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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Animal Stories Birthday Owls

Hi everyone!
I got the idea for this from the IB&C (Idea Book and Catalog). Isn't it sweet? I changed the color, the leaves, and a few other things too but I think it turned out okay. This is for my son's God daughter who is turning three this fall. (I hope I remember where I put this card when the time comes!) When you make something this early it's easy to lose it!

I used Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz. I cut the leaves with the Little Leaves Sizzlit and my Big Shot. The hearts were created by stamping the owl from Animal Stories in poppy, blush and pear, then using the small heart in the Heart to Heart punch.

The Very Vanilla Circle was cut with the Circle Scissor Plus and trimmed. The number three was a die cut I made using the Go Go Boots Alphabet and the Big Shot. The Designer Series Paper was from the hostess In Color Paper Pack for Level I. I adhered that to the front of the card which was 3x6, which means I had enough DSP to make two cards.

The sentiment is from On Your Birthday and stamped in Chocolate Chip.

The card was a little fussy but fun to make. I love having all the options the Big Shot die cut machine gives you. I use so many more of my scraps, especially with the alphabet or smaller flowers. Overall, a fantastic tool for me. I'm doing more scrapbooking because it makes it so easy!

That's it for me today. You have a fantastic day! If you want to see how I used the Sissix to organize my pantry jump over to my other blog, Life on the Exceptional Side. It's super organized! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Much love and joy,



  1. This is too cute! Love the different colored hearts

  2. Karen,

    This is great! I can't imagine making a card so far in advance. Most of mine get made a day or two before I need them, if not the same day!

  3. The above comment was from me, I was logged on to my sister's gmail account. I'm sure she'd love this card too though!

  4. Adorable card, Karen and so perfect for a 3-year-old girl. I hope that you don't lose it. I have done that before. Once while cleaning out the basement, I found a bag of very old Christmas cards that we bought for our parents and then lost before delivering them. At least they were store bought! :-)