Back again!

The blog hop has ended — thank you so much for your visit!Β Β  But I’ve brought back my projects for you to look at — watch for more details on each project in the days to come.

As you know, each stop along our Parade of Papers tour featured projects created by a talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator made with SU!’s Designer Series Paper. And to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Designer Series Papers and textured 12″ x 12″ solid card stock are Buy 3 get 1 Free throughout the month of May — no limit!

bella-bleu-paper1Let me introduce you to the projects I’ve created with one of my favorite papers ever: Bella Bleu (click sample at right for details).

Project #1: Best Wishes Iris Fold Card — Surprisingly simple! You will find tutorials on this technique on the web, or come back here next week.



Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Oval All (Occasions Mini)

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP

Other: Large Oval Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Project #2: Expansion Wallet — Inspired by Holley Tondre. Measuring just 4″ square, this would be excellent for a gift of 3″ x 3″ cards, a mini scrapbook, a booklet of “honey do” coupons, or just a wad of cash!



Stamps: Friends 24-7

Ink: Basic Brown

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP

Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter, Coluzzle Cutting System,Taffeta Ribbon (Kraft), Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, hook-and-loop fastener

Project #3: Panels Card — The perfect way to use up scraps!


Stamps: Lovely Letters

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP

Other: Big Shot and Matchbox Bigz XL Die, 1ΒΌ” Circle and Designer Label Punches, Hodgepodge Hardware (Styled Vanilla)

Project #4: Always Box — Inspired by Mary Ellen Stites. This box reminds me of God’s faithfulness; each panel of the fold-out insert contains verses from Psalm 23 (The Message).



Stamps: Always

Ink: Not Quite Navy (Classic and Craft)

Paper: Bella Bleu, Naturals Ivory, Kraft

Other: Big Shot and Matchbox Die, Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Clear) and Heat Tool, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, Taffeta Ribbon (Kraft), Vintage Brad (Antique Brass)

Project #5: Pretty Card — Just in case you thought Bella Bleu was pretty monochromatic, here’s a card that uses one of two beautiful yellow and white damask patterns.


Stamps: Bloomin’ Beautiful

Ink: StazOn Jet Black

Paper: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper, Bella Bleu DSP

Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter, 1″ Circle Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Classy Brass Template (Punches Plus), Eyelet Border Punch, Organza Ribbon (Whisper White), Pretties Kit

I’m so glad you visited me!Β  For more inspiration and information on future blog hops, visit Stampin’ Addicts.

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82 Responses to Back again!

  1. Wow, great projects! Love them all.

  2. Wow, great projects! Love them all.

  3. Wow, great projects! Love them all.

  4. Wow, great projects! Love them all.

  5. Wow, great projects! Love them all.

  6. Wow, great projects! Love them all.

  7. Lyssa says:

    These are amazing! I am going to do the panel card with all my leftover Raspberry Tart (when I can stand to look at it again).
    I really love the Bible verse fold out thingy too. And please say you are going to post directions for the Expansion Wallet!! That is too cute!

  8. Stamper Jill says:

    Love these projects! – any chance you could share directions on the expansion wallet and the always box? (you know me – love those “anything but a card” projects)

  9. Denise Taylor says:

    I just love your work…I hope you will give directions for the wallet and thepanel card and the always box..Love the thought of putting Bible verses in it…JUst love it..Thanks Denise

  10. Janice says:


  11. Mary Brown says:

    WOW!!! I was going to comment how much I loved your first project but then I looked at your second one. Then I was going to commend about that one, but then I saw your third one…well…you get the idea…they are ALL FABULOUS!!!

  12. Katie W says:

    That iris fold card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. MaryR says:

    i love your scripture pull out box, but my favorite is the so saffron card!

  14. dmdezigns says:

    Love the iris fold card – it’s wonderful! Actually, I love them all – great job!

  15. rhondag says:

    Wow! You Rock! I LOVE your creations and plan to be back for your Iris fold tutorial….that’s my 4th for my June technique class. Thank you so much! The matchbox is fab too!

  16. Karen Christensen says:

    I love the expansion wallet. I hope you show us how you made it.

  17. just beautiful projects. i’m lovin’ these blog hops!

    thanx. xoxo

  18. Love your projects. I especially love the way you showcased the yellow at the end – up until now I don’t think I had realized there was yellow in the paper and it’s such a beautiful card that you’ve made with it. Wow!

  19. Amy Saucer says:

    LOVE the Iris Fold Card!!

  20. Patti Chesky says:

    I love all of the projects, but the expansion wallet is too cute!!! I am going to give this one a try.

  21. Lisa (cat) says:

    Debra, everything is GORGEOUS! I hope you will consider posting instructions for the expansion wallet soon! I would LOVE to CASE that for my Godson’s graduation next month!

