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 :-)

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

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I love the pouch card.
    It can be used for most anything.

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    They are all super projects! Love the baby tin with cards!

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Wow!!! I love love love the Flappy Scrappy book… It is so adorable!!! I would love to have a chance to win and learn to do that!!

  • May 8, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Everything is so cute, but my fave is ‘Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook’. I made one of these flip scrapbooks last fall and they are so fun to make! Love yours! Enjoyed visiting your blog – I’ll be back!

  • May 9, 2009 at 12:43 am

    The “my art” journal…although it was tough to select just one…nice work.

  • May 9, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I love the pouch card and the baby items :0)

    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}

  • May 9, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Sarah: You have a wonderful blog and all your projects are great!! I really love the Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook.

    Thanks for sharing and being part of the tour.

  • May 9, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects. I think I love the punch card the best. I have two new nephews so I’m going to be needing some kid’s birthday cards!

  • May 9, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Really like everything but the Punch Art Birthday Card is really cute….

  • May 9, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Great Projects. I just love this blog hop

  • May 9, 2009 at 7:00 am

    So much cute stuff!!! If I have to pick just one then I would have to say that it’s the pocket card. Great idea!

  • May 9, 2009 at 7:23 am

    I love them all! If I had to pick, I guess it would be the Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook cuz I’ve never made that before. Thanks for the great blog candy!!!!

    Chris D.

  • May 9, 2009 at 8:22 am

    OH MY! How cute is the tin of Baby Thank Yous! What a wonderful gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing! I can’t wait to be a regular follower of your blog – I love your stamping style.

  • May 9, 2009 at 8:24 am

    As I looked at each project, I kept thinking, “Oh, that’s my favorite!” right to the very end. So my “favorite favorite” is the metal tin filled with baby note cards. I do not have this paper and didn’t realize how versatile it was until you showcased it so beautifully. Thanks!!

  • May 9, 2009 at 8:51 am

    My favorite is the Art Journal! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work!

  • May 9, 2009 at 8:53 am

    My favorite is the Art Journal! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful projects!


  • May 9, 2009 at 9:12 am

    What a hard decision to make, they are all wonderful. But I really loved the Art Journal.

  • May 9, 2009 at 9:14 am

    The Flappy Scrappy scrapbook is my favorite! I had to go look again and it was so hard to decide – they’re all fantastic!!

  • May 9, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I really loved the pouch card. I would have so many uses for it! The colors, as you made it, are so cheerful and happy.


  • May 9, 2009 at 9:42 am

    The baby giraffe card is just darling. My favorite@!

  • May 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I love your art journal. My 5 year old daughter draws everyday (she gets that from daddy – not me!). I know what she’ll be getting the next time she deserves a treat!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • May 9, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I love all of them. But since I have to choose one as my favorite I love Flappy Scrappy.
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  • May 9, 2009 at 10:22 am

    They are all Awesome! I really had a hard time chosing between the flappy scrappy scrapbook and the Sesame street card. since I am the proud Nana of a 2 yr. old both would be perfect for Cadence. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  • May 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Flappy scrappy scrapbook…Thats my fave….Can I get A WOW on that one….Love it Loveit…Thanks so much..Denise

  • May 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

    The Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook is my favorite!! ;-) -Melinda

  • May 9, 2009 at 11:13 am

    oh my goodness, that baby tin is just adorable! but all of your projects are so nice! :)

  • May 9, 2009 at 11:19 am

    the Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook is my favorite…something other than a card! i also like the way you used the punches.

  • May 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I enjoyed all your creative ideas; but my fav is the pouch. Love the detailing with the raised flowers.

  • May 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Love the pouch card. It has do many uses.

  • May 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    All of your projects were great. My favorite is the flappy scrappy scrapbook. This is my very first blog hop and it is Sooooo fun! Thank you for sharing! :) Becky (

  • May 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I really like the flappy scrappy scrapbook. (I tried to post a comment once before and I don’t see it here so if I have two sorry, I am a newbie!) Thanks so much for sharing! Becky (pbrobinson1 at myfairpoint dot net)

  • May 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I love the baby tin and thank you cards! So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  • May 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    My favorite was the pouch card.

    Thanks for the blog and doing a great job on all the projects.

  • May 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Love the art journal!! Thanks for sharing.

  • May 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Do I get all the projects because I LOVE THEM ALL? : )
    I trule like all those, but especialy amazed about the metel tin and the thank you card set. I think you give this sunny happy designer paper another great use for such a sweet & lovely baby gift. Great job!

  • May 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    The pouch card is my favorite! How can you look at that and not be happy! But you’ve done a great job with all of your items – gorgeous!

  • May 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Love the Sesame Street card!! Clever use of the scallop punch!

  • May 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Loved the punch art birthday card. I’ll have to remember that one for a grand child’s birthday. Thanks for sharing.

  • May 9, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    My favorite is the card to hold hot chocolate packets, etc. All the projects are great, though. Thanks!

  • May 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to be entered in your blog candy drawing, but not if I have to choose a favorite project, because they are all too cute! The Baby Thank You & matching tin are precious; the art journal is great; I love punch art, so the Sesame Street card is too fun; your pouch card is fabulous-I love how you accented the flowers with the cut out DSP; but if I have to choose a project to receive if I win, I suppose I would choose the flappy scrappy scrapbook, because it's just cool. Thanks for sharing all your projects along the parade.


  • May 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I love the baby thank you cards – very cute!

  • May 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I absolutely love ALL of your projects, but if I had to choose just one, it would be the art journal. You ae very talented! Thanks for sharing!

  • May 9, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    My favorite item was the pouch card. I love to do cards that you add a ‘mini’ gift, like cocoa packet or tea. I never thought to get Washington Apple DSP but have to rethink again. Thanks for the great job with the parade of papers.

  • May 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Oooo, I love the metal tin with the cards! So adorable =) Keep up the amazing work and thanks!

  • May 9, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    All your projects are just wonderful. My favorite would be the Flappy Scrappy Scrapbook but it was hard to decide because they are all so good!
    funstampin @ cox. net

  • May 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    They are all sooo nice….but my favorite is the baby thank you tin! A neat and useful way to use those tins.

  • May 9, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I made the flip album as per the directions you gave, from To the Nines DSP. It turned out really cool! I will post it to Stampin’ Addicts when I get it done. Thanks!

  • May 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I love this DSP. Thanks for the ideas. The Flappy Scrap book will be coming soon to a home near me. Thank you.

  • May 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Love the ART JOURNAL. It’s so funny because I’ve been working with Washington Apple papers all morning creating a box and some notecards for Mother’s Day gift to my MIL. Now I’ll have to order another package, if I don’t win, to make your fab creations. lol

  • May 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I loved your “Art Journal”. the on-board book looks great!!

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