All About that Designer Series Paper (DSP) Series, Tutorial

Let our Designer Series Paper do all the work DSP#10

Learn how to utilise your DSP to make beautiful handmade cards

Hi and welcome to today’s blog tutorial which “All About that Designer Series Paper – Episode 10. Today’s tutorial is not one but two cards using the stunning See a Silhouette Suite! Just remarkable I think, don’t you agree? Stunning.

The designer series paper chosen today is the Co-ordinating See a Silhouette paper which is a bright, colourful and happy paper. A truly stunning DSP for sure. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you are here so that you don’t miss any future projects (click image below).

Isn’t this Designer Series Paper just gorgeous!

Card One

Card One above is my favourite project this week. The DSP does all of the hard work for you – just cut it and adhere to your card base. I did use Stazon Black Ink for a deeper blacker stamped image. I absolutely love the Silhouette Scenes co-ordinating stamp set.

Card Two

Card Two (above) is just as stunning as the first, this time I opted for the red side of the DSP and stamped, again in stazon black, the image of the couple together. I finished the card by adding some rain drop shaped clear epoxy shapes (retired sorry!).

I hope you like both of the projects today, as much as I liked making them.

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Instructions and Measurements:

Card Base and Layers
Card bases are both basic black cardstock measuring 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
DSP layers are 4″ x 5 3/4″

Stamping
I stamped both images and sentiments in Black Stazon Ink.

Decoration
I added some clear embellishments to the second card, the first card I feel is beautiful enough as it is.

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Products Used:

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YouTube Tutorial – Bright and Bold Handmade Cards DSP#10

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All About that Designer Series Paper (DSP) Series, Tutorial

DSP #9 Perennial Essence Handmade Card

Learn how to utilise your DSP to make beautiful handmade cards

Hi and welcome to today’s blog tutorial which “All About that DSP – Episode 9. Today’s tutorial is a multi layered handmade card using DSP, changed up a little bit from the usual straight cut edges – to give it a softer, more vintage look.

The designer series paper chosen today is the beautiful perennial essence paper which has a beautiful array of life like hand painted images. A truly stunning DSP for sure. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you are here so that you don’t miss any future projects (click image below).

I wasn’t sure how to use this paper when I started preparing for this project, but I got there in the end – I decided to multi-layer this card using petal pink cardstock as it is one of the co-ordinating colours for this DSP handmade card. That along with the lovely Blackberry Bliss ink pad….. adorable.

I hope you like today’s project which uses the co-ordinating stamp set Floral Essence – a truly lovely suite all round.

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Instructions and Measurements:

Card Base and Layers
Card base and Matt layers are all petal pink.
Base is 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
DSP layer is 3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″
Matt layer is 3″ x 4 3/4″ (I frayed the edges of this section and roughed it up a bit)
DSP layer is 2 1/2″ x 4 2/8″
Stamping layer is 2″ x 4″ (I frayed the edges of this section and added ink)

Stamping
I stamped my sentiments in blackberry bliss on the last layer of this card.

Decoration
I utilised some previously stamped velum that I had stored with this DSP and added it to my card.
I finished the card off with a punched mini butterfly and added the Petal Pink diamond shaped jewel to the body of it.

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Products Used:

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope that you enjoyed this project and can take something away from today to try at home. Make a handmade card with DSP…. saves time and gets great results.

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YouTube Tutorial – Perennial Essence Handmade Card DSP#9

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All About that Designer Series Paper (DSP) Series, Tutorial

See a Silhouette Card DSP#7

Learn how to make this sweet romantic handmade card

To show off the Designer Series Paper in this episode #7 I decided to use the reverse side of the Pressed Petals DSP as I wanted a male, natural themed card.

I just love how the card turned out, especially using natural tones and minimal stamping.

Now I did use my Stamparatus to help me with my stamping as I wanted nice dark stamped colours.

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The colours I chose for this project were Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and very vanilla which I feel go really well with the natural wood looking DSP.

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Instructions and Measurements:

The crumb cake card base measures 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
DSP Layer measures 4″ x 5 3/4″
I utilised a scrap piece of very vanilla for the other two stamping layers – measure out dependent on which stamp you choose to use.
Each stamping layer has a matt layer in crumb cake to make the stamped images pop a little more.

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You Tube Tutorial – Romantic Handmade Card

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DSP#6 Easy to make Handmade Treat Bag

Learn how to make this adorable little handmade treat bag using one sheet of 6×6 DSP

Isn’t this just adorable… a super cute fun handmade treat bag for any occasion – simply change the theme of your DSP.

Welcome to today’s blog which is Episode 5 of my All About that DSP! Series and today’s project is a 3-d project make. I have used the gorgeous Magnolia Lane DSP and co-ordinating ribbon to make this super adorable handmade table favour.

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This project was inspired by many similar projects on YouTube, however, after watching my team mate #taffycrafting I knew I had to have a little go.. Thanks Donna (www.taffycrafting.blogspot.com)

This adorable little gift bag favour style bag would look good on your dinner table for special events such as Christmas Dinner – just change the DSP used to a festive one…. There’s enough room in there for some chocolate coins.

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Instructions and Measurements:

We need a piece of DSP that measures 6×6 inches
On your scoreboard, make sure the edge that you want to be the top of your bag is on the right hand side (important if you have patterned paper)
Score at 1 3/8″ and turn clockwise to the right.
Score at 1 3/8″ down to score line only the score at 2 3/4″ all the way down, 4 1/8″ down to score line only and finally 5 1/2″ all the way down.
Fold and burnish your full lines
Cut out and adhere together as per you tube tutorial below.

Want a bigger favour bag? Simply use a larger piece of DSP increase your sizes evenly on all measurements and score lines.

There are a few intricate steps to this project therefore I recommend that you watch the full youtube tutorial below – don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe – you can even share the link with friends. I hope you enjoy today’s make.

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Products Used:

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You Tube Tutorial – How to make your own handmade Treat Bag

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All About that Designer Series Paper (DSP) Series, Tutorial

Cute Mini Treat Box

Learn how to make this adorable little treat box easily and quickly

I can’t believe I haven’t bought these cute little mini treat boxes until now. They are adorable.

These boxes come flat packed and with a protective film on them. They are perfect for making your own wedding favours, treat boxes, baby shower favours, the list goes on.


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The colours I chose for this project were soft suede and Mossy meadow with Very Vanilla.

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Instructions and Measurements:

The band for around the box measures 9″ x 3/4″
I stamped over it in white to give it some added effect.
I added some Magnolia Lane Ribbon around the belly band and tied on the top.
I then die cut some circles using the stitched shapes dies and a few leaves from the gather together bundle.
Once I stamped a sentiment from the Pretty Labels stamp set I attached it all together. How adorable!

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You Tube Tutorial – Cute Mini Treat Box

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