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Creation Station Blog Hop – In My Neighborhood

August 6, 2017 6 Comments

Welcome to my blog!  This month the international Creation Station design team is sharing ideas from our particular area for celebrations or gatherings.  For the Creation Station Blog Hop – In My Neighborhood theme, I’m sharing about a personal favorite.  I have loved picnics since I saw (and purchased) a picnic basket in a cute store near the college I attended.  On Friday evenings in the Fall and Spring, a friend and I would gather a few simple items for a picnic and drive up to one of the mountain overlooks.  There we would sit and chat about our week, unwind and watch the sunset.  It was a lovely way to end a week!

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Today, I have a few creations to share that dress up simple picnics like those I enjoyed years ago.

Creation Station Blog Hop – In My Neighborhood

Petal Garden Picnic box and napkin holder for Creation Station blog hop - In My Neighborhood from theartfulinker.com

While picnics can be anything from simple to lavish,

these boxes and napkin holders totally fit my style!

Petal Garden picnic box for Creation Station blog hop - In My Neighborhood from theartfulinker.com

I “found” these great boxes when I was taking home food left from a dinner out.

Not about design — but I LOVE that these are 100% bio-degradable.

As for design, I started with the Petal Garden designer paper stack and worked around it.

My box is closed with a wrap of Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

On top are squares of Pool Party cardstock and Petal Garden designer paper.

The tag on the front is stamped with images from Eastern Beauty.

Then, it was embellished with Eclectic Layers Thinlits die cuts.

Napking Holder using Pocket Framelits for Creation Station blog hop - In My Neighborhood from theartfulinker.com

For my napkin holder, I used the Pocket Framelits and created a double sided pocket.

It is embellished with a strip of Petal Garden designer paper and

Eclectic Layers die cuts.

Inside my picnic box for Creation Station blog hop - In My Neighborhood from theartfulinker.com

Inside the box, I had room for a sandwich, veggie, fruit packet and dessert.

Oh So Eclectic tag on picnic dessert for Creation Station blog hop - In My Neighborhood from theartfulinker.com

For the fruit and dessert, I used 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags tied with Whisper White Bakers Twine.

On the dessert, I added a tag stamped with images from Oh So Eclectic.

I masked the sentiment so that it says just how I feel about a simple picnic with friends.

Now, I’m ready to grab a friend and have a sunset picnic!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my picnic inspired ideas!

Creation Station Blog Hop – In My Neighborhood

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6 Comments

  • Linda van Wely August 12, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I think everyone will just love to picknick with you when it looks this great! Fun idea, really great projects!

    • Sara Levin August 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank so much Linda! So many possibilities for these little boxes!!

  • Kathy Kartak August 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Sara: Your picnic set is so pretty! What a clever idea to use the pocket Framelit for the napkin holder! FYI: I’ve been admiring your photography on your blog and Instagram. You’re doing a great job–they look professionally done!! xoKathyxo

    • Sara Levin August 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks so much Kathy for both your kind words on my project and my photography!!

  • Sara Nell Langland August 6, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Oh, my! These are so lovely! I would be afraid to put food in them.

    • Sara Levin August 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Sara! They’re just “prettied up” take out containers.

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