Sunday, January 3, 2021

Creation Station: How To Be A Millionaire

#stampinup   #creationstation   #faithfulinkspirations   Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021! Let's hope this year brings us peace and health and happiness! I'm grateful to have all those things in my life, but I know that the world is a crazy place and not everyone is as blessed. If you have blessings in your life, the least you can do is be grateful--and the best you can do is share your blessings! I challenge you to share the blessings you have with someone. I promise that you'll be glad you did!

With that PSA out of the way, let's get to stamping, OK? The Creation Station Design Team has a new challenge for January and that is to select a stamp set designed by one of Stampin' Up's Million Dollar Achievers to use in our project. Did you know that when a Stampin' Up demonstrator reaches the million dollar career personal sales mark that they get to work with the Stampin' Up design team to create a stamp set?! How fun is that?! My upline, Connie Heisey, is a Million Dollar Achiever and she designed the "Waterfront" stamp set on page 129 in the Annual Catalog. I even asked Connie to autograph my stamp set!

We also have a Million Dollar Achiever on our Creation Station Design Team--our very own Dena Rekow! She designed the "Pretty Perennials" stamp set on page 31 in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog that goes live in just a couple of days (January 5th)! And that's the set I've chosen for today's project. I also used the coordinating Perennial Petals Dies and Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper. You can earn the DSP with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration--and that starts January 5th, too! I made this cute box and coordinating card.

To make the card, I started with a quarter sheet of Basic White Card Stock* and stamped a variety of images from the "Pretty Perennials" stamp set in Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, and Old Olive Inks along the top and bottom of the card stock. Once I finished stamping, I cut this down to 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" and adhered it to a 4" by 5-1/4" Night of Navy Card Stock mat. I adhered two 1" by 3-7/8" strips of Paper Blooms DSP to each end of the stamped panel and then 1-1/4" strip of Rococo Rose Card Stock in the center. I wrapped a length of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon around the center and then adhered it to a Rococo Rose Card Stock Card base.

Next, I stamped the "happy" image in Night of Navy onto Basic White Card Stock and quickly sprinkled on some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. I set it with my Heat Tool and then cut it out with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered this to a just larger Night of Navy Card Stock piece that I cut with another of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered this element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the "for you" image in Versamark Ink onto Night of Navy Card Stock, sprinkled on some White Stampin' Emboss Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool. I cut it out with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies--even though the die was a little longer than the sentiment. I used some washi tape to hold the die in place and ran it through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (the "Big Boss") and cut it down to size. I adhered this to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used one of the Perennial Petals Dies to cut the leaf elements from Soft Sea Foam Card Stock. I laid these bottom side up on a scrap piece of paper and added a light coat of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue. I waited a few seconds before adhering these pieces to the card-- that lets the glue get a bit tacky, but it doesn't squirt off the sides when you adhere the element. I used a couple more of the Perennial Petals Dies to cut the Night of Navy flower and the Petal Pink center out of the Paper Blooms DSP. I curled the flower petals with my Bone Folder and adhered the pieces with Mini Glue Dots. I also used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the flowers to the card. As a finishing touch, I used my Take Your Pick Tool to add a Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gem to the center of each flower.

Here's the finished card. It turned out better than I had initially envisioned!

The box was super easy to make--the white box is made from the 12" by 12" white backing sheet that comes with a pack of DSP! Please see the tutorial for making the box and lid.

I tied 50" of  Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon around the box and added a complementary tag. 

I started with a 2" strip of the Paper Blooms DSP and added a 1-3/4 strip of Petal Pink Card Stock to the center. I punched the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I embossed the "for you" with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder over Night of Navy Ink and built the flower using several Perennial Petals Dies and the Paper Blooms DSP.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and tutorial. Next up is Yvonne Spikmans Van Bruggen all the way from the Netherlands. Gelukkig nieuwjaar, Yvonne! And happy new year to all the Creation Station blog hop followers!

See you next month for another fun blog up...and check back on my blog. I'll be posting samples from the new January to June 2021 Mini Catalog to inspire your creativity!

*Stampin' Up is discontinuing Whisper White, but the new Basic White is here!

Here's my little helper, Toby. He loves to visit me while I'm creating!

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  1. Sooo pretty! Love how you incorporated the DSP! It is really fun seeing how others use the set! LOVE IT!

  2. Love these colors 🥰 beautiful projects!! Great job!

  3. So, so pretty--love all of your pretty layers using the coordinating paper. Great idea to reuse the white backing sheet--going to have to pull mine out to make some sturdy boxes now!

  4. Beautiful projects and a great tip for shortening the sentiment die shape x