Using Designer Series Paper

Keep reading for samples of cards using Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper (DSP). Select packages are on sale for 15 percent off through October 31. See the sale list at the bottom of this post. In addition, enjoy a video showing how these cards go together.

Using Designer Series Paper Halloween

Magic in this Night DSP creates a Halloween card (above). Also features versatile Banner Year Stamp Set. Find these in Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

Using Designer Series Paper

The whimsical Playful Pets DSP creates a fun card (above) for both dog and cat lovers. Be sure to check out the coordinating stamp set — Pampered Pets — and coordinating Pets Dies.

Using Designer Series Paper

Ingredients include Peony Garden DSP and the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.

This card sketch is super easy to recreate with all kinds of patterned paper. Showcase different designs with this fun layout. I apply the principles to three different cards. They all feature Designer Series Paper included in the sale. Mix and match the designs found on both the front and back.

Card Cutting Dimensions

Here are the cutting dimensions:

  • Base: 8 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches, scored at 4 1/4
  • Second layer: 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Three coordinating Designer Series Paper Pieces: 1 1/2 inches x 3 3/4 inches
  • Scrap for sentiment
  • Ribbon or other embellishment for card front

Stampin’ Up!’s 15 percent off Designer Series Paper sale includes fifteen different papers from both the Annual Catalog and the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Sale goes through October 31. This is a great time to purchase holiday designs for Christmas cards (never too early to start!). Also, stock up for upcoming paper crafting projects for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and more.

Click on the graphics below to go to my online store to purchase the select sale papers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Here’s a Facebook Live replay showing how I created these cards from scratch.


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Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop!

Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way, there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country who would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment.

One Stamp Set, One Sketch, Three Different Cards

Today, I’m sharing three very different cards with two things in common: Stampin’ Up!’s Banner Year stamp set and a cool (fun fold) card sketch. The stamp set is found in Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog on page 65.
I chose this stamp set because of its versatility. It includes sentiments for everything from Halloween, to fall, to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Banner Year Halloween Card

First up is the Halloween card. It also uses Stampin’ Up!’s Magic in This Might Designer Series Paper and the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.

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Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Banner Year Fall Card

Here’s the fall card. In addition to the Banner Year stamp set, I paired it with the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. (I must tell you. This paper is gorgeous. I hated to use it!)

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Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Banner Year Holiday Card

And, here’s the holiday card. I added the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and the 3/8-inch Red Ribbon.

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Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Inside

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you found some inspiration. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment!

List of Blog Hoppers

List of Products Used to Create These Cards

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Happy Haunting Free Card Tutorial

Today, I’m sharing a Happy Haunting Free Card Tutorial.

Happy Haunting Free Card Tutorial

I love to send greeting cards for all occasions! With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, I’m looking toward Halloween.

The catalog offers a host of fun products. I chose the Banner Year stamp set on page 65. It includes sentiments and images for all of the upcoming holidays. Purchase it as a bundle with the Banners Pick a Punch and save 10 percent. I also used the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper as a feature point.


Happy Haunting Free Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Banner Year (153464)
  • PAPER – Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (153517), Cajun Craze (119684), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Cajun Craze (147805), Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER – Stitched Shapes (152323), Layering Circles (151770), 3/8” Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Die Cutting Machine


Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Cajun Craze – 11” x 4 1/4” – score at 5 ½”, and 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” scrap
  • Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 1 ¼”
  • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper – 3 ½” x 5 ½” and 4 ¼” x 1”
  • Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4” and 2” x 2” scrap
  • 3/8” Glittered Organdy Ribbon – one piece 5” and one piece 3”



  • Fold the Cajun Craze card stock in half.
  • Using adhesive of choice, adhere the 3 ½” x 5 ½” inch piece of Magic in This Night DSP to the Cajun Craze base.
  • Attach the 4 ¼” x 1” piece of DSP to the 4 ¼” x 1 ¼” Basic Black piece.
  • Place a Glue Dot on each end of the 5” inch piece of Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Stretch the ribbon across the front of the DSP/black piece, sticking the Glue Dots to the back of it.
  • With adhesive, adhere this entire piece to the card front, about halfway down.
  • Create a “faux” box with the 3” Glittered Organdy Ribbon. (Slip the piece underneath the ribbon already attached to the card stock. Tie a knot.)
  • Die cut the white scrap with a circle from the Stitched Shapes and the Cajun Craze with a scallop circle.
  • Stamp the spider web image with Cajun Craze ink onto the white circle three times, stamping off once for each web. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Haunting” sentiment in the middle of the white circle and on top of the webs.
  • Place the white circle on top of the Cajun Craze scallop with Glue Dots. With Dimensionals, pop this circle up on top of the ribbon on the left-hand side of the card.
  • Stamp the word “Boo” in Black Memento on the 5 ¼” x 4” Whisper White. Attach to the inside of the card.

See the list of products I used to create this card  below. Click on any of the graphics to go directly to my online to purchase.

Please let me know if you have questions. I’d love to help.



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