Doesn't this owl make a cut graduation card? Today's post shows one of the cards we're doing at the community centers this month. I always try to give people a choice of sentiments and since we're close to the end of the school year there are lots of graduations coming up. This wise old owl is perfect for a graduation card. And he's so easy to make with the owl punch.
The first card uses one of the sentiments from Curvy Verses. This is one of the stamp sets that is retiring this month. In case you've somehow missed the notification, the current Stampin'UP! catalog expires the end of May.
If you haven't done so yet be sure to check out the retiring stamps and accessories. You can see the lists and images of all current product HERE. Retiring Stamps are available through the end of the month but retiring accessories are only available while supplies last.
Accessories include anything that isn't a stamp. That includes cardstock, ink, markers, ribbon, brads, designer paper, the Big Shot . . . and of course, punches.
I used lots of accessories on this card.
- the texture on the house is from the Stripes embossing folder
- the texture on the roof is from the houndstooth embossing folder
- the owl was made with the Owl builder punch
- his wings were made with the scallop oval punch which I cut into 4 sections. One oval makes 2 owls
- The black 1/8" taffeta ribbon on the hat is just folded in half and stuck between the legs of a gold brad.
- The hat I cut free hand, I'm still waiting for a diamond punch
The Congratulations sentiment on the 2nd card is from Curly Cute. Of course graduations are not the only thing we congratulate people for: there's promotions, retirements, weddings and babies, to name a few.
And I have one of those events coming up. No, I don't mean the retiring stamps. My daughter Sara is getting married on Saturday. If you follow this blog then I'm announcing a 1 week hiatus . . . I won't be posting again until after the wedding. However, I will be checking email regularly. So feel free to contact me with any questions, especially questions related to retiring product.