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Punchin' Up a Birthday

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Here's a fun card that we made at Sherry's Sale-A-Bration workshop last night.  It uses three of the items you can select for FREE with a qualifying order during these final few days of Sale-A-Bration.  AND if you place your Sale-A-Bration order through my Stampin' Up! storefront, you may qualify for a chance to win the Nature Walk stamp set (clear mount option with "D" acrylic block included)!  Just check out this post for more information.

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We begin with a card base of Tangerine Tango.  Adhered to the bottom area of the card is a piece of Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper.  Covering the "seam" between the Designer Series Paper and the card base is a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock; the top and bottom edges punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  Wrapped around the card front and resting atop the Daffodil Delight cardstock is a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon.  A 1 3/8" circle was punched near the lower right corner of the card front to create a "window."  A piece of Pacific Point cardstock was punched first with the 1 3/8" circle punch and then the punched cardstock was inserted into the paper slot of the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch.  The punched circle was centered within the punch window of the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch and the cardstock punched again.  This created a frame that was adhered around the "window."

The fun and friendly owl from the Punch Bunch Sale-A-Bration stamp set was stamped twice on Whisper White cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink, then punched out with the 2-Step Owl punch.  The belly part of the owl was punched from two different pieces of the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper and adhered to each owl.  The owl for the card front was adhered above the Daffodil Delight cardstock near the upper left corner.  Then the birthday sentiment from the So Happy For You Sale-A-Bration stamp set was stamped to the right of the owl using Chocolate Chip ink.  Two branches were punched from Old Olive cardstock using the 2-Step Bird punch and adhered across the card front for the owl's perch.  Note that one of the leaf bundles points up toward the sentiment and one points down to the "window."

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Inside the card, the sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a narrow strip of Designer Series Paper was adhered along the left edge to bring the bright and fun colors from the card front to the inside of the card.

To make sure the second owl is placed properly in the "window," lay the closed card flat on the tabletop with the card front facing up.  Slide the second owl inside the card so that it shows through the "window."  When you're satisfied with the placement of the owl, make a tiny dot with your pencil tip on the Whisper White cardstock liner at the top of the owl in between its ears.  Open the card and apply adhesive to the back of the owl and replace it on the Whisper White cardstock liner so that the pencil dot is again located at the top of the owl and centered between the owl's ears.  Use a white gum art eraser to remove the pencil dot.  Punch another branch from Old Olive cardstock using the 2-Step Bird punch and adhere the branch to the Whisper White cardstock as a perch for the owl.

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The lower left front corner of the Whisper White envelope features the birthday sentiment from So Happy For You stamped in Chocolate Chip and the owl image from Punch Bunch stamped in Tangerine Tango.

I just love the bright and happy colors found in the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper!  These colors combined with the owl and the whimsical font design just make this birthday card a great design for both young and old recipients.  There's only a couple more days left to take advantage of the great benefits available during Sale-A-Bration.  The Sale-A-Bration items featured in today's post are only available during Sale-A-Bration, so if you've had your eyes on any one or all of them, now is the time to place your order.  My Stampin' Up! storefront is open 24/7, just click on the Shop Online button located at the top left of the blog sidebar and then click on the Shop Now hotlink located at the lower right corner of my Stampin' Up! web page.


Stamps:  Punch Bunch, So Happy For You; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Ice Cream Parlor; Embellishments:  Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Pencil, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, 2-Step Bird punch, 2-Step Owl punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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Cindy E.

Aww, love the owl peeking through the hole!

Holly / InkPaperStamps

LOL, love that peek-a-boo owl, Mickey! You always have such nice extra touches on your envelopes and inside. . . .


Love the peek-a-boo owl! He's perfect in that window!


Super cute! I love that owl peeking through!

Heidi Baks

Way to sale-a-brate! haha! Love this colorful paper!!

Adriana Benitez

LOL - love the owl peeking through the window!

Sara Mattson-Blume

Darn cute! I love the double owls--especially the one peeking out!

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Great design! The owl is so adorable! I like the 1st card so cute. I'm happy I found these great post. Thanks!

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