I know I remark quite often about the beauty of Stampin’ Up!s Designer Series Paper.  I have a card today that really showcases some of that gorgeous paper.  Sadly it is on the Retiring List, as is all of the current DSP.



I paired the Forever Blossoms stamp set with the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used two sheets of the beautiful paper.  They are each 2 X 5 1/8, and overlap just a tiny bit.  That is easier than trying to cut exactly.  The panels are layered on Smoky Slate Card Stock cut to 4 X 5 1/4.  The base card is Petal Pink and has seriously grown on me as a favorite color.

The flowers are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  I stamped them in Smoky Slate Ink and colored the dark part of the petals with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  I left the rest of the petal white.  The leaves are a mix of Both of the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Markers.  The Smoky Slate layer is 2 5/8 X 4 5/8 and the Whisper White layer is 2 1/2 X 4 1/2.

For the shimmery ribbon, I ended up with just zig zagging it behind the layer.  I tried other ways of adding it and didn’t really care for any of them.  To add the ribbon, I took a piece aproximately 15″ long.  I ran a strip of adhesive down the center of the card stopping below where the flower layer would be.  Then I just layed the ribbon back and forth and made sure it adhered to that adhesive down the middle.  That was easy and fun to do.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy this card and love this paper as much as I do!!  All of the supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.

I still have the retiring list up just below the Share Sunshine Download.  However, if you click on the Shop button on the menu, you will be taken to my online store and be able to see what is still available.  By this time probably quite a lot of the products are already sold out.


By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.


Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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