Today’s going to be a busy day for me. Stampin’ Up! has completely revamped the website and it looks great, so much fresher. It’s not just a cosmetic thing either, it’s an entirely new platform which should be much more user friendly. One big change you might notice is that they no longer host Demonstrator blogs. This isn’t a huge issue for me as I’ve had this Papercraft With Me blog going for about 16 months now. What has gone however is all the blog posts I wrote before I moved over to my new site. It’s sad I know, but many of the products have long since retired so in some ways it’s nice to have a fresh start. You can be sure I’ll look back at some of my older projects and recreate them here with new products.
Another more pressing issue is that they were not able to transfer all the information from the old site into the new one. So right now it looks like I have absolutely no events planned. Of course that isn’t actually the case, but I’ll need to manually reenter these. Hopefully that should all be done within the next 24 hours.
So while I explore the new site and get it up-to-date here’s a pretty thank you card using the Come to Gather DSP.
COME TO GATHER COLOURS
This project all started with this gorgeous pattern from the Come To Gather 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. I love the delicate design and the simple colours of Pretty Peacock and Mint Macaron. I decided to add a little brightness using Whisper White and carried on from there.
As the DSP is predominantly dark I chose Mint Macaron Card for my contrasting card base. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the DSP to a layer of Whisper White Card and then added it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next, using more liquid glue I attached a piece of the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the excess with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I took a small strip of the DSP and glued that towards the bottom of a layer of Whisper White Card before adding it to the inside of the card base.
Now I was finished with the Come To Gather DSP I was ready to work on the thank you sentiment. I found exactly what I needed in the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set.
Using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White Card then cut it out using the #2 square die from the Stitched Shapes Dies (counting from the smallest up). Then using the #3 square die I cut a piece of Mint Macaron Card and layered the two pieces together with liquid glue.
My final decorative touch was a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon. I folded the ribbon in half and attached it to the back of the sentiment with some Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then once I’d added the assembled sentiment to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals I was done.
There’s not a whole lot of fuss on this card but I think it’s quite striking nevertheless. What do you think?
You can see some other projects I’ve created using the Come to Gather DSP in these earlier blog posts.
A PAPER PUMPKIN CHRISTMAS
While Stampin’ Up! gets to work shipping this month’s Halloween-themed Paper Pumpkin kits, here’s the news many of you have been waiting for…
The next two Paper Pumpkin kits will have a winter theme and coordinate with each other!
In October the kit will contain everything you need to create 10 full-size (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) cards. To get this kit you will need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by October 10th at the latest.
In November the kit will contain everything you need to create 24 gift tags in 4 different sizes and designs. To get this kit you will need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10th (if you didn’t subscribe for the earlier kit).
While the two kits coordinate together, each one is all-inclusive and can stand-alone. So even if you only get one of them you’ll still have a great crafting time. What I will say though is that the Christmas / winter themed kits are always incredibly popular and will probably sell out ahead of time. So my advice is to subscribe to straight away, then if you do change your mind you have until the 10th of the month to do so.
So that’s it from me for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another new project and I hope you can join me then.
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Come To Gather 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
- Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon
- Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set