Saturday, May 26, 2018

Welcome Owl Baby

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog on this Memorial Day weekend.
It's always considered the official start of summer. My hubby has already been working in his yard and gardens. He has everything looking so nice and now it's just waiting for the perennials to start blooming. There are different flowers for early and late spring as well as early and late summer. I enjoy going out and cutting them for bouquets.
We have no plans for this weekend. My Mother-in-law is coming to spend the day with us. She has moved in with my sister-in-law and although things are going smoothly, they both need a break from each other. So I wanted to get this post done and some other things before she comes over later this morning.
This card I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I used this sweet Mama Owl and Baby that was actually part of the Mother's Day release to welcome a new baby. I like to have some of these type of cards on hand for either a baby shower or to send out to congratulate on a new birth. So let's get started with some details on how I created my project.

Step 1: I started by picking my card colors this week. I wanted to use some soft baby boy colors. So I chose coastal cabana, brown sugar (soft brown), and a designer paper that has both of these colors for the card base.  I also had some of the coastal cabana twine that I decided to use. Thought it would fit well with these owl images. Twine and dotted paper - I like the combo for a baby boy
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Brown Sugar Panel: 4" 1/8" x 5 3/8"
designer Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/4"

 Step 2: Cut my Mama & Baby owl. For baby, I used the coastal cabana cardstock and sponged his wings with the same ink for a bit of color variation. Mama was cut in a cantaloupe shade and her wings and eyes are cut in coral cardstock.  They are so, so cute. I just love how they turned out.
 Step 3: Stamped my welcome baby sentiment on white cardstock that was cut with the 3rd largest pierced rectangle die.
 I layered that onto another rectangle cut with the coastal cabana cardstock.  Added a branch for the owls to perch on. It's from the stitched honey bees set.
 Step 4: Added the blue twine to the background panel and attached to card base.
 I used mounting tape to attach the image panel. I wanted it lifted somewhat from the twine. I dimensional adhesive only on the top and bottom of the panel.  No need for the dimension where the panel sits on the twine, since that's already raised.
I finished off this week's card by adding a few hearts cut from the Coastal Cabana cardstock.
Well, that's my card for today. So until next time...…..God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafting with Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2.  PolkaDoodles has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Cute Card Thursday has a little boy blue challenge. I thought my baby boy card fit.


  1. Adorable card Mary! I love the colors you used and that die cut is wonderful. VERY VERY pretty!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I love this card. So cute, and the papers and colours are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us in our week 21 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Hayley x



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