Isn't this the cutest little owl? He debuted in the new catalog in July and although I was able to resist for a few months, (I don't need everything, right?) I finally bought him after I had seen so many creative ideas using this punch. The Extra Large Two-Step Owl punch actually punches nice pieces at once. All of the pieces (body, eyes, vest, heart) came from the one punch.
The idea for this card (just a few minor adjustments) came from the July 2010 Stampin' Success--a monthly magazine packed with ideas that you receive as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I've also seen many other cute ideas from creative demonstrators who have used this punch to create roses (trim the feet and layer a few 'bodies' together) and ghosts (flip the body upside down and trim the legs) among other great ideas.
The colors are Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I stamped and then hand cut the sentiment into the little banner that is slightly curled to give some dimension. I stamped the small Bashful Blue layer with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp and Versamark. I tied a bit of Hemp Twine (use a mini glue dot to keep it in place) around the Antique Brass Mini Library Clip.
Stamps: Dot, Dot, Dot
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Whisper White
Accessories: Mini Library Clips, Two-Step Owl Punch Extra Large, Scallop Edge Border punch, 1 3/4" by 7/8" Oval Punch, Cutter Kit, Hemp Twine, dimensionals