Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Stamp of the Month

It's a new month... and lots of new and exciting things! It's fun using the new products from the new Annual Inspirations and sharing them with you!  

I love being able to have the SOTM ahead of time and sharing some fun artwork using it! The August Stamp of the Month is What a Hoot (S1408

This stamp set is just $5 with qualifying purchase

This fun and delightful stamp set includes 17 images.  They are easy to cut out and perfect for paper piecing.  It's perfect for "Owloween" but it's also quite versatile and cane be used for many occasions, like birthdays, parties, valentines and much more... (only three of the 17 images are halloween oriented)

Here are so great "OWL" quotes for you to try in your scrapping or card making..

Owl be there for you
Owl always love you
Owl Miss You
Thank you for Owl you do
Love with Owl your heart
You're a hoot
Whooo loves you
Hoot if you're cute
May owl your dreams come true
Look WHOO is celebrating
Hip Hip WhooRay
Night Owl
Give a Hoot
Keep calm and Hoot on

So easily this is an amazingly versatile stamp set and one that every stamper is going to want!

Here's my first card using this set... 

This card was done using the Chalk It Up set.  The words are stamped in Lagoon ink. 

Here's another fun card using the same owl and different B&T papers.

This owl is sporting Confetti Wishes paper (X7189B) featuring the new color Thistle and Canary as well as an old favorite Pacifica.  Also love the new diagonal striped Thistle ribbon (Z1990)

So here are the step by step directions for doing the owl card.

The owl image was stamped four times or parts of it were... I really used mostly scraps to put this together.  
Stamp the owl on the main piece.
The CW is 3/4 and the WD is 2.5x3.5.
Stamp the upper body

cut it all out

stamp the tummy and cut it out.

Stamp the eyes and cut them out

So this is all of the pieces cut out.

Now start gluing the largest piece first and then layering on top of that.

glue this first 
then the tummy

then the eyes
Lots of options for the eyes...
For the eyes... Someone else used googly eyes, I stamped them in the first one and then saw someone else... (sorry I don't remember but I think it was Fancy Melissa) used the new sequins (Z2102) or (Z2103) and aqua dots... I loved it... so I used it here too... with (Z1807) pink glitter gems

Once again... here is the final project.  It's just so cute!

and since we are on an Owl Theme... I have one more card to share with you tonight... my sweet friend Carol Loftus sent me a darling owl card and she has given me permission to post it.

Carol's lovely card is using the Scaredy Cat collection... and her owl is all stamps with black sequins for the eyes!  What a fun card!!

Hope you are seeing lots of great ideas on this wonderful blog hop!


  1. I love your cards!!!!! Thanks for posting mine also!!!!!

    1. :) thanks for checking out and for permission to post it! it's a perfect addition to the page!!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Nancy... I had fun creating them:)

  3. Great cards! Love the step by step tutorial!

  4. Thanks Pam! I want to make more of them since they are so much fun!!