Life is Wonderful with Stampin’ Up!’s Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper

Perhaps my favorite thing from the Holiday Catalog [dare I limit it to one thing] is the Santa & Company Designer Series Paper – I have thoroughly enjoyed playing around with all the patterns, shapes and colors in this paper.  I can’t stop.  For today’s project, I CASED a card I made almost two years ago – I was so happy with the layout and knew I’d find a reason to repeat it.  Here’s my card:

Perfect Pennants, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the project I shared so long ago (you can click on the picture to see the original post):

Lots of Thanks, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingDo you see the similarities?  Different colors, different textures – but, overall, the same layout.  Below, I’m sharing the measurements for the new card (slightly different with less layering), along with a video I filmed to share some easy tips for cropping a sentiment after the sentiment has been stamped.  I hope you enjoy:

And here are the measurements for this card (so you can create a similar card for yourself with your own paper):

  • Basic Black Card Base:  4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla Panel:  4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Old Olive Squares:  1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper Panels:  1-3/4″ x 3″
  • Center Piece:  cropped to fit sentiment as shown in video

Tips for putting it all together:

  • Layout all of your cropped panels on the Very Vanilla layer.
  • One-by-one, lift one of the panels and glue it down, aligning with the edge of the Whisper White panel.
  • Once all the pieces are glued down, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Whisper White layer.

Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants  Papers:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like this project and enjoyed this video.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Great card. Did I miss it? What set did you get the verse from?

  2. Great tips and cards Brian! Now I have another stamp set I must add to my growing collection!

  3. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU……. you just made something I have been struggling with very simple and easy….

  4. Those tips for lining up sentiments were worth more than the price of admission!
    Though I haven’t left a comment before, since finding your site a few weeks ago I look forward to your daily posts, and appreciate your fun sense of humor. Thank you for sharing so many great ideas!

  5. Another great one Brian. Enjoy seeing your daily idea’s and helpful hints!! Have a great new week.

  6. Oh, yes; this is what a perfectionist needs! Precise measurements to save time putzing with the paper cutter. I think this design will be a great way to use small pieces of paper and cardstock (I even save very small pieces of same to punch out flowers with my Boho Blossoms punch). And the instructions to cut a sentiment after it has been stamped–oy! A terrific post today, Brian, as they all are. I had no idea CPAs could be so creative and funny!

  7. Ooooo, love BRIAN, that’s a great way to make a quick lovely card !!
    Tfs friend !!!
    Hugs your friend Frenchie

  8. But BRIAN, how did you do the others squares ?? To look so perfect!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  9. Hi Brian:

    So nice to be at home again and playing catch up! I really did have Brian withdrawal while I was gone. LOL

    Thanks so much for the video tips. I just love it when you do a video. The card is fabulous and, with your terrific instructions, should be pretty easy to make a perfectly centered sentiment. Finally – no more ending up doing the sentiment multiple times because I didn’t get it perfectly centered. Thanks so much.

    Glad to be back and visiting your blog again. Hugs! 🙂

  10. Another fantastic tip and time saver! Thank You Brian! That is what makes us all come back to you day after day after day after day,……………:)

  11. Great tips, you’re awesome!

  12. Cute card and great tips for cutting the sentiment, thanks! Happy Stampin’!

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  14. Could you tell me what colors coordinate with Santa & Co designer series paper? I can’t find them listed anywhere.

    • The colors that coordinate with Santa & Co DSP are: Basic Black, Hello Honey, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede and Whisper White. Some really great color combinations in there.

      I hope that helps!

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