Mix up your Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a quick card that you can easily make multiples of featuring two different designer series papers with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle! While I love the Simply Marbleous DSP from the SAB catalog, I also struggle to use it. So, I really needed to put my “creative cap” on to find a fun and easy way to use it up! What better way than to use a few supplies to make multiples of the same card, but just change colors? These cards are great since there is no die-cutting involved, just a stamp set, coordinating punch, heat embossing, and paper cutting!

The base layer for the card front for all six cards is this design from the Heart & Home DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For each color from the Simply Marbleous DSP, you will cut it so you have three pieces measuring ¾” x 6”, 2 ½” x 6”, and 2 ¾” x 6”. The ¾” strip will be for the inside of the card, the 2 ½” piece will be for the envelope, and the 2 ¾” piece will be for the card front:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. I used the Coastal Cabana design for this example, which I heat embossed the flower image in White Embossing Powder and trimmed the DSP from 6” to 4 ¾”.

2. Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock at 3” x 5”, which will be adhered under the above DSP piece.

3. Use the Dragonflies Punch to punch out of the Coastal Cabana cardstock, you will use both punched out dragonflies.

4. Heat emboss the dragonfly in White Embossing Powder on Velum cardstock and punch out. This will be adhered to the cardstock punched out image.

5. I used three of the Evening Evergreen Jewels from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, not pictured.

I adhered the embossed DSP piece to the layering cardstock and then adhered this to the DSP base layer. The layered card front pieces are adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, I used glue dots to adhere the heat embossed vellum dragonfly to the Coastal Cabana cardstock dragonfly and dimensionals to adhere to the card front, placed two of the Evening Evergreen Jewels to the small butterfly and cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere to the card front, and then placed one more Evening Evergreen Jewel as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For the coordinating envelope, I partially stamped the flower stamp from the card front in Basic Gray ink and adhered the 2 ½” x 6” piece of DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed off the excess:

For the other five sheets:

1. Blushing Bride DSP, Blushing Bride cardstock, and Polished Pink Jewels.

2. Gorgeous Grape DSP, Gorgeous Grape cardstock, and Fresh Freesia Jewels.

3. So Saffron DSP, Daffodil Delight cardstock, and Pale Papaya Jewels.

4. Balmy Blue DSP, Balmy Blue cardstock, and Soft Succulent Jewels.

5. Smoky Slate DSP, Smoky Slate cardstock, and Soft Succulent Jewels.

Six very quick and easy cards to make! The only thing I changed was the color of the DSP, color of the cardstock layered under the DSP, and the jewels! These cards are not only great for using up your FREE DSP, but also for making a few cards at one time for your stash that are ready to go when needed!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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