Stampin’ Up!’s New Moroccan DSP is a Dream!

Stampin' Up!'s New Moroccan DSP is a Dream!

The star of today’s card is definitely the amazing designer series paper. To be honest, this set of papers called “Moroccan” did not call to me at first. But when I opened the package and saw this print in a beautiful mix of Dapper Denim blues, I was sold! And when combined with a more muted pattern in Delightful Dijon and framed in Night of Navy card stock, it is just stunning!

Stampin' Up!'s New Moroccan DSP is a Dream!

Do you see the new Layering Squares Framelits? Ahhh…a very versatile set indeed. There are so many options to layer simple squares, frame the squares with scallops, or to create a simple frame which would be beautiful standing on it’s own or turned into a shaker. Hmmm…that gives me an idea for another project! These new framelits will be a staple in my craft room!

This beautiful sentiment from the “One Big Meaning” stamp set adds just a bit of whimsy to this otherwise very graphic card. I love the mixture of the two styles.

Stampin' Up!'s New Moroccan DSP is a Dream!

Adding to the whimsy is this leaf die cut from the “Flourish Thinlits” set. The Precision Base Plate makes cutting this intricate die a snap. The Foam Brush gently rolls over the die cut to gently pry the intricate details out, while the foam pad keeps all of those little guys corralled until you can get them to the trash can! Makes for a much neater work area!

Speaking of the Precision Base Plate, the Big Shot now has quite a few accessories to keep track of, and what is the difference between a thinlit and a framelit anyway?? This video by Stampin’ Up! covers all of that and more. I found it extremely helpful as I now know what the difference is between a thinlit and a framelit and why using the proper tool can make for lots of happy crafting but using the WRONG accessory could actual ruin your dies. Lots of good information!

I really wanted the die cut leaf popped up but how to do so presented quite a challenge!! In the end, I snipped off very thin stripes from a Stampin’ Dimensional and carefully applied them to the center vein of each leaf. It did take some doing, but I am pleased with the result.  And three of the new Enamel Shapes finish and balance the card quite nicely. The low profile of the new enamel shapes make for a subtle but definite impact!

My inspiration for this card came from this sketch from the Pals Paper Art design team:


Stampin' Up!'s New Moroccan DSP is a Dream!

I took a small strip of Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the flap of a Very Vanilla envelope. Some simple snipping following the edge of the envelope trims off the excess and jazzes up the envelope!

Thank you for stopping by today!! Please let me know if I can answer any questions about today’s post!

Price: $110.00


    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Karen, I was on the fence about it as well but I can see real potential now. Thank you for your kind words!!

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Karen, I agree with you about the foam strips. But mine are currently on a truck somewhere between Salt Lake City and Southern California, lol. I \’m looking forward to trying them out!! Thank you for sharing that idea!!

  1. Karen L. says:

    would the new foam strips that SU introduced in the new catty work?? I think they were mainly “sold” as strips to make shaker cards. Or maybe they are too wide….just a thought. Love your card designs! Karen

  2. Sharon H. says:

    This is a beautiful card. You’ve taken a set of DSP that was not a favorite and shown me that I need to give the Moroccan papers another look. I must give the SU videos on proper use of our dies a look too. Thanks for the tip.

  3. HJ says:

    What a stunning card. I would never have put these colors or DSPs together, but you did a fabulous job. I’m loving the new square framelits, especially the scalloped ones.

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Thank you! The new square framelits are so fun, and I really really love the itty bitty scallops, they are so cute!!

  4. Tammy B says:

    If you cut out three or four of the same die and stack them together, you get dimension without having to snip and fiddle around with dimensionals!

  5. Ann Schach says:

    Absolutely stunning, Shannon! A wonderful combination of colors and patterns. I LOVE your interpretation of the sketch. You definitely rocked it! Thank you for playing with the PPA Sketch Team this week!

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