Best Dressed Card

A few days ago I shared with you a card made using the Stampin’ Up! Country Club Designer Series Paper (DSP) which I called a ‘frame’ card. Today I’d like to show you a variation on that theme. Whenever I create a card that I really like the layout of I use that card as a ‘sketch’ and create alternative versions using different products. It always amazes me how different they look! Have you made a card you really love recently? Why not have a go at switching it up using different products? I’d love to see the two cards – you can always share your projects with me on my Facebook page.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and I have followed this with a slightly smaller layer of the Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed DSP. The ‘frame’ is created using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Rectangle Dies and is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment (Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set) is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This is cut out using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Another, larger, one of these dies is used to cut out a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock which is then embossed using the Stampin’ Up! Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. Between these two layers I have adhered lengths of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment piece is adhered to the card base (overlapping the frame slightly) using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by a few Pearl Basic Jewels. Look how different these cards look, despite having a very similar layout…

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at

Would you like to make this card yourself? You can purchase any of the items used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. These links will take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List


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After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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