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June Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

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Welcome to our casual monthly  Blog Hop for another month. This month we are showcasing the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. You may have come from the blog of our newest participant Margaret Knoops, but if not, you can join the Blog Hop from here using the link to the next blog at the end of the post.  This month we have 7 Stampin' Up! demonstrators sharing their inspiration and the full list of contributors is also at the end of the post.

When I first saw the 'Elegant Soiree' Designer Series Paper I knew I must have it.  However, despite the fact that I love all of the matching colours - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla I haven't used it very much, so I am going to remedy that now.  This card is inspired by a recent sketch from Mojo Monday. It showcases the wonderful coordinating patterns and colours of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers and matching card stock. 

These are 1" strips and I have used the 1" circle punch to round off the ends.  You can do this easily with any circle punch as long as the width of the strip is the same as the diameter of the punch.  Turn over the punch and thread the paper through the base and out the top and cut! The Crumb Cake strip has been embossed with the matching Elegant Lines embossing folder first and I've added one of my favourite Joanne Leddy flowers in a combination of smooth and textured Very Vanilla. They look so elegant in vanilla.


I also followed through with the same design on the inside of the card.


Project Details
Stamps Best Yet (Retired)
Card stock & Papers Baja Breeze (Textured), Soft Suede, Very Vanilla (Smooth & Textured), Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP, Neutrals Pattern Stack (Soft Suede Stripe)
Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (NAH), 1mm Pearls
Tools Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Die, Big Shot, Circle Punches, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Small 5-Petal Flower Punch (not SU), Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Dimensionals, Pritt Glue, Glue Dots

 I don't about you, but I am a big fan of lists, particularly shopping lists to keep me on the right path.  This second project is a shopping list pad holder also using the 'Elegant Soiree' DSP. I always have one of these handy on my fridge to jot down my shopping items.  Mostly they are purchased or received as gifts, but I recently found a block of 6 pads in a $2 shop (what a bargain) and have used the opportunity to make a reusable decorative cover, so that I can replace the pad when it is finished.

You can have lots of fun decorating the cover, but I kept it fairly simple so the lovely swirly design of the DSP is the focus.  The owl adds a bit of fun and I've covered a little lead pencil in Crumb Cake stripes and added a pencil holder at the bottom. These would make nice little gifts or Christmas stocking fillers as well.


Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Elegant Soiree DSP, Neutrals Pattern Stack (Crumb Cake Stripe)
Ink None
Accessories 1mm Rhinestone, Googly eyes (not SU)
Tools Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Owl Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Dimensionals, Pritt Glue, Glue Dots


I hope these projects inspire you to take another look at your DSP and get creative!

The next stop is the lovely and talented Kathryn Ruddick.  Below is a list of the contributors for this month's Blog Hop.


Ros Davidson

Alisha Watson

Di Dunk

Tina Gillespie

Margaret Knoops

Kathryn Ruddick


Enjoy your weekend!