Sunday, October 2, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop - Double Duty Dies

Happy Fall my stamping friends! I was rather excited to hear about this month's blog hop theme - showcasing different ways to use our framelits and thinlets! I LOVE being able to show my customers the versatility of our products! I am all about getting more bang for your buck! {I have to admit, I got that trait from my mom. She can find good deals everywhere!} I know it's fall, but I couldn't help but share two Christmas ideas with you today.

Not sure about you, but I love a good shaker card! I used the hostess set, Time of Year for all the stamping done on this card. It's a GREAT set to have in your arsenal!  To create the shaker part I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to die cut the opening. Add a piece of Window Sheet behind it and then lined it with our new Foam Adhesive Strips (Where have these been all my life?!). Before adhering it down on the stamped piece of Whisper White card stock, I added a small handful of our Metallics Sequin Assortment. To take it over the top, I added a string of Christmas lights hanging from our new Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine. Are you wondering to yourself, "'d she make the lights?" Well, look no further!

I used the small thinlet from the Pyramid Pals Thinlets! (The red arrow is pointing to it above.) Pretty neat right? Yep, it's supposed to be used for ears, but I saw lights!

Then I had the stamped insert piece from the card above left over and knew I needed to give that a purpose somehow. So I created this fun gift tag! Using White Embossing Powder and my trusty Heat Gun, I embossed the greeting from the Watercolor Words. I envisioned a large piece of candy to really make it stand out so this is my version of a classic peppermint! I created this sweet treat using a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, diecutting one in Real Red and a second in Whisper White. I cut apart the white one into swirly shapes and adhered the four pieces onto the red circle. Any thoughts on how I created the twisty ends off the sides?

Why, with the help of a bear! The Bear Hugs Framelits that is! I used the skirt die as indicated above with the arrow to create the fun ends. I die cut four skirts, two in Real Red and two in Whisper White card stock then layered them together. To finish off the tag I used our 1/8" Gold Ribbon and added a bow and extra piece of length to be tied onto your present. 

Oh my! I was having too much fun creating these two projects for our hop this month! I hope you will continue on to see what creativity the rest of the gang has to share with you. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!



  1. Jennifer--What a clever way to use pieces from Framelits sets to make something different. I love the Christmas bulb and I especially love the big peppermint candy. That's awesome! xoKathyxo

  2. Love it all! Such a clever idea to use these die cuts for Christmas.

  3. Loving your string of Christmas lights, Jennifer. D x