Hi Crafty Friends, It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Lois Bak. Apparently today is World UFO Day. Make a card with something ...
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"StampOwl's Studio" - 5 new articles

  1. Have A Stellar Birthday
  2. Divinity Designs - July Release
  3. Rebus - Harrison Ford Movies
  4. I Love Your Smile
  5. Fairy Good Friend
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Have A Stellar Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Lois Bak.


Apparently today is World UFO Day. Make a card with something from space – the sun, the moon, a planet, a UFO, a rocket ship. Or, create a galaxy background for your card. 


 


For my challenges this month I have added a second personal challenge for all my cards, which is to create all my cards Slimline.

About a month or so ago I got Honey Bee Stamps Far Out Friends stamp set, so of course I wanted to use that for my card today. 



I decided to create a double interactive Slimline card for my card today. On the front of my card I created a Flap card using Lawn Fawn's Small Slimline with Lift the Flap die set. I used the rectangle die included in this set to die cut 4 slimline rectangle panels, one having the lift a flap die cut in it. I wanted something a little different to the galaxy sky background I have created a lot for my space themed cards recently. So started by covering my card panels with purple, then dark blue around the edges and finally black. I then splattered white and liquid stardust all over the panels. 

I layered the panels to a black slimline rectangle panel which was die cut using the plain rectangle included in Trinity Stamps Scalloped Card Panels and Banners die set.



I die cut the star included in the Lawn Fawn Slimline die set, three times and added that to each of the flaps. I also stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Stellar Sentiments and added this under each of the stars.



When you lift each of the flaps it reveals space creatures which are from Honey Bee Stamps Far Out Friends stamp set.



When you open the card, it reveals a space themed pop-up scene. All stamps used in the scene are from the Honey Bee Stamps Far Out Friends stamp set. I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set to create the pop-up at the top right hand side of the card. I added the astronaut to the pop-up, so it looks like he is floating in space.



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. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.









    

Divinity Designs - July Release


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing three cards I created using new dies from Divinity Designs July Release.  For more inspiration using the July Release, and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

As you may have noticed if you follow my blog, I have become super addicted to Slimline cards, so I was very excited when Divinity Designs announced they were releasing Slimline dies .... there are nine new Slimline die sets, three Slimline Paper Pads and two stamp sets being released this month. 

Included in the Slimline dies to be released is the Slimline Card Base die which die cuts a card base that is 3 7/8" x 9" and will fit into a #10 envelope. There are three nesting Slimline die sets, which I was hoping for. Two of the nesting dies are rectangle sets ... Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Layering Rectangles, the third is a Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set. 

There are three Slimline die sets which are great to create scenes for Slimline cards ... Slimline Curvy Slopes; Slimline Grasses and Slimline Clouds.

The last two Slimline dies being released are decorative dies ... Slimline Flower Petal Background die  and Slimline Pierced Window Frame die.

Besides the Slimline dies, there are two stamp sets and three paper pads that work well with Slimline cards.


All the cards I am sharing today are Slimline cards using the new slimline dies. All cards using the new Slimline Card Base die for the bases of my card.

For the owl card above, I used the Slimline Pierced Window Frame die. Along the top of the windows I used one of the clouds from the Slimline Clouds die set. Behind the windows I used designer paper from the Menswear Material Paper Collection.

The Window Frame Panel is layered to a rectangle panel from the Slimline Rectangles die set and then this was layered to a Scalloped Rectangles from the Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set. This was all layered onto the Slimline Card Base.

To decorate my card I used the owls and sentiments from the Who Loves You Stamp/Die Duos set. I stamped and die cut the tree branch, three times and then trimmed it in different areas before adding it to the particular opening, so that it looks like one long branch.


For the inside of the card I used one of the slopes from the new Slimline Curvy Slopes die set and a birthday sentiment from the stamp set.


For my second card today I have created a space themed card using the Rocket Man Stamp/Die Duos set.

For the background panel I used the largest rectangle from the Slimline Layering Rectangles die set. I then used the galaxy sky technique to create the space background. I used one of the clouds from the Slimline Clouds die set along the bottom of the panel. 

I layered this panel to the largest rectangle from the Slimline Rectangles die set and then adhered to the card base die cut using the Slimline Card Base die set.


For the inside of the card I again used the cloud from the Slimline Cloud die set and added two more of the aliens and a sentiment from the stamp/die duos set.



For my final card today, I have created my first Christmas card for the year. This time around I used the new Slimline Flower Petal Background, I die cut this from red cardstock and then layered it onto white cardstock that was covered with double sided adhesive tape and then covered with clear glitter. I layered this panel onto layers created using the Slimline Layering Rectangles and the Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set.

To decorate my card I used the Pinecones & Pine Branches; Merry Christmas; Double Pierced Vintage Labels die sets.

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. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.





    

Rebus - Harrison Ford Movies


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time to share another rebus puzzle swap with you. This month the theme is Movies Starring Harrison Ford.

If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go solving my March Rebus which was "Songs by Rod Stewart". Here are the correct answers so you can check how you did.

  1. Look in her Eyes
  2. She Makes Me Happy
  3. Farewell
  4. Tonight's The Night
  5. You're in My Heart
  6. A Friend for life
  7. Baby Jane
  8. Hot Legs
  9. Sailing
  10. Please


You can find all my past Rebus Cards here.

    

I Love Your Smile


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created using the new Magic Iris - Camera Add on die set released by Lawn Fawn last week. I love now Lawn Fawn come out with add ons to existing die sets to get more options with what you already have. 

 

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

I was originally planning on using a different stamp set with the camera die, but after I had used the patterned papers on my card, I decided it needed something that I could color to coordinate with the papers. So I opted for using CC Designs Funny Faces stamp, this stamp is actually a boy and a girl, but I was able to position the stamp so that only the girl was seen. As this looks a lot like my granddaughter, I will probably keep this for her birthday which is later in the year.


When you pull the lever at the top right hand side of the camera, the iris of the lens starts to open to reveal an image.


Here you can see the image completely revealed.

I added the "Smile" sentiment which is an older die from Honey Bee Stamps and also a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.

I also added the "8" to the left side of the camera, as that is how old she will be.


Here you can see the camera side by side as the iris in the lens is opening.


For the inside of the card I used the Magic Iris Camera Pull Tab Add On to add the photo frame.

I also added sentiments from The Ton's Easy Expressions Birthday stamp set and coordinating dies.

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. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.













    

Fairy Good Friend




Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline Card I created for a new Facebook Challenge group called There's a Stamp for that Challenge.

I combined Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps (the stitched rectangle panel) and Mama Elephant (the purple scalloped layer) to create my card. I also used the scenic dies from the Mama Elephant die set to add the grass areas along the bottom of my card. I die cut everything from white cardstock and then used inks and blender brushes to apply the ink to my pieces.

The fairies, flowers, sentiment etc are all from Hello Bluebird's Fairy Garden stamp set. 


For the inside of my card I die cut a smaller white rectangle panel than what I used on the front of the card and also the Scalloped Rectangle. I added a few more of the fairies, flowers etc to the panel that I used on the front of the card.

The sentiment used here is from an previous Hero Arts My Monthly Hero stamp 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. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.












    

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