What’s better than a paper sale? How about some new fun ways to use those papers! With these Pansy Petals Triple DSP Cards, the DSP does all the work for you!
Today’s Blog Hop is all about Fun With Patterned Papers, or as we in the Stampin’ Up! world call it, Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Pansy Petal Triple DSP Cards
My card for today features three different patterns from the Pansy Petals DSP.
This card is inspired by a birthday card I received from my friend, Peggy, in Arizona. It was on display at my Open House last weekend, and another of my friends was wondering how you would cut the DSP for this. Liz sends a lot of cards, so I thought it would be good to show how to cut this to have DSP for THREE cards at one time.
Let’s Cut DSP!
I know it’s really hard to cut into that beautiful DSP we all have hoarded, but let’s do it!
First, I cut three 3 3/4″ x 5″ pieces of coordinating DSP. I’m using DSP from the Pansy Petals Suite, which is currently on sale!
Mark the edges of the lightest colored piece using a pencil and ruler. On the right side, mark at 1 1/4″ from the top edge and 1 1/4″ from the bottom edge. On the left side, mark at 2″ from the top edge and 2″ from the bottom edge.
Layer all three pieces together and cut them all at one time. You may need to run your blade back and forth a couple of times to cut through all three layers. Cut from the top mark on the right to the top mark on the left. Then cut from the bottom mark on the right to the bottom mark on the left.
You’ll have nine pieces of DSP. I cut three pieces of Basic White cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and glued these pieces onto them, mixing and matching the pieces. Trim any overhanging edges as needed.
In these cards, the beautiful DSP does all the work. The only thing needed is a simple sentiment to finish it off, and the Double Oval Punch is perfect for this. I simply punched the scalloped oval from the same color cardstock as the card bases, and added the Thank You stamped and punched from Basic White with the smaller oval from the same punch.
Making the cards
The ABSOLUTE BEST thing about Stampin’ Up! is their color coordination! It’s what persuaded me to become a demonstrator 17 years ago. Each package of DSP has the coordinating colors listed on the back of the package. I pulled a few colors to mix and match with the DSP. The card bases are 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, folded in half, and the layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
Which one is your favorite?
The first card has an Evening Evergreen base and Soft Succulent layer. The second has a Calypso Coral base and Soft Sea Foam layer. And, the last one has an Evening Evergreen base with Calypso Coral layer.
No card is complete without bling!
The two Evening Evergreen cards are embellished with the new 2021-2023 In-Color jewels, and the Calypso Coral card is embellished with the 2020-2022 In-Color Square Gems.
Let’s see what fun ideas my friends in Australia have for using DSP. Visit their blogs by clicking on the links below.
It’s a DSP sale!
Stampin’ Up! is currently having a sale on DSP. Save 15% on any of the following papers, including the one I’m using, until August 2nd! Prices shown below are BEFORE 15% discount.
Here’s the fixin’s
Thanks for stopping by
I hope you enjoyed these cards. I’d love to hear which one is your favorite in the comments below. If you’re in the USA and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to fill that gap.
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