Thursday, February 21, 2013

Owl Always Love You . . .

 . . . was the first thought that came to mind when I saw this adorable Open Owl (LG751) stencil.  He is soooo cute!
This stencil lends itself to a variety of techniques, so I started off with paper piecing. 

Open Owl Stencil
Patterned paper of your choice
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holly Branch die
Wiggle eyes, brads or buttons
Sentiment of your choice

Here's what to do:
Trace the owl on card stock and set aside.  Assemble patterned paper and trace the various parts of the owl on the back of the paper, keeping the front of the stencil (the side with the stencil number and copyright information) face down.  Cut out just outside the line.  If your owl is wearing a vest, cut a second body from contrasting paper and trim away the top and bottom.  Adhere cut pieces to card stock and cut out.  Add buttons or brads and wiggle eyes.

Die cut branch.  Stamp sentiment.  Adhere to patterned background paper and you're done! 

Check out the rest of the Dream Team blogs to see what crafty goodness they've cooked up for you.  And, there's still a week left to submit your project for this month's challenge.  You can find more information here and then get busy!  We can't wait to see your interpretation of this month's challenge. 
Liz Martin (you're here)
And don't forget . . . there's a Design Team call going on.  If Dreamweaver Stencils are front and center in your mind as they are in mine, now's the time to submit your application.   Get all the details here (click on the Design Team Call 2013 under the banner).
Happy crafting,


  1. Absolutely adorable! The vest is so cute!

  2. A fun owl card. I like how you used the various papers to make the card. Nice!

  3. Oh he is so cute. Love the paper combos and eyes.

  4. Me like! Love the papers and the way this is put together.

  5. What a clever card! Love the vest and heart-shaped buttons.