Friday, May 8, 2009

Patterns Designer Series Paper


Welcome to stop #9 of 24 on Stampin' Addicts' Parade of Papers blog hop! You may have just arrived from Stitchin' N Stampin' on Paper, or this may be your first stop. Either way, all the links will take you in circle, and you'll end up back where you began. But remember, these link 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 versatile Patterns Designer Series Paper. This paper is available to purchase in fourteen monochromatic colors. There are two sheets of each of the six double sided papers Today I will be featuring Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Bashful Blue. Just like all of the Designer Series Papers, it is included in Stampin' Up's May special of buy 3 get 1 free! In addition to the papers that are available for purchase there is Patterns paper that is a Level 1 Hostess Set. This hostess set is comprised of 60 sheets of 6" x 6" paper in five colors. These five colors are Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Brocade Blue, Basic Gray and Garden Green. I will show you Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal & Brocade Blue.

So before we begin, I am going to offer some blog candy. Leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite project. One lucky winner will receive all of the supplies to make my first project. (Sorry you will have to supply your own sticky strip.)


I love the Matchbox Big Shot die there are so many things that you can make with it and the boxes are so easy to put together. In addition to Designer Series Paper I used same of Stampin’ Up’s Textured cardstock which is also included in this month’s Buy 3 Get 1 Free.

Paper: Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper, Regal Rose Textured Cardstock
Accessories: Filigree Designer Brads, Pretties Halfback Pearls, Rose Red 1” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Brocade Blue 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware 1/2" Flower Brad
Tools Used: Big Shot, Matchbox Bigz XL Die



I made a gift box of cards to give a friend for her birthday. I also made fifteen 3x3 cards with envelopes to go in the box for her to use a gift enclosures. I made all of these cards & I only used one piece of Designer Series Paper & I still have some scraps to use on another project.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Birthday Wish
Paper: Riding Hood Red Patterns Designer Series Paper, Kraft Cardstock Pacific Point Cardstock, Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Pacific Point Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
Accessories: So Saffron Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Clear Rhinestone Brads
Tools Used: Big Shot, Simple Flower Embosslit Die, 3/16” Corner Rounder


My Mother-in-law just celebrated her birthday & this is the card I made for her. Since I was making a quilt I was able to use up some scrap pieces of the Designer Series Paper Level One Hostess Set. You just never know what you will be able to do with leftover pieces. (You can see all of the patterns that are included in the paper.)

Stamps: Cute & Curly, Bitty Birthday, Simply Said
Paper: Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, and Brocade Blue from Hostess set Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II, Whisper White Cardstock, Regal Rose Textured Cardstock
Ink: Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker, Almost Amethyst Classic Ink, Brocade Blue Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools Used: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Flourish Stampin’ Up Backgrounds I Texture Plate, Double Rectangle Punch, Curly Label Punch


I made this bag to give to my Mom for Mother’s Day. You may notice that the words in the stamp image are in French. This stamp is from the new Occasions Mini catalog & for the first time the French language stamps that are normally only available in Canada are available in the US. My mom & I both speak some French so I was excited to finally be able to get some French stamps.

Stamps: En Ovale (Oval All)
Paper: Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper, Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Ink: Silver Encore Ink, Elegant Eggplant Reinker
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brad, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties White Flower
Tools Used: Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch



Mother’s Day is this weekend but Father’s Day is just around the corner. This is what I came up with as a present for my Dad. I made the tie on the card using the solid piece of Designer Series Paper. I then texturized the paper using the big shot & I sanded the paper a bit to show the white core. (This is something you can only do with the Designer Series Paper since our cardstocks are colored all the way through.)

Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy Cardstock, Thick Window Sheets
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Basic Back Stampin’ Write Marker, Not Quite Navy Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Silver Brads
Tools Used: Big Shot, Box #2 Bigz XL Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Sanding Block, Small Dots Stampin’ Up Backgrounds I Texture Plate



I hope you liked my projects & you enjoy the blog hop. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Your next stop is Patti's blog A Touch From the Heart featuring more colors of Patterns Designer Series Paper. Hope you come back and visit again!

If you would like to come and chat with any of the bloggers from this blog hop we can be found HERE.

74 comments:

Sharon Bridwell said...

Great projects!! Love the chest of drawers!

Catrules said...

Great projects! Everything was cute!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

So cute! LOVE your tie card!

Janine said...

Love your projects!

Anne said...

Tough choice! I liked all of your projects, but the matchbox drawers and the mother's day bag were my fav's

saucersrus said...

Love the patch work Top Note!!! I need to use up my scraps :)
Thanks

Mary said...

I love how you showcased how the different colors of the patterns paper can work together too! GREAT projects! I love the clear #2 box with the simple band around it!

MaryR said...

beautiful projects - love the matchbox dresser and the bag in a box - beautiful

Debbi said...

Great projects Kat! I really enjoyed the quilted top note and tie cards. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. SA girls Rock! Off to Patti's....

WebDeb said...

That card with the tie -- LOL! My dad loved peppermint, too. A gigantic bag was always an appropriate gift!

Patti Chesky said...

Great job on all the projects. I really like the Father's Day tie card and the chest of drawers!! Have a great weekend!!!

yaphastamps said...

These are fantastic projects! Love the drawers, love the bag in the box, love the quilt, and especially the 3x3 notecard set!

Dawnmarie's Blog said...

Love the father's day card! That tie is such a cute idea!

Lisa said...

Fantastic projects! I love that little matchbox "tower"!

kchristensen said...

I definitely love the matchbox chest of drawers!

carolm said...

love the quilt card run through the big shot. very cute.

all of the projects are.

xox

JulieA said...

Love it! You did a great job on these projects. I especially love that matchbox drawers set. Too cute!

