Thursday, August 15, 2013

Owls, Owls, and More Owls Part Two

Hi Dreamers!
Here I am back today with Part Two of my owls made with papers and CS from the good old scrap basket. I did not cut into any new sheets of paper or CS to make all the cute little owl cards.  I even ended up with a Christmas version  (my first Christmas card of the year!).

Stamp: Owl from Hero Arts
Black Pigment Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Assorted DP's, CS, and ribbons
Punches and dies

Why don't we start with the Christmas version?!!  I used Cosmo Cricket Paper for the background.  I die cut and punched  two shades of yellow  and a dark green CS to make some layers for the little owl.  All the Owls are stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed with black powder.

Embellishments: The holly dimensional stickers are from K & Company; glitter dots, red ribbon.  Sentiment on the outside: Victorian Originals.



This a gate fold card with gold Stickles here and there.  The DP is from Stampin' Up.

Inside when card is completely opened

Close up of inside.  Sentiment is from Sweet N Sassy


And, last but not least, this small Birthday card.  The bright yellow CS is dry embossed and I used some punched and die cut shapes to layer.  Sentiments are from Gina K Designs.


I already sent out the Gatefold card to my friend, Jan.  She loves owls, so I am pretty sure she will like this one!    The Christmas card will go in the Christmas card box.  Only 70 more to go.  LOL.

Challenges for my scrappy Owls:
Holly Jolly Christmas: glitter--card #1 uses glitter dots
Winter wonderland: cute Christmas
Paper Take Weekly: occasions
ABC Christmas: P is for----pretty paper, a pair of pre cut holly embellishments
Divas by Design: Christmas
Whimsical Designs: bingo---die cuts; free; stamps

Now, next time for sure, I will have a finished card made with my new stamped backgrounds!  Hope you are  having a great day!  I am off to get a mammogram today.   Love ya.


  1. 2 fabby cards I LOVE the way you added the pre cut holly! great idea, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  2. These make me smile, Karen. So cute!

  3. absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    hugs Kate xx

  4. Great cards Karen. Love the little holly stickers and such a cute image. Fabulous touches with the bow and glitter dots. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly this week. Meighan DT

  5. Your little owls are super cute LOL
    Thanks for sharing it with the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  6. Lovely selection of Christmas cards you are sharing with us,
    thanks for joining our P challenge at
    ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck,
    Dorte x

  7. Fab cards! Thanks so much for joining in at Whimsical Wednesdays - Good Luck!

  8. Love your owl cards.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Pick a P’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  9. Hi Karen,
    These are fab. I love your wonderful owls. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx


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