It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
The theme for today’s Be Inspired Hop is “Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper.” The timing couldn’t be more perfect – my World Card Making Day presentation was all about ways to be inspired by Designer Series Paper – color inspiration, pairing patterns, coloring on the paper and manipulating the patterns. If you missed my recap of this awesome event, you can read more here and here. What fun! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from a visit with my adorable and oh-so-talented friend Louise Sharp at louisesharp.com.
Today’s project showcases one project in two ways – I love both, but they both use the same page of Designer Series Paper Here are my cards for today’s hop:
- Be Merry Designer Series Paper. Stampin’ Up!’s Be Merry Designer Series Paper (from the 2017 Annual Catalog) is filled with great images and patterns for almost any Christmas card you want to make. While there are patterns that mix Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, my favorite pages are the ones that feature only one of those two colors – and my absolute favorite page is this one with bold, diagonal stripes. What a fun stack of papers. Here’s a look a the pages in this stack: If you’d like to see my suggestion for color combinations that work well with Be Merry Designer Series Paper, click here.
- Creating a Zig-Zag from Diagonal Stripes. When I see a pattern of bold, diagonal stripes, I instinctively want to cut it up to create a zig-zag pattern. It’s simple! Here are both of these cards, side-by-side: I first shared how to make your own zig-zag pattern in a post from September 2012 – that’s more than five years ago! I went back to the post, and the description is still A-OK. If you would like to learn how to create your own pattern, please check it out.
- Supporting Players. While the star of this card is the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, the card features a cast of supporting players that are just as exciting and fun. For starters, don’t you love this fun Christmas tree from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies?
It looks so modern against these stripes. And the sentiment is a combination of words from Merry Cafe.
I love both of these stamp sets – and they look great together!
Stamp Sets: Merry Cafe Papers: Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Whisper White Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my super-fun and oh-so-talented friend, Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Louise Sharp
- Brian King
- Allison Okamitsu
- Janneke de Jong
- Tanja Kolar
- Monica Gale
- Carolynn Sander
- Maike Beimler
- Sarah Berry
Here are links to the products I used to create this card: