Spring Showers DSP

2 posts

Spring is in the Air….

September is the start of spring so I thought I’d blow the dust off and old set and have a play with the Looks Like Spring stamp set and matching Spring Showers & Spring Flowers Designer Series Papers. These papers are still current and can be purchased by speaking with your demonstrator or myself about ordering some.

I decided to play with the Spring Showers papers first and created this card.

Looks Like Spring 3

This card is in the mail to someone so I hope they like it.

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Short & Sweet
Card: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Spring Showers DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Aged Copper Hodgepodge, Rhinestone Brads – Ice, Spring Bouquet Punch, Small Oval Punch, Chocolate grosgrain ribbon (retired), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals


This next card is using the Spring Flowers papers and a just a slight variance on the previous layout.


Looks Like Spring 2

This card is also on the way to someone too.

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, One of a Kind
Card: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Spring Flowers DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Barely Banana
Accessories: Spring Bouquet Punch, Large Oval Punch, Rhinestone Brad – Ice, Ribbon Originals – Sherbet, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I decided to make one more card with this set and the Spring Flowers papers. I’m not real sure on this one though, so please let me know what you think. I’m not sure if you can tell in the picture but I’ve added Crystal Effects to the centre of the flowers and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on hence why I added the word ‘sparkle’.


Looks Like Spring 1

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Warm Words
Card: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Spring Flowers DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Spring Bouquet Punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

Some different projects

No post yesterday but I’m going to make up for that now I hope.

It was my regular fortnightly stamp night with friends on Friday night and we also stamped on Saturday night too this week.  Friday night I spent the evening catching up on some Friendship Books that I needed to create pages for, so I won’t show you those even though I did use Stampin’ Up products, as I’m going to recreate them as cards which I will then share with you (hopefully I’ll get those done today). However last night I was very productive and completed 4 weeks of projects that another demonstrator, Makeesha Byl, graciously shares with us on an Australian Demonstrator Group each Monday. Makeesha also puts these on her blog so you can locate the tutorials there if you are interested in making them yourself.

The first project Makeesha shared with us was a Gift Card Holder. I decided to make mine also using our latest Colour Challenge which was River Rock, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla. I’ve used one of the new Spring Mini Catalogue stamp sets and matching wheel to make mine.

A Beautiful Life Gift Card Holder


A Beautiful Life Gift Card Holder Open copy

Stamp sets: A Beautiful Life, It’s Beautiful (Jumbo Wheel)
Card: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Metal Edge Circle Tag, Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle PunchPretties Kit (1/2 back very vanilla pearl), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The 2nd weeks project was a CD Holder. I decided to use some Designer Series Paper that I hadn’t used yet and went with Spring Fling. I love how this turned out.

CD Holder - Spring Fling

Stamp sets: Little Pieces, Priceless
Card: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Spring Fling DSP
Ink: Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Rich Regal Brads (So Saffron), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Week 3 was to make a Horizontal Pocket Card. Again we used some Designer Series Paper for this one so I went for an old favourite and matching stamp set that I haven’t used in a while. I loved how this one turned out too.

Horizontal Pocket Card - Looks Like Spring

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Card: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Spring Showers DSP**
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Accessories: Slit Punch, Tool Kit (Paper Piercing Tool), Round Tab Punch, Rhinestone Brads – Fire & Ice, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

**Spring Showers and Spring Flowers Designer Series Paper is still available however it does not appear in the current catalogue. Please speak with your demonstrator if interested in ordering.


Last weeks project was a Lettering Set. I’m really happy how this one turned out too. Yes we used more Designer Series Papers so I picked which one I was going to use and then selected my Textured Cardstock to co-ordinate.

This is how it looks closed

Lettering Set- Fall Flowers & All Through the Seasons

and then this is the inside

Lettering Set - Fall Flowers & All Through the Seasons Open

Stamp sets: All Through the Seasons, Carte Postale.
Card: Old Olive Textured Cardstock, Fall Flowers DSP, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, White Parchment paper (non -SU)
Inks: Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Antique Brass Hodgepodge, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Small Corner Rounder Punch, Whisper White Envelopes, Earth Elements Brads (Old Olive), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


So what do you all think? Was I productive last night?? Aren’t Makeesha’s projects wonderful and she is so generous for sharing the tutorials with us. Don’t forget you can view them on her blog if you wish to make some, or all, for yourself. I know I’ll be making more and can’t wait to see what this weeks project will be.