Thursday, June 5, 2014


Some cards for my upcoming "For The Birds" classes.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Owl in the Hollow Log card

 Here's a cute way to use your Whimsical Owl stamp.


Cardstock –
    Dark brown folded card 5 ½” x 4 ¼”
    Cream color card liner 5 ¼” x 4”
    Cream color panel to stamp on 2 ¾” x 5 ¼”
    Light brown scored panel 5 ½” x 4” scored at ½” on left and right as shown
    Hollow log template (print on light brown cardstock)
    Dark green for punching out leaves
Dark brown dye ink pad or StazOn inkpad as shown
Cream color pencil
Additional colored pencils or whatever coloring medium you like
Leaf punch
MSRS Whimsical Owl stamp


Print out the log template onto light brown cardstock. (Note: the size of the template may print differently than the size shown on the supply list depending on your printer. Resize the template or adjust the size of the card to fit the template.)

Use the brown ink pad to streak the log template as shown. Add some highlights with the cream colored pencil. Cut the left and right sections of the hollow log out with scissors.

Glue or tape the two sections of the hollow log onto the ½” tabs on either side your scored panel as shown.

Stamp the Whimsical Owl with the brown ink onto the 2 ¾” x 5 ¼” panel. Color the owl with colored pencils or whatever coloring medium you like. (Note: the two samples shown are both colored with the same palette of pencils, one lightly colored and the other deeply colored with shadowing added for depth.

Attach the colored owl panel to the center of the scored panel and fold the two halved of the hollow log down over the owl.

Determine where you want to put the leaves and glue them in place on the undersides of log as shown. (Note: the idea is to partially obscure the owl from view.)

Attach the completed piece to the center of the folded card. Add the liner for writing your message. I’ll be using this as a birthday card with “Hoot & Holler – It’s you Birthday!” as the message.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Classic Cards for Men

For those of you who took my "Classic Cards for Men" class, here are some of the elements we used. Thanks for coming - enjoy!