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Paisleys & Posies for Blooms & Butterflies Color Challenge #15

Paisleys & Posies for Blooms & Butterflies Color Challenge #15

17 Paisley & Posies Red White & Blue w Frame n h20

Hi, There Stampers!!

This is a fun card with a very patriotic color theme I created for the Blooms & Butterflies Coller Challenge this month. The colors were red, white, and blue using the Stampin’ Up! Color’s Real Red, Whisper White and Pacific Point.

I had a BLAST creating my own Designer Series Paper! It was sooo much FUN!! It’s a great way to just stamp, especially when you don’t exactly know what you want to do — but you do KNOW you WANT to stamp! ūüôā

For this card, I used the Paisley & Posies Stamp Set to create my background. I just let my stamps go free on a blank piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I started stamping in the middle of the page and worked my way outward towards the edge. I alternated between the stamps and colors, in an effort to avoid repeating, to fill the page.

After you create your own Designer Series Paper, the rest of the card is super quick and easy to finish!! This is the perfect card for stampers at any experience level!

Creating your own Designer Series Paper is a great way to ensure you ALWAYS have the DSP in the color you NEED!

Thanks for reading!! Please stop by again soon!!


P.S. I was able to create 4 more styles of cards with this background paper, so keep an eye out for some upcoming posts



  • To make the CARD BASE start with a sheet of Pacific Point Cardstock and cut in half to a size of 8 & 1/2in x 5 & 1/2in. ¬† Then, fold the cardstock in half to 4 & 1/4in x 5 & 1/2in.
  • Using the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set with both the Real Red Ink Pad and Pacific Point Ink Pad create your own Designer Series Paper on Whisper White Cardstock as your background.
    • TIPS & TRICKS:
    • Quicker Stamping Alternative: USING THE “D” ACRYLIC BLOCK: You can fit about 4 smaller stamps on the block, and one of the larger paisley stamps on the opposite side of the stamp. This will cover more space, than¬†one stamp at a time. You will likely want to use only one ink color for this option.¬†
    • Rotate the acrylic block with the stamp before you stamp it again. This will give the pattern a more random look even though you haven’t changed the order of the 4 small stamps.¬†
    • Don’t forget to mix in and alternate with the larger stamp!
    • BE SURE TO CLEAN THE INK OFF THE STAMP(S) AFTER EACH TIME!! Otherwise, you may end up messing up your stamp pad.
  • After you have created your DSP, cut your paper to 4in x 5 & 1/4in, this will be your CARD FRONT.
  • Next, using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the CARD FRONT to the CARD BASE.
    • TIP: Since this is a liquid glue you still have a few seconds to get the CARD FRONT centered on the CARD BASE¬†if you don’t get it quite right the first time!
  • ¬†For the greeting, using the Big On Birthdays Stamp Set, I selected “Happy Birthday”. I used Pacific Point Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Once the greeting is stamped, trim to 3 & 1/2in x 1 & 5/8in.
  • Glue the greeting onto a 3 & 3/4in x 1 & 7/8in piece of Real Red Cardstock using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Then place the matted greeting on the front of your card. You can glue the greeting directly onto your card, or you may wish to give your card some depth and use some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop-up the greeting. (This was my plan, but I forgot. Oh, well! That’s what next time is for!)
    • TIP: Since you have used a DSP as your background and there is not really a way to distinguish top or bottom, it’s best to make sure your card is positioned correctly BEFORE placing your greeting on your card. I can’t tell you how disappointing it is to have your greeting glued facing upside down.¬†
  • Lastly, pull out your Rhinestone Jewels and pick the perfect one to go in the perfect place on¬†the front of your card!

What had happened was…

I know several post ago I mentioned I was ordering a tripod adapter for my iphone so that I could film tutorials. Well the adapter arrived and had a short opportunity to play around with it before my iphone was MURDERED! Thankfully I am not being charged with any type of negligence since the phone was in my care.



Do you see that black stuff at the top? Yeah, that is asphalt from NC HWY 73. I left my phone on the roof of my car and pulled into 5 o’clock traffic, where my phone flew off the roof and landed head first into traffic. It took me about 10 minutes to realize that the strange noise I had heard were the final moments of my phones life. Fortunately, I was¬†eligible¬†for an upgrade and I had done some things at work that earned me a nice bonus from my very generous boss. But instead of getting another iphone 4s that fits the mount adabpter, I now have the iphone5 . I loved the picture quality so much better, it really is amazing! So, I am still working on getting some tutorials!