I set a goal for myself to use up all my retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) over the summer. Well, I didn’t manage to do it by the end of summer (I kept finding more … and more … and more!), but I have made LOADS of cards and am continuing to use up beautiful retired paper. One of my strategies for doing this quickly and easily was to find a card design I like, and then make as many of that design as I can manage with my remaining paper. The latest paper to get that treatment in my craft studio was the lovely and whimsical “Carried Away” paper from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration catalogue.
I made over 50 of these cards in the past week or so. Once I chose the design, I just cut all the paper and cardstock to size, then assembled. I stamped different colours of balloons and used a variety of sentiments, so I got a whole assortment of different looks and occasions for the cards.
Here’s a handy tip: See that white square framing the balloon paper? I stamped the balloon on that cardstock square, then used the thinlit to cut it out. Because I covered the white square with another cardstock layer and then a DSP layer, you can’t see the cutout – and I saved cardstock 🙂
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″
White square: 2.5 x 2.5″
Cardstock square: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8″
DSP square: 2.25 x 2.25″
White cardstock for sentiment: 2.5 x .75″