Friday, May 31, 2019

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Designer Series Paper Love

Hello, hello! Welcome stamping friend. It's the last Friday of the month so that means its Fancy Friday time! I just love getting all fancy!

 If you've not see us before, the Fancy Friday team are past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members. still love creating and blogging and sharing what we love, so we have a blog hop once a month with everything fun and fancy.

The theme of this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop is all things Designer Series Paper or in the Stampin' Up! world known as DSP.  We are to use ANY retiring (from this past year in any catalogue) or ANY New (Annual catalogue 2019) Designer Series Paper on this challenge! Mix patterns across the packs, use one that you would have never used before, think outside the box....I mean we all love PAPER!

I thought this DSP challenge was the perfect time to try the Floating Frames Technique that is so on trend in the crafting world at the moment. I first saw this technique a while ago on Jennifer McGuire's blog HERE and was really taken by how relatively simple it looked and yet the amazing results that it gave.  And when doing this technique you get two cards at once adding to your card stash to send out to friends.

My card is made up of two of the patterns from the Bird Ballad DSP that is in the new 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue that customers can order from come June 4th 2019. Not long now. This DSP was one of the packs that Stampin' Up! Demonstrators could order from early and create fabulous samples.

To make these cards - 

1. Cut out floral images
2. Layer the floral images on your card base layer, face up, here I've used to Polka Dot Pattern also from the Bird Ballad DSP.
3. Cover with Glad Press & Seal (available online).
4.  Die cut out the centre panel – I have used the Stitched Rectangle die.
5.  Peel away the frame from the paper (keeping the Press and Seal on the front).
6. Turn the two die cut frames face down and add on dimensionals to every piece of cardstock.
7.  Peel of the dimensional backs and place on to your card front.
8.Very gently peel of the Glad Press and Seal.

 To see this technique fully watch the tutorial from Jennifer McGuire for the step by step process. The technique may sound difficult but by watching her tutorial it really isn't.

To finish off each card I've used sentiments from the Free as a Bird stamp set and the stamp set from the Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit and then as well as the Very Vanilla lace trim, linen thread and the Bird Ballad trinkets that all coordinate with this DSP.

I really do hope that you give this technique a try, it really is stunning. And by using DSP most of the hard work is done for you. It really is just cut and put together.

Next up on the hop is the amazing Connie Collins and her out of this world amazing projects. I'm always in awe of her creations! So go and show her some Fancy Friday love!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  1. Love, Love, Love! Your cards are soooo beautiful and this technique inspires me!
    Hugs and kisses!

  2. Stunning! And thanks for the tip to see video of Jen McG. to see how it all comes together! I will be watching and then creating this card technique!
    Kavi Coulson

  3. This is beautiful! I'm so inspired to try this!

  4. Your cards are beautiful. I have seen this technique all over blogland and have been wanting to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I absolutely love these cards, Rochelle! So delicate and pretty! I needed such an idea for some friends, sisters One of whom is critically ill, the other doing the bedside vigil so the two for one design seemed perfect. I hope you don't mind that I Cased these. J xx You can see it here :

  6. Incredible! You are so very talented!!!


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