Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School Inspired Owl Punch Art

I miss nap time! For the most part, my kiddos have outgrown naps and I really do miss that quiet time in the afternoon! That used to be my stamping time and I especially enjoyed participating in several challenges. Hopefully now that my littlest ones are both in pre-school, I will have more opportunities to stamp just for the fun of it!

I managed to find some quiet time today and made up this card for the Back to School Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.
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The only school-themed stamp in my collection came from the It's a Wrap Occasions stamp set. (It's the A+ apple stamp in the banner). I remembered seeing several version of the teacher owl when the Owl Punch first came out a few years ago, so I created my own version. The only "extras" I added to the Owl Punch pieces were the wings (a 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch cut in half) and two small pieces for the sides of the glasses. Oh, and the chalk (hand cut from a scrap of white cardstock).

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Linda Pittman said...

Hi, Julie, Love your card today! Your comment about naps brought back memories of my kids growing up. We always had quiet time after lunch for an hour. The kids had to spend an hour in their rooms doing quiet things, basically. It saved my sanity on many days and we all got along better with a little separation.

trudelmj said...

What a great idea to use "It's a Wrap Occasions" for a banner! Like!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this, Julie!

Jen said...

great idea for school! the owl is adorable with glasses and holding a piece of chalk. what nice penmanship he has on the blackboard too! :)

TFS - Jenny W

Linda said...

Love your card - but anything with an owl on always gets my vote - so cute.

Tracey McNeely said...

The owl is justu so cute--love it. Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!