Hi Crafty Friends, It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Aicken our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges. Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch ...

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"StampOwl's Studio" - 5 new articles

  1. Happy BeeDay
  2. Divinity Designs - Festive Favors
  3. Take Time To Smell The Coffee
  4. Have An Egg-Stra Special Day
  5. Unicorns Trifold Slider Card
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Happy BeeDay


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Aicken our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.




For my card today I decided to pull out a few new "toys" I got for Christmas that I thought would work together. The cute little Bee Girl is from a stamp set from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps, I believe this company mostly do digital stamps, but this was their first stamp set and as it was so cute and in Australia, I decided to add it to my stash. 

For the background of my card I used Simon Says Stamp's Lined Circles Stencil, sponging black ink onto yellow cardstock to get a yellow and black color combo. Love this stencil, and I think I will be using it a lot!!!!


Of course I always like to create some sort of interactive card for sketch challenges, and today is no exception. So I used my Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-up die set to create the pop-up portion of the card. I also repeated the stencil elements and added another cute little Bee Girl, seeing I had stamped and cut out two of them.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamp's Hi Honey Clear Stamp set, which is another new addition. This has lots of fun "Bee" sentiments and as I seem to make a fair number of bee themed cards I am sure I will make great use of it.


Here is one last photo of the inside of my card, so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little better.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. Please note I only use and share products I love.






    

Divinity Designs - Festive Favors


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing 2 more projects using some of the Divinity Designs January Release products. Today I am  focusing on the new Festive Favors die set and the coordinating Festive Favor Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

The Festive Favors die set contains 20 dies which includes both a large heart and circle for the window in the front of the box, 6 different styles of tiny tags, a sentiment, balloons and flowers to decorate your project. Everything you need to create beautiful favor boxes for just about any event. The Festive Favours Tag Sentiment stamp set contains 32 different sentiments which fit on the tag in the coordinating die set for just about any occasion. 


For my favor box, I used the Festive Favors die set along with the coordinating Festive Favors Tag Sentiments stamp set. 

To decorate my box I used papers from Divinity Designs Beautiful Blooms and Boho Bolds 6 x 6 Paper Pads. I used the flowers that are included in the Festive Favors die set to decorate the box.


 

To finish off the favor box I added a tiny tag with one of the sentiments from the Favor Box Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp set.


For my card today I decided to create something that would coordinate with the favor box.  The hearts and flowers are all dies which are included in the Favor Box die set. 

For the base of my card I decided to play with Divinity Designs Centre Step A2 Card die set, this is an older die set but brand new to me and I love the smaller size of the card. The layers on the card were die cut using the coordinating Centre Step A2 Layers die set.

I used the same papers I used for the favor box, using the plain colors included in the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad for the flowers, and heart so that everything coordinates.



Here is another look at my card so you can see the folds of the card a little easier.


I always like to decorate the inside of my card when I am making a card. For this card I used one of the decorator dies from the Centre Step A2 Layers die set along the bottom of the card.

I added the "For You" sentiment which is the sentiment included in the Festive Favors die set and layered this using ovals from the Double Stitched Ovals die set. As I had a few flowers left over from decorating the front of the card and the favor box, I added them to the inside of the card.

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Take Time To Smell The Coffee


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Liz tells us to reach for your favorite hot beverage and make a card that lets us know what it is.


Coffee isn't really my favorite hot beverage, however Santa did give me all the fun coffee owls from Rubbernecker Stamps, so of course I wanted to use one for my card today.

I have created a Flip-its or Flip Fold Card using Divinity Designs Vintage Label Flip Fold with Layers die set. 


When you pull the card open, the centre panel flips over to reveal a message. The sentiment and coffee bean are from Darkroom Door's Coffee Time stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. Please note I only use and share products I love.







    

Have An Egg-Stra Special Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

Exciting news!!!! Karen Burniston will be releasing 18 brand new dies this month, you are going to love all the new pop-up, character and word dies being released. Pre ordering of the dies will start on the 21st January, so don't forget to come back here and I will have links in the supply list below if you are interested.


As you can see I have created an "Easter" themed card using the new Ovals Frames Pop-up die set ... this die set is so much fun and has lots of possibilities. 


The two ovals in the centre of the card are popped up, for my card I have left them as windows so you can view the scene on the ovals behind those ovals. Can you see my cute Easter Egg trees on the back panels.


To decorate my card I have used the new Spring Animals die set, this die set contains this cute little chick, a rabbit, the egg the chick is sitting in on the left side of the card, two different sized eggs and a basket.


I added a border to the top and bottom of the card using Border Blends - Argyle die set.  

To finish off the inside of the card I added a sentiment which is from a Gerda Steiner stamp set.


For the front of my card I used the ovals from the Crosshatch Ovals die sets for the sentiment and chick image.

The Happy Easter sentiment is from the Easter Charms die set.

Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. Please note I only use and share products I love.

Oval Frames Pop-up - Karen Burniston (coming soon)
Spring Animals - Karen Burniston (coming soon)
Border Blends - Argyle - Karen Burniston (coming soon)
Easter Charms - Karen Burniston (coming soon)







    

Unicorns Trifold Slider Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Trifold Slider card I made recently. This card uses the Trifold Slider Die-namic from MFT Stamps. This is the first time I have made one of these cards, so I probably made a few mistakes, but I still like how it turned out.

 

Here is a quick video showing my card in action. When you open the card, the unicorns in the square on the inside of the card come closer to each other. When you close the card they go away from each other. 


MFT Stamps include instructions on there website on the sizes needed to create the card. I created an A2 Trifold card this time around. Unicorns remind me of rainbows, so I selected some rainbow paper to decorate my card.

I used Your Next Stamp's Unicorns Rock stamp set to decorate my card.


Here you can see my card starting to open up. The Unicorns on the inside are both towards the edge of the card.


On this photo you can see the card is opened a little more and the unicorns are starting to get closer to each other.


And finally the card is fully opened and the unicorns are next to each other. If you look at the bottom of the card you can see the trifold slider die on either side of the centre panel.


Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. Please note I only use and share products I love.






    

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