Friday, May 8, 2009

Welcome to the Parade of Papers Stop #22

Welcome to Stampin' with Paula and stop #22 of Stampin' Addicts first ever blog hop! Each stop along our Parade of Papers tour features projects made with Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper created by some talented Stampin' Up demonstrators. Designer Series Papers are buy 3 get 1 Free throughout the month of May, so we want to celebrate with you. And I hope you enjoyed visiting stop #21, Mary's Stamper Camper. Her talent never ceases to amaze me.

And stay tuned for Blog Candy!

On this stop, I am going to show you the Tea Party Designer Series Paper. It is not generally my style, but I bought a pack to make Easter presents for a secret sister swap and now I just love it! I had to buy another package because I used up all the first.

All of my projects feature Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White and Basic Black inks, markers and card stock because they coordinate perfectly with the paper. (I love that about Stampin' Up! No hunting for a matching solid. It tells you which ones right in the book!) You can click on any of the pictures to get a better view.

One of the things I love about our Designer Series Paper is the coord- inating print on the opposite side. For this card, I cut across the middle vertically and horizontally and then folded back the paper to expose that coordinating print. I also cut a flower right out of the paper to make the main image for the card.

Stamps: Short & Sweet; Punches: Word Window; Accessories: Flower Designer Brads, Crystal Effects, Pretty in Pink Reinker; Silver Brads, Celery Ribbon

I just love these little boxes and they are so easy to make with the Big Shot and a punch or two. Fill with a little candy and you have a great little thank you gift.

Punches: Oval, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" circle and Eyelet Border; Big Shot: Box #2 Accessories: Silver Brad


Another thing I love about Stampin Up's Designer Series Paper is the coord- inating stamp sets make cards a breeze. I received a card very much like this in a swap featuring the Big Shot last fall. It's a Joy Fold with a twist.

Stamps: Sweet Stems; Punches: Ticket Corner; Big Shot: Top Note Die; Accessories: Flower Designer Brad; Pink Taffeta Ribbon


Anyone who knows me, knows I love altered tins. Here I used many of the coordinating prints from the package to create a DVD Tin album. They also make wonderful gifts!

Punches: Scallop Edge, Crop-o-dile; Big Shot: Serif Essentials Alphabet; Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Clear Translucent Envelopes.

My last card is based on Stampin' Addicts Sketch Challenge #7. Anyone is welcome to play along in the sketch challenges or any of the other challenges that are posted 6 days a week. We hope you will join us!

Stamps: Oval All, Sweet Stems; Punches: Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge; Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads; white gel pen; markers; Crystal Effects



The last project is a flip mini scrapbook album. I made this for my secret sister and it was a lot more work than I thought it would be when I started. But I love how it turned out and I hope that my secret sister did too. There really isn't much to list as far as what I used. It's all card stock and Tea Party. I cut the images out of the Tea Party Paper. I did use a few punches, brads and ribbon as well.

Want to make one of your own? I got the directions from this post on Amy Celona's blog. Thanks Amy for letting me share that with everyone here.

Now for the Blog Candy: A Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II from the Hostess section of the Spring Summer Idea Book and Catalog. It contains 60 6x6 double sided sheets of printed paper in five fun colors. The Blog Candy will be randomly awarded to one lucky person who leaves a comment here and has a United States mailing address. Come back and check on Monday afternoon and I will announce the winner.

I'm happy you visited me here on stop #22, and please continue to Stop #23, my good friend and fellow Swapper's Anon Sister, Liz's Paper and Paws. Remember though, just like Cinderella at the ball, the fun ends at Midnight EDT on Saturday. For more information about the tour, visit the Parade of Paper's Chat thread in the general forums at Stampin' Addicts.

116 comments:

diane said...

You have some very cute projects. I love the altered tins.

Janine said...

Lovely!

jmniffer said...

I didn't realize this paper coordinated with the Sweet Stems stamp set. Thanks for pointing that out. Love the box and altered tin. jmniffer

Mary said...

FABULOUS projects! I find this paper difficult to work with because of all the patterns but you made it look easy!

Anne said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

just love this paper....gotta get some on my next order.
Debbie
essay18@verizon.net

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

The DVD tin is my favorite! I have never been a tin person but I think I am going to have to try this. And thank you for the link to the album directions! Great job.

Denise Taylor said...

I love your work...Loved it all .I have ordered this paper myself..CAnt wait to get it and try some of these wnoderful cards...Thanks for sharing,Denise

Janice said...

My most fav DSP! Paula, Your projects were all super great!!

KTluv said...

I love that tin. I wasn't a big fan of this paper either until I got it home and played with it. I really like it now. Thanks for sharing!!!

MaryR said...

wow - what crazy gorgeous projects - love the first card especially!

Michelle said...

Oh, your projects are so pretty!

Dawnmarie said...

I love this paper! It's one of my favorites and I really like everything you did with it!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Beautiful work Paula! I love your first card especially, but they all rock!

Mel Hopes said...

Paula! You are so inspiring! I too did not think that I liked this paper but I am loving it and now I have even more great ideas for what to do with it.

we need to go to lunch again soon!
Love ya,

carolm said...

this is one of my favorite dsp patterns and you've done just beautiful projects.

xoxo

kchristensen said...

