Holiday Card Workshop Day 1 HW – Owl I Want For Christmas Is You



Hey everyone! Today I’m here with a very late card for Day 1 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes.

The lesson for day 1 was the importance of not only the outside of the card, but also the inside. We were challenged to make a card with something on the inside.

Here is the outside of my card –

owl i want front


And here is the inside —

owl I want inside


I’ve always wanted to make a window card and never got it right since I didn’t have a die-cutting machine. Now that I have one, I thought it would be awesome to make a window card.

Let’s get to the card details —

I started card with some Neenah Dessert Storm card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To make the window, I used the the 4th smallest circle from the Sizzix Framelits cirlce die set. To make the frame, I used the a slightly larger scallop die from the Sizzix Framelits Cirlce Scallop die set. I cut the frame using patterned paper from the Noel collection from American Crafts. I also used a strip of the same patterned paper at the bottom.

For the inside of the card, I lined the entire panel with a snowflake printed pattern paper from the same Noel Collection from American Crafts. I stamped the owl from Lawn Fawn’s Winter Owl and the tree log from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the AC Chromatix markers to try (the operative word is try) to color and blend. I really want to learn how to blend alcohol markers and I really don’t think I’m any good. I will keep practicing until I get better. I paper pieced another patterned paper from the Noel collection to be the owl’s scarf. I placed both images on the inside of the card to align with the window so the image can be seen when the card is open or closed. For the sentiment, I used the sentiment the Winter Owl set and selectively stamped with Cottage Ivy and Rhubarb Stalk inks from Memento. I stamped it on the Sizzix scallop oval from the Sizzix and Doodlebug Borders set. I braided Lawn Fawn’s Peppermint twine and adhered the sentiment panel on top. To finish the card, I distressed the scallop oval with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink and rounded the corners.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

Pattern Play Day 1 HW – Happy Birthday

PP_participantI decided to join an Online Card Class that deals with pattern paper. I love pattern paper and have too much but I really don’t know how to use it or make it work in my cards. So, I was really excited to be a part of this class.

For Day 1, Kristina and Jennifer talked about how they make pattern paper work for them. Kristina in particular, said she goes by this formula – Large/Medium+Small+Solid. And with that in mind, I came up with this card.

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I used 3 patterned papers from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty 12×12 pad.  I chose three complementing patterns that I thought fit Kristina’s equation. I used a brown card base from The Paper Studio and to that, I adhered the 2 patterns on the card. Then I used the pattern paper that was considered as the “solid” one and stamped my sentiment on it using ColorBox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan. I used the Happy Birthday greeting from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments. I then accented the sentiment strip with one of the glitter stickers from Martha Stewart. To finish the card, I drew white dash lines and rounded my corners.