Card Making Workshop: For The Birds

Using the owl punch from Stampin Up, this workshop will feature three different cards using one punch. I love this punch – it is so versatile that it was the very first item I bought when I started out!

Here is one of the three card projects we will be making.  I made this card a while ago and the blog post I wrote about it has gotten so much positive feedback that I thought I would include it as a workshop project!  There will also be a Birthday themed card and a wedding themed card using the owl punch as well.  Curious to know how you can use the owl punch to make these?  Register to the workshop and find out  😛

This class is suitable for all levels of crafting experience. All instruction will be done in English, however some stamps and catalogs may be available in French.

My workshops are located in the heart of Montreal in the Notre Dame De Graces (NDG) area.  I am easily accessible by transit and driving (just off the 20 or 15 / Decarie)

Click here to register or call me at 514-482-8543 7 days a week, from 9AM – 8PM EST

Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch

Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch

Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch Card

I was so excited when Stampin Up came out with these Thinlit flip-it style cards.  Each thinlit comes with various accessory dies.  I was super excited when I figured out that the scallop that comes with the circle thinlit bundle is exactly the same as the largest scallop punch (which I did not yet own)

Using the circle thinlit bundle, I made this card using the owl punch.  It is a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to cut the second layer, but once I figured it out I was quite happy with the result.

Once I make a few more of these cards, I will be posting a tutorial using these thinlits.  Be sure to stay tuned for that!

TIPS & TRICKS (PART 1)

  • I have found that if you use a 12×12 sheet of paper you will have considerably less paper waste / scraps left over.
  • For the base, if you do NOT have a magnetic platform for your Big Shot, cut a piece of paper 1/8″ longer than needed
  • For the second layer – I cut the crumb cake at 5 1/2 x 5, then trimmed any excess of the top & bottom
  • You can use your 2 1/2″ circle punch for the middle circle – it will leave about a 16th of an inch space as you can see below
  • The scallop die is exactly the same as the 2 3/8″ scallop punch in the annual catalog
Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch

Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch

Here is what I used to make this card:

STAMPS:

  • Wood grain background stamp
  • Itty Bitty Banners

INKS:

  • Chocolate chip
  • Baked brown sugar (markers – on sentiment banner)
  • Old olive (markers – on sentiment banner)

PAPER:

  • Chocolate chip
  • Crumb cake
  • Very Vanilla
  • Old olive (for leaves)
  • WIld wasabi DSP (for owl vest)
  • black (for eyes)

TOOLS:

  • Owl punch
  • 2 1/2 ” circle punch
  • Little leaves framelits

Stampin Up Owl Punch: Night Owl’s

Stampin Up Owl Punch Card:  Night Owls

Stampin Up Owl Punch All Occasion Card: Night Owls

Have I mentioned how much I love this owl punch?!  This is my newest tinkering: Night Owl’s.  Boyfriend helped me out a bit (he’s a stellar artist so he always helps me polish my ideas).

This one was actually super easy once I had the layout done.  I found it was the best to punch all the pieces and lay them out first before sticking anything down permanently.

Here is what I used:

  • Stampin Up Two Step Owl Punch
  • Stampin Up Word Window Punch
  • Stampin Up Woodgrain background stamp (stamped in Soft Suede ink)
  • Crumb cake card stock (fence)
  • Pacific Point card stock (background mat)
  • Basic black (card base)
  • Owls made from:
    • Chocolate chip (body)
    • Old Olive & Razzleberry (vests)
    • Crumb cake & whisper white (eyes)
  • Moon (whisper white card stock & circle punch)
    • Sponge white craft ink around place where punched circle will go, then adhere white circle
  • Clouds (basic black ink & sponged using a scallop mask)

Your comments are welcome & very much appreciated!

Until next time stampers!

Stampin Up Owl Punch Card – Owl Always be Your Friend

Does the owl punch ever get boring?! I freakin LOVE this punch!! So many different uses, for the owl alone!  Not coutning the different critters you can make using the shapes from the punch.  Penguins, bears, devils – you name it, someone has figured out how to make it with the owl punch.  I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to it!  Check it out:  Owl Punch

I belong to two groups on Facebook that are about sharing ideas & examples of Stampin Up! cards and creations. Friends of Stampin Up hosted a swap this month, with a “friendship” theme.  Here is the card I made for the swap:

Stampin Up Owl Punch Greeting Card
Front of Stampin Up Owl Punch Greeting Card
Stampin Up Owl Punch Greeting Card
Inside of Stampin Up Owl Punch Greeting Card

I have a few more cards to send out so I’m off to my Pinterest inspiration boards to search for new ideas & inspiration.

Until next time!  ❤

15 minute wonders: Valentines Note Sized Card

Have you been looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day card idea that is easy to reproduce?!  Check out these newest designs – I created these little 3×3 note card sized Valentines in 15 minutes each!  Yep.  That’s right.  15 minutes.  Each of these designs require very little fussing about and can be made with household items and basic supplies that won’t break the bank.  That’s my favorite part about them – cheap & easy!

Stampin Up Outlined Occasions Valentines Day Note Card

I got the inspiration for the flags card from the uber talented Kritina Werner; here is the link to the original video tutorial.

I have also created 3×3 note sized Valentine’s Day cards using the oh-so-verstaile Owl punch from Stampin Up!  There are SOOOO many ways to use this punch you will never run out of ideas for it!!

Here are two of my newest creations:

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The owl punch is incredibly versatile and can be used to create a wide variety of critters other than owls!!  I have seen penguins, bats, super hero’s etc.

Check out more examples of the many ways to use the owl punch in my Pinterest board:  http://www.pinterest.com/misswendiebee/stampin-up-owl-punch/