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Stampin' Up!'s He's The Man Suite is full of fun pattern paper, dies and stamps with great sayings on them! While this suite says "he" you could definitely use it for anyone. This card doesn't have to be for the guy in your life as the sentiment reads "ever day with you is another adventure". My head is full of ideas for scrapbook pages of travels with my dog, my mom and my husband. Can you think of someone that sentiment would be a great fit?
Are you a new stamper or someone who is still building their crafting stash? In this blog post I share a few tips on what products you should have in your crafting stash. These are a few items I use every time I create:
  • Simply Shammy - needs only water to clean your stamps
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive - just rip off the amount you need
  • Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels - a pop of sparkle is sometimes needed on your card
If you've ever get the chance to flip through my scrapbook albums, you would notice I create more pocket pages then traditional layouts. I find pocket pages easier to make decisions for what photos to add and how many pictures to include. When I started to play with the He's The Man Suite and how I could create a scrapbook layout with it I was drawn to create a layout inspired by 3"x 4" sized pockets. 
Ever looked at the designs in a pack of designer series paper and knew you could create a beautiful bouquet? It's one of the reasons I purchased the Hues of Happiness designer series paper (DSP). Another was the backside of the DSP sheets. The rainbow and colourful designs are very pretty. And it has one of my favourite purples in it, Gorgeous Grape! Figured that if I didn't want to use many of the flowers I could at least use the opposite side for my projects. 
Are you dreaming about summer weather? Today was absolutely gorgeous near Kingston, Ontario. High of 17 degrees Celsius and we had the windows open. Even had our 1st campfire tonight before I watched the season finale of Outlander. Summer vibes was why I purchased the Kite Delight stamp set. This stamp set makes me think of green open fields, bright blue skies and white puffy clouds. A perfect summer day! 
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. 
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