Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dashing Along - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop


Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Dashing Along Host Promotion Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This is a very special hop because we are featuring some gorgeous exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper will only be available for a limited time, so if you fall head over heels for this paper as I have, be sure to add it to your order! 

Now, how do you get your hands on this gorgeous paper?! Well, if you place a qualifying order from September 1–30, you’ll earn it for FREE! Here's a closer look at it:

Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

I love that this stunning DSP has a perfect blend of old favorites and new patterns to bring you the most beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. With that said, this collection of patterns also includes a newsprint design, making it versatile and perfect for use beyond the holidays. This assortment also has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering (as you'll see in my samples below), which, you know is SO me! I just know you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do! Now on to my project samples. For all of my cards today, I am using the Dashing Deer Stamp Bundle. I think this set was MADE to go with this paper! I just adds to the beautifully eclectic look of the DSP.

For my first card, I began with a base layer of Shaded Spruce Cardstock and added layers of the Dashing Deer DSP. I added a few layers of circle dies suing the Layering Circle Dies. I also added one of the deer die cuts from the coordinating die set. I embossed the sentiment in Gold Embossing Powder onto Vellum and added a few Sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment. To finish it off, I used my bone folder to curl the edges of two corners of the DSP. In hind sight I would have done this step before adhering to my panel, but I was able to curl them successfully at the end.

For the second sample, I began with a Cherry Cobbler Cardstock Base. I just love how this rich color looks with that elegant DSP.I used the Foliage Framelits Dies and the Big Shot Embossing mats to embossed the wreath shape on my base layer. I love the added texture this creates. I used a few pine stamps from the Rooted In Nature Set to stamp a few trees in Granny Apple Ink onto a square of Granny Apple Green Cardstock. For a little extra texture, I embossed a label from the Foliage Dies with the Subtle Embossing Folder, and that finished off my second card. 

For my final project, I went with a clean Thick Whisper White Cardstock for my base. I used the Christmas Pines Stamp Set to stamp pine sprigs in Granny Apple Green in my background and used Shaded Spruce Stampin' Write Marker to spritz on some ink splatters. The deer that is one of my main focal points is pretty unique in that I used the largest deer stamp (which has this beautiful flourish-y texture) and embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder onto Vellum. I just love the look of gold embossing on vellum and it's such an easy technique for any level of crafter! To finish off my card, I added one of the flower die cuts from the Dashing Deer dies. I love that there are multiples of this same die in the set so that you can cut out more than one at a time!

Here are a few close-ups of the cards I have made today. 

I had so much fun with this DSP and even after making tons of cards, I felt like I had only tapped the surface of all of the possibilities with this paper, not to mention how far the paper seems to go! I still have more than 3/4 of the pack left! I just know this will be my go-to for my Christmas cards this year with its traditional and eclectic beauty. Remember, this selection of paper will only be available through September 30th, so make sure you grab it while you can so that you can begin creating your own gorgeous designs to share. I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to Linda Van Wely-Zwolle

Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!

2018 Artisan Design Team

The Dashing Along Host Promotion features exclusive Designer Series Paper available for a limited time only. Order this exclusive Dashing Along Designer during the exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion! If you host a party with $250 USD in sales from September 1–30, you’ll earn our FREE, exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP). This gorgeous DSP is a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you the most beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, it has been carefully selected for its versatility and popularity. I just know you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

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  1. Such beautiful layers and fresh fun colours together!

  2. Merry & Bright! You did a fantastic job. I love how you've used so much of that deep red and yet the projects feel so bright and fresh. Lovely!

  3. Lauren, you packed so much beautiful goodness onto each and every card! Amazing!

  4. I love all three cards Lauren! The layers are stunning! xo

  5. Lauren, the cards are all just awesome!
    Thanks for the wonderful inspirations!

  6. These cards are so much fun Lauren, all the layering is sensational!

  7. Beautiful and bright with so many gorgeous layers! Love each one.

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love, Love, Love all the layers. Just gives your creations so much dimension and texture and amazingness! Rochelle xo

  9. These cards are a sweet collection of classic Christmas awesomeness. I love to double click on your photos (I rarely have my reading glasses near by) and study all your lovely layers--thanks for always inspiring me.

  10. Wow Lauren, these are all just stunning! Love the layering that's going on, you have used the paper in such a fun way, gorgeous!

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