Isn’t this holly branch design from the Joyful Designer Series Paper pack pretty? There are four different gold foiled patterns in this pack, each perfect for creating projects for the Holiday Season.

I’ve been wanting to cut this pattern, and for some reason, I couldn’t decide what to do with it. Designer Series Paper is usually my firt inspirational “go to”. I stopped stressing over a unique card design and decided to go with my favorite offset layers layout. It’s quick, and makes it easy to build a card displaying patterns and elements.

Another inspirational “go to” for me is to duplicate the pattern in the Designer Series Paper using die cut elements from sets I have. In this case, I thought the Magical Meadow Dies were a perfect match for the patterned paper. If you really study the Stampin’ Up! stamp and die sets, you’ll almost always find a great match to their Designer Series Paper. The coordination of pruducts will surprise you.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I used Brushed Gold cardstock for the first offset layer. It’s 2 3/4″ x 4″. I scored the four sides of this layer at 1/4″.
  • The Mossy Meadow cardstock offset layer is also 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • I cut the Brushed Gold elements using dies from the Magical Meadow Dies.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut. It’s from the Stars At Night stamp set.
  • I added a writing layer to the inside and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink.

So, find that great Designer Series Paper pattern, duplicate the pattern with die cuts, add a few offset layers, and share the magic of the Holiday Season with someone special.

December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.