Waiting for New Patterns … My Personal Challenge To Use the Old!

As always, when there’s new product on the way across to me, I’m pretending to wait patiently while secretly desperate to get my mittens (it’s cold here!) on fresh new stamps, dies and paper!!!

So, this week, as I ponder where I’m actually going to put all the new DSP, I’ve challenged myself to use some of the much loved & long retired DSP I have in my stash.


This is one of the cards we made at class this week using the Festival of Prints DSP (one of the old-style paper stacks!).  The style is called a Flip Flop cards and you can find Megan Dave’s video instructions here,  I have written out my adapted measurements for Australian cardstock below.

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This is another of those great ‘fancy fold’ greats that looks impressive but is super simple to make.  The two panels fold out so you can write your message under the front panel, but it all folds flat to put in an envelope (and keep your Christmas message hidden from everyone but the recipient!).

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

But … it wasn’t all old!  We used one of the swirls from the new Swirly Scribbles thinlit set to create a Christmas wreath!

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I try to use only current Stampin’ Up! products in my class because it’s not fair to use a product that customers fall in love with but then can’t buy!!!  But, this card style is fabulously versatile and can be made in any DSP you own and for any occasion – just change the colours & stamps!!!

Make sure you try this – it’s lots of fun.  Thanks for Liz for sharing the inspiration.  Kelly x

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Instructions for Australian cardstock & card sizing:
(colours listed for reference to the sample card)

  • Cut piece of cardstock at 4-1/8″ x 8-7/8″” (Cherry Cobbler)
  • Score at 5-7/8″
  • Cut a cardstock mat at 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ (Crumb Cake)
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 3-5/10″ x 5-3/8″ (floral green DSP)
  • Cut another piece of DSP at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/8″ (spotty red DSP)
  • Cut a piece of cardstock at 3-1/4″ x 10″ (Old Olive)
  • Score at 5″
  • Cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 3″ x 4-3/4″ (Very Vanilla)


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