I am having fun using the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Occasions catalog!  I fell in love with the entire Best Dressed Suite of products when I saw it in the 2020 Occasions catalog.  But the Designer Series Paper is especially beautiful and versatile.  It has cute images of shoes, lipstick and perfume bottles on one side.  On the other side there are beautiful floral, stripes and polka dot designs.  I am so glad that the Dressed To Impress stamp set and All Dressed Up dies made it into the 2020 Annual catalog.  Sadly, the Designer Series Paper did not.  If you want some of this delightful paper buy it now at

The 2018-2020 In Colors are also retiring, including Lovely Lipstick.  I am trying to use up these products before they are gone forever.  The sketch I used for my card is simple, and I let the Designer Series Paper be the star.  Here is the card I made using the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  Products I used to make this card are listed below.

Best Dressed Designer Series Paper


  • Stamp Set: Good Morning Magnolia (greeting)
  • Paper: Lovely Lipstick (retiring), Basic Black, Whisper White, Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (retiring)
  • Ink: Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick (retiring)
  • Other: Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, 3/8″ Glitter, Label Me Lovely Punch, Trio Punch (retired), Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots (to adhere ribbon), Multipurpose Glue
  • NOTE: the outline image on the punched shape was a Sale-A-Bration item.  I’m so glad I have it!

We cannot have enough “thinking of you” cards these days.  I’ve been making cards to send to friends during these difficult times.  Not only do I have more time right now to work in my studio, but I want my friends to know I am thinking about them.  How about you?

If you want to purchase any of the products I used on this card go to my online store at

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Stampin’ Up! has released early a suite of products, Ornate Garden, that will be in the 2020 Annual Catalog.  The suite includes two stamp sets, Designer Specialty Designer Paper, an embossing folder, dies and many embellishments.  Customers can buy the entire suite of products, or buy the various elements piecemeal.  You can view the suite of products and buy the entire suite or select items through my online store at

I created a card using the beautiful Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series paper and one of the greetings from the Beautifully Braided stamp set (2020 Occasions catalog).  The paper is absolutely gorgeous, with many colorful images, and even paper that you can color any way you wish.  QUIZ: the paper uses one of the new 2020-2022 In Colors.  Can you guess what it is?  Leave your answer in the Comments section below. 

The paper is so pretty I decided I didn’t want to cover it up, so I kept the layout simple using a sketch shared by demonstrator Jackie Bolhuis.

Products I used are:

  • Stamp Set: Beautifully Braided
  • Paper: TerraCotta Tile, Early Espresso,Whisper White, Ornate Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Other: Story Label Punch; Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Subtle Embossing Folder

This Suite of products will enable you to create a month’s worth of projects without duplicating any of them – it is that versatile.  Make your purchase soon at

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I made a third Easter card using the Ginkgo Biloba image found in the Beautifully Braided stamp set, but this card can be used for any occasion like “thinking of you” or a masculine birthday card (which always seem to be a challenge for me). There are some really nice sentiment stamps that come with this set, like ” Your smile brightens my day”.  There is also a coordinating Braided Border Punch, which can be purchased separately or as a bundle with the stamp set.  I really hope this set and coordinating punch make it into the 2020 Annual Catalog!

The focal image is a lovely ginkgo leaf, which is large and fills most of the space on a card front, which I love.  I got this layout idea from another demonstrator (sorry, I have lost her name; if it is you please take credit in the Comments section).  I made a few changes to make the design my own.

I used the Stamparatus to make the card, which saved me a lot of time since I was making multiples of this design.  Love that tool!

Products I used are:

  • Stamps: Beautifully Braided (Occasions Catalog #151637).  Bundled with the Braided Border Punch #153821
  • Paper: Pear Pizzazz; Gold Foil; Whisper White
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz; Stampin’ Blends – Light Pear Pizzazz, Dark Pineapple Punch and Light Soft Suede
  • Other: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Occasions Catalog #151193); Stamparatus; Tombow Liquid Glue

Like this image?  You can purchase the Beautifully Braided stamp set and Braided Border Punch through my Stampin’ Up! store at

And if you like this card let me know in the comment section below