It's time for a Blog Hop!

Thank you for visiting me today, and taking part in our new Blog Hop, featuring amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from across the globe!  That's right – we have some of the most creative, fabulous demonstrators from across the United States, Canada, and Australia, gathered together as part of "The Creation Station" to share our projects with you, and I'm beyond thrilled to be part of the team!

If you're following the "Next" buttons, you've come to my blog from the amazing Jennifer Downey's blog – isn't she just so creative?!  Her style is amazing! 

Today I have 2 projects to share with you, both featuring the Stippled Blossoms stamp set.  I'm so happy that this set is being carried forward into the new catalogue – it's so beautiful and versatile – the combinations you can do with this set are endless!

Here's my first creation – a cute little gift bag, perfect for tucking in a gift card, or a special treat for a special someone.

How cute is this?!  This is the perfect 'little something' when just a card isn't enough!

Here's a side view, so you can see that the sides are 'gussetted', to allow room for that treat (yes, I mean chocolate! 🙂 )

Supplies:

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Watercolour Wonder

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangerine Tango

Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk, Stippled Blossoms

Tools: Chalk Talk Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Simply Scored, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies

My next project I made a Birthday card, but wanted to do something a bit different.  I also wanted to say good-bye to our retiring In Colours of the last two years – I'm sure going to miss them!  Let me know what you think!

The style reminds me of a Japanese Soji screen – do you think so, too?

The Stippled Blossoms stamp set is so gorgeous, I think it's perfect for creating your own designer paper – so I did!  I really like the effect you can create with this set – it's called "two-step" stamping; first you stamp your lighter colour as the solid flower shape, then stamp your darker colour detail stamp on top.  It creates terrific depth with almost no effort – Stampin' Up! is wonderful at making us look like great artists!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Primrose Petals (retiring), Gumball Green (retiring), Whisper White, Vellum

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stippled Blossoms, Papillion Poutpourri

Tools: Label Bracket Punch, Curly Label Punch, Simply Scored, Stampin' Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Sticks

Accessories:  Gold Sequin Trim

I hope you've enjoyed my projects – I'd appreciate any comment that you'd like to leave for me – I love reading them! 

Now, if you follow the "Next" button you'll head to the incredible Justin Krieger's blog – be prepared to be blown away by Justin's incredible creations! 

If you want to head back to Jennifer Downey's blog, just click the "Back" button – her blog is worth more than a first look 🙂  If at any time you forget where you were, you can always check the list of participating blogs at the bottom of this post – even after you're finished seeing them all once, you'll probably want to go back to soak up the details!

Thanks for visiting – see you again next time!

My apologies – I'm having trouble with the 'buttons', so if you click on the Highlighted links, you'll go to Justin's blog (next) or Jennifer's blog (back).

NEXT –  Justinhttp://jkcards.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/creation-station-inaugural-post/

BACKJennifer –   http://www.stampinglane.com/2014/05/creation-station-blog-hop.html

 

 

Jen Arkfeld – http://stampedsilly.blogspot.com

Ilina Crouse – http://ilinacrouse.blogspot.com

Kathy Kartak – http://kkstamp.blogspot.com
 
Cindy Beach – http://www.stampspaperandink.typepad.com/

Teneale Williams – http://www.tenealewilliams.com.au

Sara Levin – http://theartfulinker.com

Jennifer Frost – http://www.jenniferfrost.blogspot.com

Kallan Quinn – http://inspiredbyhue.wordpress.com

 Jennifer Downey – http://www.stampinglane.com
 
Deborah Smart – www.stampandcreate.net – You are Here!
 
Justin Krieger – http://jkcards.wordpress.com
 
Krystal de Leeuw – http://krystalscardsandmore.blogspot.com/
 

Until next time – Happy Stamping!

 

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project; whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :) If you're in Canada, you can Join My Team as a SU! demonstrator. If you're in the Great Vancouver area, you're welcome to join my classes - we always have fun!

21 thoughts on “Creation Station Blog Hop!

  1. Deborah, love your projects today! The “soji screen” card as you called it is a wonderful twist on a standard card! Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to being on this blog hop journey with you! 😉

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, Jennifer!  I’m happy that you like the card, and am so happy to be part of this blog hop team with you!

  2. I always love your projects, Deborah. If I’m ever out your way I am going to have to set aside at least ONE day to spend crafting with you!

  3. Deb, I love that screen/card. The design, of course, is lovely but the Stippled Blossoms and colours you’ve used make it the treasure that it is. What a great idea for a sweet little gift (and I do mean sweet). I liked the little bag that they made for the Catalogue premiere but this size is much more usable. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Your comments are so kind, Heidi!  Thanks so much for checking out the Hop 🙂  I appreciate it.

  4. Deb: I love the Soji screen card–the legs made with the label bracket punch are perfect!! Your treat holder is so cute, too. Love the gussets for holding that all-important chocolate!!

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Kathy!  So glad you liked the projects – I can’t wait until the next hop 🙂

  5. Fabulously creative projects, Deb. Such a lovely way to show the versatility of this great set. Looking forward to more blog hops!

    1. Doris, thanks so much for checking out the blog hop!  I really appreciate your comment 🙂  Glad to hear that you liked the projects.

  6. Love your projects! Your Soji screen is just so lovely! Can’t wait to see what you create next! Thanks for posting and sharing!

    1. How nice of you to say how much you liked my projects, Sharon!  I really appreciate your comments 🙂  Glad to hear that you’ll be back for our next Hop!

  7. Love your work! I love this stamp set as well, so many ways to use it. Would you share the measurements of your fancy fold card? Love the punches that really make the card special.

    1. I’m so glad you like my projects, Kimberly!  The ‘soji screen’ card base is 5 1/2″ x 12″, then scored at 3″, 6″, and 9″ along the long edge.  This gives you the 4 panels.  On each panel is a layer of Gumball Green cardstock measuring 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″; on top of that is the stamped layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2 1/2″ x 4″.  Have fun creating – I’d love to see what you make!

  8. hi deb, thanks for sharing your projects! i love, love, love the screen card. i have always been drawn to asian designs & decor so this one really spoke to me. i’ll be studying that one to case if you don’t mind ~ smiles, karen 😉

    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment, Karen!  I’d be honoured if you decided to case my screen card! I appreciate you popping by and checking out the Hop! 🙂

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