Saying good-bye to the 2016-2017 Catalogue!

There’s only a few days left to order your favorite retiring items from the 2016-2017 Catalogue! Take advantage of the many items on sale, up to 50% off!!!

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One of the item that I’m so sad to see going is the Owl punch! That’s the first punch I ever bought! I used it so much over the years! This owl is so cute! But what I like the most about this punch is the multiple uses that you can do with it! For example, making a tulip with the Owl punch is so easy! To see how to make this tulip, visit an older post : https://madewithpaper.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/owl-punch-week-make-a-tulip/

See all the cards made with the Owl punch here: https://madewithpaper.wordpress.com/category/card-samples/owl-punch-examples/

I’ve copied myself to make this card!!! Another set that have been around for a long time that is also retiring is the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punch (Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly). I’ve also used it on this card (and so many others! You can see them here).

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Material:
Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri (retiring), Four You (retired)
Paper and CS: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Garden Green
Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Tools: Owl punch (retiring), Big Shot, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits (retiring), Bitty Butterfly punch (retiring), Elegant Dots embossing folder (retiring), Sponge daubers, scissors, Dimensionals.

**Tips and Tricks:**

* To make the tulip, use the Owl punch. See instructions here.
* Use the sponge dauber to add ink to the tulip to add a dept effect. I used Cherry Cobbler over Calypso Coral card stock.
* Use the Bitty Butterfly punch to cut perfectly the little butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.
* I used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to cut the greeting “banner”. I also used the Calypso Coral ink over the edges to add more definition.

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Cute Penguin Flip Card

Today’s card is really cute and I’m quite happy about how it turned out!  Let me know if you like it!

I made this flip card with the Circle Card Thinlits dies. Flip cards are so easy to make with that die! When you pull on the left part, the circle “flip” and shows the other side,  it’s really cool! (You can see other flip cards here.) To make this cute penguin, I used the Owl builder punch. I also used the “White Christmas” stamp set for the greetings and the little snowman. The snowflake is from “Cheerful Tag” and matched perfectly the ones printed on the “Trim the Tree” Designer Series paper stack. I also used the tree from “Festival of Trees” in the background behind the penguin.

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Materials:

Stamp sets: White Christmas, Cheerful Tags, Festivals of Trees

Cs and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, “Trim the Tree” Designer Series paper stack.

Ink: White Craft ink, Garden Green, Memento Black ink, Soft Sky; Real Red, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits dies, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Owl Builder punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, Blender pen

Instructions:

1. Using the Big Shot and Circle Card Thinlit die, cut a “flip card” in Crumb Cake card stock.

2. Cut a 2″ x 5-1/8″ rectangle in “Trim the Tree” Designer Series paper stack and adhere it on the right panel. Stamp 2 snowflakes in White Craft ink on the left panel. Stamp the greeting in Garden Green.

3. Cut a 2-1/2″ Circle in Soft Sky card stock. Stamp the trees multiple times in Garden Green ink. Cut a 2-1/2″ Circle in Whisper White and tear it just below half. Adhere on the Soft sky circle.

4. Make the penguin with the Owl punch. Cut off ears to make it look like a penguin. To make the beak, cut a small heart in Pumpkin Pie card stock. Make a little Santa’s hat. To make the present, cut a small rectangle in Garden Green card stock. Cut 2 Real Red hearts and a small circle for the “bow”.  Use the smallest petal from the Blossom Petal Builder punch to make his wing. Adhere on the circle and then on the card.

5. Cut a 2-1/2″ Circle in Whisper White. Stamp the greeting in Garden Green and the snowman in Memento Black ink. Color the snowman with markers. Add some Soft Sky “shadow” with the Blender pen. Adhere the circle on the back of the flip card.

Cat Curvy Box

Today’s post will be quick, I would like to show you the “Cat Curvy Box” in more details… Perfect for Halloween or any “cat lover”!!!

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To make this cute cat box, I used Basic Black card stock and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies as the base. The eyes and “cheeks” were made with the 1/2″ circle punch. I sponged some White ink on the cheeks to make them stand out more. The nose and mouth were cut with the little heart on the Owl Builder punch. For the mustache, I simply cut 2 tiny strips of Whisper White card stock and adhere them in the center. The ears were cut with the Blossom Petal Builder punch. I folded the bottom and glued them in place with multipurpose liquid glue.

Back view:

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I used a piece of the left over Basic Black card stock (after I cut the box) to cut a tail for my cat!

Material:

CS and paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Blushing Bride

Ink: White Craft ink

Tools: 1/2″ Circle punch, Owl builder punch, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Big Shot.

 

One more Owl Card!

This is the card I made for my brother- in-law’s birthday. He is a goofy guy and we love him! Even though the greeting stamp is retired, I thought it was perfect for him!

Owl Goofy Pascal

Do you recognize the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series paper (the FREE Sale-a-bration DSP!!!) on the owls? You can get 12 12″x 12″ sheets of Designer paper free with any $60 purchase, during the Sale-a-bration!!! Place you order right here!

I also used the Chocolate Chip Core’dinations card stock embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder in the background. I sanded the card stock to see the wood grain even better. The card front has a hole and you can see the inside owl…

Here’s the inside of the card:

Owl Pascal inside

Material:

Stamp set: Smarty Pants (retired)

CS and paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB item), Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock; Chocolate Chip Core’dinations card stock.

Ink: Wild Wasabi

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Owl Builder punch, Bird Builder punch.

Owl Punch Get well Card

My daughter’s ski coach had a ski accident and broke his leg… I made this card for him… The owls are always cute and make great cards, so I knew it was a good one to go with!!! I used the new Word Bubble framelits dies with the coordinated stamp set called “Just Sayin'”, but I changed the words inside to a “get well wishes”.

I had fun making the cast and crutches! (I simply drew them by hand in case you are wondering…) For the tree, I used the Early Espresso Core’dinations card stock embossed with the Woodgrain folder. I sanded the paper to make the lines really stand out. I really like this paper to make “faux-wood”!

If you don’t have the Owl punch yet, I think it’s a must!!! You can order it right here!

Owl punch retablissement

Material:

Stamp set: Just Sayin’, Exprimez-vous

CS and paper: Natural White, Early Espresso, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso Core’dinations card stock

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray and Early Espresso Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Owl Builder punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots and Woodgrain embossing folders, Word Bubble framelits dies.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have someone you love to spend it with!  Today, I would like to share a card we made at my last monthly card (for the Valentine’s Day theme). This card was based on another card I made before that was quite ambitious for a monthly card class, so I changed it a bit… (You can see the other one here.)

Language of Love (2)

For this card, I combined Real Red, Basic Black and Gold, as the color scheme. I used the “Language of Love” stamp set and the banner from “Banner Blast” (a free Sale-a-bration set!). The big heart is cut with the Heart framelits out of Real Red Core’dinations card stock and embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. I then sanded the card stock to see the lighter color “appear”! The Whisper White background is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder, also a free item from the Sale-a-bration. The little hearts were cut with the Owl builder punch out of Gold glimmer paper.

Material:

Stamp set: Language of Love, Banner Blast.

CS and paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold glimmer paper, Real Red Core’dinations card stock

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red,

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Chevron embossing folder, Banner punch, Owl builder punch

NaBloPoMo Day 26: Cute Penguin Card

Everyone loves penguins and I’m pretty sure it’s because they are so cute!!! So I decided to make a Christmas card with penguin for today.  I just finished it and I’m sharing it with you!

I used the Owl Builder punch to make the penguin. Just cut off the ears and the owl becomes a penguin! That easy!

Owl punch penguins

The Owl punch is a must if you don’t have it, order it today!!! Click here to shop now! (Item #118074, $22.95)

To see many other examples of projects made with the Owl punch, click here.

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Material:

Stamp set: Joyful Christmas, Snowflake Soiree

CS: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Ink: Pool Party, Real Red, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ pad, Smoky Slate

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Owl Builder Punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Sponge daubers

Instructions:

1. Cut a sheet of Soft Sky card stock in half (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). Fold in half. Stamp snowflakes in the sky with Illuminate Glimmer ink and the snowflake stamp from Snowflake Soiree set. Let dry. Run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

2. Make 3 penguins with the Owl punch using Basic Black for the body, Whisper White for the belly and Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet. Cut off the ears. Use the little heart from the punch to make the beak. Glue parts in place with Multipurpose liquid glue. Make a hat with scrap of Real Red and Gumball Green for one penguin. Use the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the “pompom”. Used the Blossom Petal Builder punch for the wings.

3. Tear strips of Whisper White card stock to make the snow. Sponge the torn edges with Pool Party ink.

4. Stamp ” Joyful Christmas Wishes” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock. Sponge the edges with Smoky Slate ink. Add a small strip of Early Espresso to make the post. Glue the post and the penguins in place.