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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Owl Builder Punch Meets A Work of Art Stampin’ Up! Stamp set

I have always been useless at remembering birthdays. In fact I think I may have told you that already. I have recently missed two birthdays. Both lovely little girls, but I am hoping that they forgive me once they see these extremely cute (even if I do say so myself) cards I made them using the Owl Builder Punch and the Work of Art rubber stamp set from Stampin’ Up!®

stampin up uk owl builder punch and work of art blue independent demonstrator Tracy May
The first card was inspired by a card by fellow Pinkie Caroline van den Straaten , whose card I originally saw on our team Facebook page, which she’d based on a card by my upline Michelle Last. Now I have used it for inspiration too,  but completely changed it other than colour scheme and layout. I love how sharing and caring Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are, it certainly helped me overcome a creative hump the other night after a tough day dealing with the Bedlam Brothers!

stampin up uk owl builder punch and work of art blue independent demonstrator Tracy May
As I liked the blue version so much I decided to recreate the card with a different stamp for the background and a different colour scheme. Both the heart and polka dot background are single stamps from the Work of Art rubber stamp set and are stamped in VersaMark ink then heat embossed using White Embossing powder.
I’m really pleased with how they turned out and I’m pretty sure the little girls they are intended for will love them as much as I do – well at least I hope so!! 
To recreate these projects you will need the following Stampin’ Up! supplies:
Rubber stamps: Work of Art wood or clear, Itty Bitty Banners wood or clear
DSP: Colour Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks – Subtles and Brights (for the owls’ waistcoats/vests)
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