Happy Hootenanny – Stampin’ Up! Owl Punch

Happy Hootenanny – Stampin’ Up! Owl Punch New Year’s Card for CASology’s Owl Challenge

Please, please, please forgive the dreadful pun! You’ll see what I mean when you scroll down to see the card! I’m entering today’s project into CASology’s Owl Challenge. The only Owl related crafting item I possess is the Stampin’ Up! Owl Punch and so that is what I used. I decided on a New Year’s card as I’ve been thinking about what is happening after Christmas, what we’re doing to celebrate on New Year’s Eve and starting to plan ahead to 2016 for new classes with the lovely new products from the forthcoming Spring/Summer catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Owl Punch Tracy May New Years Card

So now you see what I mean about the dreadful pun! Sorry! 😆

These days, New Year’s Eve is a fairly quiet event. We don’t go off to busy bars or parties anymore – firstly we don’t have the stamina for it now and secondly we can’t get a willing babysitter. If we do go out, it’s mainly just my husband and I, having a quiet meal and we’re always back home early because it’s David’s elderly parents looking after the kids, so we head home early so as not to keep them up too late. We then usually end up watching Jules Holland’s Hootenanny New Year’s Eve programme on TV for the count down to midnight! We know how to rock! Lol!

Well I hope you like today’s silly little card! It’s good to create something silly and frivolous from time to time don’t you think?

By the way, the owl’s little hat is from Guy Greetings in case you’re wondering? Oh and the extra sliver of silver glimmer paper and the red glimmer heart??? Yep – hiding inky fingerprints! 😁

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Die cuts from Stampin’ Up! Woodland Embossing Folder

Use your Stampin’ Up! Woodland Embossing Folder (TIEF) to create “die cuts”. I created these clean and simple Christmas cards by cutting out the negative spaces between the embossed trees.

I just love the Stampin’ Up! Woodland embossing folder, don’t you? There’s so many beautiful cards, that I’ve seen using it and I have also seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest too that have been created using a birch tree die cut. Given that Stampin’ Up! don’t do a matching die for the embossing folder I decided to create my own “die cut”.

It’s very simple really. Just run your card stock through your Big Shot or other die cut/embossing machine to emboss it and then use a craft knife and/or scissors to remove the negative spaces between the embossed trees. Stick over a panel of card stock and complete your card as desired.

Stampin' Up! Woodlands Embossing Folder Christmas Card Tracy May

I stamped the baubles above in Versamark ink and then went over them with the fine-tip glue pen to add the silver glitter.

Stampin' Up! Woodlands Embossing Folder Christmas Card Tracy May

 

I teamed my cards up with the Among the Branches (which also comes as a bundle with the Woodland Embossing Folder yay!)  and Jingle All the Way stamp sets for some very elegant and CAS (clean and simple) Christmas cards. I love the colour of the sentiment above. I inked the stamp up with Versamark first before inking with Lost Lagoon and then heat embossing with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  What do you think?

On the subject of Christmas, which is always a very busy time of year,  Stampin’ Up! are offering a reduced amount of weekly deals, to avoid items going in to a backorder situation. There are still some very good deals though!

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Spooky! Stampin’ Up! Halloween Trick or Treat Box

A Spooky Stampin’ Up! Halloween Trick or Treat Box made with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies

About a month ago Paula Gorry, the UK Business Development Manager, put a call out for “How To” volunteers, via her monthly demonstrator newsletter. I jumped at the chance! Well, I thought, with Lewis (youngest son) soon to be starting school, I’ll have loads, of time won’t I? Famous last words! I got an email back almost straight away – could I make a Halloween treat box by September 24th! Lewis didn’t start full-time until September 21st! That’ll teach me won’t it! Ha ha – not really I problem, I pulled a late one, one evening to get it done. When I took it in to the boys to show them the next morning, I asked them what they thought – “Spooky” they both said (without really looking closely grrrrr) so job done, I thought!

Spooky Stampin' Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies Halloween Trick or Treat Box by Tracy May

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. It’s great fun to make, using a few different techniques. Here’s the “How To” step by step tutorial I created: SU FB Halloween project. Go on get inky! 🙂

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