Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Retired Stampin Up For An Envelope Gift Card

 
It's sad really that I have to wait until a stamp set is retired to really start to play with it, but here I am with a birthday gift card holder I made using Stampin Up's Postage Collection.  I believe this was a hostess set, but please don't quote me.  The background is Stampin Up's Dictionary background stamp.  I used burlap for the banners and a brown baker's twine from Teresa Collins World Traveler line (yes, it too is retired) for this really fun gift card holder.... you heard that right, this is not a card but a gift card holder!!!  Its finished measurements are 4 3/8" x 4 1/4" and it was made using a standard A2 envelope!

 
Inside I used Stampin Up's Memorable Moments to create the Happy Birthday greeting.  I also used Tim Holtz distress inks to create the worn paper background with a couple of circle punches to notch out a spot for the gift card.  And the area stamped again with the Dictionary and Postage Collection stamps was stamped with Stampin Up's Crumb Cake ink so it is light enough to write a message there.  I will be using the Stampin Up Stamp and Write marker in Cajun Craze so that it matches the color of the red hot air balloon.


And finally, here is another one of my "happy accidents".  A few days ago I told you about one of the 20 owl-punch-themed cards I had to redo because of an ink smear.  Well, you won't believe this, but it happened again.  This time though the ink was on my mat from stamping the Dictionary background, not smeared from my fingers.  So instead of starting over I simply stamped on the craft mat in a random pattern with the Dictionary stamp and then laid the back of the card into the ink before stamping it with my handmade mark.  I try to always stamp the cards I give away with my handmade mark so the person receiving it knows how special they are.  Time and love went into making this!

If you would like to make this surprisingly easy gift card holder, check out Dawn's YouTube video HERE.  She gives really great instructions.... you won't believe how simple it is!!!!

Don't forget:  My Stampin Up Card Club party is still going on through the end of July.  The person who places the largest order will receive 20 owl-punch-themed cards as a "Thank You".  This is open to EVERYONE!  To place an order simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Once you place your order, it will ship DIRECTLY to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  And now's the time to do it!  My hostess code is only good until July 30th!!!!  Thanx in advance!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XX.... I CAN'T BELIEVE I MADE IT!!!


WHEW!!!  I cannot believe that I did it!!!  I told someone the other day that I was surprised that I'm not burnt out on this owl punch, and I'm not!  I could go on with a cow using this punch, moose using this punch.... that Stampin Up Owl Punch is AWESOME!!!!  But instead of doing something different, I revisited the little girl I did using the owl punch but this time I made her into Snow White.... don't you just love the sentiment?  Perfect, right?!?  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Sweet Somethings!  I made the flowers using Sizzix 3D Flowers die with the background frame being Spellbinder's Labels 20 and the decorative frame Spellbinder's Fancy Tags 3.  The top and bottom of the card was scored using my MS score board and the black decorative strip was found in my "die cut pieces" box.  I believe it is a border punch from EK Success.  I finished this off with a little bling and there you have it CARD 20!!!!

Really gang, this was SO MUCH fun!  I originally did this to increase my party sales to earn more free stuff, but in the end it was just something really fun and creative to do.  I do still hope to increase my hostess credits, so PLEASE BUY!!!!  As I've said over and over, the person who places the largest order using my hostess code (see below) will receive ALL 20 of these cards for FREE!!!!

To place an order, just go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  For anyone ordering who doesn't live by me, your order will ships to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  So anyone, anywhere could be the recipient of all 20 cards.... I REALLY AM SO EXCITED TO SEE WHO GETS THESE BABIES!  I'll be sure and keep you all posted on who wins the 20 cards as soon as my party closes at the end of the month.  I might even throw in a few bonus Owl Punch posts here between now and then, so be sure to swing back by.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XIX.... Sincerely Sorry


I have done sooooo many different images using this amazing owl punch, to add a flower to the lineup doesn't surprise me at all.  I used Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set for the sentiment and the Window dies for the frame.  I WISH I could tell you what embossing folder I used for this card, but I pulled it out of my scrap bin and I honestly can't find the folder that made it.  I think it might be a Stampin Up folder, but don't quote me.  The pearls are from recollections.  How sweet is this sympathy card?

As I've said over and over.... SOMEONE'S going to get this card and 19 others that I've made and featured here on my blog.  To get your hands on these babies, simply place an order on my Stampin Up July Card Club party using my hostess code (highlighted below).  The person who places the largest order will receive all 20 owl punch-themed cards.  How cool is that???  And it doesn't matter if you're an out of state buyer because your order will ship to you within 2 business days.  No more waiting for a party to close to get the goods!  You get them NOW!!!

