Stampin’ Up! Owl Card – Tutorial #566

Hello There,

The chill is in the air here in Ohio for sure.  We are suppose to see single digit temps in the next few days, burrrrrrrr.   This card should warm someone up though, at least their heart, right?

I made 30 of these and the Stampin’ Up! owl punch made quick work of it.   One thing about the owl punch that I don’t show here is that you can really customize your owl.  I’ve seen the owls created with designer paper and they are super cute.  I’m sure there are so many combinations of colors and DSP that you would never get tired of using this little guy.


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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Take Care (item #126312) and Netting background stamp (item#122655)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Cajun Craze

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponges, ruler, Stampin’ Up! Owl Builder Punch (item #118074), Piercing tools, Soft Suede and Basic Black markers


Punched the pieces for the owl using the Owl Builder punch.  As you see I am making many of these cards today.   I punched the large circle for the eye and the chest piece using Whisper White card stock, the owl in both Cajun Craze and Lucky Limeade, the medium circle using Basic Black card stock and the heart using Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I wanted a design on the chest piece so I inked up my Netting background stamp and put the chest pieces on it and then put a piece of scrap paper over the stamp and rubbed gentle.   I did half of the pieces using Cajun Craze ink and half of them with Lucky Limeade ink.   I then sponged the edges with the same color they were stamp in.

For the sky, I used the direct to paper technique and quickly smeared the ink with the ink pad directly on the card stock.   The card stock is 3.5″ x 4.5″ Whisper White.  Every background you do with this method will look different.

Stamped the limb using Basic Black ink.

Using a ruler I added the swing seat using a Soft Suede Marker.  I drew it to be 2.75″ wide.

Removed the ruler and made the swing seat a bit thicker with the marker.


added the swing ropes using a ruler and a Basic Black marker.

Sponged Basic Black ink around the edge of the card stock and assembled the owls and adhered them to the card stock.  I tilted the owl on the right so it looks like it is snuggling up with the one on the left.

Added a 3.75″ x 5.25″ piece of Old Olive card stock and then pierced the right and left side of the Old Olive panel.

Added a Tempting Turquoise card base measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ folded in half.

Here is the finished card.

May your day be spent with someone you love.

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Until my next post. . . . . .



Weight loss in 2013:  6.6 lbs


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10 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Owl Card – Tutorial #566

  1. ahhh! so cute! and congratulations on your weight lose too!

  2. Darling card! Love the background! And the owls are sooo cute! :)

  3. I love, love, love this card Michelle!! It is so stinkin’ cute and the colors are awesome — I wish I had a fourth of your talent!!!

  4. #566? Wow!!!! That’s a ton of work. You rock girlfriend! Love this card. It’s too cute. 😀

  5. Susan Mac Donald

    Oh, Michelle….your card is so loveable & warm feeling when I look at it! May you stay safe, warm & loved by those w/you!!

  6. WOW! So cute card. Love it

  7. Tooooo cute. I just love this owl punch!!

  8. Thank you for the pat on the back ladies!

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