The was my Parage of Papers Blog Hop project – a group of 24 Demonstrators got together and we each chose a pack of DSP to create 4-6 items from – I chose Washington Apple and it is one of my favorites from this catalog as it is sooo versatile – as you will see from my projects I have used just this one package of DSP to create different looks – from elegant and feminine to bright, bold & fun and on to soft & subtle – what a wide variety of things you can make from one little pack of paper – and I have leftovers too :-)

Elegant, Floral & Feminine…

The first item I would like to show you is the cute Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook – this wonderful book is made from just 3 sheets of 12×12 cardstock and 5 sheets of Designer Series Paper which makes it a very inexpensive scrapbook to make – it opens out and out again several times until it lays flat and holds lots of photographs – it is perfect for family and end of year teacher gifts and makes one very compact, easy to travel with cute album and it is sooo easy and fun to make…

I chose So Saffron Textured Cardstock for the base and chose the red, orange and saffron floral patterned papers to give an elegant and feminine look that would be a perfect gift for Grandma, Mom or a teacher. The securing ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta – you could add extra embellishments as you like – you really can make this album suitable for any occasion.

To save space on my blog, I have a link to the tutorial for the Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook which you can find by clicking here

Here are some more photos of the inner layers…behind the flaps are large areas to put photos and you can also put them on and behind the doors…

My next project continues the elegant and feminine theme…it is a Pouch Card that is perfect for housing a surprise such as a sachet of cocoa or you could adapt it to become a get well soon card and put a chicken cup-a-soup sachet in it instead…or a herbal tea bag would be another idea…

I chose Riding hood Red Textured Cardstock for the card base and again the red, orange and saffron floral paper – I cut out some orange flowers from scrap sheets and adhered them onto the matching papers on the paper using a dimensional and sprinkled red glitter onto the centers of them to give a little feature that lifts from the page. I stamped the sentiment from a stamp in the set Oval All in Tangerine Tango Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it onto the Scalloped Oval that I punched out of Tangerine Tango Cardstock – I tied around a piece of 5/8″ Satin Whisper White Ribbon, all of which you can find in the Occasions Mini, and tied a knot in front to finish it off – below you can see photographs of it holding the sachet of cocoa…

Bold, Bright & Fun…

For my next project, I decided to change the look – I decided to go bold and bright and created a fun Art Journal that would be perfect for a little girl who loves to draw and color…and Washington Apple contains papers that make it easy for you to do this….

I chose to use the fabulous spiral bound On Board Art Journal as my base book onto which I adhered strips of Riding Hood Red Textured Cardstock down each side and a bold floral patterned paper between them – to get the perfect top edge to fit into the spirals, I used my Spiral Punch on the floral paper and the punched edge fits just perfectly :-)

I took a piece of Tangerine Tango Cardstock and cut it to fit the front – I used my Spiral Punch to give the edges some texture. I made the word My by taking some letters from On Board Loads of Letters and painting them with blue acrylic paint – I made the word Art by using some Sticky Cuts Letters and sprinkled on red glitter. I finished my book off by tying ribbons onto the spirals – I used 5/8″ Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Riding Hood Red Taffeta and 1/4″ Grosgrains in Bashful Blue and So Saffron…isnt it cute? Those sparkly letters really shimmer and shine :-)

Soft, Subtle & all about Baby…

And onto my final items where I am changing the theme again to a soft and subtle look that I used to create a shower gift for a new mommy – a decorated Metal Tin containing a Stack of Thank You Cards for her to use…

The Tin is an empty Flower Fusion Tin that I had and I cut a piece of blue patterned paper from Washington Apple to fit the lid of it – I adhered strips to the sides also. The letters are from On Board Loads of Letters and I coated them with Whisper White Craft Ink Refill onto which I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I attached 5/8″ Satin Whisper White and 1/4″ Bashful Blue to the top onto which I adhered buttons from Button Latte.

The Card uses a base of Bashful Blue with layers of Shimmery White and DSP – the giraffe is from the Wild About You stamp set and is stamped using Bashful Blue Ink – the edge is created using the Eyelet Border Punch. A piece of Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware holds the sentiment and the ribbon is threaded through it…what a cute and perfect new baby or baby shower gift which you could easily adapt to become a baby girl or bridal shower gift by using different DSP :-)

Parade of Papers Blog Hop is Here!
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188 thoughts on “Parade of Papers Blog Hop is Here!

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Your projects are all amazing! I love how you cut out extra flowers on the pouch card and popped them up! Great idea!

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I just love each of your projects! Very nice job!
    I would have to say that my favorite is the Flappy Scrappy scrapbook!
    Thanks so much for sharing! I am so happy to have found your blog!

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:44 am

    The Flappy Scrapbook is gorgeous! Will have to attempt to duplicate altho it won’t look as pretty as yours. On to the next stop…

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Love the baby tin & thank you card set! Love how you went from bright & bold to soft & subtle with just one pack of papers!!

  • May 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Great job! I loved everything so glad you were part of our blog hop!

  • May 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    These are so fun and cute! Great job! I love the baby set the best, but it was hard to decide.

