Twitawoo – Stampin’ Up! Owl

Twitawoo – Stampin’ Up! Owl created using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die.


I think I may have mentioned once or a multitude of times, that my youngest son has now started school. And I’ve probably mentioned even more times, that he is now full time! I do miss him, but he’s loving it and it’s calming him down so all’s well really! It was a staggered introduction to Reception though, and he didn’t even start part time until 11th September. He was a tad upset the day my eldest son started back at school, on the first day of term, as he thought he would be starting that day too (despite being reminded frequently he wasn’t bless). He wandered into my craft room and started playing with things lying on my desk, so I asked if he wanted to make something. An owl, he said, and not just a little owl (like the owl punch I showed him) but a bigger owl because he is in Owl Class and a big boy now! Don’t you know?Mummy!!!!

So I grabbed for the Square Pillbox Thinlits die from the Autumn/Winter catalogue to create my Stampin’ Up! Owl. What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Owl Square Pillbox Die by Tracy May

My son insisted the owl have feet! So I stuck two hearts to the underside of the box, which was a bit tricky and they were a bit flimsy. Needless to say, they came off fairly quickly when my son was “flying” the owl around my craft room (n.b. “flying” consisted off him jumping off the sofa and throwing the owl in to the air to crash first into the ceiling (owl only) and then on to the floor (both of them) 😁 ). Ouch!

Hope you like it. It’s a cutie – even if it’s now a teeny bit bedraggled and bashed, it’s still in one piece (minus the feet of course).

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Spring Easter Bunny Treat Bag Video – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all fine and dandy today. A while back I posted a picture of two cute little bunny treat bags that I was intending to make in my March class. I was undecided on which colour to go for. In the end we made both, with a more grown up option available for the ladies to make if the preferred.

The bunnies went down a treat I must say! Also the Petite Petal flower stamp and punch bundle (wood or clear) used to decorate the grown up version was very popular, even amongst the ladies who made the bunny version!

stampin up petite petals gift ideas Tracy May

Well back to the bunnies though, I filmed a video tutorial for the gift bags, and as the class was last week I can share it with you all now. I do hope you enjoy it.

Spring Easter Bunny Gift Bag – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Yay – what a fantastic weekend. The sun has been shining and the temperature has been very spring like. It’s amazing the difference it makes to everyone’s moods. The boys have been as mad as March hares (but nothing new there). My lovely husband took them out for about 4 hours yesterday, so I managed to film a few video tutorials! Yippee. I’m still in post production stage (ha ha get me – like I know what I’m talking about! NOT!! Lol!!).

Do you remember Batty – the little Hallowe’en Bat gift bag I made for the boys? Well Batty has metamorphosed into Bunny. I’m not sure which colour scheme to go with for my class at the end of the month. The May household is evenly split 2:2 on which one is the nicest. What do you think?

Stampin' Up punch art circle oval bunny gift ideas Tracy May bedlam and butterflies

I am doing a grown up pretty version for the ladies in the class, who might not have little children in their lives but I won’t post a picture of those until after the class. If you are local and would like to join us you are more than welcome. You can find more details here.

I have a video tutorial for these bags, which I will post in a couple of weeks. Come back on Wednesday though to see the tutorial for this box using the envelope punch board.

To make Bunny you will need the following:

Card stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Punches: Extra-large & Large Oval, 2 1/2“,1 3/4“, 3/4″ 1/2” Circle

Pinkies Sale-a-bration Blog Hop………using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using new Stampin’ Up!® products that you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Christa’s blog, welcome. I hope you have enjoyed seeing what we have all been busy creating.

My project today is a birthday wall hanger. I’m rubbish at remembering people’s birthdays. No, seriously I am. I even forgot my Mum’s 40th when I was in my first term at University, and ask my younger sister!! I can never remember, whether hers is the 4th or the 5th October. So one (of my many) getting organised resolutions, has been to get better at getting people’s birthday cards out to them on time.

I started off by typing birthdays into a timeline plan on some software on my laptop, but then I saw a post on Facebook of a fantastic wooden Family birthday wall hanger.


I instantly thought of card stock, DSP and ribbon but then my eye was caught by the trio of Baker’s twine I had just received FREE in my Spring/Summer catalogue demo pre-order. Together with the Sweet Sorbet DSP and the Decorative Dots TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) I had the perfect ingredients for my organiser.

I started with cutting Birthday out of Pistachio Pudding with my Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die and mounting it onto the spotty patterned DSP from the SAB Sweet Sorbet pack. Then I embossed Sahara Sand card stock to form the base. I then punched 12 coloured 3/4″ circles on which to write the months.
I also used coloured 3/4″ circles to write the date and name of the birthday person on and stuck these onto lengths of the Baker’s twine.

Finally I cut a length of each of the 3 colours of the Baker’s twine, knotted it at one end and platted the 3 colours together to form one stronger length of twine which I attached to the back of the wall hanger. I also backed the wall hanger with the strong cardboard that comes with the glitter DSP packs.

To recreate this project you will need”

Card Stock: Sahara Sand 12×12″, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Tools: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, 3/4″ Circle Punch

The free sale-a-bration items used are:
Decorative Dots TIEF
Sweet Sorbet DSP
Baker’s Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack

So next stop is Nicky’s blog, why don’t you go and take a peek at what she has been up to? Thanks for stopping by……..