Posts Tagged ‘Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper’
Okay, I love my Simply Scoring Tool for all kind of projects, but when it comes to making Rosettes, I am completely in LOVE with the new Designer Rosette Die for the Big Shot!
Here’s a project I created for my current Stamps in the Mail Club Round, using the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and the Forever Young stamp set, plus the sweet single stamp, Elegant Thank You. The background shape is cut with the new Framelits Labels Collection.
The first time I put Designer Series Paper in this die, then folded the scores and ended up with a rosette in about 1.5 minutes… oh, I was in HEAVEN! Really, I think I did a little dance in front of my Big Shot to express my happiness.
Here are my tips for the Designer Rosette Die (see it online):
- For DSP, using the Extended Premium Crease Pad (see it online) on top instead of the top Cutting Plate was perfect. My crease lines were crisp enough to fold easily, and no white paper core showed through when I folded them.
- I did this small medallion with a 1.75 x 12″ strip of DSP — only one strip was needed. The score lines are a little further than 1/4″ apart, so it has a slightly different look than the 1/4″ Simply Scored rosettes.
- To attach the ends of the paper strip, I used Green-Lid Glue (aka Multipurpose Liquid Glue — see it online).
- To flatten the medallion and hold it in place, I used the Green-Lid Glue again. The trick is that the medallion isn’t quite flat on top, so I held the medallion down to make the back flat on my project (or on a punched backing circle) for a minute or two until the glue set. Since the medallion isn’t quite flat on top, it doesn’t work to set a book on top to hold it down til the glue sets. Make sense?
- I love that the die has a zig-zag on one edge, and a scallop on the other. That way you can cut a strip with either decoration, or just put your strip across the middle to make the ends plain. Just be sure to make the strip exactly straight across, or the folds won’t cooperate when you try to assemble the rosette. In fact, it’s probably more reliable to cut a full 5″ strip and then trim it into 3 pieces. But still — love the edge choices!
Eek! Okay, just writing about this, I’m getting excited about making more rosettes
You might want to know about sizes for the finished Rosettes, too. Here’s the range that I found:
- Use 3 full strips of DSP (5 x 12″ each) — finished rosette is 11-3/4″ wide. Perfect for home decor or a really big scrapbook page background.
- Use a single strip of DSP (1-3/4 x 12″) — finished rosette is nearly 4″ wide.
- Use a single strip of DSP (1-1/2 x 12″) — finished rosette is about 3″ wide.
Have fun with these, and watch for my upcoming Video Tutorial! And be sure to check out more of my Occasions Mini Catalog project ideas.
Okay, I have been WAITING to share this card with you for weeks! Back at the end of September I went on a Demonstrator Retreat for a weekend and spent time stamping and creating and having fun. Sound like something you’d enjoy? You can still join my demonstrator family with the current FREE Big Shot special!).
While at the Retreat, I played with my new Shaker Frames (see them online), and the Triple Treat Flower Stamp (see it online). Yesterday I shared a basic Shaker Card with you… today’s card is a bit more advanced! The supplies are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online). The glitter inside is the Champagne Glass Glitter (check out some other projects with this fab glitter).
The stamp is one of my favorites… I’m just telling you, in case you haven’t seen it just about every other day on my blog for the past 2 weeks.
The Triple Treat Flower stamp is also featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club this round, which runs November through January. If you haven’t checked out Stamps in the Mail Club, be sure to click for details. In short, this is a chance to have ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies delivered to your doorstep, complete with exclusive Video Tutorials and printed instructions.
For this card, the directions are similar to yesterday’s Shaker Card, but instead of using a single circle Shaker Frame, I used one for each petal. Here’s a quick how-to photo, since a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Check out the Shaker Frames in the background–you can see where I used a Hobby Knife to cut the small circle so it would fit the petal of the Fancy Flower Punch that is a perfect match for the Triple Treat Flower.
Just cut 5 partial frames, and stick them to your punched flower & Window Sheet (you’ll have to cut the window sheet by hand–it doesn’t punch).
Oh, and this is a Top Note flap card… I packed a lot into this one, didn’t I? Here are the directions I posted for those, although I have a Video Tutorial that should be ready to post soon. I promised! The stamp set used inside is Elements of Style (see it online).
Whew. Looking for more ideas? I’ve been infatuated with the Timeless Portrait Product Suite lately, so here are a few projects made with those supplies.
Last week I shared a notebook that I’d decorated using coordinating items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (see it online). Today I have a card that uses the same set of supplies, including the Forever Young stamp set (see it online).
The card actually has a flap cut with the Top Note Die, and is covered with the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and has a bow from the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric. Did you see my project from earlier this week with a Designer Fabric bow?
To create the Top Note flap on this card, just position the Cutting Plates so that they cover only the part of the die that you want to cut. Not making sense? Hang in there — I’ll have a Video Tutorial to share next week!
Looking for fun Christmas gifts to make? Here’s one where your time and love show through, even though the cost is easily affordable. Step 1: Pick up a composition book on clearance at a big-box store (mine was $0.10). Step 2: Decorate with the Forever Young stamp set (see it online) and items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online).
- Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric
- Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
- Forever Young stamp set
- Antique Brads
- Vintage Trinkets
- Victoria Crochet Trim
- Champagne Glass Stampin’ Glitter
I have to say that until I sat down and played with them, I didn’t know how much I loved this color scheme! The colors here are River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. LOVE it!
Or are you a Digital papercrafter? This is a great project to create digitally — the products in the Timeless Portrait Suite are also available as Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio. And to make it even easier, you can order them all together as part of the Avant Garde Collection DVD (see it online).
So grab a few notebooks and start creating — this project is a fun vintage-y, collage mix of fabric, paper and trinkets.