Monday, 4 April 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop 'Botanical Blooms'

Welcome to my blog and to another 'Creation Station Blog Hop' for the month of April. 
You have possibly hopped to me from Elizabeth's blog or back from Nicole, and there are some incredible projects to be seen... I know I am inspired by the creations from the Design Team and this months theme using the 'Botanical Blooms Bundle'.

I have made a few little notecards using the Bundle. You get the Stamp Set, Framelits Dies & Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper as a Bundle & Save 15%. That's 3 items! Bargain!!!
You can make 8 notecards from 1 sheet of Kraft 12" x 12" cardstock. 
These are the dimensions for my notecards:
Kraft Cardstock cardbase measures 6" x 3" (score at 3") or 15.2cm x 7.6cm (score at 7.6cm). 
Hello Honey cardstock mat measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" or 7.3cm x 7.3cm
Botanical Gardens DSP is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" or 7cm x 7cm
4 little notecards all prettied up with some 'Burlap Ribbon' and the sweet 'Botanical Garden Jewels' in the centre of the flower. Sweet & simple.

I went a little outside the square and have created a couple of 3D items. Using the 'Botanical Blooms' Stamp set and 'Botanical Builder Framelits Dies', I have made a mini terrarium.
I layered the bottom of the terrarium using 'Cucumber Crush' cardstock for the moss. I then scrunched up tiny balls of  'White Filter Paper', 'Sahara Sand' cardstock & 'Smoky Slate' cardstock to make some pebbles. And a circle of 'Early Espresso' cardstock to represent the soil.
I started with a strip of cardstock approx 1cm x 15cm and made a circle to start my mini garden of jungle leaves. I layered and layered until my garden was complete. The teeny butterflies are from the SAB 'Flowering Fields' stampset which retired a few days ago - they are the perfect size to flutter within the terrarium and add such a beautiful pop of colour.

And a wee little *Kokedama - made using a golf ball and wrapping twine around the tiny ball. I was inspired by my friends who make Kokedama and click here to visit their Instagram page.
*The Kokedama is actually a form of Bonsai. The plant, usually a fern, tree, or succulent, is grown to a small size, and then, along with the correct soil and fertiliser, is carefully transplanted inside a bundled ball of specialised moss and wrapped with string.

Thankyou for visiting my blog. Click on the BACK & NEXT buttons below to keep on 'hopping' and visit the rest of the Creation Station Design Team blogs and their fabulous creations.
 You can leave a comment - I love reading them, and I will reply in turn. And leave a comment on the other blogs too. They make us smile. Have a fantastic day. D x

                   
   Elizabeth Price                                             Nicole Tugrul

Below are all the products used for my 'Botanical Blooms' creations. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store. While you are there you can check out the NEW Occasions Catalogue, Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack. 
Have fun shopping. 
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12 comments:

  1. WOW! Love the little cards but your terrarium is unbelievably creative! Love your attention to detail!

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    1. Thankyou Linda. I wanted my garden to be realistic and I am so happy with the result. Thankyou for taking the time to leave me a comment. D x

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  2. Shut the front door!! That terrarium is amazing. What a fantastic idea. I never would have thought of that. *Feeling inspired!*

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    1. Thankyou Kimberly! So happy to have inspired you - WOW! Your comment has made my day. D x

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  3. WOW! You have been busy! That terrarium is just out of this world! Just fabulous! Rochelle xo

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    1. Thankyou so much Rochelle. Yes, once I started I couldn't stop. Thankyou for your beautiful comment. D x

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  4. Very pretty - and your terrarium is a just a WOW!! Very nice!

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  5. What a fun and creative way to use the framelits! Too stinkin cute! Always enjoy your creations Denita!

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  6. OMGosh!!! I am in love with the terrarium! You are just brilliant and I want to be you when I grow up!

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  7. Oh Denita, both of these projects are fantastic! I love the simplicity of the cards and the gorgeous use of the Embellishments and I adore your terrarium … Great work! xx

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  8. Oh my gosh! That terrarium is GENIUS!!! So cute. I also really love the burlap accents on your card. xoKathyxo

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