Since Stampin' Up! has a wonderful offer with free digital downloads and 50% off digital kits, I thought I would play around and create some cards using MDS2. Twice a month I get together with some great gals at my church for some scrapbooking time. We have a wonderful time chatting, sharing paper crafting supplies and tips, and just plain having some social time together. Last time, I brought my computer & some card design books and created some different cards using some Stampin' Up digital downloads that I purchased during the sale.
This first card was created using the Wonderfall kit, which included the patterned papers and the "die-cut" leaves. I brought in the verse from the Days of Gratitude stamp set. This card could easily be transitioned to a paper-based card, but the relative sizing of the stamped panel and the die-cut leaves would have to change since they are fixed. That is one of the beautiful things about MDS2 – you can size many elements as you need to for your projects, and they still present wonderfully.
The second card was created using the Winter Wonders digital download kit. I grabbed some stamps, ribbon and punches from other downloads, and created this card. The quilter in me liked this card layout design because it gave me the opportunity to incorporate multiple coordinating patterns and it provided a level of symmetry in the layout. I loved the patterns in the Winter Wonders download because it doesn't scream Christmas colors to me, and I think that lends it versatility for use in other designs and other seasons.
A truly wonderful feature in the upgrade to MDS2 is that you can easily see a lit of the different elements that you used in a project. This makes it easier to figure out aspects that you want to replicate another time, and it makes is super easy for me to tell you what I used to create a project. Hee hee! Here's the list of "supplies" used for these creations:
- DSP: Wonderfall kit
- Stamps: Day of Gratitude
- Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Bakers twine
- Punches: 1.25" square, Rounded Corner, Wonderfall kit
- DSP: Winter Wonders kit
- Stamps: Bright Christmas II\Bright Christmas
- Embellishments: Winter Wonders kit, Twitterpated kit, Bakers twine
- Punches: 1.25" square, wide oval, dotted scallop ribbon