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Stampin' Dreams - What's your favourite DSP?

Welcome to another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month our theme is all about DSP - Designer Series Paper. I'm sure you have a favourite DSP, I'd love to hear what it's call, and also if you are a "collector" or if you can cut into your paper with ease!

I would have to say I probably fall into the "collector" category, hahaha - so many of the Stampin' Up! papers are so beautiful, I really do find it difficult to cut into them, but once I convince myself to make that first cut, it's all good - I almost feel relieved because now I have an excuse to use a whole sheet! That being said here is my current favourite DSP, it is form the upcoming Occasions catalogue available January 3rd (or now if you are a Demonstrator). The pack contains 12 sheets with hand-painted designs in a mix of birthday and floral imagery, and one side of the paper features specialty silver foil!

Isn't it just gorgeous! This is just one of the patterns featuring the silver foil, it is so quick and easy to  to create a beautiful shimmery card, and it is a lovely weight too - I just love it, hence my favourite DSP at the moment!

Here's a 3D project I made featuring one of the other designs.

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  1. Aaaaah Sue I have been watching what you ahve been creating with this DSP and wondering what else could be done with it lol. You have it all covered and so beautifully at that! I ADORE the box!
    I was just gifted some of this paper as it wasn't on my need list, only my want hahaha. Now I have it I NEED to make something!

  2. Isn't this paper just drool worthy! I love chopping up my DSP & using it, I don't get the collecting thing haha! Your card, with the pink cut out is so pretty & that box is lovely with all the embellishments! Thank you for joining in the final Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for 2017. I hope to see you hopping with us in the new year. Wishing you & your family a very merry Christmas & a happy new year xx

  3. Gorgeous Sue! Wasn't too sure about this but I think I may have change my mind. TFS

  4. Thanks for these ideas! Did you use a piece of window sheet on your card? I am intrigued by that.

  5. Oooh! So gorgeous Sue. I love that design. Showcases the DSP to perfection!

  6. Wow, Sue... lovely! I really like how you have used the shreddy too. Thanks for sharing :-)


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