Today I got out ALL of my Designer Series Papers (I and others call them DSP for short). The reason is that all but my latest purchase of a new paper coming out in the next catalog are going to retire come June 3, 2019. My plan is to order a nice supply of the new DSP sets to keep me going for at least a month or two, and I need room to store them!
So what do I do with all that paper? Some of it I give away, but a lot of it I’ll be using for my own cards as we approach the end of a catalog period to keep me busy until I can get new stuff. So there I was with piles of papers this morning when I read a Facebook post by a sister Stampin’ Up! demonstrator suggesting a bunch of different ways to use up scraps. So off I went to see what caught my eye on her Pinterest page.
The idea of making a herringbone pattern was the first one that caught my eye and I knew exactly which set of DSP I was going to use – the large and very lovely set, Share What You Love DSP. I cut half inch strips of each of the prints in the set and went about arranging them in something resembling a herringbone pattern. This was not only lots of fun but it didn’t take long at all!
I took the bright Rich Razzleberry print and ran it from the top right corner to the bottom left corner and went on from there, first laying out another strip next to the Razzleberry strip, and then alternating perpendicular strips and parallel strips up and down the card until everything was filled in.
I made the original size of the cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and, after I got all those pieces adhered to the cardstock, I trimmed it to 4″ x 5-1/4″. I don’t think there’s an easier way to make those edges all come out straight.
To complete the card, I used a label and a self-adhesive metal rose from the coordinating Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. I stamped “Thank You” with a stamp from the Love What You Do Stamp Set. These are all part of the Share What You Love Suite of products in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog. All the Suite products EXCEPT the stamp set will be retiring come June 3rd. Rich Razzleberry will also be around. But not that luscious paper set!
We’re now in the last two weeks of the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. This is when Stamp Sets start to disappear as well as other products that are low on inventory. If you’ve been waiting for a sale, we’re told it’s not going to happen this time around. So now’s the time to buy!