No Designer Series Paper Gets Left Behind

Create a simple thank you card using Stampin Up Abstract Impressions - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

One of the most compelling and exciting things for me about the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (starts June 1) is the designer series paper.  I need ALL of it.  Every pretty patterned paper inch.  Frankly, the images in the catalog can’t do the paper justice.  After seeing them “live” on display in Las Vegas last month, I knew that every designer series paper offered had a guaranteed future in my craft studio!

Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is nothing short of sumptuous.  The floral patterns look hand painted and the 6 x 6 size is perfect for a card maker like me.  The beautiful designs cover vintage to modern.   Here’s a wish list for this “must-have” paper.

Enjoy this FREE Designer Series Paper Coordinating Color Chart with the colors for all the new paper!


Using a Stampin’ Trimmer, create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base using Shaded Spruce card stock.  Shaded Spruce is a new, crisp green color with a hint of blue.  It is a part of the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.  Learn more about the Color Revamp here and see a new color comparison here.

Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 pattern from Garden Impressions 6 x 6  Designer Series Paper.  Center the rectangle die from Sliding Door Framelits Dies on the pattern and cut using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform (to help keep the die in place).

Create a simple thank you card using Stampin Up Abstract Impressions - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

Adhere. the 4 x 5 1/4 pattern to the card base using snail.  Adhere the cut rectangle to a 3 9/16 x 2 1/2 piece of Shaded Spruce Card Stock.  Adhere over the “opening” on the pattern (card base) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP:  Be sure you have the top and bottom patterns lined up for the full effect.

Stamp “thank you” from Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Stamp Set on a 2 3/4 x 1 piece of Whisper White card stock.  Add the cross stitch perforation using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Big Shot and Magnetic Platform.  

For a final pop of personality, adhere a 2 3/4 x 1/4 strip of Pacific Point card stock to the sentiment as shown.

Create a simple thank you card using Stampin Up Abstract Impressions - Mary Fish StampinUp

Wrap a coordinating piece of Metallic Ribbon in Shaded Spruce (comes as a combo with Petal Pink) around the sentiment piece.  Tie in a bow and adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorials (and supply list) for the Garden Impressions Thank You card here.

GET IT NOW & SO MUCH MORE!   Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (including retiring merchandise).  You pay $99 (that’s $26 FREE) and the kit ships free (another 10% savings).   BONUS!  You’ll can add select products to the $99 kit from the NEW Annual Catalog NOW! Customers will have to wait until June 1! 

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  1. Oooo…yet another reason to have the Sliding Door Framelits. Thanks for the inspiration, Mary! Sweet card (as usual)!

  2. Mary, this paper was #1 on my list! I LOVE the floral patterns and bright colors! So on trend! Already on my craft table just waiting to be cut up!

  3. No it doesn’t MsMary, lovely ♥️

  4. Such a gorgeous card, Mary! This paper is going to be a huge hit! <3

  5. Mary, thank you so much for the pdf of the DSP. I have all of them that you have always done.

  6. Kadie in Arizona

    GREAT looking card Mary.

  7. Wow!! I love this DSP on today’s pretty card and the entire 6×6 pack, Mary. All the elements give is such a impact. Enjoy your day!

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