technique: Multiple Colors


1] Use a marker to apply ink only to the desired parts of the image.

2] Add other colors if desired.

3] Breathe on the inked image to re-moisten the ink with your breath before stamping onto paper.



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Clean & Simple in Wisteria Wonder

Wisteria Wonder - Happy Graduation


Classic fun with gorgeous Wisteria Wonder!











This card was really fun to make for my Aunt, who just graduated from nursing school. I wanted to create a sophisticated and feminine card to congratulate her on this incredible achievement.


An Elegant Twist on the Patio Party Suite

Night of Navy - Anniversary

The *NEW*  Patio Party Suite has the most versatile designs in the Stampin” Up! Designer Series Paper.  In this card, I used the Chinese lantern design as a back drop, framed with whisper white card stock that is embossed with Perfect Polka Dots on the left side.  The blue heart polka dot designer paper, also found in the Patio Party Suite,  created a subtle surround for the greeting.  This elegant greeting stamp is found in the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.  The embellishments include Marina Mist 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and Dazzling Details gel on the polka dot embossing.

Patio Party Designer Series Paper, #126916
Whisper White Smooth Cardstock, #1000730
Night of Navy Smooth Cardstock, #100867
Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad, #126970
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Wood: #115370 / Clear: #127802
1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist, #119257
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, #117335
Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, #118872
Dazzling Details, #124117


This card proves how versatile the Patio Party Suite truly is.  When I ordered it, I originally planned to use it for my fun and whimsical summer cards.  However, I am now convinced that these patterns can be dressed up for any occasion no matter the season! So, don’t let the name fool you!

Order your Patio Party Suite products TODAY!


NEW Customer Contributions Gallery


A new Gallery has been added to showcase customer contributions.   If you would like to share some of your latest projects as inspiration to your fellow card-making crafters, please share your submission in the form provided inside the Gallery.

This card was made with Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and coordinating Designer Series Paper in Rich Razzleberry.  Old Olive ink was a great complement.  Dazzling Details, Pearl Basic Jewels, and 1/8″ Tafetta ribbon are gorgeous embellishments!  Thanks D.L.!





NEW Happy Hour Stamp Set

Item #126642 CLEAR $21.95 (Click here to order)

Item #126640 WOOD $29.95 (Click here to order)

This set is NEW to the 2012/2013 Catalog. It includes 17 pieces. Go ahead–make your drinks “sparkle” with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a pinch of Stampin’ Glitter! For even more fun, emboss with our new Scented Embossing Powder.

Order here!


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