The next 3 weeks are going to be all about Simple Card Making With Designer Series Paper–designing it with DSP (Designer Series Paper.). If you know me at all, you know that quick and easy cards, especially using DSP, is my passion. Let me show you how to make simple handmade cards with Stampin Up designer series paper!

There are so many gorgeous papers!  Card making is super easy when you let the “paper do the work!”  The Stampin’ Up! catalog is full of stunning designer series paper, and since they are on sale the entire month of July, I thought I would share a ton of projects with you in hopes that you will fall as in love with them as I am and take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Sale!  My post today is Simple Card Making With Designer Series Paper: Design it with DSP – Tropical Escape.

Card Making Designs by Jackie Bolhuis

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Learn Some Paper Cutting Tips in Today’s Video

Not only do I share tips for making these 2 cards, but I show you how easy it is to figure out the size to cut your cardstock for perfect layering.


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Fun Fold Video using Picture Perfect Birthday

Designer Series Paper: Design it With DSP – Tropical Escape

Let’s take a close look at this designer series paper.  It is a 6″ x 6″ pack that comes with 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 different designs.  That means you actually get 24 different prints since they are double sided!

Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper by Stampin Up

This paper only has 3 colors in it:  Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride and Shaded Spruce.  Makes it really easy to create cards using these colors.

Let’s take a close look at the 2 cards I made using this paper.

Simple Card Making With Designer Series Paper

Card Recipe:

  • Blushing Bride:  4 1/4″ x 11″, score & fold at 5 1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Tropical Escape DSP:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Scraps of Whisper White & Shaded Spruce
  • Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon
  • See bottom of post for complete list of all supplies used

Simple Handmade Cards

Inside Recipe:

  • Whisper White:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP:  3/4″ x 5 1/4″

The greetings for this card (inside and outside) are from the Detailed With Love stamp set, found on page 39 of the 2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!

Designer Series Paper: Design it With DSP – Tropical Escape Card #2

designer series paper Tropical Escape

The Granny Apple Green with black is absolutely stunning.  I am so happy how this card turned out.  (yes, the Black & White stripe is also DSP in Tropical Escape package!)

Card Recipe:

  • Granny Apple Green”. 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Basic Black:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Tropical Escape DSP:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ & 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (you could cut the larger piece smaller and put them side by side, but I find it is easier to just layer the strip of DSP over the larger piece)
  • Scrap of white

Stampin up tropical escape designer series paper

Inside Recipe:

  • Whisper White:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP:  3/4″ x 5 1/4″

The greetings for this card are from 2 different stamp sets.  On the front, the “thank you” is from Accented Blooms on page 19, and on the inside, it’s from Friendly Conversation on page 117.

Best Embossing Folder EVER!

For real, this is the absolute best embossing folder ever!!!  It’s called SUBTLE and it makes your cardstock look textured.  I think this picture shows it a little better.

card making made easy

Subtle Embossing Folder tips with Jackie Bolhuis Klompen Stampers

What Do You Think?

Do you like this paper?  What about this embossing folder?I would love to hear your thoughts…..please leave a comment to let me know.

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Stampin up designer series paper

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Products Used To Make Today’s Card

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