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It’s that time of year … the new annual catalogue is coming, and it’s time to say goodbye to some of our favourite products. One product that consistently retires with the end of each catalogue is also a product that I find completely irresistible …. Designer Series Paper! I’ve been working on using up my stash of retired paper since the summer of 2017, and believe it or not … the end is finally in sight!! To keep me on top of this goal, I am currently crafting to use up all my about-to-retire paper from the 2019 annual catalogue and the 2020 spring mini catalogue.

Do you have stacks of paper taking up space in your craft room? Here’s a collection of my favourite layouts, which I hope will inspire you to use up some of that beautiful paper! It will bring so much more joy when it’s attached to a card and sent to a person instead of sitting on a shelf in your craft room, I promise you!

Simple DSP Layout: I’ve made HUNDREDS of cards with variations of this layout. Read all about it in this post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z-fold Card: Once you’re in the “use it up” frame of mind, you will LOVE the z-fold card, because it’s a fancy-fold card with huge impact AND it uses more than a cardfront’s worth of DSP. Quick and easy to put together, wonderful fun for a loved one to receive! Learn how to make them here!

Simple DSP Square: This is a great way to ‘let your DSP do the talking’. You can decorate as much or as little as you’d like! Learn how to make this card here!

Double Framed Panel: I discovered this layout recently and I love it. It’s quick, it’s simple, and you get to show off two different pieces of our beautiful DSP!

Split Panel Card: Another way to show off two different pieces of DSP is to create a split panel card, where both panels are 4″ wide and overlap to create a card front 5.25″ in height. This design gives you flexibility as the pieces don’t need to all be the same size. Use a piece of cardstock, DSP, or ribbon to cover the seam between the two pieces.

Sampler Card: If you’ve made batches of all the layouts above, you might be getting down to the small pieces of DSP … so it’s time for a sampler card! There are lots of variations, including the one in this post!

Scrappy Strips: And now you’re down to the tiniest bits and pieces left … so it’s time for a scrappy strips card! If you are on my newsletter list, you would have received this tutorial in the newsletter recently. I’ll be publishing it here in an upcoming blog post, so watch this space …. and in the meantime, click here to subscribe!

Woohoo! Now I’ve got a whole stack of cards instead of a whole stack of paper. I can add any sentiments and embellishments I want, and then pop them in the mail to send some joy!

If you loooooove paper like I do, you might want to think about doing a paper share with me. Everyone who goes in on a paper share will get a portion (either 1/2 or 1/4) of a pack of paper, instead of a whole pack. That way you get to try out lots of beautiful papers, without buying way more than you need! If you’re interested in doing a paper share with papers from the new annual catalogue, drop me a line!

What’s your favourite layout to show off Designer Series Paper? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This is probably the simplest fun-fold card you could possibly make … and it’s my latest de-stashing obsession! I’m not sure if there’s an official name for this fold, but I’ve been calling it a Z-fold card.

Nature Z fold

(Note: If you prefer written tutorials, click here! If you prefer video tutorials, read on!)

You’ll need:

Cardstock: 4.25 x 11″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″, and 4 x 2.5″
White cardstock: 4 x 2.5″

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Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.

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This is probably the simplest fun-fold card you could possibly make … and it’s my latest de-stashing obsession! I’m not sure if there’s an official name for this fold, but I’ve been calling it a Z-fold card.

Cardstock: 4.25 x 11″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″, and 4 x 2.5″
White cardstock: 4 x 2.5″

(Note: If you prefer video tutorials, click here! If you prefer written tutorials, read on!)

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Score your cardstock at 2.75″ and 5.5″. Fold as below.

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Attach your cardstock and DSP panels as below.

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Embellish as desired.

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It’s that easy! This card fits in a standard notecard envelope (5.75 x 4.5″) and best of all – unlike many fancy-fold cards – you can get two cardbases out of one piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, with no wastage. This might be why I’m obsessed with this fold right now …? I made about 130 of these on a recent weekend away! (I had cut all the cardstock and paper ahead of time, and assembled while relaxing in a hotel room watching Netflix with a dear friend on a girls’ getaway …. yep, that’s how we do it!!)

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Here are some more of the finished cards:

I’m even using this fold for my October workshops:

Nature Z fold

The October 15th workshop still has room! If you want to come and make this card, along with two other fun-fold cards, go to the “Upcoming Events” page and RSVP before the class is full!

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.

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