Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Nautical Expedition DSP

 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 AddictionShe 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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30 comments:

Brenda Hugar said...

Lovely, I have been meaning to do one of scrapbooks in a tin and this is just the motivation I need.

lisa808 said...

Great new DSP.

Yapha said...

I love that set of cards with the punched squares of DSP. So clean & elegant! They are fabulous!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

You've really shown this DSP off to great advantage, Allison!

I especially like the tin album--but the punched stationery set is very clever, too!

Amy said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for all the amazing ideas, especially with Father's Day coming up!

Twila said...

Great set for dad. :) love the scrapbook tin.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Great ideas Allison! The squares on the cards were a great way to really show off the dsp. I'm loving this nautical line, can't wait to get some of it.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Great projects! I love your scrapbook tin!! Great job showcasing the DSP!!

Jackie L Watson said...

Great projects and your design really showed off the dsp. Hope you do a tutorial on the card holder. I would love to know how you made it. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Mertz said...

Cute card set & folder! The postage stamp punch looks great with this DSP. The mini tin scrapbook is super cute too. A great way to give photos as a gift. TFS!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Great, Great Projects... Thanks for Sharing...
Faith

Lisa Young said...

I love how you showed off this designer paper! And I also love how you incorporated the Baker's Twine!!

Karen said...

Great ideas for this designer paper! I will have to have some of it!

Jo said...

What great ideas! I really like the first set of cards.

Susan said...

Lovely, awesome, SUPERB!! both your projects totally rock!
Thanks for sharing.

Susan

Susan said...

these projects are wonderful :)

the tins are no longer on the clearance rack :(

Susan

Betty said...

Super set of cards! I like your use of the baker's twine. I really wish I had pre-ordered that punch now!

Adriana Benitez said...

Great job with all of your projects. I especially like the set of cards; "clean and simple" and perfect for men!

Kim said...

Great ideas for guys! Love your card pack.

RedGem said...

Great ideas for the new designer paper! Can hardly wait until this is available as I will have to order it! Tks for sharing.

Heidi Baks said...

Great projects! I am in love with the twine as well. Hope you are feeling well, and sorry we won't see you at Convention.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The card set is fabulous- clean and simple and fabulous!

Shar W said...

Nice project! The paper really makes it so much more! Thanks for sharing

Carmen said...

Love what you did with the DSP but got to say love the tin!! Super cute!

PaperFairyKris said...

I love how you incorporated the baker's twine with these projects. I especially like the little scallop squares tied with the little knots. It gave it a great nautical look.

Anonymous said...

whata great use for the tins, and i'm loving the twine! thanks for sharing!

Jen Timko said...

These are all fantastic! Love the tin, of course, and the use of the twine!

Mickey Roberts said...

Gorgeous projects, Allison! So many lovely touches of detail.

Barbara Welch said...

Love the projects and this new DSP.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wonderful projects! I love the originality of the card set, and your tin is lovely too! Great job!