To place an order and for a chance to get your hands on ALL the Owl Punch themed cards, just go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

Good luck to those that order (your order is really appreciated) and check back in tomorrow for CARD 20!!!!!! 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza.... THE REDO!!!!


Welp gang... the bummer of all bummers happened yesterday.  It is something that happens to EVERY crafter.  I grabbed a white-based card to move it out of the way and when I let go of the card I saw that I SMEARED INK ON IT!!!!  I completely ruined an entire night's work in a split second.  As it turns out though, this accident is actually a happy accident because I got the opportunity to redo the card and I think I like the second version SOOOOOOO much more!!!   The second version still uses Stampin Up's retired Simply Stars and a current Gorgeous Grunge.  But to this one I added the little stars using Stampin Up's Banner punch and Banner Blast Stamp set.  Instead of the Chalk Talk die, I used EK Success' Notebook Border punch.  And finally, instead of hand writing the sentiment, I printed it out on the computer and punched it out with a 3/4" circle.  Oh Man.... this version turned out WAY BETTER!!!!!

Here is the original card I ruined; it was originally posted on July 4th:


So for the record.... the first Uncle Sam card will not be in the 20 set of cards, instead, the recipient of the 20 owl-punch-themed cards will receive the redo posted at the top.

If YOU would like to be the one receiving the 20 cards, simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase.  The hostess code is UCUFWPDU.  The person with the largest order total using my hostess code will be receiving all 20 cards.

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  Good luck everyone!!!

***Because of today's little hiccup, card #19 will be completed and posted tomorrow.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XVIII.... Yeah Baby!


Sorry about the lighting on this one gang.... it is REALLY late, or should I say really early!!!!  I had some friends over tonight and time definitely got away from me.  But that is sort of a good thing because I needed to throw a card together and quick.  Did I mention that is another good thing about this punch... that you can throw a 10 minute card together and it look AMAZING! And I figured a baby card would be a good thing to add to the 20 card pack someone's gonna be receiving.

So, as I said, the lighting is HORRIBLE!!!  This card is actually white and not grey.  The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie Everyday Sentiments and the embossed frame is from the retired Stampin Up Decorative Frames.  The Stampin Up candy dots were used to decorate and that's really about it.

The person receiving all 20 of the cards I've posted here is the person who places the largest order on my July Stampin Up Card Club party order using my hostess code, just go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship DIRECTLY to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.
Honestly, Stampin Up has made it so easy!  Even out of state folks can participate!!!

Swing by tomorrow for card 19.... we're in the home stretch!!!!

UPDATE:  I retook the picture in better lighting.... so glad the card looks like it looks in real life now.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XVII.... SUPA STAH


Ok.... we're approaching the end fast!!!  Only 3 more to go.  This one was so stinkin fun to make.  That layered hair is HYSTERICAL!!!  You can make it all out a little better by clicking on the pic to enlarge.  For this one I used an old, old, really old grid background stamp from Stampin Up along with their Simply Stars, I Am and FYI sets.  Along with that I used Tim Holtz Alterations Stacked Stars dies and the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Odd and Ends.  And ALL the glitter you see is Elizabeth Craft Glitter Ritz.... this has opened up a whole new can of worms!!!  For those who don't know, Glitter Ritz is paper punch's best friend!!!  I think I will shut up about that before I suck anyone else in to THAT addiction!!!  Just suffice it to say that I'm going to be losing sleep.

So for those who don't know (I'm suddenly a broken record), I am giving away the card featured here along with 19 others to the person with the highest order amount on my July Stampin Up Card Club using my hostess code.  To place an order, and for a chance to get your hands on ALL the Owl Punch themed cards, just go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  So anyone, anywhere could be the recipient of all 20 cards.... I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE WHO GETS EM!  Check out previous posts to see the first 16 cards.  Some of these are just gonna be downright hard to let go of.

Check back in tomorrow for card 18!  SO CLOSE!!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XVI.... WOW!


I gotta say, I'm lovin the monsters!!!  This one features an OLD Disney paper from Creative Imaginations.  I SIFTED through the scrap pile for that gem!!!  I also used my new favorite toy, the Circle Card Die from Stampin Up.  I FREAKIN LOVE this die.... it pretty much makes the whole card by itself.  I just added the paper and stamped some stars from the Stampin Up Banner Blast set and instant cuteness!!!  The black circle and white inverted circle are both Spellbinder's dies.  Check out what this amazing card looks like opened up....


