Berry Blossoms DSP

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Array of Sunshine

I’ve finally finished the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy (twice) and decided I really need to get back into some stamping and blogging rather than just reading. I’ve also started and finished Karin Slaughter’s Grant County Series and Will Trent Series all within the last month. My desire to stamp and create really needs to come back and it’s not going to happen if I do everything but stamping and creating.

My aim, apart from to do some more regular stamping and blogging, is to try and use only stamp sets that are retiring this month. I’m hoping that will mean that every stamp set I own that will be leaving has at least been used once since I’ve owned it. I find every year I have uninked stamp sets which isn’t a good thing at all.

I’ve decided to participate in Stamping 411’s Saturday Sketch Challenge SSC266 to ease back into things.


Here’s the Sketch we are given to use.



Some suggested measurements were given for this card layout which I decided to use as it makes a lovely small card great to include with a customer order.


Here’s my end creation.



Stamp sets: Array of Sunshine (Hostess), Short & Sweet
Card: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Berry Blossoms DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer.



The colours I’ve used come from the Berry Blossoms DSP. These In Colours will remain for another catalogue but the DSP and stamp sets are both leaving us on 31st August or sooner if stocks run out.  I’ve stamped the focal image twice and cut out the centre of the second image which I’ve then mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some more dimension.





I hope you like my little card. I’m off to get the washing off the line then I’ll be back to post our July Market photos and the links for the Retirement Lists.


Till next time……


Simply Scored

I was so excited to see the new Simply Scored Tool in our current Autumn/Winter mini and even more excited when I received my own. I love that it has even increments all the way across the board and the we also have the optional Metric Scoring Plate which has increments of 1cm and also 0.5cm (across half the board)  along with our other standard scoring measurements. It makes making boxes, bags and paper rosettes so much quicker and easier.

I demonstrated the Simply Scored Tool with the Metric Scoring Plate at a workshop this past Tuesday and showed the ladies how to make a quick bag and coordinating paper rosette.

This was my premade sample.

I’ve used the Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess) along with some Bashful Blue Textured Cardstock for the top flap. I’ve shaped the top flap using the Framelits – Label Collection and added a Basic Jewels – Rhinestone to the paper rosette.

For my demonstration bag I decided to use a different DSP so the Hostess (who is a good friend) could take her pick. For this one I chose to use the Berry Blossoms DSP.

I think this was my favourite of the two and it was also the one she chose. Her reasoning being that she would normally make the first one but this one was a little different to her normal colour/style choices. I was just thankful I had my iPad with me so I could snap a shot to share with you all.

I’ve added a small strip of the DSP print I used for the paper rosette onto the bottom edge of the bag as I thought it just added that extra little bit. The top flap is Wisteria Wonder cardstock again shaped using the Framelits – Label Collection. This time I’ve added a Designer Printer Brad to the paper rosette.

This is just a sample of 1 type of bag/box that you can make quick and easily with the Simply Scored Tool. I’ll hopefully have more items to share with you made using this wonderful new tool we have available in the not too distant future.

Till next time….