Hello friends, and welcome back for another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! We are an international team of 20 fabulous designers this year, so please get comfortable, make yourself a cup of tea, and join us as we take a trek around the world with the beautiful Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper. Don't hesitate to use your "translate" button in your browser for easy reading (unless you are extraordinarily multilingual and fabulously talented!)
When my very first Artisan product box arrived back in December, I had an instant favourite - and it was the Shine On DSP. It was FABULOUS. My favourite things - brights, Kraft, neon, bold pattern, metallics, diamonds... ack! I was IN. LOVE. And the schedule was going to make me wait until March to indulge?! Oh, heck no! I literally cracked that package open and make this project that first day. Seriously. I had to get it out of my system before I could move on to anything else!
This fun gift bag has been sitting on my desk for MONTHS, waiting to be photographed and shared this week. I've been dying to share it!
The DSP provides such a fun base, and since it's a Kraft cardstock with metallic/bright print, it is sturdy. I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit and modified it a little bit to create this flat-bottom boxy bag. That's something I love about our dies - they are so much more versatile than you would think! Want to learn this trick for yourself? Here's a quick video to help you out...
That's not too hard, right?? Now onto the embellishments...
The embellishments were a mix of bright, bold, and fun, and feature another strip of the reverse side of this same DSP. Isn't it awesome?! I just love it! I've layered bits and pieces of lots of goodies to create a fun collage effect - Glimmer Paper, ribbon threads, Metallic Doilies, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Sequin Trim, DSP, and more!
I hope this inspired you to pull Shine On DSP out of your stash, or add it to your next order! Let's hop across the globe to see Steffi in Germany next - I know she'll have something amazing (as always!)