Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sarah and Percy and Bill

Yesterday was my first class of the year – and first of all I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the ladies who came along, had fun creating with me and, because my usual helper couldn’t be with me, even served the tea and coffee, washed up and tidied up at the end! It was like having magical elves!

I have updated the events page with some more classes, so be sure to take a look. And I promise I won't make you make the tea next time!

We jumped straight in at the deep end for this class with Punch Pals. It was a bit unusual because we didn’t use a single stamp – only punches! Ok, so this card has a greeting stamped on it, but we missed this out at the class as we were running out of time. And no wonder - because we made two cards, a little ladybird treat holder and a couple of other animals to be used on projects at home.

This was one of the cards. These owls are soooooo cute – and I have to hold my hands up here and say they were NOT my idea. As far as I know, they were the creation of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Sarah Makin – you can see her version, here.

Kelly nicknamed these owls, "Sarah, Percy and Bill", after the characters in the gorgeous children's picture book, Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. It was one of my favourite books when our children were tiny, and I'm sure we still have it somewhere even now - it's definitely a keeper! 

These cute cardstock owls are really easy to make – you just punch a circle and then feed the circle into the Round Tab Punch and punch again to create the ears at the top. The feet are created by punching the largest flower with the Boho Blossoms punch then cutting it into quarters. You’ll get four feet from each flower.

The beak is one petal from the 5-petal flower punch – just offer it up to the edge of your cardstock scrap and you won’t waste anything! The eyelids are ½” circles, cut in half.

I only discovered this weekend that the ¼” circle punch that I’d used on so many of the projects has been retired! That completely passed me by. But you could use the circles created by the largest hole punch on the Crop-A-Dile as a substitute on this card.

Stamps: Basic Phrases
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pacific Point
Punches: Bird, 1 ¾” circle, 1 3/8” circle, ½” circle, Boho Blossoms, 5-Petal Flower, 1/4 “ circle, Modern Label


  1. OMGoodness that is OUTSTANDINGLY cute!!!!

  2. They are terrific! I know someone who would go wild for these....might just have to give it a try.....

  3. Oh, these are adorable! I'll be using this idea too!!

  4. These little guys are absolutely adorable!! I really like the bright and happy color combo you used, too! Thanks so much for sharing the details. :)


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