Thursday, 26 July 2018

Designer Series Paper AWH July Blog Hop

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper. 

This little bit of creativity has been spurred on by the fabulous Designer Series Paper special from Stampin' Up!® through till the end of July (5 more days). You can buy 3 packs, and the 4th will be free. These are current papers available for the next 11 months and they're gorgeous!! I've been keen to try some Fancy Fold cards, which usually scare me to death, but these two were quite fun.

There comes a point where you just have to cut into this lovely paper, or you'll end up with stacks of it unopened and unloved. DSP makes it super easy to make gorgeous cards with little effort. I believe that I may have overcome my "fear of cutting" phobia, as I've also recently returned to chopping up fabric! Yes, that might actually be patchwork. My friend, Sharon Davern had shared this Fancy Fold Double Triangle Fun Fold card recently, so I did check with her for the dimensions of the pattern paper layer, but really this is a very straight-forward card. The biggest decision might be the closure.
I went with the Belly-band for this card.

You could add to the fun by mixing and matching your papers, but I was happy to enjoy the blue daisies. The big label comes from Stitched All Round and the sentiment is from Abstract Impressions.
Before the end of July, I'll be ordering more of this beautiful paper, Garden Impressions. I've all but finished the whole of my first pack and its not yet one month old. It's so handy that Stampin' Up! always list the colours on the packs of paper, it makes it much easier to co-ordinate. I've used So Saffron for the base, and picked Blueberry Bushel for the daisy, even though it wasn't a listed colour. 

Daisy Delight stamp set does match with the DSP in quite a charming way, don't you think? 

Now for card two, also using paper from Garden Impressions.

This Fancy Fold card is a Gatefold card.  All these florals are so pretty, they really 'make' the card, without too much additional adornment. Detailed With Love is the stamp set with this pretty sentiment. The Stitched Shape Framelits also come in handy when it comes to die cutting labels and the ring to keep this card closed.

There are only a few days left till the end of the month, so don't delay placing your Designer Series Paper order with your demonstrator.
Now you can hop over to see what the talented Rebecca Jacovou has made with Designer Series Paper.
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  1. Very funky cards Rachel, love something a bit different

  2. Loving the blues in the DSP. Your cards are so vibrant.

  3. Rachel your cards are so beautiful!

  4. Your cards are gorgeous! I just got this paper yesterday, but I find the busy patterns intimidating. I'm inspired by you to chop it now!

  5. Lovely cards, Rachel. I love the blues.

  6. Beautiful projects, Rachel. I like what you've created with this busy DSP and bingo on the Gatefold card!!!

  7. Such lovely cards Rachel and I love the addition of the belly band on the double triangle card. The DSP is just gorgeous on both but you are right you don't need anything extra embellishment on the Gatefold card because the DSP is just so beautiful.

  8. Gorgeous cards Rachel, I love them both!

  9. Great fancy fold cards. Thanks for joining in on the DSP blog hop.

  10. Gorgeous cards Rachel, such pretty dsp and the fancy fold card is awesome!! xx


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