Ok, so my post today is not about making a card or learning a technique.  It is about #loveitchopit.  What is #loveitchopit you ask?? Only the most mind blowing amazing concept that when you learn about it you will think…..WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? I don’t know about you, but a Designer Series Paper pack will retire before I use it all up because I usually, well, forget about it!

I have only does this with one set of Designer Series Paper packs, but trust me, more will come.  I found this concept on Kylie Bertucci’s YouTube channel (Demo from New Zealand). She recommends that you take your DSP and chop it into usable sizes – 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Once you do this with a 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP, you will have a small strip left over that can be used anywhere on a card – inside or out.


Here is a sample of a different Designer Series Paper (Come Sail Away). For cards that are in portrait, you make 3 cuts at 4″ each:

Then take those strips and cut at 5 1/4″ which gives you 2 cuts for each strip, plus the little leftover strip.

Since there are two pieces of each pattern in Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper packs, I cut one for portrait cards and the other for landscape. You can see how I turned the same piece of Come Sail Away DSP 90 degrees and using the same measurements as above, cut the DSP.

On Kylie’s blog, she offers stamp case inserts for you to label the stamp case which holds your cut DSP. In addition to having a picture of the DSP, the insert also lists the coordinating card stock colors. 

I like to line envelopes with coordinating DSP sometimes and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do this with a cut piece of paper.  No worries!  I was able to die cut a piece of DSP to line an envelope with – awesome! I hope this new information will make your day like it made mine!!


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