New Designer Series Paper Makes My Heart Go Pitter Pat – Part 1. That’s right! It’s the first week of a brand new catalog – the Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog. It’s time to tour the exciting new Designer Series Paper (DSP) collections. Each image in this post also shares the Stampin’ Up! colors that coordinate with each collection. There are so many new DSP collections we’ll need to do this in three parts. This is part 1 of 3. Parts 2 and 3 will post on Wednesday, June 6 and Friday, June 8 respectively. Hang on to your hats! Here we go!
With A Little Help From Stampin’ Up!
There are twenty-one (21) DSP collections in the new catalog! It would take years to step through those sheet-by-sheet in a blog post. Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! has released a short video that steps through the collections in detail. I do think the lighting on this video could be better but it’s still a great overview. I HIGHLY recommend that you visit each collection in my online store. You will get a great look at the paper if you double click on each DSP collection’s image to zoom in. You can do the same with each of the coordinating colors images shown below. First – grab a little popcorn, sit back and, as they say, enjoy the show.
A Wee Expedition
Take a wee expedition with some of your favorite critters. Initially, I thought this DSP was only suitable for things like little kid birthday cards but then I saw those adorable little frogs and the “B” side designs. Now I’m thinkin’ I know a whole bunch of “big kids” who are going to love projects made with this paper. This DSP is part of the Animal Expedition Suite on pages 26-27 of the new Annual Catalog. Animal Expedition DSP includes twelve 12″x12″ sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.
Do You Know The Best Route?
Don’t you just love the masculine look and feel of this DSP collection? Both sides of the papers are rich and vibrant. This paper will make wonderful Dad’s Day, Anniversary and Birthday projects just to mention a few uses. I think the blues and yellows also coordinate wonderfully with other DSP collections. The Best Route DSP coordinates with the Best Route Suite. The Best Route DSP includes twelve sheets of 12″x”12 paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.
Coordinating DSP Packs Are Back
Be still my beating heart. Coordinating DSP packs are back for each of the Core Color Collections. Yes indeedy there are 6″ x 6″ coordinating DSP packs for Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles. There are also coordinating DSP packs for each of the In Color collections. These packs are my go-to. I use them ALL the time and had serious boo-boo lip when they went away last year. But all is right with the world now – they’re back! This particular set is for the Brights Collection. Can you guess which color(s) are my favorites in this collection? Share your guesses as a comment on this post.
The Lights Are Bright On Broadway
There’s definitely magic in the air. How many are hearing George Benson’s “On Broadway” playing in your head? The Broadway Bound Specialty DSP is flashy and fun. One side of each of the 12 designs is embossed with gold foil. Shiny! At first glance, this collection has a strictly birthday theme but look a little closer. It can also be used for Christmas, New Year, wedding and anniversary projects just to name a few. The paper with the Lovely Lipstick dots looks really good on a Valentine’s Day cards or gift bags. Broadway Bound Specialty DSP is part of the Broadway Bound Suite on pages 68-69 of the new catalog. The DSP collection contains twelve sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided 12″x12″ sheets.
On we go with the New Designer Series Paper Makes My Heart Go Pitter Pat – Part 1 tour.
It’s All In The Details
The delicate details that is. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP is a work of art all by itself. It looks like the finest hand-made lace. There are two types of sheets in this collection. The first is a 12″x12″ pattern (lower right in the image above) sheet. The second has set of distinct designs (upper left in the image above) that can be cut out and used individually. The sheets are two-sided: one side is Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla. You can color each sheet using sponge daubers, spritzers etc. There are 8 sheets per pack: 4 each in 2 types. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP is part of the Delightfully Detailed Suite on pages 38-39 of the new Annual Catalog. To see a video about the Delightfully Detailed Suite that features this DSP click here.
Get Ready For A Garden Of Wow
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The Garden Impressions DSP has huge Wow Factor! You can’t help but gasp and smile when you see it. I love the hand-painted Impressionist images and happy colors in this collection. Garden Impressions DSP is one of the many star attractions in the Garden Impressions Suite on pages 128-130 of the new catalog. The DSP collection contains forty-eight (48) 6″x6″ sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.
Gracefully Beautiful Glass
Graceful Glass is definitely an innovative approach to Stampin’ Up! DSP. These translucent vellum sheets are imprinted with stained glass images. Color them with Stampin’ Blends or other coloring tools or use them as-is on any type of papercrafting project. The designs are perfect for layering or stand-alone central images. The Graceful Glass 6″x6″ Designer Vellum collection contains 24 sheets: 2 each of 12 single-sided designs. It is part of the Graceful Glass Suite on pages 165-165 of the new Annual Catalog.
Would You Like Your Own Copy Of The Catalog?
Time for a little break. You made it through the New Designer Series Paper Makes My Heart Go Pitter Pat – Part 1 post. Parts 2 and 3 of the post/tour are coming later this week. Can you believe there are so many new DSP collections that we need a 3-part post to see them all? The whole 2018-19 Annual Catalog is like that. It’s 241 pages of papercrafting delight. Would you like to have your own hardcopy of the catalog? Become a Stampin’ With Pixie Preferred Customer and I’ll send you one for free. Here’s how to become one of my preferred peeps.
Products Featured In The New Designer Series Paper Makes My Heart Go Pitter Pat – Part 1 Post
Get The Complete Set Of Stampin’ With Pixie 2018-19 Designer Series Paper Coordinating Colors Guides
I have created coordinating color guides like those in this post for each of the new DSP collections. The complete set of color guides is available as a PDF. The PDF will be included as a free gift in the June 2018 Stampin’ With Pixie newsletter. This gift is exclusive to my newsletter subscribers. Ways to use the coordinating colors guides set include:
- Select the cardstock, ink and embellishments that perfectly coordinate with your project DSP
- Pick the DSP, cardstock, ink and embellishments that coordinate with your favorite color
- Create a color scheme using a subset of the coordinating colors for a given DSP.
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Ya’ll Come Back Now Ya Hear?
Thanks for taking the New Designer Series Paper Makes My Heart Go Pitter Pat – Part 1 tour with me today. Come on back for Part 2 and 3. Peace, love and two paws up.