Friday, May 8, 2009

Parade of Paper!

Welcome to the Parade of Papers Blog Hop, showcasing EACH of the beautiful Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up! You have arrived at Stop # 11 and probably hopped over from Patti's Blog A Touch from the Heart.

{ETA All Blog Hop links have been broken.}

Remember, you may start at any post, stop and pick it
back up later, or visit all of them in succession. You will eventually wind up back at the blog where you started. Just like Cinderella at the ball, however, all the fun ends at midnight on Sunday, May 10th. The tour will be over and the blog links will be broken. We hope you will be inspired by all the creative projects and beautiful scrap pages and cards. Also, be sure to check out the Stampin' Addicts website - Positively Creative!

Bella Birds Designer Series Paper - only THE MOST beautiful paper pack in this catalog! I love the soft and beautiful patterns in this Designer Series Paper - with Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Pink Pirouette. There are several different patterns from soft leaf images to repeating tulipes to stripes and even background flowers and line drawn birds.

I made SO many projects using a single package of this DSP - do you know how hard it is to USE UP an entire package of Designer Series Paper?! I think the best thing about the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper packs is that they coordinate with my Stampin' Up! card stock and inks and ribbons and also, the beautiful patterns stand on their own so well, that my projects are FAST and EASY and BEAUTIFUL!


This card is the one I am sending my dad for Father's Day - the colors are just right for him and the layout is clean and simple with no frills. It is a 6x6 piece of Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock to create a 3x6" card that fits perfectly into our Small Open End Envelopes - I love the dimensions of this size card.

Stamps: Baroque Motif Cardstock: Chocolate Chip Textured, Very Vanilla, Bella Birds DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit (Paper Piercer and Mat Pack)






Here is another super quick and super easy card using the beautiful Bella Birds DSP. This is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Square card, which fits into the Stampin' Up! Medium Square Envelopes. I added four strips of Bella Birds DSP to the card base of Sage Shadow. Across the bottom I tied a bow in a piece of Pink Taffeta Ribbon and wrapped it around a strip of Bordering Blue card stock. The sentiment is from Spring Song.

Stamps: Spring Song
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Bella Birds DSP
Ink: Sage Shadow

Accessories: Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals






A completely different look, but also quick and easy is this card with an Almost Amethyst card base and just a touch of color. I used a Blender Pen to add color to the stamped image and of course used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ensure my sentiment was straight! I punched a hole through the front of the card and tied a knot of the beautiful Organza Ribbon to the edge of the card. The DSP pieces are punched with the 1 3/8" Square Punch and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamps: Embrace Life
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Bella Birds DSP

Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty In Pink, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Organza Ribbon, Blender Pen, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Photo Corner Punch, CropADile, Stampin' Dimensionals

This card is cased from one by Betty Wright 2007.





Is this a fun and easy gift package or what? The So Saffron Card Stock is Crimped and then adhered with Sticky Strip to a canister {formerly known as Lipton Powdered Iced Tea.} I used my Circle Scissors to cut a piece of So Saffron to cover the lid and a narrow strip of Bordering Blue Card Stock is adhered to the rim of the lid with Sticky Strip. For the frills on the lid, I used our Large Star Punch with Close to Cocoa Textured Card Stock, Bordering Blue Textured Card Stock and the Bella Birds DSP and adhered them to the ends of 1" x 5" strips of a Window Sheet. I stacked these with several strips of Bella Birds DSP scraps and stapled them together at the bottom. I Crimped the Bella Birds DSP and curled the ends around the Paper Piercer. Then used my Hobby Blade to cut a hole in the lid for the frills to stand up.

Stamps: Define Your Life Cardstsock: Bordering Blue Textured, Close to Cocoa Textured, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Bella Birds DSP Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain, Large Star Punch, Crimper, Sticky Strip





This card is one I made several weeks ago for a Dinner Swap at the Stampin' Up! Regionals event in Minneapolis. This is one of my favorites prints from Bella Birds DSP. The scallop bottom of the card is shorter than the card base, so that the inside Bordering Blue card stock shows to the front. I made several extras of these for a gift set as well.
Stamps: Branch Out, Define Your Life
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink Bordering Blue
Accessories: Pink Piroutte 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Latte Buttons, Pretties Kit, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, My Way Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals





How about dressing up a little tin for those gift set cards? It couldn't be easier with just scraps of the Bella Birds DSP. I added a few strips of the Bella Birds DSP to the lid of a {former} Pretties Kit and included several of my Bella Birds cards inside for a gift to my aunt. The clear window of the tin gives a peek to the cards inside. She loves sending hand crafted cards and will go through them quickly - I'm sure I'll be refilling this soon- how easy was this?!

Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Bella Birds DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Tool Kit with Mat Pack






Want to see more Bella Birds? Here's a link to another project I made with this SAME package of Bella Birds Designer Series Paper - Covered Note Pad Holders. And also, check out these swap cards I made with this package as well - Branch Out Swap Cards. You really won't believe how many projects you can create with just one package! I'll have more cards, projects and scrap pages using Bella Birds Designer Series Paper over the next few weeks as I continue to use up all the paper in this package!

I hope you fell in love with the Bella Birds Designer Series Paper as much I have - there's no better time than right now to stock up on Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and Textured Card Stock with the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale - be sure to check with your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for details.

To see the rest of the beautiful Designer Series Papers on this Parade of Paper Blog Hop, go next toCandace's blog at cj lawlor designs - she is using the bold Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper. Enjoy the rest of your blog hopping and don't forget that all the Parade of Paper links will be broken at midnight on Sunday, May 10!

