I’m excited to be participating in Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop again this month, which we are focussing on a Stamp Set or DSP.
If you are new or have never heard of a blog hop before it is a group of participants that create a project that may or may not have a theme and they “hop” together. The hopping means that there is a list of names of the other participants at the bottom of this post. You can click on their links and see all the wonderful projects that have been created. This is a great way to see the talent of other demonstrators that you may not have come across before, as this particular blog hop is only for Stampin’ Up Demonstrators.
You may have come from Pia’s project, Never the less, thank you and hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the projects.
Craft Days are the BEST!
I recently had a craft day with one of my downline Carey-Ann and my husband cheekily suggested she should bring something in the catalogue that I don’t have to play with and Carey-Ann could then use any of my sets that she may not have. My husband believes that I own every stamp set in the catalogue so thought he was being clever. I do remind him a lot that there are still so many things on my wishlist. I am not sure that I will get through that wishlist unless of course, I win lotto as I seem to add to it constantly.
Anyways Carey-Ann bought the Follow Your Art Suite which I don’t actually own so we had a fun day creating some cards from that.
The colours in this pack are just so vibrant and fun and the images and die cuts continue that fun theme. The more I play with and see this set the more I feel it is going to make its way into my wishlist.
The challenge was set
Carey-Ann and I had already had quite a big day of creating when we finally got around to using this set. We set ourselves a challenge to make 3 cards each using one sheet of DSP. Using the #loveitchopit method you can get 6 card fronts from a sheet of DSP which made this easy to cut. I then cut 3 pieces of cardstock to give us the card bases in Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana. These are not colours that I would typically use, but I also think Pacific Point is my favourite blue in the catalogue. I just don’t tend to use it.
Whilst Carey-Ann was coming up with a bit of a design I was taking full advantage of having this stamp set in my hands and I stamped soooooo many images. Proceeding to die cut them all out figuring I could create once Carey-Ann left. As she would take the stamp set and dies too so I needed to use them whilst I could.
Inspiration for the Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop
All of my creating happened a few days after Carey-Ann had been and I was cleaning up. Does everyone else leave the cleaning up, for as long as possible? After I had tidied because as a crafter, I am not sure I can ever admit that my craft desk is clean I found all the die cuts and decided that I need to colour those right now or I won’t use them.
I wanted to stick with the colour combo that we had chosen for the card bases and then added in Calypso Coral as when Carey-Ann was stamping the sentiments she added this colour, which helped a lot, giving me more choice when colouring those die-cut pieces. There are so many designs on those pens and ink bottoms you really want to add a few more colours……
Finishing the cards off with some basic adhesive back sequins and retired Pacific Point Ribbon.
I had a great day with Carey-Ann and hope to do it again soon and who knows she may have another stamp set that I don’t.
Would greatly appreciate if you took the time to leave a comment below and I would love it if you could continue the blog hop and click on the link below (big blue arrow) to have a look at Vicky Wright’s project for this month.
Interested in any of the products used??
Do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!
I would be happy to help you place an order. If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.