Welcome to the First Fridays Blog Hop!  We hop on the first Friday of the month and our theme this month is Designer Series Paper! There are so many beautiful packages of paper in the new catalog and we are each choosing one to showcase today!  The paper I chose is Naturally Eclectic where you can find some of my favorite papers in the catalog.

The colors that coordinate with this package of paper are:  Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky and Whisper White.  On my card, I used Soft Sky and Night of Navy.

I used the Banner Triple punch for the two banners and the new Starburst punch for my sentiment.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set, Eastern Beauty and the cute heart accent comes from the Regals Enamel Shapes.  The texture on the Soft Sky card stock was achieved by running the paper through the Softly Falling embossing folder.

This is card that can be made really quickly which is nice when you’re short on time!  Need a quick gift? Make 4-6 cards and place them, with envelopes, inside a box, that you made yourself, using the same beautiful paper!

I used Berry Burst cardstock for the base of my box.  I could have used DSP but the box is much sturdier with cardstock.  I wrapped it up with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. The sentiment comes from the stamp set, You’re So Sweet.  I didn’t want to use the entire stamp that has this sentiment, so I went over “Just For You” with a Berry Burst Stampin’ Write marker.

All of the supplies I used to create my projects can be found down at the bottom of the post.

Are you ready for some more ideas using Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper?  The next stop on the hop is Michelle Veller!


Here’s the list of everyone in the hop! I hope you’ll make it around to everyone!

Dawn Griffith

Dee Slater

Tracy Bradley – You Are Here!

Michelle Veller

Davette Miller

Debi Galloway


Stamping Supplies Below you’ll find a list of all the supplies you’ll need to create today’s projects!  Click on any product and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.   

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