Saturday, May 26, 2012


Today I am taking part, with seven friends who are also Stampin' Up! demonstrators, in a little blog hop, showcasing the gorgeous Designer Series Papers that we have in our range.

You may have come here from Nikki Sadler's blog.  If you haven't yet seen Nikki's gorgeous work, you can catch up with it as you go around the circuit today.  A blog hop is a loop, so just follow the link at the end of each blog post, and you'll be taken on to the next blog - there are 8 all up to visit today.

I have made two cards using the gorgeous Attic Boutique papers from the current Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue.  This selection of Designer Series Paper contains such a wide variety of patterns and colours; I just love it.

First up is a card that my class attendees made in this month's classes.  They all promised not to post it on their blogs prior to my participation in the blog hop ..... actually, it wasn't a hard promise to keep, because none of my ladies have their own blogs (lucky!).  I designed this card with the paper as the starting point.  It contains the colours Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Early Espresso (with touches of Daffodil Delight).  The bird's wing is punched from another sheet of paper from this pack - beautiful, isn't it?

Stamps: Elegance stampin' around wheel, Bring On the Cake
Card: Pool Party, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
DSP: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pool Party stampin' pad, Early Espresso marker, Versamark inkpad
Other: White embossing powder, XL Oval punch, Labels Collection Framelits die, Adorning Accents Edgelits die, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Bird Builder punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, sponge dauber, Tombow liquid glue

My second card uses a piece of Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper as the feature.  I've stamped some of the vine image from Vintage Vogue around the edges of the paper (using Crumb Cake ink), and just added some ribbon, brads and a sentiment label.  I spritzed a bit of Pretty in Pink ink over the bottom of the main panel, to finish it off.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
DSP: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink stampin' pads, Pretty in Pink marker
Other: Color Spritzer tool, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Brights brads, Itty Bitty shapes punch, Basic Pearl, Lots of Tags sizzlits die, sponge dauber, mini glue dots

The next stop on today's blog hop is the home of Amanda Hill, a Western Australian friend.  Go see what beautiful work Amanda does.  Please leave us all comments, so we know you've been to visit today!

In case you lose your way, here's a comprehensive list of all the participants in our little blog hop:

We hope you get lots of inspiration for using your Stampin' Up! papers.  This month Stampin' Up! has a Paper Party happening ..... until the end of May, if you buy 3 packs of DSP, you get one pack for FREE! 

An even more exciting initiative this month is that if you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (which now costs only $169, and you can choose EVERY item in your starter kit - how great's that?!), you will receive a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper every month, from June until December!  Contact me if you'd like to join my team, and get totally consumed by the excitement of Stampin' Up! with me!


  1. Beautiful cards Christine. You've inspired me to chop into my Attic Boutique paper. Love the spritzing.

  2. Love your cards again, as always Christine. They are always beautiful. Looking corward to seeing you next weekend. YAY. At last it's nearly here!!

  3. Very pretty cards Christine... Great use of attic bouquet dsp

  4. Wendy Hodkinson26 May, 2012 14:44

    Lovely, elegant cards Christine. You may have changed my mind about having to get the Attic Boutique DSP.

  5. Christine, they are so pretty!!! TFS

  6. Great cards, some great ideas for those stronger patterns. Thanks Christine.

  7. Lovely cards Christine, the Attic Boutique paper is gorgeous, isn't it? TFS

  8. Christine, love how you have stamped on the DSP, I would never have thought to do that! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit :)

  9. I loved your blog, congratulations.
    I am already your follower.
    Visit my, you draw there;
    Excellent weekend.

  10. Both are a beautiful showcase of the DSP Christine, especially love the second one with the pop of pink, very pretty!

  11. Oh so very pretty Christine! The VV stamping on your DSP is fabulous. Great ideas for using the DSP, TFS. (I must get a little braver, lol). Hugs :)

  12. Love your use of the dsp, so beautiful. Love the birdie, I must remember to use that punch again soon, sometimes when you get new things you forget about some wonderful products you already have. Miss you too in Canberra, but hopefully will see you in Melbourne for your regionals (fingers crossed).