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Embellished Gold & Black Wedding

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All around yesterday was a pretty good day! Work was very nice, all of the people in my department had lunch together for my birthday and they decorated my desk too. I came home and Heather stopped by for a little bit. My friends Brian and Kim had a little get together for me last night. Andrew, Danielle, Taylor, and my friend Stephanie joined us, we had some food and drinks, and Andrew brought his Cards Against Humanity game over. If you have never played this game and are not easily offended, I highly recommend it. We spent about 3 hours gasping and hysterically laughing at the extremely creative cards that they’ve come up with. I say it all the time, but I am quite lucky to have the friends that I have. Sometimes all you need is a small get together to make a birthday perfect. To make a great day even better, all of your birthday wishes brought a big smile to my face. Thank you so much for your kind words!! 🙂

*We interrupt this program for a special message.*

Hi folks, Andrew here! Unfortunately, I tried to type up a surprise message for Justin yesterday and WordPress decided not to post it. No worries, though, I’m here today to amend that situation! LOL! I just wanted to wish Justin the happiest of birthdays and say how lucky I am to have him in my life and call him a friend. When everyone else fails to be there, Justin is without a doubt by my side if I need him and I can’t thank him enough for all he does for me. I’m glad that he enjoyed his birthday, and I’m glad I was there to enjoy it with him. LOL! Alright, I’ll keep this short, but especially after WordPress screwed up yesterday (GR!), I had to make sure I hijacked his blog for a birthday wish. Ha ha! Enjoy your day, everyone! 🙂

*Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.*

The card that I have for you today is one that my friend Danielle had asked me to make for her. Her and her boyfriend are attending a friend’s wedding today. I have to tell you, it feels much easier to take make a card for someone when you know the person. That being said, here’s what I came up with…

The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock and my background is a piece of Basic Black. I used some Sticky Strip to adhere a length of the Gold Sequin Trim around the back and then adhered the card to the base with Fast Fuse Adhesive. The two images are from the Embellished Events Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock. I cut them out with my Paper Snips and adhered them to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. The greeting is from the “Vintage” Follow My Heart Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Kraft Card Stock and cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits; some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it to the card. Wedding cards always need a little more bling, so I adhered some Basic Jewels Rhinestones to the champagne flutes. A nice, simple, elegant wedding card with just the right amount of sparkle! I really like the way the champagne flutes look like actual glasses when they are embossed on the vellum. I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and if you haven’t tried heat embossing on vellum, I don’t know what else to do. LOL! Thanks for stopping by, and have a spectacular Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Embellished Events and Follow My Heart (Vintage) Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Black

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Kraft

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones and Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Creation Station Blog Tour – Weddings

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It’s Sunday already! But it’s a good Sunday because it’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour! It’s our fourth one already, can you believe it?! I’m hoping that you have been along for the previous tours and if so welcome back! If this is your first time with us I think you will enjoy your little visit! If you are following the Tour you have arrived here from the very clever Jennifer Downey. Always fun projects! This time I focused on the Weddings part of our list. I didn’t take as many pictures as usual because the card and tag use a lot of the same elements. Off we go!

My first project is a card. The finished size is 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ so the leaves can hang over and it still fits in a standard envelope. I used colors that I thought would be nice for a summer evening wedding. The card starts off with a base of Hello Honey Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Starburst Framelits to cut out a piece of Hello Honey to serve as true backing for my flower. Before we get to the flowers I used the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die to cut out some Sahara Sand for the leaves.

Creation Station Card-Tag Leaves

The flower is stamped twice in Blackberry Bliss using the Bloom for You Stamp. I punched them out with the Fun Flower Punch and curled the petals on the top one. I stamped it again in Hello Honey and used the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch to punch out the middle and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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My greeting is from the Lovely Labels Stamp Set, I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss and punched it out with the Artisan Label Punch. A piece of Hello Honey is flagged and adhered behind it. A fun very non-traditional wedding card using some of our great new In-Colors!

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Next up is my tag. It uses most of the same elements as the card. The tag is created using the Angled Tag Topper Punch and Hello Honey Card Stock. Another piece of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack makes the background.

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For the tag I used a greeting from the A Round Array Stamp Set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. The Bitty Banners Framelits make the piece being the greeting and I tied the tag to one of our Mini Muslin Bags. I think this would make a great little favor for any occasion!

