Monday, March 5, 2012


My best friend had her baby on the first of March and of course I paid her a visit at the hospital! She loves owls so, along with a very cute owl toboggan (which wasn't ready yet) made by another friend of mine, I brought this as a welcoming gift and card to the hospital.  I brought a picture of the toboggan for her to see.  She was thrilled!

I saw a printed owl card online one day and I saved it because I thought that maybe I could make one with the same general principle in mind. The fold, I saw on yet again. She has been going through a card of folding book lately and has had some really cool folds for homemade cards. This was one of them. The card base is a piece of paper that is 4 1/4x11. You then lay the paper horizontally on a score board and you score at 2 1/2 and at 7 1/2. So, after I had seen the printed owl card and then saw this fold, I knew what I would do....I would merge the two cards and make a really cute owl card! And---it was perfect timing for my friend's baby to come! :)

I covered the top and bottom flap with patterned paper. The top flap is 4 1/4x2 1/2 and the top flap is 4 1/4x3 1/2. The beak is just a large triangle that is inked around the edges. The eyes are made out of a 2 1/2 inch diameter circle, a 2 inch diameter circle and a 1 inch diameter circle. I inked the edges of the large eye circle, made dashes around the green circles and put little white lines in the blue circles of the eyes. I rounded the corners of the bottom flap and then cut a half oval out of the top flap to give the appearance of the ears of an owl. I used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut the oval out of the top flap. You have to leave enough on each side of the cut out area to keep the card flap attached. You then attach the bow and you can call it done and very, very cute!

Have a great day and remember it is always homemade!


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