Quick and simple cards using Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration DSP
These cards were so quick and simple to make that I couldn’t stop at just one! I used the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is another one of the free Sale-a-bration items Stampin’ Up! is offering until September 30.
I wanted to try designs that showcased both sides of the DSP since the entire pack is black and white and you get a lot of it! I love a good black and white pattern because of the versatility. It can be used for both feminine and masculin occasions and can be paired with any colour.
The Beautifully Penned DSP also coordinates with everything “Hand-Penned” as seen in the Annual Catalogue on pages 103 & 104. I used the Hand-Penned bundle in my card samples. These are the Hand-Penned products available in the Annual Catalogue:
There is a 10% savings when purchasing a Hand-Penned Petals Bundle. The savings price is $63.75 and would qualify your order for a free Sale-A-Bration item such as the Beautifully Penned DSP up until midnight on September 30.
Beautifully paired with Pale Papaya In-Color
This design was perfect for showcasing both the front and back of the DSP. Leaving a 1-¼” flap of base cardstock on the front allowed me to use a large piece of the DSP. When the card is opened, the backside pattern is visible. This is such a perfect design when both the back and front of the DSP are similar.
I split a roll of Pale Papaya & White ½” ribbon with a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and it was sitting on my desk begging to be used. It works with the dominant white pattern but also helps ground the busy side of the backside pattern. The scalloped rectangles were die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the sentiments are from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set. I finished off the card with a few of the Pale Papaya Genial Gems. Which Pale Papaya card do you like most?
Beautifully paired with Fresh Freesia In-Color
I flip flop with Fresh Freesia or Pale Papaya being my favourite of the 2021-2023 In-Color collection. In these cards I used the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in the flowers with 1st and 2nd generation stamping of Fresh Freesia ink. The green colour I used for the leaves and ribbon (on the dot background card) was another In-Color called Soft Succulent. Stampin’ Up! really hit it out of the park this year with the five new In-Colors. Now you’re probably wondering what the other two In-Colors are… they are Evening Evergreen and Polished Pink.
Using the stamps to fill in the images is so fast and easy. I love Two-Step Stampin’ sets because it gives you so many options when making your cards and therefore more value for your purchase.
Monochromatic cards using Beautifully Penned DSP
These two monochromatic cards are my husband’s favourite. I really like them too but I still fancy the Pale Papaya cards.
Using a couple of the dies from the Penned Flowers Dies, I cut out the flower clusters from Basic Black and Basic White paper. They make stunning focal points and are the perfect size. Again, the sentiments come from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and the black twine is from Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.
Combining Beautifully Penned DSP patterns
I challenged myself with this card. I wanted to combine the patterns on a card front and use the ripped paper look because it would work nicely with separating the patterns a bit. The torn paper leaves a white edge and that’s what helps distinguish the separation of the patterns.
If you are interested in the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration DSP, you get it free with a $60 order from my online store or you can simply contact me to make an order. If you want to learn more about the Sale-A-Bration items or how this promotion works, visit my What is Sale-A-Bration and how do I get free items post.
If you have any questions regarding the supplies or measurements, be sure to leave a comment below or contact me and I will gladly help you out!
Remember to tag me (@creativeblendwithdawn) on social media if you make any of these card designs. I would love to see them.
Until the next one, Dawn
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