I love this dsp! All of your projects are just fabulous!

Candace Lawlor said...

Love your designs Paula! I especially love the DVD tin, never thought about using the clear envies inside like that - thanks! Beautiful!

saucersrus said...

LOVE the mini scrapbook!!

Suzie Sheffield said...

I love the Thank You card!!!

Elizabeth said...

cute projects Paula!!

Laura said...

I love blog-hops... what a great way to find good blogs to add to my google reader! Thanks for sharing your projects.

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Mamma Sherri said...

This paper is great. The projects are really very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Primitive Seasons said...

I love the little flip album. Thanks for offering the candy.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

You, my friend are a flippin GENIUS! LOVE the Joy Fold with the TOP NOTE!

Jyll said...

Darling projects!!!!

Sharon Bridwell said...

Wow Paula, you rocked it girl! Love your projects!! Thanks for sharing!

Nan Goerlitz said...

I must say that this wasn't my "cup o' tea" DSP either, but I think you've convinced me. Beautiful projects! I think the altered tin is my favorite.

Meg Ernstrom said...

Ok, I LOVED your page! How fun was that! Thanks for inviting me on your "tour"-it gave me inspiration for some things that I'm working on! My favorites on the tour were: yours (of course-I loved those colors!), #2, #4, $9, #16

Beedubya said...

Look at you!! Paula the rockstar! Great projects, dude. I'll be picking your brand later for the DVD tin directions. TFS!

Amy said...

Paula, I love everything! The tin, the mini-scrapbook, the cards--all lovely!

Anonymous said...

Loved browsing your blog. Very cute projects. That paper is great!
stamperjf@comcast.net

Comeka said...

Great projects! I especially love your altered tin! TFS!

yaphastamps said...

What wonderful projects! I love the altered DVD tin album! And the scrapbook!

Alicia said...

I love all your projects! thanks so much for sharing!
Alicia

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

Thanks for giving us some great projects to look at!

Catrules said...

Paula awsome job sister! You did wonderful :)

JulieA said...

Beautiful! I love your scrap album. That is one gorgeous gift!

Krista said...

I love the Tea Party DSP, very nice projects.

kristi said...

Great ideas! Love the blog hop! Now I'm spending the afternoon looking at all these great projects :) kristi (brentyeager@aol.com)

Deb B said...

Paula, I just love everything you make, and these projects are no exception!! I've got to get some of those dvd tins.
Debadoo

Nicole said...

I wasn't a huge fan of this paper set before, but NOW I will just have to order it! Thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilities!!

~Q~ said...

I love the first card that you made - it is just beautiful!

Becky G said...

Great job Paula! Really like all your cards and altered items.

Dixie Finn said...

I can't pick my favorite. They are all so fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors. Wonderful job with the scrapbook.

Twila said...

SO pretty and soft. I just love the little mini scrapbook in the tin!

Sunnie Leslie said...

Very pretty projects!

sunnie_one@snet.net

Vicki said...

Your projects are really nice -- you've done a great job. Now I'm off to order some of this paper!

Kim said...

Paula everything is beautiful! Love your scrapbook tin.

Marla said...

I love the Tea Party paper, and you did outstanding work with your cards and projects! Thank you so much!

Jenn D said...

Your little flip album is too cute. All of these projects are adorable!

Angie said...

You made this paper shine!! Your flip wallet is still my favorite, but all the projects are really cute!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your projects - wasn't going to buy this paper but now you have changed my mind! Really great work!
Kate
thecutandcluckclub@yahoo.com

JenMarie said...

Wonderful creations!!!

Kathy said...

Each project seems perfectly suited to the paper you chose!!!! Just beautiful. Love each one!

Holly said...

Okay, everything you did is lovely, but I especially loved your tip about cutting embellies out of the DSP. Clever girl!

akagreenhouse said...

I really liked the projects you have shown us! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Kris said...

I love the colors in your paper and your altered tin was great. Thanks for pointing out that the paper has a stamp set that coordinates.

Jan said...

Great projects! Might have to try this paper this month!

Kris said...

That little scrapbook looked complicated, but it was so cute it seems worth trying! Thanks for the inspiration. Now I have another pack of paper on my wish list.

Becky said...

I love all your projects and have gotten inspiration from all the blog stops. Happy Mother's Day!

Barbara said...

What wonderful projects you have shared with us....thank you!! Love them all! Especially, love the album in the tin....how cute and something I haven't seen before. I feel a few CASEs coming on!!

Vicky said...

Paula, your projects are wonderful! love the little album in the tin!! TFS!vicky

Mary Davis said...

I'm with you. I just love altered tins. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Tea party is another great designer paper.

Patty said...

Paula, so pretty. Love how you folded back he DSP on your first card to show the other side.

Pammybaby said...

Absolutely beautiful projects, Paula! You are so talented!

Stamp/nScrap said...

