Collaborations, blog hops and tutorial groups have become more common among Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and I couldn’t be happier! It’s so nice to be involved in someone else’s fun!!
Today I’ve been invited by Leonie Schroder to hop with her Freshly Brewed Projects. The theme is “Stack of Cards”. After making the Double Wonder Card set designed by Shannon West & Julie Davison using 2 x half sheets of 12″ DSP, I was hooked on the simplistic creativity that comes from one sheet wonder templates.
For this hop, I wanted a template that I could use with a 6″ x 6″ sheet of DSP. Some DSP patterns, like Best Dressed DSP only comes in 6″ x 6″ packs. And then there’s all the paper shares I have from all the catalogues! I have so much DSP, I probably don’t need to be economical, but making lots of cards from one piece of DSP is a great way to use but conserve your favourite patterns!
I’ve chosen one of the pretty floral patterns from the Best Dressed DSP (one of my all-time favourite designs!). Pulling out colours from the DSP, I used Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green & Whisper White as the card bases.
The stamp sets featured on my set of six cards are Dressed to Impress (coordinates with the DSP) and Peaceful Moments (my favourite go-to sentiment set at the moment).
My favourite part of Jackie’s template was the clever use of the circle from the large rectangle to be able to make two cards!
Just because you only use one sheet of DSP, doesn’t mean you can’t add other touches to your cards to take them to the next level. Across my cards, I’ve used:
- flowers from the Dressed to Impress stamp set (and Stampin’ Blends to colour them in)
- Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles, Seasonal Layers and Stitched So Sweetly Dies
- Scripty Embossing Folder
- Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon & Whisper White Baker’s Twine
- Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick & Whisper White
- Ink: Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick
- White embossing powder & Versamark
Jackie is based in the US and has slightly different cardstock sizes to us, so I modified by template slightly by not cutting the extra piece off the bottom half of the template, and then cut these strips to size as I needed them (this actually ended up being 5-5/10″).
These cards have great layouts that you could use even if you weren’t making a one sheet wonder set.
The best part about this hop is getting to skip around to see the stack of cards the other clever crafters have brewed up to share. Next blog to visit is Libby Dyson.