Two-way DSP Cards

Hello Stampers!  The way things are going – it looks like we will be keeping to ourselves for a while longer. This is a great time to catch up on all occasion cards or get ahead on your Christmas cards! 

I have two cards to share today showing you how you can use our awesome two-sided DSP and show off both sides! It’s so easy I don’t know why I didn’t come across it sooner. The two samples I have today are very simple but you know you can jazz them up.


For this card I cut the base card at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ then cut off 3 1/4″ from the long side, scored at 4 1/4″. That’s how I got the left hand flap. 

Then I cut my DSP at 4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered that onto the flap close to the fold so that the card would close nicely. Doing it this way I also had a little border on the right. Remember when you adhere your Whisper White piece for a sentiment be sure to line it up very close to the fold so that it doesn’t overlap that right hand border. Now you can show off both sides of your DSP.





I then decided to try something a bit different…

I cut my base card at 5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ on the 5 1/2″ side. Then for the DSP I cut it at 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ so that I wouldn’t have a right hand border but rather a full front.



I rounded the two right hand corners on my inside Whisper White and then centered it since I did not need to worry about a right hand border.


Since these were just sample try-outs, I used retired DSP. Also, I just used white ribbon on the front border but you could also emboss that little flap or use the new “Borders Abound” stamp set or use a cut out from a die.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Many Mates (New)

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Floral Boutique DSP (R)

Accessories – White Ribbon, Tasteful Labels Dies (New)



I think I’ll work up a really nice and highly decorated version with current DSP and products for next week’s post. I was pretty excited about this because I always felt badly covering up one side of our beautiful DSP.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this technique and you’ll try it. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna



Gingham Daisies

Hello Stampers!  Now that we’re into nice spring weather and flowers are blooming I thought you might enjoy this colorful card.

I love daisies and the two daisy punches are my favorites. I was inspired to make this card by fellow demo Rosanne Mulhern.  It was just too cute to pass up.


I stepped out of my comfort zone by using all Calypso Coral but I love the way it turned out.


It’s simple but so cute!

Basically I used Calypso Coral Cardstock, matching gingham from the 6 x 6 pack and punches. The only stamping was the sentiment and whatever you want to stamp inside. 

This is a quick card to make up and have on hand. You can use any colors, especially the new In Colors, and any DSP. Give it a try!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this card and will try making one of your own. 

Next week I’ll share a Father’s Day card…it’s coming up!

Until then…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Fancy Fun Fold – 2 Versions

Hello Stampers!

Today I have two cards made the same but with different embellishments. I had so much fun making these cards. I made both cards and envelope flaps from one piece of 12 x 12 DSP. As I have mentioned in past posts I’m trying to use up retired DSP and I’m having so much fun being creative. I have a lot of photos for you today. 

The directions for the fold were given in my May 15, 2020 Tri-fold Friendship Card.

I turned the card so that it opens horizontally.







Using all the same paper I now turned so that the card reads vertically. I also changed up the embellishments.


The daisies kind of shine because I used Shimmery White cardstock.





Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Blooms & Bliss DSP (R)

Accessories – Ornate Border Dies (NEW), Well Written Dies, Faceted Gems, Medium Daisy Punch, Leaf Punch



Here’s another look at both cards…


I hope you are finding time to be creative. I really like this fold and it’s all so easy. 

Don’t forget…if you have made a card you’d like to share…send a photo or two to me via email and I’ll post your creation and you as my guest stamper!

Take care! Happy Stampining!    Donna

Double Z-Fold Sunflowers

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a sneak peek at one of the new stamp set & die bundles coming to you on June 3, 2020!

I am crazy about this bundle since I love sunflowers! I played around with this bundle and this is what I came up with…

I actually used So Saffron cardstock and stamped the sunflower on it and then used both the light and dark Stampin’ Blends to highlight the flower. I think I’ll go back and do the same with the leaves to make them have more depth.


Here’s a close up. I’m thinking of doing another sunflower card and fussy cut the layers of the flower. Time consuming but I bet it will be gorgeous. 


Here are the cutting directions to make a Double Z-Fold card:

Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″

Inside fold – 3 x 9 3/4″, score at 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″

DSP – parenthesis shows number of pieces  (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″      (1) 4″ x 5 1/4″

Whisper White – (1) 2 3/4″ x 4″     (2) 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Celebrate Sunflowers (available on June 3, 2020)

Ink – Early Espresso

Paper – Early Espresso, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, Botanical Gardens DSP (R)

Accessories – Sunflowers Dies (available on June 3, 2020), Stampin’ Blends


Hope you enjoyed this card. I’ll be sharing other sneak peeks of new items. I’m having so much fun going through my retired DSP and the new items I pre-ordered. 



Until next time…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Your Friendship Card

Hello Stampers! 

We’re pretty much back to “normal” LOL!

I have a card for you today that is sooo versatile. Next week I’ll have a similar one but a bit different. I love this Fun Fold.


