May 25, 2012

Hi there!  My mother in law graduated from college last night and I wanted to make her a congratulations card and this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to use my owl punch and so I started my card by making my owl and I had this spice cake dsp in my scrap bin so that's where I began.

I first punched out the owl and his belly matches the dsp.  From there I made the wings using my scallop oval punch and cutting that punch out in 1/2 gave me both wings.  The eyes are all from the owl punch and the graduation hat I just cut by hand and then I punched a hole in the center for the brad with the linen thread tassel.  To make the diploma I simply took a small scrap piece of very vanilla paper and I rolled it up and tied it with some linen thread.

My pool party card stock was embossed with lines by using my simply score tool and I also punched the upper part of my pool party card stock using my scallop dotted punch.  My very vanilla card stock was run through my big shot machine using the polka dot embossing folder.

My sentiment is from the 2012 SAB stamp set called sprinkled expressions.  I only used a portion of the stamp so I colored it with my chocolate chip marker and then I stamped it onto a scrap piece of card stock and punched it out using my word window punch.

Well, I guess that's about it.  If you have any questions about how I made my card (in case I missed explaining something) feel free to send me an eamil.  My email address is at the end of this post.  Below I wanted to post a photo so that you could see a close up of the owl I made.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop on by!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Stamps:  Sprinkled Expressions
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, DSP Spice Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip- marker
Supplies:  Linen Thread, Owl Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Simply Scoring Tool, Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Brad, Hole Punch- for brad, Glue dots, Tombow Glue
Technique:  Dry Embossing, Punch Art

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jimlynn said...

Very cute, Patty! Love his belly and that hat is wonderful!

Carolina Little said...

Your card is so cute Patty!!! Congrats to the MIL!!!

Becky said...

wow, congratulations to your mother in law, and what a fabulous card, love the design paper.

Winnie said...

Congratulations to your MIL! How awesome! This is such a precious card. I love that you made the owl a graduate..How fun! I love he papers and the paper piecing. I hope she had a fabulous day...I love to read such great things....Have a happy holiday weekend.

Athina said...

Great card! I love that dp!

Heather B said...

So cute!!!

Lela said...

Every time I see something with that Owl Punch I want it! This is SO CUTE! What a great Graduation card, how fun