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For the Graduate

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re celebrating graduates.  Create any project – card, gift set, card holder, money holder, scrapbook page, or any 3D item with a graduation theme.  For my project I wanted to make a gift set using my Top Not die.  I used Basic Black, Silver and Whisper White card stock.  After die cutting the Basic Black Top Notes I textured them with the Texture Plates Kit #4 Distressed plate.  I die cut two more Top Notes in Silver to outline the black ones.  Cut along he perforated line on the Basic Black Top Note then adhere the silver Top Note behind the Basic Black one. The graduation cap silhouette is one I created.  See below for template.  I rolled some Whisper White paper for the diploma and tied with Basic Black Satin ribbon.  I then stamped the sentiment (Curly Cute) and created the banner.

I created the card to hold a gift card.  I used the Two-step owl punch and created the cap from silver card stock.  The diploma is a strip of Whisper White then wrapped with retired silver cording.  I then adhered the owl to circle layers with dimensionals.

I hope you’re inspired to make your own graduation gift sets.  Hop over to Hand Stamped Sentiments, be inspired, create and upload your project.

Here’s my project.  Click the images to enlarge.

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Top Note box and gift card holder Top Note box
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Top Note box side view Gift card holder inside Top Note box
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Outside of gift card holder Gift card holder inside

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Top Note Box

Templates: click here for box template; click here for grad cap template

Size: 3-1/2” L x 2-1/2″ W x 1” D

Stamps: Curly Cute

Paper: Basic Black , Silver, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Very Black Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Texture Plates Kit #4 Distressed plate

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Congrats Gift Card holder

Size: 3-1/2” W x 2-5/8”H

Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments

Paper: Basic Black , Silver, Whisper White, Digital DSP Night and Day houndstooth pattern

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: 1-3/4” circle punch, 1-3/8” circle punch, Two-Step Owl punch, retired Slit punch, Very Black Satin Ribbon, retired silver cording, dimensionals, MIni-glue dots

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Owl Love

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a Punch Theme Challenge.  I was so excited about this challenge because one of my favorite punches is the Two-Step Owl punch.   So I decided to create my project around this punch.

I’ve been wanting to make an owl box to store 3″x3″ cards and I’ve succeeded.  The 3″ x 3″ cards and envelopes fit nicely into this box.  I’m finishing up the tutorial along with the dress tutorial.  I promise to post them by the end of the week.

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Owl Box and 3″ x 3″ cards

Finished Box Size: Approx. 5.50″ w x 7.00″h

Cards, Finished Size: 3″ x 3″

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags

Paper: Digital paper Play Date, CS:  Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Tempting Teal, Real Red, Crumb Cake

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Basic pearls, 5/8″ Real Red grosgrain ribbon,

Techniques: Stamping, Paper Punching

 

A Haunted Spooky Dresser

I’ve become addicted to creating spooky dressers.  In my previous post I created a witch in the dresser.  Today I created a haunted dresser.  I love the Wicked Cool stamp set and Two-step Owl punch.  The punch is so versatile.  You can create penguins, witch owls, tulips bats and ghosts.  For this card I created the bat and ghosts from the owl punch.  The bat tutorial comes from Bonnie Mountford’s blog. I got the idea for the ghosts from Diane Carr.     See my previous post to link to Jackie Topa’s dresser tutorial and for Patti Lee’s blog link.

I have also submitted my card for the PPA60 Halloween Inspiration challenge.  Stop by and take a look at all the fabulous Halloween cards.

Haunted dresses card

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Project info:

Haunted Dresser Card

 

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler

 

Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Versamark

Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Scallop Trim edge Punch, 1″ circle Punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch for bat wings, Regular hole punch for scalloping the bottom of bat wings, Clear embossing powder for spider webs, Silver embossing powder for sentiment, Silver Glimmer brads, dimensionals, Sponge daubers, Heat tool

Techniques: Paper crafting, Punch crafting

I’ve become addicted to creating spooky dressers.  In my previous post I created a witch in the dresser.  Today I created a haunted dresser.  I love the Wicked Cool stamp set and Two-step Owl punch.  The punch is so versatile.  You can create penguins, witch owls, tulips bats and ghosts.  For this card I created the bat and ghosts from the owl punch.  The bat tutorial comes from Bonnie Mountford’s blog. I got the idea for the ghosts from Diane Carr.     See my previous post a link to Jackie Topa’s dresser tutorial and for Patti Lee’s blog link.

Owls together

This week on Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge so I decided to use my new Two-Step Owl punch.  I love this punch.  It’s so much fun to use.  I created a boy and girl owl using the heart punch to make a bow tie and hair bow to differentiate between the two.  I wanted to have my two owls on a tree branch so I cut free hand a trunk with branch in Early Espresso and ran it through my Big Shot using my distressed texture plate.  I punched the vests and ran the Old Olive and embossed it with the Lattice embossing folder and embossed the yellow dress with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder then used the Owl punch to punch polka dots in Tangerine Tango then glued them on using Tombow Glue.  I punched the bottom of the owl again in Daffodil Yellow and Old Olive to give color to the feet.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #32

Two Owls card

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Project info:

Owls Together card

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: In a Word

Paper: Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: Two Step Bird punch, Two Step Owl Punch, Large Oval punch, Big Shot, Distressed Texture plate, Lattice embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Techniques: Paper crafting

Owl be your friend

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have another sketch challenge from  Stampin’ Up!’s SUCCESS magazine.  We’d love to see your interpretation of the sketch so hop on over to HSS and show us your creation.

For this project I decided to do a digital card using My Digital Studio.  I have just purchased the Two Step Owl Punch – Digital Download, Price: $0.95 and I wanted to use it for this card.  I love this punch and so fun to use.

Since this is a girl owl I decided to use the Cherry Cobbler Wallpaper DSP on the vest and Very Vanilla button latte.  So cute!  If you own MDS don’t forget to update your software with the new colors.  Click here to update your software.

The background is Textured Baja Breeze.  Love the Textured papers!  The Soft Suede distressed background, included with the purchase of MDS, is from the Distressed DSP and the frame is from the Sweet Pea DSP collection.  The Textured and Sweet Pea DSP collections are available as add-ons.  If you don’t have these consider purchasing them.  The price is right and they’ll never retire.  How cool is that!  You can purchase any of the digital downloads even if you do not own My Digital Studio software.  You can use the images with any graphics program that allows you to import images into your document.  The other great thing about purchasing digital downloads is they are available to use instantly as soon as you pay.  I love that…instant gratification.

Digital Owl card

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Digital Owl Punch

Two Step Owl Punch - Digital Download - #122153 - Price: $0.95

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Project info:

You’ve got a friend in me Owl digital card

Finished card size: 5.25″ w x 4.25″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Holiday Blitz (apple), Cheep Talk (branch and sentiment)

Digital Paper: Textured Baja Breeze,  My Sweet Pea pattern 47, Distressed Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler Wallpaper

Ink: HP 6400 inkjet printer

Digital Accessories: Two-Step Owl punch download, Very Vanilla button Latte,

Techniques: Digital Crafting

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