You know, I really didn't like this paper when I first saw it, but I REALLY like everything you've done with it! The altered DVD tin album is probably my favorite, although they're all great! I may just break down and get some of this paper (and great time with SU!'s current promotion, huh?!). Cheryl

RockerJewlz said...

Wow I LOVE these colors...they are my favorite so far on this tour. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

Char in So Cal said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects.

Thanks for the op to win some YUMMY blog candy!

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

Betty Kincannon said...

Paula: I love all your projects, especially the flip mini album that you sent to your secret sister. I'm sure she loved it!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Betty
angels@gci.net

Linda E said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects. I especially love all the wonderful details on the first card.

Kat said...

Great Projects. I just love the blog hop.

Karen said...

Great projects! I liked the first card because I haven't tried that technique and I think it adds a lot of "wow" for not too much time and effort. Thanks for letting me stop and browse.

imagine.create.share. said...

Your mini flip book was awesome! I'm sure your secret sister loved it!

Barbara

Sharon Mc said...

I love the variety of your projects - great ideas!

Joyce said...

I have this PP, and appreciate all the ideas you have offered.

Jane said...

Thanks for posting. Beautiful projects!

melindabrein said...

Your flip mini scrapbook album turned out wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing the link to the instructions!! ;-) -Melinda

rush8888 said...

"tea party" - my favorite color combination...and, so versatile!

Jennifer Scull said...

such cute and bright projects with this paper pack! :)

carolb said...

Love this DP. Great projects.

Reality Show Reject said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Judy H said...

Oh this is so much fun to see all the projects from blog to blog.

Jackie Barfield said...

Love all your projects! I too haven't been a fan of this print but seeing what you did with it I might have to get some. LOL.

Lauren Y. said...

The DVD tins makes a perfecft gift for everyone (and anyone), you used the papers beautifully, great inspiration.

annesatx said...

I really like the first card you made -- and you're right, it really does show off the double-sided paper. The altered tin is great, too.

carey said...

I really like the color combos here!

Jamie said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Great projects!

Bogner's said...

I love your creations. They are just so amazing. I love the little box you made!
Rachel B

Anonymous said...

Love your projects! I have some of the Afternoon Tea papers and now I can't wait to try some of these things.
Gail S.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Terrific Projects Paula. This paper took awhile to grow on me but now that it has I'll be so sad to see it go. Thanks for sharing the flip book and it's tutorial and I really like your cut and fold trick on the first project. So simple but so effective!

Thanks for the inspiration, the paper and especially the candy :D. One can never have enough DSP!

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Gotta Hop....

Anonymous said...

I ALWAYS LOVE your projects Paula!! Thanks for the great ideas as usual!!
Jodi

Carmen said...

Great job!! How cool is the DVD holder!

jeanne nielsen said...

I love all of the projects! Thanks for sharing the link for the flip album too! I absolutely love this paper -- it's probably my fave or very close to it!

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite Desiner paper and you made the most beautiful projects with it. i can't wait to make the little scrapbook. Thanks,
geann
geannjoe@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

You amaze me; I didn't realize how versatile and fun this paper is. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas! Mary Jo (mdmjtaylor@msn.com)

Kathy Mc said...

Love the pastel colors in this paper so appreciate your different uses of it. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Hi Paula,
How can I subscribe to your blog? Love how you used the DSP for the blog hop that I am enjoying so much! Talk about creative ideas!
Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann :)

valerie said...

thanks also for letting us know sweet stems and this paper go together.really like your projects.

Debbi said...

Wonderful projects Paula! I really love the first one where you made a "window". Great idea, I'll definitely be trying that. I ♥ these colors. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. SA girls rock! Off to Liz's...

Julie A. said...

Beautiful work! I love that mini flip book album. How cute!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win:)

thearvins@verizon.net

Michelle said...

One of my favorite packs...love what you've done with it.
misha_113@yahoo.com

WebDeb said...

The window card and matchbox are adorable. Very clever projects!

Shelley said...

Great projects! This hasn't been my favorite paper but I may have to buy a pack and play!

Lisa said...

Your work is beautiful, TFS!

Darlene said...

I love how you have used this designer paper. All of your projects are great. I'll have to try the mini scrapbook.

rockinrobin721 said...

Love the paper and especially the mini scrapbook album for your Secret Sister Swap.

Kelly said...

Paula,
WOW, this paper is so pretty, and what you've done with it is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your projects in the paper parade!

HUGS!
Kelly

Beth said...

Beautiful! Love the cut-out card, very clever with the ribbon "leaves". The big shot box is sooo cute (I need to get some XL dies, the temptation is brutal, lol)! Your top note card is so dainty & sweet-I really need to ink up my Sweet Stems, it's feeling unloved! Gosh, the tin album is amazing, love the sketch challenge card & the flip mini album is adorable!! I'll shaddup now and get to posting my comment, lol. Thanks a bunch for all your inspiration!
(btw-no blog candy, please)

Sara said...

Love the projects, Paula!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the altered tin! I have bookmarked your site, I loved all your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Wood
richele44@verizon.net

Faye said...

This has been my favorite DSP but have not ordered it as I did not quite know what to do with it. Now I have some of your ideas to CASE, especially the mini scrapbook.