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Friday, February 20, 2015

SORTING THROUGH MY DP

While I was working on filling my shelves and reorganizing things in my "craft/computer" room, I started sorting through a stack of designer papers that I just had to have when I saw them.  Many of them have been here for way too long.  I remembered buying most of them but the one I used for these two cards was one that I didn't remember. 
 
I decided that I was going to use it right away.  The flower colors paired perfectly with Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder card stock.  I covered the top half of the white card base with a strip of the dp.  The piece for the bottom half was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder which also has a coordinating border folder in the set.
 
The flowered paper is so delicate and I didn't want to cover up much of the design.  I had found the banner in a tub of stamps offs and die cuts that had been made at one of our Yahoo Group gatherings and used it for the sentiment.
 
 
For the second card I didn't use the coordinating border folder but just used a leftover strip of Wisteria Wonder card stock and then placed a banner on top of it.

 
I hope you enjoy seeing how you can make a pretty card without a lot of work.
 
NOTE:  I have so much 12 x 12 dp and have decided that a single 12 x 12 sheet can make a lot of cards, and I do not normally make a lot of cards that are the same.  So I have started cutting the 12 x 12 sheets into pieces that are 12 x 6.  I keep one strip for myself and then cut the second one into two 6 x 6 pieces.  I package a big variety of 6 x 6 sheets to sell at the semi-annual stamp sales.  I was still able to get four cards made with the one strip I kept for myself and have a little left over.
 
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4 comments:

Lynette said...

SO pretty, Vicki! That paper is awesome, and you know how much I love the embossing folder. (I went and bought it this morning:) )

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! I love the border!

Bonnie32002 said...

Oh my gosh! I love your idea on using your DP. I have collected so very much over the years it adds up to literally POUNDS OF PAPER! Thank for sharing the idea of selling it off!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You inspire me, Vicki! I, too, have too much pp, and I love your idea of keeping part and selling part! And you also inspired me with your lovely design here, so thank you!!

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