Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Graduation, Owl!

Ever since I bought the Owl punch, I have wanted to make a graduation card with it and then had issues trying to work out the details the one night I had to plan my Mom's, Dad's and Grad's website. Luckily, I found Lorri Heiling's version at her blog Confessions of a Stamping Addict. I made a few changes to fit my style:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (inside card)
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Owl Punch, Early Espresso 1/4" Ribbon, Paper Snips and Paper Cutter, Basic Black Brad, Scallop Oval Punch

The Newsprint Designer Series Paper is just perfect for a generic card that could be customized with colors later. For the owl's hat, I used the a black punch out of the owl's vest for the underpart of the hat. I also liked the use of the larger circles for the eyes. Chasing those tiny 1/16" eyeball parts from this punch is hard for me and I appreciate how cute he is without the tiny eyes. The nose is the yellow heart that popped out from the punch when I made the legs. The wings are half of a Scallop Oval Punch (very clever, Lorri).  Here's a tip for those little legs, see how I used a strip of paper to get the legs. I left that entire oval-ly shape on the legs, which I  added adhesive to and stuck on. I cut off  the gray ones.

Happy Stamping!



  1. Such a cute owl! I love those big eyes, and the diploma is fabulous!

  2. Very, very cute - what a great way to use the owl!

  3. Way to customize your owl! Great tips too :)

  4. Now that's one happy grad! So fun and cute, Sara. . .

  5. Cute card! Love the layout. TFS Hugs!!

  6. What a fun card! Thanks for including the construction details.

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