(OPPS! You missed the big event! The links have been removed from this post because the Blog Hop ended at 12 AM, May 11, 2009. Please enjoy my projects and contact me if you would like more information about the other participants!)
Welcome to Stop #13 on Stampin' Addicts first ever Blog Hop! Each stop along our Parade of Papers tour features projects made with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP) created by 24 different Stampin' Up! demonstrators. There is an amazing special on Designer Series Papers this month - buy 3 get 1 FREE - and we are throwing a parade to celebrate!
My projects all feature Manchester DSP. My first thought on this paper was that it would make wonderful masculine projects but, when you look at my projects, you will see that it is great for girly stuff too! Manchester features the colors Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Kraft, and Very Vanilla. Don't you just love that combo?
May is, of course, National Scrapbooking Month so my first project is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page. I've been
holding on to this picture for years, just waiting for inspiration . . . and I finally found it with the color scheme and style of the Manchester DSP! Yes, that really is me in the picture . . . and yes, I know. But I'll bet you were cuter 23 years ago too! LOL!
All supplies from Stampin' Up! In addition to the DSP, I used Baja Breeze textured cardstock and classic ink, Always Artichoke cardstock and marker, On Board Timeless Type chipboard letters, and the SU! Exclusive Top Note die with my Big Shot.
Next up is another scrapbook related project . . . this time a mini brag book!
I used my Big Shot along with the Top Note die to cut my chipboard, DSP and cardstock. I then used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in everything, added Jumbo Eyelets in pewter to the front and back cover, then pulled everything together with a book ring. The front and back covers feature the DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock, and On Board Timeless Type chipboard letters, which I dyed using Baja Breeze Classic ink. A bit of Baja Breeze ribbon gives it a finishing touch!
And . . . My name is Earl. Really, just like on TV. Except we are not at all like that Earl! Really. Not at all. LOL!
How about a card or two? If you saw Wednesday's Sneak Peek, you saw my Father's Day card and I'm sure you will agree that Manchester DSP is great for masculine cards. Well, this card is very girly!
Now . . . I am not normally thrilled with 'odd' colored roses but - oh my goodness! - I love how this turned out! It reminds me of Waverly fabric. For this, I did a One-Sheet-Wonder (if you aren't familiar with that term, check back next week because I'm going to explain) using the set A Rose Is A Rose with Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke classic ink. The sentiment is from All Holiday stamped in Artichoke and the ribbon is Baja Breeze double stitched grosgrain. I really wish you could see this in real life . . . the pic just doesn't do it justice!
My next card was inspired by a card I saw on Michelle Sturgeon's blog, Come Stamp With Me. (I'll post a link to her blog next week 'cause I want you to see her great stuff!) Even though this is very simple, the DSP makes it striking . . . again, the picture just doesn't do it justice! In addition to the DSP, I used Kraft, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla cardstock with Always Artichoke classic ink. The stamps are from Thoughts & Prayers and All Holidays. Finally, I used the oval scallop punch from the Occasions mini catalog, along with the Large Oval punch.
So . . . Whatcha think?
Want to see more cards?? Check my blog next week! I had so much fun with these, I created more projects than I could use for the blog hop and you are not going to want to miss them! And there just might be blog candy involved . . .
I ALWAYS try to save the best for last! This group of projects are my absolute favorite. And the best part? They were SO EASY! I think I'm gonna have to plan a party so I can make favors! LOL! Again, they all feature Manchester DSP.
The Just For You basket was cut from the SU! Exclusive Basket and Blooms die using my Big Shot and features the large oval punch, the scallop oval punch, and Baja Breeze ribbon. The stamp is from Oval All using Always Artichoke classic ink.
The pillow box is cut from the Pillow Box die and uses the oval punches. The stamp is from Great Friend using Baja Breeze classic ink.
And finally, the box was cut with the new Matchbox die from the SU! Occasions mini catalog and features flowers from the Pretties Kit that were dyed with Baja Breeze ink and attached with a Rhinestone brad. And, oh yeah, that IS chocolates in the box!
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