Stamping to Change the Look of Designer Series Paper

We all love Designer Series Paper and I don’t know about you but I feel I have more than I could use in a lifetime. That doesn’t stop me from buying more because I just LOVE the beautiful paper we have and just can’t resist buying all of them.

During September, Stampin’ Up! have a fantastic promotion where you can receive a free pack of the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper *.

One way to use up your paper is by stamping directly onto it which creates a completely different look. The script sheet in this pack is not Christmas text therefore it can be used any time during the year. Here I have stamped the Buffalo Check background stamp in Granny Apple Green to create an alternate look.

The poinsettia has been cut from a sheet of Under the Mistletoe DSP and this is another way to use up your DSP. Sometimes there are just some beautiful images that have got to be the focal image in your card.

The sentiment has been layered onto a Real Red label cut in half to offset it. This card takes about 15 minutes to put together including the cutting and is a very quick card to make.

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*Free with any order or party sales over $400 during the month of September

Creating an Alternate Project with Dashing Along DSP

When I look at our range of Designer Series Paper, I see many different occasions that each one can be used for. The advantage of using double sided paper is the option of 2 sides and if 1 side relates to a particular season or suite, usually the other side is fairly general.

Today’s project uses the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper This is a promotional paper which can be earned free during the month of September with party sales or purchases of $400 prior to shipping. I have used both sides of one sheet to decorate this mini pizza box.

To add colour to the entire box I sprayed it using an aqua painter which was filled with water and a few drops of Daffodil Delight ink refill. I did this before I put the box together. Leave it to dry and then fold all the score lines. The box folds in easily.

The flower was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured it in with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I’ve layered it on a piece of Tea Room DSP and the new Black Foil from the Holiday catalogue. This has been embossed with the Leaf embossing folder. The centre of the flower was coloured with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend and then topped with a Tinted Faceted Button. As the button is transparent, I really wanted the colour to show. When you add the colour to the centre of the flower it makes the colour of the button stand out.

The leaves were punched out using the Lemon Builder punch on the side of the DSP which has the stars on it.

Hope this project inspires you to try out new ways with your Designer Series Paper.


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Dashing Along Mini Santa Bag

The Santa bag is probably my favourite item in the Signs of Santa suite. It was in my first shop from the Holiday catalogue. These cute sacks can be stamped on, decorated and filled with any number of things like lollies, chocolates (a few Lindor balls will fit in there), guest soaps, some Stampin’ Up! embellishments perhaps? Wouldn’t that be fun? A mixed bag of embellishments, like a mixed bag of lollies – only better!

I have decorated this very simply and quickly using the Dashing Deer bundle and Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. It’s held together with a cute star paper clip. The All is Bright paper clips come in a mixed pack of 20 with Christmas trees and stars. 

This is my type of gift bag

These would make great teacher appreciation gifts. Everyone loves a beautifully packaged gift. 

 What you need to make this bag 

Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Promotion

My cards today focus on the beautiful Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. Lovely designs in Christmas colours of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. I have teamed it with the Dashing Deer bundle which is a set that comes with 4 deer, some flowers and border dies.

For the first card I used the 2 smallest deer and die cut them from DSP. The trees have been stamped on the DSP which has the script on it. The actual script is not Christmas themed so you can use it for any occasion.

The Crumb Cake cardstock was first stamped and then embossed. I really like the look of the wagon wheel from the Country Road stamp set.  

To complete the country look, I added a background with the Buffalo Check in Cherry Cobbler. I found it very handy to use my Stamparatus for this particular stamp as it’s large and if you miss any sections, you can just go over and re-stamp it to achieve the depth of colour you like.

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This card uses the Gold Foil Edged card & envelopes which are also foil edged. For $16.50 you get 20 cards and envelopes which makes it .82 cents for a matching card and envelope and that is fantastic value. These also come in Silver foil. Such a great way to add a touch of chic to your projects.

I did a very light wash in Cherry Cobbler being very careful not to saturate the cardstock as it’s not really meant for this type of thing (but that has never stopped me before!). Water colour cardstock or Shimmery White Cardstock is best should you wish to water colour.

How to Achieve Ink Splatters
  • Drop a little bit of ink refill in the lid of your stamp pad
  • Using your Aqua Painter, create a very watery consistency
  • Take your Aqua Painter with your right hand (or left hand if you’re left handed) and holding it on top of your project, tap it on top of your left index finger.
  • Repeat if necessary

You don’t have much control over where the ink is going to end up but you can aim it in the general direction.

The reindeer has been heat embossed in gold and the design on the stamp shows very finely on the image in understated elegance. This has been layered on a die cut frame from DSP. I used the centre of the frame on the inside. The small flowers are dies in the Dashing Deer stamp set and you get 3 dies so you can cut multiples at the same time.

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There is only one way to get your hands on this Designer Series Paper. Qualifying parties held during September or personal purchases totaling $400 (ex shipping) qualify to receive the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper free. To book a party contact me and I will plan a fun event for you and your friends. You will also qualify for Hostess rewards so you have the opportunity to add lots of goodies to your stash.

I look forward to assisting you.  

Blended Seasons Bundle – Last Day to Order

Tomorrow is the last day to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle and the 2nd assortment of Water Colour Pencils.  You don’t want to miss out on these fantastic products. 

In this first card I heat embossed the bell twice and layered it on top of the other. The embossing folder is Swirls and Curls from the new Holiday catalogue and its so pretty. Suite Season washi tape is also from the new catalogue. It’s a 5 Pack and has gold, silver and copper foil through it –  a must for those who like to add some glitz to their Christmas projects. I used Cherry Cobbler as my card base. Change your DSP and you could easily create a wedding card with this bell. 

The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is a free product which can be earned with orders or party sales over $400 in September. So if you want to get some friends together to craft, it’s a good time as you earn Stampin’ Rewards as well. You get 4 sheets each of 3 designs in 12”x12” paper in this pack and it’s got some really nice designs. I love the rich tones of the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The poinsettia paper is very pretty and the candy stripes are so festive.  Great Christmas colours. 

My next card uses the Water Colour pencils without any water involved. I just layered the colours and blended them together. It’s great to have the perfect colour pencils to match our cardstock and DSP. The stitching on the die cut gives a really nice border for the flowers. I left this card without a sentiment as I just liked the look of it as it was with the Night of Navy Gingham ribbon.

I’ll be placing final orders for the Blended Seasons bundle and Water Colour pencils at 8pm tomorrow night. Please let me know if you would like to order these. You will love it.