Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We OWL look up to you!

I made a card today for the principal at our school.  She is retiring, and we will miss her!  I won this fun stamp set from Katie Koenig's blog and it's perfect for the occasion.  The stamp set is MoreOwls2Love from The Stamps of Life.  I was so pleased with the quality of the stamps.

I welded a label design with the scroll tree design on my Silhouette and cut it once in the pumpkin color, and once in white.  I flipped the white one.  I cut the inside of the label in white, stamped the owls, and then paper pieced them.  I paper pieced their eyes to look up at the principal owl.  I wrote out the sentiment with a brown Zig Writer marker.  The burgundy paper is from Sanylion, the Blue is from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies, the coral is from My Mind's Eye.  I had a mortar board with tassel on the large owl, but that really didn't look like our principal so I gave her some pearls - she's quite stylish!  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
This card is entered in the following challenges:

ColourQ challenge #134

Paper Play Challenges: '12 - Week 16 - Animal Antics

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes

Thanks for coming to look.  Hope you have a great day!
Kara Lynne


  1. Hi Kara~
    I'm new to your blog and also your newest follower...Wow love all your amazing work you do... just all so pretty and so inspiring..
    This owl card is so darn cute.... love it!
    Enjoy your day/evening my newest friend....

  2. I am hearing a Texan drawl from those owls lol. I lived in Fort Worth for a year, many, many years ago, so I know what one sounds like.
    Fabulous card Kara, love how the principal has a necklace, I'm sure she will love it
    Eileen x

  3. Adorable card, Kara - love all the little owls looking up at the big one - and her pearls!! Bet she loved this.

    Thanks for joining us this week on PaperPlay.

    Julie :o)

  4. How adorable! Love the idea and your execution is impeccable! What a great card to give from a group of people.

  5. Love the idea of this card and you have done it just superbly! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

  6. This is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE the die cut tree and those owls are too cute!!! What a neat idea!!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

  7. What a charming card, Kara Lynn!! I love the intricate look of the tree with this owl! Perfect sentiment , too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today~

  8. FABULOUS card! Great take on the colors too!
    Have a great week-end, hugs Karin

  9. Fun card, Kara, love the tree with all the owls, pearls a sweet touch! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  10. What a fabulous fun card,I love the owls and your design is lovely...Have a great weekend...
    Mandy x

  11. love your layered tree and the pearl necklace is fab! darling card, Kara!

  12. Those owls are so sweet. Great card.