Friday, May 18, 2012

Graduation, Stampin' Up! Style - Owl Punch

What a week!  Our poor Abby is not doing well.  I know those of you that come to my stamp room for club and classes all think she's a sweetheart and so do we.  I've spent a good portion of my week tending to her. They are treating her for an infection but have some suspicions that it could be an aggressive type of cancer.  I take her to the vet again today and they will decide if they feel she's improving or if they need to do a needle aspiration for a biopsy.  I will let you know how the visit goes.  It's funny how the animals in our lives become such a special part of the family. 
When Abby's best friend (my husband) is away she wants to be in my stamp room so she made it up the stairs and I did manage to make a graduation card this morning.  It's my version of the graduation owl.  I added a bow tie to mine in honor of a fun young man I know who loves to wear bow ties. 

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  • The Owl Builder Punch is great for making and dressing cute owls.  You can decide by the clothing and accessories whether you want a boy or girl owl.  Mine today is a true academic.
  • The cap is a 5/8" square topped with a tassel made from Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  I cut and frayed the the ends.  
  • His glasses are the largest circles on the punch with small ear pieces cut by hand.  The bow tie was also cut by hand.
  • I used a small rectangle of copy paper for the diploma and tied it with White Baker's Twine.

Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts (C-125845, W-125843)
Ink : Real Red (103133)
Card Stock: Night Quite Navy (100867), Basic Gray (121044), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Tools:  Builder Punch (118074)
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119261), Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon ( 119251), White Baker's Twine (124262), Tiny Piece of Copy Paper.


  1. Amazing how they become such a big part of our life! Praying and hoping for good news for you and Abby.

    1. Thank you Shari. Appreciate the prayers. She seems to be doing better so we are praying it's a good sign.

  2. NO! Not Abby, I'm away this weekend but will call when I get home.

    1. Brenda, sent you an email. Hope you're away having fun!


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