I was looking at my DSP, which rightfully is probably a mountain and wondering why I don’t use it much. I certainly look at it a lot. But what good does that do anybody? I can still still look at it if I’ve made it into a card and shared it here but there’s loads that hasn’t been cut. So I hacked into another piece from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper - Vertical Greetings

I had thought that this paper was a bit loud for a full layer but as a partial layer, it’s gorgeous. It’s 3.5 inches wide with a daffodil delight mat which is 1/8 inch bigger. Due to the watercolor nature of the paper, some of the colors are blended together or paler than usual so I not all of the official colors worked as a mat. The daffodil delight is perfect though. And although the watermelon wonder didn’t work as a mat, it is perfect for the greeting which comes from Vertical Greetings, a set that I’m thrilled is in the new catalog. I’m also happy that the thick whisper white which I used here as a base, must’ve been a hit since Stampin’ Up! is introducing thick very vanilla.

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See you tomorrow,

Liz

I was sitting at my desk wondering what to make next when I looked at the Paper Pumpkin box sitting next to me and decided to take another look in the box. So here’s my Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Alternate 5. The DSP is actually meant to be a card base but I can’t see “wasting” DSP as the back of a card so I cut it in half and used it on the front.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Alternate 5 - Bold Botanicals - Vertical Greetings

The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings and stamped in island indigo and then I wrapped a piece of mint macaron ribbon around the DSP. The ribbon is from the Holiday catalog – it’s part of the the ribbon 3/8″ trio pack which also includes rich razzleberry and delightful dijon. I then matted my DSP with a piece of whisper white before adding it to my island indigo card base. I made a bow and added that with a glue dot – it was waving around so I used my paper piercing tool to add another glue dot under the ribbon too. I debated adding enamel dots but with the ribbon, it was just too much!

See you tomorrow,

Liz