Sunday, August 3, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop - Let's Party!

While I am off to a party myself today, I thought I'd share a little party with you on my blog! Oh, the irony. For this round, our options were:

1) Use Amazing Party stamp set
2) Party themed projects
3) Highlight the use of our Tag A Bags

This was narrowed down for me pretty easily. I don't have options 1 or 3 right now, so party themed projects it is! To top it off, I've made 4 simple yet fun projects to share with you today. My party is themed and color coordinated around the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack and Bloom With Hope hostess set. Let's get this party started!

First off, you can't have a party without sending out invitations. Here is my take on a pocket invitation. The piece of Whisper White card stock that is backed with our new Hello Honey (LOVE this color!) card stock slides out of the Lost Lagoon (LOVE this color too!) pocket to reveal all the important info and what not about the party. 

To make the pocket, I simply cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Lost Lagoon card stock and scored it in half. I used my trusty Corner Rounder punch to add a little playfulness to the four corners. Then on one end I scored across 1 1/2" and then folded that flap down. I then stamped the branch from the Bloom With Hope set on that flap with Versamark and embossed it with White Embossing Powder. To keep the flap in place I used two Dimensionals to give it a little depth instead of simply adhering flat down. Fun and simple - and manageable if you had to create many of them!

And you can't have your party guests leave without a special treat can you? Isn't this cute? You simply take one piece of the Moonlight Designer Series paper and score it in 5 different places, fold, add a smidge of adhesive and you are good to go! No cutting! LOVE that! I added a more simple tag on the front that the invitation had, but still kept it right in line with the theme. These particular guests are going home with a small Hershey bar. I LOVE me some good milk chocolate!

Now on the flip side and you were a guest going to this awesome party, you could coordinate the card you were going to give with your present after receiving the invitation. I've been known to do that...A LOT! If I know a party has a specific theme, I try and portray that with their card. If for some reason, creativity isn't striking me at that moment, then I have been known to coordinate it with the gift instead. I am totally one for cohesiveness. Can't help it. I'm anal that way! LOL

I had some background fun by stamping the single blossom in Lost Lagoon ink on Lost Lagoon card stock and then took the double blossom stamp and stamped that in Whisper White ink over top. I think it creates some depth and visual interest. I've said it before, sometimes a background can be more fun than the main image!

Last, but not least, while you are at this party you can enjoy some of its fabulous decorations like the one I created. Wouldn't this fun and playful banner be cute hanging across the front of the dessert or food table?Using the blossom image stamped in Soft Grey, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey and our fabulous circle punches, I created this in no time at all! 

I hope you have enjoyed my little party today. I enjoyed having you stop by! Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Kallan's creativity or you can hop along to see what wonderfulness Deborah has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Calm Beach

Calm and soothing. That's what I feel with the choice of colors I used on this card. This was made for a special couple in mind who enjoy spending time at the beach. Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Soft Suede - doesn't get more beachy than that right? Using the little pipers from the awesome Wetlands set, I stamped them with Soft Suede ink, then took a sponge dauber with Soft Sky and Crumb Cake ink to mimic the appearance of the beach. I added Linen Thread knots to each end of the framelit to add some fun texture. This card made me happy when I was making it. Hopefully it made them happy too on their anniversary! Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Bonanza!

Did you hear the awesome new promotion for the month of August? Starting today until August 31st – BUY A BIG SHOT, and GET A FREE BUNDLE!!  

That's right – simply Buy a Big Shot Die Cutting/Embossing Machine, and you get to CHOOSE A FREE EXCLUSIVE STAMP SET & FRAMELIT BUNDLE!  That's over $60 in FREE PRODUCT!  

Are you lucky enough to already own your own Big Shot?  Don't feel left out – we've got you taken care of, too!  You can CHOOSE ANY OF THE EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES (yes, you can buy more than 1!) and get 15% OFF the regular retail price!

Yes, I did say 'Exclusive'.  These bundles are only available for this promotion, during the month of August; after August 31st, you'll have to pay the full price for the stamp set, and the framelit set.  

To view ALL the wonderful Exclusive sets, click HERE.

Background Fun

Inspired by an awesome card the ridiculously talented Justin Krieger made here, I thought it was ingenious to use the single line stamp from the Work of Art stamp set as a background. Way to think outside the box Justin! While he used the stamp straight on, I took a slightly different approach and staggered it to create this fun background. I really love how it adds a 'punch' to the card without being blaring. Add a couple stamped and punched flowers from the Mixed Bunch set, and a saying from the Feel Goods set and the card is looking good. But I must admit, I'm really tickled about the background most of all! Love it! Thanks for inspiring me Justin! Happy Stamping!