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Birthday Bonanza

I’m so excited about my birthday bonanza projects I’m sharing today.  I love the Party Animal Suite and have 3 projects to share.

Get ready for a great blog hop with the Creation Station team with inspiring birthday projects today!

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Are You a Party Animal?

No doubt I love a good party, and while I’m not so much the party animal, I’m all about having fun.

I do love celebrating birthday’s and funny enough Russ, and I called my uncle on Friday to wish him a happy birthday.  We both struggle with remembering someone’s big day.   As soon as he picked up the phone, we were singing happy birthday.  Unfortunately, we were about five days too early.  Whoops! We all laughed, and we’ll be making the phone call again next week.

The Party Animal Suite is perfect for any age and so many great coordinating products to choose from.

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I pulled out one my favorite cardstock colors, Crumb Cake.  I love how Whisper White Craft ink looks on this cardstock.

Then I pulled some of the colors from the Party Animal Designer Series Papers.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks 

  • One of my favorite coordinating products in this suite is the Washi Tape.  I love the SKINNY tape.  This was perfect to place along the edge of the card base.
  • Whisper White Craft ink is a pigment ink which takes a little longer to dry.  I use the heat tool to make the drying times faster when I’m impatient.
  • The Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was a perfect addition to this card.

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The Perfect Box

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Excuse me; I’m a little giddy over this box.  It’s perfect for a birthday bonanza! The colors, ribbon, banner and a peek of doily fit perfectly together.

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You can find the Window Box Thinlits Dies on page 43 in the new Occasions catalog.  I love this box for it’s unique design.

Tips & Tricks

  •  The box was created using Kraft Cardstock.  Kraft cardstock is a fantastic heavy cardstock that keeps shape when creating boxes.  I love the weight of this cardstock, especially when creating boxes.
  • The Party Animal Designer Series Paper was used to create the belly band around the box.
  • I added the Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim with a flowing tail on each side of the box.  I love the small glimmer of gold in this beautiful ribbon.

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YAY, Time to Celebrate!

Because of my love for vintage and fonts, I am completely drawn to the Super Duper stamp set.  I love the marquee look to the fonts and it was perfect for this next card.

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Once again, I relied on my Party Animal Designer Series Paper to pull my color combinations together.  These bright colors are beautiful together.

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Tips & Tricks

  • The ribbons were folded like an accordion, then stapled to the Designer Series Paper to keep in place.
  • While I used the coordinating inks with the cardstock (Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango) don’t forget you can get a similar look using a VersaMark pad.  The tone on tone looks beautiful!
  • I couldn’t get away without using a doily.  I found a perfect place…

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Find all of the products used today in the clickable links below.  

 

Get Your Party Started!

If you are planning a party, Stampin’ Up! has everything you need to create the perfect cards and favors for the perfect party.

Now lets’s see what the other Creation Station designers have up their sleeve for a birthday bonanza.  Your first blog is Dena and she never disappoints.  Simply click the NEXT button below and be inspired.

 

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

 

 

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Creation Station- Get Well

Creation Station- Get Well 

Get well cards and packaging came at a perfect time.  Some of my family has come down with the good ole summer cold.

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Just two weeks ago I was off to the Doctor for a sinus infection and my sweet mom came with me.  There is nothing better when your mom comes to your aid when your feeling sicky.

 

In less than 24 hours she came down with a dreadful cold and literally has been on the couch for days.  It was only a matter of time when I would get a phone call that my dad had come down with the same thing.  Now they are both on the couch!

 

Pick Me Up

I’ve been out of town for most of the time they’ve been sick. I figured a sweet card and a little soup would be the perfect pick me up.  I hope it helps but even more so I hope they know I want them well and I love them.

 

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Weather Together Stamp Set

While the words Get Well are not found in the Weather Together stamp set, I thought it was the perfect set to use for someone not feeling well.  This set along with the summer colors made it all come together.

Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station

 

Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station

 

Tips & Tricks

 

  • A quick watercolor background using Pool party, Bermuda Bay and a very small amount of Cucumber Crush ink was used using an Aqua Painter on Watercolor Paper.
  • Behind the negative die cuts of the clouds I created texture using the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.
  • The Umbrella Weather Framelits was used to add the edged die cuts for the umbrella’s.  These are so unique as they not only die cut, but they have a light embossing to them that is beautiful.
  • Did you know this stamp set comes as a bundle? That means you can save MONEY.  Check out the bundle HERE.

