Sunday, May 18, 2014

creation station blog hop

About a month or so ago, I was asked to be a part of a new team of {super talented} Stampin' Up! demonstrators! Jen Arkfeld of Stamped Silly asked me to join her and 10 others on a new journey to inspire! I must admit I felt honored to be given this opportunity to "stamp alongside" some creatively blessed people! It is our goal to help you see some of the Stampin' Up! stamp sets and products in a new way. Twice a month (1st and 3rd Sunday) we will be sharing some creative ways using two stamp sets and one product from the current Stampin' Up! catalog. Each of the designers will either choose one stamp set or product to share...or they might choose to showcase all three! This is technically the second hop with The Creation Station, but because I was away on vacation with my family for the first one, this hop will be my first to join everyone!

If you are new to visiting my blog (and coming through on the hop), thank you so much for stopping by! You will soon discover that my stamping style is very clean and simple. One thing I just love about this group of stampers is that we all bring a unique flair and style to the stamping table. As you hop through you will soon notice this!

The stamp sets we were able to choose from were Blast Off (currently on the retiring list and only available in wood mount) or Work of Art, which is a sneak peek stamp set coming soon in the new catalog available June 1st! Seeing as I don't own Blast Off (although it's SUCH a cute set!), the obvious choice for me was to play with the Work of Art stamp set. Our product to play with for this hop was Baker's Twine. We could choose from any of the current catalog twine (which will also be retiring!) or some of the yummy NEW twine that will be available in the 2013-2015 In-Colors! I just love the perks of being a demonstrator to be able to order a few things early!

{Work of Art Stamp Set}

{2013-2015 In Colors Baker's Twine}

I decided I would mesh the stamp set and product together into one card. The polka dot background is created using one of the images from the set and I love the simplicity of the Baker's Twine wrapped around the center of the card. All those colors together are just so divine! I used my Paper Snips to cut out the heart and then added one simple rhinestone. My goal for this card was to ink it up using each of the five in-colors to match the twine.
Stamp Sets
Work of Art
Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Accents, 2013-2015 In-Color Baker's Twine
Paper Snips

When I saw this twine in my box that arrived on my doorstep last week, I also pictured using it to tie up a cute little box and finishing it with a big bow. I just love this look...especially against the kraft box (which Stampin' Up! sells!). I added a fun tag using the same Work of Art stamp set cut out with the Circle Framelits. It's all dressed up and ready to be given to someone extra special!

Stamp Sets
Work of Art
Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2013-2015 In-Color Baker's Twine
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circle Framelits, Paper Snips you so much for joining us on the hop! I sincerely hope you feel inspired and excited for what's in store for you in the new catalog. It's just a short 2 weeks away before you can begin ordering! Please continue on the hop and visit the amazingly gifted Jennifer Frost. You will not be disappointed! Just click on the next button to take you there! And if you need to go backwards on the hop, you are able to do that as well...just click on the back button to visit Sara Levin again! Hope to see you all again soon and if you have any questions or just want to say hi, please feel free to leave a comment!


Unknown said...

Love these Heidi! I knew I would!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Nice! I like how your were able to incorporate all five colors of twine, which look so pretty all tied in a bow on your box. Such yummy colors!

Teneale Williams said...

Great projects Heidi and I totally will be using some of your twine tips.

Cindy Beach said...

Beautiful projects, Heidi! Love your crisp, clean style.

Deborah Smart said...

Love all the baker's twine used together; I just knew I was going to have to get all the colours - now you've convinced me!

Jennifer Downey said...

Clean and simple, that's my kind of stamping! Love em' both! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Levin said...

The layered 2013-2015 In Colors make for a nice background.

Linda Callahan said...

Super sweet!

Julie Davison said...

I am finally getting caught up on blog tours and I just wanted to say I LOVE all of your Work of Art samples!! You really went to town with that stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!

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