Saturday, 25 June 2011

Designer Series Paper Blog Hop


Welcome to our blog hop.  A small group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are hosting a blog hop to showcase some of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper we sell.  I'm sure you'll be very inspired by the projects you see as you hop around all the blogs.  There are 7 blogs on the hop, with the blog before mine being the very creative Di Dunk.

For my project I decided to scrap a layout inspired not only by the DSP I have in my stash, but also by some song lyrics.  Last week at playgroup we sang "You Are My Sunshine" with the children.  I got a bit teary remembering that it was the very first song I sang to my eldest child Alex just after he was born.  It was one of those moments where nothing else existed, just him and me and the song.  A very special moment.

The layout took me AGES, but I was really please with how it came together.  I started with Basic Grey 12x12 cardstock and built up from there.  The hills were cut from the Woodland Walk and Greenhouse Gala DSP packs.  I hand drew a line just inside each of the elements to give them some definition and also to give a bit of a whimsical look.

I hand drew the clouds on a piece of Basic Grey Patterns Stack DSP and then cut around each one.  I drew some in each direction for a bit of interest.  Each cloud is popped up on some Dimensionals and I used some Basic Jewel Rhinestones to represent the rain.  The sun uses Greenhouse Gala DSP.  I had a lot of thin scraps of the Daffodil Delight pattern, so it was great to use them up as the rays of the sun.

For the house I used Love Letter DSP and my scallop edge punch to make the roof.  I just punched a heap of thin strips and adhered them to a piece of cardstock cut to shape of the roof overlapping each layer.  The flowers in the flower box were punched with the smallest flower in the Boho Blossoms punch.  I drew around them too and added a black centre.  The middle flower is popped up on a Dimensional.

The apple tree is just a whole heap of punched circles of different sizes using the Woodland Walk, Greenhouse Gala and Love Letter DSP packs.  The tree trunk was hand drawn and cut from the Woodland Walk DSP.

Phew!  I think that's all the relevant details about how I completed my layout.  Now you're off to see what the wonderful Margaret Knoops has created to inspire you.

Catch you later,


Participating blogs:
Margaret Knoops
Judy May
Kathryn Ruddick
Ros Davidson
Alisha Watson
Di Dunk


  1. Wow Tina!!! Wow!! That must have been such fun to create, with such fond memories spurring you on! What a delightful layout!

  2. Tina, this is AMAZING!!! Such a gorgeous layout, obviously made with a lot of love. How creative are YOU?!! I love how you've hand-cut all the elements, and hand-drawn lines inside each piece; gorgeous, gorgeous, details.

  3. Tina, I love what you have done with the DSP. That page is amazing.

  4. More wows from me too Tina - this is amazing. I was singing the song in my head and reading your post - love the memories. Brilliant LO xx

  5. That looks like a labour of love! Gorgeous layout and love the story behind it too. What a great way to use some DSP bits.

  6. What a lovely "Sunny" & bright layout. Definitely a page full of LOVE. Love it, love it, love it!
    Margaret Knoops

  7. A beautiful LO Tina, it is fantastic, and yep those memories are so precious, its great to capture them on a terrific page to remember always.

  8. Wow, this is a fabulous page, Tina. Love all the details and the tree and house are fabulous.

  9. Fantastic layout Tina, love all the colours. Although it took ages well worth I think.

  10. Wow Tina, absolutely brilliant use of DSP! Amazing.

  11. Love your LO! The colours and patterned paper are so fun and really show off the cute photo. Love the sweet hand drawn elements.
    Thanks for sharing! :)


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