Sunday, April 3, 2016

Creation Station: Spring Flowers


Hello! It's the first Sunday of the month - and that means that the Creation Station Design Team is here to inspire YOU!  
This month we are focusing Spring Flowers.  Most are focusing on the Botanical Blooms bundle (if they have it), but the overall theme is spring flowers.  I'm opting for.....Spring Flowers.....  I had Botanical Blooms on my wish list for a while, but kept talking myself out of it.  I have SO many flower sets and SO many flower dies - I just couldn't do it.  Even tho I wanted to!!!  Every time I saw our own Dena Rekow create something phenomenal with them, I'd go put the bundle in my shopping cart....and then I'd delete them.  UGH! I may kick myself when I see what she's created for this hop....

So.....here I go with my Spring Flowers.....

First up - a set of cards using the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  This by far is one of my favorite sets.  The watercolor effect gets me everytime and the stamp layering - makes the possibilities endless!


I've decided that every card that I make, I'm going to make in multiples of at least 4.  It seems that it takes just as much time to make 4 as it does 1.  I usually haven't made multiples because I'm always afraid I won't like what the outcome and then I'll have 4 cards that I don't like instead of one.  Well....I'm blowing that theory out the window.  I'm just going to cross my fingers and GO WITH IT!  Fortunately - I liked this outcome.

For my next project - I let the flowers of the Timeless Elegance DSP do all the work for me!


This paper is absolutely gorgeous! 

One thing that I love to create - and I've been making these for years - gift card tins.  I love to use these for gifts - they are like a card and a gift all in one.   What I really happen to like about this one - I can easily customize the ribbon color and tag for any purpose.  Just changing the ribbon to another color makes a huge difference.  This paper does seem to scream wedding to me, but I think it'd also be great for an anniversary or birthday milestone.

I do decorate the inside with DSP, as seen above, and almost always add a pocket for money or a gift card.  You could even slip some jewelry in these.  These are great to regift too - just add a new tag and voila - you can fill and gift to someone else if you want to.  I usually give these to immediate family members so that I can snag the tin back for the next gift I need!  

So....here's the same idea - in a completely different style.  

This one uses some gingham dsp from Farmers Market, and some hand scripted dsp from Going Places Paper Stack.  A burlap belly band ties it all together.  The flower was made using the Flower Builder punch.  

 Well - that's all I have for you today!  I hope that at least one of my projects inspired you!  Be sure to continue along the Creation Station blog hop, and you'll have a head full of inspiration!




10 comments:

Rosemarie Cowit said...

Love this gift card tin idea. Where do you find the gift tins usually?

Dena Rekow said...

Gorgeous cards--and I love the tins, BUT, You just better get shopping!!!!!!! Have I really not shared enough awesome projects for you yet??? It is my new mission.... Stay tuned!!!!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful as always. Love your work Jen. The flower on the tin is gorgeous. I never use that punch. UGH. I need a week to create with all of my toys.

Rochelle Blok said...

Love all your projects. I love your make 4 cards at once idea. The colours on your cards are so bright and cheery. Those tins are a fabulous idea! Love the burlap one and the eclectic mix of DSP patterns. They work so well together. The Timeless elegance one is so pretty. Love! Rochelle xo

Julie B said...

Love your card - and making 4 is a great idea! Perfect for perfect, easy cuts of your cardstock! I love your tin too - what a pretty and great idea to have on hand for gift card giving!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Love you ideas! The tins are so wonderful, it really is a great way to give a handmade gift!

Holly Stene said...

Love the tins Jen! But I absolutely adore how you framed the first cards with the flowers and straight lines! I too have debated the Botonicals framelits. I'm not a big flower person, but Dena does do a good job persuading! :) haha

Lovely creations as always!
-Holly

Mikaela Titheridge said...

Oh Jen, what beautiful projects. I particularly love the freshness of your cards … so pretty, clean and fresh looking xx

Julie Kettlewell said...

Your cards have reminded me I need to break out the Garden in Bloom again! Lovely makes

kkstamper said...

Oh Jen! These projects are gorgeous. I particularly LOVE the gift card tins (the Farmer's Market is my fave). I might have to steal, er, borrow this idea for a stamp camp! xoKathyxo