Tuesday, January 24, 2012

From Scrapbooker to Cardmaker: Using Large Print DSP

Some pretty designer series paper (DSP) can be impossible to resist buying and then impossible to use.  For me, it is often a pretty floral.  I'm finding myself more and more a "B" side scrapper - using the small companion prints as the main papers on my pages.  So what am I to do with the larger prints in my stash or that come in collection kits?  I can often cut them up in ways that work on pages or on cards.

The card above is made from papers from a Stampin' Up! collection kit.  One of the papers featured a large floral print that was just too busy to work on any of my pages or on a card without a lot of trimming.  It wasn't just the large print but the number of colors and color contrast - gorgeous but difficult.

The basket weave background is also included in the video.  It is a great way to use up some scraps.  The sentiment is a rub-on making this a true - no stamping card.

Watch at YouTube

One thing I forgot to mention in the video:  If you are cutting out a design that doesn't have a distinct background like this paper does, you can cut out the design close, mat it on regular cardstock and then trim that it.  It is double work but gives a nice effect.  It is how I did the design on this card made from Basic Grey DSP:

There will probably be two or three more videos in this series over the next few weeks.  Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Greenhouse Gala by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip by SU!


  1. Pretty cards and great tips :)
    As much as I hate fussy cutting, I seem to be doing more of it ;)

  2. Well being a total and complete DP addict... I LOVE YOUR CARDS!! The weave technique is such a fun way to show off several different patterns!


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