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Quick and simple “Thinking of You”

Hello!

Welcome to the weekend!  I hope you are having a good one.  I’m planning some crafting this weekend – my pre-order arrived this week and I can’t wait to play with the new goodies I’ve got.  There will be more sneak peeks coming your way, but don’t forget that the new catalogue goes live on 1st June, so not too much longer to wait before you can buy for yourself.  Of course, if you can’t wait that long you could always sign up as a demo – I’d love to welcome you to my team and there’s no need for you to be local.

On to today’s card.  As you’ll know, I’m on a mission to use up DSP and send more cards.  Today’s card is a very simple, multipurpose card thanks to the sentiment.

Clean and simple, Fruitstand DSP, #loveitchopit, #makeacardsendacard

My base is thick Whisper White – I’m thrilled that there’s a thick Very Vanilla coming in the new catalogue, although I do use Whisper White more.  My sister, Liz is even more excited as she prefers Very Vanilla!  I cut a piece of the gorgeous Fruit Stand DSP to cover two thirds of the base and adhered with tom bow.  Next I stamped the sentiment from Sheltering Tree (which I’m very pleased to say is carrying over) in Daffodil Delight.  I tied the ribbon (Hello Honey – retired, but I thought it went perfectly) from around the other side of the card front.  This means that when you open the card you see the ribbon but I decided I really didn’t mind – I like it, in fact!

To place an order just click on the “Shop with Me” button to the right and don’t forget to use the host code – 2MY7DVKJ – if your order is less than £150 to receive an extra gift from me.  Over £150 don’t use it as you’ll get the rewards to spend and you’ll still get the gift from me.

If your list adds up to £99 or more, consider signing up as a demo and joining my team of Crafting Maestros.  It’s a great deal – choose £130’s worth of products, pay £99 and no P&P. If you are interested and want my help  choosing your starter kit, just get in touch.  If you know what you want click on the “Join my team” button on the right and get started.

Finally, don’t forget we are taking bookings for our Summer Luxury Craft Retreat on Saturday 10th June See more about it here or on my Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats page.

See you on Wednesday!

Caro
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Using up my DSP mountain

Hello! You’ll know from some recent posts that I have a lot of DSP that I’ve hoarded.  In some places it might be described as a mountain.  Thanks to my upline Eimear for her challenge this week – to make 10 cards using DSP and to send them.  #loveitchopit, right?

Today’s card is one of quite a few that I’ve made and you know what?  They are quick and easy, like super quick and they are gorgeous!  How could they not be with the DSP taking centre stage?

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This beautiful DSP is called Fruit stand and it’s not only still available but it’s a total steal at £8.  All DSP retires at the end of the annual catalogue so if you want it you need to grab it now.

My sentiment is from the You’re So Sweet stamp set, which coordinates with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, both of which have carried over to the new catalogue.  I haven’t used them nearly enough so I’m thrilled I get to use them both for another year!  The sentiment is cut out using one of the coordinating thinlits.  I stamped my sentiment in Old Olive and used that for my card base and flash below my sentiment.  And that’s it! Very quick and simple but really elegant and fun too.  I’ve really been making inroads into my DSP this week and I encourage you to do the same – there’s a lot of beautiful DSP in the new catalogue you are going to want to make room for!

That’s it for today.  Like it?  To place an order just click on the “Shop with Me” button to the right and don’t forget to use the host code – 2MY7DVKJ – if your order is less than £150 to receive an extra gift from me.  Over £150 don’t use it as you’ll get the rewards to spend and you’ll still get the gift from me.

If your list adds up to £99 or more, consider signing up as a demo and joining my team of Crafting Maestros.  It’s a great deal – choose £130’s worth of products, pay £99 and no P&P. If you are interested and want my help  choosing your starter kit, just get in touch.  If you know what you want click on the “Join my team” button on the right and get started.

Finally, don’t forget we are taking bookings for our Summer Luxury Craft Retreat on Saturday 10th June See more about it here or on my Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats page.

See you on Wednesday.

Caro
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DSP Christmas card

Hello!

As promised, here is my Christmas take on my quick and easy DSP card:

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As you can see, I’ve used DSP (current on the left hand side and retired from last year on the right hand side) and stamped my sentiments on Very Vanilla and Whisper White and then cut our using the Stitched Framelit Dies. I *love* these – as I think I mentioned, where before I’d be cutting another layer to back the sentiments, the stitched edge finishes them off and makes this an even quicker and easier CAS card!  There’s a skinny border behind the DSP to frame it.

I thought I’d show you two variations to demonstrate how different the same design can look.

Hope you like it!  See you on Thursday.

Caro
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Another throwback – DSP birthday

Hello!

Our holiday is drawing to a close.  Normally I’d be quite mopey at the thought of leaving the sun and the chance to swim in the beautiful sea every day, but I’m looking forward to getting home.  Why?  We have kittens now, have done for about six months (so I guess they are more cat than kitten) and it might sound sappy but I’ve missed them and can’t wait to see them!  I haven’t missed the early starts every day to feed them, mind you!

So today I thought I’d show you a quick and simple birthday card which uses DSP as the main feature.  I’m going to make a new version of this card next week using Christmas DSP and the new gorgeous stitched framelets for a quick and easy card for mass producing, so check back then.  So, today’s card!

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This card features retired DSP from this year’s Sale-a-bration – it’s almost that time again and we demos have already seen the freebies you can earn with purchases.  Once again it’s a free item for every £45 you spend and that includes stamp sets, paper and more.  So a quick and simple birthday card requiring minimal supplies and stamps and I think it’s very effective.  Hope you like it!

Thursday’s post will be my final throwback – on Sunday I’ll be showing you a new Christmas card design.  I’ve really enjoyed having another look at some old cards, hope you have too!

Caro
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