Sunday, October 5, 2014

Creation Station Celebrates Fall & Halloween!

Welcome to another edition of the Creation Station blog hop! This time we're featuring the set "Fall Fest" and our theme is Halloween.  Since I don't have that stamp set and I don't own any current Halloween stamps, I've had to improvise--but isn't that what creativity is all about??

The only Halloweeny stamp I have is one from the "Mingle All The Way" stamp set. I colored the stamp with Tangerine Tango and Basic Black markers to get a two-color image. I cut the image with one of the circles from the Circles Framelits Collection and punched the Tangerine Tango mat with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch. I used a panel from the "Flowerpot" DSP pack for an accent and tied a piece of Calypso Coral seam binding onto the front of the card. Cute, huh?

(Stamp Set: Mingle All The Way; Card Stock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; DSP: Flowerpot; Accessories: Circle Card Thinlit Die, Circles Framelits Collection, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Calypso Coral Seam Binding, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers)
Since Halloween is such a fun holiday, I wanted the inside of the card to be fun, so I pulled out all the stops!

(Stamp Set: Good Greetings Hostess Set; Ink: Tangerine Tango; Card Stock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Accessories: Circle Card Thinlit Die, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Zig Zag Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Seam Binding, Basic Gray Baker's Twine)
I strung a bunch of bats inside the card! When you open the striped flap, the bats "fly" across the card. To cover the hole I made in the circle, I added an extra bat--it makes me think of a bat flying across a full moon. The greeting is from the "Good Greetings" hostess set (available through the end of October with a $300 order or workshop).

Here's how to make the bat using the Elegant Butterfly punch. First, punch the butterfly as usual. Then, attach it to a post-it note to use as a handle. Then, put it back into the punch like this and punch again.

(Elegant Butterfly Punch used to make a bat!)
Here's a close-up of the bats. I think they're so adorable (if I do say so myself)!!!

(Card Stock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango; Accessories: Circle Card Thinlits Die Elegant Butterfly Punch, Zig Zag Embossing Folder, Basic Gray Baker's Twine, 2-1/2" Circle Punch)

I hope you enjoyed my improvisational creativity. Use the "back" and "next" buttons to continue hopping along the Creation Station blog. I know you're going to be amazed by the creations the design team has come up with!!


  1. Love the row of bats swooping through your card. Cute!

  2. love the bat idea cut with the butterfly punch

  3. This is such a fun way to use the circle thinlets die. The punch art bats are so creative - great thinking!