Thursday, March 22, 2018

Another DSP idea!

So, I'm on a mission to use my beautiful Designer Series Paper instead of hoarding it. Today's project is a quick look at how to get 9 card layers from one sheet of 12x12 paper.
The Myths and Magic Specialty paper (145600) is awesome. Each piece has a shiny or embossed image on it. I wanted to use it for a set of cards for my grand daughter. By cutting the paper into 4 inch squares, then cutting them on then diagonal I was able to make some cute cards for her set. Here's my sample and how I cut the DSP. Isn't this cute?
It looks like I cut the paper 4" by 5 1/4", but I didn't. I cut the paper in 4" squares. Next, I place them on my paper trimmer with opposite corners over the cutting line and the corners on 1 inch like in this picture. See the top and bottom corners are each on the 1 inch line on each side of the cutting track.
This gives you a piece that can then be layered on
your 4" x 5 1/4" layer on your card front.
Here's a picture of the two pieces on a piece of graph paper to give you an idea of the placement. I used a Whisper White layer so I could stamp my saying in the middle. Then I stamped the mermaid from Magical Day Stamp set (145854) on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. I colored the Mermaid with the Stampin' Blends and layered it on a 2" circle punch of another DSP from Bubbles and Fizz. It coordinated perfectly since Lemon-Lime Twist is in both papers.
I popped the circles on some dimensionals and done! I love cute, quick, and easy!

This is a fun and whimsical bundle to help create really cute projects. I love the coordination of matching paper, stamp set framelits, and even washi tape! The Bundle with the Designer Series Paper will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration items. You can get the Myths and Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer paper to go with it for free. Think of all the cards you can create with just these three products!

Maybe you want a little more than you should purchase at the moment- host a workshop, online party or even better- sign up as a Dixie Stamp stamper before the end of March and you will get your stamping kit, a 125.00 of product, plus two extra free stamp sets of your choice for 99.00 and free shipping. Then you will always be able to purchase great coordinating products with at least a 20% discount. Who wants to pay full price? Or maybe you see the value in this offer and want to earn an income and build a business. It is definitely possible and it's also work, but it's amazing fun at the same time. Check out join the fun! I'm here to help anyway I can. Hope to hear from you soon. God bless and go bless those around you.
Love stamping in Dixie,

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stampin' Friends No Rules Blog Hop.

Welcome to the March Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping with us today. No rules, no theme, no color combo, no sketch! I don't know what to do! Give me guidelines, give me boundaries!  I have a really hard time deciding what to do when I have no given direction. But, I landed on a concept I have been working on for a while! I have too much paper! (Insert horror face, did she really say that, Gasp). I really do. I love Designer Series Paper and I buy a lot of it. So my plan is to cut it up and use it! I've been making list of all the ways I can use Stampin' Up's awesome double sided and specialty papers.I have just a couple to show you today but more in the works. Here's all the projects I made for today. There are two cards with double layered DSP, 2 matching envelopes, 1 made with the envelope punch board and one lined with DSP, a gift card holder and a wood mount stamp case lined with DSP to hold it all.

I really like this cute Bubble and Fizz paper from the Sale A Bration flyer this year. Here is a close up of the 2 cards I made.
By double layering the DSP I used more than I usual and love the outcome.
For my project, I used the DSP to line Stampin' Up's wood mount cases.
The total dimensions for the liner is 7" x 11 1/4". I cut my DSP 6" x 11 1/4", then added a  coordinating 3/4" strip to the top and bottom. I covered the seam with a strip of washi tape. Added a saying and it's done! The gift card holder is just a piece of  DSP 6" x 5 1/4". Add a belly band and embellish!
 Here is a picture of the inside with the cards inside. And I have more to add, but that's for another day! Hope you enjoyed this projects. There were fun to make.  I think this might be a great gift idea for my family members for their birthday's. We have 16 grown niece's and nephew's!