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Soup Makes it All Better

 

We all know soup makes everything better.

Soup in a bag must be 100x better and could make someone smile.

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Tips & Tricks- Soup Bag 

  • The soup was placed in a Glassine Bag.  Once again the bag is embellished using the Weathered Together stamp set.

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  • Create the topper using the largest framelit in the Layering Circle Framelit Dies.  Fold a piece of Old Olive cardstock in half.  Place the framelit above the folded edge so it will cut a half scallop circle.
  • Using a Sponge Dauber, create dots using Old Olive ink.
  • Add a little White Delicate Doily to add a little frill (I’m sure my dad will love this piece! Ha Ha!)
  • The greeting is perfect for my parents as they weather the cold together.  <giggle>

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Give a Little Get Well Love

Creating handmade love is bound to cheer someone up and for someone that isn’t feeling well, this could be the perfect solution.

Take a few minutes to see more ideas on creating Get Well love from our Creation Station Designers.  Just click the buttons below to take a hop around and enjoy on this awesome Sunday Morning.

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Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station

 

 

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Have a GREAT Sunday!!!

Creation Station -From the Garden

Creation Station -From the Garden

There is nothing better than Fresh Fruit from the garden, right?

The new Fresh Fruit stamp was excellent to use for a few thank you cards and a gift and even better for a new Creation Station blog hop.

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Fresh Fruit

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Russ and I don’t have a garden but we do have a little orchard we are pretty proud about.

Last year we planted 2 plum trees and 2 orange trees.  One of our orange tree’s didn’t make it this year due to a cold snap, but the other orange tree is flourishing.  We are so excited to see all of the oranges on this tree.

I told Russ I’m ready for a lemon tree and I’ll be happy as a clam.

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My first thought when I started stamping with the Fresh Fruit set was Strawberry Jam.  Homemade!!  My mom use to make homemade fruit jams when I was little and they were SO yummy.  I’ve never ventured into making homemade jam, so the next best thing is my strawberry thank you card.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks

  • This card has many layers, most of which is cardstock and designer paper.  The Fresh Fruit set has the coordinating Fruit Stand Designer Paper- it’s SO fun.
  • Burlap ribbon was added by folding in accordion style and then stapled onto the circle die cut to stay in place.
  • The new Enamel Dots are perfect to add a small embellishment to your projects. Typically when I place these on my cards I always use 3.  If you follow your finger to each Enamel Dot, you can see it will form a triangle.  This keeps the card elements well balanced.

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Basket of Fruit

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Another idea I couldn’t get off my brain was a basket of fruit.  Except I didn’t want to make a basket.

The next best thing was to create a smaller version of a basket by weaving a few pieces of Kraft cardstock.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • To create the basket, I cut 12 strips of Kraft cardstock at 1/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  • Lay all of the strips vertically by placing only a small amount of adhesive at the top.  Then weave each of the remaining strips and adhere to the card front.
  • Underneath the Kraft cardstock I used the stamp set Touches of Texture to create the splatter background.
  • The added touches include a Delicate White Doily, a small strip of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Enamel Dots.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Sweet Thank You Gift

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Lastly, I was at the ice cream shop the other day and this little shop has an entire wall of sweet candies that I can never resist.  The best part is the way they are displayed.  You can fill a mason jar with your desired candy.  I found the yummiest fruit slices and instantly thought about creating a thank you tag for the jar- perfect gift for a friend.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Wrapping it Up!

The Fresh Fruit stamp set is perfect for the garden lover or the paper crafter at heart.  Strawberries, pears, peaches, lemons, oranges, flowers… so many great ideas wrapped up into this one stamp set.

 

Click HERE to purchase the Fresh Fruit stamp set.

You can see all of the products used in today’s projects in the clickable links below.  

Now it’s time to see what all of the other great designers have in their garden.  Click the links below follow along on the blog hop.

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

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Have a wonderful 4th of July!  XOXOXO

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