Fun Ways with Designer Series – Part 7

From our childhood we have learned the art of folding paper, whether it be paper planes or paper boats. The fun of floating precisely creased paper boats in rain water form fond memories of my childhood. Today we are much more sophisticated and during this series of Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper, we are looking at folding beautiful paper.

Fold it

I used the beautiful Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to create this card. With one simple cut and a couple of folds on the DSP, this card goes from simple to having extra interest.

Measure halfway down the DSP panel and then cut about 5cm in. Fold each side back to reveal the other side of the paper. Then adhere this to embossed cardstock.

The daisy was punched out 3 times from Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured using a combination of Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Once adhered together, I coloured the joins so it looked like a continuous flower.

This next card uses the curtain or drape fold on the Designer Series Paper for an interesting look. I’ve combined it with some ornaments from the Cherish the Season stamp set coloured in with Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

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I created this card on my Facebook Live this afternoon in which I share measurements and tips.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this fun way of using your DSP. Please leave me a comment if you are enjoying this series and if you have tried any of these techniques as I’d love hearing about your creativity.


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Colour Combo Blog Hop – March 2020

Hi friends,

It’s my first time participating in the Colour Combo Blog Hop and I am so excited to be part of it. I love my pinks and for my first challenge I don’t just get 1 but wait … I get 2 pinks to work with. 

Colour Combo Blog Hop March 2020

Welcome to those of you who are visiting me for the first time today and for those of you who are regulars here. I’m so glad you have been able to take some time to stop by and see what I have got to share with you today. 

I’ve got a couple of cards today using the Wax Resist technique and the Dressed to Impress bundle. The first card uses Melon Mambo over the Wax Resist Technique. I used a sponge dauber to add Blushing Bride to the perfume bottle which was inspired by one those famous brands!

Wax Resist Technique


  • Wax paper
  • Whisper White cardstock 
  • Embossing Folder
  • 1 piece A3 paper
  • Iron


  • Cut your 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock and wax paper to the same size. For these cards I cut mine to 9.3cm x 13.6cm
  • Place the wax paper in the embossing folder and emboss as normal. You may need to add an extra shim if it doesn’t have enough pressure going through the die cutting machine. Take your wax paper out of the embossing folder.
  • Place wax paper in-between the 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock
  • Take an A3 sheet of paper (I used a sheet of grid paper) and fold in half. Place the wax paper/cardstock sandwich within the A3/grid paper. 
  • Using a very hot iron (no steam), iron over the folded paper, ensuring that you iron over every section of the wax paper. This doesn’t take long. Probably about 20-30 seconds. 
  • The side of the 2 pieces of cardstock which were facing the wax paper will have the image of the embossing folder. Ensure that you keep those sides facing up as it’s hard to tell which side is embossed. This will give you 2 card fronts.
  • Using a sponge dauber, add colour over the embossed card. The wax will ‘resist’ the colour. Using a tissue, wipe over the card to take off any excess ink and it will make the embossed image stand out even more. 

This second card has a Blushing Bride Wax Resist base. The shoes were coloured with Stampin’ Write markers and the flowers with a sponge dauber. I love using a sponge dauber to add subtle colour to a project – in this case, I didn’t want the Crushed Curry to be too strong so i just sponged a bit of colour in. 

Hope you have enjoyed this technique and I’d love to see you back again for more papercrafting fun. You can find all the products I have used, listed at the bottom of this post.

Click on the next button to see what lovely project Sharon Dalton has for you. Make sure you hop through all the blogs to see the beautiful projects and we would appreciate your lovely comments too. 


Colour Combo Blog Hop March 2020

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlight September – Daisy Encouragement

Kylie's International Blog HIghlightI’ve made an encouragement card today as part of Kylie Bertucci’s September International Blog Highlight. I’ve chosen neutral shades and the calming tones of Balmy Blue as my colour combination.

I stamped the bird in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, die cut it with the circle and coloured with Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. Then I created a mask by stamping the bird again on some scrap paper. I dabbed a bit of liquid glue on the back and left it to become tacky. Then I placed this over the the bird to use as a mask and stamped the leaves in Old Olive over the circle.

Using 2 circle dies (1 larger and 1 smaller than the Whisper White circle), I die cut a frame from Crumb Cake cardstock. This was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the embossed Balmy Blue panel.

Framed Bird coloured with Stampin' Blends

I stamped 3 daisies in Pretty Peacock ink, punched them out and sponged around to soften the edges. Several leaves were cut from the vellum sheet in the Magnolia Lane Memories and More cardpack and arranged under the flower. The ribbon has been secured with glue dots. 

Daisy card with bird

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All products that I have used to create this card are listed below. You can purchase any of these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order. 

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Daisy Lane Card Class Saturday 31st August

Daisy Lane Card Card

We’ll make 3 cards with the beautiful Daisy Lane bundle and learn some fun techniques. 

  • Saturday 31st August 
  • 1 – 4 pm
  • All materials supplied
  • Venue – Stamping Flair, Blind Bight

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Option 1 – Get the Daisy Lane bundle and class for $66

Option 2 – Get the Daisy Lane stamp set and class for $50

Option 3 – Class only $15

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Krea8tors August 2019 Blog Hop – Color Challenge Farms

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

Hi Friends,

So glad that you have stopped by today. I’m excited to be participating for the first time in the Kre8tors Blog Hop.  This month’s theme is The Hood River Fruit Loop. It’s a collection of farms in the Hood River Valley in Oregon, USA that offer fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other items straight off the farm. 

We had to select 3 of the 5 featured colours beneath this beautiful photo. I have chosen Early Espresso, Petal Pink and Cherry Cobbler. Kre8tors Blog Hop August 2019 Color Challenge Stampin' Up!

The Whisper White layer has been stamped in Early Espresso with the script from the Very Versailles stamp set. Then I added the flourish from Leave a Little Sparkle in Cherry Cobbler. 3 leaves were stamped on top with Early Espresso. To complete the background, I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker and created the splatter effect by flicking the brush side against the cap of the marker. This creates the subtle splatter look.

Next I drew 2 lines in pencil to indicate where I was going to cut through. The vertical line was 2.5 cm from left edge at top and 4.5 cm from left edge at bottom. The horizontal line was 11.5 cm from top on left side and 7.5 cm from top on right side.

I trimmed about 1/2 cm on either side of the pencil mark which forms the gap so the Early Espresso can show through. 

I used the new Daisy Lane bundle and stamped and punched 3 daises, layering and curling the petals with a bone folder to create the flower. 

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair. Make sure you hop by all the participants to see the wonderful projects each one has created. Click on the Next button to see what Linda Handford has prepared for you.

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Melissa Tennison USA

Cheryl Hamilton

Su Mohr

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Linda Handford UK

Sandra Roberts – UK

Laura Mackie (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Sue McDonald

Angie McKenzie (USA)

Jan Musselman – USA

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Deb Naylor

Tracie St-Louis – Canada

Janey Backer

Tracy Marie Lewis – US

Ximena Morales

Margriet Siekman

Tricia Butts

Alexandra Rauf

Annette Ball

Dana Sullivan – USA

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Cutting Dimensions

  • Petal Pink – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half) and daisies
  • Earl Espresso – 9.9cm x 14.2cm and leaves
  • Whisper White – 9.3cm x 13.6cm (cut as per instructions above)

All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a gift from me.

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.




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