ESAD Blog Hop | DSP

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Do you have a favourite category of Stampin’ Up! products?  I love so many of the things in the catalogue, but DSP is the one thing I buy every design, every catalogue – so I’m putting DSP at the top of my favourites list.

So, it was exciting to find out this month that Stampin’ Up! are offering a buy 3, get 1 free offer on the whole range of standard ($19.25) DSP patterns.  There’s 10 to choose from!

Once you’ve got your 4 new packs of paper, you’ll be after some ideas on making the most of them!  So, join me on a blog hop with my ESAD friends to see how these crafty ladies are using their DSP!

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With my love of DSP (and lots of choice of patterns), I have collated a few of my favourite ways to use DSP to create simple but elegant cards.

5 ways with DSP | kelly kent

I’ve used the designs available as part of the buy 3, get 1 free promotion to demonstrate each style in action.

FEATURE

A whole card front of DSP is the easiest way to use your DSP.  Cut it up, enjoy the beautiful patterns & show your family and friends that you care about them enough to use your pretty paper on their card!

Garden Impressions

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

Tropical Escape

Tropical Escape DSP | kelly kent

RIP

Most of the time we cut our DSP with a trimmer (or scissors) and have a nice straight line.  The composition of DSP gives a lovely edge when you rip it.  One of my favourite quick & easy card designs is to cut a piece of DSP slightly longer (ie, 6″) and rip the bottom third.  Flip it over to show the reverse side and adhere both pieces to form your card front.  Add a bit of twine & a sentiment for an awesome card.

Animal Expedition

Animal Expedition | kelly kent

Tranquil Textures

You don’t have to use the bottom third – the ripped edge creates a lovely contrast to the card base (and a great place to put a sentiment!).

Tranquil Textures | kelly kent

STRIP

A strip of cardstock is a great way to show off the patterns of a DSP and get multiple cards from a 6″ piece.  Or it’s a great way to use the 2″ strips left over from card fronts when using 6″x6″ DSP (either the stacks sold by Stampin’ Up! or in a paper share).

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle | kelly kent

Wood Textures

Wood Textures | kelly kent

PANEL

This is a twist on using cardstock as a whole card front.  Cut your cardstock 1/4″ (0.5cm) smaller than the usual width, then divide the width into three equal portions and cut into panels.  Keep them in order and stick to your card base with equal spacing.  Using panels just adds a bit of extra interest and texture to your card!

Petal Promenade

Petal Promenade | kelly kent

Under the MistletoeUnder the Mistletoe | kelly kent

BANNER

Banners are a favourite of mine on simple cards (well any card really!).  The Triple Banner punch makes this really easy, but you can cut banners using scissors too.  Layer up a few awesome patterns from the DSP (front & back or a couple of different sheets) and add some twine & a sentiment to finish.

Nature’s Poem

Nature's Poem | kelly kent

Best Route

Best Route | kelly kent

Please CASE (copy) these layouts for your own card making, classes or blog posts.  Beautiful DSP likes to be chopped & used – it doesn’t like to sit in plastic!!!

For more DSP ideas, keep hopping to visit my lovely & talented friend Rochelle Blok.

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If you’re ready to add more DSP to your collection, here’s the online store links for the designs that feature in the buy 3, get 1 free promotion.  Add your 4 favourites to your shopping cart and the 4th won’t cost you a thing!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Rochelle Blok
  4. Fi Cobbin
  5. Delys Cram
  6. Sharon Dalton
  7. Kim Oliver
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Rebecca Scurr
  13. Narelle Fasulo
  14. Barbara Williams
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Libby Dyson
  17. Cheryll Miller
  18. Denise Buetler
  19. Mandy Depiazzi

 

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27 thoughts on “ESAD Blog Hop | DSP

  1. Love your tip of the 5 ways to use DSP. That is so good of you to share. All your cards are great. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Love all your cards , hope it gives me some inspiration. Really enjoyed going through all the other participants today , what clever ladies they are.

  3. You have made so many cards for this hop! I love the panel cards and the rip ones. Fantastic ideas to show off DSP. I often forget it’s ok (and fun) to rip the DSP! I will have to try this again soon. Mandy x

  4. Thank you! What a brilliant post to show how to use & show off easy layouts & all the beautiful dsp. Have shared it with my team too. Hugs, D

  5. Great post, Kelly! I needed the reminder of cutting up my DSP to use as panels/banners. Love your choice of DSP. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  6. Such a fabulous post, Kelly. So inspirational and informative. I struggle to use DSP and have taken notes lol Think I may try “ripping” some today. LOVE the panel card – I must be the only person who doesn’t own that DSP! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and ideas xx

  7. Wow, I suspect someone has been having a few late crafting nights?? You have been a very busy and creative beaver. I love the range of designs here, I’ll be pinning them all to use. A fabulous selection, thank you so much for sharing them with us. And are you sure pretty DSP doesn’t like sitting around in plastic? Because I have a large collection that seems to be quite happy doing so… #nothoardingbutpreserving

  8. Such an amazing way to showcase all of this fabulous DSP. You have this incredible knack for showing us quick, easy but spectacular cards that are perfect for anyone to make and adapt. Thank you for being you. x

  9. Kelly what a talent you are and an inspiration. These cards would so suit a beginner but serve as a card for more experienced stamper as well or for someone to use as a base to build on. Great cards as usual.

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