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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

adventures with pretty paper

Like many paper crafters, I have a problem with pretty paper - there's so much of it, and it's so pretty, and I always end up owning more of it than I can use.  It's not that I don't use it, (well, ok, there is some I can't bring myself to use), but I can't seem to use it up.  I bought only one package from the current catalogs, the Wood Textures (my brother and I live in log homes, my daughter used log slices in her wedding decor; I *had* to have it).  But then a second package arrived as an incentive prize from my upline, and a third package was free with an order, and there was another incentive prize this weekend, and now there's a  fourth package in my storage drawer!  It's not my fault, really ;)

Since the newest prompt at Stampin' Up Only Challenges is to CASE a catalog project, it seemed like a really good idea to use some of that brand new paper, so I turned to page 4 in the Occasions catalog, where I found two great ideas:
stamp set - Birthday Wit; ink - Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst; card stock - Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay; designer series paper - Picture Perfect Party; Big Shot with Simple Stripes Textured Impressions™ embossing folder

I don't have the coordinating stamp set or the paper ribbon, so I made a few minor changes.  The candles on this card make it perfect for the optional topping at Seize the Birthday, but that challenge closed earlier today (not midnight tonight as I mistakenly thought).  It's a fun card, though, and since the usual theme at Seize the Birthday is Anything Goes, maybe one of these weeks I'll remember to link up while a challenge is still active!

stamp set - Amazing You (Sale-A-Bration); ink - Berry Burst; card stock - Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach; designer series paper - Picture Perfect Party


Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, both cards are fabulous! Love the bright colors and use of the DSP (I have such a large amount of paper as well :-)) Hugs and thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges-we hope you are able to join us again soon!

Julia said...

Great use of the DSP - and stunning cards as well. Great CASE of the Stampin' Up! catalogues. So glad you joined the fun at SUO Challenges!!

Cindee Wilkinson said...

I'm with you, sometimes I just can't use that one package/piece of paper, because I might need it The Picture Perfect dsp is so cute. You really don't have to do much to make your card outstanding. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

Mary Brown said...

What adorable cases! LOVE them both and such great use of the dsp! Thanks for joining our SUO challenge!

Karen Barber said...

What a sweet way to showcase the dsp's - great job!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenges this time!!~~~