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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Designer Series paper

We came back from our Summer Hols this Sunday, and we all had a fabulous time in Scotland.  I hope you are planning or enjoying a fabulous break from routine.  I am a bit late showing you these bits a pieces, however here are the cards and packaging I have made for their teachers.
 

   
 
I love the design of the bag, where I made the bag and card in one!

I love the variety of designer series paper (DSP) that Stampin’ Up produce, the way there is generally a card pack to match with the main colours that make it so easy to co-ordinate.  The majority are also part of a suite that includes a stamp set and embellishments that really make your projects look so professional.

Sometimes the accompanying dies cut out images from the DSP as well as from the stamps.  This is how I created the decoupage look to this card.
 
 
The DSP is generally 145-160gsm, which makes it an ideal weight for matting and layering as well die cutting.  (SU’s cardstock is normally about 200-240gsm, making it better for card bases).  The majority are in packs of 12x12, 2 double-sided sheets of 6 designs (12 in total) for £10.  A few are Speciality DSP, where you have 2 double-sided sheets of 5 designs PLUS 2 single-sided foiled designs for £11.50.  The 2017-19 in-colour pack has 40 sheets, 4 sheets of 2 double sided designs in 5 colours – all for £20.
 
My tips on choosing your DP, is to pick the ones you love, the ones you already have some of the colours for and to always purchase the matching card stock pack as well – it makes life so much easier.

Today is the last day to book onto the Surprise Christmas Class next Wednesday (16th).  Look forward to seeing you there.

I will be in Maidenhead later on today, please see my events page for more details.

 

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