Sunday, July 19, 2015

Creation Station Blog Hop - Happy Birthday!

Hello stampers! It's been a busy week here in my household. In the early part of the week, I created dozens of thank you cards for an organization, mid-week I judged scrapbooks at the Maryland State Dairy Princess Pageant, and I was busy working at the end of the week on my projects and photos that I submitted in our county fair. I'll find out Tuesday if any were ribbon winners. In the meantime, it's time for another fun blog hop! 

For this time our options were -  
  • Use Build A Birthday and/or Crazy About You stamp sets
  • Birthday themed projects
  • Highlight the use of our Punch and/or Score Boards

Oooooh, love it when I have choices! I pulled out my Crazy About You stamp set and went to work on a couple of birthday cards.

First up, I thought how can I do something a little different with this set. Then it hit me, create a swag using the leaf and flower stamps! So, that's what I did. Using Mossy Meadow ink, I stamped the leaves several times to create the appearance of a swag. Then I stamped the flower two times, once with Calypso Coral ink and then with Daffodil Delight ink. I punched out the coral flower using the coordinating punch, and hand cut the daffodil one. I then stamped the words onto small strips of Whisper White card stock to change it up a bit instead of simply stamping them directly to large piece of Whisper White card stock. Added a couple Linen Thread loops and a Rhinestone to finish it off. 

Up next, I thought it would be fun to use the words in the stamp set in a new manner as well. Since they are photopolymer they can be manipulated somewhat. I punched a 2" circle then carefully curved the word, "CELEBRATING" when applying it to the clear block. Fun right? When looking at the large flower stamp, you actually get 4 sizes of flowers in that one stamp! Crazy I know!?! But totally, AWESOME! With that in mind, I did a little more hand cutting and came up with this medium size flower. This card is actually 4 1/4" square in size. Sometimes just changing the size of a card makes things more interesting. And the good thing, it still fits in a regular size envelope! Woo hoo!

Side by side, you can see the different size of the flowers - all 4 of them! Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed these two fun projects. Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Jen's mad stamping skills or you can hop along to see what creative genius Martha has to share with you today!   

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