Hoot Hoot Hooray … it’s your birthday!

I was asked to make a birthday card with an owl on it for my mother-in-law to give to someone.  So after some thought, what better place to have an owl, than in a tree?

To create the tree look, I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder with my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

Here is the end result …

Owl Birthday copy

Isn’t the owl cute?  He was made using the Owl Builder Punch. There are so many possibilities with the Owl Punch and I seem to come across more and more each day.  Not only can you make owls, but penguins, aliens and so much more.

To make the owl pop out of the tree, I used the Paper – Piercing Tool to make a hole in the centre and then paper snips to cut in the four directions.  Using the Bone Folder, curl each of the corners back.  Attach the owl in the hole using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s a close up of the owl popping out of the tree …

Owl out of tree copy

Of course, I had to add the party hat!  After all, it is a birthday celebration.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and was attached with mini brads.

Happy Birthday Banner copy

Would you like to learn how to make this card or any other card?  Why not organise a party with a group of friends or family and I can show you all how easy it is to make cards that the recipient will want to keep for years to come.  Contact me today at stampinstrazds@gmail.com or phone 0408 448 426 so that we can book it in.

Happy Stamping


Products used:

  • Cardstock – Very Vanilla and Early Espresso
  • Ink Pad – Melon Mambo
  • Designer Series Paper – Venetian Romance
  • Stamp Set – Itty Bitty Banners
  • Embossing Folders – Woodgrain
  • Punch – Owl Builder
  • Tools – Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper-Piercing Tool
  • Embellishments – 1/8″ Mini Brads
  • Adhesives – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals

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