Sunday, June 15, 2014

the creation station - first comes love then comes marriage

It's the 3rd Sunday of the month which means it's blog hop time with The Creation Station. We're a group of 12 Stampin' Up! demonstrators who come together for a hop twice a month (1st & 3rd Sunday) showcasing specific stamp sets or products to help show you, our readers, different ways to use these products!

Today's pick was to create something using one (or more!) of these products or themes:
1) Wedding themed cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, etc.
2) Traveler and/or World Map Stamp Set
3) Gift Card Enclosure Pack (pg. 194 of the catalog ~ I wish I had these to show you!!)

Now, it might come as a shock, but I still have yet to make my big new catalog order! I have been so swamped with end of school stuff, class gifts, dance recital, and on and on that I just haven't had the chance to sit down with my wish list and figure out what to order! With that said, I decided to go ahead and play with some of the current products I do have that would be perfect for a wedding theme! Many of these products started out in the Occasions Catalog and have since carried over to the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog!

It seems that the trendy yellow/gray combination is a fun one for weddings and so I kept with this combo in both of my creations today. This first card is super simple and showcases the Petite Petals Punch (first debuting in the 2014 Occasions Catalog).

The card base is Basic Gray followed by Daffodil Delight and then Whisper White. I stamped the background image using Gorgeous Grunge. I used the Petite Petals Punch to punch out nine flowers popping them up on Dimensionals. In the center I added a pearl. You will see that my pearls are colored yellow to match...this is because I used the new Blendabilities to color them (available to all of our customers soon!). This was a technique I showed last month. I finished off the card with the sweet little sentiment "happy together" from A Dozen Thoughts.

My one little trick for creating dimension with the flower petals was taking a marker and putting it inside the flower and pulling up the petals. This helped with not creasing too much on the folds, but making it look more natural.

OK, next is a cute little favor box I thought would be adorable at the place of where each guest would sit for a formal dinner (obviously it would take a lot of assembly for that many people!). Or this Could hold a special gift, like matching key chains, cash, etc. It's not large enough for a gift card as the box only measures 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". Or maybe even better yet, this could be used for a fun bridal shower favor box...then you don't have to make as many for all your wedding guests!

This favor box showcases the Spiral Flowers Original Die (first debuting in the 2014 Occasions Catalog). You can find this die on pg. 233 of your catalog. I also kept with the color scheme of Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray. I will admit these flowers did take a little practice, but THIS VIDEO put together by Stampin' Up! helped with the basics of using this die.  These flowers are still not perfect by any means, but after the third flower I finally got the hang of it! To hold the flowers together I used my hot glue gun. The petals are created from Wild Wasabi cardstock punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then creased down the middle. I adhered them to the box using Glue Dots. The sentiment is from Label of Love and punched out with the coordinating Artisan Label Punch.

The box was created using these directions by Jill Franchett. However, I opted for a larger-sized box than the one she talks about, so I scored the lines for the box a bit differently. I also used the scallop square from the Square Framelits as the die she used has since retired. Please leave a comment if you would like specific instructions for how I created this one differently. you so much for stopping by! I hope that you will continue on through the hop and stop by to Jennifer Frost's blog by clicking the next button. If you are wanting to go backwards, click on the back button to visit Sara Levin. Happy hopping!


Unknown said...

Love those flowers on your card - and your tip is one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" moments! Thanks for sharing!!!

Sara Levin said...

What a pretty little box! So many uses.

Terri said...

Love these projects Heidi!

kkstamper said...

I love the yellow and gray color trend and I love what you've done with this combination on both projects! The card with the petite petals flowers is stunning. The Gorgeous Grunge background on such a sweet (so un-grungy) card is genious!!

Jenn said...

Very pretty card and the box is a perfect compliment. Thanks for sharing!

Marla said...

I love this box. I would like specific instructions and measurements on how you created it. I do have the retired die. :) Thank you!

Heidi Boos said...

Hi Marla, not sure if you will see this comment, but I wasn't sure how to get a hold of you. The instructions I used were by Jill Franchett. I included the link in my blog post, but here it is as well:

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