Here’s looking at you kid!

“Owl’ll” be letting you know how I made this owl family:

???????????????????????????????This is Mr. and Mrs. Owl.  I received a swap at convention and added some layers and more colorful designer paper.  Then while making up the four I had left from our downline meeting and my Friday Hostess club I decided to see what else I could do with them.  Ta Da!  Eyelashes for the Mrs. using my new fringe scissors and a mustache  for the Mr. using my mustache framelit.  She looks like a deer in the headlights at a Stampin’ Up! sale and he is saying heavens to Betsy I didn’t think you had room for more!  (I’m sure he’s also saying, but Dear if it makes you happy and keeps you sane go ahead and get it!)

Here are their children:???????????????????????????????I thought I would play around with the placement of the eyes.  You can “see” that they take on a completely different look.  The one on the left is staring at the other one who just looks confused.  Maybe not confused but trying to bring everything into focus!

So, here is what I used in making this adorable family:

  • card base is tangelo twist cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Daffodil delight is the next layer cut 5 1/4 x 4
  • Designer paper from the Sweet Taffy collection cut 5 x 3 3/4
  • The large eyes are tempting turquoise cut with a circle framelit
  • The daffodil delight part of the eyes are punched with a 1 1/4″ circle punch
  • The whisper white portion of the eye is punched with 1″ circle punch
  • The iris of the eye is 1/2″ circle punch of blackberry bliss cardstock
  • The beak is tangelo twist punched out with our petite pennants builder punch
  • The mustache and the eyelashes are black cardstock.
  • I rounded the top corners of all layers including the card base with our new Project Life corner rounder.
  • I used a white gel pen to add a little twinkle in the irises.

That’s about it!  They are really easy and fun to make.  I think this would be a great project for children, although, I must say my stampers all enjoyed making them also!

Note on the tempting turquoise portion of the eyes, I found that I needed to cut two of the circles.  Cutting a circle in half just didn’t work for me!  When I placed them where I wanted them it was a little more than 1/2 a circle.  You could always use the portion you cut away on another project!

I have this months Monday night Hostess Club meeting tonight.   Here is one of the cards we will be creating this month:???????????????????????????????This card uses a stamp from the photopolymer stamp set Bordering Blooms, on page 162 of the annual catalog at the bottom of the dsp.  The flower is stamped in melon mambo on pink pirouette cardstock.  The flower is from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set on page 158 and pairs up with the Fun Flower punch on page 219.  I know that a lot of stampers are going for all the sets with the framelits, and let me be honest, I am also.  However, sometimes it’s nice to just stamp and punch and not have to get up to go the Big Shot station.  (Yes, I guess when I am stamping alone, I could have the Big Shot right next to me, but then I’d never get any steps in each day!)  The designer paper used is from the Sweet Taffy collection.  The top half of the card is embossed with our Decorative Dots embossing folder.  The circle behind the flower is 2 3/4″ and cut out with a framelit.  Happy Healing comes from the  stamp set called And Many More.  (That’s a great set, lots of nice little verses.)

Did I miss anything?  Not sure, but the inks I used on this card were melon mambo,  old olive and pink pirouette.  (The pink pirouette was used on the flower center)

The ribbon is pink pirouette seam binding

Well that just about does it for me for today.  Hope you enjoyed the cards and the chatter!

Happy Stamping!



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