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Friday, October 28, 2016


Friday is here and I am on my way to the beach for an annual shopping trip I take with my sorority sisters.  Always a fun time and it looks like the weather will be great.

I meant to take pictures of the treats I made for our church Fall Festival for today's post and I forgot so I thought I would do something with DSP to remind you that the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP Special will be over on Monday.

  Here is my card, which also went to my Proverbial Stampers Group for our Oct challenge to use any of the DSP's available for the special.

To get this look, cut strips of paper 1/2" wide.  You can start with a long piece and then cut it off as you go. There are several ways to make your pattern, so you can't really go wrong.  I found it easiest to start with one piece that goes the whole way across the paper (the long green one just below the center of the card). Then, you just start to lay the pieces back and forth on your paper.  One suggestion I would make is that you make sure that the piece that you are "butting" up against the other piece (like a "T"), is cut straight across using your paper cutter.  You might think you are cutting it straight with your eyeball, but if you are off a little, it starts to make your pattern crooked. I let a sliver of a space between by pieces.  Once you have all your pieces adhered, turn it over and cut off the excess.  I also suggest you use a glue that will "slide" when placing your piece so that you can move it slightly if needed.  Tombow is good for this  You may also notice that I glued on top of my  Silicone Craft Sheet so that any extra glue on the back of my pieces did not stick to my scrap paper or table.  If you don't have one of these, you need one!. 
This is a great way for you to use left over DSP.  Try your hand at it and see what you can come up with.
The stamp set used is Basket of Wishes found on pg 49 of the Holiday Catalog.

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