I can think of at least four ways that Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is great to work with on your projects:
- It is thick and durable; you can even make boxes out of it!
- It is color matched to our cardstock and inks, giving your project a coordinated look.
- There are two patterns on each side of the paper for more choices.
- They come in traditional 12″ x 12″ single sheets, or in convenient 6″ x 6″ pads with even more patterns for mixing and matching.
When I got this card in the mail from my friend Wanda, I was excited to see what she had done with one 6″ x 6″ sheet from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack (retired.) The patterns on the front and on the back of this one sheet coordinated nicely, and she paired her pinwheel design with Island Indigo and Wild Wasabi cardstock (you know how I love blue and green together!)
Project: If you want to try making a pinwheel background like Wanda’s, cut two 2 5/8″ squares of solid color cardstock and adhere at right angles. Cut eight 1 1/4″ squares from any SU! Designer Series Paper and attach to the base in alternate patterns; front design, back design. Tip: Attach only the right side of the first square to the base so you can tuck the last square under the first. Use a button in the center.
Here is a swap card that I received from J R Phillips using a 4″ x 5 1/4″ background panel from the new Succulent Garden 12″ x 12″ DSP featured on page 21 of the spring Occasions catalog.
She has also used the coordinating Oh So Succulent set (30 photopolymer stamps!) shown on the same page. She has stamped her images on a panel of Shimmery White cardstock, then torn and inked around the edges with Old Olive ink. The succulent images are stamped in black and colored with 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Markers.
Here are most of the supplies that J R Phillips used to make her Succulent Swap card: