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 :

See all the cards made with the Owl punch here:

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).

Special Reason-007

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.

“Gold” Ornamental Pine

Today’s card is an elegant Black and Gold Christmas card made with the new Ornamental Pine stamp set. The background is Black card stock embossed with the “Woodgrain” embossing folder. I stamped the pine needle with the Metallic Encore gold ink and the 2 pine cones are heat embossed with gold embossing powder. A burlap ribbon completes the ‘rustic” look.

Ornamental Pine Gold

ornamental pine

Ornamental pine stamp set (also available in French)

Wood 135104 $31.95     Clear 135107 $22.95


Stamp set: Ornamental Pine

Ink: Metallic Encore gold ink, Versamark, gold embossing powder

CS and paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Tools: Big Shot, Circle framelits collection, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, heat tool

Accessories: Burlap ribbon


1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock (8-1/2 x 5-1/2). Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black card stock. Run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder. Wrap a Burlap ribbon around the bottom of the Basic Black embossed card stock, folding the 2 ends at the back and glue them with Snail adhesive. Adhere to the card base.

3. Stamp the “pine tree” image with Gold Metallic ink on a piece of 3.5″ Vanilla card stock. Cut with the Circle framelit die.  Cut one size bigger circle in Crumb Cake card stock. Adhere the 2 circles on top of each other. Adhere on the card.

4. Stamp 2 pine cones image with Versamark ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Cover with Gold embossing powder. Shake off the excess and heat emboss with heat tool. Cut around the pine cones with scissors and adhere on your card.

5. Stamp “Christmas Wishes” in Gold ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits die and Big Shot. Adhere on the Burlap ribbon with glue dots.