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Thanks for stopping by today!  In addition to my regular #stampingsunday post, this week is also the Creation Station creative tour.  The links will go live at 8 a.m. (EST).  You’re going to love all of the ideas that you’ll get today for using our featured stamp set, Dotty Angles, and the featured product, Coaster Board.  I’ve worked with the idea of summer entertaining and the confetti trend to influence my creations.

If you’re having a party, the first thing you need is an invitation.

Dotty Angles Shaker Invite from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

You’ll start with a base of Coastal Cabana and add a layer of Strawberry Slush cardstock. The Whisper White layer is stamped in Coastal Cabana with the confetti image from Dotty Angles.

 

 

 

 

Dotty Angles Invite: Shaker detail from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

I used the On Film Framelits to cut a window for the shaker portion of the invitation.  By half cutting and then turning the framelit, I was able to get a frame with the same dimensions all the way around.  I filled the frame with Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Brushed Silver confetti and then lined the window with Vellum cardstock.  I added a few In Color Sequins to bring the idea of the confetti to the outside of the shaker window.

 

 

Dotty Angles Invitation top detail from theartfulinker.com

 

 

The confetti image was stamped on the top portion so that it appears as if the confetti is shaking up and out of the window.  To finish, I added a sentiment in Strawberry Slush from Geometrical.  I carefully inked only the “Hooray” portion.  The sentiment was shaped with a framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels set and finished with some In Color Sequin bling.

 

Now after your invitations are sent, you need some decor.  The first piece of decor that I’ve created will be perfect for your tables by day or night.

Dotty Angles Votive from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

By day this confetti votive will be perfect for a couple of blossoms.  At night, simply slip in a candle.

To create this, you’ll need a plain votive holder.  Using the confetti image without a block, I inked it in Blushing Bride and then wrapped the stamp around the votive.  After letting the ink dry, I used the dark Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker to color over the lighter dots.  The Blendabilities ink is permanent when it dries.  Once dried, I added a rimmed the top with gold using the Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker.

 

 

Next we need to think about the buffet table.  So continuing with the confetti theme, I created a centerpiece.

 

Confetti Dome centerpiece from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

 

Using the stitched garland from the Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit, I added strands of confetti to the inside of my glass dome.  Allowing a small bit to puddle in the bottom of the dome, I arranged the remainder out across the table.  This will help carry both the confetti theme and color throughout the buffet setting.

 

Buffet Picks from theartfulinker.com

 

 

Since summer entertaining should be easy, I created these simple buffet picks using Coaster Board and framelits.  Coaster Board is perfect for this as it’s got enough body to hold its shape.  Since the Coaster Board is a vanilla shade, I mixed some Bermuda Bay ink refill and alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer and spritzed on color.  Then using a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker, I printed my titles.  Each word is outlined with the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  Some of the picks were finished at this point and others were dressed further with In Color Sequins and…

 

 

BBQ buffet pick with dimensional Baker's Twine from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

dimensional Baker’s Twine.  This is one of my new favorite embellishments.  You can see how easy it is to create your own here.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Now it’s time to head off.  I’m sure you will love the other creative projects in the tour whether you choose to go forward or backward.

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