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Designer Series Paper

April 18, 2017

Are you a hoarder of Designer Series Paper?  I struggle to cut the papers and use them up.  I did pretty well this year but I still have a fair bit lying around which will retire at the end of May.  Sooo, I thought I would drag out an old card sketch and use some.

This sketch is really a good one, because with four pieces of Designer Series Paper, you can create four different, but similar cards.  I used Basic Black as my card base which is cut 10.5cm wide.  I added a layer of Very Vanilla card which is 10cm x 14.3cm.  I cut each piece of Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series paper (Sold out) 9cm x 13.3cm.  Lining up the short end on the paper trimmer I cut at 6cm.  The wide piece I turned to the right and cut off 5cm.  The narrow piece I turned to the left and cut of 5cm.  Once you have cut each piece, you simply move the pieces around until you have one piece from each designer series paper on the card front.  To create the focal piece, I used four different sentiments which I stamped onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used the hexagon sentiment from the Urban District Stamp set, the hexagon sentiment from the Nailed It stamp set, the camera and greeting from the Pun Intended Hostess stamp set and the last greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set.  Unfortunately all of these stamp sets and the DSP are retiring and may already have sold out!  I cut the hexagon greetings and the “hoping your day is perfect” using the hexagon framelits from the Build It Framelits Dies (sold out).  I drew around the outside edge of the same framelit onto Delightful Dijon card and hand cut three pieces to add to the back of the sentiments.  The camera and greeting is cut using one of the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and attached to Delightful Dijon card cut with one of the scalloped squares from the same framelits.  Each of the greetings is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I cut a narrow piece of a different paper from the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series paper and attached it to the bottom of Very Vanilla card.

A simple set of card, but I think they look great and what a way to use up my leftover DSP.  What do you think?

Bye for now,



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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2017 8:40 pm

    Fabulous card design for masculine cards Kris! I have already made 4 cards using this idea – I had a little trouble with the measurements, but basically I cut the 9 x 13.3cm panel at 6cm right through the length, then cut both sections at 7.3cm leaving the remainder at 6cm. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!


  2. kreatinwithkris permalink*
    April 19, 2017 6:31 am

    Hi Ann, I am so glad you like this idea. It is one of my favourite ways to use Designer Series paper. Fine tuning of the measurements is up to each of us. I’m glad you found one that you are happy with. Thanks for visiting my blog.


  3. April 22, 2017 8:10 am

    Fantastic cards Kris & an even greater way of showcasing our DSP.


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