Part of the fun of a Stampin' Up! Convention is looking through all the samples on display in the Gathering Place.
This photo that I took shows just part of one of half a dozen rows of cards and other projects – using Stampin' Up! products, of course! – on display. One year I attempted to go to each board and take a photograph of everything on that board. I surely must have had too much time on my hands.
But not this year! This year I barely had time to scan all the boards! So I decided I would save my picture taking to projects that I thought I would really enjoy making – and sharing with you! Of course one of my plans for my blog for ths summer has been to show off at least one sample of all of the new Designer Series Paper (DSP) sets. So, when I saw a card that showed off DSP, I snapped a picture of it. So far I have CASEd (not toally copied, just used the idea from) three of the projects I photographed.
I liked the idea of four pieces of the DSP woven into this very simple design. For this project I used the Designer Series Paper Set, I Am Me. There are 12 separate designs in each set of Designer Series Paper, and I used the 4 that appealed to me for this kind of project. I think my favorite design from this set is the one with the small cameras, so I made sure to use it.
The original card had a pinwheel in the center and no sentiment or other embellishments. As I very rarely make a card without a sentiment on the front, I decided that the central element would be where I'd put my sentiment. I found this greeting from the Best of Greetings Stamp Set, which fit nicely into the Curly Label Punch. I made a mat for the sentiment layer by making two punches pieces from Calypso Coral (one of the colors in the DSP), and trimming them so they peek out from the edges of the stamped layer.
The two vertical strips of paper are 4-1/2" high by 1" wide, and the horizontal strips are 1" high by 4" wide. I offset the vertical strips and aligned the horizontal strips with each other. After that, its pretty clear how to weave the strips!
For just a little bit of an accent, I added six Calypso Coral Candy Dots to the card front and called it, "Done!"
I'll share the other two cards that I've already completed over the next few days. Meanwhile, I've just received my first order from the brand new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, and I'm excited about getting it all put away so I can start using it! If you need one of the new Holiday Catalogs, please be sure to let me know!