Showing posts with label Designer Series Paper
I love when there are pre-designed embellishments that can be popped out and glued to my project using Mini Glue Dots or my favourite adhesive, the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The Abstract Beauty Suite includes a Ephemera Pack. 

The Abstract Beauty Suite is great for new and experienced stampers. Especially since it includes a cards & envelopes pack that includes 10 pre-printed cards and 10 envelopes that have pretty designs on the inside of them. You could cut apart the envelopes and use the designs on your cards instead of sheets from the Abstract Beauty designer series paper.
Have you tried stamping onto designer series paper? For this card you need one suite of products to create this card. Stampin' Up!'s Abstract Beauty Suite is fun and abstract-y. I know, not a word but it sounded good in my head. I'll just go with it. To create this card you could use the normal sized card base, which is half a sheet of cardstock but included in the Abstract Beauty Suite are the Abstract Beauty Cards & Envelopes. If you watch this Instagram Reel you can see that I started with one of the cards that has a black watercolour wash on it. For any of the cards you can either cover it up with pretty designer series paper (DSP) or add stamped image, pieces of DSP or die cut images.
Do you want to create a fun and quick card? Use the Lighthearted Lines stamp set, especially use the saying "Don't grow up. (It's a trap)" to make the receiver smile and pair it with your favourite designer series paper (DSP). 
It's March and I'm still using Christmas inspired stamps and designer series paper! The main reason is to share with you that you can make a thankful card using the retiring Season's Blessings stamp set and Seasonal Basket dies and not make it Thanksgiving or Christmas related. The biggest choice you can make is when picking what colours you are going to create with. From the Tidings of Christmas designer series paper I chose Sahara Sand and Evening Evergreen. Then because it's spring I looked over the 10 colours in the Subtles Collection to see what would match. Sometimes I will stack the ink pads together to see what the colours look like but other times I'll pull pieces of cardstock from my file cabinet. Usually the cardstock is easier for me. From the Subtles this card has Calypso Coral and Soft Sea Foam. If you saw my card a few weeks ago you would've learned that Granny Apple Green is one of my least used colours and that applies to Calypso Coral too. Are there colours you won't use or have a hard time using?
Have you ever bought a stamp set and die bundle thinking you would use it so much but then it sits there hardly used? I bought Stampin' Up!'s What's Cookin' bundle to spruce up my cook's organizer. Think only half a page was created <- click the link to see the page! lol 
These scenes make me think back to when I was a teenager... Whew I wrote that out and wondered if I'm old enough to say "think back" or does that make me sound older than I am? lol But it reminds me when I would paint with my watercolours to create landscape scenes. I haven't made a watercolour painting in a long time. So when I spied the New Horizon designer series paper I knew it was being added to my collection. Now that I have it I almost don't want to use it! It's so pretty!
The New Horizons designer series paper (DSP) is so gorgeous! The watercoloured horizon scenes were handpainted by one of Stampin' Up!'s talented artisans. On the opposite side are watercoloured splotches that can work for layers on your next project. For these simple cards you need very little in supplies. Perfect cards if you do not have a die cutting machine. With the variety of designs in this DSP pack you could mix up the colours and designs. I've used Gray Granite and Basic Black cardstock but you could switch up the card base depending on your favourite colour in the designer series paper.
To show off this Awesome Otter I went digging through my designer series paper looking for something that would inspire a card. I keep my DSP in big zipper bags in a drawer. Pretty sure I pulled out all the packs I have and didn't like any that I saw! Have you been that way? Went looking for something but then nothing works for what you imagined or wanted? No? Just me? Then I remembered the Stampin' Up! order that arrived last week with the Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" designer series paper
What do you think of the bright pink and mango with the softer blues and greens on this card? It makes me think of a stormy day then the sun pops out from behind the thundering clouds, creating a beautiful rainbow overhead. The blue clouds aren't stamped but found in the Sunshine & Rainbows designer series paper. And you can punch the clouds out using the Cloud Punch.
The New Horizon designer series paper (DSP) is one of my favourite packs of paper right now. My second favourite is the Sunshine & Rainbows designer series paper! Do you have a favourite pack? 

