Wednesday, 18 March 2009're a hoot

Good morning folks. Hope you all had a fab St Patrick's Day.

Today's card is a sample I made for Precious Scraps. Beverly sent the delicious papers (this card uses papers from the Bloom Paper kit) and I got very excited at the possibilities of double sided paper (you can tell I'm new to this!! Lol) I wanted to make a card that somehow utilized this so I cut little slits and folded them back to make the little 'starburst window'.

In the window I popped a paper-pieced owl (PTI stamp set - Wise Owl, thank you Alli Miles) and added a sentiment underneath. I coloured his eyes in with a white gel pen. I had fun with the sewing machine putting it together and stitched some flaps down and left others alone. I kinda liked how it turned out.

I am absolutely loving the colours in this kit!! All the papers in this card are from the kit and the cute little scallop border is a die cut - I didn't even have to cut that out - little tip tho - When you pop out your die cuts, take an emery board to the wee paper tufts that remain on the die cut - you probably all know that and are laughing up your sleeves at me being all newlyfangled...Lol.

Anyhow any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll update the post. And do stop by Beverly's place, you'll go far to find a nicer person to deal with.

Hope it tickles.


  1. What a fun little card! I love the image and the star! So cute!

  2. Wow, Claire!! That is very creative!! And we all can use tips--I hadn't thought of using an emery board. I'm sure there are others who haven't either. :)

  3. That is just the cutest card! I love all the stitching.

  4. GORGEOUS!! I love all of your goodies! I will be checking back again! (I am feeling a little intimidated now that I have to post mine after yours! LOL!)

    SUPER ARTWORK, girlie!

  5. Cute card! The star burst is so clever Claire! I love it!

  6. Claire this is so cute! Wise owl is one of my faves

  7. another sweetie!! I love birds and owls :) ♥

  8. love how you sewed some of the "petals"!! i'm sure a lot of people will do this now!! Thanks


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