Hello from the Murray Stamps, Ink Studio, I was thinking about cleaning up my desktop and had a revelation. Use the scraps of Best Dressed DSP with the dies from the Peaceful Poppy Suite to CASE the Catalog Cover. I liked this so much that I may be CASEing the rest of the cover later. LOL

For starters, do you ever want to just play with your Designer Series Papers (DSP)? That is the mood I was in when I came up with this idea. CASE means to Copy and Selectively Edit. That can mean an exact copy but we all know that it is almost impossible to exactly duplicate a paper project. I chose to use a completely different DSP. 

Here is the catalog cover sample that I CASEd.

Stampin' Up! Cover Page Sample of Poppy card

Here is the card that I created.

background from patterned paper with poppies as focal image

This was a fast and easy card to make. I know you are going to love to make this one. Let’s get started.

MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ 
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ 
  • Lily Impressions DSP
  • Best Dressed DSP
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock
  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Petal Pink Cardstock

CREATING THE PIECES AND PARTS (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)

  1. Punch out at least 12 – 1″ circles from Best Dressed DSP.
  2. Die-cut solid poppy from Lily Impressions DSP.
  3. Die-cut the poppy outline from Lovely Lipstick and the centers from Basic Black cardstock.
  4. Assemble Poppies and add Dimensionals to the back. TIP: Use just a dab of liquid glue on thicker edges of outline.
  5. Using the masking technique, stamp the sentiment onto the Petal Pink cardstock and die cut using the Stitched Rectangle die.


  1. Draw light pencil lines across the center of the card front horizontally and vertically.
  2. Layout your circles to find a pleasing arrangement for your eye. HINT: Work your colors in a triangle pattern.
  3. Using liquid glue to adhere circles along the horizontal line first. Start about 1/8″ from the vertical line and center the circle on the horizontal line.
  4. Adhere the remaining circles in a 3 x 4 grid pattern.
  5. Erase the pencil lines using an artist’s eraser.

    TIP: I occasionally get a little glue where it should not be. Do you have that problem? Here is a TIP to fix that. Wait until the glue dries then use a rubber cement eraser. Lightly dab and wipe the eraser over the glue and it will stick to the gummy eraser. To clean the rubber cement eraser, pick off the glue nubs. Information for my favorite erasers can be found at the end of this post.


  1. Wrap linen thread around the card front as shown and tie a bow.
  2. Assemble layers as shown and adhere card front to the card base.
  3. Grab a coordinating envelope and add some decorative stamping. stenciling, embossing or cut some coordinating DSP for the envelope flap.
  4. Don’t forget to make an inside panel for your message. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, stamp a sentiment and adhere to the inside of the card.

    TIP: Straighten ribbon or thread with a flat iron for hair. I was gifted one of these wonderful tools by a friend because she found a hotter one for her hair.


Wasn’t that fun? You can do this with any patterned paper. Some of you may be wondering why I created a card front panel rather than just using the card base. I like the look. No other reason. I have a file full of card panels that can be made into cards or tags as the need arises. It is a matter of preference. If you prefer to create this entire design on the card base, go right ahead. There are no paper project police here. Just have fun and be creative. 


You can pick up the artist’s erasers at your local art supply store. 



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