January 24, 2023


January and February are Sale-A-Bration months with Stampin' Up! An exciting time that happens twice a year. Exciting because during this promotion customers have the opportunity to get freebies with a qualifying order! Yay! Who doesn't like free stamps, Designer Series Paper, etc.?

One of the products you can get for free with a $50 purchase is the really cute set called Adorable Owls. I do love any stamp that I can color in with my Stampin' Blends, and this set is one of them! So I'm in heaven!

My Adorable Owl all colored and fussy cut:

Read on for a tutorial on how to make this wonky birthday card featuring the bright blue-eyed Adorable Owl.

White cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Parakeet Party cardstock
Polka Dot Designer Series Paper

Adorable Owls stamp set (Sale-A-Bration brochure, page 4)
Many Messages stamp set

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Melon Mambo Ink
Stampin' Blends in: SU 1000, SU 600, Light Melon Mambo, Light Tahitian Tide, Dark Mango Melody,          Light Parakeet Party and Light Orchid Oasis

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Layering Ovals dies
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this card base, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. And to this, add a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of polka dot Designer Series Paper.

From Melon Mambo cardstock, die cut an oval that measures 3 1/2" x 2 5/8". Set at a wonky angle, add a 2 1/8" x 2 3/4" oval die cut from white cardstock..

Take a piece of Parakeet Party carstock and die cut another oval that measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". Inside that diecut oval place another die that measures 1 1/4" x 2 1/4", but not centered. We are capitalizing on wonkiness here. Cut out the center. Now the green oval should be a frame. Use pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the frame, once again at a wonky angle on top of the white oval.

In Melon Mambo ink, stamp the sentiment towards the right side of the green oval.

On white cardstock, stamp the owl with the party hat in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color him in as you with. See the Supplies list above for the Stampin' Blends colors I used in my sample. Fussy cut the owl, leaving no white border. With Stampin' Dimensionals, add the owl to the side of the sentiment. Add a couple coordinating sequins near the words.

Adhere this completed piece centered onto the card.

Please feel free to shoot me any questions about Sale-A-Bration!

There was a wise old owl who sat in a tree; 
the less he spoke the more he heard; 
the more he heard the less he spoke. 
Why can't we be like that wise old bird in the tree?
 - Paul Ricoeur -



  1. He is a cute little owl! I nearly picked that set out as my freebie but went back and added a few more things to my cart so I qualified for one of the more expensive ones too and went with the flowers.

    1. There's still next month! I'm always so sad to read that you are buying Stampin' Up! and I'm not your demonstrator! Enjoy the flowers.

  2. That truly IS adorable. Love this card!
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  3. Your card is adorable and I love that cute little owl! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

  4. This little owl looks so sweet! I love those big eyes! Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 51.

    1. I love that sweet owl too! Thank you for letting me link up with you each week!