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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Prized Peony


Welcome to the Paper Crafting Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Thinking of You Girls.  The April 2021 blog hop includes Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators from around the world!  Talented Demonstrators from all over the globe including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia are participating!  Get ready to be wowed by a variety of creative projects and design styles!  You may have arrived from  Sandy's blog.  She had a beautiful project!

Now, I have a confession...I am a DSP hoarder.  

Designer Series Paper (DSP) is my favorite... #designerseriespaperrrocks! Out there in the paper-crafting social media world people have been posting cards using almost a half sheet of DSP for one card...gasp!  But you know what, the beautiful result is absolutely worth it!  So below you will see my DSP Tri-fold Fun Fold card. 

Measurements and Instructions:

  • Cut your DSP to 5-1/2" x 12"
  • Score at 3-3/4" and 7-3/4" and accordion fold to create card base.
  • Inside Gray Granite panel is 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" and Basic White is 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"

My project showcases some items from the Peony Garden Suite of which I used the Prized Peony Bundle (stamps and coordinating dies), the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper, and Elegant Faceted Gems.

You may also notice the texture and color on the peony.  I ran the pieces of the peony through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder and used the Blending Brush with Petal Pink ink on the edges before I assembled the peony.  The Old World Paper EF is retiring, so if you love the peonies, you're gonna wanna get one of these embossing folders before they're gone!  It adds such a realistic touch to the petals of the peonies!

I love how you get a peek of the Designer Series Paper framing the front of the card.

I made this tri-fold card last night during my Facebook Live, so you can even see how to make it in action!  Just do as I say, not as I do... use the scoring blade, not the cutting blade!

Thanks for following our blog hop this month!  Click below to see what Krissi has in store!

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sandra Roberts

Joy Nelson

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Sandy Ward 

Julia Mazur: you are here!

Krissi Hannahs

You can follow me on my Facebook Page to be notified when I post my Tuesday Night Stampin' Club Live videos.  If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours. Would you like to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team, The INK Crowd! Click here for details.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Julia Mazur @ SimplySheStamps

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  1. You are right, it is worth it to use all that dsp on this design! Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you Shirley! I'll be using this template with my retired DSP!

  2. My goodness, half a sheet of DSP? I agree, worth it for the result! Great tip about the Old World Paper Embossing Folder.

    1. Thanks Annette! It was hard for me to use the half sheet but now I'm addicted and have been using my retired DSP with this template.

  3. True confession. I'm a paper hoarder too. This card shows how beautiful your card can be when you love and use that DSP!

    1. I'm getting better about using up my current on to my retired stacks and stacks...

  4. Beautiful cards - I need t remember this fold and use up some of my DSP!

    1. Thanks Maureen! Use that DSP...nothing last forever

  5. Lovely design! You've inspired me to create some cards using my favorite DSP patterns. Thanks for sharing!

  6. We all need to use up some of the DSP stash to make room for new! This card is perfect for that and the DSP can still feel loved!

  7. What a marvelous card. I love it, but it might be hard for me to give it a try and
    let go of half a sheet of DSP for one card. You are so brave!

    1. Thanks Sandy! Give it a try! You'll quickly get over that panic of using a half sheet of DSP when you see how you get to appreciate the design!

  8. I love the idea for using up our beautiful DSP! (I am also a DSP hoarder, although I guess I’m in recovery since I am using it and gifting some of it.) I also like the pink brushed onto the flowers. A lovely card!

  9. Lovely card and what a great way to use the DSP! Love it Chop it, you can always buy more while it is still current. Thanks for sharing with us.