Is it me, or has this whole stamping business gone to the birds?
- Woodgrain, Cheep Talk and Whimsical Words (retired 2010 SAB) stamp sets
- Whisper White, Crumb Cake (Kraft), Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Shimmer White card stock
- A scrap of retired Riding Hood Red Designer Series Prints Pattern paper
- Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip Classic ink pads
- Two-Step Owl XL punch; Curly Label punch
- Big Shot; Scallop Circles #2 die; Movers & Shapers Curly Label XL Bigz die
- Crop-a-dile and Kraft taffeta ribbon (retired)
This Two-Step Owl punch is hilarious and addictive. I sat in my craft room the other night with a basket full of scraps and started punching out bits and pieces. This is something you could play with for a very long time, mixing and matching colors and crossing and uncrossing the eyes. Oh, yeah – you better believe I played with those eyes! (Note to self: tweezers are required for those itty bitty eye-bubs that go in the middle.) And it wasn’t until I got everything all put together that I realized you could use the bottom of the heart for a little beak.
The mat on the Curly Label punch is the piece that is cut out when you use the Movers & Shapers XL die with the Curly Label insert. It works the same way with all the other magnetic inserts – isn’t that tricky? I made the hole for the taffeta ribbon with the Crop-a-dile since my favorite double rectangle punch is now retired. I am TRYING to be a good demo and use only current supplies, but I’m tellin’ you, it’s not easy! Take that kraft ribbon as an example. Stampin’ Up! is an awesome company and I’m thrilled with the Color Renovation and all the cool new goodies we’ve seen added to the catalog, but what was wrong with leaving us a little bit of Kraft Taffeta ribbon? They could even re-name it Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon – that would be OK. There’s a little stash in the ribbon drawer, so you may see it from time to time.
You’ll be seeing more of these owls, too.