Wednesday’s Card: Owl Locking Card

Owl Locking Card
Owl Locking Card
Owl Locking Card
Owl Locking Card

Hi All!

I felt like it was about time to break out my owl punch again for something fun. I can’t believe I ever doubted buying this punch! The recipient of the card twists the owl so that it fits within the rectangular box and opens the card. The turning mechanism is really quite simple – a brad between two glued owls.

I also used a new product from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog called “Core’dinations” cardstock. The inside of the paper (the “core”) is a different color, so when you sand it, a new color appears. Hardly new – just new to Stampin’ Up!. That’s how I created the tree grain.

Oh! I also used something called Sparkly Fluff on the owl belly and the wings of the owl inside. It’s flock with sparkle in it. I tried it using glue and also using tape runner. The tape runner gave the fluff a more even application. The glue made it sort of lumpy. In the video I used glue but then redid it with tape runner after the video (which is what is show in the pic above).

Enjoy and have a great week!!


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  1. Katia Machado says:

    So cute!
    I love your ideas!

  2. unbelievable, you never cease to amaze me. the card is absolutely adorable and so unique. Great job!!!!

  3. Whoo-whoo!!! Delightful card! 😀

  4. I love it Darlene!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs from Spain

  5. I have emailed you an offer that I think will be beneficial to us both! I LOVE your work, and hope to hear from you soon!!
    Lisa Tedder

  6. that is just plain cool!

  7. That is one seriously cute owl! And really simple but effective cards to use him/her on 🙂

  8. what a neat card! how fun to receive this cuteness! thanks for the neat ideas you send our way!

  9. Way too cute Darlene! Interactive cards are so much fun.

  10. That’s a smart design!

  11. What a fun card! Love it!

  12. WOW!! Darlene! Absolutely love this card! I always visit your blog to see what interesting projects/techniques you have. Love your videos too – clean and to the point! I’m a lover of interactive cards and I get so much inspiration when I see your projects! Love it!

  13. Very clever – love it! Thanks.

  14. Donna Crary says:

    Oh my goodness, this is so stinkin’ cute!!! What a clever idea with so many possibilities. I love how your videos are detailed but never boring!

  15. Oh that is so cute! Love this idea and love your videos.

  16. So cute Darlene, thanks again for a card that brings a smile. Your videos are perfect, explains everything with out going on to much. Great package.

  17. Can you say adorable? You’re so clever. I love this owl.

  18. Super cute, Darlene!! Love that Owl Punch, you can really do lots of things dressing this little guy up!! Thank you for another fantastic video.

  19. What a very clever idea and cute card. I’m a glitter, microbead, and Flower Soft junkie, but I’ve ever seen Sparkly Fluff. I can’t wait to add it to my stash.

  20. This is so adorable!! Such a cute idea and the owl is so cute how you did it up with the turning lock. I always enjoy your projects, Awesome work. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Cute!! Thanks for the tip about the fluff. I have several colors but I’m never happy with the results. Thanks for the video too!

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