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Trimming The Town Card Inspiration

Our card inspiration features the Trimming The Town DSP, a new set of papers from Stampin’ Up! found in the 2020 Christmas catalogue.

First, what’s DSP?

DSP – that’s Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up! language. They are printed papers that are double-sided, acid free, lignin free that has a thickness ideal for all kinds of paper crafting as well as box making. They usually come in 12 x 12 inches but are also available in 6×6 inches. 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 inspiration that’s made by cutting the houses and trees from Trimming The Town DSP. It is simple and quick to make.

Christmas card using Trimming The Town DSP and Gift Wrapped Bundle from Stampin' Up!.

First, trim the houses and trees. I used my scissors for this and while it may seem like a tedious process, it’s quite easy because there weren’t a lot of twists and turns. Then, stick them on your card base.

Next, heat emboss the bow in white embossing powder, punch it out and then stick.

Lastly, stamp your sentiment and you’re done. I used a stitched oval die for mine.

Check out the cards I made, also using this bundle for more inspiration. You will love how easy it is to use with DSP.

Fun tips:

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.

Gift Wrapped Bundle from Stampin' Up! and white embossing powder on vellum.

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 and make these boxes in advance because trust me you will need them when Christmas is knocking at your door.

Watch the video below for the tutorial. Also, you need to trim your DSP into 6×6 inches. or any square measurement for other sizes.

Here’s a checklist:

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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