Thursday, August 23, 2012

Whooooo loves you?

Hi everyone - can't believe that a whole week has gone by and I haven't posted (naughty blog momma that I am.)  Today Kelleigh over at Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs is hosting a "Back to School" blog hop - the creative team has come up with some cute projects so I hope you are able to take a peek (and there is a chance to win a prize!)

I have been so busy with life in general and getting my youngest daughter packed up and ready to go back to university I didn't think I had time to make a project for the blog hop.  As my daughters are both at university I wasn't really sure I could do this theme justice - WRONG.  Although my girls are that much older, they still appreciate a 'little something' to send them on their way back to their studies.  This is what I came up with.

Both of these files are available in Kelleigh's store here.  I just love the owl card - isn't he adorable?

He is so simple to put together (love that.)  I ran his 'chest' and 'wings' through an embossing folder, and used googly eyes instead of the paper pieces from the template. You can find the owl template here.

Here is the inside - I created the sentiment using the Amy Chomas pen holder on my Cameo.

Let's take a closer look at the gable box.

The paper I used for this file I actually printed myself on my wide format printer, it is a pattern available in the Silhouette online store (designed by Lori Whitlock.)  The only change I made to the file was to cut a hole in one of the sides (1 3/4" in diameter) to accommodate one of the sweet treat cups from Stampin' Up - this acts as a little 'peep-hole' so that you can check out exactly what is inside.

I also added a little tag with a gold ball chain fastener to the top of the box.

The file for the gable box is available here - did I mention that it is on sale?

Thanks for stopping by today and looking at my project, I hope you will hop on over to Kelleigh's Blog, to see what she has going on and maybe even win a prize.



  1. Gorgeous! I can't believe you came up with this so quickly!! I added you to the hop, because this is just TOO GOOD to miss!

  2. How cute! That paper is a perfect match for the owl card.

  3. Hooty Cute! Love the way you have used the cup from stampin up. TFS

  4. Darling! I just really enjoy the popular owl theme these days because it brings back sweet memories of one of my grandmas who also loved owls.

  5. Very, very cute. I love the owl theme and the card. I love the peek-a-boo!


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