Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stampin' Addicts DSP Blog Hop Recap

Did you visit the Stampin' Addicts Designer Series Paper Blog Hop last weekend? If not, you still can as we keep our links permanent. Just go back a post on my blog and click NEXT through all your the blogs full of fabulous ideas!
I don't have a lot to show you, but wanted to give you recipes for my projects and give a few tips. We try to keep our blog hop posts short and visual. Today, you can have all the detail!

Stamps: Be the Star (135731wood, 135734 clear)
Paper: Retro Designer Series Paper (), Smokey Slate
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Stars Framelits Dies (133723), 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Beach House Washi Tape, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents Star Punch, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details

I wanted the lines of the paper to make the star seem like a shooting star. I then realized that the paper was straight vertical. I had to cut a 4 x 5 1/2 piece on a diagonal to get the lines to travel diagonally. A small, but important part of the card construction. On the right card, I went crazy. It was as if I couldn't add enough stuff to the card and then I started hating it. So, I made the one on the left, a simpler, cleaner version. Now, I like them both. 

I got the sketch from Artful Stamper, a New Zealand Demonstrator who has great projects on her blog: www.papertreecrafts.blogspot.co.nz.

I wanted to use a variety of the Retro Designer Series Paper to show how diverse the paper choices were and how they complement each other. The hexagons remind me of an old timey quilt. I am always amazed by how Stampin' Up!'s papers can be used with such diversity in style.

Stamps: Something to Say (134177)
Paper: Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Black, Pool Party Marker
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Hexagon Embossing Folder, 1" Square Punch (for banner bottom), Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Project Life Framelits, Sponge, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Basic Jewels- Pearls

Finally, the Project Life Pages. I hadn't made my own cards before and I found it fun. (not as fast as using the premade ones, but fun). 

Stamps: Point and Click
Paper: Retro Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Project Life Framelits, Candy Dots, 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Little Letters Framelits, Pool Party Marker, Project Life Journaler

I love those Little Letters! I have unlimited letters! Awesome! As for the rest, I just played with the stamp sets and had a great time adding little accents here and there. Pure fun.

Happy Stamping!


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