Owls-Owls-Owls everywhere!! I have an 2 owl classes this week. We will be making 3 cards using the owl builder punch from Stampin’ Up! I really don’t know why it took me sooooo long to buy this punch! There is so many things we can do with it. Of course I have made three different cards that I cased from Darlene DeVries- a pop up owl card, flying owl card and owls just chillin’ on a branch. They are sooooo cute! But wait! That’s not all. You can also make a tulip, a bat, a ghost, a fish, a penquin, and a reindeer. Wowzer!! So since we are making three cards and each card uses 3-5 owls, I punched the pieces ahead of time. I punched 112 owls and body parts to go with. I have make the tulip and today I will give a go at the other.
Here are the cards my ladies will make this week.
I also made a couple of Christmas cards this weekend using my new Festival of Trees Stamp set and matching Tree Punch and the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the Star Framelits. Today I will attempt to make the Star Box. I think the Star box will make a cute presentation for a small gift or gift card. Who wants to just give a gift card in a plain store bought card? Not me! I am always looking for something original. Last year was the first year that over 50% of our gifts were gift cards and it looks like it will be that way again this year. The kids and the older grand kids want gift cards. I know it is a lot more fun shopping and being surprised, but at the age they are now….it makes more sense to give gift cards. One grand child is away at college so we know she needs MONEY. The other wants gifts that go beyond our budget so he just wants to save the money to get what he needs. I think that is very responsible. Don’t you?
Well here are a couple of pics of the cards I made on the weekend and gift card holders I have made in the last year. Hope you enjoy.