  • May 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I love your punch art birthday card way to cute

  • May 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hi! I found your site thanks to the blog hop link from Janine’s site. My favorite project was the scrapbook because my favorite SU! product is the Washington Apple paper. Great colors!

  • May 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    That Punch Art Card is possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Adorable.

  • May 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    thanks so much for showing great stuff w/ the Washington Apple DSP — I love the flappy scrappy scrapbook. very nice

  • May 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I love the Art Journal, and my second favorite is the Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook.

  • May 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I really like the sesame street card. I think any little kid that gets that will love it.

  • May 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Sesame Street Punch art – so clever! Thanks for sharing.

  • May 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I love the pouch card! Great for a quick gift.

  • May 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I love the giraffe card- love the layout and I love blue!!!
    Shellymc2@comcast dot net

  • May 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The tin of Baby Thank yous is beautiful A wonderful gift

  • May 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    wow great job on everything!! It’s a toss up between the baby card tin and the flappy scrappy book, but since I’ve been wanting to make a flappy scrappy I’ll go with that as my fav!! It’s all beautiful.

  • May 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Wow – Your parade is so much fun, and you did such a fantastic job with all your projects. Well, I think the Flappy Scrappy scrapbook might be my favorite, but it’s hard to say – they’re all great.

  • May 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Thanks for sharing your projects on this blog hop. How fun! My favorite is the punch art card. So cute!!

  • May 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I am in love with the art journal, my daughter would seriously love that, because even at age 6 (turning 6 tomorrow) she is a fantastic illustrator, no joke!!

    I love this paper set, it is my favorite because it is so versatile!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Nicole

  • May 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I really like the flappy scrappy scrapbook…but I also adored how you 3-D the front of the pouch card…so smart.

  • May 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful projects all across the board. I love the punch art card best, I think.

  • May 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you so much for your fantastic projects!! You are so creative.

  • May 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Sarah! You did a fantastic job on your projects! This is another one of my favorite papers! My favorite is going to have to be the art journal and I know a little girl who is going to squeal with delight when I make her one! Thanks for the ideas!

  • May 8, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Sarah you did a great job. Love your projects. I’m going to have to say my fav is the little art journal and I know a little girl that is going to be so happy when I make her one! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • May 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    My favorite project is the pouch card but all the projects are great. Thanks for sharing

  • May 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I love the album — great job.

    This blog hop is just so much fun!

  • May 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    What wonderul projectsa for this paper. v I love them all! Teh baby tin is my favorite, tho.

  • May 8, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite is the Pouch Card. I like to give little gifts to people, and this is something quick and easy to do, and you can insert all kinds of things. Diane from Arizona

  • May 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I like the 2 different versions of paper you used. The first set is so bright and cheerful.

  • May 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I love your baby tin – what a great gift for a new mom but my absolute fav was the flappy scrapbook. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  • May 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    All of your creations are great. I especially liked your pouch card. What a nice little something to receive!

  • May 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I adore the art journal. Thanks for the opportunity!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • May 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    What neat projects! Your baby thank you tin is adorable–but my absolute favorite item is your flappy scrappy scrapbook!

  • May 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Flappy scrappy scrapbook is my favorite but it was hard to choose the projects were all awesome. Thanks for sharing.


  • May 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    The Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook is my favorite. The pouch card was a close runner up. Great job.

    cardmaker2day at yahoo dot com

  • May 8, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Sarah I love your flappy scrappy scrapbook. The choice of paper just makes me smile. Beautiful work.

  • May 8, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I am having a hard time picking just one favorite. But I think it is the pouch card. no wait, maybe it’s the art journal. no, no, it’s the baby tin and cards. Yes. (It’s all of them!)

  • May 8, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    My favorite is the cute Punch Art Birthday Card incorporating those adorable Sesame Street characters. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    The Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook is my favorite! I might need to get that DSP this month! I havne’t used it yet! Thanks for the great samples.

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    the Punch Art Birthday Card is my favorite! My nephew loves Sesame Street!

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I like the baby thanks card because that giraffe is soooo cute.

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I love your flappy scrappy scrapbook, so cute, I just ordered this paper and am now so very glad I did! TFS

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Girl…your making us pick just one from all these FAB projects….its a tie between the Baby tin and the Flappy Scrappy…but since you provided a tutorial I will go with the tin, I think…YIKES! I dont know which to choose…thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies…crossing my fingers!

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    OMG! They are ALL wonderful!…do I really have to choose?!!! You’ve done such a fabulous job of sharing your amazing creations! The Sesame Street card is just adorable….sadly, my kids are no longer young enough to create this for. BUT, I just KNOW that some of my customers will love it!!

  • May 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Your Flappy Scrappy album is darling! I love the paper you chose, it’s so versatile, one of my favorites!

  • May 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I love all the projects you created. My favorite is the Art Journal. I love the way you used the paper on this.

  • May 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    It’s so hard to choose but I love your Sesame Street card. My son loved Sesame Street when he was a toddler. I still love it and make all my nieces and nephews cards with those characters on the card. Thanks for sharing.

  • May 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    My favorite was your adorable giraffe baby card.  Your blog has been added to my favs. Continuing on with the parade……

  • May 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Love all of your projects. Great job showcasing the DSP. My fave is the baby thank you cards with tin.

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