Try a Hot Trend with These Tips: DSP Card Base

dsp card base ornate garden specialty designer series paper with under my umbrella flowers by lovenstamps

Simple message, simple design: a DSP Card Base lets the pretty paper do the hard design work for us, like with this feature greeting from the Under My Umbrella stamp set, paired with the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

If you haven’t seen one of my (many) DSP Card Base projects yet, the basic idea is that instead of folding a piece of cardstock in half to make the card base, the card base is created from a folded piece of Designer Series Paper.

dsp card base ornate garden specialty designer series paper with under my umbrella flowers by lovenstamps

A couple of tips for your DSP Card Base creations:

  • Cut your DSP to 4″ x 12″ and score at 5 1/2″ and 11″ to make a regular sized card. You’ll save paper because you can get 3 cards from a sheet of DSP, plus you’ll have the extra 1″ to fold inside (as here) or to the front (which I also love). That extra inch stabilizes the card front and adds a design element.
  • Cut an inside layer from Whisper White (3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) and adhere inside the card. This stabilizes the back of the card and gives you a place to stamp more or add your greetings.
  • Place a design layer across the front of your card to add stability to the card front. If the element is wide or large, it will add more heft to the front of your card.

dsp card base ornate garden specialty designer series paper with under my umbrella flowers by lovenstamps

Want to see the project in action? I’ve got a video tutorial that will take you step-by-step through the process.

View below or use the link to view directly on my LovenStamps YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!

Ready to stamp? Don’t forget that your order can qualify you for LovenStamps Perks Points and LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” when you use a hostess code! Check out the details on earning Perks Points and Card Kits with your order. April Tutorials are available now!!

Products You’ll Want for Stamping at Home (click images to order online):

Happy Stamping!

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

 

 

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Catalog, online 24-7!

  • Want a little? Place an order!
  • When you order: use April Hostess Code (U6SFA3BB). Earn 1 LovenStamps Perks Point for every $25 you order online, plus LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” with an order of $50 or more!
  • Want a lot? Host a party – or be your own hostess with a large online order! (Stampin’ Rewards begin at $150 in orders)
  • Want it ALL? Join my LovenStampfuls demonstrator
  •  

Get Crafts in Your Mailbox: Paper Pumpkin!

  • Build your stamps and ink collection EVERY month! All supplies included – even the adhesive, for only $22 each month!
  • Timely projects each month – create them as suggested or use the coordinating stamps, papers and embellishments to let your creativity shine!
  • Order either Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin codes (great for gifts!) or pay-as-you go with a credit or debit card Learn More

 

 

Share This Post

Join the Conversation