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Welcome to the November Creation Station blog hop.  We’re welcoming several new designers to this month’s hop.  So, be sure to make the complete loop.  You’ll not want to miss any of the inspiration we have to offer.

I’m excited to share my projects with you today.  Our theme this month is “thankful” and one of our spotlighted stamp sets is Lighthearted Leaves.  I’m thrilled because it is my current favorite.

My first project is part of a decor gift class that I have coming up at the end of November.

Lighthearted Leaves Chalkboard for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

I created this seasonal, interchangeable, ornament for the decor piece using Lighthearted Leaves.

The colors are Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze and Hello Honey.

Lighthearted Leaves Chalkboard ornament (close up ) for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

All of the leaves were embossed in gold and then cut with the Leaflets framelits.

Yes, I know the leaves are Maple leaves.  And yes, I know that acorns do not grow on Maple trees.

But, I love the Acorn Builder Punch!

Lighthearted Leaves Chalk Board ornment (close up 2) for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

The Season of Cheer washi was perfect for this.  The designs are so easy to line up that it’s as if I punched the acorn from wider pieces of washi.  The washi was applied to Very Vanilla cardstock.

Final touches were Gold Cording Trim and some of the luscious Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Ribbon.

Then, I zigged a little though still using Lighthearted Leaves.

Lighthearted Leaves Angel for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

When I dropped one of the leaves from the project above, I thought it looked like angel wings.  So, I set about creating an angle ornament.

I gold embossed the Maple leaf on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then, her head was punched from Very Vanilla cardstock with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  Her hair was punched from Cajun Craze cardstock.  First I punched a 1″ circle in the Cajun Craze and then I used the 1 1/4″ circle punch to punch around the 1″ hole.

Her halo is a little less than half of a Gold Metallic Doily that was attached with a dimensional.

And, a piece of Gold Cording Trim was attached to the back of her head with hot glue so that she can be hung.

Lighthearted Leaves Angel detail - for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

For her wings, I embossed the Maple leaf in gold on a piece of Glassine paper.

Note: when you emboss on Glassine paper your image will not be raised.  And, you will need to keep your heat tool moving as you set the embossing powder.

After using the Leaflet framelits to cut out the leaf, I trimmed off the two outside pieces and shaped them.  I love that the Glassine paper holds the shape.  It adds a nice bit of texture.

She was finished with a Basic Pearl in her collar.

For my final creation, I zagged.  Still using Lighthearted Leaves,

Lighthearted Leaves Flower for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

I created this gold embossed flower from Very Vanilla cardstock.

My initial thought was this would make a great pin. But then I thought, oohh! wouldn’t these be great as part of a handmade, paper bouquet?  Or, how about some of these in the garland on your banister or along your mantel? Several of them would even be nice on your Christmas tree.

I used the Maple leaf again and added two of the smaller leaves from Lighthearted Leaves.  All of the leaves were cut using the Leaflets framelits.  Then, they were shaped by gently pulling my Bone Folder across the surface of the leaves.

Lighthearted Leaves Flower for Creation Station (from an angle) from theartfulinker.com

The shaped leaves were hot glued to a 2″ circle base.

Thanks for stopping in today to see what I’ve done with Lighthearted Leaves.

Now, it’s time to see what everyone else has created.

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PS:  Don’t forget to RSVP for the Decor Gift Class – today’s the last day!  You’ll want to make today’s sneak peek as well as the other seasonal embellishments.

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15 comments on “Lighthearted Leaves for Creation Station Blog Hop

  1. Gale S.

    I love the angel! What a cool idea. Using the doily as her crown was absolutely inspired.

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Dena! I love the leaves as well.

  2. stampinbythesea

    Oh my GOSH!! The Angel out of the Light Hearted Leaves is brilliant. SO talented. Love all the embossing. Great projects.

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Kimberly! I’m just a sucker for embossing and was a little embarrassed when I finished my projects and realized I had embossed — well, let’s just say I need to watch out or there may need to be an embossing intervention.

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks! I love the Lighthearted Leaves so much I just had to think of ways to take it on through the holidays —

  3. Julie B

    Such creative ideas! I love the chalkboard with the leaves!😊

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Julie! I’ve been having fun coming up with all kinds of seasonal “ornaments” for the chalkboard.

  4. nwt2772

    Amazing projects! I love them all, but the sweet little washi acorn is my favorite, so fabulous!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Nicole and Denita! I’m obsessed with those acorns — can’t seem to use them enough.

  5. Cindy

    That is ALOT of gold embossing right there! LOVE!!!!!!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Yeah Cindy, I got a little carried away with the embossing.

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