Need Inspiration? Start With Designer Paper!

By | 07/01/2014

Need inspiration?  Start with designer paper!

This is often one of my favorite starting points.  The designer paper helps you select your color palette for your card, as well as the stamp set or shapes your images might take.

I used the Flashback designer paper as my inspiration today, as well as this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge!

Stamping Imperfection Need Inspiration?  Start with designer paper!

Love this paper!  The circles inspired my circular element in the left corner, and the colors are all from the paper itself.  The card is simple and the paper is the star of the show!


The designer series papers all have the colors listed on the back of the package when you receive them.  They are also listed in the catalog right below the pictures and the descriptions of the papers.  This is one of my favorite features of the papers.


Somebody else decided what colors work together!  That was one decision that I didn’t have to make!


I will ‘fess up and tell you that I chose the Pool Party card base and mat because I REALLY LOVE the cotton ribbon and that is one of the colors in the paper that also has a coordinating ribbon.  (Real Red would have been another option, but I like to stamp my sentiments in the darker colors.)


Remember that the Designer Papers are Buy 3, Get 1 Free online at for the month of July!


Here are the designer papers that are on sale this month:
These gorgeous double sided patterned papers are on sale for the month of July, giving you the opportunity to stock up early in the Stampin’ Up! year (it runs from June 2014-May 2015!) and have the papers you need to make the cards that you are finding on Youtube and Pinterest. Be ready to create the ideas that are inspiring you!

stamping imperfection buy 3 get 1 free designer paper sale

Stock up on your Designer Papers during the month of July at!

stamping imperfection buy 3 get 1 free designer paper sale.

For every 3 packages you buy, you get 1 package of your choice for free! That’s a $10.95 value!


Product List ( Click on the pictures below for more details and larger pictures! Shop online at!)


Note: Specialty papers and designer paper stacks are not included in this sale.


Product List For Today’s Project:


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Here is the sketch that I started with:


Stamping Imperfection Paper Craft Crew Sketch

The week marks the 100th sketch challenge for the Paper Craft Crew and we are giving away some blog candy!  Make sure you stop by and add your card to the challenge!  It’s fun to participate in a challenge every now and then!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you need inspiration, July is the perfect time to stock up on Designer Paper that will inspire your designs!!!



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