  22. Jyll Curran says:

    Dang it! Now, I have to go buy that paper!!

  23. KatheD says:

    Very nice work – this is one of my favorite paper sets – I think you’ve showed it to great advantage. πŸ™‚

  24. Brandi says:

    Fantastic! i love that accordian folder! TFS!

  25. amysings says:

    That expansion wallet is gorgeous! Great work!

  26. Comeka says:

    Your projects are beautiful! And I love, love, LOVE your expansion wallet! Great Job!

  27. Yapha says:

    What fabulous projects you did! I love that panel card!

  28. Julie says:

    Cute projects! I was trying to resist this DSP, but you’re making it difficult! πŸ™‚ Great job!

  29. Elaine says:

    Very nice work

  30. Deb B says:

    This really is gorgeous paper and you did amazing things with it!! I love the expandable wallet, and the Psalms 23 matchbox. Also love the semi circle piercing on the yellow card. Ok, ya caught me, I love it all!! lol

  31. ~Q~ says:

    Great projects! I love the expansion box !

  32. Marilyn Wolk says:

    Your cards, portfolio, and box are wonderful. I would love to see instructions on your construction of the portfolio and the prayer matchbox. What is the source for your Psalms 23 prayer? I’ve never seen that version before.

  33. Twila Davis says:

    Your projects are great. Love the calming feel of this paper. Great butterfly card using the Iris Fold. Love your little prayer box too!

  34. Kim says:

    Al so beautiful! Love the iris foldig on card #1. The insert in #4 is so beautiful!

  35. Rhonda L. says:

    Fabulous! Love the scripture box and your paper piercing is grand!

  36. Wonderful projects, hard to pick a fav! But, the matchbox with the prayer would have to be at the top for me, it’s such a personal thing and I can think of a few friends right off that it would be perfect for! Thanks for sharing and great job showing off your paper!
    Also, thank you very much for your support of Stampin Addicts!
    fingers inky girl (angie)

  37. Jenn D says:

    The iris fold is stunning and I love the little accordian envelope. Fabulous projects!

  38. Nancy Fair says:

    Debra, your blog is new to me, but I love your classy projects with this classy DSP, and I’ve added you to my blog reader. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Holly says:

    Goodness! I am not at all a ‘blue’ person–but your work has made me fall in love with this paper! So, so pretty! I especially love your 23 Psalm matchbox.

  40. Tonya Allen says:

    You did a great job on all the projects! I really like the expansion wallet!

  41. Vicky Kahlandt says:

    Debra, I love your expansion wallet, very nice work.

  42. BarbaraD says:

    WOW! These are ALL fabulous!! Gorgeous, every one! This blog hop is amazing.

  43. Love all your projects. Please share the directions for the Expansion Wallet. That is my favorite and would be great for graduation gifts.

  44. pattydeon says:

    Beautiful work. The pretty card is beautiful. And the expansion wallet is cool.

  45. Karen B says:

    I absolutely love the accordian wallet. Wow, what a great project.

  46. Your expansion wallet sure is cute! I bought this paper but haven’t opened it yet. Seeing your projects, I should open it up and get crafting! Thanks for sharing.

  47. Char in So Cal says:

    You have a lovely stamping style. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects. They are simply gorgeous!

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

  48. Christyne says:

    Such great projects! I especially love the matchbox filled with bible verses. My sister has a birthday coming up and it would be just PERFECT for her!

  49. Kat says:

    Great projects. I just love this blog hop.

  50. Karen Kerr says:

    I loved your samples. The pocket expansion was new to me, so I have another new project to try. Thank you for sharing!

  51. Barbara Dykhouse says:

    I especially loved projects #4 and #5. Beautiful work!

  52. Carol says:

    I love this paper too, and I really admire your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  53. Sharon says:

    I LOVE the expandable pocket – will you be posting a how-to? Thanks for sharing!!

  54. I do love the wallet. Cool!

  55. Jane Gegel says:

    I love the Always box. What a great idea!

  56. strongcanadianbeauty says:

    These projects are sooooo pretty!!!! I like them all but I must say that I *love* the layout on the last card and the paper piercing!!!!

  57. Wonderful projects. I love that little matchbox. It’s a pleasure blog hopping with you!

  58. rush says:

    this paper pack is worth a second look!

  59. Alison (UK) says:

    all lovely projects, my fave is the accordion wallet!

  60. Great work! Thanks for putting your art on the web for us all to see. πŸ™‚


  61. This is also my favorite paper! Love your projects! Thanks for sharing.

  62. vicki says:

    Your projects are all so pretty…..I really like the “always box”…a nice gift idea.

  63. WOW! All of your projects are gorgeous! What wonderful ways you’ve presented to use this paper! Thanks for all your work!

