Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Owlidays

I love owls and I couldn't resist the Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.  When I first got it I had quite a lot of ideas to decorate the tag and bag to hold small gifts for kids.  But the more I think about it, the more I think that it is just as good to hold gifts for adults.

The stamp set is super adorable.  I love the two birds and the owl!  It also has an image of a Christmas hat, so darling cute.  All the images are outline images, so I can play coloring and of course, kids can play coloring too!  The sentiments are all super cute too.  Don't you just love "Happy Owlidays"?  For today's card, I've put the owl inside the wreath and stamped "Happy Owlidays" inside the banner:

It is a very simple one layer card.  If you need to mass produce Christmas cards, this one can serve as a quick and easy sample.  I just stamped the wreath in black and the owl in brown, then used the water color pencils to color the two.  I stamped the sentiment in Olive and the banner in New England Ivy, poked two holes on the card to thread through the hemp, tied a bow, it's done.

I love coloring so I took my time to color the leaves in four shades of green (all of them in the water color pencil set), but it you are in a hurry, just use one, or two shade, or have you kid color for you.  Hehehe~~

I love how simple it is yet it is festive!

My card is entering the following challenges:
1.  Color My Heart Color Dare - Black, White, and Green
2.  Rhedd & Rosies - Anything Goes
3.  Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
4.  Challenges and Candies - CAS
5.  Card Crafters Circle - Cute cards
6.  Polka Doodle - Anything Goes Christmas
7.  Addicted to CAS - one layer
8.  Festive Friday - wreath

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Adorable! I'm not a big fan of owls, but this guy is so cute. Love that wreath, too! Thanks for linking up with us at Color My Heart.

  2. What a beautiful card you made!
    Thanks for playing with us at "Izazovi i Sladkiši" this week.
    Be sure to stop by on November,7 for our BLOG HOP!!!
    Hugs, Andreja

  3. My fave....... Owls thank you for joining in with us at polkadoodles

  4. LOVE the cool colour scheme of your wreath! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  5. I love owls too! This is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the
    Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Love the frame for this cute owl . Beautiful CAS card .Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

  7. This is a lovely cas card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  8. Hi Joyce. Adorable! I love your owl and how he's perched inside the wreath - so cute! Great details with the banner sentiment and the twine hanger / bow. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

  9. Another owl sramp I'll have to buy! So cute. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie's challenge blog.
    Fiona x

  10. Just adorable, Joyce! The owl is gorgeous within the wreath! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  11. Wonderful card, fab sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  12. What a super cute owl Joyce. Love the wreath. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  13. Love the CAS of this card! Great job and I love how you used the stamp set from the gift bag kit. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart.

  14. Oh Joyce this is such a sweet card - and beautifully coloured too!
    GDT Challenges and candies

  15. Super cute, Joyce! I love that twine! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart!


  16. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers, Lynne DT xxx

  17. The owl is adorable, as is your sentiment, and I love the colours you used! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Festive Friday!

  18. I love all the different greens you used to color in your wreath. It gives it so much dimension! Thanks for taking the Color Dare this week.