Ok Ok I know that technically we are still in Winter but the new Summer Picnic Designer Series papers from Stampin’ Up! have got me so darn chirpy!! Do you remember that Cliff Richard Song “Summer Holiday?”
“Were all going on a summer holiday.
No more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday.
No more worries for me and you.
For a week or two.”
It’s such a happy song! The original video is a crack though. Check it out here on you tube if you fancy a bit of a giggle!
So what’s that got to do with anything. Right, sorry I meandered away from stamping there for a minute!! Well these new papers just have me so happy and I find myself thinking of that song every time I use them. So now it’s going to be in your head too. No, no don’t thank me – it’s perfectly alright!!!
I have another whole bundle of pictures again for you today! First of all I made some matching little Post it Note holders. I use these as hostess gifts at workshops or lucky door prizes. They are a great easy gift to give someone!
I’ve used the Summer Picnic DSP’s, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie Card stock, Real Red Ink and the striped Grosgrain Ribbons in the Pumpkin, Real Red & Bashful Blue. Cute Huh?
Then I got more happy and made some “Hi” cards. I just wanted something cheery so that I could send a couple of friends a note without it being a long-winded “thinking of you” etc etc. I like Hi. It says everything I want it to!
All I’ve used on these is some Real Red Card stock, Scraps of the Summer Picnic papers, Striped Grosgrain Ribbons and a Pumpkin Scallop circle cut in half. The Chipboard letters have been coloured with a marker, smothered in Crystal Effects and then Dazzling Diamonds generously applied. The other Hi has been stamped using Big Deal Alpha and given dimension with some Crystal Effects. Very quick, very easy and I’m liking the effect they have on me. Yep, more happy!!
The last little project that I have to share with you is my big Note Holder-y thing. Hmmn…not sure exactly what to name this. Inspiration for it came from a picture I saw on the net from something someone in the US had done. It was at the US convention. I think theirs had a little white board though. I can’t remember exactly it’s just when I saw it I knew that I could adapt my little note holder into a BIG note holder!
I’ve used the cardboard sheet that comes in the DSP packet and covered it with more summer picnic papers. I’ve also used some Old Olive Cardstock as the background strip for the Notes & To do words which have been stamped with my Big Deal Alphabet. The gorgeous flowers come from the Summer Mini Die Cut Blooms Set. These just match so beautifully with these papers. I’ve also added a Rhinestone Brad to the centre of each. They are red and look so cute! I’ve raised the flowers with Dimensionals to give some depth. I’ve added Crystal Effects to the letters as well. The Real Red Stamping has kind of gone a little fluro with the Crystal Effects so I think I’ll have another go and see if I was challenged when I did it! The Note book and the Postits have been adhered to the holder with Sticky Strip. It’s a definate must-have item if you are doing any off the page projects! Once you have stuck something down with it it’s never moving again!! I used my favourite tool the Crop-a-dile to attach some Jumbo Eyelets to the corners, threaded through the Pumpkin Striped Grosgrain and Bob is your uncle….or something like that!
I love the way these papers brighten my mood. I think I’ll be reaching for them again and again. Get ready for some more Happy!! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I’d love to know if like that paper as much as me!!
Until Next time,