Hi friends. Today I’m carrying on from last Monday’s post to feature the Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper. This paper might be my favorite in the Sale-A-Bration offering this year. My older son’s nursery was a farm theme, so I am always drawn to anything farm-related, but I LOVE LOVE this DSP for the “side B” just as much as the “side A.”
First, did you know there was a Side A and B to Stampin’ Up’s designer series paper? Side A is typically more “fancy” or on theme with the images the DSP is featuring. Also, if the DSP is Specialty paper, Side A will be the side with the metallic foiling, glitter, etc. Side B is typically simple patterns or washouts that coordinate with the featured images and colors, but are a little more muted. Sometimes (like in this case) I like both sides equally. Certainly makes it harder to chop it!
As a reminder, here’s a look at this patterned paper:
You can tell from the photo the Side A and Side B — but check out those B’s! Come on, the plaid?! The hills? the stripes? Love them all.
So are you ready? Here’s my card:
Isn’t this the cutest!? I love how this turned out. The dog in the chair and sentiment is from the Host Rewards stamp set in the Annual Catalog called Sit Stay Relax. This set likely got missed when you looked at the catalog as it is a stamp set only offered to Hosts (shown on page 179 of the Annual Catalog):
Isn’t it adorable!? Of course, I love the kitties…but I love that striped chair with the dog too. The best part to me — the sentiments. This stamp set of 9 cling stamps is only $13 using your Host rewards. How do you get to earn that? Well, “host” a party by collecting orders from friends, or placing your own order (no judgement) that equals at least $150. Place that order during Sale-A-Bration, and you’ll also earn free Sale-A-Bration product — like the Day at the Farm DSP!
Let’s take another look:
To make the “window”:
- Take two sizes of your stitched rectangles and die cut them together to make a frame (here is used Soft Suede.)
- Adhere the yellow strip and the crumb cake dots to a Daffodil Delight layer, and then using the same rectangle from the inside of your frame, cut a “window from the daffodil/DSP layer and adhere your frame on top of that layer framing out the window.
- Add your background DSP to your card front, and using dimensionals, pop up the Daffodil/DSP/frame layer to add that dimension so it looks like a window.
- Embellish with chair and sentiment — for those, I adhered them by putting a dimensional on the portion hanging into the window, and liquid glue for the side adhering to the card front.
Here’s a closer look at that:
I love how it turned out. Special thanks to Janet Wakeland, a fellow demonstrator, for her “out the window” inspiration!
Happy Stamping! Kelly
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