Break out your DSP! ~ Diagonal Slash Cards

Earlier this year I made a promise to myself to use and not hoard my Designer Series Paper – I have a shared a number of cards over the last few months showing how I am making good on my promise.  As a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up products I am always looking for good ideas and I while I try not to copy exactly, I do try to put my own twist on them.  The cards I am sharing over the next couple of days are based on an idea from Patty Bennett, which is perfect for my on-going commitment to break out my DSP!

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Shoe Box Swap ~ my card

Since I hosted a paper share earlier last  month it made me think a lot more about using it instead of saving it.  I am not at all sure what I am saving it for, but I just see a sheet that I love and just cannot bring myself to cut into that pristine 12 x 12 piece of loveliness – so my resolution from now on is to use it!

Back in February I was invited to a shoe box swap – never done one before and was not at all sure what I had committed to…….. but once I had, I decided the focus of my card was to be Designer Series Paper!  I shared a bunch of cards from other ‘stamper’s in earlier posts.

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Shoe Box Swap ~ Stampin’ Up

Late last month I was invited to a shoe box swap – never done one before and was not at all sure what I had committed to…….. but it sounded interesting and as it turned out I had a great time.

Each person who joins the swap designs a card and prepares supplies for everyone  ~ 15 in this case! – we then make up the cards and leave with lots of different cards and ideas.  It was fun but making 15 cards in about 2 hours was a challenge!

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