Thursday, April 21, 2011

Whooo's Old?


I couldn't help but use this sentiment and thought of it when I was punch out the owls! The owl is a punch from Stampin Up.

Stampin Up - Punches - Owl, Scallop Circles, Decorative Label; markers
Making Memories- Patterned paper "Cheeky", tag rim
Colorbox - Cat Eye Inks
Imaginesce -
IRock heat tool
EK Success - Punches - scallop circle, circle
Cardstock - various
Spareparts brads
heat set gems
3/8" Grosgrain ribbon
Sentiments computer generated

I got the "map" for the card from PAGEMAPS. I think the scallop circle helped offset the owl. My friend Linda, aka Lguild, said I had a psychedelic owl.

The punch does all the pieces at once and to save paper I cut my different colors into strips, such as the red was cut in 1 1/4" strips, etc. This made it a lot easier to keep up with the pieces as I punched them and I could set them aside.

I used MS word to make this sentiment in the circle shape. I punched it with a 1" punch but then had to trim it slightly to fit into the tag rim.

I know a lot of people don't use the tag rims anymore but I love them! My friend Angela sent me a bunch that she said she would never use and I LOVE EM!!

I punched a 1 1/4" circle out of red to help highlight the sentiment. I was afraid with the bold pattern behind it the sentiment would get "lost".

The sentiment for the inside was done using Hallmark Card Studio, which gets a thank you Linda, aka LGuild. She is the one that introduced me to the program and actually shared with me. It is wonderful to make the card insides with and art work can be added as well if you wish.

I can't wait to use this punch on something else! I actually got it because I get anything that has owls these days. The mascot for my daughters sorority is an owl so you will probably be seeing a lot of owl themed projects in the next 3 years!!


  1. OK... I LOVE how this turned out! I can totally see me scrapliftin' this one from you! I have everything you listed except the cats eyes....but that's ok.. any ink will do right? LOL This is really adorable... I'm gonna make it for my mom... she will totally get a kick out of it! Thanks for the inspiration! :O)

  2. Owls are awesome! Trust me! I will not get tired of your wonderful work! not today, not 3 years from now not ever! Great job! :o)

  3. OMG Okie that rocks!! Love the owl and the colors. The sentiment is too funny!

  4. I never thought of using an accent color behind a metal tag, but you are right, it sets it apart. Great card!

  5. That is cute! And you gotta laugh at that sentiment!

  6. So bright and colorful. Mkes this card so fun. Cute sentiment too.

  7. Super cute!! I have that owl punch and it's just too much fun.

  8. Owltastic! Seems like I am seeing them everywhere all of a sudden. Love the sentiment.

  9. Cute owl!! I love that punch from Stampin Up and your card is adorable!

  10. I love everything about this card. i love owl cards...I am gonna have to get a cartridge that has a lot of owls on it.

  11. WOW! Great detail on a fab card!!!

  12. This is really cute & I love the saying. I still like those metal tag rims too. It's a lot easier to mail than a bulky flower.

    And I have to get the owl punch too. I got the sellabration set that has an owl stamp & it's just too stinkin' cute.

  13. Did you make this card for me? LOL!

  14. Cute card. The numbered paper is perfect for any age. I love that owl punch as well. I have seen many non-owl things made from that punch, it is so versitile.
    Shari Y