Seriously... this die is SUPER easy.  It does all the cutting and scoring!  The front sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Sweet Somethings (AWESOME set BTW) and the inside sentiment is a combination of CTMH's Celebration and CTMH's Life Is sets.  God Bless the Stamp-a-ma-jig.... word placement would be IMPOSSIBLE without it!!!  It's always nice to be able to create new sentiments with what you already own.

And just as with the previous 15 cards, this card and 19 other cards (all featured on this blog) will be given to the person who places the largest Stampin Up order on my July Card Club party using my hostess code.  Just go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  And SOMEONE'S gonna get all 20 Owl-Punch-themed cards!!!  That punch is really quite versatile and I can honestly say it has been a load of fun!!!

See you back here tomorrow for card #17.... Thunderstruck!!!!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XV.... COOL!!!!


Oh man... do I LOOOOOVVVVVE this sentiment!!!  I found it in a Hallmark shoebox greeting card and recreated it on my computer.  It fits this little monster PERFECTLY!!!!  THIS ONE I need to find in an actual rubber stamp.  I can see me using this sentiment over and over.  The banners on this card are from Stampin Up's Perfect Pennants and the monster was cased from Nikki's blog over at My Sandbox... cute, cute stuff!!!!

So, as before, you can receive this card as well at the other 19 cards I'm featuring on my blog simply by placing a Stampin Up order for my July Card Club party I'm hostessing.  The person who places the largest order using my hostess code (see below) will receive ALL of my Owl Punch Themed cards.  And some of these are going to be VERY hard to let go of!!! To order go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.

Thanx for stopping by.... tomorrow's gonna be another monsterific creation!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XIV.... Yes, That's 14


And now for the monsters.  Yep, the Stampin Up Owl Punch makes the CUTEST monsters!!!!  Even I'M surprised that there are this many uses for this punch!!!   The sentiment for this one is another one created on my computer and then die cut using the Stampin Up Word Bubble framelits.  I am beside myself with how simple but cute this card is!!!

Of course, just like the rest of them, I'm giving away this card and 19 others that I've featured here on my blog.  They will go to the person who places the largest order for my Stampin Up party in July.  To place and order, simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.

That is all....same time same channel tomorrow.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XIII.... GIRL POWER!


So this little gem was created using TWO punches.... the owl punch and my 1" circle punch, so this one is a little of a cheat, but isn't she just so worth it!?!  SOOOOOO freaking adorable!!!  I also used Stampin Up Crumb Cake paper for the card base, scrap papers from the scrap bin, Stampin Up Large Butterfly Punch, Vintage Vogue and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets from Stampin Up and Whimsy Stamps Magical Mini Letter Seals for the sentiment..... I FREAKIN LOVE THAT MAGICAL LETTER SEALS SET!  Those sentiments are AMAZING!!!!  I'm trying to figure out why this is the first time I've featured them here on the blog.

And speaking of not featuring here on the blog, it was brought to my attention that some of you reading my posts MAY not understand just how incredible this punch really is.  So to show you how great it is here a pic of the punch itself and HERE is a link to one of my favorite youtube videos showing how to use the punch to make an uber cute card.


Don't forget that SOMEONE is going to be receiving the card shown here in this post along with 19 other cards (I feature one daily).  The person who places the largest order on my July Stampin Up Card Club party will receive all 20 cards.  Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  And the order number on this OH-SO-CUTE and OH-SO-VERSATILE paper punch is 118074 so you too can C.A.S.E. (Copy And Share Everything) some really cute owl punch art! 

Check in tomorrow.... the little monsters are running loose!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XII....Blinkin, Thinkin and Inkin Revisit


That's a spicy meatball....er, cupcake!  Ellen over at Blinkin, Thinkin & Inkin is SOOOOO freakin talented!!!!  I am IN LOVE with the chef she created using the owl punch and had NO PROBLEM steeling scrapjacking casing this cutiepie to create this AWESOME birthday card.  Again, I created the sentiment on my computer and printed it out because I just didn't have a large enough "Happy Birthday" sentiment.  The cupcake was done with Stampin Up's retired Little Layers Plus along with the strawberry from Stampin Up's Happy Hour.  The flourish was stamped using another one of Stampin Up's retired sets, Vintage Vogue and the paper was ALL from my scrap paper bin. Yet ANOTHER card I wanna keep for myself!