The designs in the New Horizon DSP are of gorgeous sunset or sunrise landscape scenes. But on the opposite side or back side of the landscape designs are watercolour wash designs that look like water or clouds or fog. It was perfect to use for this card to make it look like the background is water. The otter can float along holding the cute little fish.
I missed seeing the cute little dog curled up beside the book reading lady when I first saw the In The Moment stamp set! He's so cute. Going to call it a him since I have a chocolate brown boy Cocker Spaniel. This card makes me picture the two of us curled up on a cold winter's day. Although I might just have a blanket wrapped around Griffin too. 
Although Christmas is over you likely, as I do, have Christmas designer series paper leftover. What to do with the pretty paper? A few ideas: 
  • Create a few more Christmas cards to send. Yes, send cards after Christmas to anyone you missed! They will enjoy receiving them.
  • Make a project or cards to use next year. 
  • If you didn't finish that home d├ęcor piece before the holidays? Complete it now so it's ready for next year!
  • Use the designer series paper and photos that you took or that were shared with you and create scrapbook layouts. Make sure to send the photos off to be printed.
  • Some designs can be used to create thank you or birthday cards!

Welcome to December's Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! Today we are sharing projects using colours from the Regals Collection. You might see 1 colour from the collection or multiples used together.

Hello! In today's Pretty Cards & Paper November blog hop you will see projects made with the Peaceful Place designer series paper. 
The gorgeous metallic accents in the Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper will help your projects pop! Included in this 12" x 12" pack of paper are 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. One side of each has some metallic accents such as falling snow or woodgrain. Although this paper is monochromatic including Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate you could colour in the sheets to change the look or stamp on the white portions.
Have you used designer series paper instead of stamping for the focal point of your card or project? Stampin' Up!'s Whimsy & Wonder 12" x 12" specialty designer series paper has some beautiful images you can cut out using your Paper Snips and some of the designs might fit in the Christmas Tree Dies. The presents are from one of the designs in this pack and have silver accents mostly on the ribbon. Added to the card was a piece of white Baker's Twine and a few Polished Pink jewels to highlight the ivy. For this card the 'tis the season is stamped (found in the Christmas to Remember stamp set) but you can choose any sentiment you have on hand, either stamped or cut from a sheet of DSP if you have a pack with words. 
Today was day 3 of Stampin' Up!'s OnStage! What is OnStage? It is a 3-day event, usually in-person but held virtually this year. Demonstrators that attend see the new catalogue early, are able to order select  products from the new catalogue, be inspired by the stamping presentations and learn from other demonstrators. Did you catch some of the sneak peaks of new products I shared over on Instagram? I'm not sure if I'm more excited for the Awesome Otters Sale-A-Bration stamp set or the Rainbow of Happiness bundle! You'll be able to see both of them next week when my order arrives!!!! So fun!

Welcome to November's Global Stamping Friends blog hop. Today we are sharing projects with a snowflake theme and the best snowflake item in the Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue is the Peaceful Place Specialty designer series paper. The gorgeous metallic accents in this pack of paper makes this card pop!
At this month's team meeting my friend Tanya showed us how to make this fun fancy fold card. Her card used the Cute Halloween designer series paper as I have with this card, but she used the skull and bat designs. The ghost and house from one of the DSP pack and the sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set. Do you think "Happy Haunting" works with the ghosts? 

Stampin' Up!'s Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper can be found in the Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue and it's a fun pack of paper to use for your wintery crafting. You could use the coordinating Whimsical Trees stamp set with this DSP but I've decided to pair the Christmas to Remember stamp set for my card today.
The weather here in Southeastern Ontario is currently not snowy or cold. It's the middle of October and I still have the A/C on! Not that it would be snowing but I'm hopeful that the weather stays warm that I might be able to harvest some more yellow beans from the garden before the frost kicks in. This was my reaction to uploading this picture to my blog today. What am I doing sharing Christmas cards when it's so nice outside? The main reason is to inspire you for what products you may want to craft with for the upcoming holidays as there are only 74 days to Christmas. Deep breath! 
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