Monday, 22 April 2013

Fun with Stampin' Up designer paper

It was a weekend of gardening and spring cleaning here but, for a bit of a break, I made a couple of cards using Stampin' Up's gorgeous Patio Party designer paper. Come and have a look:


I do love working with designer paper, looking for patterns within the design which might work well for a card.  I cut out the banners on this design with my frequently-used 2 1/2" circle punch, sponged the edges, added a scored sentiment strip and embellished with some pretty embossed die cut butterflies.


This card is made from paper in the same range and looks as if I've used washi tape or gone to a lot of trouble finding coordinating papers!  In fact it's just one square of a brilliant design which features strips of patterns running across it. Again, I added a scored sentiment strip and another of those gorgeous butterflies.

It was great fun making these two quick cards from my designer paper snippets...


... and will be taking them along to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground where there's normally some excellent skipping to be had!

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze for sponging
Card stock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Other: Simply Scored, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, stamp-a-majig
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While we were visiting my in-laws last weekend, my husband offered to change a spotlight that had blown in their kitchen. The radio was on in the kitchen where I was finishing breakfast and just as he mounted the step ladders, some keystone cops-style music started playing. I dissolved into giggles, imagining him dropping things and picking up the stepladders and inadvertently walloping someone over the head with them as he turned round. He managed to ignore me of course and maintained his dignity!

I'll be back tomorrow so do join me again!

17 comments:

  1. Very pretty Patio Party cards here Vicky. Nice 'n' cheerful xxx

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  2. Very pretty cards Vicky-Love those papers-what a beautiful mix of colours,i thought you had used strips of different papers untill you explained :)
    Nessa xx

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  3. Two lovely cards Vicky and a great challenge to use up all your snippets of paper

    Anne

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  4. Beautiful cards Vicky, designer papers are wonderful and something l miss now l'm no longer a demonstrator but thankfully l still have quite a stash to enjoy :)

    I'll join in with the skipping if you like, l also am up for a few games of elastic's if you are?

    Have a great day xx

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  5. Gorgeous cards with these pretty papers Vicky, I need to break mine open!

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  6. These papers look fab on your cards with just a little embellishing. x

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  7. Two beautiful cards Vicky. The design papers are gorgeous as are the butterflies.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. Thanks for the great ideas! I'm casing you for my staff thank you's for the Fiji trip. Love being able to use up my retiring DSP!

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  9. Great cards Vicky, what a good way to use the designer papers.

    Kat xx

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  10. Super cards Vicky, brilliant use of SU's patterned snippets too. I do love how you have such an endless stream of ideas.

    Plus that zany humour of course - I'll be thinking of the racy, piano plonking keystone cops music all day now!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  11. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous card... Love it....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  12. Two very cool cards. They both have a really different feel about them and I can't decide which one I like the most. I really like the bunting and the butterflies, and the washi tape feel - see, can't decide! x x

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  13. Lovely bright cards Vicky, and the addition of the butterflies is pure genius

    Bev x

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  14. I'm not too good at using patterned papers on my cards, these designs look perfect to standalone!! very colourful and cheery Vicky, the butterflies add that extra bit of dimension too :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. gorgeous stylish cards!! fabulous use of snippits!! Hugs Juls

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x