Monday, May 29, 2017

Birthday Fun With Retired DSP

As a follow up to my post on the origami fold cards, today it's all about birthdays. I mentioned that I have a lot of designer series paper to use up, so all of these cards were made using the 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper stack from last year, called It's My Party. What a fun stack of papers! Here's my cards
 This fold is a tri fold design. It's a skinnier card than the standard A2 size, but still fits into a regular A2 envelope. You have 3 panels of dsp, mounted on coordinating card stock.
The present was cut using a retired square punch. Our current balloon punch was used for the balloons, and a simple circle and retired Washi Tape punch, finishes the card.  I also used the retired Candy Dots as added interest.

As one who doesn't like to cut into papers, I do have a feeling of accomplishment, now that these are done.  I say, go for it!  Paper is pretty, and sometimes hard to cut into, but once you do, it all works out well. I just need to keep telling myself...."someone who gets this card will get to see these pretty papers too".  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Origami Fun

Hi ! Welcome to my blog. I hope you're having a great week so far.  With the new Stampin' Up! catalog fast approaching, I decided to use up some old designer series paper and card stock, to make room for the new goodies that will soon have their own place in my craft room.

Some time ago, I saw a unique fold, called Origami fold.  I don't know who's design it was, so I'm sorry to say I cannot give credit. I assume it's been around for quite some time and I just had to try it.

Here's an infinity shot of the 21 cards I made, along with a few close ups. What fun it was to make these!

 I really made a dent in my stash of designer series paper. And believe me, that was very hard. I often buy paper because I fall in love with it, then just can't seem to cut it into pieces.  Isn't that weird? If you love paper like I do, you probably can relate. 
 
See that blue?  Well that's such an old card stock color, that I had to call a very dear friend who's been doing Stampin' Up! longer than me.  I was given some DSP that I had no idea what it was. I sent her a photo and she said "Oh, that's Brilliant Blue" (before my time as a demonstrator).  Did she have some? Of course she did!  So she gave me 6 pieces of card stock, and I traded her for 6 pieces of Dapper Denim, a current In Color that she didn't yet have.  We were both very happy and I was able to use up my DSP with the Brilliant Blue card stock she had.  She even had the ink pad! I love it when a plan comes together.
 The big flower was cut using the current Pansy Punch. The centers were cut with the soon to be retired, Blossom Punch. On some of the sentiments, I used the retired Word Window Punch.
 Various retired Designer Series Papers were used for the Origami fold. I started with the papers, then found card stock to match it.

Next week I'll show you what I've made in birthday cards. I'm on a quest to use up a lot of retired DSP.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, contact me today to get your copy of our new 2017-2018 Annual catalog, that goes live on June 1st.  You won't want to miss out; it's full of gorgeous new stamps and accessories.  Our new In Colors are so beautiful. Be sure to check them out!

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