• Jeanette Hunter

Going Retro! Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper Project

With the new catalog on the horizon (June 3rd - can't wait!), I started going through some of my old designer series paper to make room for some of the new paper debuting in the new annual catalog. I came across the Perfectly Artistic designer series paper from the 2016 Sale-a-bration promotion and was inspired to create a small, simple photo keeper with a couple of journaling spots. Seriously old school post today but I couldn't resist making a project from the paper :-)

I used some of the Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron paper from the series and coordinated it with some Crumb Cake designer series paper (also retired).

I used the following cuts of cardstock:

  • Crumb Cake Perfectly Artistic DS paper: cut at 12" x 6", score at 3" and 9"

  • Mint Macaron DS paper: cut at 12" x 6" then again 6" x 6" for total of 4 pieces, score each at ½"

  • Mint Macaron: 2¾" x 4¼", 2 pieces

  • Crumb Cake 6" x 6" DS paper: cut to 5⅞" x 5⅞"


  1. Cut the 12" x 12" Crumb Cake Perfectly Artistic DS paper in half, at 6" then score at 3" and 9" to make it a gate fold style

  2. Cut the 12" x 12" Mint Macaron Perfectly Artistic DS paper in half, then half again and score all 4 pieces at ½" to create a small flap

  3. Trim the very edges of the corners just a sliver

  4. Apply snail adhesive along the ½" flap for each of the 4 squares and adhere to the out edge of the 6" square

  5. Adhere the 5⅞" x 5⅞" Crumb Cake DS paper in the center between all 4 Mint Macaron pieces, this should cover/hide the small flaps that you used to adhere the Mint Macaron pieces

  6. Glue a magnet on the right side fold inside towards the edge of the fold, about ⅜" in from the edge, centered

  7. Glue the Mint Macaron 2¾" x 4¼" pieces on the inside left and right flap created by the scored 3" and 9" Crumb Cake Perfectly Artistic DS paper

  8. Punch out a few 1½" circles, glue two circles together with a magnet in between them toward one edge

  9. Close the gatefold and allow the circle with the magnet in it to attach itself to the magnet on the right inside fold

  10. Glue the other half of the circle to the outside left half so the magnet will hold it closed

I used a retired stamp set (Touches of Texture) to add some extra detail with flowers, dragonflies and a bee in the center of the punched circle.

Many of the products used today are retired; however, here are my suggestions for substitutions with available or soon to retire products available now:

P.S. Would you like a 20% discount on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider the $99 Starter Kit - it’s the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! suite and Stampin' Up! welcomes hobby stampers! Sign up here and feel free to email me with any questions.

If you are planning on placing an order today, and your order is less than $150, please consider using the host code – UETEJTBP – when prompted. When your order is $50 or more before shipping and taxes you can earn a point towards a free stamp set of your choice or a $25 shopping trip on me! If you are placing an order for $150 or more, I want you to benefit from the Host Rewards you have earned.


Get your retiring 2018 - 2020 IN COLOR ink and accessories before they are gone!

Be sure to check out the clearance rack here for great deals - but remember, when they are gone they gone so act quickly if there is something that you want.

My favorites in the clearance rack right now:

Privacy Policy                                                                                                  © 2020 Fairy Grotto Greetings                                           Email: fairygrottogreetings@gmail.com

© Jeanette Hunter, Fairy Grotto Greetings 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeanette Hunter, Fairy Grotto Greetings, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Jeanette Hunter as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the use of and content of services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!