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Last days: Stocking Punch Sneak Peek

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Just a quick reminder that we only have a few days left of the Stocking Punch Sneak Peek promotion.

If you want to get your hands on this gorgeous punch and/or the coordinating stamp set, you can:


1. Get the PUNCH and STAMP SET for FREE by placing an order of $450+ before the 31st of October


2. Purchase the punch for $33.95 and/or the Stitched Stocking stamp set for $53.95 (wood) or $42.95 (clear) before October 31st.

REMEMBER: This is only valid until the end of October. The punch and stamp set won't reappear until the Summer Mini Catalogue is released on the 1st of December.

The Well Worn Designer Series Paper is perfect with this fireplace card. The pack includes patterns that look like bricks, carpet and wallpaper!

Happy stamping,

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Owl Punch: Day 4 – Pigs & Penguins

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For more info on this series of posts, click HERE.

OWL PUNCH Tip of the Day: Snip the ears (penguin) or feet (pig) off the punched owl head shape for a completely different look.


Come back tomorrow for the final installment.

Happy stamping,

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Owl Punch: Day 3 – Monsters

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For more info on this series of posts, click HERE.

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.

Happy stamping,

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Owl Punch: Day 1 – Lovesick Owl

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Lovesick Owl on a Jumbo Paperclip


For more info on this series of posts click here.

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!

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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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Boho Blossoms Punch

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Hi stampers!

Hope you had a great weekend. We spent lots of time outside playing cricket! DS8 is playing for the school team for the first time, and we collected his cricket gear this weekend. Sooo funny seeing him try to run with his bat, pads, helmet, gloves, box. *lol* It was definitely a scrapbooking moment. Lots of smiles and laughter and happy kids, so it must have been a good weekend! 

As promised, I’m back with some info on the Boho Blossoms Punch. This is the fabbo punch that was a last minute entry to the FREE PUNCH giveaway with every $85 purchase from the Gift Giving Guide. 

Boho Blossoms Punch

The punch matches beautifully with a stamp from the set "One of A Kind" (p95 Idea Book & Catalogue), but is an incredibly useful punch on its own.

You can layer the flowers, and pop a brad in the middle for an instant embellishment. Maybe sponge the edges of each flower for added interest. Of course, punch art fanatics will LOVE each of the flowers for the endless possibilities they provide.

These 3 dimensional flowers are very quick and easy to make. Punch out some flowers (I’ve stamped them first but you don’t have to), then snip one of the petals out. Where there’s a gap just pull the neighbouring petals together and adhere with glue. Too easy! Try snipping out a couple of petals and closing the gap for another look.

These layered flowers are fun and very useful! No need to buy flower embellishments anymore!! Just punch and make your own beautifully co-ordinating flowers! 

Pop a dab of glue to join two punched flower shapes, then poke a hole in the centre with your paper piercing tool before adding the brad (aka split pin) in a matching colour. Once this step is done you can easily snip the petals apart up to the brad, without having to worry that you’ll cut too far and cut out a petal!

Curl up the petals of the top flower for added texture and dimension. Experiment with extra layers and height.

It’s hard to believe that you can get this punch for FREE (value $30.95) with a qualifying purchase from the Gift Giving Guide. A couple of Simply Scrappin’ Kits (gifts for friends), some white and red cardstock (Christmas essentials) and the punch is yours for free! What a great deal.

Well, that’s all from me today! I’m off to make some more flowers.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you’ve got a spare 24 seconds I’d love it if you left a comment to let me know you visited.

Happy stamping, 



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