Create with DSP Hydrangea Hill Paper Projects

Today is Part Two of my “Create With DSP” Series and we’ll be focusing on the Hydrangea Hill papers! Whether it’s a large design, a tiny print, small odd-sized pieces, or even scraps, there’s something to try for your next stack of cards!

This is part of a series of card recipe posts showing different card styles that will showcase your favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) and help anyone over any amount of intimidation when it comes to using it! To see them all, click here!

Spring cleaning? Use some of your DSP to make a stack of cards! This is the best excuse to give yourself some time to craft. Bonus: you’ll finish a STACK of cards so you will be prepared for lots of upcoming occasions, or just because!

Begin here by clicking and get yourself ready to make a stack of cards from your Designer Series Paper!

In that post, Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper was showcased, and we’ll find how to coordinate cardstock and narrow down the possibilities to just a few matching stamp sets.

In this post, we’ll show the best ways to showcase your Designer Series Papers! Whether it’s a large design, a tiny print, small odd-sized pieces, or even scraps, there’s something to try!

See below for some great ways to showcase your pretty Designer Series Paper with lots of examples using the Hydrangea Hill DSP:


Create with DSP: Hydrangea Hill

Ways to showcase your favorite Designer Series Paper:

Choose your favorite design and use it first!:

  • Want to use a paper that has a small design? Die-Cut it! I really enjoy the Tasteful Labels dies for this; I can die-cut a small white piece for a sentiment and then mat it with a larger cut from designer paper!
  • Want to use a paper that has a large print? Consider using it as your background to showcase it! I used a small piece of Vellum paper on top for this romantic card (with step-by-step recipe!) as well as the example below.

What sizes are your paper pieces? Full size, half size, or even scraps?:

  • Do you have odd sizes of pretty paper? By this, I mean pieces that are smaller than an entire background. Consider cutting it into pieces for a Block Design. And with double-sided paper, it’s even easier to match blocks!

Now is a great time to try some Fun-Folds!:

  • With pretty paper, one of the best ways to showcase it is with a fun-fold card. Many fun-fold cards allow you to show off multiple designs at once.
  • The Transparent Middle Card design is a fun card to try with smaller pieces, especially if you are like me and can’t decide which paper to choose!
  • A Flap Fold Card is a great way to experiment with how two different designs mix together. In the design below, I have a 3” strip on the outside flap, and an 1” strip showing through from the inside of the card.
  • Wanna showcase THREE different papers on ONE card? How about an accordion-fold card? If you die-cut a tag for the front, you can make it FOUR ha ha! With these papers, I knew a Mother’s Day card and a sympathy card would look good.

Lastly, let’s use up any leftover scraps:


Supplies for creating a stack of DSP Hydrangea Hill Cards:

Here you’ll find what I used for my stack of cards, but these are not requirements! Simply, I found these match well to the chosen Designer Series Paper. Use what you like and what works for the type of cards you need!


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Here is what I now have left from my 1/4 share of the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper:

It feels so good to have so little waste! Plus I now have a STACK of cards that are ready to send out!! Definitely worth the time.

Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed the time to create with DSP Hydrangea Hill and the different ways to showcase your favorite designer series paper. If you want to have access to lots of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter !

Interested in making a few projects with your designer series papers? Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Happy Crafting!

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