Saturday, 21 May 2011

Stampin' Up Owl punch goes spooky!

Oh dear, my resolution to blog every day didn't last very long! In my defence we had a visit from some friends from Northern Ireland who we don't see very often.
As I was crafting yesterday I suddenly realised that my craft room was where they would be sleeping and it was in no fit sate for guests. Now, after spending all day yesterday organising, I can't find anything!

So on to the owl punch. I found that by simply punching him out of Whisper white card stock and adding some spooky basic black eyes, I could make him into a very cute ghostie. As with most of the designs, I put him upside down and cut the feet off. I also did a bit of trimming in between the ears to make the bump less pronounced.

Stampin' Up owl punch ghost
Stampin' Up Ghost

I decided that this was just the thing for a party bag for Halloween ( my sister in law loves Halloween and throws wicked parties every year) so out came my trusty top note die. Stampin' Up have been very clever with this die in that when you fold it in half lengthways it fits their large cello bags as a topper, and when you fold it vertically it fits their medium bags as a topper. Here it is cut out of tangerine tango 12 x 12 designer series paper with "boo" stamped in Basic Black ink using the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set.

As I didn't post yesterday I think I owe you another design, so here is the owl punch as a fish.

I cut the owl punch in half following the line of the curve made by the ears and used the beak or heart as the lips on the fish. This is punched out of pumpkin pie designer series paper. The fin isn't very clear on the body but I made that out of a trimmed down "bib" part of the punch. I though he would look nice on a party bag as well so did the same thing as the Halloween bag with Melon Mambo card stock.

These party bags are so quick to make, and can be customised for any occasion, Christening, Wedding, Birthday party etc. by using different stamp sets or punches.

So I promise to blog tomorrow with the final instalment in the Owl punch series, until then Happy Crafting!


Card - Melon Mambo A4, Whisper White A4, Basic Black A4, Brights 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper.
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Broadsheet Alphabet, Afterthoughts (hostess level 1)
Punch - Owl Punch
Other - Top Note Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Cello bags.


  1. Claire - I am just loving these posts - just fab! You are so creative! Nx

  2. Aw thanks Nicole, I love it when people comment on my blog. I'm really enjoying these posts too, having to think outside the box! Looking forward to your next creation. Cx

  3. love the ghost, he's cute. Really like the tri fold challenge card. mum