February 14, 2023


There are only a few weeks left of the annual Stampin' Up! promotion, Sale-A-Bration. Duriing this twice-a-year period, you can get freebies for every $50 or $100 purchase. 

One of the free items you can earn with a $50 purchase was a stamp set featuring these darling big-eyed owls, Adorable Owls, which can be found on page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

I had recently found some cute square vellum doilies on the Clearance Rack (I just checked to see if they're still available. Unfortunately, they aren't. So hopefully you picked up a pack when you could get them!) I thought our little owl buddy would look good perched on top of one of the doilies.

The cool thing I discovered with these doilies is when placed upon a color, 
such as this Poppy Parade cardstock, it looks more pink rather than vellum color.

I wanted to keep the owl fairly simple, so just used Stampin' Blends 
to color in his huge eyes and his red bowtie.

Following is a tutorial on how to recreate this card:

White cardstock
Poppy Parade cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stampin' Blends in Light Tahitian Tide and Light Poppy Parade

Adorable Owls stamp set

Die cutting/embossing machine
Love die
Script embossing folder
Square Vellum Doilies
From My Heart Frosted Gems
Stampin' Dimensionals

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

Cut Poppy Parade cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4", and use any embossing folder just to add some interesting texture to it. I happened to use a Script embossing folder. Once this piece is embossed, add it to the white card base.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the owl with bowtie in Memento Tuxedo Black In. Color him in as you like. After he is colored, fussy cut the owl, leaving a narrow margin of white.

Add a square vellum doily with even margins at the top and sides to the red piece, using adhesive only in the center, since this will be covered by the owl. Attach the owl to the center of the doily with Stampin' Dimensionals.

From white cardstock, die cut the word "love" or any other word you prefer. Add the word to the bottom of the card.

To finish, scatter a few gems here and there on the background.

This card can be used for a Valentine or any other occasion on which you wish to send someone a little love.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller -



  1. What an adorable owl. One of my favourite species.


  2. Would definitely make an adorable Valentine! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! Hope your Valentine's Day was great!

  3. That's cute! Nice work, as always.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/02/spring-is-here.html

  4. What a cutie! You are so creative with your cards. Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday!

  5. What a sweet little owl. This card would be a real keepsake for the recipient. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 54.