Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Well, Owl'll Be Darned!

This was such a fun card to make for my great neighbor's birthday.  Believe me, he and his wife have been a huge blessing to us in the past month since my husband broke his heel bone and had to have surgery.  He has mowed our lawn several times, and I looked out the window one time to see her with the leaf blower blowing all of the grass off our driveway.  I pray God will bless them in return!
I am entering this card into the birthday challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - challenge no. 74.  You can check it out here.

Anyway, here are the details of his birthday card:

Size:  Approx. 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" -- I cut the shape using the sign feature on the Campin' Critter Cricut cartridge.  I think I cut it at 5 1/4", but to be honest, I just don't remember.  It could be that I cut it at 4 1/4". This feature is really cool.  There are some fun shapes on the sign feature on this cartridge that can be made into cards.
Card Stock:  Recollections and Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up Paper Shapers Punch.  I borrowed the sentiment from Jessie Adams on the Cricut messageboard -- thank you!!
Owl:  Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 3/4"
Branch:  Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
Label behind Owl:  Nestabilities
Sun:  1" circle punch
Green scallop behind label:  I used a scalloped oval punch, and cut the punch out in half and tucked it behind the label, just to add a little something.
Inside sentiment:  "Look who's having another birthday."

Thanks for looking, and I hope you like it.  Be inspired!


Lynn said...

LOVE this card! I think it's great that it's a little different for you, love the shape and the owl is super cute!

Kristy said...

SUPER cute!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Super cute card.. God is so good

Joy said...

Tammy this card is just too cute !! I love the shape and that owl is so funny!! Love the sentiment too!
xoxo Joy

Tanya said...

How cute is that little owl? I love this! I love the shape of your card and all the layers are great. And that little owl is just adorable, great card!

Sarah said...

Oh dear me...this is so stinkin' cute! Love the shape and I love the owl!

Maribel said...

Awesome card! I love all the layers you incorporated. Loving the owl too! TFS!

Jessica said...

How owl-some! :) I like the oval shape and your great sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

Fantabulous Cricut DT

Patty said...

Super cute! I won't be surprised if this is one of the top cards for this challenge! Great job!

Sabrina said...

Super adorable card! I love the sweet owl, so sweet!
Thanks for playing with us this week at FCCB!

Kate said...

What a great card - and such a fun sentiment, too!
Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut!
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Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

You are SO sweet Tammy....and most welcome for the yard work. You all are such a blessing to us and we want to help any way we can...anytime! I loved Randy's special card you made him and you know he did too. Your work is amazing with each new creation! Thank you again!