Sunday, August 6, 2017

Creation Station Blog Hop - August in My Neighborhood!

Welcome to Creation Station's Blog Hop for the month of August! Our theme this month is 'August in My Neighborhood' - and the first thing that comes to mind for me is family birthdays! And, in particular, we have a lot of male birthdays this month. For me, a masculine card is sometimes a challenge because I feel like simplicity in design is a good idea, but I don't want it to be too boring...

So, for one of the cards I have ready for this month of masculine birthdays, I started with the Happy Birthday Thinlits die. I think this is a 'must-have'!! I die cut it from Silver Foil for the focal point of the card. 

Besides the two die cuts that I used for the background of the card front, I also layered the Silver Foil piece onto two more Island Indigo die cuts to give it a little bit of thickness and some added dimension. 

I also added two Island Indigo punched balloons onto the background, a subtle but added detail. 

And each of the balloons have a Silver Thread for the balloon string - again, subtle, but an added detail!

And finally, a simple greeting inside the card!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I can't wait to see what's happening in the rest of the hop!! Here are your choices from here -  


Julie B

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Four Nugget Treat Box for Stamp Class this Week!

I found this super awesome Treat Box from The Paper Pixie, another Stampin' Demonstrator - and I'm obsessed with how cute and fabulous it is!! It is made from a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (awesome because you get 4 from a sheet). And from that, you make the box...

And you're able to wrap four Hershey's Nuggets - ALL of that with one 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper?! So cool!! And I love the Naturally Eclectic DSP - the color palette is so beautiful!

I hope you'll be at stamp class this week to make one with us!

Julie B