Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Cute Owls - September Make and Take 3

This is the third card that my guests made at the September Make and Take. This card was inspired by a card created by Darlene DeVries. You can view her card and her blog here. I know it was a lot of steps to put together, but this card is soooo cute! Take a look:

Stamps: Wood Grain, For All You Do
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz, various scraps for owls.
DSP: Autumn Spice
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Two-Step Owl Punch, 2 3/4" Scalloped Circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensional, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Isn't this just absolutely adorable???? The card base is 4 1/4" x 11" Sahara Sand cardstock scored at 5 1/2". The Wood Grain background stamp was stamped onto the card front with Early Espresso ink. The sides of the card front were sponged with Early Espresso. I used the 1 3/4" circle punch on the card front in the upper left hand corner. You want to leave plenty of room around your hole for the "frame", so don't get the hole too close to the side or top of your card front. Punch the 1 3/4" circle in a scrap of Pear Pizzaz cardstock. Then use your 2 3/4" circle punch upside down to center your 1 3/4" circle inside your scalloped circle and punch. Now you have your window "frame". This was adhered to the card front with Two-Way Glue Pen.

The edge of a 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch then adhered under a piece of Peach Parfait cardstock cut 1 1/2" x 4 1/4". The greeting from For All You Do was stamped in Early Espresso ink in the bottom right hand corner of the Peach Parfait cardstock. These layers were adhered to the card front an a piece of 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon was tied into a knot around the card.

Now for the owls. The Two-Step Owl punch was used to punch out all of the owl pieces. Since we were doing two owls on this card I pre-punched all of the pieces to save some time during the make and take. For the girl owl I used Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Naturals White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, and Greenhouse Gala cardstock and DSP. For the boy owl I used Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Naturals White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Autumn Spice cardstock and DSP. The owls were assembled with the Two-Way Glue Pen. A Stampin' Dimensional was placed on the back of the owl that will be peeking through the "window". Close the card and adhere the owl in place so that you can see most of him/her through the "window". Then adhere the other owl underneat the first owl's feet on the inside of the card.

A 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Autumn Spice DSP was placed at the bottom of the inside of the card to create a floor. The sentiment from For All You Do was stamped on the inside of the card in Early Espresso ink. That's it!

This card is so cute and funny and everyone at the Make and Take really loved it. Thanks so much Darlene for the great inspiration!