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First Fridays Blog Hop - Designer Paper Showcase


Hi Everyone! Welcome to our First Fridays' Blog Hop!


We each picked a Designer Paper to show you a few projects! I choose the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack - in comes in a 6x6 stack size. The design is actual wood that's photographed. It's AWESOME. If you struggle for that masculine touch, this pack is perfect for that!


First is my card which pairs copper accents with a Wood Textures Designer Paper. I so will be using copper and wood! The woodgrain sheet I choose looks exactly like my paper storage shelf it's sitting on!


 Here I stamped  image from Wood Words in VersaMark and used Copper Embossing Powder to heat set the image on one of the light wood textures from the pack.  I also stamped the sentiment and embossed as well then punched out with the 1" Circle Punch. Next layer on top of a 1-1/4" Early Espresso Cardstock. Die cut copper foil sheet using stitched shapes framelit.  Add some Copper Metallic Ribbon for the finishing touch!

Cut Materials:
Whisper White Cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Early Espresso Cardstock 4 x 5-1/4
Wood Textures Designer Paper 3-3/4 x 5



 Next is a teeny tiny treat box! You can get 2 out of (1) 6x6 sheets! They hold 1 or 2 kisses or fill with a snack pack of loose M & M's. This pack will go a long way if you need or want to mass produce a little wintery treat!

I have them decorated with the Card Front Thinlits - which you can buy separately or part of a bundle THIS MONTH - it's part of an early release special! It's part of the Carols for Christmas Bundle.


How to make:

Start with a 3x6 sheet of Designer Paper. Score along the 6" side at 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8 & 5-1/2

Turn and score at 1" along the 3 " side.

Position the section with the 1/2 section on the right side as shown above. Cut out the bottom , lower right section and angle cut the section. Add tear and tape. Cut up to the 1" score line creating 4 tabs at the bottom. Flip over and add tear and tape to one of the bottom tabs.


 Connect the sides with the tear and tap tab and fold the bottom flaps together - save the bottom tap with the tear and tape until last.


Pinch in the sides. Now you are ready to fill with a treat then keep closed with a Gold Library Clip! Die cut images. Add embossing paste to tree. Stamp and punch sentiment using Tabs for Everything stamp set and the 1/2" Circle Punch.

 Here's a tutorial on how to make!


Let's Keep Hopping! Up Next is Tracy!


Dawn Griffith               

Dee Slater - You Are Here 
Tracy Bradley                   

Michelle Veller                    

Davette Miller                    

Debi Galloway                    

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Tracy Bradley

Dee, I love your projects! That copper embossing is absolutely gorgeous! I would imagine that it's even more beautiful in person. I love 3D projects and those bags are so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Chris R. from Iowa

The little treat bag/box is the cutest! You can get 2 of them from one 6x6 sheet of paper - love that! I have been on the fence with that Carols of Christmas bundle but I think that tiny deer and the tree with the embossing paste just sold me on it! I can see me making a bunch of them and putting them in a basket to set around to give the UPS man etc one when he drops off a package or the mailman etc. Love your card at the end too. Gotta hop along now. THANKS!

Laura P.

Your projects are awesome, especially the little treat bag!

Joy Moss

Love the little treat bags with the trees and deer! I'm looking for something to make to give to my daughter for her homeroom students and this little bag is perfect!

Michelle Veller

Those treat boxes are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to go make one myself and I LOVE that you can get 2 out of a 6x6 piece of paper.. Win, Win!

Deborah Stelton

Dee your projects are wonderful! I love that you made a card and a 3D box item. Also I think it is awesome that you can get two boxes out of a 6x6 piece of paper. tfs

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