  64. Lyssa says:

    Can’t wait for the tutorial for the Iris Fold!!!

  65. Angela Sulik says:

    OK. The expanding wallet made me gasp in admiration, but then I get to the verses matchbox. OMGosh, it’s so lovely! Great inspirational work.

  66. Bonnie says:

    I really love your projects. My favourite is the pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing.

  67. Jean Fitch says:

    I knew this was my favorite DSP of this catalog (and hopefully the next :D) now I’ll have to get more so I can CASE your wonderful projects.

    Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the paper.
    Hugs and blessings – Jean

    Gotta hop…..

  68. Carmen says:

    These are all great projects!! Gotta say that pretty card really stands out!! Lovely!

  69. Beautiful projects! I think that my favorites are the yellow card (always the first color palette I’m drawn to!) and the expansion wallet, but you did a great job on all of them! TFS!

  70. Pammy says:

    Wow! These are really pretty and creative projects! Thanks for sharing these!

  71. mary jo says:

    Love the expanding wallet; you have talent! All your projects are amazing! Thanks for sharing. mary jo

  72. Kathy Mc says:

    They are all great, but would especially like to learn how to do the iris fold card. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!

  73. Ann says:

    I am enjoying the DSP blog hop & came to your blog. Is there any way that I can subscribe for future updates? I love your creations!
    Stampin’ Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann πŸ™‚

  74. valerie says:

    thanks for the iris fold you are the only one with that idea. thumbs up!!!!

  75. Kelly J says:

    Your projects are gorgeous! The iris fold card is stunning. I will definitely be back for instructions. I’ve seen it before, but never actually tried it…your card may be just the inspiration I need. The expansion wallet looks like such a fun project. Your Always box is another something I’ve wanted to try but haven’t. I {heart} panel cards, and have been making some of those myself recently. And your “Pretty Card” is just that–pretty! Thanks for sharing during the paper parade.


  76. Debbi says:

    Beautiful projects Deb! I love the little expansion wallet – so many possibilities of what to put in it. Thanks for the reminder on what to do with scraps on the panel card. I’ll be making a bunch of those! Thanks for being part of the blog hop. SA girls rock! Off to Mary’s….I’ll be sure to say hi!

  77. Misermom says:

    Gorgeous projects! I really like your scripture box!!

  78. Julie A. says:

    Beautiful projects! I love all of them! Happy Mother’s Day!

  79. Shelley says:

    The expanded wallet is wonderful. I can’t wait to get the directions for it! I also love the Bloomin’ Beautiful card. Just beautiful!

  80. Beth says:

    Oh my, everything is gorgeous! I love your Always box, what a sweet treasure! Your expansion wallet is amazing and I adore your “Pretty Card”. I really wasn’t thinking I’d invest in much more paper, but Bella Bleu was tempting and I think you did it for me! Thanks, so much, for sharing all your hard work!!

  81. Faye says:

    My fav was your Bloomin’ Beautiful card. Stunning and elegant card!

  82. Jean Fitch says:

    Hi Debra,

    I’m hoping you are going to put the post with the projects back up once you have the tutorials or directions ready? The bookmark I made on the hop is now bringing up the comment section only. A couple of other bloggers thought breaking the links meant removing the post entirely (per original plans) but later put them back up after confirming the posts can be left up just not the follow on links integral to the hop itself.

    I would so love another look at your projects.

    Thanks – Jean

  83. Carol Lyons says:

    I will miss you, your cards were always inspiring.
    your comments. Im’ just sorry that I didn’t comment on all your blog’s. Best Wishes to all you do in the future. Much Love, Carol

    • heartfeltinkspiration says:

      Not gone permanently — just my blog hop projects, and just for now! I’ll be posting tutorials very soon. Stand by!

  84. Carol Lyons says:

    I will miss you, your cards were always inspiring.
    your comments. Im’ just sorry that I didn’t comment on all your blog’s. Best Wishes to all you do in the future. Much Love, Carol

  85. Carol Lyons says:

    I will miss you, your cards were always inspiring.
    your comments. Im’ just sorry that I didn’t comment on all your blog’s. Best Wishes to all you do in the future. Much Love, Carol

  86. Carol Lyons says:

    I will miss you, your cards were always inspiring.
    your comments. Im’ just sorry that I didn’t comment on all your blog’s. Best Wishes to all you do in the future. Much Love, Carol

  87. Carol Lyons says:

    I will miss you, your cards were always inspiring.
    your comments. Im’ just sorry that I didn’t comment on all your blog’s. Best Wishes to all you do in the future. Much Love, Carol

  88. Carol Lyons says:

    I will miss you, your cards were always inspiring.
    your comments. Im’ just sorry that I didn’t comment on all your blog’s. Best Wishes to all you do in the future. Much Love, Carol

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