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!

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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

 

ESAD Blog Hop | 2018-19 Annual Catalogue Launch

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Hello!  I’m excited to be hopping with my fellow Australian & New Zealander Demonstrator friends.  We’re all part of a Facebook group called ESAD….

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The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue launched on Friday, so it’s the perfect time to share some new catalogue creations with you and get this party started!!!

To download the catalogue pdf, click here.

To browse the online store, click here.

I’ve had a fantastic time this weekend choosing what items from the new catalogue I’ll add to my collection.  This isn’t the start of the new catalogue for me though.  I’ve been enjoying new catalogue #demoperks since April when we attended OnStage.

After OnStage, we had the chance for a little spending spree as part of a product pre-order called Product Purchase Premiere.  I added a number of new products including the super fun Sea of Textures bundle.

Today I’m sharing with you a card & box gift set I made using the stamp set & coordinating dies.

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

If you’re playing new catalogue eye spy, you’ll see the Sea of Textures stamp set, Under the Sea Thinlits, Tranquil Textures DSP & Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

The octopus is inked using the Baby Wipe technique in 3 new colours – Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape & Mango Melody.

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

There’s lots of new colours to love – and I’m loving them!!!  The Stitched circle behind the netting is Mint Macaron (so excited to have this return to the range!), the stars are a new colour called Gray Granite and the sentiment label is Soft Sea Foam.

The new colours are easy to add to your collection with new colour bundles for ink pads, markers and cardstock.

There’s lots of returning favourites in the catalogue too – like the gorgeous Gable Boxes…

Sea of Textures | kelly kent

I used the fun fish die to create a peekaboo feature on the box.  You need to gently prise apart the box where it joins to be able to cut the fish – and stick it back together when you’re done.

I also ran the whole box through the Big Shot with the Ruffled Embossing Folder.  Embossing the box adds such a cool texture!


Thanks for joining us for the ESAD Blog Hop.  There’s 27 blogs on the hop today – that’s a bundle of new catalogue inspiration!!!

I know you’re going to love what Leonie Schroder has made.  Click next to see her fabulous project.

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If there’s any broken links or difficulties with linking, click on the links in the participant list below to keep the blog hop going.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Joanne Stubbings
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Courtenay Heuston
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Carolina Evans
  8. Peta Stephen
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nicole Wilson
  13. Emily Campbell
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Katrina Duffell
  16. Delys Cram
  17. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  18. Megan Lenske
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Bronwyn Eastley
  21. Jo Weedon
  22. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  23. Melissa Gifford
  24. Cathy Pinchbeck
  25. Jessie Holton
  26. Jenny Bowman
  27. Rose Packer

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