Stampin’ Up!’s Owl Punch has to be one of the most used punches I own. There are countless ideas and creations that can be made with this one punch. Who would imagine that a punch of an owl could be so useful! Today I’ve made baby clothes out of the owls’ vest.
Back story – My beautiful oldest niece is due to have her first baby in November and yesterday her mum (my big sister), family and friends gathered to give her a baby shower. Fun occasions baby showers. So much love, hope and well wishes heaped on the mum to be. I hope she had a great day and wasn’t too tired after.
I wanted to make a special card for her. Something a little different and colourful. We don’t know if it’s a ‘Great Niece or Great Nephew’ (Oh my goodness that makes me feel SOOO old!!!!!) so I thought I’d stick to gender natural colours. Here it is….
Tutorial : How to make a circular card out of one single piece of cardstock and have a hinge.
This is the Scallop Circle Bigz die…..
Here I’ve put a piece of pre-cut white paper over the top to show you where the blades are underneath the foam of the die… this is the shape achieved when cutting with this Scallop Circle die.
Fold a piece of card stock and score folded edge. Trim cardstock 14cms by 13cm or a little less. Place the ‘top’ or scored edge of the folded cardstock so all but 4 individual scallops are exposed.
Sandwich cardstock and die between acrylic cutting plates and roll through Big Shot Die cutting machine.
Here are the two pieces of cardstock after rolling through Big Shot. Note the flat top of the round scallop shape – this is the hinge.
When you open up folded cardstock you will have your card base ready to stamp and decorate.
Helpful Hint: Faux stitching. I love the look of stitching on a card but did you know you can have the look without pulling out your sewing machine? You just need a Paper-Piercing Tool and a Stampin’ Up! Pierce Mat (I’ve used the Festive mat pack) to pierce little holes in a circle boarder shape. The mat pack helps to get a nice even pierced pattern. Then take a Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen and draw between every second set of holes, making sure that you run the pen right into each hole. It doesn’t have to look perfect as stitching isn’t perfect and imperfections makes it look more realistic.
Stampin’ Up! Products used in this handmade card:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla #106550 $14.95; Crumb Cake #121685 $11.95; Early Expresso #121686 $11.95
Designer Series Paper – Birthday Basics #130145 $18.95
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments – wood mount #130042 $63.95 & clear mount #120024 $50.95
Ink: Adhesives: Black StazOn #101406 $16.95; Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 $6.95
Punches: Owl Builder Punch #118074 $29.95
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $149.95, Circle Bigz die #113468 $34.95; 3-1/2″ Circle Originals die #121811 $29.95
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Designer Buttons $13.95
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Happy Stamping & Live life in the sunshine.
x Carolyn Bennie