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Card Inspiration – Trimming The Town DSP

What’s DSP?

DSP – that’s Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up! language. They are double-sided, acid free, lignin free and has a thickness ideal for all kinds of paper crafting, including box making. These DSPs are vibrant and always include a variety in every pack so you’re always spoilt for choice. Take this Trimming The Town DSP for example. When you explore the pack, you will find gorgeous Christmas themed images as well as geometric prints on the other side of the paper so you can extend it’s use beyond Christmas. Cut out the shapes and you can make cards, tags and decorations with them.

Let’s make a card!

Here’s a card that’s made by cutting the houses and trees. It is simple and quick to make. As we all know, we give out the most number of cards during Christmas so this DSP is perfect! Fun to make, beautiful and will delight everyone so what’s not to like?

I paired this DSP with the Gift Wrapped Bundle, a stamp set and punch bundle that I love. Check out the cards I made using this bundle to inspire you. You will love how easy they are to make and they use DSPs too!

Fun tip: Heat emboss the bow in white emboss powder on vellum and punch it out for added interest. Apply this technique too when making tags for gifts.

Don’t forget to fill up the white spaces on your card with Snowflake Sequins. They complete the look and adds another fun layer to your card.

Let’s make a box too!

Another fun way to use up all these gorgeous papers is by making treat boxes. Think ahead, make these boxes in advance. Trust me, you will need them when Christmas is knocking at your door. Watch the video below for the tutorial. You need to trim your DSP into 6×6 inches.

Note: Paper used in the video is no longer available.

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I hope that you enjoyed this card inspiration. There is a sale at Stampin’ Up! for selected DSP until 31 October. Stock up, enjoy the gorgeous papers and save at the same time. Happy paper crafting!

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