But speaking of the scrap bin, I've yet to mention that for those who own the owl punch, you become VERY CLOSE to the scrap bin.  For years I saved the tiniest of paper scraps never really knowing what I would ever do with them.  NOW I KNOW!!!  That owl punch utilizes the smallest pieces of paper.  And any scrap piece that you can't manage to put into the punch can EASILY be attached to a sticky note and fed into the punch to punch out.... nothing goes to waste with this baby!!!

If you'd like to get your hands on this cupcake card, I AM giving away this card and 19 others that I'm featuring here on my blog to the person who places the largest order on my Stampin Up card club party in July.  All YOU have to do to participate is place an order using my hostess code.

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  I love that part!

So good luck to everyone who orders and thank you so much for your support.  Pop in tomorrow for another fun (and completely different... hint, hint:  GIRL POWER!!!!) use for that owl punch!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza XI


This owl punch makes the CUTEST piggy!!!!  It seemed pretty perfect to tie the balloon to his tail with green baker's twine and once that was there, the sentiment just kind of wrote itself.  Like yesterday's post, this sentiment was created and printed from my computer.  This card and the other 19 owl-punch-themed cards I'm featuring on my blog will be given to the person who places the largest order on my Stampin Up Card Club party for July using my hostess code.  All YOU have to do to participate is place an order and all these super cute cards could be yours. 
Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification. 

But even more gratifying is making them for yourself.  That owl punch really is so much fun!  This piggy card was cased from Pinterest, the papers came from my card stash and you already know where the sentiment came from.  I also used the Stampin Up small oval punch paired with, yes, the owl punch for the balloon and the scalloped edge punch for a decorative touch.  And when you need a quick stitch.... NOTHING beats the faux-stitch journaling pen, well, except a sewing machine of course!!!

Thanx again for your orders and good luck.  Swing by tomorrow to see what the chef prepared!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza X


Doesn't this little guy remind you of the Serta Sheep???  Anyone remember those commercials???  I still see them aired every once in a while.  I think it's the eyes.  hahahaha!

Here's a sweet owl-punched sheep with a sentiment that I printed from my computer.  Sometimes when you can't find the right stamp (or you don't want to buy the right stamp), your printer can work in a pinch.  Along with the Stampin Up owl punch and scalloped edge punch, this one uses Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis Square die and paper scraps from the scrap bin to create a super sweet card.  There's not much more to say about this one because the magic really is in the layers.

Don't forget that this card and 19 other cards (all posted here) will be given to the person who places the largest order on my Stampin Up Card Club party using my hostess code.  All you have to do to participate is place an order:

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification. 

Good luck and thank you to everyone who orders!!!!  See you back here tomorrow.  Old McDonald is gonna pay another visit.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza IX.... Halloween In July The Revenge


I love, love, love the spooky silhouette of the backdrop.... it really makes this little owl-punched ghost stand out.  And unlike yesterday's Frankenstein Owl card, this one is unmistakably a Halloween card.

Before I get into what I used (beyond the owl punch of course) to make this card, I wanted to mention that I will be giving away this card and 19 other cards, featured on this blog, to the person who places the largest order on my Stampin Up Card Club party using my hostess code.  All you have to do to participate is place an order:

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification. 

Ok... back to business!  Stampin Up's Summer Starfruit cardstock was used along with the retired House of Haunts stamp set.  The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from Inkadinkado's Halloween Set.  Could this card be any easier?  I inked the edges with Stampin Up's Smoky Slate ink to give it a fogged effect.... no bows, no bells and whistles, nothing to detract from that adorable little ghost.  In fact, the owl punch would make producing a bunch of these cards a snap.... the girls at the office are gonna LOVE ME this Halloween!!!!

Tune in tomorrow....we're visiting the farm!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza VIII.... Halloween In July part II


Am I weird that the title of this post just cracked me up???

So I think this one is my new favorite.  HOW am I going to give these cards away????  20 owl punch themed cards (one posted daily for 20 days) will be going to the person who places the largest order for my card club party using my hostess code.  All YOU have to do to participate is place an order, here's how:

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact my Stampin Up demonstrator in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone!!!

