In the past when I have perused Scrapbook magazines and talented scrapbookers would answer the question:
What product can’t you live with out?
And the answer would usually be:
I just didnt really get it – and I think that was because my pattern paper never really worked for me because it didnt tie in with anything else I was using… Well not any more! Now that I have discovered Stampin’ UP! I GET IT!!!!
My Ink matches my Patterned Paper (DSP) matches my card matches my ribbon… You get the gist right?
Now I LOVE patterned paper! Here is my project for the latest challenge over at Just Add Ink – I’ve made this sweet little purse and matching card to go along with a pressie for our precious little friend Hannah who turns 6 tomorrow. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Sweet Slumber Specialty Pattern Paper (well card actually – does that still count???) that was recently on Deal of the Week over at SU…
I know I am biased but how cute is this??? I have used absolutley ZERO plain card and ZERO ink or stamps! My purse body and top is from the same sheet of Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP, My scallop flower is from the Raspberry Tart DSP, and the letters for Hannah’s name are cut from another sheet of Sweet Slumber using my Bigshot and Timeless Junior Alphabet Dies.
I’ve used Baja Breeze striped Grosgrain Ribbon for my loop handle and secured it with a sweet love heart brad. I am so happy with the way this turned out!
Of course I then had to create a matching card using the leftover shape from the top note I cut as the basis for my card design – here is Hannah’s Card:
My little flower is also a shape cut using the Timeless Junior Alphabet Die and Big Shot – its part of the shapes you receive included in the set – so cute! The Tag with the 6 is again cut using the bigshot and tags set. My stamped Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Outlined for Fun stampset.
If you like the idea of products matching effortlessly and have never seen a Stampin’ Up! demonstration, why not hold a workshop at your place? Now make sure you pop over to JAI and check out the gorgeous projects the design team have come up with for this Challenge – Just Add…Patterned Paper!