Monday, August 12, 2013

About to Blossom Part 2

Here's another hybrid card I created using the gorgeous and versatile About to Blossom Digital Kit.

About To Blossom August Kit -- Digital Download

See my previous post here for information on printing the digital designer series paper.

Think feathers are for masculine or fall themed cards only?  How about some fancy, shimmery, pink feathers to change your mind? This card is a fusion of inspiration somewhere between Jane Austen and Marie Antoinette.  Undeniably feminine.

Elements I used to create this card:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

About to Blossom

Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! releases new downloads for My Digital Studio.  It's exciting to have such fresh and fun content always within in reach and always on trend!
Last week I fell head over heels for the latest Digital Kit:  About to Blossom

About To Blossom August Kit -- Digital Download 

I'm nuts about Digital Kits in general, too.  They have SO much content for a great price.  They are a fantastic way to build your MDS creative arsenal quickly and inexpensively.

Now, I have loads of ideas for digital projects with this kit, but I also am so crazy about the beautiful Designer Series Paper that I had to print it out and use in a "hands-on" kind of way.

Here's my quick advice on printing MDS designer series paper:
  • Select an 8.5 x 11 project
  • Use a square punch and resize it to cover half of your page
  • Do this again for the lower half of your page
  • Fill the top and bottom punches with the DSP of your desire and then zoom in or out to get the size of the design right for your project
  • My best results printing have come from Matte Finished Photo Paper.  Paper that is not "photo paper" does not, in my experience, produce good results
  • Now you have two 5.5 x 8.5 sheets of DSP to play with
  • Print more as needed!

Other supplies used for this card:

This card is also my entry for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge


Friday, August 2, 2013

Catalog Inspiration

Feeling short on inspiration?  Spend some time cozied up with the Stampin' Up! Catalog.  There is no shortage of beautiful, adorable, practical, simple, and fun ideas for projects.

This card was inspired by the gorgeous gift bag on page 88.  I've had the Mixed Bunch stamp set in my collection since it came out and, admittedly, I haven't used it in awhile.
Mixed Bunch - Clear-Mount Stamp

This sample helped me see its potential in a new way and I'm excited to create with it again!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Month! New Stuff!

The Holiday Catalog is here!  It is jam-packed with fabulous ideas for quick and easy holiday cards and projects!  Click below to see it now.

Get Festive with products from our newest catalog! See it now! 

What's even more exciting?!  This catalog is interactive!  Simply scan your smart phone over designated images in the catalog and see how-to videos.  Watch the video below for a quick tutorial.