I made this card for a friend who helped my husband and I out during our weeks with the virus, 


You can see it’s a pretty neat fold of DSP attached to a piece of cardstock. Love it!


I like putting the sentiment on an angle…no worries about centering it! 🙂 Plenty of room to write a nice message.


Close-up of last page for message.



DSP cut 5 1/4″ x 11 3/4″, score at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 7 3/4″

Accordion fold and attach to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ cardstock



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Free As A Bird

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral

Paper – Bird Ballad DSP, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White

Accessories – Label Me Lovely Punch


Here’s another card I made using same paper but different sentiments.



If you have a lot of full sheets of DSP this is a great fold to make two cards from each sheet. 

Once you make this card you will be hooked. Inspiration from Patty Bennett & Fold Idea from Amy Combs.

Stay healthy and safe!

Happy Stamping!   Donna

Daisy Lane

Hello Stampers!  

Just a quick personal update – on Monday my husband was tested for Covid-19 and on Wednesday we were given the results that he is positive. Luckily he does not have a severe case – he has fever, chills, body ache and major fatigue but NO cough and NO shortness of breath. We have to totally isolate from each other (which is a real pain!) but it’s best for both of us. I’m still fine so there is the possibility that I am a carrier or I am positive with no symptoms. We are hoping he will be out of the woods in about a week and a half.


Now for today’s card…I need to give credit to my friend Su Mohr for this layout. I really like white on white with a pop of color.


Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Stamp Set – Daisy Lane

Ink – Blushing Bride, So Saffron

Paper – Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Subtles 6×6 DSP

Accessories – Well Written Dies, Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder, Medium Daisy Punch, Small Daisy Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch



Photos taken outside in our lemon tree – full sun and shade.

Please excuse if I’ve already shown this card…I don’t find it in past posts but it is very familiar. I found it with the Project Recipe on my desk which made me think I had not posted it yet.

I hope you are keeping busy with your card making and other crafts. I’m slowly getting back in the groove. Too much going on here. LOL              Take care and I’ll have a neat Hawaiian card for you next time (also one we made at an event). 

Stay healthy – this is a nasty virus and you DON’T want it!

Happy Stamping!    Donna


Daisy Lane Smile

Hello Stampers! Today I’m using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. You can do so much with this set, it’s great.


Isn’t this so pretty! I did get the idea for this card when browsing through Pinterest but I didn’t write down who it was so…whoever you are…thank you! 🙂

Now that I own the new 3D Subtles Embossing Folder I would use that as my background embossing. 


With the simple “Smile” this card can be used for almost any occasion. 



Those brown specs you see are not a mistake. They are a sprinkle of color. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Daisy Lane, Birthday Wishes

Ink – So Saffron, Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce

Paper – So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron

Accessories – Daisy Punches Small & Medium, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Gold Faceted Gems, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter



There are just so many pretty daisies you can make with this stamp set and the coordinating punches. You will be seeing a lot of daisies for a while. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!  Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Happy Labor Day

Hello Stampers! Hope you are having a fun day. I have a cute Summer Days card for you today.

I had to use our retired Sheltering Tree Stamp Set for this card…sometimes we just have to dig into the past sets. 🙂


This is a perfect card to celebrate the last days of summer…with a cold drink and a friend!



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Sheltering Tree (R)

Ink – Garden Green, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody

Paper – Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories – Seasonal Layers Dies


Hope you enjoyed this card and until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Bye for now…Donna

Apples for the Teachers

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a quick look at the cards I made for my grandchildren’s teachers. I also made some cute treats for my retired teacher friends when we had our “first day of NOT going to school” brunch.


These are a sneak peek at some new items. I’m loving these new Gathered Leaf Dies…they emboss and cut!  The apple comes from the Harvest Hellos Bundle. Too cute!


I made these treats from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies…a huge hit! Also used the Come to Gather DSP. Both from the Holiday Catalog.


Only 8 more days and you too can order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog and see it on line. I’ll be posting it on Sept. 4th in my Weekly Newsletter as well as here on my blog. 

Sorry I’m teasing you but these items are just so cute!

Happy Stamping!    Donna

You’re Inspiring

Hello Stampers…hope spring has finally sprung where you live. Here in San Diego we’re still getting rain and that is unreal!

Today I have a lovely card for you to make for almost any occasion. I used the You’re Inspiring stamp set which is retiring as of June 3rd. I love these daffodils and this is a set I will not part with for quite a while.


Of course I had to use Daffodil Delight and it’s the perfect color!  I have been working on my photos and decided to give up on my camera and just use my phone. I can now take photos on my phone and quickly upload them to my computer. I really like the look so much better. 




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – You’re Inspiring

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Accessories – Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Corner Round Punch, Layering Ovals Dies, Organdy Ribbon, Stampin’ Blends



I actually made several of these cards for different occasions and I can’t wait to mail them!  This is a bright and cheery card to make so I hope you’ll try it. 

Until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna