Friday, March 20, 2015

Using my Stash of Large Printed DSP


I have 3 cards today that I made for my next OWH box that I'll be sending in soon. I posted these two cards back in February, and today I'm sharing the rest that I made with this design. I have many sheets of dsp (dsp=designer paper) from my scrapbooking days that have very large prints and they're difficult to use on cards, but once I cut the paper into strips, I found I could easily use them for cards. I laid them into the staggered diagonal pattern, added assorted punched flowers, brads, and the perfect Unity sentiment from "Sending my Love." This one uses a dusty pink card base.....


This one uses a pale plum card base...


and this one uses a lavender card base. The dsp is BG Wisteria Wonder.

I'll be sharing these over at the Unity Friday Friends with Flair.

Wishing all of my US friends a great first day of spring.......even though we're bracing for yet another snow storm here in Eastern PA!

Carol

30 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards and colours.xxx

Linda said...

Great idea! Very pretty. Keep up the great work.

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Carol, really like these cards the use of the strips and a touch of embellie looks lovely...enjoy your weekend.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards - a super use of those large patterned papers. The flowers are the perfect embellishment too. Elizabeth xx

Ruby said...

Stunning cards. I love both of them.

Brenda said...

I think these cards are fabulous Carol and love this idea of using up large printed papers this way. You are always ahead of the times with your ideas. Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous idea. I too have so much paper like this.

I may just steal your idea to show my card group for when we do the cards for Children's Hospital. We make cards all day...stopping for a nice much out close by. Then we donate all the cards to charity.

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards I love the way you did and flower is lovely!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love both your cards - and any shade of purple is a winner to me!

scrAPpamondo said...

The first one is one of my favourite cards from your productions, I love it so much! And the other two are adorable the same! Great idea for using snippets!! Great cards!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm with you that using those papers with the big patterns is difficult when you've doing card. Some of those big patterns are too cool to not use though so I'm glad you've found a plan and shared your makes. These are really great cards. Next time I run across those crazy big patterns.... I'm going to channel my inner Carol.

Jean said...

I love the design of these cards, and the colours you've used this time are lovely.
Jean x

Crystal said...

Very lovely colors and design! I need to remember this one the next time I get overwhelmed with scraps!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love your cards made from scraps--I need to start using up mine. Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

Hettie said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Carol. Especially love the colours. Great idea for using snippets.
Hugs
xx

JD/ Jill said...

These cards are all so lovely! And I think you might know by now, smile! How much I like "quilt" like cards! Neat idea...I may case this....

DIANA L. said...

This is so elegant, love how you used the strips of paper I love it.
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Carol, a brilliant design and such a great way to use up your large print papers.
Pauline
x

Helen Strahan said...

Great way to use those papers with very large patterns - but what does DSP mean ?

SARN said...

Great idea for using up your large patterned papers in smaller strips. Ingenious.

Happy Weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
{I spotted you on Unity FWF today}
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Janis said...

What a beautiful way to use those big designs!! I, too, have tons have designer paper.....and tons of scraps. I am pinning your idea...maybe I can remember to use some in this pretty way!
Hi from one of your Friends with Flair! :)
<3 J

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Kim Rippere said...

Love your use of scraps.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

ionabunny said...

Great use of your leftover papers. Hugz

Dawn Fields said...

Lovely cards!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards and thanks for this great idea of using large print dp.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your cards are beyond beautiful, and I love that you found such a remarkably creative way to use your stash of large DP. I know these cards are going to be much loved and greatly appreciated by the soldiers and their family members at home. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity!! Being from a military family, having a husband that served, and being the mother and sister of active duty soldiers (my son is being deployed to Africa in about three weeks), this means the world to me! Once again, I THANK YOU!!

On a side note, I hope you don't mind if I CASE this lovely design. :)

Gaylynn said...

I like the way you used the paper strips. Awesome!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just one gorgeous design, Carol. Love the colors!

Jessi Fogan said...

I have such stacks of 12" paper - and this is such a genius way to use them! Hope you've dug out from the snow a bit (we got nearly 3 feet last week, ugh!)