I'm more then happy to admit, I'm must be the last Stampin' Up Demonstrator to have fallen in love with the Owl punch. Why has it taken me so long to try it out, I don't know, but now I think I've found a new addiction. This little fellow is so much fun. I actually borrowed the punch from my BFF and I'm now I'm waiting to get my hands on my own one.
I love the fact that you can add a few accessories to make the little owls suit whatever type of card it is. These two are also showing off my new love for Easel Cards. Yes, yet again I am late on finding this great card technique... i think I've been hiding under a HUGE rock lately !!!
This is for one of my favorite fellow SU demos Rochelle Blok. We are both on a Birthday card swap together (you can see the cards I received here) and her birthday is in June. Now I know what you're going to say, the card says " Birthday wishes (a little bit late!)" and I'm super early. Well I have to confess I thought I had missed it already... Like I said I have been under an ENORMOUS rock lately lol.
I'll make another one for Rochelle, but I'll change around the colours and patterned paper a little and with a more fitting saying!!!
Now this one came about after I had punched out the Patterned paper for the Owls bellies. I just used two pieces of random scrapes from the Spice Cake paper (super sad this patterned paper retired as I would have loved more of it), and when I looked at it, I immediately thought that one looked like a waistcoat and the other a little summer dress... ok so maybe you can't see it, but the inspiration from that hit me and I thought "Hey, they make a lovely little married couple!!!
And THIS is what I love most about the Owls. I just added a few rhinestones to Mrs Owl and made a little top hat out of some card stock for Mr Owl and they have turned into a super cute wedding card!! You'll also notice I added some party hats (or tiny scrap triangles lol) to the birthday card and it finished the design. How easy is that !!!
Mr and Mrs Owl are off to yet another swap group I'm part off called Stampin' Up Card Swap. It's a Facebook page where anyone can join to take part. You just send one card off each month and in return you will receive a card. the swap is international so your card could go or come from anywhere in the world. It's really good fun and I have been on it for a few months now. And you can send any type of card. So why not "like" the page and take part. You never know, your next card might come from yours truly!!!
Oh and if you like the Patterned Paper I've used, don't forget that for the whole month of May Stampin' Up have the Paper Party happening. For every 3 packs of Patterned Paper you buy you get another for for FREE... Just think of how may owls I could make with all of that!!! To find out more click here!!
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.
Patterned Paper - Berry Blossom, Spice Cake
Ink - Early Espresso
Stamp set - Petite Pairs and Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other - Owl Punch, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade ribbon, Rhinestones and Scallop border punch.