Love in Tempting Turquoise


The greatest gift is love… and this Valentine's day I'm going to give it freely.  Just like Christmas cards I'm sending them to those on my list… naughty or nice… LOL. 


I 'love" the Expressions Thinlits Dies, no pun intended…LOL.  The set contain the words, Merry and Thankful.  The tiny heart inside the 'o' was cut out from the Owl Punch from a piece of scrap paper (I throw nothing away).

In order for the 'love' cut from tempting turquoise cardstock to stand out… I cut out the middle of the Tea Lace Paper Doily with fifth circle from the Circles Collection Framelits Dies.

I also added a tiny bit of sparkle from a piece of Silver Glimmer paper* to add just a bit of sparkle.  I later colored it red and it looked better, I'll post the colored one on my FB page in the next day or so.


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Owl Feel Better Soon (Express Yourself)

Owl Get Better (Express Yourself)

C'mon… you have to admit that the Owl punch stamp is one of the most cutest punch of the bunch in Stampin' Up!'s inventory.  It has so many uses, I don't think you can name them all.  I made my owl a nurse in this get well card.

Owl Feel Better Soon (Express Yourself)

I made the old-fashioned nurses hat by but the body vest in Whisper White cardstock, cutting the top half and then stamping the red cross from the ambulance in the You're My Hero stamps set.  I punched a heart in Real Red with our small heart punch and then punched another heart with the tiny heart from the Owl Punch.  Too cute!

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Owl Feel Better Soon (Express Yourself)
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Inks/Color:  Early Espresso
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Owl, Small Heart, Petite Label

Pals Blog Hop: Our Favorite Tools

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Thank you for joining us for the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects made with the Stampin' Up! tools we love. 

You should have just left stop number 18 on the Pals Hop – Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


All of my friends and family, including my co-workers… know first hand how crazy I am for Hello Kitty.  I've seen so many Hello Kitty cards that I think I racked my brain for weeks trying to figure out which punches I could use to re-create this beautiful kitty… LoL.

I finally found the cat's meow… with three punches that you may already have.  They are the Owl, 1" Circle, and Word Window punches.  You too can make this sweet popular feline that has never stopped being popular since I was an early teen.

Make sure that the whiskers are in line with the eyes and nose.  I've created a step by step PDF instruction sheet to help you.  I hope it helps you put together your own Hello Kitty.  Please feel free to share with anyone you want.


The next stop is Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit, stop number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  2. Shirley Sumption at Look at My Cute Stuff
  3. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  10. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  11. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  12. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <—You Are Here
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  22. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  23. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts


Paper: Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Inks/Color: Basic Black Marker
Punches: Owl, 1" Circle, and Word Window punches

Owl Wish Big Today

Wish Big

I was amazed that I could not recall ever making a card for a little girl's birthday!  I've always made them for boys… LoL.  Then again, males seem to be very popular in my family.  I am one of six kids, with five being boys… and we went on to give my parents seven grandsons with one granddaughter.  Go figure… LoL.

So, this one was definitely a challenge.  It took me two days to put this quick and easy card together after my original thoughts went heywire.  I had envisioned a party hat with girly colors… needless to say, I couldn't get the design out of my head and on paper.

Wish Big

Then I realized, I could use a pair of owls from the Owl Punch and make the colors bold and girly… is that possible?  It sure is!  I once had a co-worker who crossed into the Circle of Pals tell me that green goes with everything… her words still hold true… LoL.  The googly eyes add dimension and character to the sweet pals.

Wish Big

The Wish Big sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set completed with the card into a perfection.  =)  I wasn't so disappointed that my party hat idea didn't pan out.

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Wish Big


Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts

Paper:  Birthday Basics, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gumball Green

Inks/Color:  Melon Mambo

Tools/Punches/Dies:  Owl Punch, Basic Rhinestones