Tag Archives: Best Year Ever DSP

Made my Day

2015_05_31IMG_7137 Todays card is a layer intensive layout and features some sweet but retired Best Year Ever DSP that was available during Stampin Up’s annual sale-a-bration campaign. All layers were matted on Early Espresso cardstock.  I added coordinating ribbon and then added the sentiment from the Best Day Ever stamp set.

Leave a comment

Filed under Birthday, Cards, Thank You

So many candles so little time

2015_05_28IMG_7128 I love everything about birthdays and send out many birthday cards every year so I am always in need of birthday cards. Todays post is one that I made that features the Confetti Celebration DSP #133692 from Stampin Up. The bright dots in the background scream birthday and I then created the multi candle layer by randomly stamping candles from the Best Day Ever (now retired) stampset in coordinating bright inks. I cut the banner using the banner element from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits #137547 and added a piece of Tangelo  Twist Satin Ribbon #133669. The featured panel is stamped using the Best Day Ever stampset and matted in strawberry slush to create a fun and cheerful birthday card.

The Confetti Celebration DSP is one of many items on the Stampin Up retirement list.  Be sure to check out the list and stock up before your favorites are gone for good.

Leave a comment

Filed under Birthday, Cards

Butterfly Trio


Today I am trying to clear out the old and make room for the new Stampin Up stuff coming this week that I was able to pre-order.  Today’s card is done using a crumb cake card base and a crumb cake textured layer. The card took flight when I  added butterflies cut using the Stampin Up Butterflies Thinlits #137360 and the now retired Best Year Ever DSP.  I adorned each butterfly center with punched flowers and pearls and added a Bitty Banner #129267and a sentiment.

Leave a comment

Filed under Birthday, Cards, Friendship, General, Thinking of You

2fer Masculine Birthdays

2015_05_11IMG_7126For today’s post I am showcasing 2 cards that use the same Stamp Up DSP-Best Year Ever. The Best Year Ever DSP was part of the annual Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration and is no longer available; however any of the wonderful DSP’s can be used to duplicate both these cards.

For the first card (on the right) I used the Stampin Up On Film Framelits #132969 to frame the adorable Cheerful Critters Photopolymer stampset #137932. I colored the shirt and added a sentiment in his sign and matted it on a piece of pool party cardstock and a piece of hello honey satin ribbon #133671.

2015_05_09IMG_7124For the 2nd card (on the left) I kept it simple and just used the Best Year DSP as the main layer then added a strip of white matted on espresso and then added coordinating punched banners #133519 and layered them. To add interest I stapled the top banner using the Stampin Up handheld stapler #139083.

Leave a comment

Filed under Birthday, Cards, Friendship

Just Sayin Hello

2015_05_02IMG_7133 Today I am just popping in to Say hello and good bye to some of the Stampin Up products that have retired or are on the current retired list.  The Best Year Ever DSP is from the recent Stampin Up sale-a-bration.  I punched a hole in the DSP Strip using the 2″ Circle Punch.  I then added a piece of coordinating DSP from the Best Day Ever under the main DSP to accent the multi-layered hello.  The hello was cut multiple times using the Hello You Thinlits #137363. I added the sentiment from the soon to be retired Just Sayin’ #133203 stamp set. I framed the sentiment using the Bitty Banners Framelits # 129267 and added a flower punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch.

Be sure to check out the Stampin Up retiring stamps and accessories before they are gone forever.  Some of the retiring embellishments have already sold out and lots are discounted so get em while you can!

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General, Thinking of You

One time wonder

For today’s card, I thought I was going to make a bunch of these for thank yous.2015_04_07IMG_7101  It looks simple and turned out great but it was too cumbersome to make more than one at a time.  I needed several thank yous at once and I was strapped for time so I just made one {for now}.  I punched lots of 1″ circles #119868 from the no longer available Best Year Ever DSP but any DSP would work great. The great part about DSP is that you get 2 different patterns that adds color and pizazz to the card. I separated the DSPs so that I designs were represented and I folded each DSP in half and then started to adhere them to the card front in a staggered pattern.  Once they were all down I added a strip of Stampin Up Beach House Washi Tape # 133689. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up Fabulous Four #134171 stamp set and I added a few cork flowers(no longer available) left over from previous projects.  I plan to make a birthday version of this card using bright DSP patterns.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Thank You

SAB Thanks

2015_04_14IMG_7117 Today’s post is a quick Thank You card I made using all Stampin Up Sale-a-bration products that are no longer available but if you were lucky and smart enough to take advantage of the annual Sale-a-bration here’s a card for you! I sent this card to some of my customers that took advantage of the sale. This layout is a great one to use other DSP and a large stamp set or big focal panel.

I used the Best Year Ever DSP for the background paper and matted in on a coordinating piece of calypso coral cardstock. I then added the Stamped image using the For Being You to the whisper white panel and then stamped the Thanks on a piece of co-ordinating DSP and hand cut out the letters and adhered them to the card panel.  I love that the size of this stamp is big enough to use the paper piecing technique.  Hopefully the new Stampin Up annual catalog will have some Big stamp images.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Thank You