Howdy! I have something SUPER fun for you guys today!
I've put together a team of 12 talented, inspiring, creative individuals to join me in a bi-monthly blog hop. We've got creative geniuses from all around the States AND Australia! You'll see that we all have styles that are different from one another. This will help YOU in your creative process, by showing you many different ways you can use your stamps.
We will be posting as a group every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Each time we'll showcase 2 different Stampin' Up! stamp sets and a Stampin' Up! product (like gift boxes, punches, specialty paper, etc.) We want you to see all of the possibilities!
So, come on into The Creation Station!
First up, The Creation Station team is following trends! Today's trend is all about TRIANGLES! It seems that they are everywhere:
Stampin' Up! has some great products that are right on this triangle trend:
I've created a couple of cards using triangles, and the Geometrical Stamp Set.
This first card is flirty and fun. I simply stamped the triangle images in Pumpkin Pie and Strawberry Slush and punched them with the coordinating punch. This made is easy to line up in a pattern on my card.
I stamped the sentiment in the same two colors at the bottom. I like this sentiment because it's really versatile - Birthday, Graduation, any celebration really....
This one is simple and a great "mailer". I stamped the same image repeatedly in Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate. Then I punched a few in Bermuda Bay and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
We thought we'd soften things up with our next highlighted stamp set: Stippled Blossoms. After all, it is spring, and after the winter most of us have had, I think we are all ready to smell the roses!
Here's some inspiration:
The Stippled Blossoms set is so striking because you can create stamped flowers that are quite realistic:
I just think these flowers turn out so beautiful. A Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must for creating these! You'll line up the stippled part perfectly that way.
Doesn't this make for a gorgeous card? I pulled in the sentiment from Blessings from Heaven (retiring) and used the On Film dies to create the frame. The patterned paper is Eastern Elegance (retiring). This card could easily become a card for any occasion - just swap out the sentiment. Mother's Day, Birthday, you name it!
Lastly, some of us are showing uses for the Tag-a-Bag gift boxes. Pretty wrapping seems to be all the rage - just look on Pinterest for some gift wrapping ideas.
I decided to keep mine rather simple - in fact I Case'd mine from the upcoming new Stampin' Up! Catalog, but swapped out the DSP so the box would coordinate with my card:
I think the tag is sweet with it's little vellum flower!
Alrighty.....That's today's inspiration from me! Now, go see what Ilina has up her uber talented sleeve!
If you happen to get lost along your way here is a full listing of those participating in our Blog Hop:
Creation Station Design Team:
Jen Arkfeld – You are HERE!Justin Krieger
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