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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.


Paper: Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Riding Hood Red Card Stock
Accessories: Matchbox Bigz XL Die, Big Shot, Window Sheets, Scallop Oval Punch

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!

cimg7838Stamps: 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.)

cimg7851Stamps: 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!

cimg7847Stamps: Oval All
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

cimg7849Stamps: Elegant Thank You
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss,
Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch

cimg7850Stamps: 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

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come back and visit again soon. Your next stop is Kim’s Stitchin’ n Stampin’ on Paper featuring the adorable Candy Lane Designer Series Paper.


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I’m busy getting ready for Stampin’ Addicts Parade of Papers blog hop that starts Friday morning, so I thought you might enjoy watching a video! This fabulous video from Stampin’ Up features three great scrapbooking ideas:


Want to see some more videos? Try these:

Don’t forget to check back Friday morning at 8am for the blog hop! It will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

(Thank you to Michelle Laycock for making these buttons available to Stampin’ Up demonstrators for free!)

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Wow are there some amazing Stampin’ Up specials for May!

1. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper–including Specialty Designer Series paper–or 12″ x 12″ textured card stock and get one FREE! (You’ll see all of these great papers in the Parade of Papers coming next weekend.)

2. Become a demonstrator for only $75 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit! (You can sign up online by clicking Join Now, my password is SUwithYapha.)

3. Buy the new Jumble Alphabet stamp set–a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog–at 20% off!

Item Description Regular Price Sale Price
115199 Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted) $43.95 $35.16

With so many great offers to choose from, your scrapbooking possibilities are endless! Visit my website to order or contact me for more details.

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I am so excited for tonight! We are going to be making the coolest thing! It is a scrapbook that folds up into a box. It is also known as an explosion box. And it is a Mother’s Day present for my mom. (So, Mom, if you are reading this, DON’T LOOK!) I saw this on the brilliant and creative Amy Bell’s blog. She was kind enough to include directions as well, so I won’t repeat them here. But I do have them typed up into a Word document, so if you would like me to email them to you, just let me know.

Here is the outside of the box:


This is the box opened up.  Each of the flaps in the center lift up, and you can add photos or other embellishments.


Here is the finished box, open. I printed all of my pictures in sepia, so they would better match the chocolate chip in the box. (Thanks for the great idea, Sandi!) I added a few embellishments, but not too many because I didn’t want to overshadow the pictures.

box3I included 12 pictures, just on the front of each flap. You could easily put in 24 by using both sides.

Paper: 12×12 Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot Scallop Circle #2, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Corduroy Buttons (Summer Sun), Button Latte, Flower Assortment Brads

It is a great box, and makes a fabulous gift for any occasion!

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rub-on-picture-in-eng1From November 10-30, get 20% off all Rub-Ons when you spend $20 on Stampin’ Up! products.

For only $8.76 per package (regularly $10.95), you can get any of Stampin’ Up!’s fun and unique Rub-Ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting projects, and more!

See the flyer for more information. Contact me today to place your order, or order directly from my website.

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