Birthday Bonanza Creation Station Blog Hop

Creation Station Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Creation Station blog hop!

It’s a Birthday Bonanza!!

We’ve got lots of ideas to share this month to help you create for upcoming birthday celebrations.

I’ve been dying to play with Beetles and Bugs

and today’s theme seemed like just the excuse to ink it up.

Beetles and Bugs Party Ensemble for Creation Station from

It’s too bad this set wasn’t around as my daughter was growing up — she would have loved it!

Thanks to one of her teachers, we spent a lot of time on nature journals.  Among other things, we loved finding insects and trying to identify them.  In fact, we still collect things or pictures of them on our walks and bring them back to identify.


I’ve created a whole ensemble for a fun buggy birthday!!

Beetles and Bugs Party Invitation for Creation Station from

I created the party invitation by collage stamping the bugs from Beetles and Bugs.

It is amazingly easy to add the layers of color to the stamped bugs!

“You Are Invited” is from Marquee Messages.

It was stamped and then heat embossed on Vellum then cut with Layering Circles..

The frame for the Vellum was cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.

For just a bit of contrast, I wanted a Bermuda Bay embellishment on my banner.

I punched a bit of Bermuda Bay and adhered it.  Then, I piped on a bubble of Fine Tip Glue and set it aside to dry.  It’s perfect!

Beetles and Bugs Plate Design from

Once the invites go out, it’s time to start thinking about the party.

I like clear plates because I can always make them match the theme.

For this party, I cut a round piece the same size as the diameter of the flat part of the plate.

Then, I stamped it collage fashion just like the invitation.

It’s bright, playful and fun!!!

Beetles and Bugs Straw Toppers from

Continuing with the table, I created some straw toppers.

Once they were stamped, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to go over the bugs’ shells so that they have nice sheen.

The backing piece was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Then the two pieces were put together around the straw using the Adhesive Foam Strips.

A double stack of the strips were perfect for creating a channel my straws fit through.

Beetles and Bugs Cupcake Toppers from

Food needs decoration too!

So, I made these easy cupcake toppers.

Tip: To attach the toothpicks, just insert one end into the bottom Dimensional holding the topper layers together.

Beetles and Bugs Bakers Box Favor from

Every party needs a favor.

This cute one is simple to make using the Bakers Box Thinlits.

I carried the same design element over to the favors and added a belly band to give it a little pop.

The Mini Paper Clip is perfect for closing the favor so that it can be opened without destroying the box.

And a knot of Burlap Ribbon is just enough to give it a finished look.


Beetles and Bugs Keychain from

along with some other goodies could be this cute beetle keychain.

Around here, the kids like things that dangle that they can attach to their backpacks.

Now I really have to stop!

So many ideas for this set but I’ll have to save some for another day.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Beetles and Bugs party ensemble.

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Now it’s time to hop!

You can go forward to Holly or back to Denita.

Either way, you’re in for a treat!!

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  • Reply
    Kathy Kartak
    February 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Sara: This buggy party ensemble is wonderful!! so many cute ideas from one stamp set! I love every wonderful element! xoKathyxo

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    February 10, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Great projects! I love how you used bright colors for the projects. XOXO

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      Sara Levin
      February 10, 2017 at 5:52 am

      Thanks Kimberly. I’m sure these bugs could be all kinds of colors.

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    February 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Oh my goodness … I love this collection and I adore your key rings. Fabulous work x

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      Sara Levin
      February 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks so much Mikaela! I think I’ll be needing to make a few more of those key rings.

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    karren Olaveson
    February 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Loved the bugs when I first saw the catalog, but your ideas have made it even more of a favorite.
    Such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sara Levin
      February 7, 2017 at 6:14 am

      Thank you Karren! Glad to hear from another bug lover (at least the stamped bugs). And thank you for your comment, I will be emailing you a $5 coupon to use on product in my store.

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    Denita Wright
    February 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Wow, Sara! My boys eyes are wide as plates after seeing your Buggy Birthday creations. Very clever. D xox

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      Sara Levin
      February 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks Denita! I’m glad they enjoyed looking!! Beetles and Bugs is such a great stamp set.

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    Jenny Pierce
    February 6, 2017 at 7:23 am

    What a cute idea (idea’s)! Thanks for sharing.

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      Sara Levin
      February 6, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Thank you Jenny! The bugs are cute. Thanks for your comment! I’ve emailed a $5 coupon to use in my store.

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    February 6, 2017 at 7:16 am

    So many amazing ideas to use this stamp set- i LOVE it! thank you so much for sharing!

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    Joan Norris
    February 5, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Just love what you did with those bugs!!! Really cute!!!

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      Sara Levin
      February 6, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Thanks so much Joan! And thanks for your comment. I’ve emailed a $5 coupon for you to use in my store.

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    Julie B
    February 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Super cute party set! I really like the idea for the straws – I wouldn’t have thought of that, so cool!

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      Sara Levin
      February 6, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Thank you Julie. The Foam Adhesive Strips make decorating straws soo much easier.

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    Elizabeth Price
    February 5, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    What a fun party idea! I love all the bright bugs and the plate is show stoppin’ fun. Smiles, Elizabeth

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      Sara Levin
      February 6, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Elizabeth! So many possibilities with that plate.

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