Adorable Owls Baby Card PP627

by Joanne James12. February 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a fresh colour challenge for us to work with:


I thought these colours were perfect for a card to welcome a new baby so I grabbed Linda's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches and my 'Adorable Owls' stamp set and set to work. I This is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I added a piece of Balmy Blue Country Gingham to the lower portion of my cardfront, then added a horizontal panel of clouds cut using the Basic Borders Dies. I stamped and coloured two owls in the challenge colours with my Stampin' Blends, then fussy cut them out. I sat my baby owl on her own cloud, courtesy of the Give It A Whirl Dies, popped up on dimensionals, then added my second owl. My baby owl has a pink bow since Rebecca's piano teacher has just become a father to a beautiful daughter named Harriet, so this card will be winging its way to him to congratulate the family on their new arrival. My heat-embossed sentiment is from the 'Charming Sentiments' bundle, which I diecut with the co-ordinating dies: 

These sentiments come in two halves - I used the second one on the inside of my card:

'Adorable Owls' is such a cute stamp set and even better because it's free with a £45 order during Sale-A-Bration which runs until the end of the month - got to love a free stamp set, right?!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


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Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
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Enjoy your day; the James Juniors are on half term this week, so this will be a week of exam revision mixed with a little R&R before getting back to it. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Stephanie Lanzalotrtro
Stephanie LanzalotrtroUnited States
2/12/2023 1:36:22 PM #

You are so right about the colors being perfect for welcoming babies. I love those swet little owls, and you have ysed them beautifully here. The look wonderful floating in the clouds above the plaid sky. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog for my musical Thank You. I lost my sister recently, and three dear friends.played and sang an incredibly beautiful and perfect song at her funeral. It was so special,a nd deserved a special thank you.

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
2/13/2023 6:18:20 PM #

Your blue eyed owls are adorable and so perfect for a baby card! They are cute but not as crafty as you are Smile  Love how you did the clouds!  Sweet card!  Thanks for making my sketch look great!

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
2/14/2023 2:35:24 AM #

This is just delightful, Joanne! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
2/14/2023 3:00:28 AM #

This is such a sweet card!  I just love those two adorable owls and love the border of clouds!  Looks perfect with the gingham paper!   Perfect to welcome a new bundle of joy! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/14/2023 2:46:24 PM #

Super duper cute...perfect for the sketch AND for an adorable baby card!  Your little owls look way better than they would if I tried to color them, LOL!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/15/2023 12:42:04 AM #

Absolutely adorable, Joanne! This is such a sweet design for a baby card. What a perfect coloring job on these cute owls! The cloud borders and the gingham paper are great choices. Have a wonderful week!

jaydeeUnited States
2/17/2023 4:11:41 PM #

Joanne, this is absolutely precious!  Your card made me go "awwwww"!  Any new parents would love to receive this.  I love your little owls nestled amongst the clouds.  Just fabulous

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
2/17/2023 4:23:42 PM #

The cutest of cards, Joanne - and a great tie-in with your own blog logo! Your coloring is perfect, and I love the simplicity of your layout. Those stitched die clouds are a perfect background for your little owls. Did I say 'perfect' too often? Don't think so!  
Xoxo, Fran

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/18/2023 6:30:16 AM #

Whooo loves the sweet owls? I sure do and your card is SO much fun. Those clouds are the perfect touch!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/20/2023 6:50:44 AM #

The soft pastels are great for a baby. The clouds are magic and make the owls seem almost angelic. What a clever idea.

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