Creation Station Blog Hop – Love Is In The Air

Creation Station Blog Hop

Welcome to our first Creation Station blog hop of the 2017!

Today, our theme is Love is in the Air.

Valentines Day, Weddings, Anniversaries…if it’s love we’ve got it.

My first creation is a card.

I used Lift Me Up…but, I had a little fun with it.

Lift Me Up Love Potion card for Creation Staion from

Over my Basic Black base, I have a layer of Whisper White that’s been embossed with the new Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder.

Before embossing though, I used an image from Timeless Textures inked in Memento Black.  It gives the perfect impression of a shadow!

Lift Me Up Love Potion card for Creation Station from

Next, the large hot air balloon from Lift Me Up was inked with Versamark.  Then it was stamped on Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed in Gold.

Dies from Up & Away were used to cut out the hot air balloon and the Red Glimmer Paper heart bottle stopper.

Using the Labeler Alphabet and Memento Black ink, I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White before cutting it out by hand.

In the lower left corner are three tiny Gold Glimmer Paper hearts left from the project below.

Lift Me Up Love Potion card - inside - for Creation Staion from

And the inside of the card was finished with a piece of Whisper White and three more Gold Glimmer Paper hearts.

For my next project, I created a box — I love making 3D items!

I couldn’t wait to use the new Window Box Thinlits.

Lift Me Up Window Box for Creation Station from

My box was cut from Basic Black cardstock and adhered together using Tear and Tape.

Then, I cut the decorative side panels from Gold Glimmer Paper using an accent die from the Window Box Thinlits.  These panels were adhered with Fast Fuse.

Lift Me Up Window Box - side panel - for Creation Station from

Tip: Peel the backing layer off of the Glimmer Paper and cut from the back side.  This makes it both easier to cut and easier to adhere.

For the top of the box, I traced the hexagon die in the Window Box Thinlits.  It’s just a bit smaller than the lid, which is perfect.

Lift Me Up Window Box - top - for Creation Station from

To the hexagon piece, I added a heart made from the small hot air balloon in Lift Me Up.  It was inked with Versamark and heat embossed in Gold on Basic Black.  Then I used my Paper Snips to freehand cut it into a heart shape.

The little Gold Glimmer Paper hearts for the border are more of the leftovers from the die cut panels on the side of the box.  They were adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Using Fast Fuse, I adhered Gold Natural Trim to Very Vanilla Lace Trim.  Then using the Fast Fuse again, I ran a line of adhesive across the bottom and the top of the box.  Carefully place the ribbon along these lines of adhesive so that you’ve got enough at each end to tie a bow.  To finish the bow, I tucked in a bit of Gold Sequin Trim.

After tying the bow, I added the hexagon piece to the top of the box using Dimensionals. Be sure to use enough Dimensionals so this layer isn’t saggy but do not block the center channel.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Window Box and Lift Me Up card.

If you like what I share please shop in my store.

Product details are below.

Now it’s time to hop!

Go back to Dena or forward to Kathy.

Either way you go you’ll love the inspiration!

Creation Staion Back Button Creation Station Next Button

Create something today!
Sara - The Artful Inker
How to Order from Sara Levin   Shop in theartfulinker's store   Inker Rewards from
Get blog updates by email   Join My Team of ProCraftinators!
Get today’s products in My Store





older creations
newer creations


  • Reply
    January 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

    So clever Sara …. Sometimes we can turn ourselves upside down to think of a creative project, when the idea is staring us in the face. Brilliant, just brilliant x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Glad you liked it Mikaela! It’s always fun to see something in a new way.

  • Reply
    Denita Wright
    January 10, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Wow! You have had fun making your creations, Sara! Your perfume bottle is exceptional! Reminds of a Genie bottle too. D xox

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      I did have fun Denita! Glad you enjoyed my take on the theme.

  • Reply
    Sarah Biswabic
    January 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Your card and gift box are STUNNING! So beautiful! I love them!!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you Sarah! It was fun to play with my new tools.

  • Reply
    Aimee Phillips
    January 9, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Love the Love Potion card!. Simply beautiful. The background embossed is pretty and makes bottle stand out. Awesome.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Aimee! Now I’m singing that song again!

  • Reply
    January 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Beautiful projects. Loved the card.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you Jamie! It’s part of my effort to #sendhappymail this year.

  • Reply
    January 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Love your projects. Now I have Love Potion No. 9 song in my head!! (Good thing I like that song – lol!)

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      I know MaryJo! It was in my head all day as I was creating.

  • Reply
    Carole Anne Patterson
    January 9, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Perfect Perfume bottle…ingenious! The box is so elegant.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks Carole Anne -I really enjoy making boxes.

  • Reply
    Julie B
    January 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Such a creative take on the hot air ballon! And love the box, great work!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks Julie! Things just seem to take on a different look when I don’t put them away — right away.

  • Reply
    Donna W
    January 8, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    That potion bottle is SO CREATIVE, wow!! You knocked my socks off! Great job; TFS!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Donna! You’re so sweet.

  • Reply
    January 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm


    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 8, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Aww, thanks! Marlene (blushing here)

  • Reply
    January 8, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Great projects! I love the perfume bottle. Such a great idea.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Kimberly. It was sitting upside down on the table and made me think of I Dream of Jeni.

  • Reply
    Kathy Kartak
    January 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I love your perfume bottle! So clever!! xoKathyxo

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Kathy! I love to play and we do sassy rather than sweet for Valentines Day.

    Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you have to say!

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.