Paula said...

Love everything. And I love this paper!!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas on how to use it!

Candace Lawlor said...

Love these projects. You did an awesome job of showcasing the versatility of the Patterns DSP. Especially love the top note quilt card. Beautiful!

Beedubya said...

Very cute projects Kat! TFS!

Amy said...

Great job! Love the gift box!

Holly said...

What fun projects! I think my faves are the quilt card and the Father's Day card. . . .

LeAnne Smith said...

I love all the projects but am thoroughly amazed that you made 15 cards with one sheet of paper! That's so awesome!!

Comeka said...

What great projects! I especially love the little chest! So cute!

Kim said...

Oh Wow! All so cute! Love your Dad days card and gift. i may have to do your card with my club.

thestampinglady said...

Great blog hop with great projects. I really love the quilt card! Have an awesome weekend. dar

Deb B said...

Wow kat everything was so adorable. I really love the 3x3's and gift box, cuz I'm just stupid over that flower embosslit, but the matchbox drawers have to be my fav!! I don't have the die so I'll have to break down and do some the old fashioined way one day.
Debadoo

Jill said...

I love the projects...mmm..but maybe the matchbox drawers. This is so fun - Thanks!

Jenn D said...

What cute projects. I just love the tie card!

~Q~ said...

I love the quilt card because I'm a quilter... the colors are just fantastic!

Kristi Y said...

All are cute. Love the dresser drawers!

-Kristi (brentyeager@aol.com)

Dixie Finn said...

I really love the chest of drawers. Fantastic project.

RockerJewlz said...

I love the bag you made the most...a great shape!

Angie said...

I love your projects, especially the Father's day set! Great job and fun post to read.
Thanks for your support of Stampin Addicts!
fingers inky girl (angie)

Shelley said...

Love your ideas! The tie on the card is just GREAT!

Vicky said...

Kat,
love the great Father's day ideas, tfs!
Vicky

Janis in Indiana said...

I, too, love the little drawers. So cute!

manybooks said...

Cool projects - the Mother's Day bag is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Stamp/nScrap said...

Love the Father's Day tie card!

Char in So Cal said...

XOXOX the Matchbox Big Shot creation!! Soooooooooo cute!

Thanks for the op to win some YUMMY blog candy!

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

Linda E said...

They are all great projects. I especially love the box of cards. It's such a nice way to package a set of cards you're giving as a gift.

Caryl P said...

I love the box and card set, what a good idea.

Beverly said...

I loved them all but probably the chest of drawers the best.
Great job!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Ooooh! I cannot WAIT to get that matchbox die! Great work!

Joyce said...

The little chest is just too cute! Great job!

Sharon Mc said...

Love the way you did the tie on the Father's Day card! Thanks for sharing!

melindabrein said...

I have to say my fav is the chest of drawers! So cute!!! -Melinda

KatheD said...

I love your Top Note quilt card - I've seen them everywhere (it seems) but this is the first one I saw with texture - what a great idea!

rush8888 said...

i love boxes...so, your first project with the stack of matchboxes is the best!!!

carolb said...

I love what you did with the matchbox die. So cute and useful!

Julie A. said...

It's so hard to pic one favorite. They are all cute. I love the Birthday gift box with cards, the bag and the Father's Day card. Very nice work!

Reality Show Reject said...

I love the gift box. It's too cute! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Cool projects! Love your chest of drawers. Great color combinations.

Beth said...

drawers cards quilt bag tie

Everything is wonderful! The drawers are too cute & I love the gift box of cards. Great colors in your quilt card and the bag is beautiful. Your tie card is fabulous! I think that one's my fave-it's just so fun! TFS

annesatx said...

Love the green bag you made for your mother. All your projects are adorable, though. Thanks for sharing.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

They all look like fun but I have to say the matchbox drawers are my favorite. I just can't get enough of that die :D

Gotta Hop....Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the project.

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Kelly said...

SUPER cute projects! The Father's Day ensemble is great!

HUGS!
Kelly

Watcher2001 said...

All of the projects are cool! My favorite, though, would be the mother's day bag. I am just drawn to the colors. TFS!

Cheri L said...

That purse/bag is gorgeous! Hope you share the tutorial.....please????

Beautiful work.

Mary said...

The projects are all great, but I like th bag in a box best. And the french words are fun. Thanks.

Ruth said...

I love quilting cards. The pieces are great and the Top Note makes it sooooo easy. Thanks for sharing.

Carmen said...

Great job on each of your projects .. thanks for the Father's Day ideas too!

Pammybaby said...

Love your projects and you did a terrific job of showcasing the Patterns Papers!

Anonymous said...

Love the chest of drawers, but the box of gift cards is my favorite!! I can see using them all. Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo (mdmjtaylor@msn.com)

vlinn60 said...

all your projects are great but i really like the quilt card and chest of draws the best.very creative.thanks for the ideas.

Twila said...

Very cute projects! Love your dad card and the little stack of drawers. THanks for all your creativity!

imagine.create.share. said...

I love all your projects, but the first one has to be my favorite!

Chrissy said...

I love the chest too! Cute cute!

Tina said...

Awesome father's day card and other projects. this is such a treat to see all the great projects!

misha_113@yahoo.com said...

Love the card box and cards. I just got the pattern pack, can't wait to play.

stampmiser said...

I love your projects - especially the tie card. The "tie tack" is just perfect!

Karen said...

I think my favorite was the little chest of drawers, but my next favorite was the bag you did for your mom. You did a super job on all of the projects. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

hart2heart said...

I love the matchbox drawers and the gift box of cards. All of your projects are fantastic! Amy (hart2heart@ameritech.net)

Anonymous said...

I just love the chest of drawers....please how do I get the pattern for it?