It’s the Last Midnight
Ok, that’s not quite true if you live in the Eastern or Central time zones. By Stampin’ Up! time, though, Monday night/Tuesday morning is the last midnight to take advantage of the “Buy three, Get One Free” Designer Series Paper (DSP) Promotion, as well as the Stampin’ Pad Family Recruiting Promotion.
If you’re not familiar with the promotions, here are the basics. If you join my team by 11:50 p.m. MT Tuesday, July 31, you can add a free color family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to your starter kit. That’s huge! Besides the $125 worth of products of your choice, you can add your favorite color family to the kit – all for only $99!
You also have through 11:50 p.m. MT July 31 to order three packs of DSP and get a fourth free. See which packs qualify here.
I think one of my absolute favorite Designer Series Paper packs is Petal Promenade. It’s perfect for cards, scrap booking, or home décor pieces. There are full pages of designs and a page with labels and borders. One side of each paper has photo-realistic flowers and the other has a marbled, textured look.
Here’s a little sample of the paper.
Isn’t it gorgeous? And here’s a card I made with it.
This is a simple Z-fold card. Create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ card from a strip of 4-1/4″ x 11″ cardstock (I used Tranquil Tide in this example) by scoring the long side at 5-1/2″. Then score the front at 2-3/4″. Easy!
The floral layer of my card is 2-1/2″ x 4″. The DSP does all the work. I simply stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then punched with a 1″ circle punch. I sponged it with Blushing Bride ink to tone the Vanilla down a bit and added a little Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon under the sentiment.
The opposite side of the floral DSP is the beautiful marbled image. I stamped just because from the Vertical Greetings Stamp Set, again in Tranquil Tide, along the edge.
Because it’s a Z-fold card, you have a little more opportunity for embellishment, or you can leave the 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ inside layer blank for a hand-written note. In this example I added a little stamping and some more of the DSP.
I stamped flowers from Graceful Garden on the 2-1/2″ x 4″ Very Vanilla panel and colored them with Classic Stampin’ Pads and an Aqua Painter. There’s a beautiful floral border in one of the DSP designs, so I cut a 2-1/2″ piece, loosely fussy cut around the flowers, and added it to the bottom of the layer.
Don’t miss out on these awesome promotions! You don’t want to be mentally kicking yourself on Wednesday when you realize you could have had the DSP you always wanted or 10 brand new stamp pads in the new design and new colors all for free!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day (and midnight!)
Petal Promenade is so beautiful and so is your card!
Thanks, Susan! I love it when the paper does the work!!
Very pretty paper, and I love how you used part of the border along the bottom of one panel.
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Thanks, Deborah! It is gorgeous paper.