Who can resist the Owl Builder Punch?

By | 12/02/2012

I know, I know…too corny.  But the punch is amazing!  I’ve seen people create the most creative things with this punch.  At Halloween, it made a perfect ghost.  For Thanksgiving it was a turkey.  Now,at Christmas,  it’s just got endless possibilities!


I’m telling you, this punch is irresistible to play with.  I did find construction a tad time consuming because once I started, I just couldn’t stop.  It reminded me of the days that my daughter and I used to search for new punches and try to make fun new creatures with them.  She’s 20 now.  I probably just seem like a nut.  But WHO doesn’t need a little whimsey in their life?!

Links to the materials that I used to construct the card:

Papers:  Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black card stock.

Ink: Bashful Blue (126961)

Accessories:  Owl Builder Punch (119074), sponge (101610), gel pen (105021), rhinestones(119246), Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan embossing folder(127751), Petite Pennant Punch(122361), Oval Punch(119855), Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595).

Non Stampin’ Up! Accessories:  Spellbinders Snowflake.

Techniques used:  I cut the white card stock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″.  I cut the designer series paper at 5 1/2 x 2″ and then used the Adorning Accents Edgelit a little off kilter to create a curved edge to resemble hills.  I used the  DSP as a stencil to lightly sponge Bashful Blue ink to create the curved hills to look like snow.  I adhered the DSP to the top of the card to look like the sky with snowflakes falling (See…I’m not the only flake involved in this project!).  Then I created my creatures.  I punched all of the parts with the owl builder punch, just cutting different parts in different colors.  The reindeer antlers were created with the Spellbinder Snowflake.  This required rubbing the spellbinder die with a dryer sheet because the papers really stick in the holes and it can be tricky to remove without tearing.  I used my gel pen to add some detail.  I gave him a white belt and drew in a black belt buckle with a marker.

The Santa hat was created with the large oval cut in half.  I embossed the red and white with the fancy fans folder and then punched them out.  I punched only half the ovals each time, the white lengthwise and the red the other way.  The white pom-pom was cut using the owl punch.  I gave him a black belt and drew in a white buckle with the gel pen.

The elf owl has a hat made with the petite pennant builder punch and the circles are from the owl punch.  He has a close to cocoa belt with a rhinestone for bling!  The stamp set is an old retired set that had tiny sentiments stamped in midnight muse.  All in all…fun to create, but more time consuming than most of my projects, so watch a good TV show while you do it.

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