Hello again, Stamping Friends, and welcome to another edition of The Creation Station Blog Hop!
If this is your first time hopping with us, I'll give you a quick explanation of who we are, and how the Blog Hop works. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, gathered by the wonderful Jen Arkfeld, who love to create, and share our creations! Twice a month we choose a theme and/or stamp sets to showcase, and create our projects around that theme or set. Then, we link our blogs by 'next' and 'previous' buttons, and listing our participating blogs so that you can take your time and peruse all the amazing projects, and hopefully be inspired by our work.
Our blogs are all 'linked' in a circle, so where ever you start, as long as you keep clicking on the 'next' blog, you'll see all the participating blogs, and eventually get back to where you started. If you like to randomly hop about, just go to the bottom of this post for the list of participating blogs – and have fun hopping!
This Hop, we decided to show case one of the NEW stamp sets called 'Work of Art' coming out in the Annual Catalogue on June 2nd – but all demonstrators who attended the Stampin' Up! catalogue premiere received a complimentary set! We're also 'tying' it together with the fabulous selection of Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine (see what I did there – haha!)
If you've been following the 'next' buttons, you've come to my blog from the oh-so-talented Jennifer Downey; isn't she amazing?! She's a tough act to follow, but I'll do my best! 🙂
This first card is very simple, but it shows off part of the Work of Art set very well – I just love the large 'swoosh' that looks like a paintbrush stroke!
I used the current In Colours of Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush for both the brush stroke and the hearts next to them. The designer paper behind is from the Sweet Sorbet DSP, from our recent Sale-a-bration. The card base is Coastal Cabana cardstock. Just a quick & easy card to show off the stamps 🙂
My next card is a bit more detailed, but again lots of fun to do, and can easily be done by a beginner stamper. That's what I love about Stampin' Up! – no matter your skill level, your projects will always look fabulous!
The card base is Smoky Slate, with a layer of (new In Colour) Lost Lagoon, embossed with the Mosaic Madness embossing folder. Next is a layer from the NEW "Moonlight' Designer Series Paper Stack – you're going to love the seelction of papers in this stack! And in such a handy size – 40 sheets; 4 each of 12 double sided designs of 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Next, I stamped 3 squares of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Whisper White cardstock using the zig-zag and splotch stamps from Work of Art. I then rounded the corners with the new Corner Rounder punch. The sentiment was stamped – again from Work of Art – onto a 1 3/4" circle punched Whisper White cardstock.
Here's a close-up of the grouping of flowers; all stamped using the Petite Petals stamp set, and punched with the Petite Petals Punch. The leaves were stamped from the Stippled Blossoms set, and hand cut.
All the colours you see are the new In Colours – Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist. (the only new In Colour I didn't use on this card was Blackberry Bliss). The ribbon is also new – and it's so silky and gorgeously smooth! It's a 3/8" Stitched Satin, and it's available in ALL of the new In Colours! (I see a shopping spree in my future!)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamp Sets: Work of Art
Inks: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Project Life Corner Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Paper Snips
Other: Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Island Indigo Bakers Twine (retired)
Another new product that you'll be able to order on June 2nd is just adorable – so many uses, it was hard to limit myself to just one project with it for this Hop! It's a brand new die called 'Hamburger Box' Bigz Die; it makes the box, as well as 2 tags and a heart shape!
Is this too cute, or what??!! For this project, I decorated it as a gift box – it's a wonderful size for treats, a gift card, or a small gift (too bad Mother's Day is over – jewellery would fit wonderfully!). Since I wanted to showcase the box itself, I cut it from Lost Lagoon cardstock, and stamped the Dot and Heart shapes from Work of Art in Lost Lagoon ink randomly all over the box. I thought that making a flower from the Spiral Flower die would be a perfect topper, so I made one using 1 piece of Moonlight DSP, and 1 piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock. I then punched a flower using the Blossom punch fro the same DSP and placed it under the flower – but it looks like part of the same flower, doesn't it?
I made the tag from the Hamburger Box die; once full size in Lost Lagoon, then I shortened it in Whisper White, and stamped a saying in Hello Honey ink from another NEW stamp set called "Num-Num" – you're going to LOVE using that set for your home made and hand made goodies!! I tied the Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon so that it would slide off the box without untying, and attached the tags to the ribbon.
I didn't happen to have any home-baked goods to put inside (hey, I was too busy stamping!), so I tucked in a package of Thinsations chocolate chip cookies! Close enough, right?! 🙂
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight DSP Paper Stack
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Num-Num
Tools: Big Shot, Hamburger Box Bigz Die, Extended Cutting Plates, Spiral Flower Die, Standard Cutting Plates, Blossom Punch
Other: Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
So that's it for me this time; I hope that you've enjoyed my projects, and you're excited and looking forward to the NEW Annual Catalogue!! If you have time, I'd really appreciate if you could leave a comment – I love to read what you have to say, and what you think of my projects.
Now hold onto your socks, because you're about to have them blown off by the amazing Justin Krieger! Just click on the 'Next' button to get to his blog; or click the 'Back' button if you haven't had enough of Jennifer Downey's creations.
I hope to see you again at the next Hop – until then, Happy Stamping!
List of Participating Creation Station blogs:
Teneale Williams http://tenealewilliams.com.au/
Sara Levin – http://theartfulinker.com/
Deborah Smart http://stampandcreate.net/
Justin Krieger – http://jkcards.wordpress.com/
Thanks for visiting!