ESAD Blog Hop | DSP

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Do you have a favourite category of Stampin’ Up! products?  I love so many of the things in the catalogue, but DSP is the one thing I buy every design, every catalogue – so I’m putting DSP at the top of my favourites list.

So, it was exciting to find out this month that Stampin’ Up! are offering a buy 3, get 1 free offer on the whole range of standard ($19.25) DSP patterns.  There’s 10 to choose from!

Once you’ve got your 4 new packs of paper, you’ll be after some ideas on making the most of them!  So, join me on a blog hop with my ESAD friends to see how these crafty ladies are using their DSP!

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With my love of DSP (and lots of choice of patterns), I have collated a few of my favourite ways to use DSP to create simple but elegant cards.

5 ways with DSP | kelly kent

I’ve used the designs available as part of the buy 3, get 1 free promotion to demonstrate each style in action.

FEATURE

A whole card front of DSP is the easiest way to use your DSP.  Cut it up, enjoy the beautiful patterns & show your family and friends that you care about them enough to use your pretty paper on their card!

Garden Impressions

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

Tropical Escape

Tropical Escape DSP | kelly kent

RIP

Most of the time we cut our DSP with a trimmer (or scissors) and have a nice straight line.  The composition of DSP gives a lovely edge when you rip it.  One of my favourite quick & easy card designs is to cut a piece of DSP slightly longer (ie, 6″) and rip the bottom third.  Flip it over to show the reverse side and adhere both pieces to form your card front.  Add a bit of twine & a sentiment for an awesome card.

Animal Expedition

Animal Expedition | kelly kent

Tranquil Textures

You don’t have to use the bottom third – the ripped edge creates a lovely contrast to the card base (and a great place to put a sentiment!).

Tranquil Textures | kelly kent

STRIP

A strip of cardstock is a great way to show off the patterns of a DSP and get multiple cards from a 6″ piece.  Or it’s a great way to use the 2″ strips left over from card fronts when using 6″x6″ DSP (either the stacks sold by Stampin’ Up! or in a paper share).

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle | kelly kent

Wood Textures

Wood Textures | kelly kent

PANEL

This is a twist on using cardstock as a whole card front.  Cut your cardstock 1/4″ (0.5cm) smaller than the usual width, then divide the width into three equal portions and cut into panels.  Keep them in order and stick to your card base with equal spacing.  Using panels just adds a bit of extra interest and texture to your card!

Petal Promenade

Petal Promenade | kelly kent

Under the MistletoeUnder the Mistletoe | kelly kent

BANNER

Banners are a favourite of mine on simple cards (well any card really!).  The Triple Banner punch makes this really easy, but you can cut banners using scissors too.  Layer up a few awesome patterns from the DSP (front & back or a couple of different sheets) and add some twine & a sentiment to finish.

Nature’s Poem

Nature's Poem | kelly kent

Best Route

Best Route | kelly kent

Please CASE (copy) these layouts for your own card making, classes or blog posts.  Beautiful DSP likes to be chopped & used – it doesn’t like to sit in plastic!!!

For more DSP ideas, keep hopping to visit my lovely & talented friend Rochelle Blok.

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If you’re ready to add more DSP to your collection, here’s the online store links for the designs that feature in the buy 3, get 1 free promotion.  Add your 4 favourites to your shopping cart and the 4th won’t cost you a thing!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Rochelle Blok
  4. Fi Cobbin
  5. Delys Cram
  6. Sharon Dalton
  7. Kim Oliver
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Rebecca Scurr
  13. Narelle Fasulo
  14. Barbara Williams
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Libby Dyson
  17. Cheryll Miller
  18. Denise Buetler
  19. Mandy Depiazzi

 

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Stamp Review Crew | Beautiful Bouquet

Happy Monday!

I’m delighted to be hopping with the Stamp Review Crew today.  It’s the first SRC hop of the new catalogue cycle and to give ourselves a little breathing room with our new catalogue orders arriving, we are sharing projects today with a gorgeous stamp set that’s carrying over from the 2017-18 catalogue – Beautiful Bouquet.

There are coordinating thinlits for this set which increases the wonderful creative options for everything floral you could ever want to make!!!

