Sunday, January 3, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop! - An Occasions Catalog Favorite!


If you've just arrived from the fabulous Jen Arkfeld's blog, Welcome!! 

And, if you're just starting here, Welcome to this month's Creation Station Blog Hop! The theme of our hop is Favorites from the new Occasions Catalog! So for me, it was an easy decision to use the new Number of Years Stamp Set and the coordinating Large Number Framelits Dies! - I Love that the set is super versatile - all the numbers, plus Happy Birthday, Anniversary, flowers, and even 'grade' for scrapbooking! Plus, the Large Numbers Framelits, included if you purchase the bundle - I was sold!!

I made a card and gift card holder for an upcoming birthday this year! Everything is based on Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. On the card I used the 'must-have' Large Numbers Framelits! I chose to keep it bold, and just die cut the numbers, but you can also stamp the numbers first, and then die cut them. Behind the "21" I used the balloon from the Balloon Framelits - We have so many great things in our Main Catalog that help make the new things even that much better!
   

I used the "Celebrate" from the Expressions Natural Elements. But I added the new Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - this is another "must-have"!! It's a bit tough to photograph, but seriously - you gotta get it! ;)


I didn't do a lot to embellish the inside of the card, but so happy that this new stamp set has a great inside saying!




I also made this quick little gift card holder. It's super easy to just score the Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag 3-1/2" from the bottom end of the bag. Then just use some Tear and Tape to adhere the sides up, creating two pockets! One pocket is good for a little note card, in the back. And the front pocket fits a little fold over cardstock piece to hold the gift card! Perfect, Sweet and Simple!



I embellished the front of the Gift Card Holder with a little tag (more stamps from the same set!). But my favorite part is making this little side-tied bow! You just fold over the White Satin Ribbon, and then use the Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine to tie up the edge! I love this look!


I hope you enjoyed my post!

And I know you'll be impressed with the next post on the Blog Hop, by the Awesome, Kimberly Van Diepen! If you're ready to move on just click the NEXT pic below to go to Kimberly's, and if you missed Jen's post, you can click on the BACK pic to go there.

       



Julie B

11 comments:

Sarah Klass said...

Great project! Love a sweet idea to pretty up a gift card :-)

Julie Kettlewell said...

Fab love it

Sara Levin said...

The Sketched Dots bag as an envelope is a nice, soft touch for a hand delivered card.

kkstamper said...

I love the way you freshened up the balloons from the annual catalog using product from the Occasions catalog. Lovely color scheme too!!

Denita Wright said...

Loving both your projects Julie. The Sketched Dots gift card holder is such a great idea. D x

Kimberly said...

Great projects Julie. That's a perfect card for a 21 year old. Love how you created the pocket for the gift card. XOXO

Elizabeth Price said...

Always awesome! I am glad you shared the inside greeting as I hadn't noticed that--you sold me. Smiles, Ebeth

Dena Rekow said...

Adorable as always, Julie!! I love the way you made the gift card holder, too! Super cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jebnifer Downey said...

Super cute way of gift card giving! It makes the wheels in my head turn. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nicole Tugrul said...

What a fun birthday combo!! I love the birthday card and the gift card holder is the perfect addition. Wonderful inspiration!

Holly Stene said...

Sorry that I'm just now commenting--just got wifi a few days ago! These are both great projects! Love the bold color choice for the balloons. Totally forget to use those framelits too so I might just get them out now! Thanks for the inspiration :)