Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Featuring Fruit - Using up the last bit of Designer Series Paper

Hi stampin' friends!
I have a fun challenge for you today... Take a look at your paper stash and pick out a coordinating set of DSP that you only have a few dabs of left. You may have to search and search, or it may be right on top. What do you do with less than whole sheets of paper? Toss them out?  NO WAY!  Here's my idea!

Gather up the bits and pieces of what you have left of a DSP pack and somewhat sort according to size. Take the biggest piece and think about how you could cut it up for some cards (this is a great way to mass produce about 10-15 cards). Is it a full sheet or almost?  Can you get some large background pieces out of it?  Look at the other papers and once you have a number for # of cards in mind, think about how to cut the remaining pieces in about 5-6 smaller pieces and keep going.  Then, fiddle around with layering of different DSP's on a card. Add a sentiment, some ribbon or embellishments and you are done!

Here are the results of what I did a couple of days ago with the remaining dregs of my Fresh Fruit DSP stack.  I only purchased one of these so I didn't have a lot to work with but was shocked by what I ended up making. When done, I think I made 6-8 of each card:

Those of you who have been around Stampin'Up! for awhile will notice some retired product and some non-SU stamps but that is the fun of it... using up some dabs of this and that and creating some pretty cards.  Since these are all fruit related in theme, it would make a nice set of card to wrap up as a gift for a friend. I should do that!

Hope you like my idea of using the bits and pieces that remain after your grand project is over. If life depended on throwing things out, I would starve because I never do!

Have a great day of creativity!

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