“My treat table was inspired by a sheet of paper that comes in the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper. Creating picks and labels for my treats was quick and easy. And the paper coordinates perfectly with the Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape and the Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon. Putting together a selection of spooky snacks was so simple!”
Chrissy created this darling invitation using My Digital Studio:
“I created this invitation using MDS elements like Eventful Year and First Edition Designer Series Paper, then added traditional products like Burlap Ribbon, punches, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, the new Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape, etc. Hybrid invitations make it easy to include all of your party information, but they still have a handmade feel when you add a bit of traditional paper crafting. I love how this invitation turned out and hope you find it inspiring!”
Next, Melody has created a wonderful décor piece. Here’s what she had to say about this frightfully fun project:
“Creating décor pieces is by far my favorite thing to do for Halloween. Stampin' Up! has so many fun Halloween-themed products to use for creating projects to decorate your home. Some of my favorite, new products are the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and the accessory kits that coordinate with the banner. I used the Stampin' Spritzer to dye the banner pennant Basic Gray. I also dyed a strip of Creped Filter Paper using Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill, then used my Paper Snips to create the fringe. Last, I dyed the Silver Glimmer Paper with Summer Starfruit ink to give it an eerie, yellow hue. I layered pieces of Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper with the other pieces to add more fun textures and patterns. The sparkly skull was the perfect element to finish the project.”
I’ve been dying to try iron-ons with My Digital Studio and our Mini Muslin Bags—and this was the perfect opportunity! First, I selected a stamp from MDS’s Halloween Bash Stamp Brush Set and colored it in. Then, I mirrored the image in MDS (the image needs to be backwards for it to work with the iron-ons). Next, I printed the images on my iron-ons, ironed them to the Mini Muslin Bags, then peeled off the backing.
It’s no secret that I love to wrap and package gifts and favors. It’s one of my favorite things to do. And . . . I love the new Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. It’s so easy to use! I could package up something for my hubby and my mom with the same package of paper—just by changing how I embellish. It’s basically a staple and I find myself reaching for it all the time!
Stylize Your File Folders . . .
Adhere a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (or any patterned paper) to your plain, boring, vanilla file folder. Trim around the edges with your scissors.
Need a quick and easy gift? Make a stack for a friend. Wrap them together with a fun ribbon and a bright-colored paper flower accent.
Want to make your own organization a little more sophisticated? Make yourself a set. Throw in a pop of bright color when you add labels to the tabs.
Have your kids pick out their favorite paper designs to keep their homework separated.
There are lots of uses for file folders—even if they just sit on your desk and look cute.
Pairing a bright color like Strawberry Slush with the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper adds the perfect pop of color to your project!
I've hit a bit of a creative brick wall during the last few days. Trying to get back into the normal work groove after a week at convention has been a bit of a struggle. I think my muse decided she could take a vacation! When we decided to use the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper for our group blog post, I didn't have any lightning bolts of inspiration. I tried a little of this and a little of that . . . to no avail. When I stood up to stretch and take a break, I glanced over at Angie's desk and saw that she had a big circle of cardstock sitting on top of some patterned Designer Series Paper and the creative lightbulb finally came on!
There are so many ways to use any of our Designer Series Papers, but what makes the Modern Medley paper even more special is that it can go with just about anything you want to create. The variety of patterns and styles makes the paper very versatile. I landed on the chevron pattern because it matched the bold and graphic idea I had in my mind. I also felt that it went well with the "Woot" stamp I carved with the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit.
When I really want to dress up a handmade card, I’ll create a unique envelope to go with it. Using Designer Series Paper is a simple way to add a pop of color and pattern. My go-to envelope is one that looks like a mailing envelope or an interoffice envelope with a string to close it. I’ve made it so many times that now I’m calling it the “Jenvelope.”
Am I the only one who regularly finds herself unprepared on the day of a friend's birthday? This is why I love our new Ready. Set. Send. card set! The set is $19.95 us, $24.95 can—which is a steal— because the set includes 10 cards with envelopes that come finished and ready to send. No one even has to know you didn’t make them yourself, because they are handmade by our very own employees here at Stampin’ Up! Just personalize the inside and you’re ready to go. Grab yours online—or talk to your demonstrator today!
Britni H. Graphic Designer
Here are some of my favorites from the new catalog:
There are SO many favorites in this catalog that it was hard to choose only a few.
Here is a list of my MUST HAVE RIGHT NOWs:
My favorite color combo right now is:
Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Gray – and any products containing those colors: washi tape, buttons, ribbons, Designer Series Paper, etc.
I agree with the other girls: there are so many new and exciting products in this catalog—it’s hard to pick just a few—but somehow I managed! The favorites I picked for my project are:
I only used Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe on my card, but I love all of the colors in the new revamp. It was sad to see some of them go, but I honestly love the returning and new colors so much that I haven’t missed the old colors at all.
Some of my absolute favorite things out of the new catalog (in no particular order) are:
And, last (but certainly not least) is MDS. One of my favorite features is being able to cut out some of our images with an e-cutter. It's one of my favorite things lately, and I don't think I’ll be getting tired of it anytime soon . . . or ever. It's amazing software and I love it!
I really love the patterns in our collection of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (US/CAN). I was curious to play around with them to see what looks I could achieve by adding ink. Some of my results were better than others. I wanted to share my successes and some tips.
2) After you've completed your project, scan it or take a picture, then upload the file to your blog or in an online gallery. We want to see all of your creative projects!
We thought we’d get you started with some fun ideas. Here are six projects we made using the color combo challenge—Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Pool Party—as well as some ideas using the new Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set. We love this set! It is so easy to stamp (with no ma-jigging!) and it offers so much versatility. How many backgrounds can you come up with? Have you put a bend in the banner or an arrow yet?