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Creation Station Tour – Tags and Letters

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Hello everyone! The Unite and Excite event was lots of fun! I got to see some of my friends and make new ones, too! We went to Bertucci’s for lunch afterwards and had a great time. When I got home, Andrew came by and we ran to the Apple Store to get his phone fixed. Spent some time at the house and then had Panera for dinner. Aside from the muggy and rainy weather, I’d say yesterday was a pretty good day! Here is a picture of me and Donna from the event!

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Today it’s time for the Creation Station Blog Tour! I’m hoping that you have been along for our previous ones! If this is your first time here, welcome and I hope that you find inspiration in the projects. This time around we are featuring the alphabet stamps and tags. If you are following the tour you have arrived here from Deborah Smart’s blog, clever projects, don’t you think?! I have three cards for you today. Without further ado…

My first card is a very simple and quite masculine card. It begins with a base of Basic Black Card Stock and my background is a piece of paper from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the “tag” stamp from the Bits and Pieces Stamp Set fit perfectly inside the Note Tag Punch. It is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Very Vanilla. I sponged some Crumb Cake on the edges and punched a hole in the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch. A piece of Basic Black Baker’s Twine goes through the hole and some Crystal Effects hold it exactly where I want it. My greeting is from the And Many More Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. Some more sponging and a Silver Basic Metal Button is adhered with a Mini Glue Dot. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the tag and the greeting to the card. A very monochromatic and masculine card.

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For my second card I did a holiday card. The card begins with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the background I stamped the snowflakes from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Mossy Meadow Card Stock. My tags are punched out with the Note Tag Punch from Kraft Card Stock. I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut out the word “JOY” from the tags and backed them with Cherry Cobbler with Stampin’ Dimensionals in between.

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Some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is thread through the tops of the tags and they are adhered to the card with SNAIL. A thin strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper goes across the bottom and finishes off the card with a little sparkle. I know it’s unlike me to make a holiday card using traditional holiday colors, but I figured once in a while, I must conform to the norm. LOL!

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My last card is a card I have been wanting to make for a while. It starts off with a base of Pool Party Card Stock. I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut out two rows of letters, A-F and G-L, from a piece of Basic Black and backed the “H” and “I” with Real Red Card Stock. That panel is mounted to another panel of Basic Black using Stampin’ Dimensionals and is then adhered to the card with SNAIL. Two 1/8″ strips of Real Red go across the top and bottom and are adhered with 2-Way Glue. I like the color combination and I think the pop of red makes the “HI” really stand in the spotlight among the other letters. LOL!

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It makes me feel very creative when I use the same theme for three projects, and they all come out looking so different! I had fun making my cards for the Creation Station Blog Tour this time around and I hope that you enjoyed them. I’m the last stop on the tour, but if you began here, head over to Jen Arkfeld’s blog to start from the beginning! I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for coming by and have a super Sunday! 🙂

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Creation Station Blog Tour:

Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Sara Levin

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Downey

Justin Krieger (that’s me)


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Sets: And Many More and Bits and Pieces Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Punch: Note Tag and 1/8″ Circle

Embellishments: Basic Black Baker’s Twine and Silver Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Stamping Sponge, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2:

Stamp Set: Endless Wishes Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Kraft

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Thinlits: Little Letters

Punch: Note Tag and 1/8″ Circle

Embellishment: Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Card 3:

Stamp Set: None!

Ink: None!

Card Stock: Pool Party, Basic Black and Real Red

Thinlits: Little Letters

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL



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14 responses »

  1. Holy Schmoley! Three fantastic cards in one day! You are on one heck of a roll Justin. I especially love the first one. I have a hard time making really masculine cards but this one sure fits the bill to a tee.

    Sounds like yesterday was fantastic and that’s the way the weekend should be. The muggies are gone here today and temps are down so it’s a good day to get out in the yard and get all the dead flowers out of the garden. That will leave only the Hibiscus in full bloom. Oh well.

    Get outside if you can and enjoy the weather. That’s my plan for sure. Hugs! 🙂

    • LOL! Thanks very much Grace! I do try and keep you guys interested! I am partial to the first one because it’s really simple, yet masculine.
      Yesterday was great! I had fun meeting new people and seeing Donna was great! It was cooler and more comfortable here today too. I was outside for a bit. It was just too nice to be indoors. I hope that you got your gardening done and the you enjoyed your Sunday! 🙂

  2. I really enjoy these blog hops- so much fun and creativity. Your cards sure do fit that bill and you are right about 3 totally different cards using the same theme. Wonderful and thanks !

  3. hi, justin – i have a question about the unit and excite event. was that sponsored by SU? i’m not exactly sure what it is – i think i must have missed something.

    • Hello Jeanine! The Unite and Excite event was sponsored by Stampin’ Up! It was in the Demo updates on the Demo site. 🙂

      • i just found it – i must have been in a fog to miss it. i am too late to join sadly. i would have loved to attend. do you have any idea if they plan to hold any more? thanks justin!
        p.s. i am a huge fan of your blog and a LI girl too!

      • I wish you would have been there, maybe next time Jeanine! This is a trial from what I have heard and the second time they are doing it. I’m sure that they will have more in the future. I hope they do! I’m so happy that you enjoy the blog!! And from right near by too! Sweet! 🙂

  4. I LOVE tags so when I saw this title I knew I would love this tour, you outdid yourself. I love the vintage effect of card 1. Card 2 is fantastic with the letters cut out, and I love the layout and colors but 3 blew me away. How creative.

    I was in Ames Iowa all weekend visiting my son at Iowa State, so no playtime but I had a fantastic time. Off of work tomorrow so hopefully

    • Thanks so much Linda! I love tags too! Andrew said that #3 would be the favorite, I hate when he’s right! LOL! I have so much fun making the projects and I’m so glad that you enjoyed them! I hope that you had a nice visit with your son! 🙂

  5. What great ideas, Justin! I really like the masculine card and LOVE thi “hi” card! thanks for sharing the tutorials.

  6. I found your blog when I visited Carolyn Lindenmeyer’s blog. I really enjoyed seeing your cards and especially liked the cleverness of the last one. Thanks for sharing!


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