Creation Station Tag 1

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Last I have a little bonus project. I thought that a pillow box would make a nice favor too. I used the “Vintage” Pillow Box Bigz Die cut out a piece of Hello Honey. The band around the middle is more of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the same greeting as on the card but my flowers are from the Pictogram Punches Stamp Set and are stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. A cute fun favor that wouldn’t be too difficult to make a bunch of!

Creation Station Pillow Box

 

I hope that you enjoyed and got some inspiration from my projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour. Next up is the talented Jen Arkfeld, she always has some really fun projects so enjoy! Thank you very much for coming by to see my projects, I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂

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Complete Tour:

Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Sara Levin

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Frost

Kallan Quinn

Jennifer Downey

Justin Krieger (that’s me!)

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card:

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Whisper White and Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Label Love Clear Mount and Bloom for You Wood Mount

Framelits: Starburst

Bigz L Die: Flower Frenzy

Punches: Fun Flower, 7/8″ Scallop Circle and Artisan Label

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

 

 

Tag:

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Whisper White and Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Label Love Clear Mount and Bloom for You Wood Mount

Accessories: Mini Muslin Bags

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Bigz L Die: Flower Frenzy

Punches: Fun Flower and 7/8″ Scallop Circle

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

 

 

Pillow Box:

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Whisper White and Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Ink: Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Label love and Pictogram Punches Clear Mount

Punches: Artisan Label and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Tools: Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

A CASE from Shelli

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Good morning everyone! It’s the weekend and I couldn’t be happier! I have some projects to finish and peeps to see, it’s going to be a good time! Today’s post is a CASE from So Shelli. Last month there were a bunch of projects posted by Sara Douglass and I fell in love with this one. I thought it would be the perfect Wedding surprise for my brother and Erika on their special day. I only change some minor details but kept it mostly the same. You can see the original post here.

Where to begin! I cut out some First Edition Designer Series Paper with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, I think it was three pieces all together. I used some Sticky Strip and a Jumbo Sticky round to form the rosette. A piece of Pool Party is cut out with the Oval Accents Bigz Clear Die and embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. On top of that are two of the scalloped pieces from the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die cut from Wisteria Wonder and stamped with the Distressed Dots Background Stam in Wisteria Wonder. I used the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Dies to cut out a piece of Elegant Eggplant and cut one in half and put that on top of the other pieces. A piece of Elegant Eggplant is flagged on both ends and mounted to that with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is stamped from the Forever With You Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant on Pool Party. The butterfly is cut from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die in Pool Party and stamped in Pool Party with the Distressed Dots Background Stamp. I punched a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and pierced two holes in it and threaded some Pool Party Bakers Twine through it before adhered it to the butterfly. The greeting on the Very Vanilla flag is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and the “is” is stamped on a piece of Pool Party that is punched out with the Small Heart Punch. A piece of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon is tied just underneath it. The picture is backed with a piece of Pool Party and they are all adhered to dowels with Sticky Strip and hot glue. The jar has a piece of Pool Party that was cut out using the Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die. I wrapped a piece of First Edition DSP around it, punched another piece os Silver Glimmer Paper out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and tied a piece of Linen Thread around it. To keep everything in place I filled the jar with small river rocks.

Erika and Jason both loved their little surprise waiting for them on their table and I hope that you enjoyed it too. Thank you so much for spending some time with me today, I appreciate your visiting and love to read your comments! I hope that you all enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party

Stamp Sets: Forever With You Clear Mount and Distressed Dots Background

Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper

Embellishments: Pool Party Bakers Twine, Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit, Paper Doilies Large Sizzlit, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Paper Snips, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Happy Anniversary

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Today is my parent’s wedding anniversary. I think they have been together for 43 years! I like to make cards specific to a persons taste. My mom loves the color purple and butterflies. That made designing this card simple. I used my Butterfly Layering Punch from EK Tools and punched out two different shades of purple. I also used the CuttleBug Swirls Embossing Folder for the background. The stamps are from studio g. Unfortunately I didn’t have a happy anniversary stamp so I used two different ones that convey the same message. My mom loved the card and the fact that I used her favorite color and that I used butterflies which she commented on as soon as she opened it! I hope that they have many more happy years together!

The Wedding Colors

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My brother & his fiancĂ© came by my house on Saturday to discuss their save the dates. They were nice enough to ask me to make them. I’m really excited to get to do it and also look forward to working on the wedding invitations. Their colors are purple and turquoise, I already made a mockup of the Save the Date which I will post once they are sent out. I was inspired, as I usually am when I have to work with set colors, to make a card using those colors. I was also very happy to use my new Butterfly Layering punch from EK Tools. It’s a simple card just because. Thanks for taking a look!

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