I’m sharing two projects today.  This z-fold card is the first….

Beautiful Bouquet | kelly kent

I’ve been wanting to try this layout since it arrived in my mailbox as a birthday card from one of my wonderful Paper Adventures teamies – Siobhan Fitzsimmons.  See her card here.  The full card front z-fold is so luxurious – especailly when layered with gorgeous DSP!

Beautiful Bouquet | kelly kent

There’s so many floral bouquet options you can make with this stamp set – my favourites are tulips.  Mr Papercraft scored lots of brownie points for my tulip birthday delivery!

My tulips are Lovely Lipstick, Crushed Curry & Pineapple Punch.

Beautiful Bouquet | kelly kent

The tulip colours were a wonderful match to the the bright & fun Garden Impressions DSP.  The reverse patterns in this series are lovely for adding a pop of colour to your project.

Beautiful Bouquet | kelly kent

While I had the Garden Impressions DSP on my table, I was reminded of my other favourite floral – blue flowers!  The Farmer’s Market near us does the most amazing flowers and they often have blue flowers in their posies – always so stunning!

So, this simple, no-sentiment card is an ode to the power of a pretty blue flower!

Beautiful Bouquet | kelly kent

The blue for this card is the new 2018-2020 In Color – Blueberry Bushel.  Doesn’t that colour just pop – especially when paired with white!

Beautiful Bouquet | kelly kent

I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of the crew have shared today using all those pretty flowers!

Next to visit is Jay Soriano from Mitosu Crafts in the UK.

You can find a list of all the Stamp Review Crew participants for this hop on the main SRC blog.  Click here to visit.

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop B

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Hello!  It’s my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a blog hop with my fabulous stamping friends.

Actually, I’m feeling very loved on my birthday evening as I hop with two wonderful groups of stamping friends.

This is blog hop B – the second list.  There’s another thread which features blog hop A – the first list (click here to visit).  You don’t want to miss the creations on the other side!!!

There’s no theme for tonight.  Everyone is simply sharing with us something they’ve made that they love.  In this crazy busy life, we sometimes need an excuse just to create for fun, for love and to be creative.

My birthday falls at a wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue cycle.  I get to spoil myself each year with new Stampin’ Up! and call them birthday presents.

Part of my present to myself was all the new Stampin’ Up! colours – In Colors, returning colours and new colours!!!  You can read all about the Colour Revamp here.

For the first time since they arrived, I had a play with the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Can you believe it – “2020”. I still remember when this was so far away!!!  I also remember Y2K (year 2000) and the technology panic!

The 2018-2020 In Colors are bright, fun and very on trend with the colours we’re currently seeing in fashion, home decor and advertising.

Stampin' Up! 2018-20 In Colors | kelly kent

Although none of the In Colors are specifically featured in the Garden Impressions DSP, they coordinate beautifully with the fun & bright patterns.  This was the starting point for my creations for blog hop B.

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

I matched each In Color with a pattern from the DSP and then added in coordinating ombre colours.  I love cards with a monochrome/ombre palette!

I also added the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (that large gorgeous floral die cut & cute little flower) and a pretty stamp from the Stitched All Around stamp set.  BOth of these items are currently available (along with the Garden Impressions DSP) on demonstrator pre-order #demoperks #happybirthdaytome

Here’s each In Color and the colours I matched.  Can you spot some of the other new colours we’re welcoming in June?

LOVELY LIPSTICK

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

GRAPEFRUIT GROVE

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

PINEAPPLE PUNCH

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

CALL ME CLOVER

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

If you don’t love these In Colors on first impressions, let them wash over you for a while.  You’ll come to love the fun they add to your craft collection!!!

2018-2020 In Colors are available from 1st June 2018.  Get yours early by adding them to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join the SU! adventure.  Click her for more information.


Many thank you to all my stamping friends who have joined me today to share in my celebrations through this hop!

Next up on hop B is the totally gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid over in New Zealand.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, or there’s a broken link, there’s a full participant list below – click on any of the links and visit an amazing friend with a fabulous project!!!

Thanks for sharing my birthday with me!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List (B)

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin