Friday, 13 July 2018

July Blog Hop - Favourite new DSP

Hi crafters!

I'm Karen and I'm crafting in the South East of England, about 30 miles from good old London town. Welcome to the Stamp n Hop blog hop for July which is featuring our favourite Designer Series Papers from the new catalogue.
When I started this blog entry, I hadnt ordered any of the new papers yet. I had taken part in a Paper Share (where you share the cost of buying every set of papers in the catalogue and get a sample of all the papers) but it looked like my parcel had been lost by the post office! So while I waited to see if they either find it, or we could claim compensation, I used my In Colour DSP which I had bought on pre-order and it fitted my project perfectly. Since then it really has become my go to DSP

Last September, my daughters oldest went to school. I was there at his birth and cannot believe he is old enough already, but I'm assured he is! My daughter had only just given birth to my youngest grandson two days previously. Luckily its not a long walk to the school. 

I chose Call Me Clover as its almost an exact match for the school uniform and added touches of Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick to match some of the colours in each photo. Then I had to add Blueberry Bushel as blue is my grandsons favourite colour. His name was stamped and die cut using the new Lined Alphabet stamps and matching dies. I chose primary colours for his name (Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick). I just love that Stampin Up's stamps aren't just for cards. I've used about 6 different stamp sets in this layout (some retired).

Previous to that, I had made up a bunch of Post-it note booklets to hand out at a crafting class. Again I used the In Colour DSP 

Here's how I made them, along with a pretty floral card

A friend of mine has twin 12 yr olds and I gifted them a crafting party on their birthdays for themselves and 6 of their friends. Its the first time I have had a class for younger people and I had a blast! They were all so eager. Since then their mother has approached me to say they want to spend all their birthday money on crafting supplies and can they come round for advice of what they need. I;m doing that the day this goes live, and have prepared them a Make n Take. We're going to make these cute bookmarks I found on YouTube by the fabulous Dawn Griffiths. They're both avid readers so I'm sure they'll love them

I've also made some gift tags to show them a different way to use them (ie on a card) 

My parcel eventually turned up, but I'm finding I'm still turning to the new style 6x6 DSP, so I guess you can say it really is my new favourite! I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog, please now click the next button to hop on to see see Vicky's favourite papers

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  1. Such a lovely variety of projects Karen, I especially love the adorable book mark corners x

  2. Fun projects. I love these corner bookmarks. I've made many of these in my time x

  3. Lovely projects especially the scrapbook page xx Jacqui L x

  4. These are all great cards and projects!

  5. These are all great! I especially like the scrapbook layout.

  6. So very cute Karen. Love all your projects as I'm sure your classes do too especially the bookmarks. TFS

  7. Lovely projects. Love the punched out mice.

  8. Wow you made lots of great projects

  9. Lovely scrapbook page, so lovely to record these milestones and great to encourage new generations of crafters, well done x

  10. I especially love your choice of the in colour dsp for your layout! So perfect for the subject matter!