Adorable Owls! ~ Happy Scrappy Card Tutorial


I just want to start this post with a little run down of how I decide how cards make it to this blog as a tutorial.

I use one day of the week to create what I call "random" cards. So on that day I sit down at my desk and I start the creative process usually with a particular product in mind. 
If I have a new stamp set or designer paper, then the creative process is likely going to include those products.

Being that Stampin' Up has just released a new mini catalogue plus Sale a-bration, that means there has recently been a lot of new product and there has been tons of new fun ideas in my head to pair with that.

After I have created a bulk bunch of cards, I choose what I like the most and then post those cards on Pinterest and see what they get for bites ( so to speak ). 

 I let the saved Pins tell me what cards people are liking.  After cards are posted I also receive emails asking for instructions for this card or that card. This then leads to a tutorial on this page for particular cards. 

So these cards have been extremely popular. 
The pins on Pinterest have completely sky rocketed... and I have to say I wasn't expecting that. 
I was really just playing around, sorta sampling the Dandy Designs paper. Which by the way ~ completely worth sampling!! 
And completely FREE to sample!! ~ That's right this paper pack is totally free with a $120 dollar purchase during Sale a-bration! You can find out all about that here. 

This paper is bright and colorful with amuzing patterns that one can't help but Love It!

Today's tutorial is for only 1 of the cards in the above photo and we will get to the others on a different day.

 The card layout is just playful and fun like the paper, so give it a try even if you don't have the paper yet! 
(but seriously ~ you have to get it!!)
Use paper and stamp images that you may already have and have some fun with it! 

Other products used in this tutorial:

Cardstock - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 
Scored @ 4 1/4

DSP 1 ~ 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 

DSP 2 ~ 3 x 4 
1/2 x 5 1/4 (decorative strips for card inside)

Basic White Cardstock ~ 2 x 2 3/4 
4 x 5 1/4  (card inside)

Cut & Score card pieces.
Attach DSP 1 layer kind of wonky on the card front.
Attach DSP 2 layer the opposite wonky on top of the first layer.
Stamp the small basic White cardstock piece with desired character or stamp.  Also stamp a greeting on this same piece.  Using dimensionals attach this layer a little wonky on the card front as well.  
  Add a bow tied from bakers twine to the card front as well a few coordinating rhinestones or gems. 
Use the remaining DSP strip to decorate the Basic White inside panel. Stamp a desired sentiment on this layer and attach to the card inside. 

That simple!! 

I hope this card inspires you to create something wonderful that brings you and your recipient happiness! 

As always I would love to see what you have created, so please send those photos to me here.

In the comments below please let me know which of the above cards you liked the best! 

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  1. I like the owl card with the trees in the background. I would like to know what DSP you used on it and colors. I've seen so many owl cards, but this one is really cute and would like to make it.

  2. Hi Sandy. The DSP used is Happy Forest Friends. That card base is a simple base cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Scored at 4 1/4. A piece of the Happy Forest Friends DSP cut at 4 x 5 1/4 on the card front. The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of Basic White, and the yellowish pattern DSP behind the sentiment is the the backside of one of the papers in the Happy Forest Friends. Then I just colored and fussy cut the cute little Owl from Adorable Owls. I hope this helped you.


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