Friday, July 11, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Welcome to the last stop on the Stampin' Addicts Designer Series Paper Blog Hop!  Weren't all those papers and projects LOVELY???

The paper that I am showcasing is a bit different in that it is a speciality paper.    Stampin' Up usually offers one or two speciality papers in each catalog.  These papers always have some unique feature such as glittered accents, die cut sheets, vellum patterns, etc.  The Gold Soiree Specialty Paper is beautiful!! It has gold metallic ink printing, a smooth finish and a lightweight flexible paper.  (Please note:  This speciality paper is NOT part of the Buy 3-Get 1 Free offer that is Stampin' Up's July special.)

My project is a small gift ensemble:
Card, gift box and treat holder
The gold metallic ink on the speciality paper really adds pizzazz to this star studded card.  It is hard to tell from the photograph but each of the papers has a soft gold luster.
Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Paper add even more glitz
One thing to note is that the paper has a gloss finish and classic ink will not dry on it.  After stamping the image on the leftmost star above I used clear embossing powder to set it.

Because the paper is lightweight and flexible it curves beautifully for bows.
For Box:  Cut cardstock 7-3/4" X 8-1/2"
Score at 2" and 5-3/4" on the short side.  Score at 3-1/4" and  5-1/4" on the long side.
Adding DSP to a pre-made box is a quick dress up. 
Both bows can be made from one 6" X 6" piece of paper.  Cut the paper into 1/2" strips.  Stack six strips together and staple in the center.  Place a glue dot on the end of a strip.  Bend in half to form a loop and adhere as shown.
Repeat this with all the strips.  For the treat box bow add an extra dot to join the circle.  For the half bow, adhere each end loop to the box top.

That is it for me this time!  If you started here or in the middle of the hop you will want to continue around the circle to see all the projects.  Click on the buttons below to continue on your way.   The NEXT button will take you to Yapha's bright and cheery Flower Pot DSP projects and the PREVIOUS button will take you to Paula's dramatic black and white Back to Black projects. Also you can click on the banner at the top of the page to see the complete blog roll.