This week we are using new Designer Series paper from the Holiday Catalogue - and who doesn't love a pack of new paper? The problem of course is which one to choose.... followed by the problem of actually having to CUT into a pristine pack. ....I know you all know what I mean.
I have lots of photos for you today to try and show off some of the designs, but it's not easy to capture and they always look so much better in real life.
I have purchased two packs - the Happy Haunting pack on page 47, which I was inspired to get purely from the background piece on the Lighthearted Leaves card on page 44. I don't celebrate Halloween, nor am I usually all that partial to Orange shades, but maybe that's changing! because I really like the designs. The pack has several papers that are specifically Halloween but some that are just versatile with dots, stripes, lines and stars. I have a class this weekend and we will be making envelope cards so I have a few samples to show you. You can see them here.
The second pack which I have purchased is the Season of Cheer pack on page 29 , and it is simply stunning.
I have made some envelope notecards using my fabulous Envelope Punch Board to showcase three of the designs, because that way you get to see and enjoy both sides of the paper. They are done in a few different designs to show you how versatile the paper pack can be and that it is not just for Christmas at all.
Firstly the Christmas sample, using Night of Navy and Tip Top Taupe, and the beautiful Flurry of Wishes Stampset and matching Punch. I have never really gone for snowflakes much since snow in the tropics is madness but I do like this set. (and of course I love the magic of Christmas) The first card opens up to reveal a holder for a gift card, but the other 2 are simply flat pieces adhered to the envelope - you'll see what I mean. The belly bands are made using scraps and bits and pieces, and I must say I really like the Metallic Foil Doilies, which are new to me, and of course the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons go perfectly with anything.
The reverse of this page has a string of lights but I wanted something more subtle, so used the Envelope Paper.
This pattern piece has gorgeous bright colours and is suitable I think for many situations other than Christmas.
And the final piece I will show you is gorgeous and soft colours, and suits Christmas but also other situations I think.
I used up some of those tiny adhesive rings for shaker frames which are too small for my fumbling fingers to manage a shaker card with - they are on the clearance rack at the moment and are great for elevating a humble ring of card. I have stocked up on a few sets, why don't you? Contact me if you need any help ordering some.
If you would like any measurements please let me know,
I hope you are inspired to try some other uses for Christmas DSP
Next on the hop is Stasia, I wonder what lovely things she has created this week.
If you get lost along the way you can head back to the CTC home page to see the full list of participants, and don't forget you can join in too.
thanks so much for looking,
I have done another post with the measurements for those who asked. You can find them here , on Sept 24.
thanks for looking, Liz
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