July 21, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Folded Corners DSP Background

Welcome to our July Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring products using Designer Series Paper. This hop features a group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you for our theme this month so be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Julia's blog. Didn't she have a lovely project?!

This DSP is SO Flippin' Pretty

I am in love with the HAND-PENNED Designer Series Paper (DSP). I have trouble deciding which side of the paper to use on my cards, so I created this card using a layout that shows off both sides at once. And even better, this gorgeous DSP is currently on sale for the month of July 2021! I added some of the PENNED FLOWERS dies to complete the focal point. Keep reading for some tips I learned when designing this card.

Tip #1:

Lay out your squares so that any directional patterns will not be turned wrong when the  scored the corners are folded. Don't worry about the patterns that have an all over pattern with flowers going many directions. (I cut my squares at 1-3/4" [4.4 cm]).

Tip #2:

Turn your DSP squares diagonally so that they form a diamond on your trimmer (or scoring tool). And line them up precisely and so that you can score evenly at 3/4" [2 cm]. 

Tip #3

Be very sure you are using the scoring blade, and not the cutting blade on your trimmer. 😊

Tip #4

Flip over the DSP at the score line and glue down the corner to show both sides of the beautiful paper. (This is important to keep the corners folded). 

For my card base I decided to use the coordinating HAND-PENNED Memories & More Cards and Envelopes. They are so perfect with this DSP and make your cards look so sharp with the printed envelopes. Also, a beautiful card deserves a beautiful inside. 

The list of supplies used to make this card are below the links to this month's blog participants. Be sure to check out every stop in this month's blog hop. You won't want to miss a single project! 

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Thanks for hopping with us this month! Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Sandy's blog to see another fabulous project.

Joy 🌷

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Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sue Boerner

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Joy Nelson   YOU ARE HERE

Sandy Ward

Nancy Reynolds 

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    1. Beautiful card Joy, I like being able to enjoy both sides of DSP and your card makes great use of this lovely DSP.

    2. Great use of smaller pieces of patterned paper!

    3. Great design to show off both sides of the paper

    4. I love how torn you get when both sides of the paper are too pretty! Super cute card, Joy.

    5. OH this is so cool - and it looks glorious on the Memories and More card - extra design detail on the card which is perfect. I love your way of showing off both sides of the paper. Love love love. THankyou for the great tips!! I know I've sliced a few things I wanted to score!!!

    6. Joy, I love everything about your card, especially the inside! So much fun to see both sides of the DSP!

    7. I love the Hand-Penned DSP! Fabulous card and great tips. I'll be CASE'ing your card soon!


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