Today I have a very special z-fold birthday surprise card. It was designed by Cindee Wilkinson @ www.justspongeit.com. Her design was originally for a wedding card, however, I changed the paper and included a birthday greeting inside the card. The Designer Series Paper is our Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Besides the DSP listed above, I used Basic Black Cardstock for the base. I also used the Stitched All Around Bundle which includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits. Additionally, for the sentiment, I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. That gives it a raised and much more vivid impression on the card. Finally, I finished by fussy cutting flower from the Designer Series Paper and tying 1/2″ Black Satin ribbon around card.
I love to take other designs and change it up a bit. See what I can do with it.
Designs are always fun to check out when the new catalog is released. Do you love new designs? Each year I spend a little time looking through all the new Designer Series Papers. They always coordinate with new colors and stamp sets so beautifully. I have to admit, DSP’s can be addicting. Do you find yourself hoarding Designer Series Paper? I always envision what I can create and then when I get the paper, it’s almost like I don’t want to part with it. Above is just one of the many new Designer Series Papers – Broadway Bound. Which is also the suite that My Paper Pumpkin coordinates with this month.
Some of the papers have such unique designs. I do usually love the florals. Although there are a bunch of beautiful floral designs with Petal Promenade, Tranquil Textures is a very interesting pack. In addition, we have the Graceful Glass pack which is amazing when using the Stampin’ Blends. Let’s not forget the gorgeous designs in Share What You Love. Finally, the Wood Textures can make for some amazing masculine cards and projects. We all know how hard it is sometimes to create a masculine card. You can judge for yourself. Stampin’ Up! has created a video to give you a glimpse at all the new Designer Series Papers in the 2018-2019 annual catalog. You may have to watch it twice to take it all in.
I’m still not sure which is really my favorite because there are so many great new ones. However, I am sure that I will be trying out many of them. Of course, we also have all the cardstock available in all of our core colors. You can also see all the cardstock and papers together in my store and see what works for you.
The card samples being shared today continue to feature the beautiful Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) and showcase additional products that will be available for order from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog on June 1, 2018. The first card below highlights the paper and a sentiment from the new Detailed With Love stamp set. The Blossom Elements were used to add a finishing touch.
Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and Detailed with Love Stamp Set
Yes, the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also used on the sample below and another sentiment from the Detailed with Love Stamp Set. I love that the Garden Impressions DSP contains a a multitude of colors that coordinate with different Stampin’ Up! cardstock colors and the stamp set offers beautifully scripted sentiments. Additional new products featured include the Four-Petal Flower Punch and the Shaded Spruce Metallic Ribbon.
Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Detailed With Love Stamp Set and Four-Petal Flower Punch
In just a few short weeks, the items showcased will be available for purchase so start preparing your wish list!
Last post the card for our granddaughter’s birthday was shared and in this post, I’m sharing the birthday card for our grandson’s 9th birthday. March is a busy month with family birthday celebrations (our version of March Madness!) so if it seems lots of birthday cards are posted, there’s good reason for it. When the stamp sets for Sale-a-bration were released, the Epics Celebration stamp set was one of the first sets ordered as I knew it was perfect for creating a card for Alex. He loves rock music and recently started playing the guitar. His birthday celebration was a lot of fun and in his words “the card is cool!”
Reminder: The last day of Sale-a-Bration is March 31 so there are only a couple of days left to select special items with minimum orders. To view items available, visit my Shop Now tab at the top of my posts.
Recently our granddaughter, Brooklynn, celebrated her first birthday! It was a fun time and since the party theme was bunnies I decided to use the “Sweet Little Something” stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and the Large Numbers Framelits dies from the Annual Catalog to create her birthday card. The colors of Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink on Whisper White cardstock created the perfect bunny! Gold Glimmer Paper was used for the number one and a cardstock base of Berry Burst and Powder Pink were used.
It’s been awhile since posting and you may have noticed some minor changes to my blog. I’ve been working behind the scenes learning the new layout but stay tuned – you’re going to be flooded with posts of projects waiting to be shared.
Reminder: Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31 and Stampin’ Up! has just added some additional products that can be selected with your minimum order of $50 (before shipping & taxes). Click here to Shop Now .
This month’s card class was “All About Birthdays”. One of the cards highlighted the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Cake Soiree Stamp Set/Sweet Cake Framelits Bundle. When designing the card for the class, I selected to make a shutter card as it truly highlights the beauty of the DSP and the stamp bundle.
Thanks for stopping by! Check back soon for more samples from the class.
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