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Memory Monday – Pedal Pusher

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  We took our pup for a walk downtown both days to get him around people and socialized.  The next town over from me is a large tourist spot, so weekends in the summer are guaranteed to be busy there.  He did well but still has a ways to go.

While I was quite busy I did make time to get into the stamp room to create my Memory Monday project.  This card features the retired Sale-A-Bration set Pedal Pusher from a few years ago.

I stamped the images in Basic Black Archival ink and coloured it using Stampin’ Write markers and the retired Gold/ Silver Metallic pen. (The basket was added in Real Red ink)  I stamped the sentiment along the top of this piece also in the Archival black ink.  I adhered this to a Smoky Slate card stock layer using SNAIL Adhesive.  

Next I ran a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Pool Party card stock through the Big Shot, using the retired World Traveler Embossing Folder. I added a band of retired Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon around the embossed piece before adhering it to my Smoky Slate card base. (cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4″)

Finally I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of my stamped piece that I already layered on some Smoky Slate card stock and attached to my card front.

If you noticed, I used retired ribbon, metallic marker, stamp set and embossing folder for this card.  Not bad for a trip down memory lane!


Memory Monday – Owl Punch Flowers

I love when a product has more than one use.  While the retired Owl Punch was clearly designed to punch out and create cute little owls, it also made fantastic flowers! I created a beautiful flower planter with these flowers.  It is a bit difficult to see but I also spritzed some sparkle and  shimmer to the petals to make them stand out, as though they still have some morning dew on them.

By punching the owls body, trimming off the feet, adding a small cut halfway between the ears and overlapping the cut to create a flap/ fold (Multipurpose Glue works well to glue the fold), and then using a bone folder to curl the rounded side of the owl, you now have a flower petal.  Repeat 7 more times and add these to a small punched card stock circle, 5 for the bottom, 3 for the next layer, and you end up with a nice flower in no time.  The centre was created by punching a scallop circle and then cut it into a spiral shape.  With tweezers, wind it up, glue it up and attach it to the centre of the owl petal flower.

If this is something you would like a visual of to see how this is created, please leave me a comment.