Saturday, 16 January 2016

Cards Using Designer Series Paper

Hello, Crafters.

As promised, Interlink Express delivered my parcel yesterday well within the one hour time slot they'd promised! My two units were flat packed - aarrghh! - but never mind, I have my own pink tool kit! LOL no surprises there!

Each unit has 10 screws and the first four were fine, then the soreness started but I'm not a wimp, I carried on.........then it blistered! I gave up with four screws in properly and four halfway in! I had to leave it for hubby to come home, who told me I'd used the wrong screwdriver. Errr? Wrong screw driver? I needed a Philips and I used a Philips?? Hubby finished the job off for me in about 10 minutes!  I've decided I need another two units. Oh, no!! Another job for hubby...........I'm sticking to card making!

On a more successful note, today's cards come under two headings: Cards In A Hurry and Using Scraps. The Blackberry Bliss card uses a design from Wildflower Field Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration catalogue) and the Pool Party card uses a design from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (Spring catalogue).

This is one of the beauties of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. So many of them are like pictures in their own right. I chose just two but there are many other designs that'd lend themselves to this style of card.

I'm planning a video of this technique so I can share the measurements. On my videos I have started to show metric measurements as well as inches! Although I'm in the UK, metric is still very foreign to me but I have been requested to quote metric as well, so I'm having a go. Who knows, maybe I'll actually get a handle on this foreign measurement!! LOL!!

For the Blackberry Bliss card, I used the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set for the sentiment. The flowers were from the Pictogram Stamp Set and punched out using the little flower punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I finished them off with a pearl in the centre. I die cut the sentiment using the second to largest label die from the Tags & Labels Framelit Dies.

I layered it onto a Piece of Whisper White Cardstock I'd die cut using the largest label die from the Tags & Labels Framelit Dies. Before I layered them together with Dimensionals, I sponged the edges using a dauber and Blackberry Bliss Ink.

For the Pool Party card, I tied a piece of retired Pool Party ribbon around the layers before adhering to the card base and position the bow between the second and third panels.

 I stamped the sentiment from the Suite Sayings Stamp Set and used the Extra Large Oval Punch to cut it out. I also used the Decorative Label Punch to cut a Pool Party layer. I sponged both pieces with Pool Party Ink, adhered the sentiment to the label with Tombow, and then adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy crafting.



  1. Hi Jan, Just wanted to say that I really like your cards, and that I hope you do a video soon. Also a tip for need a cordless screwdriver, no more blisters.LOL...Ann

  2. Hi, Ann. So pleased you like my cards. The video should be posted on Wednesday! Many thanks for your great tip! LOL! Hubby's already on the's been ordered and he's collecting it on the way home tomorrow. LOL!! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.