Thursday, June 24, 2021

Owlsome Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess for the month which is Kelly Santi.

Apparently June 20th is National Eagle Day in the USA so let’s celebrate this national symbol. It’s a time set aside raise awareness about the bald eagle and to preserve the bird's natural habitat. Please use an eagle (or bird) on your card/project to celebrate this winged treasure

One thing my stash is missing is Eagles, so I decided to use my favorite time of bird ... the owl to create my card. My daughter's had recently given me owl stamps for Mother's Day so it was a good opportunity to use those.

As you can see I created a Slimline Pop-up card using Paper Rose Studio's Slimline Portrait Scene die. All the various layers you see on this card all cut separately, so it is easy to color the various different layers however you want.

To decorate my card I used the owl stamps from Uniquely Creative's Little Hoot stamp set and the flowers and "owlsome" sentiment from their Owl Family stamp set.

I layered the flowers over the grass tuffs of the slimline die, as they looked a little like flower stems.

The remainder of the sentiment at the top of the card is from a Honey Bee Stamps stamp set.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. As you can see I created a double pop-up for this card. I added the "Happy Birthday" sentiments which is from Altenew's Birthday Builder stamp set and added an owl under each part of the sentiment.

I added one of the borders from's Slim Borders die set to each of the edges of the card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



MiamiKel said...

OMGosh Frances, you make the cutest cards in the history of cute cards! Love this :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Love these fun owls doing the happy dance for someone special's birthday!! How adorable!!

Liz Williams said...

Such a perfect "Frances" card. I had a friend named Frances that made the most wonderful cakes that we referred to them as "Frances" cakes, and you my friend make the most awesome of cards so I do refer to them as "Frances" cards. So unique and always so full of fun and clever folds and surprises.

Lois said...

Well, we all knew what bird you would put on your card today, Frances. The inside is just as special as the front -- love how you used the Katherine Label

Karen Aicken said...

Very cute card ... I wouldn't have much in the way of eagles either! Love the owls.