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Creation Station Inaugural Post

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It has been a busy couple of days on the JK Cards blog! Friday I had four projects, yesterday I had two and today I have three! Today is the first post for a new design team called the Creation Station. We are here to give you lots of inspiration, so there will be plenty of photos. Every other Sunday we will focus on a few stamp sets and other items from the catalog giving you ideas on how to incorporate different items together in new and fun ways. I was honored when I was asked by Jen Arkfeld to participate and what fun it is to be with such a talented group of people. Feedback from you is very important, so be sure to let us know what you think! Let’s get started, shall we?

The first stamp set that we are focusing on today is the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set. It’s a two step stamp set that gives you great shading details. My card begins with a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I stamped the Hardwood Background Stamp in Sahara Sand directly on it. Across the top is a thin piece of Gold Foil Sheet. The flowers from the stamp set are stamped in Strawberry Slush and Rose Red.

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The Stamp-a-ma-jig make the two step stamping nice and easy. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive and Always Artichoke. They are all cut out with my Paper Snips.

Creation Station Card 3

To back them, I created a tag from Crumb Cake Card Stock using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I stamped the flourish from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set in Old Olive and adhered the tag and flowers to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Label Something Stamp Set and in stamped in Old Olive, punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and it too is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the card base to 4 inches wide so I could let the flowers hang off the side of the card, while still allowing the card to fit into a standard sized envelope. I really like the Hardwood Background with the florals, it gives the card a nice, outdoorsy feel.

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Creation Station Card 4

On to the next card! The next stamp set we focused on is the Geometrical Stamp Set. I did a hybrid card using both the stamp set and the digital download with my E-Cutter. The card base is Strawberry Slush Card Stock. The panel is a piece of Bermuda Bay that I cut out with my E-Cutter and the Geometrical Digital Download.

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I stamped the second part of the greeting in Basic Black from the Traditional Stamp Set.

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Each of the cut out triangles is backed with a piece of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. The triangles are stamped in Basic Black, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry and they are all punched out with the Triangle Punch. The panel and all of the triangles are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I think the sentiment and the triangles look really cool when they are cut out of the panel and the DSP behind the triangles is a fun way to tie in the colors of the card.

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Creation Station Card 8

The last we are focusing on today are the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes. There is a neat accessory kit that you can buy to go with them, but I opted to do something a little different. After assembling the box, I stamped a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Dictionary Background Stamp and scored it with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

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I wrapped a piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and a piece of Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon lengthwise around the card stock before adhering it to the acetate sleeve with the new Fast Fuse Adhesive. My flowers are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set, I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in using the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers.

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The Secret Garden Framelits cut them out and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the ribbon. My greeting is from the Four You Stamp Set and is stamped, again, in Memento Tuxedo Black. I flagged the ends of the strip and adhered it to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Some Basic Jewels Pearls in the centers of the flowers complete the box. I think the Dictionary Background Stamp is a perfect background canvas for a little box like this and I really love the way the flowers came out using the new Blendabilities Markers.

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Creation Station Box 12

And there are my three projects for my first ever Creation Station Design Team post!

Be sure to take the entire tour; if you started with me, click the ‘Next’ button below to visit our fearless leader, Jen Arkfeld! I really hope you enjoyed the projects today and that you will join us again two weeks from now for the next Creation Station blog tour! 🙂

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Full Blog Tour List:

Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

 

Stippled Blossoms Card:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Old Olive and Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Everything Eleanor and Label Something Clear Mount

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Ticket Duo Builder

Tools: Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Geometrical Card:

Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Geometrical Clear Mount

MDS: Geometrical Digital Download

Punch: Triangle

Tools: E-Cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Tag a Bag Gift Box:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden and Four You Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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