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Welcome to the September Creation Station Blog Hop!  This month each of us is showcasing our favorite stamp set from the new Holiday Catalog.  I hope you’re as excited as I am to see what this creative team has come up with!

My favorite that I’m showcasing today is Paisleys and Petals.  I just can’t get enough of it and am soon going to have a stamp revolt on my hands if I don’t play with some of my other new sets.

As soon as I saw the Paisleys and Petals and the coordinating Paisley Framelits, I knew what I wanted one of my creations to be.

Paisleys and Posies dinner party table decor from theartfulinker.com

I couldn’t wait to make this flower!  It is the perfect accent for my white dinner plates and a similar one for each guest’s take home treat.  I love the simplicity of creating a special accent for each place setting.

I stamped seven of the dotted paisley image on Bermuda Bay in Versamark and then heat embossed in Silver.  The paisleys were then cut with the coordinating Paisley Framelits.  Taking my Bone Folder, I gently stroked each paisley to give it a little curl.  Then, I placed a circle of hot glue on my Silicone Craft Sheet and arranged the petals.

Paisleys and Posies 3D flower from theartfulinker.com

For the inside of the flower, I used another one of the framelits and cut three Silver Foil pieces.  I strategically added hot glue to these before arranging them and making sure to overlap the bottom circle.  The circle was them topped with the largest Basic Rhinestone.

Paisleys and Posies Gift Box - top detail - from theartfulinker.com

As I mentioned the top of my gift box is similar but different.

I trimmed the bottom of each of the paisleys so that the proportion of the finished 3D piece better fit the box.

For this flower, I used six paisleys.  Then, I added a 1-3/4″ punched circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Since Dimensionals do not stick well to glimmer paper, I added a bubble of hot glue and gently set the top layer on.  This image was also embossed in Silver and cut with the Paisleys Framelits.

Before adding the flower to the top of the gift box, I attached lengths of Silver and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim using Glue Dots.  Then, the flower was attached with Dimensionals.

At this point, I had a brain storm and made one more thing!

Paisleys and Posies 3 x 3 note card from theartfulinker.com

I had the ends of the paisleys sitting on my counter and thought they’d make the perfect embellishment for a card.  So, I cut a 3″ x 5-7/8″ piece of Whisper White and stamped a random pattern of images from Paisleys and Posies in Bermuda Bay.

And guess what?

Paisleys and Posies 3 x 3 note card on box front - from theartfulinker.com

This little note card fits perfectly inside the sleeve that’s around the White Gift Box!

So it’s a twofer!  Not only does it add a little extra decoration to my box but, it’s my note to my guest or gift recipient as well.

Paisleys and Posies Gift Box for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

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16 Comments

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    i love basteln
    September 6, 2016 at 1:24 am

    I’m blown away! This is a genius idea – thank you so much for sharing it.
    Ursina (from the other end of the world 😉

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      Sara Levin
      September 6, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Gosh Ursina, thanks! So happy you enjoyed my creation.

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    Kathy Kartak
    September 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, Sara! That paisley flower is simply genius! It’s just too pretty! I love your gift box, too–it’s a present in and of itself! xoKathyxo

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      Sara Levin
      September 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Kathy! I love the new White Gift Boxes. This was the first one I’ve put together but I’ll certainly be using more.

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    Sue Mac Donald
    September 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    absolutely beautiful!!

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      Sara Levin
      September 5, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks so much Sue!

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    kimberlyvandiepen
    September 4, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Great projects Sara and a great way to share an out of the box idea using that Paisley Framelits.

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      Sara Levin
      September 5, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Thank you Kimberly. There are so many great shapes in the Paisley framelits.

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    Denita Wright
    September 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Such beautiful creations, Sara! I love what you have done with this Suite! D x

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      Sara Levin
      September 5, 2016 at 6:55 am

      Thank you, Denita! The boxes are just fabulous to play with.

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    nwt2772
    September 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    You are so CREATIVE!!! What a great way to use this bundle…you really make it appealing by showing a whole new way to use it.

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      Sara Levin
      September 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Wow, thanks Nicole! I just want everyone to love this set as much as I do.

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    Mikaela
    September 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Such clever use of the dies Sara, thanks for sharing x

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      Sara Levin
      September 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Mikaela, I enjoy giving my dies a little play.

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    Penny Hanuszak
    September 4, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful projects. You really showed the versatility of the paisley Framelits and Paisleys and Posies set.

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      Sara Levin
      September 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you Penny! I am really loving this set.

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