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Owl Punch: Day 3 – Monsters

Published by under punch art | Sep 27 2010

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OWL PUNCH Tip of the Day: Turn the 'owl head' upside down to create funny looking monsters. Trim the 'owl claws' so that only 'monster antennas' remain, to which the smaller circles can be added. Sponge ink on the edges to add dimension.

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Owl Punch: Day 2 – Flower Pot

Published by under cards | Sep 26 2010


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OWL PUNCH Tip of the Day: To make the leaves, fold the large outer owl eyes in half and adhere to a stem which has been cut free-form from cardstock. The flower and pot are both made from the owl head. To make the pot, punch with double-sided paper (such as Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous DSP – Designer Series Paper – range) and fold the 'owl ears' up so that it looks like a pot and saucer. The 'pot' is curved, so that in real life it looks almost 3D. To do this, curve the 'pot' with your fingers and place two Stampin' Dimensionals in the centre for extra height.  


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Owl Punch: Day 1 – Lovesick Owl

Published by under punch art | Sep 25 2010

Lovesick Owl on a Jumbo Paperclip


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OWL PUNCH Tip of the Day: Punch an extra pair of inner eyes in a contrasting colour. The eyes are conveniently found on the top edge of the punch so you don't waste cardstock cutting out unnecessary pieces. Simply cut them to size and adhere to the rest of the eye to create eyelids. Draw eyelashes with a Stampin' Write marker.

Strange fact of the day: Owls actually have 3 eyelids!


Happy stamping,


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Owl Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Published by under punch art | Sep 24 2010

Hello, thanks for stopping by :)

I mentioned in my last post that the Beautiful Wings embosslits die and the Shimmer Paint were two of my favourite things in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue. Well, the owl punch is right up there in the Top 5 too!


It actually punches out 9 separate elements that you put together in layers to create an owl. How clever is that!

This was the fun little card we made at Stamp Club earlier this month, we used the lovely new Shimmery White cardstock for the moon but it doesn't show up too well in the photos.



Like many others, I've been fascinated with all the different creations you can make with this punch – no, definitely not just owls! Everything from bats, penguins, girls, ghosts, monsters… and the list goes on! I've been making some of them this week, and have scheduled a new blog post to appear every day for the next 5 days, with different punch art creations from this owl punch. Many of them were inspired by other papercrafters that have been circulating around the 'net so it's impossible to give credit now to the original designer, but if I know who came up with the idea I'll let you know.

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Beautiful Wings

Published by under cards | Sep 20 2010


The gorgeous Beautiful Wings Embosslits(TM) die is one of my TOP 5 favourite things in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. We had a little play with it at stamp club last week, and I couldn't help but add some shimmer paint to one of the butterflies. Hmm, I'm thinking that the shimmer paint is also in my Top 5 – stay tuned for more on that in future posts.

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Vintage Style and the ‘Faux Layers’ technique

Published by under cards,Designer Series paper | Sep 14 2010

It's hard to miss the fact that the vintage look is absolutely huge in papercrafting right now, so our topic at Stamp Club this month was creating within this Vintage style. Ageing, distessing (de-stressing to us!), crumpling, spritzing, sponging, sanding. You name it, we did it!

It was an interesting experience for some who were stepping out of their comfort zones (yes you know who you are!), but lots of fun too.


Distress the corners of the focus layer by curling and rolling the Very Vanilla card between your fingers. After a little while the fibres within the card break down and the layers are easily separated with a scrape of a fingernail.

On our card, the Vanilla piece was to be layered on to Chocolate Chip cardstock, but we wanted to add a hint of Sahara Sand between the two layers. So here's the tip…. simply adhere a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to the corner only (as a false layer), keeping the adhesive clear of the rolled corners on top. This 'faux layer' is then distressed a little too.

This is a handy technique when you really don't want to add bulk and weight to the card. The touch of Sahara Sand in the corner also helped to balance out where it appeared on other parts of the card too.

Artistic Etchings stamp set; Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand cardstock and ink, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponge, spritzer tool, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Speaking of aging (!), today is my 3rd anniversary of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. :) I still remember how excited I was when I got my Starter Kit – full of stamps and inks and cardstock that I had chosen! Actually, I'm lucky I get to feel that way whenever a big brown box turns up with new Stampin' Up! goodies in it. Big warm fuzzy hugs to the special friends, team members and customers who've travelled this journey with me and continue to offer their support and friendship. Mwah!

I'll be back later this week with another couple of cards we made at the Stamp Clubs. They were quick, lighthearted projects in the 'Clean & Simple' style (the perfect vintage antidote for those who weren't used to it!) using the new 2-step owl punch and the stunning butterfly Embosslit.

Happy stamping,

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