Sunday, June 1, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop: Something for Baby!

Welcome to the first of June installment of Creation Station. This time we're featuring some great new products from the NEW catalog that goes live TOMORROW!!! The theme is "baby." The only new baby-themed items I have are the yummy Lullaby DSP, along with some Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon. I cannot wait to put my order in to get loads of new goodies!

If you're following the blog hop all the way around, you've come from the fabulous Ilina Crouse's blog. Aren't Ilina's creations marvelous?! I've always admired Ilina's work--she's a hard act to follow!!

My first item is a card for a new baby. I found a cute punch art baby toy on Pinterest (what can't you find on Pinterest?!) that resembles the stamp in the new "Something for Baby" set. The toy was super easy to make: punch a large oval and cut in half; then punch 3 "rings" with the word window punch--putting the punched piece back into the punch and punching again to make it a bit shorter--and punch one post from the word window punch. Super simple and super cute!

(Stamp Set: Label Love; Ink: Strawberry Slush; Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush; Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack)
Next I have two favors that would be great for a baby shower. The first is a favor pouch made with the Envelope Punch Board. Start with a 5"x5" piece of DSP--I used a sheet of the new Lullaby DSP. Line the left side of the DSP at the 2" mark on the Envelope Punch board; punch and score. Rotate the paper one quarter turn and line the score line up with the guide on the punch board; punch and score. Rotate, line up, punch and score again. Rotate, line up punch--and do not score--for the last time. Use the corner rounder on the punch board to round your corners. Fold up and adhere.

I added a length of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon and tied the tag onto the ribbon with a length of Gold Baker's Twine. I stamped the "Cutest Baby Ever" stamp twice--once in Coastal Cabana and once in Pistachio Pudding. Then I used the 1" Circle Punch to punch the middle of the Pistachio Pudding piece and adhered it to the Coastal Cabana label. I love these two-toned labels and they're so easy to do!

I added a travel size of baby shampoo to make a perfect baby-themed shower favor.
(Stamp Set: Label Love; Inks: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding; Card Stock: Whisper White; DSP: Lullaby; Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Artisan Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Baker's Twine)

I got the idea for my second favor on Pinterest, too. I saw some great favors with animal crackers in cello bags and stamped tags and I saw a few cupcake picks using the Owl Builder Punch. I decided to combine some ideas. I used the Top Note Bigz die to make a bag topper and added an owl, a sentiment from the "Petite Pairs" set, and some ribbon. I had a moment of panic because I use the Owl Builder punch so rarely that I almost thought I didn't really have it. Whew! I had it and this favor turned out key-yoot, if I do say so myself (and I do)!

(Stamp Set: Petite Pairs; Ink: Baked Brown Sugar; Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding; DSP: 2013-15 In Color DSP Paper Stack; Accessories: Owl Builder Punch; Top Note Bigz Die, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Chalk Marker, 4" x 6"Cello Bag)

I hope you enjoyed your stop at my blog. Next up is Cindy Beach. I know you'll LOVE her creations. I sure do!

List of Participating Creation Station Blogs:
Jen Arkfeld -
Ilina Crouse -
Kathy Kartak - YOU ARE HERE!
Cindy Beach - 
Teneale Williams - 
Sara Levin -
Heidi Boos -
Jennifer Frost -
Kallan Quinn -
Jennifer Downey -
Deborah Smart -
Justin Krieger -


  1. Cute ideas! Love the little bottle holder! TFS!

  2. OMGosh Kathy - I absolutely love your punch-art baby toy!! Pure genius! :) I second your opinion - ka-yoot projects!

  3. Love the punch art baby stacking toy you have created - you've inspired me!! Your little baby gifts are super cute too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great ideas...thank you!! I think the "pouch" party favor is my favorite, but I also love the idea of the animal crackers in a baggie with a topper. Such a cute and simple idea for a baby shower favor! Love the punch art toy! :)

  5. Cindy what great projects. The bag of animal crackers is priceless! Luved it! TFS.