Welcome to this month’s Design it with Designer Series Paper Blog Hop.
Our Design Team is made up of 11 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from throughout the world – one from each of the countries/markets that Stampin’ Up! has a presence in. We have come together to share projects focusing on the beautiful Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.
Each month we will be featuring a different paper and our Designer Series Paper (DSP) for August is Nature’s Poem. This month 9 of us are hopping together.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop at the National Library of New Zealand for the Porirua Branch of the New Zealand Genealogy National Society. August is Family History Month and the branch had organized a day focusing on documenting family histories. I was asked to do a workshop on documenting using Creative Memory Keeping. I jumped at the chance and had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon!
Attendees received an 8×6″ pocket page album and pack of Pocket Pages along with cardstock for the pockets and a range of embellishments and pre-punched labels.
I had put together an almost complete sample album which documented my Mum’s early life – from birth to her wedding day. The album was almost entirely in neutral tone. The last page of the album was a wedding photo of Mum & Dad and I wanted that to have some colour.
The fern pattern reminded me of the New Zealand Silver fern so perfect as a background for a Kiwi Wedding. And it works in so well with the garden setting of the photos.
I added a sponged Pearlised Doilie under the corner of the matted photo for a little texture. I thought the sponging worked in well with the older photo.
I’ve also matted a strip of one of the other papers from the Nature’s Poem DSP – it is in Soft Suede but almost looks like a sepia tone. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is punched out with the Classic Label Punch.
And that Copper leaf is one of the Leaves Trinkets which coordinate with the Nature’s Poem Suite.
I am so happy with how the page turned out and the Nature’s Poem DSP was perfect to display such a precious photo on.
And here’s a peek at what the outside and an inside page of the album looked like.
Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team has made using the Nature’s Poem DSP. What a great global collection of demos! Make sure to visit everyone to see all the fun things you can do with this paper.
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