Welcome to stop #3 on the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop! This Blog Hop features 22 Stampin' Addicts members who are sharing their creativity with us. Each stop will feature products from the Summer Mini Catalog that goes live May 1, 2011!
If you are following the hop in order, you just came from Holly's blog Rubber Redneck where she showcased gorgeous projects using the stamp Hello Blossoms. I just loved Holly's adorable projects!
Today I am showing some ideas using the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper. I love working with Stampin' Up's DSP, and I was especially drawn to this pack of paper since it lends itself easily to both masculine and travel projects.
My first projects is a set of cards. I thought this could make a fun gift for a guy in your life or someone who is leaving for a vacation or moving. I kept the cards pretty simple and let the Designer Series Paper be the star of the show. I also used the new Postage Stamp Punch that is found in the Summer Mini Catalog. I almost didn't pre-order the punch, but now of course I'm so happy I did. :-) Another new product I used is the Baker's Twine. If you follow my blog regularly, you know I use a lot of Linen Thread and Hemp Twine--so of course I knew I would love the Baker's Twine!
The very top right of the above photo shows the folder that holds all of these cards. When the cards are all tucked away inside this is what it looks like:
My next project is a scrapbook in a tin. These tins can be found on the Clearance Rack in the online Stampin' Up Store. For the outside of the tin, I created a belly band with Not Quite Navy card stock, a strip of Designer Series Paper, some Baker's Twine, and an image from the stamp set The Open Sea (also new in the Summer Mini Catalog).
When you open the tin, you pull out a little 'paper accordion' with plenty of room to add pictures and journaling.
I think this would be a fun mini scrapbook for a special vacation or even to give as a Father's Day gift with pictures, love notes, etc. Using the DSP and the coordinating card stock colors made this an easy project that came together quickly. I also added a few more images from The Open Sea stamp set and some more of the Baker's Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired by these projects. I will be back later with more info on these projects and well as a closer look at some of the details. Note: you should be able to click on any of the pictures to see an enlarged image.
Next on the Blog Hop is Carmen over at Stamping Addiction. She will be showcasing the stamp set The Open Sea. Go check out her awesome projects, and then continue on in the Hop to see more projects showcasing products from the Summer Mini catalog.
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