Use your Stampin’ Up! papers! Don’t hoard them and admire them in your stash, use them! I know they are lovely to look at and you hate cutting into them because what if you run out of your favourite design? You have to jump that hurdle! If you use a favourite design, make sure you do it at the start of the release of those papers or better still if you absolutely adore a design buy two packs!
I know I was guilty of this when I first joined Stampin’ Up! Prior to joining I bought a few single sheets of paper from time to time but not heaps. Mind you that was 15 plus years ago so maybe I need to check my pre Stampin’ Up! stash to see if I am fibbing!!!!! Yes when I joined I bought the papers however I hardly used them, they were just too pretty to hack into them. It took me awhile to over come that tendency and what helped was when I started teaching classes, because then I had to cut up my papers!
Nowadays I am all for using papers, the more the better! I love designing cards around my favourite paper designs. If I run out I order more. If a pack I love goes on sale, I stock up. It is agony seeing my favourite papers now reduced by 50% in the current Last Chance Sale! Don’t believe me then look here.
So pick your favourite sheet of paper and make it the star feature of your card. Let it sing and show everyone how pretty it is! I have chosen my paper from the Flowering Fields paper pack which you will find in the Mini Catalogue. I love the Fresh Freesia Rich Razzleberry combination in this design.
To continue the complimentary colours I used Fresh Freesia and Rich Razzleberry card to create a 5×5 inch card front card. Using your papers as your main feature means you don’t need to add anything more than a greeting and some embellishments if you like. You are getting a sneak peek of new Annual Catalogue product here. See the die I used? It is from a fabulous new range of die called Stylish Shapes. 159183 is the order code. The set includes stitched banners, circles and squares of varying sizes. A new must have die set! Especially if you didn’t get the previous die set we had known as Stitched Shapes.
The greeting is from the coordinating stamp set to the papers, Flowering Tulips. It’s been inked up with Rich Razzleberry ink. You can see this stamp set used for a pretty card in this post. I added a length of Fresh Freesia ribbon behind the die cut greeting. The embellishments are another sneak peek! They are 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds. I love how Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create lovely colour coordinated cards!
There you have it! A pretty card made highlighting your papers.
So get to and use your Stampin’ Up! papers! You won’t regret it!