Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

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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