MDS Monday – Filling a punch with own dsp


Putting your own designer series paper in a punchDid you know you can create your own designer series paper and fill a punch with it? For the MDS Monday Challenge 52, we were to use music somewhere on our card. Since Valentine’s Day is this week, I wanted to create a valentine to meet this challenge. Every time I have been separated from my husband and he comes back, my heart sings for joy at his return, even after 50 years of life together. I wanted to express this to him through this valentine.

In keeping with the challenge, I wanted to fill the heart punch with music. I could not find any designer series paper in MDS that was music so I created a sheet myself by repeatedly copying and pasting the Music Notes stamp brush set (125765) down the second page of my card with a Regal Rose background. I then saved just the second page as a jpeg to my desktop. I went back to the front page of the card where I had added the Full Hearts Punch and filled it with the ‘photo’ I had created when I saved page two as a jpeg. Now I had the music notes in the heart. To get the music to rotate with the heart shape I had to be sure to click the box that allows this to happen. (The box is found when you double click on the punch.)

As you go through the supply list below, you will see I added Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon recolored with Regal Rose. Today I  was mystified why I would do that. So I went back to the project, added another Regal Rose ribbon and found it is darker than what I wanted. For some strange reason, when I recolored it with Regal Rose, the result was a lighter shade of Regal Rose. It created just the color to match the Pinking Hearts border punches (122134) which had been colored using the picker to get one of the colors of the Mailbox Love Notes designer series paper. It pays to experiment!

I am going to print out this card front and make a hybrid card to give my honey. I know he will love it. Send me a picture of a project where you add your own designer series paper to a punch and I will share it on my blog.

Supplies:MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Background – Card Stock/Rose Red
Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (118851) (re-colored) Color = REGAL ROSE
Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Mailbox Love Notes – 5 from My Digital Class Mailbox Love Notes (136780)
Borders/Pinking Hearts Border Punch (122134), Fill Color = 244,191,204
Hearts/Full Heart Punch (comes with basic program), Filled with photo of pg 2
Music Notes (125765)

4 thoughts on “MDS Monday – Filling a punch with own dsp

  1. Joan Jeffery

    Great card, Sue….you did a great job filling in the heart by creating your own “Paper”. For future reference, the “Newsprint” download does have a sheet of music, but the background is Vanilla. I’m sure your hubby will enjoy the card – I’d love to see they hybrid creation. Thanks for playing at MDS Monday.

  2. Sue Post author

    Thanks for your kind comments, Joan. I knew we had a piece of real dsp that had music on it but when I was looking for the digital version in my online store, I missed it. I ran out of time to do much of a fancy hybrid card so all I did was to cut out the card front and add it to a Whisper White card base. He did like the message. :o)

  3. Carolyn Bennett

    I love how versatile and forgiving (undo is my best friend!) crafting can be when using MDS! There is another “musical” component in the Modern Medleys overlay kit but I’m not sure how to use overlays in MDS – still learning here! How sweet of you to make such an adorable card for your husband – I bet he loved it!


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