Owl Builder Punch

Each Monday, for several months, I will be posting a “Make It Monday” post. It will be right here, featuring the Owl Builder Punch #118074 $16.95. This will give you creative ways to see how versitile and funny this punch can be.

It is that time of year….weddings! Use your owl builder punch to create fun wedding cards.

Punch an extra vest for the veil and add a few rhinestones to give this bride some bling.

Back for more owl fun! Do you need a get well card? How about a card celebrating a graduate in the medical field. Use your owl punch to create these favorite friends.
These are pretty straight forward owls using crumb cake and pool party. The stethoscope is made from one of the eye circles and then I hand cut the tubing. The hat on the nurse is simply an extra vest turned upside down. I added two thin, red rectangles to make the cross.
Have you had enough owls yet? Not me! Here are a couple of cuties made with the owl builder punch.


These little girls are primarily made used Pool Party and Melon Mambo for colors. I added some soft suede, basic black and very vanilla as well.

Choose a color dress…..I will use pool party for this discussion. Punch the vest in pool party. Punch a black body, cut off the feet and turn it upside down. This will be the main part of her hair.
Punch a very vanilla body and cut the hands and arms from it. Use two of the black circles for eyes, two for feet and two for the center of the buttons. I punch slightly larger button circles in soft suede to go under the black. I liked the way it gave some depth to the buttons.
With a 1″ circle punch, punch one pool party, one vanilla and one black circle. Cut the black circle in half and fringe the flat edge of one to make bangs. Layer the black on the vanilla on the pool party. The pool party color serves as a headband. Add two punched hearts and a rhinestone to complete the headband.
I punched two simple black eyes and the mouth I double punched to get the shape. That is not easy so if it frustrates you, this little girl would be just as cute with a hand drawn face!

Katie, as I like to call her, would be great on scrapbook pages, cards, gift tags and more! Give it a try and let me know how you like her!


It is Graduation time and this little guy fits the bill, er..diploma!


I chose to punch this guy in Sahara Sand and Basic Black. The hat is nothing more than two squares, one smaller than the other. I used linen thread and one of the eyes punches to make the tassel-separate the threads apart and glue in place. I used a piece of white copy paper, cut into a small square, rolled and tied with more linen thread. The wings are the 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, cut in half.
To make the glasses, simply layer the eyes and add two and cut strips of black to make the spokes on the glasses. I also place a small scrap of orange under the eyes and vest to give the impression of a beak.
He is of course, perched on a branch punch with the Bird Builder Punch. Teeny Tiny Wishes is the greeting and it is punched from the Word Window punch and layered in orange punched from the Modern Label Punch.

I am a little late with this week’s post….the Holiday threw me off! Today, I have a great little guy that could be used for boys or girls. Simply switch up the colors and have have fun birthday cards, party favor decorations and more. Choose greens and you have Aliens for Halloween.


These guys are really fun to make and to accessorize with…..give them a try!


Maybe April is cow month! I know I displayed a cow last week, but I couldn’t resist sharing it!

This little guy is used by punching three of the large bodies; two from black card stock and one from white. I cut spots free hand in random shapes. I then just lined up the outer edges and adhered. The feet are the owl feet-cut off and reattached. I used the small oval punch to make the snout.
I accidentally omitted a tail….you may want to give him one 🙂
Happy stamping/punching!


How cute are these little party favors? They are an oldie but goody! The majority of the face is made with the Owl Builder Punch. The black ears are from the Five Petal Flower punch, cut apart. I used a small oval to punch the pink nose.
The wrappers are 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags (# 124134 $2.50 for 50 bags), are perfect to hold these chocolate and strawberry milk straws! They also hold a row of M & M candies perfectly. Try these out for quick, easy and inexpensive party favors. They ship free April 21-25, 2014! Remember to choose me, Kathy Bedell as your hostess. Happy Stamping!


I must confess, this is not an original design. I am not sure where I found this or who originally created. The idea is in my computer stash!

Perhaps Piglet is celebrating Pooh’s birthday today?

Punch two bodies, one each from Pretty In Pink and Strawberry Slush (if you have the old Regal Rosé, it is really the best color for Piglet). You will punch the ears in the darker pink from the Bird Builder Punch. Arms and legs are punched in the lighter pink with a Word Window Punch. The nose and eyes are also punched from various circle sizes on the Owl Punch. The eyebrows and mouth are hand drawn with Stampin’ Writes. I punched an additional owl body from scrap and used it to trace the circular lines on Piglet’s shirt with a Stampin’Write.

Set on any background, with any greeting would delight the child in any of us! Give it a try. Send me photo and I will feature it here!
Happy Stamping 🙂


This week I have Spring and Easter on the brain! Don’t we all? This idea is not original to me, but a combination of several ideas that I have found on the web. Google is a wonderful thing 🙂

These little cuties haven’t made it onto a card yet, but I will post one later today. I used the owl builder punch, the Bird Builder Punch, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Pad, sponge, 2 Way glue pen and paper snips.

This couldn’t be quicker or any easier to make than it is with this Owl Builder Punch. Punch three yellow, three white and three orange complete owls. You will waste some at first, but once you see how it is all assembled, you can punch only what you need. Punch three sets of the smallest black circles (those will be the pupils). Punch two sets of wings from the Bird Builder Punch.

Trim the ears and feet off the yellow bodies. Cut the orange bodies in half. Attach those to the backs of the yellow bodies.
Sponge the yellow bodies with Pumpkin Pie ink and sponge three of the middle size, yellow circles as well as the two sets of yellow wings. Trim the ears and feet off of one white body and cut a cracked egg shell shape.
The orange hearts turn into noses (beaks) when you cut off the top rounded edges.

Now assemble! Cut the middle size yellow circles in half. They will be the eye lids. Place those on the top half of the large white circles and place the pupils just under the eyelids. Attach those to the bodies. Add a beak and wings!

Stack your little guys and add the shell to the top and bottom chicks and Spring has sprung!

You try! Send me a photo of your card and I will feature it here on this website. Happy Stamping!!


The first card in the series, I am popping in the mail today for my daughter’s birthday. The Bedell’s are big fans of the beloved Minions.

To make a Minion, punch the body from Daffodil Delight and two bodies from Basic Black. Cut the feet and ears off the Yellow body. Attach a trimmed black body behind the yellow.
Cut a vest from Brilliant Blue. Trim off the “v” section at the top. Next punch two of the largest black circles, two of the middle size circles in white and two of the smallest circles in black.

I cut thin strips of yellow and blue to make the arms and suspenders. Attach the extra black feet (trimmed) to the yellow arms to make bodies. Attach the blue strips to serve as the suspender straps.

Affix the arms behind the body at different angles. Layer the three different size circles to make the eyes. Place the “pupils” wherever you find them to be the cutest.

The last thing you want to do is to use the skinny end of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write to draw a small line to serve as the mouth.

I choose to use a 2-Way Glue Pen for this project–it made it a cinch. I also used a “Pick Me Up” which makes handling those tiny pieces a breeze. Need one? Let me know. They are $10 and can be used for paper piercing as well. Scrapbookers love these too!

Give it a try….email me a photo of your Minion and I will showcase it on my homepage and Facebook!

See you next Monday.