Stampin Up Designer Series Paper – Stamping With Guneaux Designs

What do you do with a design from a package of Stampin Up Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you’re disappointed with?  Do you use the design from the DSP or store it away?  I’m quite certain that this has happened to most of us who use any designer paper from any vendor. 

This certainly has happened with me.  For example, there is one design within the Stampin’ Up! International Bazaar DSP (126920) that I wasn’t sure how to use as it is so bold and busy.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE bold colors.  But this one design is just too busy for me.  For your reference, it’s the seventh design from the top down in the following photo of the International Bazaar Stampin Up Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

After some thought, I decided to make a card using the design from the Stampin Up Designer Series Paper as a secondary element on the card, and the colors within that design as the primary elements for the card. The colors in this particular design are Tangerine Tango (111349), Lucky Limeade (122926), Pacific Point (111350), Daffodil Delight (119683), and Rich Razzleberry (115316).  Here’s the card I made with the design:

 Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

What about the card stands out most to you?  Is it the design from the Stampin Up Designer Series paper; the Lucky Limeade card base, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, and Rich Razzleberry strips of card stock; or the Daffodil Delight leaf?  Is it the embossing on these elements with the Argyle Embossing Folder (127750) that gives texture to the card? 

For me, it’s definitely not the design from the Stampin Up Designer Series paper.  It is the latter three of the above four possibilities. When I look at the card, it’s these elements that stand out as primary elements, and the design that I dislike is in the background as a secondary element. 

The following are more pictures of the card:

 Stampin Up Designer Series Paper


Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

 The sentiment on the leaf is from the Trust God Stamp Set (126702).

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

 These flowers were made using the art of paper quilling.

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

If you experience what I’ve described above regarding a design within a Stampin Up Designer Series Paper package, let the colors within that piece be your guide for developing the primary element(s) of your project and the design itself be your secondary element.  Following this guidance will help you to use all of the designs within a Stampin Up Designer Series Paper package and not waste it.

The intent of this post is to provide guidance instead of instructions on how to make the card featured in the guidance.  I hope you find this helpful.

Leave a comment, please, regarding the guidance provided (positive or negative).  I love getting comments!  So make my day! (lol)

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen
 Have fun creating with Stampin Up Designer Series Paper!

2 thoughts on “Stampin Up Designer Series Paper – Stamping With Guneaux Designs

  1. Thanks so much for the “ugly paper” post! Your card is great- using small pieces really makes a difference. I will try that with my “ugly paper”- Candlelight Christmas is actually growing on me, but it will never be a favorite!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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