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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 9

Some images of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper coordinate with our cutting tools. A couple of days back I showed you how to use your DSP with punches. Part 9 of my Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper shows you how to use your dies with your DSP to simplify your creative process.

Die Cut it

I’ve used one of the leaf dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies to die cut the Forever Greenery DSP. These have been layered on top of more layers of this beautiful paper and some of the special Gold Laser Cut paper to create this card. Although it looks like it would take some time to make, it was really simple as the only stamping on it is the sentiment. I really let the Designer Series Paper do the work for me.

This cheerful Christmas card uses the Trimming the Town DSP on it’s several layers. The house and the trees have been die cut from the Designer Series Paper.

I’ve added a stamped sentiment along with other elements from the Trimming the Town Suite. Using coordinating products from one suite makes creating cards so easy as Stampin’ Up! have already done the hard work of colour matching and product coordination for us crafters.

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A Fairytale Christmas Village

The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper is sooo much fun. It just makes you feel like a child again with the cute and colourful houses. I chose it for this card sketch challenge in Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge I think this year I’m going to be well ahead of my cardmaking for Christmas … I hope!

Card sketches are a lot of fun to work with and I did switch this around a bit, putting the sentiment to the left. Sketches are there to give you a starting point and you can even flip them to give you a totally different look.

I watercoloured a label from Hippo & Friends dies in Balmy Blue using a water painter. Then I stamped the stars in Balmy Blue while the cardstock was still a bit damp so it gave it a less defined edge.

I fussy cut several houses from the DSP sheets. The trees from the Coming Home stamp set were stamped in Gray Granite, then using the plaid tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set I stamped over the image to create the pattern.

This whole scene just has the look of a cute, fairytale like, Christmas village. I’m sure you have seen me use the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper several times. With it’s fun colours and images, I have really enjoyed creating both Christmas and non-Christmas projects with it.

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Christmas with the Zany Zebras

It’s a Fairy Tail Christmas theme for Day 13 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge . Not a fairytale as we would picture it but with the emphasis on ‘tail’ I was off selecting a cute animal stamp. With so many cute animal images in the Stampin’ Up! product line, there were quite a few to choose from. I chose the Zany Zebras, well, for the pure zaniness of a zebra at Christmastime. Who needs a reindeer when you can have a zebra right?

The 3 cute zebras in this stamp set also tied in perfectly with the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink Challenge #522.

This layout made it really fun to create this card as it looks like the zebras are having a good old chat working out where they are going on their next shopping spree!

I added some fussy cut images from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to create the Christmas feel. The sentiment is also from the DSP and layered on a label from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.

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From Our House to Yours at Christmas

I’ve been having some fun with the Coming Home Bundle – can you tell? These houses are so much fun and you can just build a village with them. 

My card features the Woodland Embossing Folder on a die cut from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Laying the die cut this way creates an interest to the background of the card. The die cut tree just fits in with the embossing.

Colouring the house is so easy with Stampin’ Blends and you can have a whole street of colour. I chose the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set as it suited the house theme.

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