Thursday 18 June 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Favourite Designer Series Paper - In Good Taste

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing projects made with our favourite Designer Series Paper and, oh my goodness, it was sooo hard to choose!  Stampin' Up! have really outdone themselves with loads of stunning papers in the new 2020 Annual Catalogue! 

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How to choose a favourite Designer Series Paper when this catalogue is chock full of gorgeous paper?!!!  In truth, I couldn't.  I love them all for different reasons:  some are masculine-leaning elegance (World of Good), some are soft and feminine elegance (Peony Garden), some are great all-purpose choices (Forever Greenery, Flowers For Every Season).  Then there's bright, bold and shimmery (Artistry Blooms) as well as playful and bright (Playing With Patterns, Playful Pets). 

However, today I've chosen to use the masculine-inclined In Good Taste Designer Series Paper because to me it represents great value and is so versatile.
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Samples or off-cuts of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper make a good masculine card

I hate wasting the little leftover bits of paper, don't you?!  This sampler of some of the lovely paper in the pack is also a great way to use up odds and ends!

The greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and cut out with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies, is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  

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In Good Taste DSP makes a good backdrop for the Prized Peony Bundle

Although I consider this paper pack to be "masculine-inclined", it does also lend itself to feminine or gender neutral projects like the one above.  

For this card, I stamped with Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then coloured the image with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  I cut the image out with the coordinating Peony Die (there's a 10% saving when buying the Prized Peony bundle of dies and stamps) and then coloured around the flower with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend.

I hope the cards you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you, brightened your day and introduced you to some beautiful new papers!  

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  1. Lovely cards and these projects really show off the DSP. Thank you for sharing

  2. I love the soft feminine peony against the stacked stone background, very pretty!

    1. Thank you, Ann. It reminded of a garden bed next to mother's old house.

  3. Wow, both great cards, Stephanie. I particularly like the first card which sho casws so much of the D.S.P. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great cards, I really like this DSP :-)