So this particular card is a favorite because of the content.... I ADORE anything Halloween!!!!  That little Frankenstein owl was cased from Di over at Stampin With Di and the card design itself was cased from the Stampin Up website.... I used my own stuff of course, but it does feature washi tape, a button, linen thread and sentiment (retired: Smarty Pants) all from Stampin Up, but then I used an Impression Obsession stripe background stamp for the background on the banner and Canvas Corp's Black n' Kraft The Raven scrapbook paper adding a little miscellaneous bling.  I LOVE how this turned out!  It is not lost on me that because of the sentiment, this DOESN'T have to be a Halloween-specific card.

Whoever receives these cards.... feel free to send me this one as a "Thank You".  LOL!  Come back by tomorrow for Halloween in July, The Revenge!!!

UPDATE:  I need to make a HUGE correction.  The inspiration for this card did NOT come from the Stampin Up website.  It was ACTUALLY inspired by Georgeann's creation over at Stampin Everything!!!  My apologies Georgeann.... your gift bag is so stinkin cute and deserves EVERY bit of credit!!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza VII... Halloween In July


The Stampin Up Owl Punch is INCREDIBLE isn't it!  From owls to reindeer to men and now bats... this punch does it all!!!!

Along with the owl punch I also used Stampin Up's (now retired) Little Leaves die, Spellbinder's circle die, We R Memory Keepers Tangled Tree stamps and a greeting from Crafty Secrets Halloween Postcard set.  How stinkin cute!!!!  This card was inspired by Tammie over at Tammie Stamps.  She did a terrific job making this cutie really come to life!  To receive this and the other 19 owl punch cards I'm posting on my blog each day, all you have to do is place an order.  Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase.  The hostess code is UCUFWPDU.

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact my Stampin Up demonstrator in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone!!!

Swing back by tomorrow.... I might have to post another Halloween in July post.  I'm feelin a strong urge.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza VI.... Christmas In July


Seriously.... does it get any cuter???  Can you not see how EVERYONE needs this punch???  Could you just croak from the cuteness???  This card was cased from Laura over at Loves Rubber Stamps... the whole reindeer holding a sign screamed at me.  It wasn't hard to find a piece of cardboard hangin around my craft room (honestly, I think I have it EVERYWHERE) and it just seemed fitting that Rudolf might be willing to work for some goodies.... the market DID crash after all!  hahahaha!

So using Versa Mark I stamped a miscellaneous snowflake on a background piece.  I honestly couldn't tell you where I got it.  And all the papers are from my scrap file.  Really, this is just another super simple card to put together.  While there are SOME images I'm doing that are a little more work, MOST of the owl punch images take seconds to put together.

Want to win Rudolf???  All you need to do is place an order on my July Club Stampin Up party.  The person with the highest order will be receiving ALL 20 of my Owl Punch cards that I'm posting here daily.  Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  Really, you could be making your very own owl punch themed cards before next weekend.  Trust me... it is SO much fun!!!

Come back tomorrow.... not to be outdone, Halloween in July is up next!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza V


Ok.... HERE is the inspiration for yesterday's Uncle Sam card!!!  Isn't this dude AWESOME!?!  Yep, and, he too, was done entirely with the Stampin Up Owl Punch.  I am having SOOOOOO much fun with this punch!!!

So today's card was cased from the OH-SO-TALENTED Ellen over at Blinkin Thinkin & Inkin.  This chick is incredible with punch art.  She has definitely taken this form of art to the next level.  Her Man of Mystery blew me away and made creating Uncle Sam for yesterday's card a breeze!!!  Thanx Ellen!  So, along with the owl punch, I used Stampin Up's score board, paper piercing set, labels collection dies and modern mosaic embossing folder.  The sentiment is a single stamp from Magenta and fit this card PERFECTLY!!!  This one is gonna be a hard one to give away at the end of the month!  To win this and all the other 19 cards that I'm posting here on my blog each day, all you have to do is place an order for my Stampin Up party.  The person with the largest order using my hostess code will receive all 20 "Owl Punch" cards. 

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact my Stampin Up demonstrator in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone!!!

Tune in tomorrow for Christmas in July!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza IV... Valentine's Meets Fourth of July



Happy 4th of July!!!!  FINALLY an original design!!!  I've been casing (yes, in the crafting world that is a word) everyone's Stampin Up Owl Punch designs and just for the holiday I figured I'd come up with my own.  But this isn't your average 4th of July card, this is ACTUALLY a love note.  Good ol' Uncle Sam's "I Want You" military poster is the PERFECT message to tell someone they're loved.  And check out all that detail!!!  Didn't I tell you some of these designs are intricate???  Who knew you could take an owl and turn it into a man?  It's like magic!!!!  And this ADORABLE guy is just one of 20 cards that I'm giving away at the end of the month to the person who orders the largest amount for my July club party.

