Sunday, November 1, 2015

Creation Station Blog Hop - Lighthearted Leaves!

Hi there! If you're joining me from the Creation Station Blog Hop, welcome to my space! I hope you enjoyed Jennifer Downey's post. If you missed it, you can click HERE to go back. Here's what I have to share with you ~

I set out to achieve an elegant look with the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. And what says elegance better than gold?! Well, maybe embossed gold!! So I embossed a few of the different Lighthearted Leaves in Gold onto the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock - so striking! I'm in love with the look!

On the card, I added some Winter Wonderland vellum paper onto a piece of Vanilla Cardstock to set off a little gold bling for the background. Then I added a layer of Gold Foil Sheet to the back of it!

And, for a little contrast on the leaves, I added some touches of Blackberry Bliss Marker in random spots. I also added both Gold Thread and Gold Cording Trim to stick with the Gold theme! And, oh those Gold Sequins... Wasn't a huge fan at first, but now I can't stop using sequins!!! They add just that "something needed"!

Usually I spend so much effort on the front of a card that I don't do anything for the inside. But, especially with a dark color card base like Blackberry Bliss, you have to do something on the inside. A little strip of the same Winter Wonderland Vellum on a Very Vanilla Cardstock piece neatly finishes it off! And, a little tip - To adhere the vellum, I cut the piece about 1/2" longer than the width of the cardstock piece. Then I 'glued' it down to the backside of the Vanilla cardstock with Mini Glue Dots. Then I glued to whole piece onto the inside of the card.

I think these little gift bags make a cute little coordinating match-up to give a little gift or treat! How about setting a few out on your Thanksgiving table?

I used a lot of the same details from the card. But also, I added the Winter Wonderland Washi Tape to go around the bag. And I used a small Gold Doily for a little more bling! The Wooden Elements "Celebrate" seemed to be a fitting sentiment to add to the bag too!

I altered the Kraft Gift Bag to make it a Stand Up styled bag too! I just scored it at 3/4" on each side and 1" along the bottom. Then I trimmed, folded up and adhered the bottom to give it that stand up style!

I think I will be making a bunch more of these for Thanksgiving! But also, I think I will use the Thanks Wooden Elements pieces to make some quick Thank you Bags too!

Hope you enjoyed my project, and come back soon to see more!

Up next on the Blog Hop is Kathy Kartak. Click HERE to check out her creation!

Julie B


Unknown said...

Adorable projects!!!

Kimberly Van Diepen said...

Love how the colors just pop on your projects and love how you used the leaves on the bags. Awesome.

Cindy Schuster said...

Wow! Beautiful projects! Love the colors too!

Pages with Paula said...

Loved your card and gift bag! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Paula

Denita Wright-Smee said...

Beautiful creations Julie! Thanks for sharing your tips for the Kraft bag, and the embossed gold leaves are amazing. D x

Nicole Tugrul said...

Love you rich and elegant card and coordinating bag. Very beautiful and perfect for the holidays!

Sarah Klass said...

The combination of Blackberry Bliss and the gold is just stunning! Love your projects :-)

Sara Levin said...

Simple, elegant gift bag!

Dena Rekow said...

Oh my gosh, Julie!!! As always, you create stunning projects--thanks so much for joining our hop--it is wonderful to have you!! I agree--gold and Blackberry are awesome together!! Now I'm inspired!!

Jennifer Downey said...

Definitely achieved the elegance you were aiming for! Love your color combination - stunning!