I love this DSP so much, it was from last year's Occasions Mini and you can still buy the gorgeous Designer Fabric that comes in the coordinating design. While I love most of Stampin' Up!'s DSP, this is probably my true favourite (so far).
I designed this to coordinate with colours already in her room which made this paper so perfect. Instead of a photo, I was asked to scrapbook a lullabye for her:
The letters were cut with my Serif Essentials Dies and then covered in Springtime Vintage DSP before being sponge daubed in Soft Suede. The rose patterned DSP has been ripped in half on the diagonal, crumpled up and then sponge daubed all over with Soft Suede to give it a very distressed appearance and texture.
You probably cannot tell in the photo but I sprayed the whole thing with a light mixture of rubbing alcohol and Champagned Shimmer Paint to give it some girly sparkle, flash photography is terrible for trying to show off anything glittery.
The scroll was written on by my husband because his writing is so much more elegant and neat than mine, he gets to do all of the important hand-writing in our house. I sponge daubed around the scroll in Soft Suede before wrapping the ends around a Stamp n Write Marker to curl them over. I have used Sticky Strip to adhere them in place.
One of the last major details was the hand-sewing that I have done all the way around the Rose Red polka dot patterned paper. I don't have a sewing machine right now but I wanted to make sure my hand-sewing was neat and that my stitches were the same size so I cheated and used my paper piercing tool and a ruler to go around the edge of the paper and poke holes at 1/8" intervals before using those holes as a guide for my sewing... I know it sounds like I took the easy way out but it was actually a lot of work!
I'm hoping to get back into some more scrapbooking in the near future, I've hardly done a thing about our wedding photos or engagement photos yet and here we are about to have baby photos, yikes! If you missed it on my class schedule I'm hosting a Scrap-A-Thon on Thursday January 12th at 6pm, cost is only $5 and you get to use all of my dies, punches and non-consumable materials, bring anything else you think you will need whether it's Stampin' Up! or not, there is no 'lesson', just fun scrapbooking time with good friends :)