Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Retiring! Retiring! Retiring! Assorted Designer Series Paper


Kylie Bertucci, number one Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Australia, has started a movement with the iconic hashtag above! If you are anything like me, this has been an issue for you too!

I started my papercrafting love affair with stamping out my own backgrounds. It was not until joining Stampin' Up! that I began my own journey with incorporating Stampin' Up!'s fantastic Designer Series Paper options into my designs. However, it has been a slow moving transition and I currently have quite a bit of soon to be retired DSP.

Good News! I plan on attending a couple of local craft fairs this year and have started to create card sets with all that DSP! 

I plan of creating sets of 3 to 4 cards, which I will package in clear stationery boxes. You can see a few I already have together below.  I plan on creating a decorative band and a tag for each of them too! 

They will also make great gifts if I need a last minute idea for a friend, customer, or other someone special! I could add a gift certificate or Starbucks card and be golden with a gift almost anyone would appreciate and, my I dare say, LOVE!
Sorry for the glare

So...do not despair if you still have a ton of retiring DSP! Check out some of my examples. 

I have created a gift package of cards with the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper using the Swirly Bird Stamp Set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, and Banners for you Stamp Set.

I used Watercolor Paper and an Aqua Brush to create a watercolor wash with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight for the banner.  As my project evolved, I decided to use White Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool for the "Thank You" sentiment.

In hindsight, I would have stamped first and then die cut, but as I mentioned, the project evolved as it went. In the end, I did not mind a little bit of wonky heat embossed placement. 

I used the same variety of cardstock and Classic Stampin' Pads throughout each card design, but varied the display and placement in each card. 

All of the cards were inspired by the DSP and each 12 X 12 Sheet created six cards even though only four are highlighted here.

Do you have a favorite combination above? The second one is my favorite!

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Card Stock: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Banners for You, Swirly
Dies: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits 
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach
Other: Stampin' Trimmer, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Emboss White Powder, Clear Blocks, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Paper-Piercing Tool, Pearl Basic Jewels, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Click on any of the images below for more information on the items used to create the featured cards above!

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle Banners for You Photopolymer Bundle Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Melon Mambo 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock Whisper White 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

Watercolor Paper Aqua Painters White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad Stampin' Dimensionals Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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