{ETA: All Blog Hop links have been broken.}

58 comments:

Sharon Bridwell said...

Great projects! Love the tin!

Catrules said...

Mary they where all beautiful! Great projects I really loved all of them!

Janine said...

Beautiful!

Janice said...

Gorgeous!!!!

saucersrus said...

The tin is sooooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing all your projects :)

Mary said...

I will have to agree...this is the most beautiful paper in the catalog! Love ALL your projects!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

SO wonderful Mary!! The tin is so striking~!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

These are great! I have a couple of Pretties Kit tins that I could do that to! Thanks for the ideas!

Mel Hopes said...

I love the pretties box with the cards! I am so mad that I thew mine away!! I know, how dumb was that?
great blog!

WebDeb said...

Mary, I love the way you gave a patchwork effect to the first and second cards -- wonderful!

Patti Chesky said...

I think I need to buy this paper now!! Great projects!!

yaphastamps said...

These are all so stunning! Wow!

Dawnmarie said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love them!

Debbi said...

Wonderful projects! Love the elegance and simplicity of the embrace life card. And I loved that you dress up the insides too (and showed us). Thanks for being part of the blog hop. SA girls rock! Off to Candace's....

Lisa said...

Mary, these are just gorgeous!

Paula said...

I always love your work Mary. Thanks for showing us this paper. It's been on my wish list, but I have resisted. I don't think I will be able to resist any more after seeing what you did with it. Thanks!

Jackie said...

Love your projects Mary...very cute! tfs!!!

Candace Lawlor said...

So beautiful Mary! I especially love the Embrace Life card - so simple and so striking! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

Kim Nath said...

Wonderful set of projects!

Beedubya said...

You rocked it Mary. That tin, that embrace life card. Awesome, man. Truly awesome! TFS!

Amy said...

Wow, Mary! You're making me wish I'd bought that paper! LOL Your projects are absolutely gorgeous!

jackiestamps4fun said...

LOVE these - especially the one you did with the Embrace Life stamp set and squares of DSP! I'm SO CASEing this one!

Holly said...

Fun, fun, fun! My faves are the cherish card and the embrace life card--and that exuberant gift package presentation!

Comeka said...

I must admit that this paper didn't do anything for me when I first saw it in the catalog . . . but you have definitely shown me the error of my ways! Your first two cards are especially gorgeous! WOW!

Kim said...

On my!! Oh my!! Everything is just beautiful! I love it all!. You were worried? bleh
I had one customer email me already, she likes your cards and why don't we do the insides. Umm, TFS! hehe

Martha said...

beautiful card and love the papers

Deb B said...

Wow Mary these are wonderful. You've given some very creative ways to use dsp. Great job!
Debadoo

Jenn D said...

All of your cards are gorgeous. I just love your stamping style.

~Q~ said...

Breathtaking!! I love the card with the the tree blossom and the three papers.... so elegant yet so simple. Wow!!!

Dixie Finn said...

The tin is wonderful. Great Projects!

Angie said...

Your projects are great. I really like the tin gift set. Simple but beautiful, a great idea for stamp camp! Thanks for sharing with us.
And, thanks for your support of Stampin Addicts!
fingers inky girl (angie)

Rhonda Langley said...

You did a beautiful job showcasing the papers! Love the Father's Day card!

Kathy said...

great inspiration on how to use this DSP - which I just got. Every thing is what I would expect from Marvelous MaryR!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What beautiful projects! YOu really showcased this paper!! I think I"ll be ordering it now!

Shelley said...

Lovely projects! This paper is just beautiful and you did some fantastic things with it!

Vicky said...

Mary, great cards, I love the tin!
TFS!
Vicky

Stamp/nScrap said...

Very pretty - I love the tin the best! Cheryl

Char in So Cal said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects. They are simply gorgeous!

Thanks for the op to win some YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

Kat said...

Your projects are great. I am just loving this blog hop thing.

Joyce said...

Love how you decorated the Pretties box. I hadn't thought of that.

Sharon Mc said...

Great projects - thanks for sharing!

Kay Kalthoff said...

AWESOME job, Mary!!

Julie A. said...

Love your work! The tin is so nice. Thanks for sharing:)

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wow you have quite a range - CAS to altered 3D tins etc. Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the paper!

Gotta hop.....

Hugs and blessings from a sister demo - Jean

Kelly said...

Mary,
All of your projects are beautiful! I especially like your "wish can." And the card from your regional swap is gorgeous!

HUGS!
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks

Carmen said...

WOW!! The tin is so cool!! Love them all actually!!

Pammybaby said...

These are gorgeous, Mary! I'm bookmarking your blog - it's terrific!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I love this paper but would never have thought it could be so vibrant as your former Lipton Ice Tea container...wow. Mary Jo (mdmjtaylor@msn.com)

Twila said...

Such pretty projects. Love your can! and the tin! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

imagine.create.share. said...

I love your little dressed up tin!

Barbara

Faye said...

Great job! Especially loved the Pretties Box.

Beth said...

Gasp! Stunning!! I absolutely love how simply elegant the embrace life card is-I struggle with clean/simple cards and this is gorgeous! Genious work on the tin & thanks for reminding me to make the *insides* of my cards pretty, too!

Darlene said...

Beautiful designer papers and you did a great job of showing it on your projects.

Sara said...

I love all these things. The card you did for the dinner swap is still one of my favorites!!!

Karen said...

Oooohhhh! These projects were all beautiful and not too hard for me to attempt. I think the cute cannister was my favorite, but I'll be back to check your blog soon.

Betty said...

love the gift tins!

Betty in KY

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