Fri 8 May 2009
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Welcome to stop #7 of 24 on Stampin’ Addicts‘ Parade of Papers blog hop! You may have just arrived from Stamps & Whiskers, or this may be your first stop. Either way, all the links will take you in a circle, and you’ll end up back where you began. But remember, these links will disappear at midnight on Sunday night! Be sure to bookmark or subscribe to the blogs that you love! You’ll find the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post.
I am excited to be featuring the beautiful Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. It coordinates with Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip. Just like all of the Designer Series Papers, it is included in Stampin’ Up’s May special of buy 3 get 1 free!
This adorable matchbox is the perfect size to hold four Hershey nuggets. The matchbox cover is Bella Rose paper punched with the scallop oval punch. A window sheet lines the inside of the hole, for a sneak-peak of the yummy treat inside! Each nugget is wrapped in a 1″ x 3″ strip of the Bella Rose paper.
Since May is National Scrapbooking Month, I used the Bella Rose paper and some of Stampin’ Up’s fabulous textured card stock (also included in the sale) to make this adorable mini scrapbook! Check back on Monday, and I will post the link to the tutorial. This first picture shows the scrapbook closed.
When you open it up, there are two fold-out sections that are each tied shut.
Here is a picture of the two sides opened up. It is ready to hold 8 or more pictures, then folds up neatly once again! By using the Bella Rose paper, I know that all of the different patterns will coordinate beautifully together. Stampin’ Up takes the guesswork out of mixing patterns and colors by including 12 different patterns in each of their packs of Designer Series Paper! It’s like Geranimals for grown-ups!
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffetta, Scallop Border Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig
The Designer Series Paper can, of course, be used to make some fabulous cards. The last project that I want to show you is a gift bag with coordinating cards. (Check back on Monday, and I will post the link to the tutorial.)
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Matchbox Die (for the tags), Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
The cards inside it came together quickly and easily. I love not having to worry about color combinations!
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Matchbox Die (for the tag), Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon