Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New At SU April Blog Hop Techniques With 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring Stamp Sets

Welcome to the New At SU April Blog Hop as we say goodbye to our favorite retiring products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share wonderful techniques to help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects. 
Today I am sharing a version of the Scrappy Strip technique using a variety of strips of designer series paper in shades of purple to create a fun background. This technique is a great way to use up your scraps that you may have laying around, left over from other projects. I paired this technique with a retiring favorite, the Dandelion Wishes stamp set (item #151345). The wonderful thing about this technique is that you can use strips of any size and any color combination to create unique and fun designs. 
Products Used:
Dandelion Wishes stamp set (item #151345) - Retiring
Stitched Shapes Dies (item #152323) - Retiring
Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item $152487) - Retiring
Subtles 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #153072) - Retiring
2019-2021 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #153071) - Retiring
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (item #146987)
Highland Heather Cardstock (item #146986)
Purple Posy Cardstock (Retired)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
White Embossing Powder (item #109132) - Retiring
Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (item #151326)
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Strip Background - 5" x 3 3/4" (Trimmed down to 5" x 3 5/8")
Stitched Circle die cut with Stitched Shapes Dies
Purple Posy Cardstock 
Background Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
Designer Series Paper Strips - Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape & Purple Posy
3/4" x 3 1/2" - 2 strips of each color
I love the strong contrast of colors created by this color combination and it was a fun way to use up some left over scraps I had. I arranged the strips onto the Gorgeous Grape cardstock layer before adhering them to work out the spacing. Once I adhered all the strips down, I trimmed the layer to 5" x 3 5/8" to create an even border around the strip design. The sentiment and image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set look amazing in White embossing against the Gorgeous Grape cardstock and really stands out as a focal point for the card design. I added the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and Basic Pearls to step up the design and add a touch of bling. This design layout can be created in a variety of colors and you can change up the patterns or use cardstock to create the strips. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my fun scrappy strip technique will help inspire you to explore creating your own fun projects. It is a wonderful way to use up your paper scraps to create beautiful backgrounds.
Now it's time to visit Nicole's wonderful blog to see what she has to share with us. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. We appreciate your support. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Still mourning the retirement of the Stitched Shape dies, but enjoying your purple scrappy strip card.

  2. Beautiful card Tricia. Love the technique and I will miss the dandelions.

  3. Love the fresh and modern look of this card! I will absolutely miss the stamps and the dies!

  4. Like the shades of purple. Lovely card x

  5. Like the shades of purple. Lovely card x

  6. This is such an orderly, well-behaved scrappy strip technique sample, Tricia! It appeals to my sense of order! And all those shades of purple have me smiling as well! Beauty!