I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new design team/blog hop called CREATION STATION. And I'm super excited to be a part of this awesome team of stampers. I'm actually pretty nervous because many of the design team members are some of my stamping heroes and I can't believe that I've been accepted into this elite group. I'm really going to have to step up my game to keep up!!
If you've come from Ilina Crouse's blog, you know that the Creation Station team is top notch! Aren't her projects wonderful? If you're starting with my blog, just hit the "next" button at the bottom of the post and you'll be able to tour the entire blog hop.
The Creation Station design team will be posting every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. We're going to feature a couple of Stampin' Up stamp sets and one product on our blog hops. For our inaugural hop, we're featuring the Stippled Blossoms stamp set, the Geometrical Stamp set, and the Tag a Bag boxes.
For my project, I've made a Mother's Day gift set using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set and the Happy Mother's Day stamp from the April Paper Pumpkin. These dahlias inspired my multi-layered flower atop a Tag a Bag box. I stamped eight of the largest flower from the Stippled Blossoms set in Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. Because I knew I would be using each blossom as one petal on my flower and that the back of the paper would show, I brayered the reverse side of the paper in perfect plum. I shaped the petals by curling them with my bone folder. I cut a small slit at the base of the petal so that I could "cup" them. Once I had two layers of Stippled Blossoms petals, I added two flowers made with the Spiral Flower Originals Die--one Perfect Plum and one Pear Pizzazz--to the center. I popped a Jumbo Rhinestone in the Center.
I made a Pear Pizzazz belly band to wrap around the Tag a Bag box and embossed it with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch for the tag and tied it onto the box with Whisper White Organza Ribbon.
Here's a close-up of the flower:
I made a card to go along with the box to complete the Mother's Day gift set. I fussy cut one flower and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals to give the card, well, some dimension.
|(Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Framed Love; Inks: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz; Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accent Framelits)|
Next up on the blog hop is Cindy Beach. I know you're going to love what Cindy has made!!!
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