To place an order and qualify to win the 20 Owl Punch Card Give Away, simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase.  The hostess code is UCUFWPDU.

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact my Stampin Up demonstrator in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone!!!

Oh!  And a little tip for your own 4th of July cards, while I didn't have fireworks stamps, the Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge adds a certain explosive pop to a card, wouldn't you say?  And the Stampin Up Simply Stars is sheer perfection!!!  Have a great one gang.... tomorrow's post will show the inspiration for today's card.  You won't want to miss it!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza III.... Aliens Attack


Oh Man!!!  I think this one is my favorite one so far and it HAS to be the simplest (is that a word?)!!!  Using the Stampin Up Owl Punch, I made this SUPER cute alien and then doodled around the outside of the card using an ultra fine tip marker finishing it with a sentiment from Technique Tuesday's Tin Man stamp set.  This out-of-this-world card is card #3 of the 20 cards that will be given away to the person who places the largest order for my Stampin Up party this month.  It is SUPER easy too:

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase. The hostess code is UCUFWPDU!

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact my Stampin Up demonstrator in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone!!!

Now this card wasn't exactly "CASED".  The alien punch image was inspired by the owl punch Pinterest boards that I then popped up on cardstock and doodled around the page.... couldn't have been easier.  I gotta say, I am IN LOVE with this Owl Punch!!!!  WAIT till you see tomorrow's card!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza II


Ok.... here's card number 2.  In this card I used the owl punch to make a cute little party penguin.  I have NO CLUE where the papers came from because they ALL came from my scrap paper stash.  But I can tell you that the sentiment is from Stampin Up's Perfect Words stamp set and I also used the Stampin Up Cupcake punch to make the clouds and the Stampin Up paper piercing set to pierce the holes around the outer edge of the card.  This one is so stinkin cute and so stinkin easy!!!

Don't forget... the person who places the biggest order in July using my hostess code will receive EVERY ONE of the cards I'm featuring each day.... that's 20 CARDS!!!!  The hostess code is UCUFWPDU

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase.

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.  And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact my Stampin Up demonstrator in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone!!!

This card was stolen CASED from Diane over at Colour Me Happy.  What an incredibly adorable use of this amazingly fun owl punch!!!!  If you haven't already, check out yesterday's super cute card!!!  See you guys tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Owl Punch Extravaganza


I am BEYOND excited!!!!  Today is July 1st and kicks off my hostess month for my monthly Stampin Up Card Club:  The Queen's House of Cards. Of course I intend to celebrate and YOU can join in on the fun!!!

Each day for 20 days I will post a new card featuring Stampin Up's Owl Punch... you won't believe all the things you can make with this baby!!!!  Then, on July 29th when I close my party, the person who placed the largest order using my hostess code will receive ALL 20 CARDS!!!  Here's the fun:

YOU CAN PARTICIPATE FROM RIGHT AT HOME!!!!  ALL YOU NEED IS TO PLACE AN ORDER USING MY HOSTESS CODE:  UCUFWPDU

Simply go to StampinUp.com and click on "store" at the top.  Place the items you'd like to order in the shopping cart and input the hostess code where provided to get full credit for your purchase.

THE BEST PART:  You won't have to wait to receive your order.  Your order will ship to you within two business days!!!  No more waiting for a show to "close" to get your goodies.  THIS is instant gratification.

And if you REALLY want to win the 20 cards for yourself, feel free to contact The Queen herself in her store (click HERE) to check on the status of order amounts.  She won't share names, she will only share the largest amount ordered so you can put yourself in the winning position.  Good luck everyone and here's card #1!

Of course it features Stampin Up's Owl Punch.  This card was inspired by Linda's card over at Crafty Distraction.  I LOVE the simplicity of this card, but with real POW from the sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped using Stampin Up's Early Espresso ink.  The stamps I used were Kraftin Kimmie's Sassy Sentiments along with CTMH's You Rock.  All the papers came from my scrap paper stash.  I used Spellbinder's Label's 28 die that I then inked with Stampin Up's Crumb Cake ink to distress the edges.  I finished it off with a little metal bling from Best Occasions.  This card just could not have been more simple!!!  But be sure to tune in throughout July because some of these cards are downright intricate with all the AWESOME things you can do with this punch.  Honestly, I've have been having a BLAST and I hope you will too!!!!